968. béma
Strong's Concordance
béma: a step, raised place, by impl. a tribunal
Original Word: βῆμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: béma
Phonetic Spelling: (bay'-ma)
Short Definition: the space covered by a step of the foot, a tribunal
Definition: an elevated place ascended by steps, a throne, tribunal.
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968 bḗma (from bainō, "to step, ascend") – properly, a platform to which someone walked up to receive judgment; (figuratively) the administration of justice – literally, given from "a tribunal-chair" (throne) where rewards and punishments are meted out.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as basis
Definition
a step, raised place, by impl. a tribunal
NASB Translation
ground (1), judgment seat (7), rostrum (1), tribunal (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 968: βῆμα

βῆμα, βήματος, τό (from ΒΑΩ, βαίνω) (fr. Homer (h. Merc.), Pindar down);

1. a step, pace: βῆμα ποδός the space which the foot covers, a foot-breadth, Acts 7:5 (for כַּף־רֶגֶל, Deuteronomy 2:5, cf. Xenophon, an. 4, 7, 10; Cyril 7, 5, 6).

2. a raised place mounted by steps; a platform, tribune: used of the official seat of a judge, Matthew 27:19; John 19:13; Acts 18:12, 16; Acts 25:6, 10,(17); of the judgment-seat of Christ, Romans 14:10 (L T Tr WH τοῦ Θεοῦ); 2 Corinthians 5:10; of the structure, resembling a throne, which Herod built in the theater at Caesarea, and from which he used to view the games and make speeches to the people, Acts 12:21; (of an orator's pulpit, 2 Macc. 13:26; Nehemiah 8:4. Xenophon, mem. 3, 6, 1; Herodian, 2, 10, 2 (1, Bekker edition)).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
judgment seat, throne.

From the base of basis; a step, i.e. Foot-breath; by implication, a rostrum, i.e. A tribunal -- judgment-seat, set (foot) on, throne.

see GREEK basis

Forms and Transliterations
βημα βήμα βῆμα βήματα βηματι βήματι βηματος βήματος bema bêma bēma bē̂ma bemati bēmati bḗmati bematos bēmatos bḗmatos
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Strong's Greek 968
12 Occurrences


βῆμα — 2 Occ.
βήματι — 1 Occ.
βήματος — 9 Occ.

Matthew 27:19 N-GNS
GRK: ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος ἀπέστειλεν πρὸς
NAS: While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife
KJV: on the judgment seat, his
INT: on the judgment seat sent to

John 19:13 N-GNS
GRK: ἐκάθισεν ἐπὶ βήματος εἰς τόπον
NAS: out, and sat down on the judgment seat at a place
KJV: in the judgment seat in
INT: sat down upon [the] judgment seat at a place

Acts 7:5 N-ANS
GRK: αὐτῇ οὐδὲ βῆμα ποδός καὶ
NAS: a foot of ground, and [yet], even when he had no
KJV: his foot on: yet
INT: it not even a length [of] a foot but

Acts 12:21 N-GNS
GRK: ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος ἐδημηγόρει πρὸς
NAS: took his seat on the rostrum and [began] delivering an address
KJV: upon his throne, and
INT: on the throne was making an address to

Acts 18:12 N-ANS
GRK: ἐπὶ τὸ βῆμα
NAS: him before the judgment seat,
KJV: him to the judgment seat,
INT: to the judgment seat

Acts 18:16 N-GNS
GRK: ἀπὸ τοῦ βήματος
NAS: And he drove them away from the judgment seat.
KJV: them from the judgment seat.
INT: from the judgment seat

Acts 18:17 N-GNS
GRK: ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ βήματος καὶ οὐδὲν
NAS: him in front of the judgment seat. But Gallio
KJV: [him] before the judgment seat. And
INT: before the judgment seat And nothing

Acts 25:6 N-GNS
GRK: ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος ἐκέλευσεν τὸν
NAS: he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered
KJV: on the judgment seat commanded
INT: on the judgment seat he commanded

Acts 25:10 N-GNS
GRK: ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος Καίσαρός εἰμι
NAS: Caesar's tribunal, where
KJV: at Caesar's judgment seat, where I
INT: before the judgment seat of Ceasar I am

Acts 25:17 N-GNS
GRK: ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος ἐκέλευσα ἀχθῆναι
NAS: day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered
KJV: on the judgment seat, and commanded
INT: on the judgment seat I commanded to be brought

Romans 14:10 N-DNS
GRK: παραστησόμεθα τῷ βήματι τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: stand before the judgment seat of God.
KJV: stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
INT: we will stand before the judgment seat of God

2 Corinthians 5:10 N-GNS
GRK: ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ βήματος τοῦ χριστοῦ
NAS: before the judgment seat of Christ,
KJV: before the judgment seat of Christ;
INT: before the judgment seat of Christ

12 Occurrences

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