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Lexicon :: Strong's G3751 - osphys

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osphys (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:496,736

Strong’s Definitions

ὀσφῦς osphŷs, os-foos'; of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), i.e. the hip; internally (by extension) procreative power:—loin.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's G3751 in the following manner: loins (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's G3751 in the following manner: loins (8x).
  1. the hip (loin)

    1. to gird, gird about, the loins

  2. a loin, the (two) loins

    1. the place where the Hebrews thought the generative power (semen) resided

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ὀσφῦς osphŷs, os-foos'; of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), i.e. the hip; internally (by extension) procreative power:—loin.
ὀσφύς (or ὀσφύς, so R Tr in Ephesians 6:14; G in Matthew 3:4; cf. Chandler §§ 658, 659; Tdf. Proleg., p. 101), ὀσφύος, , from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;
1. the hip (loin), as that part of the body where the ζώνη was worn (the Sept. for מָתְנַיִם): Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6; hence, περιζωννυσθαι τάς ὀσφύας, to gird, gird about, the loins, Luke 12:35; Ephesians 6:14; and ἀναζωννυσθαι τάς ὀσφύας (to gird up the loins), 1 Peter 1:13; on the meaning of these metaphorical, phrases see ἀναζώννυμι.
2. a loin, the Sept. several times for חֲלָצַיִם, the (two) loins, where the Hebrews thought the generative power (semen) resided (?); hence, καρπός τῆς ὀσφύος, fruit of the loins, offspring, Acts 2:30 (see καρπός, 1 at the end); ἐξέρχεσθαι ἐκ τῆς ὀσφύος τίνος, to come forth out of one's loins i. e. derive one's origin or descent from one, Hebrews 7:5 (see ἐξέρχομαι, 2 b.); ἔτι ἐν τῇ ὀσφύϊ τίνος, to be yet in the loins of someone (an ancestor), Hebrews 7:10.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:4; 3:4
6:14; 6:14
7:5; 7:10
1 Peter

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Strong's Number G3751 matches the Greek ὀσφῦς (osphys),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:4 - And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; G3751 and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:6 - And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; G3751 and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:35 - Let your loins G3751 be girded about, and your lights burning;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:30 - Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, G3751 according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:14 - Stand therefore, having your loins G3751 girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:5 - And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins G3751 of Abraham:
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:10 - For he was yet in the loins G3751 of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:13 - Wherefore gird up the loins G3751 of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
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