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Lexicon :: Strong's G2784 - kēryssō

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kēryssō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
61x in 28 unique form(s)
61x in 28 unique form(s)
26x in 13 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:697,430

Strong’s Definitions

κηρύσσω kērýssō, kay-roos'-so; of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel):—preacher(-er), proclaim, publish.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 61x

The KJV translates Strong's G2784 in the following manner: preach (51x), publish (5x), proclaim (2x), preached (with G2258) (2x), preacher (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 61x
The KJV translates Strong's G2784 in the following manner: preach (51x), publish (5x), proclaim (2x), preached (with G2258) (2x), preacher (1x).
  1. to be a herald, to officiate as a herald

    1. to proclaim after the manner of a herald

    2. always with the suggestion of formality, gravity and an authority which must be listened to and obeyed

  2. to publish, proclaim openly: something which has been done

  3. used of the public proclamation of the gospel and matters pertaining to it, made by John the Baptist, by Jesus, by the apostles and other Christian teachers

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κηρύσσω kērýssō, kay-roos'-so; of uncertain affinity; to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel):—preacher(-er), proclaim, publish.
κηρύσσω; imperfect ἐκήρυσσον; future κηρύξω; 1 aorist ἐκηρυξα (infinitive κηρύξαι R G Tr WH, κηρύξαι L T; cf. Lipsius, Gramm. Untersuch., p. 32ff; Tdf. Proleg., p. 101; Winer's Grammar, § 6, 1 f. (see references under the word κῆρυξ)); passive, present κηρύσσομαι; 1 aorist ἐκηρυχθην; 1 future κηρυχθήσομαι; (κῆρυξ, which see); from Homer down; the Sept. for קָרָא; to be a herald; to officiate as herald; to proclaim after the manner of a herald; always with a suggestion of formality, gravity, and an authority which must be listened to and obeyed;
a. univ to publish, proclaim openly: something which has been done, Mark 7:36; τόν λόγον, Mark 1:45 (here joined with διαφημίζειν); followed by indirect discourse, Mark 5:20; Luke 8:39; something which ought to be done, followed by the infinitive (cf. Winers Grammar, 322 (302); (Buttmann, § 141, 2)), Romans 2:21; Μωυσῆν, the authority and precepts of Moses, Acts 15:21; περιτομήν, the necessity of circumcision, Galatians 5:11.
b. specifically used of the public proclamation of the gospel and matters pertaining to it, made by John the Baptist, by Jesus, by the apostles and other Christian teachers: absolutely, Matthew 11:1; Mark 1:38; Mark 3:14; Mark 16:20; Romans 10:15; with the dative of the person to whom the proclamation is made, 1 Corinthians 9:27; 1 Peter 3:19; εἰς (R ἐν with the dative) τάς συναγωγάς (see εἰς, A. I. 5 b.; cf. Winer's Grammar, 213 (200)), Mark 1:39; (Luke 4:44 T Tr text WH); () κηρύσσων, Romans 10:14; κηρύσσειν, with the accusative of the thing, Matthew 10:27; Luke (Luke 4:19); Luke 12:3; τίνι τί, Luke 4:18(Luke 4:19); τό εὐαγγέλιον τῆς βασιλείας, Matthew 4:23; Matthew 9:35; Mark 1:14 (where G L brackets T Tr WH τό εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ Θεοῦ); τό εὐαγγέλιον simply, Mark 16:15; Galatians 2:2; τό εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ Θεοῦ εἰς τινας (see above), 1 Thessalonians 2:9; passive, Matthew 24:14; Matthew 26:13; Colossians 1:23; with εἰς πάντα τά ἔθνη or εἰς ὅλον τόν κόσμον added, Mark 13:10; Mark 14:9; τόν λόγον, 2 Timothy 4:2; τό ῤῆμα τῆς πίστεως, Romans 10:8; τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, Luke 8:1; Luke 9:2; Acts 20:25 (here G L T Tr WH omit τοῦ Θεοῦ); Acts 28:31; βάπτισμα, the necessity of baptism, Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; Acts 10:37; μετάνοιαν καί ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν, by public proclamation to exhort to repentance and promise the pardon of sins, Luke 24:47; ἵνα μετανοῶσιν (R G μετανοήσωσι) (see ἵνα, II. 2 b.; (Buttmann, 237 (204))), Mark 6:12. τινα τισί, to proclaim to persons one whom they are to become acquainted with in order to learn what they ought to do: Χριστόν, or τόν Ἰησοῦν, Acts 8:5; Acts 19:13; Philippians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 4:5 (where it is opposed to ἑαυτόν κηρύσσομεν, to proclaim one's own excellence and authority); 2 Corinthians 11:4; passive, κηρυχθείς, 1 Timothy 3:16; with διά and the genitive of person added, 2 Corinthians 1:19; with the epexegetic addition, ὅτι οὗτος ἐστιν υἱός τοῦ Θεοῦ, Acts 9:20; ὅτι ἐκ νεκρῶν ἐγήγερται, 1 Corinthians 15:12; τίνι followed by ὅτι, Acts 10:42; κηρύσσων followed by λέγων (Matthew 3:2), with direct discourse, Matt. (Matthew 3:1 L T WH); Matthew 10:7; Mark 1:7; κηρύσσειν καί λέγειν followed by direct discourse, Matthew 3:1 (R G Tr brackets); Matthew 4:17; κηρύσσοντα ἐν (omitted in Rec.) φωνή μεγάλη, followed by direct discourse (of an angel as God's herald), Revelation 5:2; κηρύσσομεν with οὕτως added, 1 Corinthians 15:11. On this word see Zezschwitz, Petri apost. de Christi ad inferos descensu sententia. (Lipsius 1857), p. 31ff; (Campbell, Dissert. on the Gospels, diss. 6, pt. v. Compare: προκηρύσσω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:1; 3:1; 3:2; 4:17; 4:23; 9:35; 10:7; 10:27; 11:1; 24:14; 26:13
1:4; 1:7; 1:14; 1:38; 1:39; 1:45; 3:14; 5:20; 6:12; 7:36; 13:10; 14:9; 16:15; 16:20
3:3; 4:18; 4:19; 4:19; 4:44; 8:1; 8:39; 9:2; 12:3; 24:47
8:5; 9:20; 10:37; 10:42; 15:21; 19:13; 20:25; 28:31
2:21; 10:8; 10:14; 10:15
1 Corinthians
1:23; 9:27; 15:11; 15:12
2 Corinthians
1:19; 4:5; 11:4
2:2; 5:11
1 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
1 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2784 matches the Greek κηρύσσω (kēryssō),
which occurs 61 times in 60 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 3:1–2Co 4:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:1 - Now in those days John the Baptist *[fn]came, [fn]preaching G2784 in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to [fn]preach G2784 and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:23 - Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming G2784 the [fn]gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:35 - Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming G2784 the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:7 - “And as you go, [fn]preach, G2784 saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven [fn]is at hand.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:27 - “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim G2784 upon the housetops.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:1 - When Jesus had finished [fn]giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and [fn]preach G2784 in their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:14 - “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached G2784 in the whole [fn]world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:13 - “Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached G2784 in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:4 - John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness [fn]preaching G2784 a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:7 - And he was [fn]preaching, G2784 and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:14 - Now after John had been [fn]taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, [fn]preaching G2784 the gospel of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:38 - He *said to them, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may [fn]preach G2784 there also; for that is what I came for.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:39 - And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, [fn]preaching G2784 and casting out the demons.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:45 - But he went out and began to proclaim G2784 it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that [fn]Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but [fn]stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:14 - And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach, G2784
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:20 - And he went away and began to proclaim G2784 in Decapolis [fn]what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:12 - They went out and [fn]preached G2784 that men should repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:36 - And He gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the more He ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim G2784 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:10 - “The gospel must first be preached G2784 to all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:9 - “Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached G2784 in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:15 - And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach G2784 the gospel to all creation.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:20 - And they went out and preached G2784 everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the [fn]signs that followed.] [[fn]And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:3 - And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching G2784 a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:18 - “THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:44 - So He kept on preaching G2784 in the synagogues of [fn]Judea.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:1 - Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming G2784 and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:39 - “Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming G2784 throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:2 - And He sent them out to proclaim G2784 the kingdom of God and to perform healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:3 - “Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have [fn]whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed G2784 upon the housetops.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:47 - and that repentance [fn]for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed G2784 [fn]in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:5 - Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming G2784 [fn]Christ to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:20 - and immediately he began to proclaim G2784 Jesus in the synagogues, [fn]saying, “He is the Son of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:37 - you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed. G2784
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:42 - “And He ordered us to [fn]preach G2784 to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:21 - “For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach G2784 him, since [fn]he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:13 - But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, “I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.” G2784
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:25 - “And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching G2784 the kingdom, will no longer see my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:31 - [fn]preaching G2784 the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:21 - you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who [fn]preach G2784 that one shall not steal, do you steal?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:8 - But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, G2784
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:14 - How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? G2784
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:15 - How will they preach G2784 unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO [fn]BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:23 - but we preach G2784 [fn]Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:27 - but I [fn]discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached G2784 to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:11 - Whether then it was I or they, so we preach G2784 and so you believed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:12 - Now if Christ is preached, G2784 that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:19 - For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached G2784 among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:5 - For we do not preach G2784 ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants [fn]for Jesus’ sake.

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