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Lexicon :: Strong's G4973 - sphragis

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σφραγίς
Transliteration
sphragis (Key)
Pronunciation
sfrag-ece'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably strengthened from φράσσω (G5420)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:939,1127

Strong’s Definitions

σφραγίς sphragís, sfrag-ece'; probably strengthened from G5420; a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication, the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively:—seal.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's G4973 in the following manner: seal (16x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's G4973 in the following manner: seal (16x).
  1. a seal

    1. the seal placed upon books

    2. a signet ring

    3. the inscription or impression made by a seal

      1. of the name of God and Christ stamped upon their foreheads

    4. that by which anything is confirmed, proved, authenticated, as by a seal (a token or proof)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σφραγίς sphragís, sfrag-ece'; probably strengthened from G5420; a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication, the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness), literally or figuratively:—seal.
STRONGS NT 4973: σφραγίς
σφραγίς, σφραγῖδος, (akin, apparently, to the verb φράσσω or φράγνυμι), from Herodotus down, the Sept. for חותָם, a seal; i. e.
a. the seal placed upon books (cf. B. D., under the word , under the end; Gardthausen, Palaeogr., p. 27): Revelation 5:1; λῦσαι τάς σφραγας, ibid. Revelation 5:2, 5 (Rec.); ἀνοῖξαι, ibid. (5 G L T Tr WH), Revelation 5:9; Revelation 6:1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12; 8:1.
b. a signet-ring: Revelation 7:2.
c. the inscription or impression made by a seal: Revelation 9:4 (the name of God and Christ stamped upon their foreheads must be meant here, as is evident from Revelation 14:1); 2 Timothy 2:19.
d. that by which anything is confirmed, proved, authenticated, as by a seal (a token or proof): Romans 4:11; 1 Corinthians 9:2. (Cf. BB. DD. under the word .)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Romans
4:11
1 Corinthians
9:2
2 Timothy
2:19
Revelation
5:1; 5:2; 5:5; 5:9; 6:1; 6:3; 6:5; 6:7; 6:9; 6:12; 7:2; 8:1; 9:4; 14:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4973 matches the Greek σφραγίς (sphragis),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:11 - and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal G4973 of the righteousness of the faith which [fn]he had while uncircumcised, so that he might be the father of all who believe without being circumcised, that righteousness might be credited to them,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:2 - If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal G4973 of my apostleship in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:19 - Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, G4973 “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:1 - I saw [fn]in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a [fn]book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. G4973
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:2 - And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the [fn]book and to break its seals?” G4973
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 of David, has overcome so as to open the [fn]book and its seven seals.” G4973
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:9 - And they *sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the [fn]book and to break its seals; G4973 for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:1 - Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, G4973 and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come[fn].”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:3 - When He broke the second seal, G4973 I heard the second living creature saying, “Come[fn].”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:5 - When He broke the third seal, G4973 I heard the third living creature saying, “Come[fn].” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:7 - When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, G4973 I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come[fn].”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:9 - When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, G4973 I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:12 - I looked when He broke the sixth seal, G4973 and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:2 - And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal G4973 of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 8:1 - When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, G4973 there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:4 - They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal G4973 of God on their foreheads.

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