217. halas and hala
Strong's Concordance
halas and hala: salt
Original Word: ἅλας, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: halas and hala
Phonetic Spelling: (hal'-as)
Definition: salt
Usage: salt.
HELPS Word-studies

217 hálassalt; (figuratively) God preserving and seasoning a believer as they grow, i.e. in loving the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, strength and in all their relationships (cf. Mk 12:30,31).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from hals
NASB Translation
salt (8).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 217: ἅλα

[ἅλα, τό, read by Tdf. in Matthew 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34; see ἅλας.]

STRONGS NT 217: ἅλαςἅλας, (ατος, τό (a later form, found in the Sept. and N. T. (Aristotle, de mirab, ause. § 138; Plutarch, qu. conv. 4:4, 3, 3), cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. i., p. 220; dative ἅλατι Colossians 4:6), and ἅλς, ἁλός, (the classic form (from Homer down); Sir. 22:15 (13); ; Wis. 10:7; 1 Macc. 10:29, etc. Mark 9:49 ἁλί dative (T WH Tr marginal reading omit; Tr text brackets), and in Mark 9:50 L T Tr WH ἅλα accusative (yet without the article) with the nominative τό ἅλας), finally, the nominative and the accusative ἅλα Tdf. in Mark 9:50 (also Matthew 5:13; Luke 14:34 (where see his note)) (similar to γάλα, genitive γάλατος, a form noted by certain grammarians, see (WH's Appendix, p. 158;) Kühner, 1:353f; but see what Fritzsche, Commentary on Sirach (Sir. 39:26), p. 226f, says in opposition); salt;

1. Salt with which food is seasoned and sacrifices are sprinkled: Mark 9:49 R G; cf. ἁλίζω.

2. ἅλας τῆς γῆς, those kinds of saline matter used to fertilize arable land, Matthew 5:13{a}; here salt as a condiment cannot be understood, since this renders land sterile (Deuteronomy 29:23; Zephaniah 2:9; Judges 9:45); cf. Grohmann in Kauffer's Biblical Studien, 1844, p. 82ff The meaning is, 'It is your prerogative to impart to mankind (likened to arable land) the influences required for a life of devotion to God.' In the statement immediately following, ἐάν δέ ἅλας κτλ., the comparison seems to be drawn from salt as a condiment, so that two figures are blended; (but it is better to adopt this latter meaning throughout the passage, and take γῆ to denote the mass of mankind, see under the word, 4 b. and cf. Tholuck and others at the passage). In Mark 9:50{a} and Luke 14:34 salt is a symbol of that health and vigor of soul which is essential to Christian virtue; (cf. Meyer on the former passage).

3. Salt is a symbol of lasting concord, Mark 9:50{c}, because it protects food from putrefaction and preserves it unchanged. Accordingly, in the solemn ratification of compacts, the Orientals were, and are to this day, accustomed to partake of salt together. Cf. Winers RWB under the word Salz; (BB. DD. under the word ); Knobel on Leviticus, p. 370. 4. Wisdom and grace exhibited in speech: Colossians 4:6 (where see Lightfoot).

STRONGS NT 217a: ἌλασσαἌλασσα: Acts 27:8; cf.Λασαία.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From hals; salt; figuratively, prudence -- salt.

see GREEK hals

Forms and Transliterations
αλα άλα ἅλα αλας άλας ἅλας αλατι άλατι ἅλατι αλγείν αλγηδών άλγημα άλγημά αλγημάτων αλγηρά αλγηρόν αλγήσω άλγος αλγώ αλγών άλειμμα ήλγησαν χάριτι ala alas alati chariti hala hála halas hálas halati hálati
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:13 N-NNS
GRK: ἐστὲ τὸ ἅλας τῆς γῆς
NAS: You are the salt of the earth; but if
KJV: Ye are the salt of the earth: but
INT: are the salt of the earth

Matthew 5:13 N-NNS
GRK: δὲ τὸ ἅλας μωρανθῇ ἐν
NAS: but if the salt has become tasteless,
KJV: if the salt have lost his savour,
INT: however the salt become tasteless with

Mark 9:50 N-NNS
GRK: Καλὸν τὸ ἅλας ἐὰν δὲ
NAS: Salt is good; but if
KJV: Salt [is] good: but
INT: Good [is] the salt if however

Mark 9:50 N-NNS
GRK: δὲ τὸ ἅλας ἄναλον γένηται
NAS: but if the salt becomes
KJV: if the salt have lost
INT: however the salt unsalty is become

Mark 9:50 N-ANS
GRK: ἐν ἑαυτοῖς ἅλα καὶ εἰρηνεύετε
NAS: [again]? Have salt in yourselves,
KJV: it? Have salt in yourselves,
INT: in yourselves salt and be at peace

Luke 14:34 N-NNS
GRK: οὖν τὸ ἅλας ἐὰν δὲ
NAS: Therefore, salt is good; but if
KJV: Salt [is] good: but
INT: therefore the salt if however

Luke 14:34 N-NNS
GRK: καὶ τὸ ἅλας μωρανθῇ ἐν
NAS: even salt has become tasteless,
KJV: if the salt have lost his savour,
INT: even the salt become tasteless with

Colossians 4:6 N-DNS
GRK: ἐν χάριτι ἅλατι ἠρτυμένος εἰδέναι
NAS: [as though] seasoned with salt, so that you will know
KJV: seasoned with salt, that ye may know
INT: with grace with salt seasoned to know

Strong's Greek 217
8 Occurrences

ἅλα — 1 Occ.
ἅλας — 6 Occ.
ἅλατι — 1 Occ.

Top of Page
Top of Page