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Lexicon :: Strong's G3162 - machaira

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μάχαιρα
Transliteration
machaira (Key)
Pronunciation
makh'-ahee-rah
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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.
STRONGS NT 3162: μάχαιρα
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

Genesis
22:6; 22:10; 34:26
Joshua
8:24
Judges
3:16; 19:29
1 Samuel
13:22
Matthew
10:34; 26:47; 26:51; 26:52
Mark
14:43; 14:47
Luke
12:51; 21:24; 21:24; 22:36; 22:38; 22:49; 22:49; 22:52
John
18:10
Acts
12:2; 12:2; 16:27
Romans
8:35; 13:4
Ephesians
6:17
Hebrews
4:12; 11:34; 11:34; 11:37
Revelation
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 - “Do not think that I came to [fn]bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:47 - While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up [fn]accompanied by a large crowd with swords G3162 and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:51 - And behold, one of those who were with Jesus [fn]reached and drew out his sword, G3162 and struck the slave of the high priest and [fn]cut off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:52 - Then Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword G3162 back into its place; for all those who take up the sword G3162 shall perish by the sword. G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:55 - At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords G3162 and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a robber? Every day I used to sit in the temple teaching and you did not seize Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - Immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, *came up [fn]accompanied by a crowd with swords G3162 and clubs, who were from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:47 - But one of those who stood by drew his sword, G3162 and struck the slave of the high priest and [fn]cut off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:48 - And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out with swords G3162 and clubs to arrest Me, as you would against a robber?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - and they will fall by the edge of the sword, G3162 and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:36 - And He said to them, “But now, [fn]whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and [fn]whoever has no sword G3162 is to sell his [fn]coat and buy one.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:38 - They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” G3162 And He said to them, “It is enough.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:49 - When those who were around Him saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:52 - Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders who had come against Him, “Have you come out with swords G3162 and clubs as you would against a robber?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:10 - Simon Peter then, having a sword, G3162 drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:11 - So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword G3162 into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:2 - And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword. G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:27 - When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword G3162 and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:35 - Who will separate us from the love of [fn]Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? G3162
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword G3162 for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices 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 living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, G3162 and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:34 - quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, G3162 from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:37 - They were stoned, they were sawn in two, [fn]they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; G3162 they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:4 - And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword G3162 was given to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:10 - If anyone [fn]is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, G3162 with the sword G3162 he must be killed. Here is the [fn]perseverance and the faith of the [fn]saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:14 - And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform [fn]in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who *had the wound of the sword G3162 and has come to life.

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