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Lexicon :: Strong's G4392 - prophasis

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πρόφασις
Transliteration
prophasis (Key)
Pronunciation
prof'-as-is
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a compound of πρό (G4253) and φαίνω (G5316)
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Strong’s Definitions

πρόφασις próphasis, prof'-as-is; from a compound of G4253 and G5316; an outward showing, i.e. pretext:—cloke, colour, pretence, show.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's G4392 in the following manner: pretence (3x), cloke (2x), show (1x), colour (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's G4392 in the following manner: pretence (3x), cloke (2x), show (1x), colour (1x).
  1. a pretext (alleged reason, pretended cause)

  2. show

    1. under colour as though they would do something

    2. in pretence, ostensibly

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πρόφασις próphasis, prof'-as-is; from a compound of G4253 and G5316; an outward showing, i.e. pretext:—cloke, colour, pretence, show.
STRONGS G4392:
πρόφασις, προφασεως, (προφαίνω, i. e. properly, 'to cause to shine before' (or 'forth'; but many derive πρόφασις directly from προφημι)), from Homer down;
a. a pretext (alleged reason, pretended cause): τῆς πλεονεξίας, such as covetousness is accustomed to use, 1 Thessalonians 2:5 ((A. V. cloak of covetousness) the meaning being, that he had never misused his apostolic office in order to disguise or to hide avaricious designs); πρόφασιν ἔχειν (a phrase frequent in Greek authors, cf. Passow, under the word πρόφασις 1 b. vol. ii., p. 1251b; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, I. 3 e.)) περί τῆς ἁμαρτίας, John 15:22 (A. V. marginal reading R. V. excuse).
b. show: προφάσει ὡς κτλ. (A. V.) under color as though they would etc. Acts 27:30; προφάσει (A. V. for a pretence), in pretence, ostensibly: Matthew 23:14-13Rec.; Mark 12:40; Luke 20:47; Philippians 1:18.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Mark
12:40
Luke
20:47
John
15:22
Acts
27:30
Philippians
1:18
1 Thessalonians
2:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4392 matches the Greek πρόφασις (prophasis),
which occurs 7 times in 7 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:14 - Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence G4392 make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:40 - Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence G4392 make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:47 - Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew G4392 make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:22 - If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke G4392 for their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:30 - And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour G4392 as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:18 - What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, G4392 or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:5 - For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke G4392 of covetousness; God is witness:
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