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Lexicon :: Strong's G686 - ara

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ἄρα
Transliteration
ara (Key)
Pronunciation
ar'-ah
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Part of Speech
particle
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from αἴρω (G142) (through the idea of drawing a conclusion)
mGNT
49x in 1 unique form(s)
TR
38x in 4 unique form(s)
LXX
35x in 2 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

ἄρα ára, ar'-ah; probably from G142 (through the idea of drawing a conclusion); a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive (as follows):—haply, (what) manner (of man), no doubt, perhaps, so be, then, therefore, truly, wherefore. Often used in connection with other particles, especially G1065 or G3767 (after) or G1487 (before). Compare also G687.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x

The KJV translates Strong's G686 in the following manner: therefore (with G3767) (7x), so then (with G3767) (4x), now therefore (with G3767) (1x), then (with G1065) (2x), wherefore (with G1065) (1x), haply (with G1065) (1x), not translated (7x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x
The KJV translates Strong's G686 in the following manner: therefore (with G3767) (7x), so then (with G3767) (4x), now therefore (with G3767) (1x), then (with G1065) (2x), wherefore (with G1065) (1x), haply (with G1065) (1x), not translated (7x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. therefore, so then, wherefore

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἄρα ára, ar'-ah; probably from G142 (through the idea of drawing a conclusion); a particle denoting an inference more or less decisive (as follows):—haply, (what) manner (of man), no doubt, perhaps, so be, then, therefore, truly, wherefore. Often used in connection with other particles, especially G1065 or G3767 (after) or G1487 (before). Compare also G687.
STRONGS NT 686: ἄρα
ἄρα, an illative particle (akin, as it seems, to the verbal root ΑΡΩ to join, to be fitted [cf. Curtius, § 488; Vanicek, p. 47]), whose use among native Greeks is illustrated fully by Kühner, ii., §§ 509, 545; [Jelf, §§ 787-789], and Klotz ad Devar. ii., pp. 160-180, among others; [for a statement of diverse views see Bäumlein, Griech. Partikeln, p. 19f]. It intimates that, "under these circumstances something either is so or becomes so" (Klotz, the passage cited, p. 167): Latin igitur, consequently, [differing from οὖν in 'denoting a subjective impression rather than a positive conclusion.' Liddell and Scott (see 5 below)]. In the N. T. it is used frequently by Paul, but in the writings of John and in the so-called Catholic Epistles it does not occur. On its use in the N. T. cf. Winer's Grammar, §§ 53, 8 a. and 61, 6. It is found:
1. subjoined to another word: Romans 7:21; Romans 8:1; Galatians 3:7; ἐπεὶ ἄρα since, if it were otherwise, 1 Corinthians 7:14; [1 Corinthians 5:10, cf. Buttmann, § 149, 5]. When placed after pronouns and interrogative particles, it refers to a preceding assertion or fact, or even to something existing only in the mind: τίς ἄρα who then? Matthew 18:1 (i. e. one certainly will be the greater, who then?); Matthew 19:25 (i. e. certainly some will be saved; you say that the rich will not; who then?); Matthew 19:27; Matthew 24:45 (I bid you be ready; who then etc.? the question follows from this command of mine); Mark 4:41; Luke 1:66 (from all these things doubtless something follows; what, then?); Luke 8:25; Luke 12:42; Luke 22:23 (it will be one of us, which then?); Acts 12:18 (Peter has disappeared; what, then, has become of him?). εἰ ἄρα, Mark 11:13 (whether, since the tree had leaves, he might also find some fruit on it); Acts 7:1 [Rec.] (ἄρα equivalent to 'since the witnesses testify thus'); Acts 8:22 (if, since thy sin is so grievous, perhaps the thought etc.); εἴπερ ἄρα, 1 Corinthians 15:15, (אִם־נָא, εἰ ἄρα, Genesis 18:3). οὐκ ἄρα, Acts 21:38 (thou hast a knowledge of Greek; art thou not then the Egyptian, as I suspected?); μήτι ἄρα (Latin num igitur), did I then etc., 2 Corinthians 1:17.
2. By a use doubtful in Greek writings (cf. Buttmann, 371 (318); [Winers Grammar, 558 (519)]) it is placed at the beginning of a sentence; and so, so then, accordingly, equivalent to ὥστε with a finite verb: ἄρα μαρτυρεῖτε [μάρτυρές ἐστε T Tr WH], Luke 11:48 (Matthew 23:31 ὥστε μαρτυρεῖτε); Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 15:18; 2 Corinthians 5:14 (2 Corinthians 5:15) (in L T Tr WH no conditional protasis preceding); 2 Corinthians 7:12; Galatians 4:31 (L T Tr WH διό); Hebrews 4:9.
3. in an apodosis, after a protasis with εἰ, in order to bring out what follows as a matter of course (German so ist ja the obvious inference is): Luke 11:20; Matthew 12:28; 2 Corinthians 5:14 (2 Corinthians 5:15) (R G, a protasis with εἰ preceding); Galatians 2:21; Galatians 3:29; Galatians 5:11; Hebrews 12:8; joined to another word, 1 Corinthians 15:14.
4. with γέ, rendering it more pointed, ἄραγε [L Tr uniformly ἄρα γε; so R WH in Acts 17:27; cf. Winers Grammar, p. 45; Lipsius Gram. Untersuch., p. 123], surely then, so then (Latin itaque ergo): Matthew 7:20; Matthew 17:26; Acts 11:18 (L T Tr WH omit γέ); and subjoined to a word, Acts 17:27 [Winer's Grammar, 299 (281)].
5. ἄρα οὖν, a combination peculiar to Paul, at the beginning of a sentence (Winers Grammar, 445 (414); Buttmann, 371 (318) ["ἄρα ad internam potius caussam spectat, οὖν magis ad externam." Klotz ad Devar. ii., p. 717; ἄρα is the more logical, οὖν the more formal connective; "ἄρα is illative, οὖν continuative," Winers, the passage cited; cf. also Kühner, § 545, 3]) [R. V.] so then (Latin hinc igitur): Romans 5:18; Romans 7:3, 25; Romans 8:12; Romans 9:16, 18; Romans 14:12 (L Tr omit WH brackets οὖν); Romans 14:19 [L marginal reading ἆρα]; Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:15.

Related entry:
See STRONGS NT 686: ἄραγε
[ἄραγε, see ἄρα 4.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
18:3
Matthew
7:20; 12:28; 17:26; 18:1; 19:25; 19:27; 23:31; 24:45
Mark
4:41; 11:13
Luke
1:66; 8:25; 11:20; 11:48; 12:42; 22:23
Acts
7:1; 8:22; 11:18; 12:18; 17:27; 17:27; 21:38
Romans
5:18; 7:3; 7:21; 7:25; 8:1; 8:12; 9:16; 9:18; 10:17; 14:12; 14:19
1 Corinthians
5:10; 7:14; 15:14; 15:15; 15:18
2 Corinthians
1:17; 5:14; 5:14; 5:15; 5:15; 7:12
Galatians
2:21; 3:7; 3:29; 4:31; 5:11; 6:10
Ephesians
2:19
1 Thessalonians
5:6
2 Thessalonians
2:15
Hebrews
4:9; 12:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G686 matches the Greek ἄρα (ara),
which occurs 35 times in 32 verses in the LXX Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:3 - καὶ εἶπεν κύριε εἰ ἄρα G686 εὗρον χάριν ἐναντίον σου μὴ παρέλθῃς τὸν παῗδά σου
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:11 - εἶπεν δὲ Αβρααμ εἶπα γάρ ἄρα G686 οὐκ ἔστιν θεοσέβεια ἐν τῷ τόπῳ τούτῳ ἐμέ τε ἀποκτενοῦσιν ἕνεκεν τῆς γυναικός μου
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:9 - ἐκάλεσεν δὲ Αβιμελεχ τὸν Ισαακ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ἄρα G686 γε γυνή σού ἐστιν τί ὅτι εἶπας ἀδελφή μού ἐστιν εἶπεν δὲ αὐτῷ Ισαακ εἶπα γάρ μήποτε ἀποθάνω δι᾽ αὐτήν
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:11 - ἰδοὺ λαὸς ἐξελήλυθεν ἐξ Αἰγύπτου καὶ ἰδοὺ κεκάλυφεν τὴν ὄψιν τῆς γῆς καὶ οὗτος ἐγκάθηται ἐχόμενός μου καὶ νῦν δεῦρο ἄρασαί μοι αὐτόν εἰ ἄρα G686 δυνήσομαι πατάξαι αὐτὸν καὶ ἐκβαλῶ αὐτὸν ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:21 - ἐγενήθησαν δὲ αἱ πόλεις αὐτῶν πόλις πρώτη φυλῆς υἱῶν Ιουδα ἐφ᾽ ὁρίων Εδωμ ἐπὶ τῆς ἐρήμου Καιβαισελεηλ καὶ Αρα G686 καὶ Ασωρ
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:38 - καὶ υἱοὶ Ιεθερ Ιφινα καὶ Φασφα καὶ Αρα G686
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:3 - τίς δ᾽ ἄρα G686 γνοίη ὅτι εὕροιμι αὐτὸν καὶ ἔλθοιμι εἰς τέλος
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:6 - ἱσταίη με ἄρα G686 ἐν ζυγῷ δικαίῳ οἶδεν δὲ κύριος τὴν ἀκακίαν μου
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:8 - σπείραιμι ἄρα G686 καὶ ἄλλοι φάγοισαν ἄρριζος δὲ γενοίμην ἐπὶ γῆς
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:10 - ἀρέσαι ἄρα G686 καὶ γυνή μου ἑτέρῳ τὰ δὲ νήπιά μου ταπεινωθείη
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:22 - ἀποσταίη ἄρα G686 ὦμός μου ἀπὸ τῆς κλειδός δὲ βραχίων μου ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀγκῶνός μου συντριβείη
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:28 - καὶ τοῦτό μοι ἄρα G686 ἀνομία μεγίστη λογισθείη ὅτι ἐψευσάμην ἐναντίον κυρίου τοῦ ὑψίστου
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:30 - ἀκούσαι ἄρα G686 τὸ οὖς μου τὴν κατάραν μου θρυληθείην δὲ ἄρα G686 ὑπὸ λαοῦ μου κακούμενος
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:40 - ἀντὶ πυροῦ ἄρα G686 ἐξέλθοι μοι κνίδη ἀντὶ δὲ κριθῆς βάτος καὶ ἐπαύσατο Ιωβ ῥήμασιν
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:21 - οἶδα ἄρα G686 ὅτι τότε γεγέννησαι ἀριθμὸς δὲ ἐτῶν σου πολύς
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:14 - ὁμολογήσω ἄρα G686 ὅτι δύναται δεξιά σου σῶσαι
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - (LXX 7:5)εἰ ἀνταπέδωκα τοῗς ἀνταποδιδοῦσίν μοι κακά ἀποπέσοιν ἄρα G686 ἀπὸ τῶν ἐχθρῶν μου κενός
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 - (LXX 7:6)καταδιώξαι ἄρα G686 ἐχθρὸς τὴν ψυχήν μου καὶ καταλάβοι καὶ καταπατήσαι εἰς γῆν τὴν ζωήν μου καὶ τὴν δόξαν μου εἰς χοῦν κατασκηνώσαι διάψαλμα
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:22 - (LXX 30:23)ἐγὼ δὲ εἶπα ἐν τῇ ἐκστάσει μου ἀπέρριμμαι ἄρα G686 ἀπὸ προσώπου τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν σου διὰ τοῦτο εἰσήκουσας τῆς φωνῆς τῆς δεήσεώς μου ἐν τῷ κεκραγέναι με πρὸς σέ
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:1 - (LXX 57:1)εἰς τὸ τέλος μὴ διαφθείρῃς τῷ Δαυιδ εἰς στηλογραφίαν 535002εἰ ἀληθῶς ἄρα G686 δικαιοσύνην λαλεῗτε εὐθεῗα κρίνετε οἱ υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:11 - (LXX 57:12)καὶ ἐρεῗ ἄνθρωπος εἰ ἄρα G686 ἔστιν καρπὸς τῷ δικαίῳ ἄρα G686 ἐστὶν θεὸς κρίνων αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ γῇ
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:13 - (LXX 72:13)καὶ εἶπα ἄρα G686 ματαίως ἐδικαίωσα τὴν καρδίαν μου καὶ ἐνιψάμην ἐν ἀθῴοις τὰς χεῗράς μου
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:3 - (LXX 123:3)ἄρα G686 ζῶντας ἂν κατέπιον ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ὀργισθῆναι τὸν θυμὸν αὐτῶν ἐφ᾽ ἡμᾶς
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:4 - (LXX 123:4)ἄρα G686 τὸ ὕδωρ κατεπόντισεν ἡμᾶς χείμαρρον διῆλθεν ψυχὴ ἡμῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:5 - (LXX 123:5)ἄρα G686 διῆλθεν ψυχὴ ἡμῶν τὸ ὕδωρ τὸ ἀνυπόστατον
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:11 - (LXX 138:11)καὶ εἶπα ἄρα G686 σκότος καταπατήσει με καὶ νὺξ φωτισμὸς ἐν τῇ τρυφῇ μου
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - μὴ λεγέτω ἀλλογενὴς προσκείμενος πρὸς κύριον ἀφοριεῗ με ἄρα G686 κύριος ἀπὸ τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ καὶ μὴ λεγέτω εὐνοῦχος ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι ξύλον ξηρόν
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:10 - καὶ εἶπα δέσποτα κύριε ἄρα G686 γε ἀπατῶν ἠπάτησας τὸν λαὸν τοῦτον καὶ τὴν Ιερουσαλημ λέγων εἰρήνη ἔσται ὑμῗν καὶ ἰδοὺ ἥψατο μάχαιρα ἕως τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 2:5 - ἐὰν ἄρα G686 ἀκούσωσιν πτοηθῶσιν διότι οἶκος παραπικραίνων ἐστίν καὶ γνώσονται ὅτι προφήτης εἶ σὺ ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 2:7 - καὶ λαλήσεις τοὺς λόγους μου πρὸς αὐτούς ἐὰν ἄρα G686 ἀκούσωσιν πτοηθῶσιν διότι οἶκος παραπικραίνων ἐστίν
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:11 - καὶ βάδιζε εἴσελθε εἰς τὴν αἰχμαλωσίαν πρὸς τοὺς υἱοὺς τοῦ λαοῦ σου καὶ λαλήσεις πρὸς αὐτοὺς καὶ ἐρεῗς πρὸς αὐτούς τάδε λέγει κύριος ἐὰν ἄρα G686 ἀκούσωσιν ἐὰν ἄρα G686 ἐνδῶσιν
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - (LXX 12:12)εἰ μὴ Γαλααδ ἔστιν ἄρα G686 ψευδεῗς ἦσαν ἐν Γαλγαλ ἄρχοντες θυσιάζοντες καὶ τὰ θυσιαστήρια αὐτῶν ὡς χελῶναι ἐπὶ χέρσον ἀγροῦ

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