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Strong's #2270 - ἡσυχάζω

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  1. to keep quiet
    1. to rest, cease from labour
    2. to lead a quiet life, said of those who are not running hither and thither, but stay at home and mind their business
    3. to be silent, i.e. to say nothing, hold one's peace
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1748 ‑ דּוּמָם (doo‑mawm');  2119 ‑ זָחַל (zaw‑khal');  2308 ‑ חָדַל (khaw‑dal');  2790 ‑ חָרֵשׁ (khaw‑rash');  2814 ‑ חָשָׁה (khaw‑shaw');  3427 ‑ יָשַׁב (yaw‑shab');  7257 ‑ רָבַץ (raw‑bats');  7600 ‑ שַׁאֲנָן (shah‑an‑awn');  7673 ‑ שָׁבַת (shaw‑bath');  7931 ‑ שָׁכַן (shaw‑kan');  8252 ‑ שָׁקַט (shaw‑kat');  8257 ‑ שָׁקַע (shaw‑kah');  8268 ‑ שֹׁקֶת (sho'‑keth);  8367 ‑ שָׁתַק (shaw‑thak');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (5)
Luke 2
Acts 2
1 Thessalonians 1
NAS (10)
Luke 3
Acts 4
1 Thessalonians 3
HCS (5)
Luke 2
Acts 2
1 Thessalonians 1
BSB (5)
Luke 2
Acts 2
1 Thessalonians 1
ESV (5)
Luke 2
Acts 2
1 Thessalonians 1
WEB (5)
Luke 2
Acts 2
1 Thessalonians 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. -άσω Th. 2.84, AP 5.132 (Maec.), -άσομαι Luc. Gall. 1: aor. ἡσύχᾰσα Th. 1.12: (ἥσυχος):

I keep quiet, be at rest, σὺ δ' ἡσύχαζε A. Pr. 329, cf. 346; ἡ ἀπορία τοῦ μὴ ἡσυχάζειν the difficulty of finding rest, Th. 2.49; οἱ πολέμιοι ἡσύχαζον X. An. 5.4.16; ἀνάγκη τὸ ἡσυχάζον ἑστάναι Pl. Prm. 162e; τοὺς [νόμους] οὐκ ἐῶν ἡσυχάζειν ἐν τιμωρίαις Luc. Obadiah 1:19; ἡ. πρὸς μίαν θύρην, of a lover, AP 5.166(Ascl); ὁ διαλεκτικὸς ἡσυχάσει S.E. P. 2.239: freq. in part., ἡσυχάζων προσμενῶ S. OT 620, cf. E. Or. 134; ὥστε μὴ ἡσυχάσασα αὐξηθῆναι by resting from war, Th. 1.12; ἡσυχαζουσῶν τῶν νεῶν ib. 49; μόλις ἡσυχάσαντες Id. 8.86; ἡσυχάζουσαν ἔχων τὴν διάνοιαν Isoc. 5.24; τὸ ἡσυχάζον τῆς νυκτός the dead of night, Th. 7.83; ἡ. ἀπό τινος keep away from.., AP 5.132 (Maec.): c. dat., suspend work on, PFay. 117.23 (ii A.D.); ἀλλ' ἡσύχαζε only be tranquil, calm thyself, E. HF 98, IA 973. -άζων, with or without λόγος, a fallacy, Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.8 (pl.), Gell. 1.2.4 (pl.).


1. trans., bring to rest, ἡσυχάσας τὼ δύο εἴδη, τὸ τρίτον δὲ κινήσας Pl. R. 572a. abs., impose silence, D.C. 69.6.

2. leave unspoken, ἃ χρὴ λέγειν Ph. 1.254, cf. 2.268; τὰς ἀπειλάς J. AJ 7.7.3.

III Pass. in impers. sense, ἡσυχάζεται ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς there is quiet, LXX Job 37:17.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἡσυχάζω; 1 aorist ἡσύχασα; (ἥσυχος (equivalent to ἡσύχιος)); as in Greek writings from Aeschylus down, to keep quiet, i. e.

a. to rest, to cease from labor: Luke 23:56.

b. to lead a quiet life, said of those who are not running hither and thither, but stay at home and mind their business: 1 Thessalonians 4:11.

c. to be silent, i. e. to say nothing, hold one's peace: Luke 14:4 (3); Acts 11:18; Acts 21:14 (Job 32:7; ἡσύχασαν καί οὐχ εὕροσαν λόγον, Nehemiah 5:8). [SYNONYMS: ἡσυχάζειν, σιγᾶν, σιωπαν: ἡσσυχάζειν describes a quiet condition in the general, inclusive of silence; σιγᾶν describes a mental condition and its manifestation, especially in speechlessness (silence from fear, grief, awe, etc.); σιωπαν, the more external and physical term, denotes abstinence from speech, especially as antithetic to loquacity. Schmidt i., chapter 9; iv., chapter 175.]

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἡσυχάζω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H8252;]

to be still;

(a) to rest from labour: Luke 23:56;

(b) to live quietly: 1 Thessalonians 4:11;

(c) to be silent: Luke 14:3, Acts 11:18; Acts 21:14 (cf. Job 32:7, Nehemiah 5:8).†

SYN.: σιγάω (q.v.), σιωπάω .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this favourite Lukan word (see also 1 Thessalonians 4:11) cf. P Tebt II. 330.8 (ii/A.D.) ὅθεν οὐ δυνάμ [ε ]νος ἡσυχάζειν ἐπιδίδωμι ";wherefore, being unable to submit to this, I apply to you"; (Edd.)—a petition to the strategus, and BGU II. 372ii. 14 (A.D. 154) ἄλλοις δὲ τῶν ποτε προγραφ [ ]ντων ἡσυχάζουσι καὶ ἐν τῇ οἰκείᾳ τῇ γεω [ργ ]ίᾳ προσκατέρχουσι (l. προσκατέχουσι) μὴ ἐνοχλεῖν —a good example of the force of the verb in 1 Th l.c. : cf. also PSI I. 41.28 (iv/A.D.) σ ]ωφρονῖν καὶ ἡσυχάζειν, and the late P Oxy I. 128 verso.2 (vi/vii A.D.) Παμούθιος. . ἐβουλήθη ἐπαναχωρῆσαι τῶν πραγμάτων καὶ ἡσυχάσαι, ";Pamouthius has expressed the desire to retire from his duties and take rest"; (Edd.). In the illiterate P Fay 117.23 (A.D. 108) we have ω ̣] ἔγραφός μυ μὴ ἡσυχάσαι τ ̣ω ̣̑ κτιστῷ περιτὸν γέγ ̣ρ ̣α ̣π ̣τ ̣α ̣[ι, ";what you write to me about not neglecting the building you have said more than enough"; (Edd.). For the compound ἀφησυχάζω, see P Goodsp Cairo 15.24 (A.D. 362) ὅθεν μὴ δυναμένη ἀφησυχα ̣ζ ̣ε ̣ι ̣ν ̣, and for καθησυχάζω, see BGU I. 36.14 (ii/A.D.)


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List of Word Forms
ησυχάζει ησυχαζειν ησυχάζειν ἡσυχάζειν ησυχάζεται ησυχάζετε ησυχάζοντα ησυχάζοντας ησυχάζουσι ησυχάζουσιν ησύχασα ησυχάσαι ησυχασαμεν ησυχάσαμεν ἡσυχάσαμεν ησυχασαν ησύχασαν ἡσύχασαν ησύχασε ησυχάσει ησυχάσεις ησύχασεν ησυχάση ησύχασον ησυχή esuchasamen ēsuchasamen esuchasan ēsuchasan esuchazein ēsuchazein hesychasamen hesychásamen hēsychasamen hēsychásamen hesychasan hesýchasan hēsychasan hēsýchasan hesychazein hesycházein hēsychazein hēsycházein
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