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Lexicon :: Strong's G3789 - ophis

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ophis (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from ὀπτάνομαι (G3700) (through the idea of sharpness of vision)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:566,748

Strong’s Definitions

ὄφις óphis, of'-is; probably from G3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, figuratively, (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan:—serpent.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's G3789 in the following manner: serpent (14x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's G3789 in the following manner: serpent (14x).
  1. snake, serpent

  2. with the ancients, the serpent was an emblem of cunning and wisdom. The serpent who deceived Eve was regarded by the Jews as the devil.

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ὄφις óphis, of'-is; probably from G3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, figuratively, (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan:—serpent.
ὄφις, ὀφισεως, (perhaps named from its sight; cf. δράκων, at the beginning, and see Curtius, as under the word ὀφθαλμός); from Homer, Iliad 12, 208 down; the Sept. mostly for נָחָשׁ; a snake, serpent: Matthew 7:10; Mark 16:18; Luke 10:19; Luke 11:11; John 3:14; 1 Corinthians 10:9; Revelation 9:19; with the ancients the serpent was an emblem of cunning and wisdom, 2 Corinthians 11:3, cf. Genesis 3:1; hence, φρόνιμοι ὡς οἱ ὄφεις, Matthew 10:16 (here WH marginal reading ὄφις); hence, crafty hypocrites are called ὄφεις, Matthew 23:33. The serpent narrated to have deceived Eve (see Gen. as above) was regarded by the later Jews as the devil (Sap. ii., 23f, cf. 4 Macc. 18:8); hence, he is called ὄφις ἀρχαῖος, ὄφις: Revelation 12:9, 14; Revelation 20:2; see (Grimm on Sap. as above; From Lenormant, Beginnings of History etc., chapter ii., p. 109f, and) δράκων.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

7:10; 10:16; 23:33
10:19; 11:11
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
9:19; 12:9; 12:14; 20:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3789 matches the Greek ὄφις (ophis),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:10 - Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? G3789
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:16 - Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, G3789 and harmless as doves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:33 - Ye serpents, G3789 ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:18 - They shall take up serpents; G3789 and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:19 - Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents G3789 and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:11 - If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? G3789
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:14 - And as Moses lifted up the serpent G3789 in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:9 - Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. G3789
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:3 - But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent G3789 beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:19 - For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, G3789 and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:9 - And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, G3789 called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:14 - And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. G3789
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:15 - And the serpent G3789 cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:2 - And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, G3789 which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
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