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Lexicon :: Strong's G5442 - phylassō

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φυλάσσω
Transliteration
phylassō (Key)
Pronunciation
foo-las'-so
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from φυλή (G5443) through the idea of isolation
mGNT
31x in 20 unique form(s)
TR
30x in 20 unique form(s)
LXX
416x in 79 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:236,1280

Strong’s Definitions

φυλάσσω phylássō, foo-las'-so; probably from G5443 through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. be on guard (literally or figuratively); by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid:—beware, keep (self), observe, save. Compare G5083.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's G5442 in the following manner: keep (23x), observe (2x), beware (2x), keep (one's) self (1x), save (1x), be ... ware (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's G5442 in the following manner: keep (23x), observe (2x), beware (2x), keep (one's) self (1x), save (1x), be ... ware (1x).
  1. to guard

    1. to watch, keep watch

    2. to guard or watch, have an eye upon: lest he escape

    3. to guard a person (or thing) that he may remain safe

      1. lest he suffer violence, be despoiled, etc. to protect

      2. to protect one from a person or thing

      3. to keep from being snatched away, preserve safe and unimpaired

      4. to guard from being lost or perishing

      5. to guard one's self from a thing

    4. to guard i.e. care for, take care not to violate

      1. to observe

  2. to observe for one's self something to escape

    1. to avoid, shun flee from

    2. to guard for one's self (i.e. for one's safety's sake) so as not to violate, i.e. to keep, observe (the precepts of the Mosaic law)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φυλάσσω phylássō, foo-las'-so; probably from G5443 through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. be on guard (literally or figuratively); by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid:—beware, keep (self), observe, save. Compare G5083.
STRONGS NT 5442: φυλάσσω
φυλάσσω; future φυλάξω; 1 aorist ἐφύλαξα; middle, present φυλάσσομαι; 1 aorist ἐφυλαξάμην; present passive φυλάσσομαι; from Homer down; the Sept. times too many to count for שָׁמַר, occasionally for נָצַר (etc.):
1. Active, to guard (Latin custodio); i. e.,
a. to watch, to keep watch: with φυλακήν, added, Luke 2:8 (see φυλακή, a.).
b. to guard or watch, have an eye upon: τινα, one, lest he escape, Acts 12:4; Acts 28:16; passive, Acts 23:35; Luke 8:29; τί, anything, lest it be carried off: τά ἱμάτια, Acts 22:20.
c. to guard a person (or thing) that he may remain safe, i. e. lest he suffer violence, be despoiled, etc., equivalent to to protect: τήν αὐλήν, Luke 11:21; ἀπό τίνος, to protect one from a person or thing, 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (see πονηρός, p. 531a) (Xenophon, Cyril 1, 4, 7; Psalm 140:9 (Ps. 141:9); cf. Buttmann, § 147, 3; (Winer's Grammar, 223 (209))); τήν παραθήκην (or παρακαταθήκην), to keep from being snatched away, preserve safe and unimpaired, 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 1:14; with the addition of εἰς τινα ἡμέραν, i. e. that it may be forthcoming on that day, 2 Timothy 1:12; to guard from being lost or perishing, i. e. (with the predominant idea of a happy issue), to preserve: τινα, John 17:12 (where ἐφύλαξα is explained by the following οὐδείς ἐξ αὐτῶν ἀπώλετο (cf. τηρέω, at the end)); 2 Peter 2:5; τινα with a predicate accusative, Jude 1:24; φυλάξει (opposed to ἀπολέσει) τήν ψυχήν εἰς ζωήν αἰών. i. e. will keep it with the result that lie will have life eternal, John 12:25; ἑαυτόν ἀπό τόν to guard oneself from a thing, 1 John 5:21 (where cf. Westcott).
d. to guard, i. e. to care for, take care not to violate; to observe: τόν νόμον, Acts 7:53; Acts 21:24; Galatians 6:13 (Leviticus 19:37, etc.; Sophocles Trach. 616; others; νόμους, Xenophon, Hell. 1, 7, 30; Plato, de rep. 6, p. 484 b.; polit., p. 292 a.); single precepts of the Mosaic law, Matthew 19:20 L T Tr WH; Mark 10:20 Lachmann; Luke 18:21 L T Tr text WH; (τά δικαιώματα τοῦ νόμου, Romans 2:26); τόν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ, Luke 11:28; τά ῤήματα of Jesus, John 12:47 L T Tr WH; apostolic directions, Acts 16:4; 1 Timothy 5:21.
2. Middle
a. to observe for oneself something to escape, i. e. to avoid, shun, flee from: by a use common in Greek writings from Aeschylus and Herodotus down, with an accusative of the object, τί, Acts 21:25 (A. V. keep themselves from); τινα, 2 Timothy 4:15 (A. V. be thou ware of); ἀπό τίνος, to keep oneself from a thing, Luke 12:15 (Xenophon, Cyril 2, 3, 9; (Hell. 7, 2, 10)); ἵνα μή, 2 Peter 3:17 (ὅπως μή, Xenophon, mem. 1, 2, 37; other examples in Passow, under the word, p. 2360{a}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, C. II.)).
b. by a usage foreign to Greek writings but very frequent in the Sept. (cf. Winers Grammar, 253 (238)), to guard for oneself (i. e. for one's safety's sake) so as not to violate, i. e. to keep, observe: ταῦτα πάντα (the precepts of the Mosaic law), Matthew 19:20 R G; Mark 10:20 R G T Tr WH; Luke 18:21 R G Tr marginal reading (Exodus 12:17; Leviticus 18:4; Leviticus 20:8, 22; Leviticus 26:3, and many other passages). (Compare: διαφυλάσσω. Synonym: see τηρέω, at the end.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Exodus
12:17
Leviticus
18:4; 19:37; 20:8; 20:22; 26:3
Psalms
140:9; 141:9
Matthew
19:20; 19:20
Mark
10:20; 10:20
Luke
2:8; 8:29; 11:21; 11:28; 12:15; 18:21; 18:21
John
12:25; 12:47; 17:12
Acts
7:53; 12:4; 16:4; 21:24; 21:25; 22:20; 23:35; 28:16
Romans
2:26
Galatians
6:13
2 Thessalonians
3:3
1 Timothy
5:21; 6:20
2 Timothy
1:12; 1:14; 4:15
2 Peter
2:5; 3:17
1 John
5:21
Jude
1:24

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5442 matches the Greek φυλάσσω (phylassō),
which occurs 31 times in 31 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:20 - The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:20 - And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 - And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:29 - For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.)
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:21 - When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:28 - But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:15 - And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:21 - And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:25 - Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:47 - If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:12 - While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:53 - you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:4 - And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:4 - As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:24 - take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses, so that they may shave their heads. Thus all will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself also live in observance of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:25 - But as for the Gentiles who have believed, we have sent a letter with our judgment that they should abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled,[fn] and from sexual immorality.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:20 - And when the blood of Stephen your witness was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:35 - he said, “I will give you a hearing when your accusers arrive.” And he commanded him to be guarded in Herod’s praetorium.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:16 - And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who guarded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:26 - So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded[fn] as circumcision?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:13 - For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:3 - But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:21 - In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:20 - O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:12 - which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:14 - By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:15 - Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:5 - if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:17 - You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:21 - Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:24 - Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

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