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Lexicon :: Strong's G12 - abyssos

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ἄβυσσος
Transliteration
abyssos (Key)
Pronunciation
ab'-us-sos
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From ἄλφα (G1) (as a negative particle) and a variation of βυθός (G1037)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:9,2

Strong’s Definitions

ἄβυσσος ábyssos, ab'-us-sos; from G1 (as a negative particle) and a variation of G1037; depthless, i.e. (specially) (infernal) "abyss":—deep, (bottomless) pit.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's G12 in the following manner: bottomless pit (5x), deep (2x), bottomless (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's G12 in the following manner: bottomless pit (5x), deep (2x), bottomless (2x).
  1. bottomless

  2. unbounded

  3. the abyss

    1. the pit

    2. the immeasurable depth

    3. of Orcus, a very deep gulf or chasm in the lowest parts of the earth used as the common receptacle of the dead and especially as the abode of demons

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἄβυσσος ábyssos, ab'-us-sos; from G1 (as a negative particle) and a variation of G1037; depthless, i.e. (specially) (infernal) "abyss":—deep, (bottomless) pit.
STRONGS NT 12: ἄβυσσος
ἄβυσσος, in classic Greek an adjective, -ος, -ον, (from βυσσός equivalent to βυθός), bottomless (so perhaps in Wis. 10:19), unbounded (πλοῦτος ἄβυσσος, Aeschylus, the Sept. (931) 950). in the Scriptures ἄβυσσος (Sept. for תְּהום) namely, χώρα, the pit, the immeasurable depth, the abyss. Hence, of 'the deep' sea: Genesis 1:2; Genesis 7:11; Deuteronomy 8:7; Sir. 1:3 Sir. 16:18, etc.; of Orcus (a very deep gulf or chasm in the lowest parts of the earth: Psalm 70:21 (Ps. 71:20) ἐκ τῶν ἀβύσσων τῆς γῆς, Euripides, Phoen. 1632 (1605) ταρτάρου ἄβυσσα χάσματα, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 20, 5 ἀβύσσων ἀνεξιχνίαστα κλίματα, ibid. 59, 3 ἐπιβλέπων ἐν ταῖς ἀβύσσοις, of God; [Act. Thom. 32 τήν ἄβυσσον τοῦ ταρτάρου οἴκων, of the dragon]), both as the common receptacle of the dead, Romans 10:7, and especially as the abode of demons, Luke 8:31; Revelation 9:1; Revelation 9:11; Revelation 11:7; Revelation 17:8; Revelation 20:1, 3. Among secular authors used as a substantive only by Diogenes Laërtius 4 (5) 27 κατῆλθες εἰς μέλαιναν Πλουτέως ἄβυσσον. Cf. Knapp, Scripta var. Arg., p. 554f; [J. G. Müller, Philo's Lehre von der Weltschöpfung, p. 173f; B. D. American edition under the word Deep].
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
1:2; 7:11
Deuteronomy
8:7
Psalms
71:20
Luke
8:31
Romans
10:7
Revelation
9:1; 9:11; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1; 20:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G12 matches the Greek ἄβυσσος (abyssos),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:31 - And they were begging Him not to command them to go away into the abyss G12.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:7 - or ‘Who will descend into the abyss G12?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:1 - Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key to the shaft of the abyss G12 was given to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:2 - He opened the shaft of the abyss G12, and smoke ascended out of the shaft like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened from the smoke of the shaft.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:11 - They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss G12; his name in Hebrew is [fn]Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name [fn]Apollyon.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:7 - When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss G12 will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:8 - “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss G12 and [fn]go to destruction. And those who live on the earth, whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was, and is not, and will [fn]come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:1 - Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss G12 and a great chain [fn]in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:3 - and he threw him into the abyss G12 and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

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