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Lexicon :: Strong's G4491 - rhiza

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rhiza (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a primary word
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:985,985

Strong’s Definitions

ῥίζα rhíza, hrid'-zah; apparently a primary word; a "root" (literally or figuratively):—root.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G4491 in the following manner: root (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G4491 in the following manner: root (17x).
  1. a root

  2. that which like a root springs from a root, a sprout, shoot

  3. metaph. offspring, progeny

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ῥίζα rhíza, hrid'-zah; apparently a primary word; a "root" (literally or figuratively):—root.
ῤίζα, ῤίζης, (akin to German Reis (cf. Latinradix; English root; see Curtius, § 515; Fick, Part 3:775)), from Homer down; the Sept. for שֹׁרֶשׁ;
1. a root: properly, Matthew 3:10; Luke 3:9; ἐκ ῤιζῶν, from the roots (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 51, 1 d.), Mark 11:20; ῤίζαν ἔχειν, to strike deep root, Matthew 13:6; Mark 4:6; tropically, οὐ ῤίζαν ἔχειν ἐν ἑαυτῷ, spoken of one who has but a superficial experience of divine truth, has not permitted it to make its way into the inmost recesses of his soul, Matthew 13:21; Mark 4:17; Luke 8:13; in figurative discourse, ῤίζα πικρίας (see πικρία) of a person disposed to apostatize and induce others to commit the same offence, Hebrews 12:15; the progenitors of a race are called ῤίζα, their descendants κλάδοι (see κλάδος, b.), Romans 11:16-18. Metaphorically, cause, origin, source: πάντων τῶν κακῶν, 1 Timothy 6:10; τῆς σοφίας, Sir. 1:6 (5), 20 (18); τῆς ἀθανασίας, Wis. 15:3; τῆς ἁμαρτίας, of the devil, Ev. Nicod. 23; ἀρχή καί ῤίζα παντός ἀγαθοῦ, Epicur. quoted in Atlmn. 12, 67, p. 546f; πηγή καί ῤίζα καλοκἀγαθίας τό νομίμου τυχεῖν παιδείας, Plutarch, de purr. educ. c. 7 b.
2. after the use of the Hebrew שֹׁרֶשׁ, that which like a root springs from a root, a sprout, shoot; metaphorically, offspring, progeny: Romans 15:12; Revelation 5:5; Revelation 22:16 (Isaiah 11:10).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:10; 13:6; 13:21
4:6; 4:17; 11:20
3:9; 8:13
11:16; 11:17; 11:18; 15:12
1 Timothy
5:5; 22:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4491 matches the Greek ῥίζα (rhiza),
which occurs 17 times in 16 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:10 - “And the axe is already laid at the root G4491 of the trees; therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit is being cut down and thrown into the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:6 - “But after the sun rose, they were scorched; and because they had no root G4491, they withered away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:21 - yet he has no firm root G4491 in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution occurs because of the [fn]word, immediately he [fn]falls away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:6 - “And when the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root G4491, it withered away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:17 - and yet they have no firm root G4491 in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution occurs because of the word, immediately they [fn]fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:20 - As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots G4491 up.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:9 - “But indeed the axe is already being laid at the root G4491 of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:13 - “Those on the rocky soil are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and yet these do not have a firm root G4491; [fn]they believe for a while, and in a time of temptation they [fn]fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:16 - If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root G4491 is holy, the branches are as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:17 - But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the [fn]rich root G4491 of the olive tree,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:18 - do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root G4491, but the root G4491 supports you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:12 - Again Isaiah says,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:10 - For the love of money is a root G4491 of all [fn]sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many [fn]griefs.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:15 - See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root G4491 of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:5 - And one of the elders *said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root G4491 of David, has overcome so as to be able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:16 - “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you of these things [fn]for the churches. I am the root G4491 and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
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