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Lexicon :: Strong's G5438 - phylakē

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φυλακή
Transliteration
phylakē (Key)
Pronunciation
foo-lak-ay'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:241,1280

Strong’s Definitions

φυλακή phylakḗ, foo-lak-ay'; from G5442; a guarding or (concretely, guard), the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or (specially), the time (as a division of day or night), literally or figuratively:—cage, hold, (im-)prison(-ment), ward, watch.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's G5438 in the following manner: prison (36x), watch (6x), imprisonment (2x), hold (1x), cage (1x), ward (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's G5438 in the following manner: prison (36x), watch (6x), imprisonment (2x), hold (1x), cage (1x), ward (1x).
  1. guard, watch

    1. a watching, keeping watch

      1. to keep watch

    2. persons keeping watch, a guard, sentinels

    3. of the place where captives are kept, a prison

    4. of the time (of night) during which guard was kept, a watch i.e. a period of time during which part of the guard was on duty, and at the end of which others relieved them. As the earlier Greeks divided the night commonly into three parts, so, previous to the exile, the Israelites also had three watches in a night; subsequently, however, after they became subject to the Romans, they adopted the Roman custom of dividing the night into four watches

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φυλακή phylakḗ, foo-lak-ay'; from G5442; a guarding or (concretely, guard), the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or (specially), the time (as a division of day or night), literally or figuratively:—cage, hold, (im-)prison(-ment), ward, watch.
STRONGS NT 5438: φυλακή
φυλακή, φυλακῆς, (φυλάσσω), from Homer down, the Sept. for מִשְׁמֶרֶת, מִשְׁמָר, מַטָּרָה (a prison), כֶּלֶא (enclosure, confinement), guard, watch, i. e.
a. in an active sense, a watching, keeping watch: φυλάσσειν φυλακάς, to keep watch, Luke 2:8 (often in the Greek writings from Xenophon, an. 2, 6, 10, etc.; Plato legg. 6, p. 758 d. down; (cf. φυλακάς ἔχειν, etc. from Homer (Iliad 9, 1 etc.) on); often also in the Sept. for מִשְׁמָרות שָׁמַר).
b. like the Latincustodia and more frequently the pluralcustodiae (see Klotz, Hdwrbch. (or Harpers' Latin Dict.) under the word), equivalent to persons keeping watch, a guard, sentinels: Acts 12:10 (here A. V. ward) (and very often in secular authors from Homer down).
c. of the place where captives are kept, a prison: Matthew 14:10; Matthew 25:36,(39),43f; Mark 6:17, 27(28); Luke 3:20; Luke 21:12; Luke 22:33; Acts 5:19, 22; Acts 8:3; Acts 12:5f, 17; Acts 16:27, 40; Acts 22:4; Acts 26:10; 2 Corinthians 6:5 (here, as in Hebrews 11:36, A. V. imprisonment); 2 Corinthians 11:23; 1 Peter 3:19; Revelation 18:2 (twice; rendered in A. V. hold and cage (R. V. hold)); Rev. 20:7 (Herodotus 3, 152; Thucydides 3, 34; Plutarch, others; the Sept. for מַטָּרָה, כֶּלֶא בֵּית, and הַכֶּלֶא בֵּית, מִשְׁמָר); βάλλειν or τιθέναι τινα εἰς (τήν) φυλακήν or ἐν (τῇ) φυλακή: Matthew 5:25; Matthew 14:3 (R G, others, ἀπέθετο); Matt. 18:30; Luke 12:58; Luke 23:19, 25; John 3:24; Acts 5:25; Acts 8:3 (here παραδιδόναι εἰς φυλακήν); Acts 12:4; 16:23f,37; Revelation 2:10.
d. of the time (of night) during which guard was kept, a watch i. e. the period of time during which a part of the guard were on duty, and at the end of which others relieved them. As the earlier Greeks divided the night commonly into three parts (see Liddell and Scott, under the word I. 4), so, previously to the exile, the Israelites also had three watches in a night; subsequently, however, after they became subject to Rome, they adopted the Roman custom of dividing the night into four watches: Matthew 24:43; ἐν τῇ δευτέρᾳ, τρίτῃ, Luke 12:38; τετάρτῃ, Matthew 14:25; Mark 6:48. Cf. Winer's RWB under the word Nachtwache; (McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia, under the word ; B. D. under the phrase, ).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
5:25; 14:3; 14:10; 14:25; 18:30; 24:43; 25:36
Mark
6:17; 6:27; 6:48
Luke
2:8; 3:20; 12:38; 12:58; 21:12; 22:33; 23:19; 23:25
John
3:24
Acts
5:19; 5:22; 5:25; 8:3; 8:3; 12:4; 12:5; 12:10; 12:17; 16:23; 16:27; 16:37; 16:40; 22:4; 26:10
2 Corinthians
6:5; 11:23
Hebrews
11:36
1 Peter
3:19
Revelation
2:10; 18:2; 20:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5438 matches the Greek φυλακή (phylakē),
which occurs 47 times in 45 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:25 - [fn]Come to good terms with your accuser quickly, while you are with him on the way to court, so that your accuser will not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you will not be thrown into prison G5438.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:3 - For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison G5438 because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:10 - He sent word and had John beheaded in the prison G5438.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:25 - And in the [fn]fourth watch G5438 of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:30 - “But he was unwilling, [fn]and went and threw him in prison G5438 until he would pay back what was owed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:43 - “But [fn]be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time G5438 of G5438 the G5438 night G5438 the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:36 - naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison G5438, and you came to Me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:39 - ‘And when did we see You sick, or in prison G5438, and come to You?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:43 - I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison G5438, and you did not visit Me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - “Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or as a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison G5438, and did not [fn]take care of You?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:17 - For Herod himself had sent men and had John arrested and bound in prison G5438 on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:27 - Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and beheaded him in the prison G5438,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:48 - Seeing them [fn]straining at the oars—for the wind was against them—at about the [fn]fourth watch G5438 of the night, He *came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 - In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch G5438 over their flock at night.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:20 - Herod also added this to them all: he locked John up in prison G5438.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:38 - “Whether he comes in the [fn]second watch G5438, or even in the [fn]third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:58 - “For when you are going with your accuser to appear before the magistrate, on the way, make an effort to [fn]settle with him, so that he does not drag you before the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison G5438.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:12 - “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, turning you over to the synagogues and prisons G5438, [fn]bringing you before kings and governors on account of My name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:33 - But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You both to prison G5438 and to death!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:19 - (He was one who had been thrown into prison G5438 for a revolt that took place in the city, and for murder.)
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:25 - And he released the man for whom they were asking, who had been thrown into prison G5438 for a revolt and murder; but he handed Jesus over to their will.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:24 - for John had not yet been thrown into prison G5438.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:19 - But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison G5438, and leading them out, he said,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:22 - But the officers who came did not find them in the prison G5438; and they returned and reported,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:25 - But someone came and reported to them, “The men whom you put in prison G5438 are standing in the temple area and teaching the people!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house; and he would drag away men and women and put them in prison G5438.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:4 - When he had arrested him, he put him in prison G5438, turning him over to four [fn]squads of soldiers to guard him, intending only after the Passover to bring him before the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:5 - So Peter was kept in the prison G5438, but prayer for him was being made to God [fn]intensely by the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:6 - On [fn]the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison G5438.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:10 - Now when they had passed the first and second guard G5438, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:17 - But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison G5438. And he said, “Report these things to [fn]James and the brothers.” Then he left and went to another place.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:23 - When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison G5438, commanding the jailer to guard them securely;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:24 - [fn]and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison G5438 and fastened their feet in the [fn]stocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:27 - When the jailer awoke and saw the prison G5438 doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:37 - But Paul said to them, “After beating us in public without due process—men who are Romans—they threw us into prison G5438; and now they are releasing us secretly? No indeed! On the contrary, let them come [fn]in person and lead us out.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:40 - They left the prison G5438 and entered the house of Lydia, and when they saw the brothers and sisters, they [fn]encouraged them and departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:4 - “I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons G5438,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:10 - “And this is [fn]just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the [fn]saints in prisons G5438, after receiving authority from the chief priests, but I also cast my vote against them when they were being put to death.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:5 - in beatings, in imprisonments G5438, in [fn]mob attacks, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:23 - Are they servants of Christ?—I am speaking as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments G5438, [fn]beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:36 - and others [fn]experienced mocking and flogging, and further, chains and imprisonment G5438.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:19 - in [fn]which He also went and made proclamation to the spirits in prison G5438,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison G5438, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. [fn]Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:2 - And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “[fn]Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a [fn]prison G5438 of every unclean spirit, and a [fn]prison G5438 of every unclean and hateful bird.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:7 - When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison G5438,

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