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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 - ἄραγε G686 ἀπὸ τῶν καρπῶν αὐτῶν ἐπιγνώσεσθε αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:28 - εἰ δὲ ἐγὼ ἐν πνεύματι θεοῦ ἐκβάλλω τὰ δαιμόνια ἄρα G686 ἔφθασεν ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:26 - λέγει αὐτῷ Πέτρος, Ἀπὸ τῶν ἀλλοτρίων ἔφη αὐτῷ Ἰησοῦς Ἄραγε G686 ἐλεύθεροί εἰσιν οἱ υἱοί
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:13 - καὶ ἰδὼν συκῆν μακρόθεν ἔχουσαν φύλλα ἦλθεν εἰ ἄρα G686 εὑρήσει τι ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ ἐλθὼν ἐπ᾽ αὐτὴν οὐδὲν εὗρεν εἰ μὴ φύλλα· οὐ γὰρ ἦν καιρὸς σύκων
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:20 - εἰ δὲ ἐν δακτύλῳ θεοῦ ἐκβάλλω τὰ δαιμόνια ἄρα G686 ἔφθασεν ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:48 - ἄρα G686 μάρτυρεῖτε καὶ συνευδοκεῖτε τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν πατέρων ὑμῶν ὅτι αὐτοὶ μὲν ἀπέκτειναν αὐτοὺς ὑμεῖς δὲ οἰκοδομεῖτε αὐτῶν τὰ μνημεῖα
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:22 - μετανόησον οὖν ἀπὸ τῆς κακίας σου ταύτης καὶ δεήθητι τοῦ Θεοῦ, εἰ ἄρα G686 ἀφεθήσεταί σοι ἐπίνοια τῆς καρδίας σου
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:18 - ἀκούσαντες δὲ ταῦτα ἡσύχασαν καὶ ἐδόξαζον τὸν θεὸν λέγοντες Ἄραγε G686 καὶ τοῖς ἔθνεσιν θεὸς τὴν μετάνοιαν ἔδωκεν εἰς ζωὴν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:27 - ζητεῖν τὸν Κύριον, εἰ ἄρα G686 γε ψηλαφήσειαν αὐτὸν καὶ εὕροιεν καίτοιγε οὐ μακρὰν ἀπὸ ἑνὸς ἑκάστου ἡμῶν ὑπάρχοντα
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:18 - Ἄρα G686 οὖν ὡς δι᾽ ἑνὸς παραπτώματος εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους εἰς κατάκριμα οὕτως καὶ δι᾽ ἑνὸς δικαιώματος εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους εἰς δικαίωσιν ζωῆς·
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:3 - ἄρα G686 οὖν ζῶντος τοῦ ἀνδρὸς μοιχαλὶς χρηματίσει ἐὰν γένηται ἀνδρὶ ἑτέρῳ· ἐὰν δὲ ἀποθάνῃ ἀνήρ ἐλευθέρα ἐστὶν ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου τοῦ μὴ εἶναι αὐτὴν μοιχαλίδα γενομένην ἀνδρὶ ἑτέρῳ
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:21 - Εὑρίσκω ἄρα G686 τὸν νόμον τῷ θέλοντι ἐμοὶ ποιεῖν τὸ καλὸν ὅτι ἐμοὶ τὸ κακὸν παράκειται·
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:25 - ἐυχάριστῶ τῷ θεῷ διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν ἄρα G686 οὖν αὐτὸς ἐγὼ τῷ μὲν νοῒ δουλεύω νόμῳ θεοῦ τῇ δὲ σαρκὶ νόμῳ ἁμαρτίας
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:1 - Οὐδὲν ἄρα G686 νῦν κατάκριμα τοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ· μὴ κατὰ σάρκα περιπατοῦσιν, ἀλλὰ κατὰ πνεῦμα
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:12 - Ἄρα G686 οὖν ἀδελφοί ὀφειλέται ἐσμέν οὐ τῇ σαρκὶ τοῦ κατὰ σάρκα ζῆν
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:16 - ἄρα G686 οὖν οὐ τοῦ θέλοντος οὐδὲ τοῦ τρέχοντος ἀλλὰ τοῦ ἐλεοῦντος θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:18 - ἄρα G686 οὖν ὃν θέλει ἐλεεῖ ὃν δὲ θέλει σκληρύνει
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:17 - ἄρα G686 πίστις ἐξ ἀκοῆς δὲ ἀκοὴ διὰ ῥήματος Θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:12 - ἄρα G686 οὖν ἕκαστος ἡμῶν περὶ ἑαυτοῦ λόγον δώσει τῷ θεῷ
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:19 - ἄρα G686 οὖν τὰ τῆς εἰρήνης διώκωμεν καὶ τὰ τῆς οἰκοδομῆς τῆς εἰς ἀλλήλους
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:10 - καὶ οὐ πάντως τοῖς πόρνοις τοῦ κόσμου τούτου τοῖς πλεονέκταις ἅρπαξιν εἰδωλολάτραις ἐπεὶ ὀφείλετε ἄρα G686 ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου ἐξελθεῖν
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:14 - ἡγίασται γὰρ ἀνὴρ ἄπιστος ἐν τῇ γυναικί καὶ ἡγίασται γυνὴ ἄπιστος ἐν τῷ ἀνδρί· ἐπεὶ ἄρα G686 τὰ τέκνα ὑμῶν ἀκάθαρτά ἐστιν νῦν δὲ ἅγιά ἐστιν
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:14 - εἰ δὲ Χριστὸς οὐκ ἐγήγερται κενὸν ἄρα G686 τὸ κήρυγμα ἡμῶν κενὴ δὲ καὶ πίστις ὑμῶν·
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:15 - εὑρισκόμεθα δὲ καὶ ψευδομάρτυρες τοῦ θεοῦ ὅτι ἐμαρτυρήσαμεν κατὰ τοῦ θεοῦ ὅτι ἤγειρεν τὸν Χριστόν ὃν οὐκ ἤγειρεν εἴπερ ἄρα G686 νεκροὶ οὐκ ἐγείρονται
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:18 - ἄρα G686 καὶ οἱ κοιμηθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ ἀπώλοντο
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:14 - γὰρ ἀγάπη τοῦ Χριστοῦ συνέχει ἡμᾶς κρίναντας τοῦτο ὅτι εἰ εἷς ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀπέθανεν ἄρα G686 οἱ πάντες ἀπέθανον·
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:12 - ἄρα G686 εἰ καὶ ἔγραψα ὑμῖν οὐχ εἵνεκεν τοῦ ἀδικήσαντος οὐδὲ εἵνεκεν τοῦ ἀδικηθέντος ἀλλ᾽ εἵνεκεν τοῦ φανερωθῆναι τὴν σπουδὴν ὑμῶν τὴν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:21 - οὐκ ἀθετῶ τὴν χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ· εἰ γὰρ διὰ νόμου δικαιοσύνη ἄρα G686 Χριστὸς δωρεὰν ἀπέθανεν
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:7 - Γινώσκετε ἄρα G686 ὅτι οἱ ἐκ πίστεως οὗτοι εἰσιν υἱοί Ἀβραάμ
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:29 - εἰ δὲ ὑμεῖς Χριστοῦ ἄρα G686 τοῦ Ἀβραὰμ σπέρμα ἐστέ καὶ κατ᾽ ἐπαγγελίαν κληρονόμοι
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:31 - ἄρα, G686 ἀδελφοί οὐκ ἐσμὲν παιδίσκης τέκνα ἀλλὰ τῆς ἐλευθέρας
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:11 - ἐγὼ δέ ἀδελφοί εἰ περιτομὴν ἔτι κηρύσσω τί ἔτι διώκομαι ἄρα G686 κατήργηται τὸ σκάνδαλον τοῦ σταυροῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:10 - ἄρα G686 οὖν ὡς καιρὸν ἔχομεν ἐργαζώμεθα τὸ ἀγαθὸν πρὸς πάντας μάλιστα δὲ πρὸς τοὺς οἰκείους τῆς πίστεως
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:19 - ἄρα G686 οὖν οὐκέτι ἐστὲ ξένοι καὶ πάροικοι ἀλλὰ συμπολῖται τῶν ἁγίων καὶ οἰκεῖοι τοῦ θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:6 - ἄρα G686 οὖν μὴ καθεύδωμεν ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποί ἀλλὰ γρηγορῶμεν καὶ νήφωμεν
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:15 - ἄρα G686 οὖν ἀδελφοί στήκετε καὶ κρατεῖτε τὰς παραδόσεις ἃς ἐδιδάχθητε εἴτε διὰ λόγου εἴτε δι᾽ ἐπιστολῆς ἡμῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:9 - ἄρα G686 ἀπολείπεται σαββατισμὸς τῷ λαῷ τοῦ θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:8 - εἰ δὲ χωρίς ἐστε παιδείας ἡς μέτοχοι γεγόνασιν πάντες ἄρα G686 νόθοι ἐστε καὶ οὐχ υἱοί

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