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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 MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:21 - yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction G2347 or persecution occurs because of the [fn]word, immediately he [fn]falls away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:9 -

“Then they will hand you over to tribulation G2347 and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:21 - “For then there will be a great tribulation G2347, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:29 -

“But immediately after the tribulation G2347 of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:17 - and yet they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction G2347 or persecution occurs because of the word, immediately they [fn]fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:19 - “For those days will be such a time of tribulation G2347 as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:24 -

“But in those days, after that tribulation G2347, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT,

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:21 - “Whenever a woman is in labor she has [fn]pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish G2347 because of the joy that a [fn]child has been born into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:33 - “These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation G2347, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:10 - and rescued him from all his afflictions G2347, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and his entire household.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:11 -

“Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction G2347 with it, and our fathers [fn]could find no food.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:19 -

So then those who were scattered because of the [fn]persecution G2347 that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way [fn]to Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:22 - strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying,It is through many tribulations G2347 that we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:23 - except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that chains and afflictions G2347 await me.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:9 - There will be tribulation G2347 and distress [fn]for every soul of mankind who does evil, [fn]for the Jew first and also [fn]for the Greek,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:3 - And not only this, but [fn]we also celebrate in our tribulations G2347, knowing that tribulation G2347 brings about perseverance;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - Who will separate us from the love of [fn]Christ? Will tribulation G2347, or trouble, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:12 - rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation G2347, devoted to prayer,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:28 - But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such people as yourselves will have [fn]trouble G2347 in this life, and I am trying to spare you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:4 - who comforts us in all our affliction G2347 so that we will be able to comfort those who are in [fn]any affliction G2347 with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:8 -

For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, of our affliction G2347 which occurred in [fn]Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:4 - For out of much affliction G2347 and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:17 - For our momentary, light affliction G2347 is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - but in everything commending ourselves as [fn]servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions G2347, in hardships, in difficulties,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:4 - My confidence [fn]in you is great; my boasting in your behalf is great. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction G2347.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:2 - that in a [fn]great ordeal of affliction G2347 their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:13 - For this is not for the relief of others and for your hardship G2347, but by way of equality
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:13 - Therefore I ask [fn]you not to become discouraged about my tribulations G2347 in your behalf, [fn]since they are your glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:17 - the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition [fn]rather than from pure motives, thinking that they are causing me distress G2347 in my [fn]imprisonment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:14 - Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my difficulty G2347.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:24 -

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am supplementing what is lacking [fn]in Christ’s afflictions G2347 in behalf of His body, which is the church.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:6 - You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word during great affliction G2347 with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:3 - so that no one would be [fn]disturbed by these afflictions G2347. For you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:7 - for this reason, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and affliction G2347 we were comforted about you through your faith;
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 1:4 - As a result, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your [fn]perseverance and faith [fn]in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions G2347 which you endure.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 1:6 - [fn]For after all it is only right [fn]for God to repay with affliction G2347 those who afflict you,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:33 - partly by being made a public spectacle through insults and distress G2347, and partly by becoming [fn]companions with those who were so treated.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress G2347, and to keep oneself unstained [fn]by the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:9 -

I, John, your brother and fellow participant in the tribulation G2347 and kingdom and [fn]perseverance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:9 -

‘I know your tribulation G2347 and your poverty (but you are rich), and the [fn]slander by those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation G2347 for ten days. [fn]Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:22 - ‘Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation G2347, unless they repent of [fn]her deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:14 - I [fn]said to him, “My lord, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation G2347, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
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