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Lexicon :: Strong's G5421 - phrear

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φρέαρ
Transliteration
phrear (Key)
Pronunciation
freh'-ar
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Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

Trench's Synonyms: cvii. Additional Synonyms

Strong’s Definitions

φρέαρ phréar, freh'-ar; of uncertain derivation; a hole in the ground (dug for obtaining or holding water or other purposes), i.e. a cistern or well; figuratively, an abyss (as a prison):—well, pit.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's G5421 in the following manner: pit (5x), well (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's G5421 in the following manner: pit (5x), well (2x).
  1. a well

  2. the pit of the abyss (because the nether world is thought to increase in size the further it extends from the surface of the earth and so resemble a cistern, the orifice of which is narrow)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φρέαρ phréar, freh'-ar; of uncertain derivation; a hole in the ground (dug for obtaining or holding water or other purposes), i.e. a cistern or well; figuratively, an abyss (as a prison):—well, pit.
STRONGS G5421:
φρέαρ, φρεαρατος, τό, from the Homer hymn Cer. 99 and Herodotus 6, 119 down; the Sept. for בְּאֵר and (in 1 Samuel 19:22; 2 Samuel 3:26; Jeremiah 48:7, 9 (Jer. 41:7,9) בּור (a pit, cistern), a well: Luke 14:5; John 4:11f; φρέαρ τῆς ἀβύσσου, the pit of the abyss (because the nether world is thought to increase in size the further it extends from the surface of the earth and so to resemble a cistern, the orifice of which is narrow), Revelation 9:1f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Samuel
19:22
2 Samuel
3:26
Jeremiah
41:7; 41:9; 48:7; 48:9
Luke
14:5
John
4:11
Revelation
9:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5421 matches the Greek φρέαρ (phrear),
which occurs 7 times in 5 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:5 - And He said to them, [fn]Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well G5421, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:11 - She *said to Him, “[fn]Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well G5421 is deep. Where then do You get that living water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:12 - “Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well G5421, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:1 -

Then the fifth angel sounded. Then I saw a star from heaven which had fallen to the earth, and the key of the pit G5421 of the abyss was given to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:2 - And he opened the pit G5421 of the abyss and smoke went up out of the pit G5421, like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit G5421.
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