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Lexicon :: Strong's G173 - akantha

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akantha (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from the same as ἀκμήν (G188)
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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.
STRONGS NT 173: ἄκανθα
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.
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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 - “You will [fn]know them by their fruits. [fn]Grapes are not gathered from thorn G173 bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:7 - “Others fell [fn]among the thorns G173, and the thorns G173 came up and choked them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:22 - “And the one sown with seed among the thorns G173, this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of the [fn]world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it [fn]becomes unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:29 - And after twisting together a crown of thorns G173, they put it on His head, and put a [fn]reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:7 - “Other seed fell among the thorns G173, and the thorns G173 came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:18 - “And others are the ones sown with seed among the thorns G173; these are the ones who have heard the word,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:44 - “For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not gather figs from thorns G173, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:7 - “Other seed fell among the thorns G173; and the thorns G173 grew up with it and choked it out.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:14 - “And the seed which fell among the thorns G173, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked by worries, riches, and pleasures of this life, and they bring no fruit to maturity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:2 - And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns G173 and placed it on His head, and put a purple [fn]cloak on Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:8 - but if it yields thorns G173 and thistles, it is worthless and [fn]close to being cursed, and [fn]it ends up being burned.

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