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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)
Dictionary Aids

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 - μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον βαλεῖν εἰρήνην ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν οὐκ ἦλθον βαλεῖν εἰρήνην ἀλλὰ μάχαιραν G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:47 - καὶ ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος ἰδοὺ Ἰούδας εἷς τῶν δώδεκα ἦλθεν καὶ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ ὄχλος πολὺς μετὰ μαχαιρῶν G3162 καὶ ξύλων ἀπὸ τῶν ἀρχιερέων καὶ πρεσβυτέρων τοῦ λαοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:51 - καὶ ἰδοὺ εἷς τῶν μετὰ Ἰησοῦ ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα ἀπέσπασεν τὴν μάχαιραν G3162 αὐτοῦ καὶ πατάξας τὸν δοῦλον τοῦ ἀρχιερέως ἀφεῖλεν αὐτοῦ τὸ ὠτίον
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:52 - τότε λέγει αὐτῷ Ἰησοῦς ἀπόστρεψον τὴν μάχαιράν G3162 σου εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῆς πάντες γὰρ οἱ λαβόντες μάχαιραν G3162 ἐν μαχαίρῃ G3162 ἀπολοῦνται
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:55 - ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ὥρᾳ εἶπεν Ἰησοῦς τοῖς ὄχλοις ὡς ἐπὶ λῃστὴν ἐξήλθατε μετὰ μαχαιρῶν G3162 καὶ ξύλων συλλαβεῖν με καθ᾽ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ ἐκαθεζόμην διδάσκων καὶ οὐκ ἐκρατήσατέ με
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - καὶ εὐθὺς ἔτι αὐτοῦ λαλοῦντος παραγίνεται Ἰούδας εἷς τῶν δώδεκα καὶ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ ὄχλος μετὰ μαχαιρῶν G3162 καὶ ξύλων παρὰ τῶν ἀρχιερέων καὶ τῶν γραμματέων καὶ τῶν πρεσβυτέρων
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:47 - εἷς δέ τις τῶν παρεστηκότων σπασάμενος τὴν μάχαιραν G3162 ἔπαισεν τὸν δοῦλον τοῦ ἀρχιερέως καὶ ἀφεῖλεν αὐτοῦ τὸ ὠτάριον
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:48 - καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὡς ἐπὶ λῃστὴν ἐξήλθατε μετὰ μαχαιρῶν G3162 καὶ ξύλων συλλαβεῖν με
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - καὶ πεσοῦνται στόματι μαχαίρης G3162 καὶ αἰχμαλωτισθήσονται εἰς τὰ ἔθνη πάντα καὶ Ἰερουσαλὴμ ἔσται πατουμένη ὑπὸ ἐθνῶν ἄχρι οὗ πληρωθῶσιν καιροὶ ἐθνῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:36 - εἶπεν δὲ αὐτοῖς ἀλλὰ νῦν ἔχων βαλλάντιον ἀράτω ὁμοίως καὶ πήραν καὶ μὴ ἔχων πωλησάτω τὸ ἱμάτιον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀγορασάτω μάχαιραν G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:38 - οἱ δὲ εἶπαν κύριε ἰδοὺ μάχαιραι G3162 ὧδε δύο δὲ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:49 - ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ περὶ αὐτὸν τὸ ἐσόμενον εἶπαν κύριε εἰ πατάξομεν ἐν μαχαίρῃ G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:52 - εἶπεν δὲ Ἰησοῦς πρὸς τοὺς παραγενομένους ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν ἀρχιερεῖς καὶ στρατηγοὺς τοῦ ἱεροῦ καὶ πρεσβυτέρους ὡς ἐπὶ λῃστὴν ἐξήλθατε μετὰ μαχαιρῶν G3162 καὶ ξύλων
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:10 - Σίμων οὖν Πέτρος ἔχων μάχαιραν G3162 εἵλκυσεν αὐτὴν καὶ ἔπαισεν τὸν τοῦ ἀρχιερέως δοῦλον καὶ ἀπέκοψεν αὐτοῦ τὸ ὠτάριον τὸ δεξιόν ἦν δὲ ὄνομα τῷ δούλῳ Μάλχος
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:11 - εἶπεν οὖν Ἰησοῦς τῷ Πέτρῳ βάλε τὴν μάχαιραν G3162 εἰς τὴν θήκην τὸ ποτήριον δέδωκέν μοι πατὴρ οὐ μὴ πίω αὐτό
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:2 - ἀνεῖλεν δὲ Ἰάκωβον τὸν ἀδελφὸν Ἰωάννου μαχαίρῃ G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:27 - ἔξυπνος δὲ γενόμενος δεσμοφύλαξ καὶ ἰδὼν ἀνεῳγμένας τὰς θύρας τῆς φυλακῆς σπασάμενος τὴν μάχαιραν G3162 ἤμελλεν ἑαυτὸν ἀναιρεῖν νομίζων ἐκπεφευγέναι τοὺς δεσμίους
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - τίς ἡμᾶς χωρίσει ἀπὸ τῆς ἀγάπης τοῦ Χριστοῦ θλῖψις στενοχωρία διωγμὸς λιμὸς γυμνότης κίνδυνος μάχαιρα G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν σοὶ εἰς τὸ ἀγαθόν ἐὰν δὲ τὸ κακὸν ποιῇς φοβοῦ οὐ γὰρ εἰκῇ τὴν μάχαιραν G3162 φορεῖ θεοῦ γὰρ διάκονός ἐστιν ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν τῷ τὸ κακὸν πράσσοντι
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:17 - καὶ τὴν περικεφαλαίαν τοῦ σωτηρίου δέξασθε καὶ τὴν μάχαιραν G3162 τοῦ πνεύματος ἐστιν ῥῆμα θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:12 - ζῶν γὰρ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐνεργὴς καὶ τομώτερος ὑπὲρ πᾶσαν μάχαιραν G3162 δίστομον καὶ διϊκνούμενος ἄχρι μερισμοῦ ψυχῆς καὶ πνεύματος ἁρμῶν τε καὶ μυελῶν καὶ κριτικὸς ἐνθυμήσεων καὶ ἐννοιῶν καρδίας
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:34 - ἔσβεσαν δύναμιν πυρός ἔφυγον στόματα μαχαίρης G3162 ἐδυναμώθησαν ἀπὸ ἀσθενείας ἐγενήθησαν ἰσχυροὶ ἐν πολέμῳ παρεμβολὰς ἔκλιναν ἀλλοτρίων
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:37 - ἐλιθάσθησαν ἐπρίσθησαν ἐν φόνῳ μαχαίρης G3162 ἀπέθανον περιῆλθον ἐν μηλωταῖς ἐν αἰγείοις δέρμασιν ὑστερούμενοι θλιβόμενοι κακουχούμενοι
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:4 - καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἄλλος ἵππος πυρρός καὶ τῷ καθημένῳ ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸν ἐδόθη αὐτῷ λαβεῖν τὴν εἰρήνην ἐκ τῆς γῆς καὶ ἵνα ἀλλήλους σφάξουσιν καὶ ἐδόθη αὐτῷ μάχαιρα G3162 μεγάλη
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:10 - εἴ τις εἰς αἰχμαλωσίαν εἰς αἰχμαλωσίαν ὑπάγει εἴ τις ἐν μαχαίρῃ G3162 ἀποκτανθῆναι αὐτὸν ἐν μαχαίρῃ G3162 ἀποκτανθῆναι ὧδέ ἐστιν ὑπομονὴ καὶ πίστις τῶν ἁγίων
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:14 - καὶ πλανᾷ τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς διὰ τὰ σημεῖα ἐδόθη αὐτῷ ποιῆσαι ἐνώπιον τοῦ θηρίου λέγων τοῖς κατοικοῦσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ποιῆσαι εἰκόνα τῷ θηρίῳ ὃς ἔχει τὴν πληγὴν τῆς μαχαίρης G3162 καὶ ἔζησεν
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