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Lexicon :: Strong's G3973 - pauō

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pauō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A root verb ("pause")
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Strong’s Definitions

παύω paúō, pow'-o; a primary verb ("pause"); to stop (transitively or intransitively), i.e. restrain, quit, desist, come to an end:—cease, leave, refrain.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's G3973 in the following manner: cease (12x), leave (2x), refrain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's G3973 in the following manner: cease (12x), leave (2x), refrain (1x).
  1. to make to cease or desist

  2. to restrain a thing or person from something

  3. to cease, to leave off

  4. have got release from sin

    1. no longer stirred by its incitements and seductions

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
παύω paúō, pow'-o; a primary verb ("pause"); to stop (transitively or intransitively), i.e. restrain, quit, desist, come to an end:—cease, leave, refrain.
παύω: 1 aorist imperative 3 person singular παυσάτω (1 Peter 3:10); middle, present παύομαι; imperfect ἐπαυομην; future παύσομαι (see ἀναπαύω and ἐπαναπαύω (and on the forms παηναι etc. cf. futher Hilgenfeld, Hermae Pastor, edition alt. proleg., p. xviii, note, also his edition of the 'Teaching' 4, 2 [ET] note (p. 97))); perfect πεπαυμαι; 1 aorist ἐπαυσάμην; from Homer down; to make to cease or desist: τί or τινα ἀπό τίνος, to restrain (A. V. refrain) a thing or a person from something, 1 Peter 3:10, from Psalm 33:14 (Psalms 34:14); cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 6; ((cf. 326 (305)): R. § 132, 5). Middle, the Sept. for חָדַל, כָּלָה, שָׁבַת, etc. to cease, leave off, (cf. Winer's Grammar, 253 (238)): Luke 8:24; Acts 20:1; 1 Corinthians 13:8; the action or state desisted from is indicated by the addition of a present participle (cf. Matthiae, § 551 d.; Passow, under the word, II. 3; (Liddell and Scott, I. 4); Winers Grammar, § 45, 4; (Buttmann, § 144,15)): ἐπαύσατο λαλῶν, Luke 5:4 (Genesis 18:33; Numbers 16:31; Deuteronomy 20:9); add, Acts 5:42; Acts 6:13; Acts 13:10; Acts 20:31; Acts 21:32; Ephesians 1:16; Colossians 1:9; Hebrews 10:2; the participle is lacking, as being evident from the context, Luke 11:1. Passive (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 39, 3 and N. 3) πέπαυται ἁμαρτίας, hath got release (A. V. hath ceased) from sin, i. e. is no longer stirred by its incitements and seductions, 1 Peter 4:1; cf. Kypke, Observations, at the passage, and Winers Grammar, as above; (Buttmann, § 132, 5; but WH text ἁμαρτίαις, dative, unto sins. Compare: ἀναπαύω, ἐπαναπαύω, συναναπαύω (συναναπαύομαι), καταπαύω).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

33:14; 34:14
5:4; 8:24; 11:1
5:42; 6:13; 13:10; 20:1; 20:31; 21:32
1 Corinthians
1 Peter
3:10; 3:10; 4:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3973 matches the Greek παύω (pauō),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:4 - When He had finished G3973 speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:24 - They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, G3973 and [fn]it became calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:1 - It happened that while [fn]Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, G3973 one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:42 - And every day, in the temple and [fn]from house to house, they [fn]kept G3973 right G3973 on teaching and [fn]preaching Jesus as the [fn]Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:13 - They put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly G3973 speaks against this holy place and the Law;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:10 - and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease G3973 to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:1 - After the uproar had ceased, G3973 Paul sent for the disciples, and when he had exhorted them and taken his leave of them, he left to go to Macedonia.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:31 - “Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease G3973 to admonish each one with tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:32 - At once he took along some soldiers and centurions and ran down to them; and when they saw the [fn]commander and the soldiers, they stopped G3973 beating Paul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:8 - Love never fails; but if there are gifts of [fn]prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; G3973 if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:16 - do not cease G3973 giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:9 - For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased G3973 to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the [fn]knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:2 - Otherwise, would they not have ceased G3973 to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:10 - For,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:1 - Therefore, since Christ has [fn]suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has [fn]suffered in the flesh has ceased G3973 from sin,
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