2347. thlipsis
Strong's Concordance
thlipsis: tribulation
Original Word: θλῖψις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: thlipsis
Phonetic Spelling: (thlip'-sis)
Definition: tribulation
Usage: persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation.
HELPS Word-studies

2347 thlípsis – properly, pressure (what constricts or rubs together), used of a narrow place that "hems someone in"; tribulation, especially internal pressure that causes someone to feel confined (restricted, "without options").

2347 /thlípsis ("compression, tribulation") carries the challenge of coping with the internal pressure of a tribulation, especially when feeling there is "no way of escape" ("hemmed in").

[By contrast, 4730 (stenoxōría) focuses on the external pressure exerted by circumstances.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from thlibó
NASB Translation
affliction (14), afflictions (6), anguish (1), distress (2), persecution (1), tribulation (16), tribulations (4), trouble (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2347: θλῖψις

θλῖψις, or θλῖψις (so L Tr) (cf. Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 e.; Lipsius, Grammat. Untersuch., p. 35), θλίψεως, (θλίβω), properly, a pressing, pressing together, pressure (Strabo, p. 52; Galen); in Biblical and ecclesiastical writings, a Greek metaphor, oppression, affliction, tribulation, distress, straits; Vulg.tribulatio, also pressura (2 Corinthians 1:4b; John 16:(21),33; (Philippians 1:16 (17); and in Colossians 1:24 passio)); (the Sept. for צָרָה, also for צַר, לַחַץ, etc.): Matthew 24:9; Acts 7:11; Acts 11:19; Romans 12:12; 2 Corinthians 1:4, 8; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 6:4; 2 Corinthians 7:4; 2 Corinthians 8:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:6; Revelation 1:9; Revelation 2:9, 22; Revelation 7:14; joined with στενοχωρία (cf. Trench, § lv.), Romans 2:9; Romans 8:35 (Deuteronomy 28:53f; Isa. (); ); with ἀνάγκη, 1 Thessalonians 3:7; with διωγμός, Matthew 13:21; Mark 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; of the afflictions of those hard pressed by siege and the calamities of war, Matthew 24:21, 29; Mark 13:19, 24; of the straits of want, 2 Corinthians 8:13; Philippians 4:14 (here others give the word a wider reference); James 1:27; of the distress of a woman in childbirth; John 16:21. θλῖψιν ἔχω (equivalent to θλίβομαι), John 16:33; 1 Corinthians 7:28; Revelation 2:10; θλῖψις ἐπί τινα ἔρχεται, Acts 7:11; ἐν θλίψει, 1 Thessalonians 1:6. plural: Acts 7:10; Acts 14:22; Acts 20:23; Romans 5:3; Ephesians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:33; τοῦ Χριστοῦ, the afflictions which Christ had to undergo (and which, therefore, his followers must not shrink from), Colossians 1:24 (see ἀνταναπληρόω); θλῖψις τῆς καρδίας (καί συνοχή), anxiety, burden of heart, 2 Corinthians 2:4; θλῖψιν ἐπιφέρειν (L T Tr WH ἐγείρειν, see ἐγείρω, 4 c.) τοῖς δεσμοῖς τίνος, to increase the misery of my imprisonment by causing me anxiety, Philippians 1:16 (17).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
affliction, persecution, tribulation

From thlibo; pressure (literally or figuratively) -- afflicted(-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.

see GREEK thlibo

Forms and Transliterations
θλιψει θλίψει θλιψεις θλίψεις θλίψεσι θλίψεσί θλιψεσιν θλίψεσιν θλίψεσίν θλιψεων θλίψεων θλιψεως θλιψεώς θλίψεως θλίψεώς θλιψιν θλίψιν θλῖψιν θλιψις θλίψις θλῖψις θνησιμαία θνησιμαίοις θνησιμαίον θνησιμαίου θνησιμαίων thlipsei thlípsei thlipseis thlípseis thlipseon thlipseōn thlípseon thlípseōn thlipseos thlipseōs thlípseos thlípseōs thlipsesin thlípsesin thlípsesín thlipsin thlípsin thlipsis thlípsis
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 13:21 N-GFS
GRK: γενομένης δὲ θλίψεως ἢ διωγμοῦ
NAS: but is [only] temporary, and when affliction or
KJV: for when tribulation or
INT: having come however tribulation or persecution

Matthew 24:9 N-AFS
GRK: ὑμᾶς εἰς θλίψιν καὶ ἀποκτενοῦσιν
NAS: they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill
KJV: up to be afflicted, and shall kill
INT: you to tribulation and will kill

Matthew 24:21 N-NFS
GRK: γὰρ τότε θλίψις μεγάλη οἵα
NAS: there will be a great tribulation, such
KJV: great tribulation, such as
INT: indeed then tribulation great such as

Matthew 24:29 N-AFS
GRK: μετὰ τὴν θλίψιν τῶν ἡμερῶν
NAS: after the tribulation of those
KJV: after the tribulation of those
INT: after the tribulation the days

Mark 4:17 N-GFS
GRK: εἶτα γενομένης θλίψεως ἢ διωγμοῦ
NAS: then, when affliction or
KJV: afterward, when affliction or
INT: then having arisen tribulation or persecution

Mark 13:19 N-NFS
GRK: ἡμέραι ἐκεῖναι θλίψις οἵα οὐ
NAS: days will be a [time of] tribulation such
KJV: days shall be affliction, such as
INT: days those tribulation such as never

Mark 13:24 N-AFS
GRK: μετὰ τὴν θλίψιν ἐκείνην ὁ
NAS: after that tribulation, THE SUN
KJV: that tribulation, the sun
INT: after the tribulation those the

John 16:21 N-GFS
GRK: μνημονεύει τῆς θλίψεως διὰ τὴν
NAS: remembers the anguish because
KJV: no more the anguish, for
INT: she remembers the tribulation on account of the

John 16:33 N-AFS
GRK: τῷ κόσμῳ θλίψιν ἔχετε ἀλλὰ
NAS: you have tribulation, but take courage;
KJV: ye shall have tribulation: but
INT: the world tribulation you have but

Acts 7:10 N-GFP
GRK: πασῶν τῶν θλίψεων αὐτοῦ καὶ
NAS: him from all his afflictions, and granted
KJV: all his afflictions, and gave
INT: all the tribulations of him and

Acts 7:11 N-NFS
GRK: Χαναὰν καὶ θλίψις μεγάλη καὶ
NAS: and great affliction [with it], and our fathers
KJV: and great affliction: and our
INT: Canaan and tribulation great and

Acts 11:19 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ τῆς θλίψεως τῆς γενομένης
NAS: because of the persecution that occurred
KJV: upon the persecution that arose
INT: by the tribulation that had taken place

Acts 14:22 N-GFP
GRK: διὰ πολλῶν θλίψεων δεῖ ἡμᾶς
NAS: many tribulations we must
KJV: through much tribulation enter into
INT: through many tribulations must we

Acts 20:23 N-NFP
GRK: δεσμὰ καὶ θλίψεις με μένουσιν
NAS: that bonds and afflictions await
KJV: bonds and afflictions abide me.
INT: chains and tribulations me await

Romans 2:9 N-NFS
GRK: θλίψις καὶ στενοχωρία
NAS: [There will be] tribulation and distress
KJV: Tribulation and anguish,
INT: tribulation and distress

Romans 5:3 N-DFP
GRK: ἐν ταῖς θλίψεσιν εἰδότες ὅτι
NAS: exult in our tribulations, knowing
KJV: we glory in tribulations also: knowing
INT: in the tribulations knowing that

Romans 5:3 N-NFS
GRK: ὅτι ἡ θλίψις ὑπομονὴν κατεργάζεται
NAS: knowing that tribulation brings about
KJV: that tribulation worketh
INT: that the tribulation endurance produces

Romans 8:35 N-NFS
GRK: τοῦ χριστοῦ θλίψις ἢ στενοχωρία
NAS: of Christ? Will tribulation, or
KJV: of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or
INT: of Christ tribulation or distress

Romans 12:12 N-DFS
GRK: χαίροντες τῇ θλίψει ὑπομένοντες τῇ
NAS: persevering in tribulation, devoted
KJV: patient in tribulation; continuing instant
INT: rejoice the in tribulation be patient

1 Corinthians 7:28 N-AFS
GRK: οὐχ ἥμαρτεν θλίψιν δὲ τῇ
NAS: such will have trouble in this life,
KJV: shall have trouble in the flesh:
INT: not she did sin tribulation however in the

2 Corinthians 1:4 N-DFS
GRK: πάσῃ τῇ θλίψει ἡμῶν εἰς
NAS: us in all our affliction so
KJV: all our tribulation, that we
INT: all the tribulation of us for

2 Corinthians 1:4 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ θλίψει διὰ τῆς
NAS: who are in any affliction with the comfort
KJV: any trouble, by
INT: in every tribulation through the

2 Corinthians 1:8 N-GFS
GRK: ὑπὲρ τῆς θλίψεως ἡμῶν τῆς
NAS: brethren, of our affliction which came
KJV: of our trouble which came
INT: as to the tribulation of us

2 Corinthians 2:4 N-GFS
GRK: γὰρ πολλῆς θλίψεως καὶ συνοχῆς
NAS: For out of much affliction and anguish
KJV: out of much affliction and anguish
INT: indeed much tribulation and distress

2 Corinthians 4:17 N-GFS
GRK: ἐλαφρὸν τῆς θλίψεως ἡμῶν καθ'
NAS: light affliction is producing
KJV: light affliction, which
INT: lightness of tribulation of us far

Strong's Greek 2347
45 Occurrences

θλίψει — 9 Occ.
θλίψεις — 1 Occ.
θλίψεων — 3 Occ.
θλίψεως — 9 Occ.
θλίψεσιν — 6 Occ.
θλίψιν — 10 Occ.
θλίψις — 7 Occ.

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