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Lexicon :: Strong's G2281 - thalassa

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thalassa (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably prolonged from ἅλς (G251)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

Trench's Synonyms: xiii. θάλασσα, πέλαγος.

Strong’s Definitions

θάλασσα thálassa, thal'-as-sah; probably prolonged from G251; the sea (genitive case or specially):—sea.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 92x

The KJV translates Strong's G2281 in the following manner: sea (92x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 92x
The KJV translates Strong's G2281 in the following manner: sea (92x).
  1. the sea

    1. used of the sea in general

    2. used specifically of the Mediterranean Sea or the Red Sea

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
θάλασσα thálassa, thal'-as-sah; probably prolonged from G251; the sea (genitive case or specially):—sea.
θάλασσα (cf. Buttmann, 7), θαλάσσης, (akin to ἅλς (better, allied to ταράσσω etc., from its tossing; cf. Vanicek, p. 303); the Sept. for יָם) (from Homer down), the sea; (on its distinction from πέλαγος see the latter word);
a. universally: Matthew 23:15; Mark 11:23; Luke 17:2, 6; Luke 21:25; Romans 9:27; 2 Corinthians 11:26; Hebrews 11:12; James 1:6; Jude 1:13; Revelation 7:1-3, etc.; ἐργάζεσθαι τήν θαλασσην (see ἐργάζομαι, 2 a.), Revelation 18:17; τό πέλαγος τῆς θαλάσσης (see πέλαγος, a.), Matthew 18:6; joined with γῆ and οὐρανός it forms a periphrasis for the whole world, Acts 4:24; Acts 14:15; Revelation 5:13; Revelation 10:6 (L WH brackets); Revelation 14:7 (Haggai 2:7; Psalm 145:6 (Ps. 146:6); Josephus, Antiquities 4, 3, 2; (contra Apion 2, 10, 1)); among the visions of the Apocalypse a glassy sea or sea of glass is spoken of; but what the writer symbolized by this is not quite clear: Revelation 4:6; Revelation 15:2.
b. specifically used (even without the article, cf. Winers Grammar, 121 (115); Buttmann, § 124, 8b.) of the Mediterranean Sea: Acts 10:6, 32; Acts 17:14; of the Red Sea (see ἐρυθρός), ἐρυθρᾷ θάλασσα, Acts 7:36; 1 Corinthians 10:1; Hebrews 11:29. By a usage foreign to native Greek writings (cf. Aristotle, meteor. 1, 13, p. 351a, 8 ὑπό τόν Καυκασον λίμνη ἥν καλοῦσιν οἱ ἐκεῖ θαλατταν, and Hesychius defines λίμνη: θάλασσα καί ὠκεανός) employed like the Hebrew יָם (e. g. Numbers 34:11), by Matthew, Mark, and John (nowhere by Luke) of the Lake of Γεννησαρέτ (which see): θάλασσα τῆς Γαλιλαίας, Matthew 4:18; Matthew 15:29; Mark 1:16; Mark 7:31 (similarly Lake Constance,derBodensee, is called mare Suebicum, the Suabian Sea); τῆς Τιβεριάδος, John 21:1; τῆς Γαλιλαίας τῆς Τιβεριάδος (on which twofold genitive cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 3 N. 3; (Buttmann, 400 (343))), John 6:1; more frequently simply θάλασσα: Matthew 4:15, 18; Matthew 8:24, 26f, 32; Matthew 13:1, etc.; Mark 2:13; Mark 3:7; Mark 4:1, 39; Mark 5:13, etc.; John 6:16-19, 22, 25; John 21:7. Cf. Furrer in Schenkel ii. 322ff; (see Γεννησαρέτ).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

145:6; 146:6
4:15; 4:18; 4:18; 8:24; 8:26; 8:32; 13:1; 15:29; 18:6; 23:15
1:16; 2:13; 3:7; 4:1; 4:39; 5:13; 7:31; 11:23
17:2; 17:6; 21:25
6:1; 6:16; 6:17; 6:18; 6:19; 6:22; 6:25; 21:1; 21:7
4:24; 7:36; 10:6; 10:32; 14:15; 17:14
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
11:12; 11:29
4:6; 5:13; 7:1; 7:2; 7:3; 10:6; 14:7; 15:2; 18:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2281 matches the Greek θάλασσα (thalassa),
which occurs 92 times in 83 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 4:15–Act 27:30)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:15 - The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, G2281 beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:18 - And Jesus, walking by the sea G2281 of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: G2281 for they were fishers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:24 - And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, G2281 insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:26 - And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; G2281 and there was a great calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:27 - But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea G2281 obey him!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:32 - And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, G2281 and perished in the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:1 - The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. G2281
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:47 - Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, G2281 and gathered of every kind:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:24 - But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, G2281 tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:25 - And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. G2281
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:26 - And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, G2281 they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:29 - And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea G2281 of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:27 - Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, G2281 and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:6 - But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. G2281
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:21 - Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; G2281 it shall be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:15 - Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea G2281 and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:16 - Now as he walked by the sea G2281 of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: G2281 for they were fishers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:13 - And he went forth again by the sea side; G2281 and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:7 - But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: G2281 and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:1 - And he began again to teach by the sea side: G2281 and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; G2281 and the whole multitude was by the sea G2281 on the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:39 - And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, G2281 Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea G2281 obey him?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:1 - And they came over unto the other side of the sea, G2281 into the country of the Gadarenes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:13 - And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, G2281 (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. G2281
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:21 - And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea. G2281
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:47 - And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, G2281 and he alone on the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:48 - And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, G2281 and would have passed by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:49 - But when they saw him walking upon the sea, G2281 they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:31 - And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea G2281 of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:42 - And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. G2281
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:23 - For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; G2281 and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:2 - It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, G2281 than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:6 - And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; G2281 and it should obey you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:25 - And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea G2281 and the waves roaring;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:1 - After these things Jesus went over the sea G2281 of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:16 - And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, G2281
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:17 - And entered into a ship, and went over the sea G2281 toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:18 - And the sea G2281 arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:19 - So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, G2281 and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:22 - The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea G2281 saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:25 - And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, G2281 they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:1 - After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea G2281 of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:7 - Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. G2281
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:24 - And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, G2281 and all that in them is:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:36 - He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, G2281 and in the wilderness forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:6 - He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: G2281 he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:32 - Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: G2281 who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:15 - And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, G2281 and all things that are therein:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:14 - And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: G2281 but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:30 - And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, G2281 under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

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