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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 91 times in 82 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 4:15–Act 27:38)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:18 -

Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea G2281 of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea G2281; for they were fishermen.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:24 - And behold, there arose [fn]a great storm on the sea G2281, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was sleeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:26 - And He *said to them, “Why are you so cowardly, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea G2281, and [fn]it became perfectly calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:27 - And the men marveled, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea G2281 obey Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:32 - And He said to them, “Go!” And coming out, they went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea G2281 and perished in the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:1 -

On that day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea G2281.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:47 -

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea G2281, and gathering fish of every kind;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:25 - And in the [fn]fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea G2281.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:26 - Now when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea G2281, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out [fn]in fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:29 -

And departing from there, Jesus went along by the Sea G2281 of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:27 - “However, so that we do not [fn]offend them, go to the sea G2281 and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a [fn]stater. Take that and give it to them for Me and you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:6 - but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a [fn]heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea G2281.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:21 - And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea G2281,’ it will happen.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:15 -

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea G2281 and land to make one [fn]proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of [fn]hell as yourselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:16 -

As He was going along by the Sea G2281 of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea G2281; for they were fishermen.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:13 -

And He went out again by the seashore G2281; and the entire crowd was coming to Him, and He was teaching them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:7 -

And Jesus withdrew to the sea G2281 with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and from Judea,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:1 -

And He began to teach again by the sea G2281. And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea G2281 and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea G2281 on the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:39 - And He woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea G2281, “Silence! Be still.” And the wind died down and [fn]it became [fn]perfectly calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they became [fn]very afraid and were saying to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea G2281 obey Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:1 -

Then they came to the other side of the sea G2281, into the region of the Gerasenes.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:13 - And Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea G2281, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea G2281.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:21 -

And when Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He [fn]stayed by the seashore G2281.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:47 -

And when it was evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea G2281, and He was alone on the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:48 - And seeing them [fn]straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the [fn]fourth watch of the night He *came to them, walking on the sea G2281; and He was intending to pass by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:49 - But when they saw Him walking on the sea G2281, they thought that it was a ghost, and cried out;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:31 -

And again He went out from the region of Tyre, and came through Sidon to the Sea G2281 of Galilee, within the region of the Decapolis.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:42 -

“And whoever causes one of these [fn]little ones who believe to stumble, it [fn]would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he [fn]had been cast into the sea G2281.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:23 - “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea G2281,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says [fn]is going to happen, it will be granted him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:2 - “It [fn]would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea G2281, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:6 - And the Lord said, “If you have faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea G2281’; and it would [fn]obey you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:25 -

“And there will be [fn]signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea G2281 and the waves,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:1 -

After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea G2281 of Galilee (or Tiberias).

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:16 -

Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea G2281,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:17 - and after getting into a boat, they began to cross the sea G2281 to Capernaum. It had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:18 - And the sea G2281 *was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:19 - Then, when they had rowed about [fn]twenty-five or thirty stadia, they *saw Jesus walking on the sea G2281 and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:22 -

On the next day, the crowd which stood on the other side of the sea G2281 saw that there was no other small boat there, except one, and that Jesus had not entered with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples had gone away alone.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:25 - And when they found Him on the other side of the sea G2281, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:1 -

After these things Jesus [fn]manifested Himself again to the disciples at the Sea G2281 of Tiberias, and He manifested Himself in this way.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:7 - Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved *said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his outer garment on (for he was stripped for work), and cast himself into the sea G2281.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:24 - And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Master, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA G2281, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:36 - “This man led them out, doing wonders and [fn]signs in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea G2281 and in the wilderness for forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:6 - he is lodging with a tanner named Simon, whose house is by the sea G2281.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:32 - ‘Therefore send to Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you; he is lodging at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea G2281.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:15 - and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, proclaiming the gospel to you that you should turn from these [fn]vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA G2281 AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:14 - Then immediately the brothers sent Paul out to go as far as the sea G2281; and Silas and Timothy remained there.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:30 - But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down the ship’s boat into the sea G2281, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:38 - And when they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea G2281.

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