The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 928 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
basanivzwfrom (931)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
bas-an-id'-zo Verb
  1. to test (metals) by the touchstone, which is a black siliceous stone used to test the purity of gold or silver by the colour of the streak produced on it by rubbing it with either metal
  2. to question by applying torture
  3. to torture
  4. to vex with grievous pains (of body or mind), to torment
  5. to be harassed, distressed
    1. of those who at sea are struggling with a head wind
King James Word Usage - Total: 12
torment 8, pain 1, toss 1, vex 1, toil 1
KJV Verse Count
2 Peter1

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Basanizo". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .