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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 - “Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you 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 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 should 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 the night G5438 the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be [fn]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 - ‘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 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 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 had him beheaded 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 by 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 while you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to [fn]settle with him, so that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn 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 will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, G5438 [fn]bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:33 - But he said to Him, “Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison G5438 and to death!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:19 - (He was one who had been thrown into prison G5438 for an insurrection made in the city, and for murder.)
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:25 - And he released the man they were asking for who had been thrown into prison G5438 for insurrection and murder, but he delivered Jesus 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 taking 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 back,
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 and teaching the people!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison. G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:4 - When he had seized him, he put him in prison, G5438 delivering him to four [fn]squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:5 - So Peter was kept in the prison, G5438 but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
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 - 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 brethren.” 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, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:37 - But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us in public without trial, men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison; G5438 and now are they sending us away secretly? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:40 - They went out of the prison G5438 and entered the house of Lydia, and when they saw the brethren, 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 having received authority from the chief priests, but also when they were being put to death I cast my vote against them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:5 - in beatings, in imprisonments, G5438 in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:23 - Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in [fn]far more labors, in [fn]far more imprisonments, G5438 [fn]beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:36 - and others [fn]experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment. G5438
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:19 - in [fn]which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast 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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