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Lexicon :: Strong's G254 - alysis

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alysis (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
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Strong’s Definitions

ἅλυσις hálysis, hal'-oo-sis; of uncertain derivation; a fetter or manacle:—bonds, chain.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's G254 in the following manner: chain (10x), bonds (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's G254 in the following manner: chain (10x), bonds (1x).
  1. a chain, bond by which the body or any part of it (hands, feet) is bound

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἅλυσις hálysis, hal'-oo-sis; of uncertain derivation; a fetter or manacle:—bonds, chain.
ἅλυσις, or as it is commonly written ἅλυσις [see WH's Appendix, p. 144], -εως, , (from the α privative and λύω, because a chain is ἄλυτος, i. e., not to be loosed [others from the root val, and allied with εἱλέω, to restrain, ἁλίζω, to collect, crowd; Curtius, § 660; Vanicek, p. 898]), a chain, bond, by which the body, or any part of it (the hands, feet), is bound: Mark 5:3; Acts 21:33; Acts 28:20; Revelation 20:1; ἐν ἁλύσει in chains, a prisoner, Ephesians 6:20; οὐκ ἐπαισχύνθη τὴν ἅλ. μου he was not ashamed of my bonds, i. e., did not desert me because I was a prisoner, 2 Timothy 1:16, specifically used of a manacle or handcuff, the chain by which the hands are bound together [yet cf. Meyer on Mark as below; per contra especially Bp. Lightfoot on Philippians, p. 8]: Mark 5:4; [Luke 8:29]; Acts 12:6f (From Herodotus down.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

5:3; 5:4
12:6; 21:33; 28:20
2 Timothy

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Strong's Number G254 matches the Greek ἅλυσις (alysis),
which occurs 11 times in 10 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:3 - Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: G254
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:4 - Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, G254 and the chains G254 had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:29 - (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains G254 and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:6 - And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: G254 and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:7 - And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains G254 fell off from his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:33 - Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; G254 and demanded who he was, and what he had done.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:20 - For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. G254
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:20 - For which I am an ambassador in bonds: G254 that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:16 - The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: G254
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:1 - And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain G254 in his hand.
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