Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous Strongs NumberCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsRed Letter OnNext Strongs NumberRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's G2799 - klaiō

Choose a new font size and typeface
klaiō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
40x in 20 unique form(s)
40x in 20 unique form(s)
114x in 30 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:722,436

Strong’s Definitions

κλαίω klaíō, klah'-yo; of uncertain affinity; to sob, i.e. wail aloud (whereas G1145 is rather to cry silently):—bewail, weep.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x

The KJV translates Strong's G2799 in the following manner: weep (39x), bewail (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x
The KJV translates Strong's G2799 in the following manner: weep (39x), bewail (1x).
  1. to mourn, weep, lament

    1. weeping as the sign of pain and grief for the thing signified (i.e. for the pain and grief)

    2. of those who mourn for the dead

  2. to weep for, mourn for, bewail, one

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κλαίω klaíō, klah'-yo; of uncertain affinity; to sob, i.e. wail aloud (whereas G1145 is rather to cry silently):—bewail, weep.
κλαίω; imperfect ἔκλαιον; future κλαύσω (Luke 6:25; John 16:20; and Tr WH text in Revelation 18:9, for κλαύσομαι. more common in Greek writ, especially the earlier, and found in Leviticus 10:6; Joel 2:17, and according to most editions in Revelation 18:9; cf. Krüger, § 40 under the word, i., p. 175f; Kühner, § 343, under the word, i., p. 847; (Veitch, under the word); Buttmann, 60 (53); (Winer's Grammar, 87 (83))); 1 aorist ἔκλαυσα; the Sept. frequently for בָּכָה; (from Homer down); to mourn, weep, lament;
a. intransitive: Mark 14:72; Mark 16:10; Luke 7:13, 38; John 11:31, 33; John 20:11, 13, 15; Acts 9:39; Acts 21:13; Rev. (Revelation 5:5); Revelation 18:15, 19; πολλά, for which L T Tr WH πολύ, Revelation 5:4; πικρῶς, Matthew 26:75; Luke 22:62; weeping as the sign of pain and grief for the thing signified (i. e. for pain and grief), Luke 6:21, 25 (opposed to γελαν); John 16:20; Romans 12:15 (opposed to χαίρειν); Philippians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 7:30; James 4:9; James 5:1; of those who mourn the dead: Mark 5:38; Luke 7:32; Luke 8:52; ἐπί τίνι, over anyone, Luke 19:41 R G (Sir. 22:11); also joined with πενθεῖν, Revelation 18:11 R G L; κλαίειν ἐπί τινα, Luke 19:41 L T Tr WH; Luke 23:28; joined with κόπτεσθαι followed by ἐπί τινα, Revelation 18:9 T Tr WH.
b. transitive, τινα, to weep for, mourn for, bewail, one (cf. Buttmann, § 131, 4; Winer's Grammar, 32, 1 γ.): Matthew 2:18, and Rec. in Revelation 18:9.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2:18; 26:75
5:38; 14:72; 16:10
6:21; 6:25; 6:25; 7:13; 7:32; 7:38; 8:52; 19:41; 19:41; 22:62; 23:28
11:31; 11:33; 16:20; 16:20; 20:11; 20:13; 20:15
9:39; 21:13
1 Corinthians
4:9; 5:1
5:4; 5:5; 18:9; 18:9; 18:9; 18:9; 18:11; 18:15; 18:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2799 matches the Greek κλαίω (klaiō),
which occurs 40 times in 34 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:18 - In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping G2799 for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:75 - And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept G2799 bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:38 - And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept G2799 and wailed greatly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:39 - And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? G2799 the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept. G2799
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:10 - And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. G2799
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:21 - Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep G2799 now: for ye shall laugh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:25 - Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. G2799
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:13 - And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep G2799 not.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:32 - They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have G2799  not wept. G2799
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:38 - And stood at his feet behind him weeping, G2799 and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:52 - And all wept, G2799 and bewailed her: but he said, Weep G2799 not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:41 - And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept G2799 over it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:62 - And Peter went out, and wept G2799 bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:28 - But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep G2799 not for me, but weep G2799 for yourselves, and for your children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:31 - The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep G2799 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:33 - When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, G2799 and the Jews also weeping G2799 which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:20 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep G2799 and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:11 - But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: G2799 and as she wept, G2799 she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:13 - And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? G2799 She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:15 - Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? G2799 whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:39 - Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, G2799 and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:13 - Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep G2799 and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:15 - Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep G2799 with them that weep. G2799
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:30 - And they that weep, G2799 as though they wept G2799 not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:18 - (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, G2799 that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:9 - Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: G2799 let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:1 - Go to now, ye rich men, weep G2799 and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:4 - And I wept G2799 much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:5 - And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep G2799 not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:9 - And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail G2799 her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:11 - And the merchants of the earth shall weep G2799 and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:15 - The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping G2799 and wailing,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:19 - And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping G2799 and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search KJV

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization