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Entry for Strong's #5495 - χείρ

Transliteration
cheír
Phonetics
khire  
Word Origin
perhaps from the base of (5494) in the sense of its congener the base of (5490) (through the idea of hollowness for grasping)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
9:424,1309
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. by the help or agency of any one, by means of any one
  2. fig. applied to God symbolising his might, activity, power
    1. in creating the universe
    2. in upholding and preserving (God is present protecting and aiding one)
    3. in punishing
    4. in determining and controlling the destinies of men
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2651 ‑ חֹפֶן (kho'‑fen);  3027 ‑ יָד (yawd);  3225 ‑ יָמִין (yaw‑meen');  3581 ‑ כּוֹחַ (ko'‑akh, ko'‑akh);  3709 ‑ כַּף (kaf);  8168 ‑ שֹׁעַל (sho'‑al);  8420 ‑ תָּו (tawv);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (179) NAS (174) HCS (176)
Matthew 23
Mark 22
Luke 25
John 13
Acts 45
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 2
Ephesians 1
Colossians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 3
2 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 6
James 1
1 Peter 1
1 John 1
Revelation 17
Matthew 22
Mark 22
Luke 25
John 13
Acts 43
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 2
Ephesians 1
Colossians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 3
2 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 6
James 1
1 Peter 1
1 John 1
Revelation 15
Matthew 24
Mark 25
Luke 26
John 15
Acts 45
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 4
2 Corinthians 1
Galatians 2
Ephesians 1
Colossians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 3
2 Timothy 1
Philemon 1
Hebrews 5
James 1
1 Peter 1
1 John 1
Revelation 16
BYZ TIS TR
N-APF 61
N-ASF 32
N-DPF 9
N-DSF 22
N-GPF 18
N-GSF 27
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 13
N-APF 58
N-ASF 30
N-DPF 9
N-DSF 20
N-GPF 16
N-GSF 26
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 13
N-APF 59
N-ASF 32
N-DPF 9
N-DSF 20
N-GPF 19
N-GSF 25
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 13
NA WH
N-APF 56
N-ASF 28
N-DPF 10
N-DSF 20
N-GPF 15
N-GSF 26
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 13
T-APF 3
T-ASF 2
T-GPF 1
N-APF 61
N-ASF 32
N-DPF 10
N-DSF 20
N-GPF 17
N-GSF 26
N-NPF 2
N-NSF 13


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

χείρ,

ἡ, χειρός, χειρί, χεῖρα,

dual χεῖρε, χεροῖν, pl. χεῖρες, χερῶν, χεῖρας, penult. being regularly short, when the ult. is long; dat. pl. regularly χερσί (χειρσί occurs in cod.Vat. of LXX, as Jd. 7.19, 1 Chronicles 5:10, and late Inscrr. as CIG 2811 b. 10 (Aphrodisias), 2942c (Tralles): but Poets used the penult. long or short in all cases, as the verse required, χερός, χερί, χέρα, χέρε, χέρες, χέρας (of which Hom. uses only χερί; χέρα h.Pan. 40); gen. dual χειροῖν S. El. 206 (lyr.), 1394 (lyr.), IG 22.1498.76; gen. pl. χειρῶν ib.31, common in Prose. Poet. forms, dat. pl. χείρεσι (ν) once in Hom., Il. 20.468, also Q.S. 2.401, 5.469 (v.l.); χείρεσσι Il. 12.382, Pi. O. 10(11).62, S. Ant. 976 (lyr.), 1297 (lyr.), and once in trim., E. Alc. 756; χέρεσσι (ν) Hes. Th. 519, 747, B. 17.49; χερέεσσιν AJA 36.460 (Galatia): Dor. nom. χέρς Timocr. 9; χήρ Sophr. in PSI 11.1214a3 (also, = δίψακος, Ps.- Dsc. 3.11); gen. χηρός Alcm. 32, IG 42(1).121.22 (Epid., iv B. C.); acc. pl. χῆρας ib.96, Aeol. χέρρας Alc. Supp. 4.21, Theoc. 28.9. On the accent and declension of these forms, v. Hdn.Gr. 2.277, 748: the hand, whether closed, παχεῖα Il. 3.376; βαρεῖα 11.235, al.; or open, flat, χερσὶ καταπρηνέσσι, χειρὶ καταπρηνεῖ, 15.114, Od. 13.164, al.; εἰς τὴν χ. ἐγχεάμενοί τι X. Cyr. 1.3.9: freq. in pl. where a single hand is meant, Il. 23.384, etc.; reversely, sg. where more than one hand is spoken of, e.g. Od. 3.37, etc.; dual joined with pl., ἄμφω χεῖρας 8.135; χεῖρε ἀμφοτέρας Il. 21.115.

2. hand and arm, arm (cf. Ruf. Onom. 11, 82, Gal. 2.347), πῆχυν χειρὸς δεξιτερῆς Il. 21.166; κατὰ χεῖρα μέσην ἀγκῶνος ἔνερθε 11.252; χεῖρες ἀπ' ὤμων ἀΐσσοντο Hes. Th. 150; χ. εἰς ὤμους γυμναί Longus 1.4; ἐν χερσὶ γυναικῶν πεσέειν into the arms, Il. 6.81, etc.: hence, words are added to denote the hand as distinct from the arm, ἄκρην οὔτασε χεῖρα 5.336; περὶ ἄκραις ταῖς χ. χειρῖδας ἔχουσι X. Cyr. 8.8.17, cf. Pl. Prt. 352a.

3. of the hand or paw of animals, ὅσα [ζῷα] χεῖρας ἔχει X. Mem. 1.4.14; πορεύεσθαι ἐπὶ χειρῶν go on all fours. LXX Leviticus 11:27; so of monkeys, Arist. HA 502b3; of the fore-paws of the hyena, Id. Fr. 369; of the bear, Plu. 2.919a.

II Special usages:

1 to denote position, ποτέρας τῆς χερός; on which hand? E. Cyc. 681; ἐπὶ δεξιὰ χειρός Pi. P. 6.19; ἐπ' ἀριστερὰ χειρός Od. 5.277; χειρὸς εἰς τὰ δεξιά S. Fr. 598; λαιᾶς χειρός A. Pr. 714 (but χείρ is often omitted with δεξιά, ἀριστερά, as we say the right, the left).

2. freq. in dat. of all numbers with Verbs which imply the use of hands, λάβε χειρί, χερσὶν ἑλέσθαι, Il. 5.302, 10.501; χερσὶν ἀσπάζεσθαι Od. 3.35; προκαλίζεσθαι 18.20; χειρί, χεροῖν ψαῦσαι, S. OT 1510, 1466: sts. this dat. is added pleon. by way of emphasis, ὄνυξι συλλαβὼν χερί Id. Aj. 310.

3. gen., by the hand, χειρὸς ἔχειν τινά Il. 4.154; χειρὸς ἑλών 1.323, etc.; γέροντα δὲ χειρὸς ἀνίστη he raised him by the hand, 24.515, cf. Od. 14.319; χερὶ χειρὸς ἑλών Pi. P. 9.122; τινὰ χειρός ἑλκειν Id. N. 11.32; ἀνέλκειν τινὰ τῆς χ. Ar. V. 569 (anap.).

4. the acc. is used when one takes the hand of a person, χεῖρα γέροντος ἑλών Il. 24.361; χεῖρ' ἕλε δεξιτερήν Od. 1.121; χεῖράς τ' ἀλλήλων λαβέτην, in pledge of good faith, Il. 6.233; so ἔμβαλλε χ. δεξιὰν πρώτιστά μοι S. Tr. 1181; also ἔμβαλλε χειρὸς πίστιν Id. Ph. 813, cf. OC 1632.

5. other uses of the acc.: in prayer or entreaty, χεῖρας ἀνασχεῖν [θεοῖς ] Il. 3.275, etc.; ποτὶ γούνασι χεῖρας βάλλειν Od. 6.310; ἀμφὶ.. Ἀρήτης βάλε γούνασι χεῖρας Ὀδυσσεύς 7.142; ἀμφὶ δὲ χεῖρας δειρῇ βάλλ' Ὀδυσῆϊ 23.207; ἀμφί τινι χεῖρε β. 21.223; περίβαλε δὲ χέρας Ar. Th. 914, cf. A. Ag. 1559 (anap.); χεῖρας προΐσχεσθαι Th. 3.58, 66; so also χεῖρας ἀείρων Od. 11.423, cf. Il. 7.130 (tm.); χ. ἀνατείνειν (v. ἀνατείνω 1.1). τὰς χεῖρας αἴρειν to hold up hands in token of assent or choice, of persons voting, Ar. Ec. 264; τὴν χ. αἴρειν And. 3.41; ὅτῳ δοκεῖ ταῦτα, ἀράτω τὴν χ. X. An. 5.6.33, cf. 7.3.6; ἀνατεινάτω τὴν χ. ib. 3.2.9, 33; χεῖρας ὀρεγνύς Il. 22.37; χεῖρ' ὀρέγων εἰς οὐρανόν 15.371; χεῖρας ὀ. τινί Od. 12.257; πρός τινα Pi. P. 4.240; ποτὶ στόμα χεῖρ' ὀρέγεσθαι Il. 24.506 (but χεῖρά τισι ὀ. to reach them one's hand in help, X. HG 5.2.17); also χεῖρε ἑτάροισι πετάσσας Il. 4.523, etc.; πιτνὰς εἰς ἐμὲ χεῖρας Od. 11.392 (but χεῖρε πετάσσας abs., of one swimming, etc., 5.374, al.). [ Ἰλίου] χεῖρα ἑὴν ὑπερέσχε held the hand over I as a protector, Il. 9.420, etc.: less freq. τισι, 4.249, cf. 5.433; χεῖρά θ' ὕπερθεν ἔχεις IG 14.1003.10 (Rome). in hostile sense, χεῖρας or χεῖρα ἐπιφέρειν τινί, Il. 1.89, 19.261, al.; χεῖρας ἐφιέναι τινί 1.567, Od. 1.254, al.; χεῖρας ἐπιβάλλειν τισί Plb. 3.2.8, etc.; χέρα τινὶ προσενεγκεῖν Pi. P. 9.36; χεῖρας ἐπί τινι ἰάλλειν, v. ἰάλλω 1.1. χεῖρας ἀπέχειν keep hands off, λοιμοῖο βαρείας χεῖρας ἀφέξει Il. 1.97 codd.; κερτομίας δέ τοι.. καὶ χεῖρας ἀφέξω.. μνηστήρων Od. 20.263; ἀθανάτων ἀπέχειν χέρας A. Eu. 350 (lyr.); τὼ χεῖρε ἀπέχεται Pl. Smp. 213d; παύειν χεῖράς τινος Il. 21.294. χεῖρας ἐπιτιθέναι τινί, in token of consecration, 1 Timothy 5:22, etc.

6. with Preps.: ἀνὰ χεῖρας ἔχειν τινάς to be intimate with.., Plb. 21.6.5; αἱ ἀνὰ χεῖρά τινων ὁμιλίαι S.E. M. 1.64; τὰ ἀνὰ χεῖρα πράγματα the matters in hand, Plu. 2.614b, etc. (also οἱ ἀνὰ χ. χρόνοι the current period, PRyl. 88.21 (ii A. D.); τὰ ἀνὰ χ. what comes his way, Ps.- Ptol. Centil. 18; ἀνὰ χ. τῆς πύλης hard by.., LXX 2 Kings 15:2. ἀπὸ χειρὸς λογίσασθαι to reckon off-hand, roughly, Ar. V. 656 (anap.), cf. Luc. Hist.Conscr. 29: but πότισον τὴν γῆν ἀπὸ χειρός by hand, PCair.Zen. 155 (iii B. C.). διὰ χερῶν ἔχειν, λαβεῖν, literally, to have or take between the hands, A. Supp. 193, S. Ant. 916; διὰ χειρὸς ἔχειν to hold in the hand, ib. 1258 (anap.), Ar. V. 597 (anap.); to have in hand, i. e. under control, Th. 2.76; διὰ χειρῶν ἔχειν τὴν πολιτείαν Arist. Pol. 1308a27; τὰ τῶν ξυμμάχων keep under control, Th. 2.13: later, to have a work in hand, be engaged in it, Phld. Acad.Ind. p.69M. (χερός), D.H. Isoc. 4; τὰ ὅπλα Plu. Cor. 2, etc. (also διὰ χ. by direct payment, opp. διὰ τῆς τραπέζης by banker's order, BGU 1156.8 (i B. C.), etc.; cf. διὰ χ. ἔσπευδε τὴν πρᾶσιν Charito 1.12); of arms, διὰ χειρὸς εἶναι Luc. Anach. 35; διὰ χ. ἔχειν, c. part., to be continually doing, Plu. 2.767c; διὰ χειρός τινος ποιεῖν τι LXX John 17:4, al., cf. Acts 7:25, al. ἐς χεῖρας λαβεῖν τι literally, S. El. 1120, etc.; to take a matter in hand, undertake it, πρᾶγμ' ἐς χέρας λαβόντ' E. Hec. 1242; ἄγεσθαί τι ἐς χεῖρας Hdt. 1.126, 4.79, etc.; δοῦναί τινι ἐς χέρας, εἰς χεῖρα, S. El. 1348, X. Cyr. 8.8.22; καταστῆσαι εἰς τὰς χ. τινος Aeschin. 2.28; of persons, ἵκεο χεῖρας ἐς ἁμάς thou hast fallen into our hands, Il. 10.448 (in Hom. also simply ὅ τι χεῖρας ἵκοιτο Od. 12.331, cf. 24.172); so εἰς χεῖρας ἐλθεῖν τινι X. Cyr. 7.4.10, cf. 2.4.15: generally, to have to do with any one, converse with him, Id. An. 1.2.26 (so ἐς χεῖρα γῇ ξυνῆψαν E. Heracl. 429): most freq. ἐς χεῖρας ἐλθεῖν τισι to come to blows or close quarters with.., A. Th. 680; ἀλλήλοις Th. 7.44: abs., εἰς χ. ἐλθεῖν Id. 4.96; ἐς χ. ἰέναι Id. 2.3, 4.72, cf. PTeb. 765.6 (ii B. C.); συνιέναι X. Cyr. 8.8.22; also ἐς χειρῶν νόμον (fort. νομόν) ἀπικέσθαι Hdt. 9.48; ἐν χειρῶν νόμῳ (fort. νομῷ) ἀπόλλυσθαι Id. 8.89, cf. Aeschin. 1.5, SIG 167.37 (Mylasa, iv B. C.), Heraclid. Pol. 25, Plb. 1.34.5, 5.111.6; ἐν χειρὸς νόμῳ Arist. Pol. 1285a10, D.H. 6.26; ἐν χειρῶν νομαῖς SIG 700.29 (Lete, ii B.C.), v. l. in LXX 3 Maccabees 1:5; ἐν χεροῖν δίκῃ cj. in E.Ba. 738; εἰς χεῖρας συμμεῖξαι τοῖς πολεμίοις X. Cyr. 2.1.11; also εἰς χεῖρας δέχεσθαί τινας to await their charge, Id. An. 4.3.31; ἐς χ. ὑπομεῖναί τινας Th. 5.72. ἐκ χειρός by hand of man, S. Aj. 27: from near at hand, at close range, ἐκ χειρὸς βάλλειν X. An. 3.3.15; ἀμύνασθαι ib. 5.4.25; μάχεσθαι Id. HG 7.2.14, cf. D.S. 19.6; πληγὰς ἐκ χ. ἀναδέξασθαι Plu. tim. 4; οὐ μὴ σωθῇ ἐκ χ. σιδήρου LXX Job 20:24; ἡ ἐκ χ. δίκη lynch law, D.H. 4.37; ἡ ἐκ χ. βία Plb. 9.4.6: metaph., ἡ ἐκ χ. θεωρία closerange reading, D.H. Isoc. 2; so of time, out of hand, off-hand, forthwith, Plb. 5.41.7, al. δέπας μητρὶ ἐν χειρὶ τίθει Il. 1.585, cf. Od. 13.57, 15.120, al. (always so of a cup, hence ἐν χερσὶ τίθει δέπας, though found in most codd., was condemned by the critics in Il.l.c., Od. 3.51, 15.130); πρεσβήϊον ἐν χερὶ θήσω Il. 8.289; τόξον, ἔγχος ἔχων ἐν χειρί, 15.443, 17.604; σκῆπτρον δέ οἱ ἔμβαλε χειρί Od. 2.37; but ἐν.. χειρὶ σκῆπτρον ἔθηκεν Il. 23.568; of a gift, ἐν χερσὶ τίθει 1.441, 446; ἐν ταῖς χ. ἔχειν, literally, Pl. R. 432d; τὰ ὅπλ' ἐν ταῖς χ. ἔχων D. 9.8, etc. (metaph., ἔτι μεμνημένων ὑμῶν καὶ μόνον οὐκ ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν ἕκαστ' ἐχόντων Id. 18.226); but ἐν χερσὶν ἔχειν also, to have in hand, be engaged in, τὸν γάμον Hdt. 1.35; ἑορτήν Plu. Alex. 13; τὴν περὶ Δημοσθένους πραγματείαν D.H. Th. 1; ἐν χειρί τινα δίκην ἔχων Pl. Tht. 172e; ὁ ἐν χερσὶ πόλεμος the war in hand, D.H. 8.87; περιτειχισμὸς ἐν χερσὶν ὤν ib. 21; ἡ ἐν χ. ζήτησις S.E. M. 11.208, etc.; freq. of fighting, ἐν χερσί hand to hand, ἐν χ. ἦν ἡ μάχη Th. 4.43; ἐν χ. ἀποκτεῖναι Id. 3.66, cf. 4.57, 96, etc.; ἐν χ. γίγνεσθαι τοῖς ἐναντίοις Id. 5.72; ἐν χ. εἶναί τινος X. HG 4.6.11; δίκη ἐν χερσί Hes. Op. 192; ὁ ψόφος τῶν ὅπλων καὶ τῶν ἵππων ὁ φρυαγμὸς ἐν χερσὶν ἐδόκει εἶναι D.S. 19.31; ἡ ἐν χερσὶν [δυστυχία ] Plu. Cleom. 22: also in dual, τἀν χεροῖν S. Ant. 1345 (lyr.); ἐν χειρί τινος by the hand of.., LXX John 21:2, al.; ἐν χ. ἀγγέλου Acts 7:35 (v.l.). ἐπὶ χειρὸς ἔχειν on or in one's hand, Thgn. 490; ἐπὶ χεῖράς τινων ἐκφέρουσι put into their hands, Plu. 2.815b; also ἐπὶ χεῖρά τινος next to, LXX Nehemiah 3:4. κατὰ χειρός, of washing the hands before meals, ὕδωρ κατὰ χειρός (sc. φερέτω τις), Ar. V. 1216, cf. Av. 464 (anap.), Fr. 502 (lyr.), Philox. 1, Ath. 9.408e; (without ὕδωρ) κατὰ χ. ἐδόθη Alex. 261.2, cf. Arched. 2.3: prov. of that which is easily come by, Telecl. 1.2 (anap.); πάντα μοι κατὰ χ. ἦν τὰ πράγματα at hand, Pherecr. 146.5; also κατὰ χειρῶν δοῦναι, χέειν, λαβεῖν, Philyll. 3, Antiph. 287 (v.l.), Men. 470 (troch.), cf. Phot.s.v. κατὰ χειρὸς ὕδωρ: κατὰ χεῖρα in deed or act, κατὰ χ. γενναιότατοι D.H. 7.6; opp. συνέσει, Plu. Phil. 7; κατὰ χεῖρά σου according to thy will, LXX Si. 25.26: but κατὰ χεῖρας [τῆς σοφίας ] by her side, ib. 14.25. i μετὰ χερσὶν ἔχειν between, i.e. in, the hands, Il. 11.4, 15.717; [ ἄλεισον] μετὰ χ. ἐνώμα Od. 22.10: μετὰ χεῖρας ἔχειν to have in hand, be engaged in, Hdt. 7.16. β, Th. 1.138. λάβε παρὰ χεῖρα take in hand, LXX To. 11.4; but τὸ πὰρ χειρός the work in hand, B. 13.10. πρὸ χειρῶν close before one, S. Ant. 1279, E. Tr. 1207 (s.v.l.), Rh. 274; πρὸ χειρὸς εἶναι cj. in Pl.Com. 69.5. πρὸς χειρός τινος by his hand, A. Supp. 66 (lyr.), etc.; πρὸς ἐμὴν χεῖρα at the signs given by my hand, S. Ph. 148 (anap.); πρὸς χεῖρα ὑποβορβορύζοντες on pressure, Hp. Epid. 4.7. ὑπὸ χερσὶ ἁλοῦσα under, i.e. by, another's hands, Il. 2.374, etc.; ὑπὸ χεῖρα ποιεῖσθαι to bring under one's power, X. Ages. 1.22; οἱ ὑπὸ χ. persons in one's power, D. 6.34; ὑπὸ τὴν χ. ἐλθεῖν to come into one's hand, Luc. Herm. 57, etc.; ὑπὸ χ. in hand, i.e. in stock, Arist. Mete. 369b33; but also, at hand, i.e. at once, Plu. 2.548e; τὰ ὑπὸ χ.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χείρ, genitive χειρός, accusative χειραν (1 Peter 5:6 Tdf.; see ἄρσην, at the end), (from the root meaning 'to lay hold of'; cf. Latinheres, etc.; Curtius, § 189; Vanicek, p. 249f), from Homer down, Hebrew יַד, the hand: Matthew 3:12; Mark 3:1; Luke 6:6; 1 Timothy 2:8; Hebrews 12:12, and often; the genitive with the verbs ά῾πτομαι, ἐπιλαμβάνομαι, κρατέω, πιάζω, etc., which see in their places; the dative with ἐργάζομαι, ἐσθίω, etc.; ἀσπασμός τῇ ἐμή χειρί, 1 Corinthians 16:21; Colossians 4:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:17; the accusative with the verbs αἴρω, δέω, ἐκπετάννυμι, ἐκτείνω, ἐμβάπτω, ἐπιτίθημι, καθαρίζω, κατασείω, νίπτω, etc. ἐπίθεσις τῶν χειρῶν (see ἐπίθεσις and references), 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; Hebrews 6:2; ἐν χειρί τίνος, in imitation of the Hebrew פ בְּיַד (cf. Buttmann, § 133, 20 cf. 319f (274); Lightfoot on Galatians, 3:19), by the help or agency, of anyone, by means of anyone, Acts 7:35 Rec.; Galatians 3:19; (σύν χειρί ἀγγέλου, with the aid or service of the angel (cf. Buttmann, as above), Acts 7:35 L T Tr WH; those things in the performance of which the hands take the principal part (as e. g. in working miracles), are said to be done διά χειρός or χειρῶν or τῶν (cf. Buttmann, § 124, 8 d.) χειρῶν τίνος, Mark 6:2; Acts 5:12; Acts 14:3; Acts 19:11; universally, Acts 2:23; Acts 7:25; Acts 11:30; Acts 15:23; ἐπί χειρῶν, Matthew 4:6; Luke 4:11; ἐπί τήν χεῖρα, Revelation 14:9; Revelation 20:1 (here Treg. marginal reading ἐν τῇ χειρί), Revelation 20:4; ἐκ, Acts 28:4; Revelation 8:4; εἰς τήν χεῖρα (on his hand), Luke 15:22; χείρ, as an acting subject (see γλῶσσα, 1), Luke 22:21; plural, Acts 17:25; Acts 20:34; 1 John 1:1; τά ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν, Acts 7:41; Revelation 9:20; ἐκδίκειν τό αἷμα τίνος ἐκ τίνος (see ἐκδικέω, b. and ἐκ I. 7), Revelation 19:2. By metonymy, χείρ is put for power, activity (for examples from secular authors from Homer down see Passow, under the word, p. 2431b; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, p. 1720a)): παραδιδόναι τινα εἰς χεῖρας τινων, into the hostile hands (Deuteronomy 1:27; Job 16:11), Matthew 17:22; Matthew 26:45; Mark 9:31; Luke 9:44; Luke 24:7; Acts 21:11; Acts 28:17; διδόναι τί ἐν τῇ χειρί τίνος, to commit to one's protecting and upholding power, John 3:35; also εἰς τήν χεῖρα τίνος, John 13:3; τινα ἐκ τῶν χειρῶν or ἐκ χειρός τίνος (from the hostile power of anyone) ἀπάγειν, Acts 24:7 Rec.; ἐξελέσθαι, Acts 12:11 (Genesis 32:11; Exodus 18:8f); ἐξέρχεσθαι, John 10:39; ῥυσθῆναι, Luke 1:74; σωτηρία, Luke 1:71; ἐκφεύγειν τάς χεῖρας τίνος, 2 Corinthians 11:33. By a figure use of language χείρ or χεῖρες, are attributed to God, symbolizing his might, activity, power; conspicuous α. in creating the universe: ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν αὐτοῦ, Hebrews 1:10 (Psalm 101:26 (). β. in upholding and preserving: Luke 23:46; John 10:29 (cf. ); χείρ κυρίου ἐστι μετά τίνος, God is present, protecting and aiding one, Luke 1:66; Acts 11:21. γ. in punishing: χείρ κυρίου ἐπί σε, Acts 13:11 (1 Samuel 12:15); ἐμπεσεῖν εἰς χεῖρας Θεοῦ ζῶντος, Hebrews 10:31. δ. in determining and controlling the destinies of men: Acts 4:28; ταπεινοῦσθαι ὑπό τήν κραταιάν χεῖρα τοῦ Θεοῦ, 1 Peter 5:6.

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χείρ ,

gen., χειρος (acc, χεῖραν , 1 Peter 5:6 T), ,

[in LXX chiefly for H3027;]

the hand: Matthew 3:12, Mark 3:1, Luke 6:6, al. mult.; ἡ χ ., as acting subject, Luke 22:21; pl., Acts 17:25; Acts 20:34, 1 John 1:1; τ . ἔργα τῶν χ ., Acts 7:41, Revelation 9:20; ἀσπασμὸς τ . ἐμῇ χ ., 1 Corinthians 16:21, Colossians 4:18, 2 Thessalonians 3:17; prepositional phrases, esp. those without art., similar to Heb. constructions (Bl., § 32, 4; 40, 9; 46, 9), ἐν χ ., c. gen. (Lft., in l), Galatians 3:19; σὺν χ . ἀγγέλου , Acts 7:35; διὰ (τῶν ) χειρῶν (διὰ χειρός ), Mark 6:2, Acts 5:12; Acts 7:25, al.; ἐπὶ χειρῶν Matthew 4:6, Luke 4:11; ellipse of χ . (ἡ δεξιά , ἀριστερα ; Bl., § 44, 1), Matthew 6:3, al. By meton., for the power or activity of an individual, Matthew 17:22, Mark 9:31, Luke 9:44, John 10:39, Acts 12:11, al.; metaph., of the activity or power of God: Luke 1:66; Luke 23:46, John 10:20, Acts 11:21; Acts 13:11, al.


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For ψωμίζω which in late Greek has come to be used = ";feed,"; ";nourish,"; generally (cf. Rom. 12:20, 1Co. 13:3), cf. the subst. ψώμισμα in the food-contract BGU IV. 1058.15 (B.C. 13) (as read Chrest. II. p. 181 ) ̣σ ̣υ, ̣ν ἐλαίωι καὶ ψωμίσματι, ";with oil and bread.";

 

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