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Lexicon :: Strong's G2347 - thlipsis

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thlipsis (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:139,334

Trench's Synonyms: lv. θλῖψις, στενοχωρία.

Strong’s Definitions

θλῖψις thlîpsis, thlip'-sis; from G2346; pressure (literally or figuratively):—afflicted(-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x

The KJV translates Strong's G2347 in the following manner: tribulation (21x), affliction (17x), trouble (3x), anguish (1x), persecution (1x), burdened (1x), to be afflicted (with G1519) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x
The KJV translates Strong's G2347 in the following manner: tribulation (21x), affliction (17x), trouble (3x), anguish (1x), persecution (1x), burdened (1x), to be afflicted (with G1519) (1x).
  1. a pressing, pressing together, pressure

  2. metaph. oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
θλῖψις thlîpsis, thlip'-sis; from G2346; pressure (literally or figuratively):—afflicted(-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.
θλῖψις, or θλῖψις (so L Tr) (cf. Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 e.; Lipsius, Grammat. Untersuch., p. 35), θλίψεως, (θλίβω), properly, a pressing, pressing together, pressure (Strabo, p. 52; Galen); in Biblical and ecclesiastical writings, a Greek metaphor, oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits; Vulg.tribulatio, also pressura (2 Corinthians 1:4b; John 16:(21),33; (Philippians 1:16 (17); and in Colossians 1:24 passio)); (the Sept. for צָרָה, also for צַר, לַחַץ, etc.): Matthew 24:9; Acts 7:11; Acts 11:19; Romans 12:12; 2 Corinthians 1:4, 8; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 6:4; 2 Corinthians 7:4; 2 Corinthians 8:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:6; Revelation 1:9; Revelation 2:9, 22; Revelation 7:14; joined with στενοχωρία (cf. Trench, § lv.), Romans 2:9; Romans 8:35 (Deuteronomy 28:53f; Isa. (Isaiah 8:22); Isaiah 30:6); with ἀνάγκη, 1 Thessalonians 3:7; with διωγμός, Matthew 13:21; Mark 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; of the afflictions of those hard pressed by siege and the calamities of war, Matthew 24:21, 29; Mark 13:19, 24; of the straits of want, 2 Corinthians 8:13; Philippians 4:14 (here others give the word a wider reference); James 1:27; of the distress of a woman in childbirth; John 16:21. θλῖψιν ἔχω (equivalent to θλίβομαι), John 16:33; 1 Corinthians 7:28; Revelation 2:10; θλῖψις ἐπί τινα ἔρχεται, Acts 7:11; ἐν θλίψει, 1 Thessalonians 1:6. plural: Acts 7:10; Acts 14:22; Acts 20:23; Romans 5:3; Ephesians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:33; τοῦ Χριστοῦ, the afflictions which Christ had to undergo (and which, therefore, his followers must not shrink from), Colossians 1:24 (see ἀνταναπληρόω); θλῖψις τῆς καρδίας (καί συνοχή), anxiety, burden of heart, 2 Corinthians 2:4; θλῖψιν ἐπιφέρειν (L T Tr WH ἐγείρειν, see ἐγείρω, 4 c.) τοῖς δεσμοῖς τίνος, to increase the misery of my imprisonment by causing me anxiety, Philippians 1:16 (17).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

8:22; 30:6
13:21; 24:9; 24:21; 24:29
4:17; 13:19; 13:24
16; 16:21; 16:33
7:10; 7:11; 7:11; 11:19; 14:22; 20:23
2:9; 5:3; 8:35; 12:12
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
1:4; 1:4; 1:8; 2:4; 4:17; 6:4; 7:4; 8:2; 8:13
1:16; 1:16; 4:14
1:24; 1:24
1 Thessalonians
1:6; 3:3; 3:7
2 Thessalonians
1:4; 1:6
1:9; 2:9; 2:10; 2:22; 7:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2347 matches the Greek θλῖψις (thlipsis),
which occurs 45 times in 43 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:21 - Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation G2347 or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:9 - Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, G2347 and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:21 - For then shall be great tribulation, G2347 such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:29 - Immediately after the tribulation G2347 of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:17 - And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction G2347 or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:19 - For in those days shall be affliction, G2347 such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:24 - But in those days, after that tribulation, G2347 the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:21 - A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, G2347 for joy that a man is born into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: G2347 but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:10 - And delivered him out of all his afflictions, G2347 and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:11 - Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: G2347 and our fathers found no sustenance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:19 - Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution G2347 that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:22 - Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation G2347 enter into the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:23 - Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions G2347 abide me.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:9 - Tribulation G2347 and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:3 - And not only so, but we glory in tribulations G2347 also: knowing that tribulation G2347 worketh patience;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, G2347 or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:12 - Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; G2347 continuing instant in prayer;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:28 - But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble G2347 in the flesh: but I spare you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:4 - Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, G2347 that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, G2347 by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:8 - For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble G2347 which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:4 - For out of much affliction G2347 and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:17 - For our light affliction, G2347 which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, G2347 in necessities, in distresses,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:4 - Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. G2347
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:2 - How that in a great trial of affliction G2347 the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:13 - For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: G2347
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:13 - Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations G2347 for you, which is your glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:16 - The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction G2347 to my bonds:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:14 - Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. G2347
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:24 - Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions G2347 of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:6 - And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, G2347 with joy of the Holy Ghost:
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:3 - That no man should be moved by these afflictions: G2347 for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:7 - Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction G2347 and distress by your faith:
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 1:4 - So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations G2347 that ye endure:
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 1:6 - Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation G2347 to them that trouble you;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:33 - Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; G2347 and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, G2347 and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:9 - I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, G2347 and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:9 - I know thy works, and tribulation, G2347 and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation G2347 ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:22 - Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, G2347 except they repent of their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:14 - And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, G2347 and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
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