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Lexicon :: Strong's G4383 - prosōpon

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prosōpon (Key)
Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From πρός (G4314) and ops (the visage, from ὀπτάνομαι (G3700))
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TDNT Reference: 6:768,950

Strong’s Definitions

πρόσωπον prósōpon, pros'-o-pon; from G4314 and ὤψ ṓps (the visage, from G3700); the front (as being towards view), i.e. the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication, presence, person:—(outward) appearance, × before, countenance, face, fashion, (men's) person, presence.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x

The KJV translates Strong's G4383 in the following manner: face (55x), person (7x), presence (7x), countenance (3x), not translated (1x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x
The KJV translates Strong's G4383 in the following manner: face (55x), person (7x), presence (7x), countenance (3x), not translated (1x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. the face

    1. the front of the human head

    2. countenance, look

      1. the face so far forth as it is the organ of sight, and (by it various movements and changes) the index of the inward thoughts and feelings

    3. the appearance one presents by his wealth or property, his rank or low condition

      1. outward circumstances, external condition

      2. used in expressions which denote to regard the person in one's judgment and treatment of men

  2. the outward appearance of inanimate things

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πρόσωπον prósōpon, pros'-o-pon; from G4314 and ὤψ ṓps (the visage, from G3700); the front (as being towards view), i.e. the countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication, presence, person:—(outward) appearance, × before, countenance, face, fashion, (men's) person, presence.
πρόσωπον, προσώπου, τό (from πρός and ὤψ, cf. μέτωπον), from Homer down; the Sept. hundreds of times for פָּנִים, also for אַפַיִם, etc.;
a. the face, i. e. the anterior part of the human head: Matthew 6:16, 17; Matthew 17:2; Matthew 26:67; Mark 14:65; Luke (Luke 9:29); Luke 22:64 (T Tr WH omit; Lachmann brackets the clause); Acts 6:15; 2 Corinthians 3:7, 13, 18; (2 Corinthians 11:20); Revelation 4:7; Revelation 9:7; Revelation 10:1; τό πρόσωπον τῆς γενέσεως, the face with which one is born (A. V. his natural face), James 1:23; πίπτειν ἐπί πρόσωπον (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 27, 1 n.; 122 (116)) and ἐπί τό πρόσωπον, Matthew 17:6; Matthew 26:39; Luke 5:12; Luke 17:16; 1 Corinthians 14:25; (Revelation 7:11 Rec.; ἔπεσαν ἐπί τά πρόσωπα, Revelation 11:16; Revelation 7:11 G L T Tr WH); ἀγνωυμενος τίνι τῷ προσώπῳ, unknown to one by face, i. e. personally unknown, Galatians 1:22; bereaved of one προσώπῳ, οὐ καρδία (A. V. in presence, not in heart), 1 Thessalonians 2:17; κατά πρόσωπον, in or toward (i. e. so as to look into) the face, i. e. before, in the presence of (see κατά, II. 1 c.): opposed to ἀπών, 2 Corinthians 10:1; with τίνος added, before (the face of) one, Luke 2:31; Acts 3:13; ἔχω τινα κατά πρόσωπον, i. e. to have one present in person (A. V. face to face), Acts 25:16; ἀντέστην κατά πρόσωπον, I resisted him to the face (with a suggestion of fearlessness), Galatians 2:11 (κατά πρόσωπον λέγειν τούς λόγους, Polybius 25, 5, 2; add Job 16:8; but in Deuteronomy 7:24; Deuteronomy 9:2; Judges 2:14; 2 Chronicles 13:7, ἀντιστῆναι κατά πρόσωπον τίνος simply denotes to stand against, resist, withstand); τά κατά πρόσωπον the things before the face, i. e. open, known to all, 2 Corinthians 10:7. Expressions modelled after the Hebrew: ὁρᾶν τό πρόσωπον τίνος, to see one's face, see him personally, Acts 20:25; Colossians 2:1; ἰδεῖν, 1 Thessalonians 2:17; 1 Thessalonians 3:10; θεωρεῖν, Acts 20:38 (cf. θεωρέω, 2 a.); particularly, βλέπειν τό πρόσωπον τοῦ Θεοῦ (see βλέπω, 1 b. β.), Matthew 18:10; ὁρᾶν τό πρόσωπον τοῦ Θεοῦ (see ὁράω, 1), Revelation 22:4; ἐμφανισθῆναι τῷ πρόσωπον τοῦ Θεοῦ, to appear before the face of God, spoken of Christ, the eternal priest, who has entered into the heavenly sanctuary, Hebrews 9:24; in imitation of the Hebrew אֵל־פָּנִים פָּנִים we have the phrase πρόσωπον πρός πρόσωπον, face (turned (see πρός, I. 1 a., p. 541b)) to face (εἶδον τινα, Genesis 32:30; Judges 6:22): tropically, βλέπω namely, τόν Θεόν, see God face to face, i. e. discern perfectly his nature, will, purposes, 1 Corinthians 13:12; a person is said to be sent or to go πρό προσώπου τίνος (פ לִפנֵי) (cf. Winers Grammar, § 65, 4 b. at the end; Buttmann, 319 (274)), i. e. before one, to announce his coming and remove the obstacles from his way, Matthew 11:10; Mark 1:2; Luke 1:76; Luke 7:27 (Malachi 3:1); Luke 9:52; 10:1; πρό προσώπου τίνος (of time) before a thing, Acts 13:24 (so לִפְנֵי in Amos 1:1; Zechariah 8:10; where the Sept. simply πρό (cf. πρό, b., p. 536b bottom)). πρός φωτισμόν τῆς γνώσεως τῆς δόξης τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν προσώπῳ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, that we may bring forth into the light the knowledge of the glory of God as it shines in the face of Jesus Christ, 2 Corinthians 4:6 (Paul really means, the majesty of God manifest in the person of Christ; but the signification of πρόσωπον is 'face,' and Paul is led to use the word by what he had said in 2 Corinthians 3:13 of the brightness visible in the force of Moses).
b. countenance, look (Latinvultus), i. e. the face so far forth as it is the organ of sight, and (by its various movements and changes) the index of the inward thoughts and feelings: κλίνειν τό πρόσωπον εἰς τήν γῆν, to bow the face to the earth (a characteristic of fear and anxiety), Luke 24:5; Hebraistic phrases relating to the direction of the countenance, the look: τό πρόσωπον τοῦ κυρίου ἐπί τινα, namely, ἐστιν, the face of the Lord is (turned) upon one, i. e. he looks upon and watches him, 1 Peter 3:12 (from Psalm 33:17 (Ps. 34:17)); στηρίζειν τό πρόσωπον (Hebrew שׂוּם or פָּנִים נָתַן; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, ii., p. 1109 on the same form of expression in Syriac, Arabic, Persian, Turkish) τοῦ πορεύεσθαι εἰς with an accusative of the place (A. V. steadfastly to set one's face to go etc. (see στηρίζω, a.)), Luke 9:51; moreover, even τό πρόσωπον τίνος ἐστι πορευόμενον εἰς with the accusative of place, Luke 9:53 (τό πρόσωπον σου πορευόμενον ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν, 2 Samuel 17:11); ἀπό προσώπου τίνος φεύγειν, to flee in terror from the face (German Anblick) of one enraged, Revelation 20:11; κρύπτειν τινα etc. (see κρύπτω, a.), Revelation 6:16; ἀνάψυξις ἀπό προσώπου Θεοῦ, the refreshing which comes from the bright and smiling countenance of God to one seeking comfort, Acts 3:20 (19); on 2 Thessalonians 1:9 see ἀπό, p. 59a middle; μετά τοῦ προσώπου σου, namely, ὄντα, in the presence of thy joyous countenance (see μετά, I. 2 b. β'.), Acts 2:28 (from Psalm 15:11 (Ps. 16:11)); εἰς πρόσωπον τῶν ἐκκλησιῶν, turned unto (i. e. in (R. V.)) the face of the churches as the witnesses of your zeal, 2 Corinthians 8:24; ἵνα ἐκ πολλῶν προσώπων... διά πολλῶν εὐχαριστηθῇ, that from many faces (turned toward God and expressing the devout and grateful feelings of the soul) thanks may be rendered by many (accordingly, both ἐκ πολλῶν προσώπων and διά πολλῶν belong to εὐχαριστηθῇ (cf. Meyer ad loc.; see below)), 2 Corinthians 1:11. ἀπό προσώπου τίνος (פ מִפְּנֵי),from the sight or presence of one, Acts 5:41; Acts 7:45 (here A. V. before the face; Revelation 12:14); ἐν προσώπῳ Χριστοῦ, in the presence of Christ, i. e. Christ looking on (and approving), 2 Corinthians 2:10 (Proverbs 8:30); (some would render πρόσωπον here and in 2 Corinthians 1:11 above person (cf. R. V.): — here nearly equivalent to on the part of ( persona Christi); there equivalent to 'an individual' (Plutarch, de garrul. 13, p. 509 b.; Epictetus diss. 1, 2, 7; Polybius 8, 13, 5; 12, 27, 10; 27, 6, 4; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 1, 1 [ET]; 47, 6 [ET]; Phryn., p. 379, and Lobeck's note, p. 380)).
c. Hebraistically, the appearance one presents by his wealth or poverty, his rank or low condition; outward circumstances, external condition; so used in expressions which denote to regard the person in one's judgment and treatment of men: βλέπειν εἰς πρόσωπον ἀνθρώπων, Matthew 22:16; Mark 12:14; θαυμάζειν πρόσωπα, Jude 1:16; λαμβάνειν πρόσωπον (τίνος), Luke 20:21; Galatians 2:6 (on which see βλέπω, 2 c., θαυμάζω λαμβάνω, I. 4). καυχᾶσθαι ἐν προσώπῳ καί οὐ καρδία, to glory in those things which they simulate in look, viz. piety, love, righteousness, although their heart is devoid of these virtues, 2 Corinthians 5:12, cf. 1 Samuel 16:7.
2. the outward appearance of inanimate things (A. V. face (except in James as below)): τοῦ ἄνθους, James 1:11; τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, τῆς γῆς, Matthew 16:3 (here T brackets; WH reject the passage); Luke 12:56 (Ps. 103(104):Psalms 103:30); (so in Latin, naturae vultus, Ovid. metam. 1, 6; maris facies, Vergil Aen. 5, 768; on this use of the nounfacies see Aulus Gellius, noctes atticae 13, 29); surface: τῆς γῆς, Luke 21:35; Acts 17:26 (on the omitted article here cf. πᾶς, I. 1 c.) (Genesis 2:6; Genesis 11:8).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2:6; 11:8; 32:30
7:24; 9:2
2:14; 6:22
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
2 Chronicles
16:11; 33:17; 34:17; 103
6:16; 6:17; 11:10; 16:3; 17:2; 17:6; 18:10; 22:16; 26:39; 26:67
1:2; 12:14; 14:65
1:76; 2:31; 5:12; 7:27; 9:29; 9:51; 9:52; 9:53; 10:1; 12:56; 17:16; 20:21; 21:35; 22:64; 24:5
2:28; 3:13; 3:20; 5:41; 6:15; 7:45; 13:24; 17:26; 20:25; 20:38; 25:16
1 Corinthians
1; 1:1; 13:12; 14:25
2 Corinthians
1:11; 1:11; 2:10; 3:7; 3:13; 3:13; 3:18; 4:6; 5:12; 8:24; 10:1; 10:7; 11:20
1:22; 2:6; 2:11
1 Thessalonians
2:17; 2:17; 3:10
2 Thessalonians
1:11; 1:23
1 Peter
4:7; 6:16; 7:11; 7:11; 9:7; 10:1; 11:16; 12:14; 20:11; 22:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4383 matches the Greek πρόσωπον (prosōpon),
which occurs 76 times in 71 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 6:16–2Co 11:20)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:16 -

“Now whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they [fn]neglect their appearance G4383 so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:17 - “But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face G4383
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:10 - “This is the one about whom it [fn]is written,



Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:3 - “And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Do you know how to discern the [fn]appearance G4383 of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:2 - And He was transfigured before them; and His face G4383 shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:6 - And when the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces G4383 and were terrified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:10 -

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face G4383 of My Father who is in heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:16 - And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and [fn]defer to no one; for You are not partial G4383 to any.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:39 -

And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face G4383 and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:67 -

Then they spat in His face G4383 and beat Him with their fists; and others [fn]slapped Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:2 -

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:



Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:14 - And they *came and *said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and [fn]defer to no one; for You are not partial G4383 to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it [fn]lawful to pay a tax to Caesar, or not?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:65 - And some began to spit at Him, and [fn]to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers [fn]received Him with [fn]slaps in the face.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:31 -

Which You prepared in the presence G4383 of all peoples,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:12 -

And it happened that while He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man [fn]covered with leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face G4383 and begged Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:27 - “This is the one about whom it is written,



Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:29 - And it happened that while He was praying, the appearance of His face G4383 became different, and His clothing became white and [fn]gleaming.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:51 -

Now it happened that when the days for Him to be taken up were soon to be fulfilled, He set His face to go to Jerusalem;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:52 - and He sent messengers on ahead G4383 of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to [fn]make arrangements for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:53 - But they did not receive Him, because [fn]He was journeying with His face G4383 toward Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:1 -

Now after this the Lord appointed [fn]seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead G4383 of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:56 - “You hypocrites! You know how to examine the appearance G4383 of the earth and the sky, but [fn]why do you not examine this present time?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:16 - and he fell on his face G4383 at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:21 - And they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You [fn]are not partial G4383 to any, but teach the way of God in truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:35 - for it will come upon all those who inhabit the face G4383 of all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:5 - and when the women were terrified and bowed their faces G4383 to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:28 -



Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:13 - “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered and denied in the presence G4383 of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that [fn]times of refreshing may come from the presence G4383 of the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:41 - So they went on their way from the presence G4383 of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for the Name.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:15 - And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Sanhedrin saw his face G4383 like the face G4383 of an angel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:45 - “And having received it in their turn, our fathers brought it in with [fn]Joshua when they dispossessed the [fn]nations whom God drove out before G4383 our fathers, until the time of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:24 - after John had preached before [fn]His coming G4383 a baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:26 - and He made from one man every nation of mankind to inhabit all the face G4383 of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:25 -

“And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face G4383.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:38 - being in agony especially over the word which he had spoken, that they would not see his face G4383 again. And they were accompanying him to the ship.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:16 - “I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over any man before the accused meets his accusers face G4383 to face G4383 and has an opportunity to make his defense against the charges.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:12 - For now we see in a mirror [fn]dimly, but then face G4383 to face G4383. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:25 - the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face G4383 and worship God, declaring that SURELY GOD IS AMONG YOU.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:11 - you also joining in helping us through your prayers on our behalf, so that thanks may be given on our behalf by many persons G4383 for the gracious gift bestowed on us through the prayers of many.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:10 - But one whom you graciously forgive anything, I graciously forgive also. For indeed what I have graciously forgiven, if I have graciously forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence G4383 of Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:7 -

But if the ministry of death, in letters having been engraved on stones, came [fn]with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face G4383 of Moses because of the glory of his face G4383, which was being brought to an end,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:13 - and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face G4383 so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the consequence of what was being brought to an end.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:18 - But we all, with unveiled face G4383, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:6 - For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face G4383 of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:12 - We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an opportunity to boast of us, so that you will have an answer for those who boast in appearance G4383 and not in heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:24 - Therefore [fn]openly G4383 before G4383 the churches, [fn]show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:1 -

Now I, Paul, myself plead with you by the gentleness and forbearance of Christ—I who am humble when face-to-face G4383 with you, but courageous toward you when absent!

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:7 -

[fn]You are looking at [fn]things as they are outwardly G4383. If anyone is confident in himself that he is Christ’s, let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:20 - For you bear it if anyone enslaves you, anyone devours you, anyone takes advantage of you, anyone exalts himself, anyone hits you in the face G4383.

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