Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous Strongs NumberCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsRed Letter OnNext Strongs NumberRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's G173 - akantha

Choose a new font size and typeface
akantha (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from the same as ἀκμήν (G188)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

Strong’s Definitions

ἄκανθα ákantha, ak'-an-thah; probably from the same as G188; a thorn:—thorn.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's G173 in the following manner: thorns (14x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's G173 in the following manner: thorns (14x).
  1. thorn, bramble

  2. bush, brier, a thorny plant

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἄκανθα ákantha, ak'-an-thah; probably from the same as G188; a thorn:—thorn.
ἄκανθα, -ης, , (ἀκή a point [but see in ἀκμή)];
a. a thorn bramble-bush, brier: Matthew 7:16; Luke 6:44; Hebrews 6:8; εἰς τὰς ἀκάνθας i. e. among the seeds of thorns, Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:7 [L margin: ἐπί], 18 [Tdf. ἐπί]; Luke 8:14 (Luke 8:7 ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἀκανθῶν); ἐπὶ τὰς ἀκ., i. e. upon ground in which seeds of thorns were lying hidden, Matthew 13:7.
b. a thorny plant: στέφανον ἐξ ἀκανθῶν, Matthew 27:29; John 19:2 — for bare thorns might have caused delirium or even death; what species of plant is referred to, is not clear. Some boldly read ἀκάνθων, from ἄκανθος, acanthus, bear's foot; but the meaning of ἄκανθα is somewhat comprehensive even in secular writings cf. the classical Greek Lexicons under the word.
[On the "Crown of thorns" see BB. DD. under the word, and for references McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia.]
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

7:16; 13:7; 13:22; 27:29
4:7; 4:18
6:44; 8:7; 8:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G173 matches the Greek ἄκανθα (akantha),
which occurs 14 times in 11 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:16 - Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, G173 or figs of thistles?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:7 - And some fell among thorns; G173 and the thorns G173 sprung up, and choked them:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:22 - He also that received seed among the thorns G173 is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:29 - And when they had platted a crown of thorns, G173 they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:7 - And some fell among thorns, G173 and the thorns G173 grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:18 - And these are they which are sown among thorns; G173 such as hear the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:44 - For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns G173 men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:7 - And some fell among thorns; G173 and the thorns G173 sprang up with it, and choked it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:14 - And that which fell among thorns G173 are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:2 - And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, G173 and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:8 - But that which beareth thorns G173 and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search KJV

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization