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Lexicon :: Strong's G681 - aptō

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aptō (Key)
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Strong’s Definitions

ἅπτω háptō, hap'-to; a primary verb; properly, to fasten to, i.e. (specially) to set on fire:—kindle, light.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x

The KJV translates Strong's G681 in the following manner: light (3x), kindle (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x
The KJV translates Strong's G681 in the following manner: light (3x), kindle (1x).
  1. to fasten to, adhere to

    1. to fasten fire to a thing, kindle, set of fire

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἅπτω háptō, hap'-to; a primary verb; properly, to fasten to, i.e. (specially) to set on fire:—kindle, light.
ἅπτω; 1 aorist participle ἅψας; (cf. Latin apto, German heften); [from Homer down];
1. properly, to fasten to, make adhere to; hence, specifically to fasten fire to a thing, to kindle, set on fire, (often so in Attic): λύχνον, Luke 8:16; Luke 11:33; Luke 15:8 (Aristophanes nub. 57; Theophrastus, char. 20 (18); Josephus, Antiquities 4, 3, 4); πῦρ, Luke 22:55 [T Tr text WH περιαψάντων); πυράν, Acts 28:2 L T Tr WH.
2. Middle [present ἅπτομαι]; imperfect ἡπτόμην [Mark 6:56 R G Tr marginal reading]; 1 aorist ἡψάμην; in the Sept. generally for נָגַע, הִגִּיעַ; properly, to fasten oneself to, adhere to, cling to, (Homer, Iliad 8, 67);
a. to touch, followed by the object in genitive [Winers Grammar, § 30, 8 c.; Buttmann, 167 (146); cf. Donaldson, p. 483]: Matthew 8:3; Mark 3:10; Mark 7:33; Mark 8:22, etc.; Luke 18:15; Luke 22:51 — very often in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In John 20:17, μή μου ἅπτου is to be explained thus: Do not handle me to see whether I am still clothed with a body; there is no need of such an examination, "for not yet" etc.; cf. Baumg.-Crusius and Meyer at the passage [as given by Hackett in Bib. Sacr. for 1868, p. 779f, or B. D. American edition, p. 1813f].
b. γυναικός, of carnal intercourse with a woman, or cohabitation, 1 Corinthians 7:1, like the Latin tangere, Horace sat. 1, 2, 54: Terence, Heaut. 4, 4, 15, and the Hebrew נָגַע, Genesis 20:6; Proverbs 6:29 (Plato, de legg. viii. 840 a.; Plutarch, Alex. Magn. c. 21).
c. with allusion to the levitical precept ἀκαθάρτου μὴ ἅπτεσθε, have no intercourse with the Gentiles, no fellowship in their heathenish practices, 2 Corinthians 6:17 (from Isaiah 52:11); and in the Jewish sense, μὴ ἅψῃ, Colossians 2:21 (the things not to be touched appear to be both women and certain kinds of food, so that, celibacy and abstinence from various kinds of food and drink are recommended; cf. DeWette at the passage [but also Meyer and Bp. Lightfoot; on the distinction between the stronger term ἅπτεσθαι (to handle?) and the more delicate θιγεῖν (to touch?) cf. the two commentators just named and Trench, § xvii. In classic Greek also ἅπτεσθαι is the stronger term, denoting often to lay hold of, hold fast, appropriate; in its carnal reference differing from θιγγάνειν by suggesting unlawfulness. θιγγάνειν, is used of touching by the hand as a means of knowledge, handling for a purpose; ψηλαφᾶν signifies to feel around with the fingers or hands, especially in searching for something, often to grope, fumble, cf. ψηλαφίνδα blindman's buff. Schmidt, chapter 10.]).
d. to touch i. e. assail: τινός, anyone, 1 John 5:18 (1 Chronicles 16:22, etc.). [Compare: ἀν-, καθ-, περιάπτω.]

Related entry:
περιάπτω: 1 aorist participle περιάψας; [from Pindar down];
1. to bind or to tie around, to put around, [περί III. 1]; to hang upon, attach to.
2. to kindle a fire around [or thoroughly; see περικρύπτω, περικαλύπτω, περικρατής, περίλυπος, etc.] (Phalaris ep. 5, p. 28): Luke 22:55 T WH Tr text.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Chronicles
3:10; 6:56; 7:33; 8:22
8:16; 11:33; 15:8; 18:15; 22:51; 22:55; 22:55
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
1 John

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G681 matches the Greek ἅπτω (aptō),
which occurs 40 times in 38 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:3 - [fn]Jesus reached out with His hand and touched G681 him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:15 - And He touched G681 her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and [fn]waited on Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:20 -

And behold, a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind Him, and touched G681 the [fn]border of His [fn]cloak;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:21 - for she was [fn]saying [fn]to herself, “If I only touch G681 His cloak, I will [fn]get well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:29 - Then He touched G681 their eyes, saying, [fn]It shall be done for you according to your faith.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:36 - and they pleaded with Him that they might just touch G681 the [fn]border of His cloak; and all who touched G681 it were cured.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:7 - And Jesus came to them and touched G681 them and said, “Get up, and do not be afraid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:34 - Moved with compassion, Jesus touched G681 their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:41 - Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out with His hand and touched G681 him, and *said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:10 - for He had healed many, with the result that all those who had diseases pushed in around Him in order to touch G681 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:27 - after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched G681 His [fn]cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:28 - For she had been saying to herself, “If I just touch G681 His garments, I will [fn]get well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:30 - And immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that power from Him had gone out, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched G681 My garments?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:31 - And His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched G681 Me?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:56 - And wherever He entered villages, or cities, or a countryside, they were laying the sick in the marketplaces and imploring Him that they might just touch G681 the fringe of His cloak; and all who touched G681 it were being [fn]healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:33 - And Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers in his ears, and after spitting, He touched G681 his tongue with the saliva;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:22 -

And they *came to Bethsaida. And some people *brought a man who was blind to [fn]Jesus and *begged Him to touch G681 him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:13 -

And they were bringing children to Him so that He would touch G681 them; but the disciples rebuked them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:13 - And He reached out with His hand and touched G681 him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy left him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:19 - And all the [fn]people were trying to touch G681 Him, because power was coming from Him and healing them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:14 - And He came up and touched G681 the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:39 - Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this Man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching G681 Him, that she is a [fn]sinner!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:16 -

“Now no one lights G681 a lamp and covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand so that those who come in may see the light.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:44 - came up behind Him and touched G681 the fringe of His [fn]cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:45 - And Jesus said, “Who is the one who touched G681 Me?” And while they were all denying it, Peter said, “Master, the [fn]people are crowding and pressing in on You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:46 - But Jesus said, “Someone did touch G681 Me, for I was aware that power had left Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:47 - Now when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and admitted in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched G681 Him, and how she had been immediately healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:33 -

“No one lights G681 a lamp and puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:8 -

“Or what woman, if she has ten [fn]silver coins and loses one coin, does not light G681 a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:15 -

Now they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch G681 them; but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:51 - But Jesus responded and said, [fn]Stop! No more of this.” And He touched G681 his ear and healed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:55 - After they kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter was sitting among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:17 - Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging G681 to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:2 - The [fn]natives showed us extraordinary kindness, for they kindled G681 a fire and took us all in because of the rain that had started and because of the cold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:1 -

Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man [fn]not to touch G681 a woman.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:17 -



And I will welcome you.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:21 - “Do not handle G681, do not taste, do not touch!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:18 -

We know that no one who has been born of God [fn]sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch G681 him.

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