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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 MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:6 - “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close G2808 your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:13 - “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut G2808 off the kingdom of heaven [fn]from [fn]people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:10 - “And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. G2808
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:25 - “But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut G2808 up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:7 - and from inside he answers and says, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been shut G2808 and my children [fn]and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:19 - So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut G2808 where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, [fn]Peace be with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:26 - [fn]After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus *came, the doors having been [fn]shut, G2808 and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:23 - saying, “We found the prison house locked G2808 quite securely and the guards standing at the doors; but when we had opened up, we found no one inside.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:30 - Then all the city was provoked, and [fn]the people rushed together, and taking hold of Paul they dragged him out of the temple, and immediately the doors were shut. G2808
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:17 - But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes G2808 his [fn]heart [fn]against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
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 of David, who opens and no one will shut, G2808 and who shuts G2808 and no one opens, says this:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:8 - ‘I know your [fn]deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, G2808 because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:6 - These have the power to shut G2808 up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:3 - and he threw him into the abyss, and shut G2808 it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:25 - In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed; G2808
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