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Strong's #3148 - μάστιξ

Root Word (Etymology)
probably from the base of (G3145) (through the idea of contact)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a whip, scourge
  2. metaph. a scourge, plague
    1. a calamity, misfortune, esp. sent by God to discipline or punish
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4341 ‑ מַכְאֹבָה (mak‑obe', mak‑obe', mak‑o‑baw');  5061 ‑ נֶגַע (neh'‑gah);  5222 ‑ נֵכֶה (nay‑keh');  6763 ‑ צַלְעָה (tsay‑law', tsal‑aw');  7626 ‑ שֵׁבֶט (shay'‑bet);  7752 ‑ שׁוֹט (shote);  8201 ‑ שֶׁפֶט (sheh'‑fet);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μάστ-ιξ, ῑγος, ἡ,

I whip, scourge, mostly for driving horses, Il. 5.748, etc.; μ. λιγυρῇ 11.532; ἵππου μ. horse- whip, Hdt. 4.3; λιγυρὰ μ. διπλῆ S. Aj. 242 (anap.); later, scourge, ὑπὸ μαστίγων διαβαίνειν to cross under the lash, of soldiers flogged on, Hdt. 7.56, cf. 103; τοξεύειν ὑπὸ μ. X. An. 3.4.25; τῇ μ. κνάπτειν Cratin. 275; μάστιγ' ἔχων whip in hand, Ar. Th. 933, Phryn.Com. 36.

II metaph., scourge, plague, μάστιξ Διός Il. 12.37, 13.812; μάστιγι θείᾳ.. ἐλαύνομαι A. Pr. 682; πληγεὶς θεοῦ μάστιγι Id. Th. 608; διπλῇ μ., τὴν Ἄρης φιλεῖ, i.e. fire and sword, Id. Ag. 642; μ. [Θεοῦ ], of sickness, Mark 5:34; cf. Mark 3:10 (pl.); but μάστιξ Πειθοῦς the lash of eloquence, Pi. P. 4.219: Ion. μάστις (q. v.): μάστιγξ is not found.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μάστιξ, μαστιχος, , a whip, scourge (for שׁוט, 1 Kings 12:11, 14; Proverbs 26:3): Acts 22:21; Hebrews 11:36; metaphorically, a scourge, plague, i. e. a calamity, misfortune, especially as sent by God to discipline or punish (Psalm 88:33 (); with Διός added, Homer, Iliad 12, 37; 13, 812; Θεοῦ, Aeschylus sept. 607): of distressing bodily diseases, Mark 3:10; Mark 5:29, 34; Luke 7:21; 2 Macc. 9:11.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μάστιξ , -ιγος , ,

[in LXX for H7752, etc.;]

a whip, scourge: Acts 22:24, Hebrews 11:36; metaph., of disease or suffering as a divine chastisement (cf. Psalms 89:33, Proverbs 3:12, 2 Maccabees 9:11), Mark 3:10; Mark 5:29; Mark 5:34, Luke 7:21.

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 the literal sense cf. P Leid Wi. 32 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 85, cf. p. 166) μάστιγας. . . Αἰγυπτίας, ";Egyptian whips,"; such as many of the Egyptian gods are depicted carrying, and the magic tablet PSI I. 28.4 (iii/iv A.D. ?) πικραῖς μάστιξιν, borne by the Erinyes. For the metaphorical sense (Mark 3:10 al. ), which is found as early as Homer, cf. the Phrygian inscr. C. and B. ii. p. 520, No. 361 ὃς δ᾽ ἂν ἐπιχειρήσει ἕτερον ἐπεισενενκεῖν (";to bring in another body";), λήψεται παρὰ τοῦ ἀθανάτου θεοῦ μάστειγα αἰώνιον, where the editor remarks that ";the concluding formula is unique, but seems on the whole to be Chr(istian)"; : see further Diels Berliner Sitzungsberichte, 1901, p. 199 f. Μαστιγοφόρος in the sense of ";policeman"; is found, in PTebt I. 179 (late ii/B.C.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
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