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Lexicon :: Strong's G3140 - martyreō

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μαρτυρέω
Transliteration
martyreō (Key)
Pronunciation
mar-too-reh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
76x in 40 unique form(s)
TR
79x in 42 unique form(s)
LXX
10x in 6 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:474,564

Strong’s Definitions

μαρτυρέω martyréō, mar-too-reh'-o; from G3144; to be a witness, i.e. testify (literally or figuratively):—charge, give (evidence), bear record, have (obtain, of) good (honest) report, be well reported of, testify, give (have) testimony, (be, bear, give, obtain) witness.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 79x

The KJV translates Strong's G3140 in the following manner: bear witness (25x), testify (19x), bear record (13x), witness (5x), be a witness (2x), give testimony (2x), have a good report (2x), miscellaneous (11x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 79x
The KJV translates Strong's G3140 in the following manner: bear witness (25x), testify (19x), bear record (13x), witness (5x), be a witness (2x), give testimony (2x), have a good report (2x), miscellaneous (11x).
  1. to be a witness, to bear witness, i.e. to affirm that one has seen or heard or experienced something, or that he knows it because taught by divine revelation or inspiration

    1. to give (not to keep back) testimony

    2. to utter honourable testimony, give a good report

    3. conjure, implore

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μαρτυρέω martyréō, mar-too-reh'-o; from G3144; to be a witness, i.e. testify (literally or figuratively):—charge, give (evidence), bear record, have (obtain, of) good (honest) report, be well reported of, testify, give (have) testimony, (be, bear, give, obtain) witness.
STRONGS NT 3140: μαρτυρέω
μαρτυρέω, μαρτυρῶ; imperfect 3 person plural ἐμαρτύρουν; future μαρτυρήσω; 1 aorist ἐμαρτύρησα; perfect μεμαρτύρηκα; passive, present μαρτυροῦμαι; imperfect ἐμαρτυρουμην; perfect μεμαρτύρημαι; 1 aorist ἐμαρτυρήθην; from (Simonides, Pindar), Aeschylus, Herodotus down; to be a witness, to bear witness, testify, i. e. to affirm that one has seen or heard or experienced something, or that (so in the N. T.) he knows it because taught by divine revelation or inspiration (sometimes in the N. T. the apostles are said μαρτυρεῖν, as those who had been eye-witnesses and ear-witnesses of the extraordinary sayings, deeds and sufferings of Jesus, which proved his Messiahship; so too Paul, as one to whom the risen Christ had visibly appeared; cf. John 15:27; John 19:35; John 21:24; Acts 23:11; 1 Corinthians 15:15; 1 John 1:2, cf. Acts 1:22; Acts 2:32; Acts 3:15; Acts 4:33; Acts 5:32; Acts 10:39, 41; Acts 13:31; Acts 26:16; (cf. Westcott (Speaker's) commentary on John, Introduction, p. 45f));
a. in general; absolutely, to give (not to keep back) testimony: John 15:27; Acts 26:5; followed by ὅτι recitative and the orat. direct., John 4:39; also preceded by λέγων, John 1:32; μαρτυρεῖν εἰς with an accusative of the place into (unto) which the testimony (concerning Christ) is borne, Acts 23:11 (see εἰς, A. I. 5 b.); μαρτυρῶ, inserted parenthetically (Winer's Grammar, § 62, 2), 2 Corinthians 8:3; equivalent to to prove or confirm by testimony, 1 John 5:6f; used of Jesus, predicting what actually befell him, John 13:21; of God, who himself testifies in the Scriptures that a thing is so (viz. as the author declares), followed by the recitative ὅτι, Hebrews 7:17 R. μαρτυρεῖται followed by περί with the genitive of a person, to bear witness concerning one: John 1:7f; περί τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, concerning man, i. e. to tell what one has himself learned about the nature, character, conduct, of men, John 2:25 (see ἄνθρωπος, 1 a.); περί τίνος, followed by direct discourse, John 1:15; the Scriptures are said to testify περί Ἰησοῦ, i. e. to declare things which make it evident that he was truly sent by God, John 5:39; God is said to do the same — through the Scriptures, John 5:37, cf. John 8:18; through the expiation wrought by the baptism and death of Christ, and the Holy Spirit giving souls assurance of this expiation, 1 John 5:6-9; so John the Baptist, as being a 'prophet', John 5:32; so the works which he himself did, John 5:36 (there followed by ὅτι); John 10:25; so the Holy Spirit, John 15:26; the apostles, John 15:27; so Christ himself περί ἑαυτοῦ, John 5:31; John 8:13f, 18. περί with the genitive of the thing, John 21:24; περί τοῦ κακοῦ, to bring forward evidence to prove τό κακόν, John 18:23. with the accusative of a cognate noun, μαρτυρίαν μαρτυρεῖν περί with a genitive of the person, John 5:32; 1 John 5:9 Rec.; 1 John 5:10 (τήν αὐτήν μαρτυρίαν, μαρτυρεῖν, Plato, Eryx., p. 399 b.; τήν μαρτυρίαν αὐτοῦ ἥν τῇ ἀρετή μαρτυρεῖ, Epictetus diss. 4, 8, 32 (cf. Winers Grammar, 225 (211); Buttmann, 148 (129))); with an accusative of the thing, to testify a thing, bear witness to (of) anything: John 3:11, 32; supply αὐτό in John 19:35; τίνι τί, 1 John 1:2; ὅς ἐμαρτύρησε... Χριστοῦ, who has borne witness of (viz., in this book, i. e. the Apocalypse) what God has spoken and Jesus Christ testified (namely, concerning future events; see λόγος, I. 2 b. .), Revelation 1:2; μαρτύρων ταῦτα he that testifieth these things i. e. has caused them to be testified by the prophet, his messenger, Revelation 22:20; μαρτυρῆσαι ὑμῖν ταῦτα ἐπί (L Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading ἐν) ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις, to cause these things to be testified to you in the churches or for, on account of, the churches, Revelation 22:16 — unless ἐπί be dropped from the text and the passage translated, to you, viz. the (seven) churches (of Asia Minor), the prophet reverting again to Revelation 1:4; cf. DeWette, Bleek, Düsterdieck, ad loc.; (others, retaining ἐπί, render it over, concerning, cf. Revelation 10:11; Winers Grammar, 393 (368) c.; see ἐπί, B. 2 f. β. at the end). of testimony borne not in word but by deed, in the phrase used of Christ μαρτυρεῖν τήν καλήν ὁμολογίαν, to witness the good confession, to attest the truth of the (Christian) profession by his sufferings and death, 1 Timothy 6:13, where cf. Hofmann. Passive: Romans 3:21 (a righteousness such as the Scriptures testify that God ascribes to believers, cf. Romans 4:3). μεμαρτύρηκα followed by ὅτι that, John 1:34 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 273 (256)); (John 4:44); John 12:17 (here Rst Tr text WH ὅτε); 1 John 4:14; περί with the genitive of a person followed by ὅτι, John 5:36; John 7:7; κατά τίνος, against (so Winers Grammar, 382 (357), Meyer, others; yet see κατά, I. 2 b.) one, followed by ὅτι, 1 Corinthians 15:15. with a dative of the thing i. e. for the benefit of, in the interests of, a thing (cf. Buttmann, § 133, 11): τῇ ἀλήθεια, John 5:33; John 18:37; σου τῇ ἀλήθεια (see ἀλήθεια, II.), to bear witness unto thy truth, how great it is, 3 John 1:3, 6; used of the testimony which is given in deeds to promote some object: τῷ λόγῳ, Acts 14:3 (T prefixes ἐπί); with a dative (of a thing) incommodi: μαρτυρεῖτε (T Tr WH μάρτυρες ἐστε) τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν πατέρων, by what ye are doing ye add to the deeds of your fathers a testimony which proves that those things were done by them, Luke 11:48. with a dative of the person: to declare to one by testimony (by suggestion, instruction), Hebrews 10:15; followed by direct discourse, Revelation 22:18 G L T Tr WH; to testify to one what he wishes one to testify concerning him: Acts 22:5; followed by ὅτι, Matthew 23:31; John 3:28; Romans 10:2; Galatians 4:15; Colossians 4:13; followed by an accusative with an infinitive Acts 10:43; to give testimony in one's favor, to commend (Winers Grammar, § 31, 4 b.; Buttmann, as above): John 3:26; Acts 13:22; Acts 15:8; passive μαρτυροῦμαι witness is borne to me, it is witnessed of me (Winers Grammar, § 39, 1; Buttmann, § 134, 4): followed by ὅτι, Hebrews 7:8; followed by ὅτι recitative and direct discourse, Hebrews 7:17 L T Tr WH; followed by an infinitive belonging to the subject, Hebrews 11:4f.
b. emphatically; to utter honorable testimony, give a good report: with a dative of the person, Luke 4:22; ἐπί τίνι, on account of, for a thing, Hebrews 11:4 (here L Tr read μαρτυροῦντος ἐπί κτλ. τῷ Θεῷ (but see the commentaries)); μεμαρτύρηται τίνι ὑπό τίνος, 3 John 1:12; passive μαρτυροῦμαι to be borne (good) witness to, to be well reported of, to hate (good) testimony borne to one, accredited, attested, of good report, approved: Acts 6:3 (Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 17, 1f [ET]; 18, 1 [ET]; 19, 1 [ET]; 47, 4 [ET]); followed by ἐν with a dative of the thing in which the commmended excellence appears, 1 Timothy 5:10; Hebrews 11:2 (ἐπί τίνι, for a thing, Athen. 1, p. 25 f.; (yet cf. Winer's Grammar, 387 (362) note)); διά τίνος, to have (honorable) testimony borne to one through (by) a thing, Hebrews 11:39; ὑπό with the genitive of the person giving honorable testimony, Acts 10:22; Acts 16:2; Acts 22:12 (Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 38, 2 [ET]; 44, 3 [ET]; Ignatius ad Philad. c. 5, 2 [ET] cf. 11, 1 [ET] and ad Eph. 12, 2 [ET]; Antoninus 7, 62); with the dative of the person testifying (equivalent to ὑπό τίνος), Acts 26:22 R G.
c. middle, according to a false reading, to conjure, implore: 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (11), where T Tr WH have rightly restored μαρτυρόμενοι. (Compare: ἐπιμαρτυρέω, συνεπιμαρτυρέω, καταμαρτυρέω, συμμαρτυρέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
23:31
Luke
4:22; 11:48
John
1:7; 1:15; 1:32; 1:34; 2:25; 3:11; 3:26; 3:28; 3:32; 4:39; 4:44; 5:31; 5:32; 5:32; 5:33; 5:36; 5:36; 5:37; 5:39; 7:7; 8:13; 8:18; 8:18; 10:25; 12:17; 13:21; 15:26; 15:27; 15:27; 15:27; 18:23; 18:37; 19:35; 19:35; 21:24; 21:24
Acts
1:22; 2:32; 3:15; 4:33; 5:32; 6:3; 10:22; 10:39; 10:41; 10:43; 13:22; 13:31; 14:3; 15:8; 16:2; 22:5; 22:12; 23:11; 23:11; 26:5; 26:16; 26:22
Romans
3:21; 4:3; 10:2
1 Corinthians
15:15; 15:15
2 Corinthians
8:3
Galatians
4:15
Colossians
4:13
1 Thessalonians
2:12
1 Timothy
5:10; 6:13
Hebrews
7:8; 7:17; 7:17; 10:15; 11:2; 11:4; 11:4; 11:39
1 John
1:2; 1:2; 4:14; 5:6; 5:6; 5:7; 5:8; 5:9; 5:9; 5:10
3 John
1:3; 1:6; 1:12
Revelation
1:2; 1:4; 10:11; 22:16; 22:18; 22:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3140 matches the Greek μαρτυρέω (martyreō),
which occurs 79 times in 75 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 23:31–2Co 8:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:31 - “So you testify G3140 against yourselves, that you are [fn]sons of those who murdered the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:22 - And all were [fn]speaking G3140 well G3140 of Him, and wondering at the [fn]gracious words which [fn]were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:48 - “So you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:7 - [fn]He came [fn]as a witness, to testify G3140 about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:8 - [fn]He was not the Light, but he came to testify G3140 about the Light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:15 - John *testified G3140 about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me [fn]has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:32 - John testified G3140 saying, “I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:34 - “I myself have seen, and have testified G3140 that this is the Son of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:25 - and because He did not need anyone to testify G3140 concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:11 - “Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify G3140 of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. G3140
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:26 - And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, G3140 behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:28 - “You yourselves [fn]are my witnesses G3140 that I said, ‘I am not the [fn]Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:32 - “What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; G3140 and no one receives His testimony. G3140
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:39 - From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, G3140 “He told me all the things that I have done.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:44 - For Jesus Himself testified G3140 that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:31 - “If I alone testify G3140 about Myself, My testimony is not [fn]true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:32 - “There is another who testifies G3140 of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives G3140 about Me is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:33 - “You have sent to John, and he has testified G3140 to the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:36 - “But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish—the very works that I do—testify G3140 about Me, that the Father has sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:37 - “And the Father who sent Me, He has testified G3140 of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:39 - [fn]You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify G3140 about Me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:7 - “The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify G3140 of it, that its deeds are evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:13 - So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying G3140 about Yourself; Your testimony is not [fn]true.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:14 - Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I testify G3140 about Myself, My testimony G3140 is [fn]true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:18 - “I am He who testifies G3140 about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies G3140 about Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:25 - Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify G3140 of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:17 - So the [fn]people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued G3140 to testify G3140 about Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:21 - When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified G3140 and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will [fn]betray Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:26 - “When the [fn]Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify G3140 about Me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:27 - [fn]and you will testify G3140 also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:23 - Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify G3140 of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:37 - Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify G3140 to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:35 - And he who has seen has testified, G3140 and his testimony G3140 is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:24 - This is the disciple who is testifying G3140 to these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:3 - “Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good G3140 reputation, G3140 full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well G3140 spoken G3140 of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear [fn]a message from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:43 - “Of Him all the prophets bear G3140 witness G3140 that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:22 - “After He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified G3140 and said, ‘I HAVE FOUND DAVID the son of Jesse, A MAN AFTER MY HEART, who will do all My [fn]will.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:3 - Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying G3140 to the word of His grace, granting that [fn]signs and wonders be done by their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:8 - “And God, who knows the heart, testified G3140 to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:2 - and he was well G3140 spoken G3140 of by the brethren who were in Lystra and Iconium.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:5 - as also the high priest and all the Council of the elders [fn]can testify. G3140 From them I also received letters to the brethren, and started off for Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem [fn]as prisoners to be punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:12 - “A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well G3140 spoken G3140 of by all the Jews who lived there,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:11 - But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, “Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness G3140 at Rome also.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:5 - since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, G3140 that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our religion.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:22 - “So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:21 - But now apart [fn]from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed G3140 by the Law and the Prophets,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:2 - For I testify G3140 about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:15 - Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified [fn]against God that He raised [fn]Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:3 - For I testify G3140 that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord,

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