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Lexicon :: Strong's G4680 - sophos

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sophos (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Akin to saphes (clear)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:465,1056

Strong’s Definitions

σοφός sophós, sof-os'; akin to σαφής saphḗs (clear); wise (in a most general application):—wise. Compare G5429.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's G4680 in the following manner: wise (22x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's G4680 in the following manner: wise (22x).
  1. wise

    1. skilled, expert: of artificers

    2. wise, skilled in letters, cultivated, learned

      1. of the Greek philosophers and orators

      2. of Jewish theologians

      3. of Christian teachers

    3. forming the best plans and using the best means for their execution

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σοφός sophós, sof-os'; akin to σαφής saphḗs (clear); wise (in a most general application):—wise. Compare G5429.
σοφός, σοφή, σοφόν (akin to σαφής and to the Latinsapio, sapiens, sapor, 'to have a taste', etc.; Curtius, § 628; (Vanicek, p. 991)), the Sept. for חָכָם; (from Theognis, Pindar, Aeschylus down); wise, i. e.
a. skilled, expert: εἰς τί, Romans 16:19; of artificers (cf. Grimm, Exeg. Hdbch. on Sap. (Wisdom 7:21), p. 151): ἀρχιτέκτων, 1 Corinthians 3:10; Isaiah 3:3 (δημιουργός, of God, Xenophon, mem. 1, 4, 7).
b. wise, i. e. skilled in letters, cultivated, learned: Romans 1:14, 22; of the Greek philosophers (and orators, see σοφία, a.), 1 Corinthians 1:19f, 26; 1 Corinthians 3:18f,(20); of the Jewish theologians, Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; of Christian teachers, Matthew 23:34.
c. wise in a practical sense, i. e. one who in action is governed by piety and integrity: Ephesians 5:15; James 3:13; and accordingly is a suitable person to settle private quarrels, 1 Corinthians 6:5.
d. wise in a philosophic sense, forming the best plans and using the best means for their execution: so of God, Romans 16:27, and Rec. in 1 Timothy 1:17; Jude 1:25; σοφώτερον, contains more wisdom, is more sagaciously thought out, 1 Corinthians 1:25.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

11:25; 23:34
1:14; 1:22; 16:19; 16:27
1 Corinthians
1:19; 1:25; 1:26; 3:10; 3:18; 6:5
1 Timothy

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4680 matches the Greek σοφός (sophos),
which occurs 20 times in 19 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:25 - At that time, Yeshua answered, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and eretz, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:34 - Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets, wise men, and Sofrim. Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:21 - In that same hour Yeshua rejoiced in the Ruach HaKodesh, and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and eretz, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:14 - I am debtor both to Yevanim and to foreigners, both to the wise and to the foolish.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:22 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:19 - For your obedience has become known to all. I rejoice therefore over you. But I desire to have you wise in that which is good, but innocent in that which is evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:27 - [fn]to the only wise God, through Yeshua the Messiah, to whom be the glory forever! Amein.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:19 - For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:20 - Where is the wise? Where is the Sofer? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn't God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:25 - Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:26 - For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:27 - but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:10 - According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:18 - Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:19 - For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:20 - And again, "The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless."
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:5 - I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:15 - Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:13 - Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.
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