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Lexicon :: Strong's G2799 - klaiō

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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)
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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.
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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 - “A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:75 - And Peter remembered the statement that Jesus had [fn]made: “Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept G2799 bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:38 - They *came to the house of the synagogue official, and He *saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping G2799 and wailing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:39 - And after entering, He *said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping G2799? The child has not died, but is asleep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - And immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And [fn]he hurried on and began to weep G2799.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:10 - She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping G2799.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:21 - “Blessed are [fn]you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are [fn]you who weep G2799 now, for you will laugh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:25 - “Woe to you who [fn]are well-fed now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep G2799.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:13 - When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her and said to her, “Do not go on weeping G2799.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:32 - “They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a song of mourning, and you did not weep G2799.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:38 - and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping G2799, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and began kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:52 - Now they were all weeping G2799 and mourning for her; but He said, “Stop weeping G2799, for she has not died, but is asleep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:41 - When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept G2799 over it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:62 - And he went out and wept G2799 bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:28 - But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping G2799 for Me, but weep G2799 for yourselves and for your children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:31 - Then the Jews who were with her in the house and were consoling her, when they saw that Mary had gotten up quickly and left, they followed her, thinking that she was going to the tomb to weep G2799 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:33 - Therefore when Jesus saw her weeping G2799, and the Jews who came with her also weeping G2799, He was deeply moved in spirit and [fn]was troubled,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:20 - “Truly, truly I say to you that you will weep G2799 and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:11 - But Mary was standing outside the tomb, weeping G2799; so as she wept G2799, she stooped to look into the tomb;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:13 - And they *said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping G2799?” She *said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they put Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:15 - Jesus *said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping G2799? Whom are you seeking?” Thinking that He was the gardener, she *said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you put Him, and I will take Him away.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:39 - So Peter got ready and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the room upstairs; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping G2799 and showing all the [fn]tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:13 - Then Paul replied, “What are you doing, weeping G2799 and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:15 - Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep G2799 with those who weep G2799.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:30 - and those who weep G2799, as though they did not weep G2799; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:18 - For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even as I weep G2799, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:9 - Be miserable, and mourn, and weep G2799; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:1 - Come now, you rich people, weep G2799 and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:4 - Then I began to weep G2799 greatly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:5 - And one of the elders *said to me, “Stop weeping G2799; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to be able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:9 - “And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her, will weep G2799 and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:11 - “And the merchants of the earth weep G2799 and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo any more
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:15 - “The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping G2799 and mourning,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:19 - “And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping G2799 and mourning, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich from her prosperity, for in one hour she has been laid waste!’
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