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Lexicon :: Strong's G2342 - thērion

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thērion (Key)
Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Diminutive from the same as θήρα (G2339)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:133,333

Trench's Synonyms: lxxxi. ζῶον, θηρίον.

Strong’s Definitions

θηρίον thēríon, thay-ree'-on; diminutive from the same as G2339; a dangerous animal:—(venomous, wild) beast.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x

The KJV translates Strong's G2342 in the following manner: beast (42x), wild beast (3x), venomous beast (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x
The KJV translates Strong's G2342 in the following manner: beast (42x), wild beast (3x), venomous beast (1x).
  1. an animal

  2. a wild animal, wild beast, beast

  3. metaph. a brutal, bestial man, savage, ferocious

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
θηρίον thēríon, thay-ree'-on; diminutive from the same as G2339; a dangerous animal:—(venomous, wild) beast.
θηρίον, -ου, τό, (diminutive of θήρ; hence, a little beast, little animal; Plato, Theaet., p. 171 e.; of bees, Theocritus, 19, 6; but in usage it had almost always the force of its primitive; the later diminutive is θηρίδιον [cf. Epictetus diss. 2, 9, 6]); [from Homer down]; Sept. for חַיָה and בְּהֵמָה, an animal; a wild animal, wild beast, beast: properly, Mark 1:13; Acts 10:12 Rec.; Acts 11:6; 28:4f; Hebrews 12:20; [James 3:7]; Revelation 6:8; in Revelation 11:7 and Revelation 13-20, under the figurative of a 'beast' is depicted Antichrist, both his person and his kingdom and power, (see ἀντίχριστος); metaphorically, a brutal, bestial man, savage, ferocious, Titus 1:12 [colloquial, 'ugly dogs'], (so in Aristophanes eqq. 273; Plutarch, 439; nub. 184; [cf. Schmidt, chapter 70, 2; apparently never with allusion to the stupidity of beasts]; still other examples are given by Kypke, Observations, ii., p. 379; θηρία ἀνθρωπόμορφα, Ignatius Smyrn. 4, cf. ad Ephes. 7).
[Synonym: see ζῶον.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

10:12; 11:6; 28:4
6:8; 11:7; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2342 matches the Greek θηρίον (thērion),
which occurs 46 times in 38 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:13 - And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild G2342 beasts, G2342 and the angels were ministering to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:6 - and when I had fixed my gaze on it and was observing it [fn]I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild G2342 beasts G2342 and the [fn]crawling creatures and the birds of the [fn]air.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:4 - When the [fn]natives saw the creature G2342 hanging from his hand, they began saying to one another, “Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, [fn]justice has not allowed him to live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:5 - However he shook the creature G2342 off into the fire and suffered no harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:12 - One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, G2342 lazy gluttons.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:20 - For they could not bear the command, “IF EVEN A BEAST G2342 TOUCHES THE MOUNTAIN, IT WILL BE STONED.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:7 - For every [fn]species of beasts G2342 and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human [fn]race.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:8 - I looked, and behold, an [fn]ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with [fn]pestilence and by the wild G2342 beasts G2342 of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:7 - When they have finished their testimony, the beast G2342 that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:1 - And the dragon stood on the sand of the [fn]seashore. Then I saw a beast G2342 coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:2 - And the beast G2342 which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:3 - I saw one of his heads as if it had been [fn]slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; G2342
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:4 - they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; G2342 and they worshiped the beast, G2342 saying, “Who is like the beast, G2342 and who is able to wage war with him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:11 - Then I saw another beast G2342 coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:12 - He exercises all the authority of the first beast G2342 [fn]in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, G2342 whose fatal wound was healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:14 - And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform [fn]in the presence of the beast, G2342 telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast G2342 who *had the wound of the sword and has come to life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:15 - And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, G2342 so that the image of the beast G2342 would even [fn]speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast G2342 to be killed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:17 - and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast G2342 or the number of his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:18 - Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, G2342 for the number is that of a man; and his number is [fn]six hundred and sixty-six.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:9 - Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast G2342 and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:11 - “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast G2342 and his image, and [fn]whoever receives the mark of his name.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 15:2 - And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious [fn]over the beast G2342 and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:2 - So the first angel went and poured out his bowl [fn]on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the [fn]people who had the mark of the beast G2342 and who worshiped his image.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:10 - Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, G2342 and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues because of pain,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:13 - And I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast G2342 and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:3 - And he carried me away [fn]in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, G2342 full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:7 - And the angel said to me, “Why [fn]do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast G2342 that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:8 - “The beast G2342 that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and [fn]go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, G2342 that he was and is not and will come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:11 - “The beast G2342 which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:12 - “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the beast G2342 for one hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:13 - “These have one [fn]purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast. G2342
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:16 - “And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, G2342 these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:17 - “For God has put it in their hearts to execute His [fn]purpose [fn]by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, G2342 until the words of God will be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:2 - And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying,[fn]Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a [fn]prison of every unclean spirit, and a [fn]prison of every unclean and hateful bird.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:19 - And I saw the beast G2342 and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:20 - And the beast G2342 was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs [fn]in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast G2342 and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with [fn]brimstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:4 - Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of [fn]their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast G2342 or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:10 - And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and [fn]brimstone, where the beast G2342 and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
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