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Lexicon :: Strong's G2347 - thlipsis

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θλῖψις
Transliteration
thlipsis (Key)
Pronunciation
thlip'-sis
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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.
STRONGS G2347:
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

Deuteronomy
28:53
Isaiah
8:22; 30:6
Matthew
13:21; 24:9; 24:21; 24:29
Mark
4:17; 13:19; 13:24
John
16; 16:21; 16:33
Acts
7:10; 7:11; 7:11; 11:19; 14:22; 20:23
Romans
2:9; 5:3; 8:35; 12:12
1 Corinthians
7:28
2 Corinthians
1:4; 1:4; 1:8; 2:4; 4:17; 6:4; 7:4; 8:2; 8:13
Ephesians
3:13
Philippians
1:16; 1:16; 4:14
Colossians
1:24; 1:24
1 Thessalonians
1:6; 3:3; 3:7
2 Thessalonians
1:4; 1:6
Hebrews
10:33
James
1:27
Revelation
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 - But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:9 - “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:21 - For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:29 - “Immediately after the distress of those days “ ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:17 - But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:19 - because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now—and never to be equaled again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:24 - “But in those days, following that distress, “ ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:21 - A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:33 - “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:10 - and rescued him from all his troubles. He gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill of Pharaoh king of Egypt. So Pharaoh made him ruler over Egypt and all his palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:11 - “Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our ancestors could not find food.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:19 - Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:22 - strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:23 - I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:9 - There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:3 - Not only so, but we[fn] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:12 - Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:28 - But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:4 - who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:8 - We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[fn] about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:4 - For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:17 - For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:4 - Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:4 - I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:2 - In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:13 - Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:13 - I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:17 - The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:14 - Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:24 - Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:6 - You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:3 - so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:7 - Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 1:4 - Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 1:6 - God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:33 - Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:9 - I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:9 - I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:22 - So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:14 - I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
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