4392. prophasis
Strong's Concordance
prophasis: a pretense
Original Word: πρόφασις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: prophasis
Phonetic Spelling: (prof'-as-is)
Short Definition: a pretext, an excuse
Definition: a pretext, an excuse.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pro and phainó
Definition
a pretense
NASB Translation
appearance's sake (2), excuse (1), pretense (3), pretext (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4392: πρόφασις

πρόφασις, προφασεως, (προφαίνω, i. e. properly, 'to cause to shine before' (or 'forth'; but many derive πρόφασις directly from προφημι)), from Homer down;

a. a pretext (alleged reason, pretended cause): τῆς πλεονεξίας, such as covetousness is accustomed to use, 1 Thessalonians 2:5 ((A. V. cloak of covetousness) the meaning being, that he had never misused his apostolic office in order to disguise or to hide avaricious designs); πρόφασιν ἔχειν (a phrase frequent in Greek authors, cf. Passow, under the word πρόφασις 1 b. vol. ii., p. 1251b; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, I. 3 e.)) περί τῆς ἁμαρτίας, John 15:22 (A. V. marginal reading R. V. excuse).

b. show: προφάσει ὡς κτλ. (A. V.) under color as though they would etc. Acts 27:30; προφάσει (A. V. for a pretence), in pretence, ostensibly: Matthew 23:14-13Rec.; Mark 12:40; Luke 20:47; Philippians 1:18.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
pretense, outward showing

From a compound of pro and phaino; an outward showing, i.e. Pretext -- cloke, colour, pretence, show.

see GREEK pro

see GREEK phaino

Forms and Transliterations
προφασει προφάσει προφάσεις προφασιν πρόφασιν προφασιστικούς prophasei prophásei prophasin próphasin
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7 Occurrences


προφάσει — 6 Occ.
πρόφασιν — 1 Occ.

Matthew 23:14 Noun-DFS
GRK: χηρῶν καὶ προφάσει μακρὰ προσευχόμενοι
KJV: houses, and for a pretence make long
INT: of widows and as a pretext at great length praying

Mark 12:40 N-DFS
GRK: χηρῶν καὶ προφάσει μακρὰ προσευχόμενοι
NAS: houses, and for appearance's sake offer
KJV: houses, and for a pretence make long
INT: widows and as a pretext at great length pray

Luke 20:47 N-DFS
GRK: χηρῶν καὶ προφάσει μακρὰ προσεύχονται
NAS: houses, and for appearance's sake offer
KJV: houses, and for a shew make long
INT: widows and as a pretext at great length pray

John 15:22 N-AFS
GRK: νῦν δὲ πρόφασιν οὐκ ἔχουσιν
NAS: they have no excuse for their sin.
KJV: they have no cloke for their
INT: now however excuse not they have

Acts 27:30 N-DFS
GRK: τὴν θάλασσαν προφάσει ὡς ἐκ
NAS: into the sea, on the pretense of intending
KJV: the sea, under colour as though
INT: the sea with pretext as from

Philippians 1:18 N-DFS
GRK: τρόπῳ εἴτε προφάσει εἴτε ἀληθείᾳ
NAS: way, whether in pretense or in truth,
KJV: way, whether in pretence, or in truth,
INT: way whether in pretext or in truth

1 Thessalonians 2:5 N-DFS
GRK: οὔτε ἐν προφάσει πλεονεξίας θεὸς
NAS: nor with a pretext for greed--
INT: nor with a pretext of covetousness God [is]

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