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Lexicon :: Strong's G687 - ara

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ara (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A form of ἄρα (G686), denoting an interrogation to which a negative answer is presumed
3x in 2 unique form(s)
16x in 3 unique form(s)
4x in 2 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

ἆρα âra, ar'-ah; a form of G686, denoting an interrogation to which a negative answer is presumed:—therefore.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x

The KJV translates Strong's G687 in the following manner: therefore (1x), not translated (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x
The KJV translates Strong's G687 in the following manner: therefore (1x), not translated (2x).
  1. a Greek interrogative particle that implies anxiety or impatience on the part of the questioner

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἆρα âra, ar'-ah; a form of G686, denoting an interrogation to which a negative answer is presumed:—therefore.
ἆρα, an interrogative particle ["implying anxiety or impatience on the part of the questioner." Liddell and Scott, under the word] (of the same root as the preceding ἄρα, and only differing from it in that more vocal stress is laid upon the first syllable, which is therefore circumflexed);
1. num igitur, i. e. marking an inferential question to which a negative answer is expected: Luke 18:8; with γε rendering it more pointed, ἆρά γε [G T ἆράγε]: Acts 8:30; [ἆρα οὖν... διώκομεν Lachmann edition min. also major marginal reading are we then pursuing etc. Romans 14:19].
2. ergone i. e. a question to which an affirmative answer is expected, in an interrogative apodosis (German so ist also wohl?), he is then? Galatians 2:17 (where others [e. g. Lachmann] write ἄρα, so that this example is referred to those mentioned under ἄρα, 3, and is rendered Christ is then a minister of sin; but μὴ γένοιτο, which follows, is everywhere by Paul opposed to a question). Cf. Winers Grammar, 510f (475f) [also Buttmann, 247 (213), 371 (318); Herm. ad Vig., p. 820ff; Klotz ad Devar. ii., p. 180ff; speaking somewhat loosely, it may be said "ἆρα expresses bewilderment as to a possible conclusion... ἆρα hesitates, while ἄρα concludes." Bp. Lightfoot on Galatians, the passage cited].

Related entry:
[ἆράγε, see ἆρα, 1.]
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Strong's Number G687 matches the Greek ἆρα (ara),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:1 - At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:25 - When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:27 - Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:45 - Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:66 - And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:25 - And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:42 - And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:8 - I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when G687 the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:23 - And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:1 - Then said the high priest, Are these things so?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:30 - And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou G687 what thou readest?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:18 - Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:38 - Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:17 - When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:17 - But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore G687 Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
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