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Lexicon :: Strong's G2807 - kleis

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κλείς
Transliteration
kleis (Key)
Pronunciation
klice
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:744,439

Strong’s Definitions

κλείς kleís, klice; from G2808; a key (as shutting a lock), literally or figuratively:—key.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's G2807 in the following manner: key (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's G2807 in the following manner: key (6x).
  1. a key

    1. since the keeper of the keys has the power to open and to shut

    2. metaph. in the NT to denote power and authority of various kinds

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κλείς kleís, klice; from G2808; a key (as shutting a lock), literally or figuratively:—key.
STRONGS NT 2807: κλείς
κλείς, κλειδός, accusative κλεῖδα and κλεῖν (Luke 11:52; Revelation 3:7), accusative plural κλεῖδας and κλείς (Matthew 16:19; Revelation 1:18; cf. Kühner, § 130, i., p. 357; Winers Grammar, 65 (63), cf. Buttmann, 24 (22); (WH's Appendix, p. 157)), (from Homer down); a key. Since the keeper of the keys has the power to open and to shut, the word κλείς is figuratively used in the N. T. to denote power and authority of various kinds (cf. B. D., under the word ) viz. τοῦ φρέατος, to open or unlock the pit, Revelation 9:1, cf. Revelation 9:2; τῆς ἀβύσσου, to shut, Revelation 20:1, cf. Revelation 20:3; τοῦ θανάτου καί τοῦ ᾅδου, the power to bring back into life from Hades and to leave there, Revelation 1:18; τῆς γνώσεως, the ability and opportunity to obtain knowledge, Luke 11:52; τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν (see βασιλεία, 3 e., p. 97b under the end), Matthew 16:19; τοῦ Δαυίδ, the power of David (who is a type of the Messiah, the second David), i. e. of receiving into the Messiah's kingdom and of excluding from it, Revelation 3:7 (apparently after Isaiah 22:22, where κλείς οἴκου Δαυίδ is given to the steward of the royal palace).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Isaiah
22:22
Matthew
16:19; 16:19
Luke
11:52; 11:52
Revelation
1:18; 1:18; 3:7; 3:7; 9:1; 9:2; 20:1; 20:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2807 matches the Greek κλείς (kleis),
which occurs 6 times in 6 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:19 - “I will give you the keys G2807 of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you [fn]bind on earth [fn]shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you [fn]loose on earth [fn]shall have been loosed in heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:52 - “Woe to you [fn]lawyers! For you have taken away the key G2807 of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:18 - and the living One; and I [fn]was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys G2807 of death and of Hades.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:7 - “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
He who is holy, who is true, who has the key G2807 of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:1 - Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth; and the key G2807 to the shaft of the abyss was given to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:1 - Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key G2807 of the abyss and a great chain [fn]in his hand.

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