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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 MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:3 - He lived among the tombs; and no one was able to bind him anymore, not even with a chain G254,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:4 - because he had often been bound with shackles and chains G254, and the chains G254 had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces; and no one was strong enough to subdue him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:29 - For He had already commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains G254 and shackles and kept under guard, and yet he would break the restraints and be driven by the demon into the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:6 -

On [fn]the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains G254, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:7 - And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near Peter, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains G254 fell off his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:33 - Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered that he be bound with two chains G254; and he began asking who he was and what he had done.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:20 - “For this reason, therefore, I [fn]requested to see you and to speak with you, since I am wearing this chain G254 for the sake of the hope of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:20 - for which I am an ambassador in [fn]chains G254; that [fn]in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:16 - The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my [fn]chains G254;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:1 -

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain G254 [fn]in his hand.

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