praktór: one who does or accomplishesOriginal Word: πράκτωρ, ορος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (prak'-tor)
Short Definition: an officer employed to execute judicial sentences
Definition: an officer employed to execute judicial sentences.
4233 práktōr – properly, a finance agent; "a bailiff or constable" working in a court in antiquity (BAGD); "an officer (usher) of the court" (Souter).
"In ancient Athens a 4233 (práktōr) exacted payment as a government (official) collector – hence (as frequently in the papyri), 4233 (práktōr) refers to a court officer (Lk 12:58, A. Deissmann, BS, 154)" (A-S).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
one who does or accomplishes
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4233: πράκτωρ
πράκτωρ, πρακτορος, ὁ (πράσσω);
1. one who does anything, a doer (Sophocles).
2. "one who does the work of inflicting punishment or taking vengeance; especially the avenger of a murder (Aeschylus, Sophocles); the exactor of a pecuniary fine" ((Antiphon), Demosthenes, others); an officer of justice of the tower order whose business it is to inflict punishment: Luke 12:58. From a derivative of prasso; a practiser, i.e. (specially), an official collector -- officer. see GREEK prasso
From a derivative of prasso; a practiser, i.e. (specially), an official collector -- officer.
see GREEK prasso
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4233
πράκτωρ — 1 Occ.
πράκτορι — 1 Occ.
Luke 12:58 N-DMS
GRK: παραδώσει τῷ πράκτορι καὶ ὁ
NAS: turn you over to the officer, and the officer
KJV: thee to the officer, and
INT: should deliver to the officer and the