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Lexicon :: Strong's G3023 - leōn

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leōn (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A root word
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:251,531

Strong’s Definitions

λέων léōn, leh-ohn'; a primary word; a "lion":—lion.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's G3023 in the following manner: lion (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's G3023 in the following manner: lion (9x).
  1. a lion

  2. a brave and mighty hero

    Both Christ and Satan are referred to as a lion, indicating great strength, Satan as a "roaring lion" (1Pe 5:8) and Christ as "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (Rev 5:5).
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
λέων léōn, leh-ohn'; a primary word; a "lion":—lion.
λέων, λέοντος, (from Homer down), the Sept. for אֲרִי, אַריֵה, כְּפִיר (a young lion), etc.; a lion;
a. properly: Hebrews 11:33; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 4:7; Revelation 9:8, 17; Revelation 10:3; Revelation 13:2.
b. metaphorically ἐρρύσθην ἐκ στόματος λέοντος, I was rescued out of the most imminent peril of death, 2 Timothy 4:17 (the figure does not lie in the word lion alone, but in the whole phrase); equivalent to a brave and mighty hero: Revelation 5:5, where there is allusion to Genesis 49:9; cf. Nahum 2:13.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Timothy
1 Peter
4:7; 5:5; 9:8; 9:17; 10:3; 13:2

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Strong's Number G3023 matches the Greek λέων (leōn),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:17 - But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might [fn]be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion’s G3023 mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:33 - who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions G3023,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:8 - Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion G3023, seeking someone to devour.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:7 - The first living creature was like a lion G3023, the second creature like a calf, the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:5 - And one of the elders *said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion G3023 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 9:8 - They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions G3023.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:17 - And this is how I saw in my vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire, of hyacinth, and of [fn]brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions G3023; and out of their mouths *came fire and smoke and [fn]brimstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 10:3 - and he cried out with a loud voice, as when a lion G3023 roars; and when he had cried out, the seven peals of thunder [fn]uttered their voices.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:2 - And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion G3023. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne, and great authority.
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