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Lexicon :: Strong's G5461 - phōtizō

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φωτίζω
Transliteration
phōtizō (Key)
Pronunciation
fo-tid'-zo
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:310,1293

Strong’s Definitions

φωτίζω phōtízō, fo-tid'-zo; from G5457; to shed rays, i.e. to shine or (transitively) to brighten up (literally or figuratively):—enlighten, illuminate, (bring to, give) light, make to see.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's G5461 in the following manner: give light (2x), bring to light (2x), lighten (2x), enlighten (2x), light (1x), illuminate (1x), make to see (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's G5461 in the following manner: give light (2x), bring to light (2x), lighten (2x), enlighten (2x), light (1x), illuminate (1x), make to see (1x).
  1. to give light, to shine

  2. to enlighten, light up, illumine

  3. to bring to light, render evident

    1. to cause something to exist and thus come to light and become clear to all

  4. to enlighten, spiritually, imbue with saving knowledge

    1. to instruct, to inform, teach

    2. to give understanding to

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φωτίζω phōtízō, fo-tid'-zo; from G5457; to shed rays, i.e. to shine or (transitively) to brighten up (literally or figuratively):—enlighten, illuminate, (bring to, give) light, make to see.
STRONGS G5461:
φωτίζω; future φωτίσω (Revelation 22:5 L WH; 1 Corinthians 4:5), Attic φωτιῶ (Revelation 22:5 G T Tr); 1 aorist ἐφωτισα; perfect passive participle πεφωτισμενος; 1 aorist passive ἐφοτίσθην;
1. intransitive, to give light, to shine (Aristotle, Theophrastus, Plutarch, others; the Sept. for אור, Numbers 8:2, etc.): ἐπί τινα, Revelation 22:5 (Rom. WH brackets ἐπί).
2. transitive,
a. properly, to enlighten, light up, illumine: τινα, Luke 11:36: τήν πόλιν, Revelation 21:23 (ἀκτισι τόν κόσμον, of the sun, Diodorus 3, 48; the Sept. for הֵאִיר); γῆ ἐφωτίσθη ἐκ τῆς δόξης (A. V. was lightened) shone with his glory, Revelation 18:1.
b. to bring to light, render evident: τά κρυπτά τοῦ σκότους, 1 Corinthians 4:5; (Ephesians 3:9 according to the reading of T L brackets WH text (but see c.)) (τήν αἵρεσιν τίνος, the preference, opinion, of one, Polybius 23, 3, 10; τήν ἀλήθειαν, Epictetus diss. 1, 4, 31; πεφωτισμενων τῶν πραγματον ὑπό τῆς ἀληθείας, Lucian, cal. non tem. cred. 32); to cause something to exist and thus to come to light and become clear to all: ζωήν καί ἀφθαρσίαν διά τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, opposed to καταργῆσαι τόν θάνατον, 2 Timothy 1:10.
c. by a use only Biblical and ecclesiastical, to enlighten spiritually, imbue with saving knowledge: τινα, John 1:9; with a saving knowledge of the gospel: hence, φωτισθέντες of those who have been made Christians, Hebrews 6:4; Hebrews 10:32; followed by an indirect question Ephesians 3:9 (see b. above) (Sir. 45:17; for הֵאִיר, Psalm 118:130 (Ps. 119:130; for הורָה, to instruct, inform, teach, Judges 13:8, Alex.; 2 Kings 12:2; φωτιοῦσιν αὐτούς τό κρίμα τοῦ Θεοῦ τῆς γῆς, 2 Kings 17:27 (cf. 1 Kings 17:28; others)); to give understanding to: πεφωτίσμενοι τούς ὀφθαλμούς τῆς καρδίας (Rec. διανοίας), as respects the eyes of your soul, Ephesians 1:18 (Buttmann, § 145, 6); ((cf. Sir. 31:20 (Sir. 34:20), etc.)).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Numbers
8:2
Judges
13:8
2 Kings
12:2; 17:27
Psalms
119:130
Luke
11:36
John
1:9
1 Corinthians
4:5; 4:5
Ephesians
1:18; 3:9; 3:9
2 Timothy
1:10
Hebrews
6:4; 10:32
Revelation
18:1; 21:23; 22:5; 22:5; 22:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5461 matches the Greek φωτίζω (phōtizō),
which occurs 11 times in 11 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:36 - If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:9 - The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:5 - Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:18 - having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:9 - and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in[fn] God, who created all things,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:10 - and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:4 - For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:32 - But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:1 - After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:23 - And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:5 - And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
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