The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 5438 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
fulakhvfrom (5442)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
foo-lak-ay' Noun Feminine
  1. guard, watch
    1. a watching, keeping watch
      1. to keep watch
    2. persons keeping watch, a guard, sentinels
    3. of the place where captives are kept, a prison
    4. of the time (of night) during which guard was kept, a watch i.e. a period of time during which part of the guard was on duty, and at the end of which others relieved them. As the earlier Greeks divided the night commonly into three parts, so, previous to the exile, the Israelites also had three watches in a night; subsequently, however, after they became subject to the Romans, they adopted the Roman custom of dividing the night into four watches
King James Word Usage - Total: 47
prison 36, watch 6, imprisonment 2, hold 1, cage 1, ward 1
KJV Verse Count
2 Corinthians2
1 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 Phulake". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .

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