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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 38 times in 38 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:20 - “So then G686, you will [fn]know them by their fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:28 - “But if I cast out the demons by the Spirit of God, then G686 the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:26 - When Peter said, “From strangers,” Jesus said to him, “Then G686 the sons are [fn]exempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:13 - Seeing from a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps G686 He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:20 - “But if I cast out the demons by [fn]the finger of God, then G686 the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:48 - “So G686 you are witnesses and you approve of the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their [fn]tombs.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:22 - “Therefore, repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible G686, the intention of your heart will be forgiven you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:18 - When they heard this, they [fn]quieted down and glorified God, saying, “Well G686 then G686, God has also granted to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:27 - that they would seek God, if perhaps G686 they might feel around for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:18 - So G686 then, as through one offense [fn]the result was condemnation to all mankind, so also through one act of righteousness [fn]the result was justification of life to all mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:3 - So G686 then, if while her husband is alive she [fn]gives herself to another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress if she [fn]gives herself to another man.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:21 - I find then G686 the [fn]principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:25 - Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So G686 then G686, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:1 - Therefore G686 there is now no condemnation at all for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:12 - So G686 then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:16 - So G686 then, it does not depend on the person who [fn]wants it nor the one who [fn]runs, but on God who has mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:18 - So G686 then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:17 - So G686 faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word [fn]of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:12 - So G686 then G686 each one of us will give an account of himself to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:19 - So G686 then we pursue the things [fn]which make for peace and the building up of one another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:10 - I did not at all mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the greedy and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then G686 you would have to leave the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:14 - For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through [fn]her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:14 - and if Christ has not been raised, then G686 our preaching is in vain, your faith also is in vain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:15 - Moreover, we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified [fn]against God that He raised [fn]Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact G686 the dead are not raised.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:18 - Then G686 also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:14 - For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore G686 all died;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:12 - So G686 although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness in our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:21 - “I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through [fn]the Law, then G686 Christ died needlessly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:7 - Therefore G686, recognize that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:29 - And if you [fn]belong to Christ, then G686 you are Abraham’s [fn]descendants, heirs according to promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:31 - So then, brothers and sisters, we are not children of a slave woman, but of the free woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:11 - But as for me, brothers and sisters, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then G686 the stumbling block of the cross has been eliminated.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:10 - So G686 then G686, [fn]while we have opportunity, let’s do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:19 - So G686 then G686 you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the [fn]saints, and are of God’s household,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:6 - so G686 then, let’s not sleep as [fn]others do, but let’s be alert and [fn]sober.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:15 - So G686 then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold on to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter [fn]from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:9 - Consequently G686, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:8 - But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then G686 you are illegitimate children and not sons.

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