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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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:36 - “Therefore if your whole body is full of light, without any dark part, it will be wholly illuminated, as when the lamp illuminates G5461 you with its light.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:9 - [fn]This was the true Light [fn]that, coming into the world, enlightens G5461 every person.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:5 - Therefore do not go on [fn]passing judgment before [fn]the time, but wait until the Lord comes, who will both bring G5461 to G5461 light G5461 the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of human hearts; and then praise will come to each person from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:18 - I pray that the eyes of your heart [fn]may be enlightened G5461, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the [fn]saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:9 - and to [fn]enlighten G5461 all people as to what the plan of the mystery is which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:10 - but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought G5461 life and immortality to G5461 light G5461 through the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:4 - For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened G5461 and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:32 - But remember the former days, [fn]when, after being enlightened G5461, you endured a great conflict of sufferings,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:1 - After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated G5461 from his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:23 - And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illuminated G5461 it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:5 - And there will no longer be any night; and they [fn]will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illuminate G5461 them; and they will reign forever and ever.
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