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Lexicon :: Strong's G3144 - martys

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martys (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
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TDNT Reference: 4:474,564

Strong’s Definitions

μάρτυς mártys, mar'-toos; of uncertain affinity; a witness (literally (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case)); by analogy, a "martyr":—martyr, record, witness.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's G3144 in the following manner: witness (29x), martyr (3x), record (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's G3144 in the following manner: witness (29x), martyr (3x), record (2x).
  1. a witness

    1. in a legal sense

    2. an historical sense

      1. one who is a spectator of anything, e.g. of a contest

    3. in an ethical sense

      1. those who after his example have proved the strength and genuineness of their faith in Christ by undergoing a violent death

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μάρτυς mártys, mar'-toos; of uncertain affinity; a witness (literally (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case)); by analogy, a "martyr":—martyr, record, witness.
μάρτυς (Aeolic μάρτυρ, a form not found in the N. T.; (etymologically one who is mindful, heeds; probably allied with Latinmemor, cf. Vanicek, p. 1201; Curtius, § 466)), μάρτυρός, accusative μάρτυρα, ; plural μάρτυρες, dative plural μάρτυσι; the Sept. for עֵד; (Hesiod, Simonides, Theognis, others); a witness (one who avers, or can aver, what he himself has seen or heard or knows by any other means);
a. in a legal sense: Matthew 18:16; Matthew 26:65; Mark 14:63; Acts 6:13; Acts 7:58; 2 Corinthians 13:1; 1 Timothy 5:19; Hebrews 10:28.
b. in an historical sense: Acts 10:41; 1 Timothy 6:12; (2 Timothy 2:2); one who is a spectator of anything, e. g. of a contest, Hebrews 12:1; with a genitive of the object, Luke 24:48; Acts 1:22; Acts 2:32; Acts 3:15; Acts 5:32 G L T Tr WH; Acts 10:39; Acts 26:16; 1 Peter 5:1; with a genitive of the possessor 'one who testifies for one', Acts 1:8 L T Tr WH; Acts 13:31; with a genitive of the possessor and of the object, Acts 5:32 Rec.; μάρτυρα εἶναι τίνι, to be a witness for one, serve him by testimony, Acts 1:8 R G; Acts 22:15; (Luke 11:48 T Tr WH). He is said to be a witness, to whose attestation appeal is made; hence, the formulas μάρτυς μου ἐστιν Θεός, Romans 1:9; Philippians 1:8; Θεός μάρτυς, 1 Thessalonians 2:5: μάρτυρα τόν Θεόν ἐπικαλοῦμαι, 2 Corinthians 1:23; ὑμεῖς μάρτυρες καί Θεός, 1 Thessalonians 2:10; the faithful interpreters of God's counsels are called God's witnesses: Revelation 11:3; Christ is reckoned among them, Revelation 1:5; Revelation 3:14.
c. in an ethical sense those are called μάρτυρες Ἰησοῦ, who after his example have proved the strength and genuineness of their faith in Christ by undergoing a violent death (cf B. D. American edition and Dict. of Chris. Antiq. under the word ): Acts 22:20; Revelation 2:13; Revelation 17:6.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

18:16; 26:65
11:48; 24:48
1:8; 1:8; 1:22; 2:32; 3:15; 5:32; 5:32; 6:13; 7:58; 10:39; 10:41; 13:31; 22:15; 22:20; 26:16
2 Corinthians
1:23; 13:1
1 Thessalonians
2:5; 2:10
1 Timothy
5:19; 6:12
2 Timothy
10:28; 12:1
1 Peter
1:5; 2:13; 3:14; 11:3; 17:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3144 matches the Greek μάρτυς (martys),
which occurs 35 times in 35 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:16 - “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES G3144 EVERY [fn]FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:65 - Then the high priest tore his [fn]robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? G3144 Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:63 - Tearing his clothes, the high priest *said, “What further need do we have of witnesses? G3144
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:48 - “So you are witnesses G3144 and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:48 - “You are witnesses G3144 of these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:8 - but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses G3144 both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:22 - beginning [fn]with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness G3144 with us of His resurrection.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:32 - “This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. G3144
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:15 - but put to death the [fn]Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses. G3144
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:32 - “And we are witnesses G3144 [fn]of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:13 - They put forward false witnesses G3144 who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:58 - When they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him; and the witnesses G3144 laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:39 - “We are witnesses G3144 of all the things He did both in the [fn]land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a [fn]cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:41 - not to all the people, but to witnesses G3144 who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:31 - and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses G3144 to the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:15 - ‘For you will be a witness G3144 for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:20 - ‘And when the blood of Your witness G3144 Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:16 - ‘But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness G3144 not only to the things which you have [fn]seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:9 - For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness G3144 as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:23 - But I call God as witness G3144 [fn]to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 13:1 - This is the third time I am coming to you. EVERY [fn]FACT [fn]IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE [fn]TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES G3144.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:8 - For God is my witness, G3144 how I long for you all with the [fn]affection of Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:5 - For we never came [fn]with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness G3144
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:10 - You are witnesses, G3144 and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we [fn]behaved toward you [fn]believers;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:19 - Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses. G3144
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:12 - Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. G3144
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:2 - The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, G3144 entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:28 - Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. G3144
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:1 - Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses G3144 surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:1 - Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness G3144 of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:5 - and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, G3144 the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins [fn]by His blood
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:13 - ‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, G3144 My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:14 - “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, G3144 the [fn]Beginning of the creation of God, says this:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:3 - “And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, G3144 and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:6 - And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the [fn]saints, and with the blood of the witnesses G3144 of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered [fn]greatly.
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