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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)
Dictionary Aids

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 - ἴσθι εὐνοῶν τῷ ἀντιδίκῳ σου ταχὺ ἕως ὅτου εἶ ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ μήποτέ σε παραδῷ ἀντίδικος τῷ κριτῇ καὶ κριτὴς σε παραδῷ τῷ ὑπηρέτῃ καὶ εἰς φυλακὴν G5438 βληθήσῃ·
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:3 - γὰρ Ἡρῴδης κρατήσας τὸν Ἰωάννην ἔδησεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἔθετο ἐν φυλακῇ G5438 διὰ Ἡρῳδιάδα τὴν γυναῖκα Φιλίππου τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ·
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:10 - καὶ πέμψας ἀπεκεφάλισεν τὸν Ἰωάννην ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:25 - τετάρτῃ δὲ φυλακῇ G5438 τῆς νυκτὸς ἀπῆλθεν πρὸς αὐτοὺς Ἰησοῦς, περιπατῶν ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:30 - δὲ οὐκ ἤθελεν ἀλλὰ ἀπελθὼν ἔβαλεν αὐτὸν εἰς φυλακὴν G5438 ἕως οὗ ἀποδῷ τὸ ὀφειλόμενον
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:43 - ἐκεῖνο δὲ γινώσκετε ὅτι εἰ ᾔδει οἰκοδεσπότης ποίᾳ φυλακῇ G5438 κλέπτης ἔρχεται ἐγρηγόρησεν ἂν καὶ οὐκ ἂν εἴασεν διορυγῆναι τὴν οἰκίαν αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:36 - γυμνὸς καὶ περιεβάλετέ με ἠσθένησα καὶ ἐπεσκέψασθέ με ἐν φυλακῇ G5438 ἤμην καὶ ἤλθετε πρός με
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:39 - πότε δέ σε εἴδομεν ἀσθενῆ ἐν φυλακῇ G5438 καὶ ἤλθομεν πρός σε
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:43 - ξένος ἤμην καὶ οὐ συνηγάγετέ με γυμνὸς καὶ οὐ περιεβάλετέ με ἀσθενὴς καὶ ἐν φυλακῇ G5438 καὶ οὐκ ἐπεσκέψασθέ με
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - τότε ἀποκριθήσονται αὐτῷ καὶ αὐτοὶ λέγοντες Κύριε πότε σε εἴδομεν πεινῶντα διψῶντα ξένον γυμνὸν ἀσθενῆ ἐν φυλακῇ G5438 καὶ οὐ διηκονήσαμέν σοι
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:17 - Αὐτὸς γὰρ Ἡρῴδης ἀποστείλας ἐκράτησεν τὸν Ἰωάννην καὶ ἔδησεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ G5438 διὰ Ἡρῳδιάδα τὴν γυναῖκα Φιλίππου τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτοῦ ὅτι αὐτὴν ἐγάμησεν·
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:27 - καὶ εὐθὲως ἀποστείλας βασιλεὺς σπεκουλάτωρα ἐπέταξεν ἐνεχθῆναι τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ δὲ ἀπελθὼν ἀπεκεφάλισεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:48 - καὶ εἶδεν αὐτοὺς βασανιζομένους ἐν τῷ ἐλαύνειν ἦν γὰρ ἄνεμος ἐναντίος αὐτοῖς καὶ περὶ τετάρτην φυλακὴν G5438 τῆς νυκτὸς ἔρχεται πρὸς αὐτοὺς περιπατῶν ἐπὶ τῆς θαλάσσης· καὶ ἤθελεν παρελθεῖν αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 - Καὶ ποιμένες ἦσαν ἐν τῇ χώρᾳ τῇ αὐτῇ ἀγραυλοῦντες καὶ φυλάσσοντες φυλακὰς G5438 τῆς νυκτὸς ἐπὶ τὴν ποίμνην αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:20 - προσέθηκεν καὶ τοῦτο ἐπὶ πᾶσιν καὶ κατέκλεισεν τὸν Ἰωάννην ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:38 - καὶ ἐὰν ἔλθῃ ἐν τῇ δευτέρᾳ φυλακῇ G5438 καὶ ἐν τῇ τρίτῃ φυλακῇ, G5438 ἔλθῃ καὶ εὕρῃ οὕτως μακάριοί εἰσιν οἱ δοῦλοι ἐκεῖνοι
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:58 - ὡς γὰρ ὑπάγεις μετὰ τοῦ ἀντιδίκου σου ἐπ᾽ ἄρχοντα ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ δὸς ἐργασίαν ἀπηλλάχθαι ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ μήποτε κατασύρῃ σε πρὸς τὸν κριτήν καὶ κριτής σε παραδῷ τῷ πράκτορι καὶ πράκτωρ σε βάλλῃ εἰς φυλακήν G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:12 - πρὸ δὲ τούτων ἅπαντων ἐπιβαλοῦσιν ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν καὶ διώξουσιν παραδιδόντες εἰς συναγωγὰς καὶ φυλακάς G5438 ἀγομένους ἐπὶ βασιλεῖς καὶ ἡγεμόνας ἕνεκεν τοῦ ὀνόματός μου·
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:33 - δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Κύριε μετὰ σοῦ ἕτοιμός εἰμι καὶ εἰς φυλακὴν G5438 καὶ εἰς θάνατον πορεύεσθαι
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:19 - ὅστις ἦν διὰ στάσιν τινὰ γενομένην ἐν τῇ πόλει καὶ φόνον βεβλημένος εἰς φυλακήν G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:25 - ἀπέλυσεν δὲ αὐτοῖς τὸν διὰ στάσιν καὶ φόνον βεβλημένον εἰς τὴν φυλακὴν G5438 ὃν ᾐτοῦντο τὸν δὲ Ἰησοῦν παρέδωκεν τῷ θελήματι αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:24 - οὔπω γὰρ ἦν βεβλημένος εἰς τὴν φυλακὴν G5438 Ἰωάννης
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:19 - ἄγγελος δὲ κυρίου διὰ τῆς νυκτὸς ἤνοιξεν τὰς θύρας τῆς φυλακῆς G5438 ἐξαγαγών τε αὐτοὺς εἶπεν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:22 - οἱ δὲ ὑπηρέται παραγενόμενοι οὐχ εὗρον αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ· G5438 ἀναστρέψαντες δὲ ἀπήγγειλαν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:25 - παραγενόμενος δέ τις ἀπήγγειλεν αὐτοῖς λέγων ὅτι Ἰδού, οἱ ἄνδρες οὓς ἔθεσθε ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ G5438 εἰσὶν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ ἑστῶτες καὶ διδάσκοντες τὸν λαόν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - Σαῦλος δὲ ἐλυμαίνετο τὴν ἐκκλησίαν κατὰ τοὺς οἴκους εἰσπορευόμενος σύρων τε ἄνδρας καὶ γυναῖκας παρεδίδου εἰς φυλακήν G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:4 - ὃν καὶ πιάσας ἔθετο εἰς φυλακήν G5438 παραδοὺς τέσσαρσιν τετραδίοις στρατιωτῶν φυλάσσειν αὐτόν βουλόμενος μετὰ τὸ πάσχα ἀναγαγεῖν αὐτὸν τῷ λαῷ
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:5 - μὲν οὖν Πέτρος ἐτηρεῖτο ἐν τῇ φυλακῇ· G5438 προσευχὴ δὲ ἦν ἐκτενής γινομένη ὑπὸ τῆς ἐκκλησίας πρὸς τὸν θεὸν ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:6 - Ὅτε δὲ ἔμελλεν αὐτὸν προάγειν Ἡρῴδης τῇ νυκτὶ ἐκείνῃ ἦν Πέτρος κοιμώμενος μεταξὺ δύο στρατιωτῶν δεδεμένος ἁλύσεσιν δυσίν φύλακές τε πρὸ τῆς θύρας ἐτήρουν τὴν φυλακήν G5438
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:10 - διελθόντες δὲ πρώτην φυλακὴν G5438 καὶ δευτέραν ἦλθον ἐπὶ τὴν πύλην τὴν σιδηρᾶν τὴν φέρουσαν εἰς τὴν πόλιν ἥτις αὐτομάτη ἠνοίχθη αὐτοῖς καὶ ἐξελθόντες προῆλθον ῥύμην μίαν καὶ εὐθέως ἀπέστη ἄγγελος ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:17 - κατασείσας δὲ αὐτοῖς τῇ χειρὶ σιγᾶν διηγήσατο αὐτοῖς πῶς κύριος αὐτὸν ἐξήγαγεν ἐκ τῆς φυλακῆς G5438 εἶπέν δὲ Ἀπαγγείλατε Ἰακώβῳ καὶ τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ταῦτα καὶ ἐξελθὼν ἐπορεύθη εἰς ἕτερον τόπον
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:23 - πολλάς τε ἐπιθέντες αὐτοῖς πληγὰς ἔβαλον εἰς φυλακήν G5438 παραγγείλαντες τῷ δεσμοφύλακι ἀσφαλῶς τηρεῖν αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:24 - ὃς παραγγελίαν τοιαύτην εἰληφως ἔβαλεν αὐτοὺς εἰς τὴν ἐσωτέραν φυλακὴν G5438 καὶ τοὺς πόδας αὐτῶν ἠσφαλίσατο εἰς τὸ ξύλον
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:27 - ἔξυπνος δὲ γενόμενος δεσμοφύλαξ καὶ ἰδὼν ἀνεῳγμένας τὰς θύρας τῆς φυλακῆς G5438 σπασάμενος μάχαιραν ἔμελλεν ἑαυτὸν ἀναιρεῖν νομίζων ἐκπεφευγέναι τοὺς δεσμίους
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:37 - δὲ Παῦλος ἔφη πρὸς αὐτούς Δείραντες ἡμᾶς δημοσίᾳ ἀκατακρίτους ἀνθρώπους Ῥωμαίους ὑπάρχοντας ἔβαλον εἰς φυλακήν G5438 καὶ νῦν λάθρᾳ ἡμᾶς ἐκβάλλουσιν οὐ γάρ ἀλλὰ ἐλθόντες αὐτοὶ ἡμᾶς ἐξαγαγέτωσαν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:40 - ἐξελθόντες δὲ ἐκ τῆς φυλακῆς G5438 εἰσῆλθον εἰς τὴν Λυδίαν καὶ ἰδόντες τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς παρεκάλεσαν αὐτοῦς, καὶ ἐξῆλθον
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:4 - ὃς ταύτην τὴν ὁδὸν ἐδίωξα ἄχρι θανάτου δεσμεύων καὶ παραδιδοὺς εἰς φυλακὰς G5438 ἄνδρας τε καὶ γυναῖκας
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:10 - καὶ ἐποίησα ἐν Ἱεροσολύμοις καὶ πολλούς τῶν ἁγίων ἐγὼ φυλακαῖς G5438 κατέκλεισα τὴν παρὰ τῶν ἀρχιερέων ἐξουσίαν λαβών ἀναιρουμένων τε αὐτῶν κατήνεγκα ψῆφον
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:5 - ἐν πληγαῖς ἐν φυλακαῖς G5438 ἐν ἀκαταστασίαις ἐν κόποις ἐν ἀγρυπνίαις ἐν νηστείαις
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:23 - διάκονοι Χριστοῦ εἰσιν παραφρονῶν λαλῶ ὑπὲρ ἐγώ· ἐν κόποις περισσοτέρως ἐν πληγαῖς ὑπερβαλλόντως ἐν φυλακαῖς G5438 περισσοτέρως ἐν θανάτοις πολλάκις
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:36 - ἕτεροι δὲ ἐμπαιγμῶν καὶ μαστίγων πεῖραν ἔλαβον ἔτι δὲ δεσμῶν καὶ φυλακῆς· G5438
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:19 - ἐν καὶ τοῖς ἐν φυλακῇ G5438 πνεύμασιν πορευθεὶς ἐκήρυξεν
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - μηδὲν φοβοῦ μέλλεις πάσχειν ἰδού, μέλλει βάλειν ἐξ ὑμῶν διάβολος εἰς φυλακὴν G5438 ἵνα πειρασθῆτε καὶ ἕξετε θλῖψιν ἡμερῶν δέκα γίνου πιστὸς ἄχρι θανάτου καὶ δώσω σοι τὸν στέφανον τῆς ζωῆς
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:2 - καὶ ἔκραξεν ἐν ἰσχύϊ φωνῇ μεγάλη λέγων, Ἔπεσεν· ἔπεσεν Βαβυλὼν μεγάλῃ καὶ ἐγένετο κατοικητήριον δαιμόνων καὶ φυλακὴ G5438 παντὸς πνεύματος ἀκαθάρτου καὶ φυλακὴ G5438 παντὸς ὀρνέου ἀκαθάρτου καὶ μεμισημένου
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:7 - Καὶ ὅταν τελεσθῇ τὰ χίλια ἔτη λυθήσεται Σατανᾶς ἐκ τῆς φυλακῆς G5438 αὐτοῦ

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