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Lexicon :: Strong's G3162 - machaira

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machaira (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a presumed derivative of μάχη (G3163)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:524,572

Strong’s Definitions

μάχαιρα máchaira, makh'-ahee-rah; probably feminine of a presumed derivative of G3163; a knife, i.e. dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment:—sword.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's G3162 in the following manner: sword (29x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's G3162 in the following manner: sword (29x).
  1. a large knife, used for killing animals and cutting up flesh

  2. a small sword, as distinguished from a large sword

    1. curved sword, for a cutting stroke

    2. a straight sword, for thrusting

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μάχαιρα máchaira, makh'-ahee-rah; probably feminine of a presumed derivative of G3163; a knife, i.e. dirk; figuratively, war, judicial punishment:—sword.
μάχαιρα, genitive μαχαίρας (so (with R G) Lachmann in Luke 21:24) and μαχαίρης, dative μάχαιρα. (so (with R G) Lachmann in Luke 22:49; Acts 12:2) and μαχαίρῃ (between which forms the manuscripts vary, cf. (Scrivener, Collation, etc., p. lvi.; Tdf. Proleg., p. 117; WHs Appendix, p. 156a); Winers Grammar, 62 (61); Buttmann, 11; Delitzsch on Hebrews 11:34, p. 584 note), , (akin to μάχη and Latinmactare);
1. a large knife, used for killing animals and cutting up flesh: Homer, Pindar, Herodotus, at.; hence, Genesis 22:6, 10; Judges 19:29 Alex., for מַאֲכֶלֶת.
2. a small sword, distinguished from the large sword, the ῤομφαία (Josephus, Antiquities 6, 9, 5 ἀποτεμνει τήν κεφαλήν τῇ ῤομφαία τῇ ἐκείνου (Goliath's), μάχαιραν, οὐκ ἔχων αὐτός), and curred, for a cutting stroke; distinct also from ξίφος, a straight sword, for thrusting, Xenophon, r. eq. 12, 11, cf. Hell. 3, 3, 7; but the words are frequently used interchangeably. In the N. T. universally, a sword (the Sept. often for חֶרֶב): as a weapon for making or repelling an attack, Matthew 26:47, 51, 52,(55); Mark 14:43, 47; Luke 22:36, 38, 49, 52; John 18:10; Acts 16:27; Hebrews 11:37; Revelation 6:4; Revelation 13:10,(14); by a Hebraism, στόμα μαχαίρας, the edge of the sword (חֶרֶב פִּי, Genesis 34:26; Joshua 8:24; 1 Samuel 13:22; Judges 3:16, etc. (but in the Sept. the rendering στόμα ξίφους or στόμα ῤομφαίας is more common)): Luke 21:24; Hebrews 11:34; μάχαιρα δίστομος (see δίστομος), Hebrews 4:12. of the sword as the instrument of a magistrate or judge: death by the sword, Romans 8:35; ἀναιρεῖν τινα μάχαιρα, Acts 12:2; τήν μαχαίρας φόρειν, to bear the sword, is used of him to whom the sword has been committed, viz. to use when a malefactor is to he punished; hence, equivalent to to have the power of life and death, Romans 13:4 (so ξίφος, ξιφη ἔχειν, Philostr. vit. Apoll. 7, 16; vit. sophist. 1, 25, 2 (3), cf. Dion Cass. 42, 27; and in the Talmud the king who bears the sword, of the Hebrew king). Metaphorically, μάχαιρα, a weapon of war, is used for war, or for quarrels and dissensions that destroy peace; so in the phrase βαλεῖν μάχαιραν ἐπί τήν τήν, to send war on earth, Matthew 10:34 (for which Luke 12:51 says διαμερισμόν); μάχαιρα τοῦ πνεύματος, the sword with which the Spirit subdues the impulses to sin and proves its own power and efficacy (which sword is said to be ῤῆμα Θεοῦ (cf. Buttmann, 128 (112))), Ephesians 6:17 (on the genitive in this passage cf. Ellicott or Meyer).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

22:6; 22:10; 34:26
3:16; 19:29
1 Samuel
10:34; 26:47; 26:51; 26:52
14:43; 14:47
12:51; 21:24; 21:24; 22:36; 22:38; 22:49; 22:49; 22:52
12:2; 12:2; 16:27
8:35; 13:4
4:12; 11:34; 11:34; 11:37
6:4; 13:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3162 matches the Greek μάχαιρα (machaira),
which occurs 29 times in 26 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:34 - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:47 - And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords G3162 and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:51 - And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, G3162 and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:52 - Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword G3162 into his place: for all they that take the sword G3162 shall perish with the sword. G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:55 - In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords G3162 and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords G3162 and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:47 - And one of them that stood by drew a sword, G3162 and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:48 - And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords G3162 and with staves to take me?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, G3162 and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:36 - Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, G3162 let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:38 - And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. G3162 And he said unto them, It is enough.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:49 - When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:52 - Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords G3162 and staves?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:10 - Then Simon Peter having a sword G3162 drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:11 - Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword G3162 into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:2 - And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:27 - And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, G3162 and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword G3162 in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:17 - And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword G3162 of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, G3162 piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:34 - Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, G3162 out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:37 - They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: G3162 they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:4 - And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:10 - He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword G3162 must be killed with the sword. G3162 Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:14 - And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, G3162 and did live.
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