barus: heavyOriginal Word: βαρύς, εῖα, ύ
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (bar-ooce')
Short Definition: heavy, weighty, burdensome
Definition: heavy, weighty, burdensome, lit. and met; violent, oppressive.
Cognate: 926 barýs – (an adjective, also used substantively) – properly, heavy (weighty); (figuratively) what is grievous (burdensome), pressing down on a person with oppressive force. Such a grievous burden makes a person unable to function (enjoy free movement). See 922 (baros).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
burdensome (1), heavy (1), savage (1), serious (1), weightier provisions (1), weighty (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 926: βαρύς
βαρύς, βαρεῖα, βαρύ, heavy;
1. properly, i. e. heavy in weight: φορτίον, Matthew 23:4 (in 11:30 we have the opposite, ἐλαφρόν).
a. burdensome: ἐντολή, the keeping of which is grievous, 1 John 5:3.
b. severe, stern: ἐπιστολή, 2 Corinthians 10:10 (others, imposing, impressive, cf. Wetstein at the passage).
d. violent, cruel, unsparing (A. V. grievous): λύκοι, Acts 20:29 (so also Homer, Iliad 1:89; Xenophon, Ages. 11, 12). From the same as baros; weighty, i.e. (fig) burdensome, grave -- grievous, heavy, weightier. see GREEK baros
From the same as baros; weighty, i.e. (fig) burdensome, grave -- grievous, heavy, weightier.
see GREEK baros
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 926
βαρέα — 2 Occ.
βαρεῖαι — 2 Occ.
βαρεῖς — 1 Occ.
βαρύτερα — 1 Occ.
Matthew 23:4 Adj-ANP
GRK: δὲ φορτία βαρέα καὶ δυσβάστακτα
NAS: They tie up heavy burdens and lay
KJV: For they bind heavy burdens and
INT: moreover burdens heavy and hard to bear
Matthew 23:23 Adj-ANP-C