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Lexicon :: Strong's G2808 - kleiō

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kleiō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary verb
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Strong’s Definitions

κλείω kleíō, kli'-o; a primary verb; to close (literally or figuratively):—shut (up).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's G2808 in the following manner: shut (12x), shut up (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's G2808 in the following manner: shut (12x), shut up (4x).
  1. to shut, shut up

  2. metaph.

    1. to cause the heavens to withhold rain

    2. to shut up compassion so that it is like a thing inaccessible to one, to be devoid of pity towards one

    3. to obstruct the entrance into the kingdom of heaven

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κλείω kleíō, kli'-o; a primary verb; to close (literally or figuratively):—shut (up).
κλείω; future κλείσω, Revelation 3:7 L T Tr WH; 1 aorist ἐκλεισα; passive, perfect κεκλεισμαι, participle κεκλεισμένος; 1 aorist ἐκλείσθην; Hebrew סָגַר; (from Homer down); to shut, shut up; properly: τήν θύραν, Matthew 6:6; passive, Matthew 25:10; Luke 11:7; plural, John 20:19, 26; Acts 21:30; a prison, passive Acts 5:23; πυλῶνας, passive Revelation 21:25; τήν ἄβυσσον, Revelation 20:3 G L T Tr WH. Metaphorically: τόν οὐρανόν, i. e. to cause the heavens to withhold rain, Luke 4:25; Revelation 11:6; τά σπλάγχνα αὐτοῦ ἀπό τίνος, to shut up compassion so that it is like a thing inaccessible to one, to be devoid of pity toward one (Winers Grammar, § 66, 2 d., cf. Buttmann, 322 (277)), 1 John 3:17; τήν βασιλείαν τῶν οὐρανῶν, to obstruct the entrance into the kingdom of heaven, Matthew 23:13 (14); so used that τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ must be understood, Revelation 3:7; τήν θύραν, namely, τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 3:8; cf. Bleek at the passage (Compare: ἀποκλείω, ἐκκλείω, κατακλείω, συγκλείω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:6; 23:13; 25:10
4:25; 11:7
20:19; 20:26
5:23; 21:30
1 John
3:7; 3:7; 3:8; 11:6; 20:3; 21:25

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2808 matches the Greek κλείω (kleiō),
which occurs 16 times in 15 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:6 - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut G2808 thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:13 - But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up G2808 the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:10 - And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. G2808
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:25 - But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up G2808 three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:7 - And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is G2808  now shut, G2808 and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:19 - Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut G2808 where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:26 - And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, G2808 and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:23 - Saying, The prison truly found we shut G2808 with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:30 - And all the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut. G2808
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:17 - But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up G2808 his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:7 - And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; G2808 and shutteth, G2808 and no man openeth;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:8 - I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut G2808 it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:6 - These have power to shut G2808 heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:3 - And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut G2808  him up, G2808 and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:25 - And the gates of it shall G2808  not be shut G2808 at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
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