4253. pro
Strong's Concordance
pro: before
Original Word: πρό
Part of Speech: Preposition
Transliteration: pro
Phonetic Spelling: (pro)
Definition: before
Usage: (a) of place: before, in front of, (b) of time: before, earlier than.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. preposition
NASB Translation
above (2), ago (4), ahead (2), ahead* (2), before (30), front (2), just outside (1), prior (1), right (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4253: πρό

πρό, a preposition followed by the genitive (Latinpro) (from Homer down), the Sept. chiefly for לִפְנֵי, before; used a. of place: πρό τῶν θυρῶν, τῆς θύρας, etc., Acts 5:23 R G; ; James 5:9; by a Hebraism, πρό προσώπου with the genitive of a person before (the face of) one (who is following) (Buttmann, 319 (274)): Matthew 11:10; Mark 1:2; Luke 1:76; Luke 7:27; Luke 9:52; Luke 10:1 (Malachi 3:1; Zechariah 14:20; Deuteronomy 3:18).

b. of Time: πρό τούτων τῶν ἡμερῶν, Acts 5:36; Acts 21:38; (πρό τοῦ πάσχα, John 11:55); according to a later Greek idiom, πρό ἕξ ἡμερῶν τοῦ πάσχα, properly, before six days reckoning from the Passover, which is equivalent to ἕξ ἡμέρας πρό τοῦ πάσχα, on the sixth day before the Passover, John 12:1 (πρό δύο ἐτῶν τοῦ σεισμοῦ, Amos 1:1; πρό μιᾶς ἡμέρας τῆς Μαρδοχαϊκῆς ἡμέρας, 2 Macc. 15:36; examples from secular writings are cited by Winers Grammar, 557 (518); (cf. Buttmann, § 131, 11); from ecclesiastical writings by Hilgenfeld, Die Evangelien etc., pp. 298, 302; also his Paschastreit der alten Kirche, p. 221f; (cf. Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word πρό, 1 and 2)); (πρό τῆς ἑορτῆς, John 13:1); πρό καιροῦ, Matthew 8:29; 1 Corinthians 4:5; τῶν αἰώνων, 1 Corinthians 2:7; παντός τοῦ αἰῶνος, Jude 1:25 L T Tr WH; ἐτῶν δεκατεσσάρων, (fourteen years ago), 2 Corinthians 12:2; add, 2 Timothy 1:9; 2 Timothy 4:21; Titus 1:2; τοῦ ἀρίστου, Luke 11:38; κατακλυσμοῦ, Matthew 24:38; πρό τῆς μεταθέσεως, Hebrews 11:5; πρό καταβολῆς κόσμου, John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20; πρό πάντων, prior to all created things, Colossians 1:17; (πρό τούτων πάντων (Rev. ἁπάντων), Luke 21:12); by a Hebraism, πρό προσώπου with the genitive of a thing is used of time for the simple πρό (Winers Grammar, § 65, 4b.; (Buttmann, 319 (274))), Acts 13:24 ((literally, before the face of his entering in)). πρό with the genitive of a person: John 5:7; John 10:8 (not Tdf.); Romans 16:7; οἱ πρό τίνος, those that existed before one, Matthew 5:12; with a predicate nominative added, Galatians 1:17. πρό with the genitive of an infinitive that has the article, Latinante quam (before, before that) followed by a finite verb (Buttmann, § 140, 11; Winer's Grammar, 329 (309)): Matthew 6:8; Luke 2:21; Luke 22:15; John 1:48 (49); ; Acts 23:15; Galatians 2:12; Galatians 3:23.

c. of superiority or pre-eminence (Winer's Grammar, 372 (349)): πρό πάντων, above all things, James 5:12; 1 Peter 4:8.

d. In Composition, πρό marks α. place: προαύλιον; motion forward (Latinporro), προβαίνω, προβάλλω, etc.; before another who follows, in advance, προάγω, πρόδρομος, προπέρμπω, προτρέχω, etc.; in public view, openly, πρόδηλος, πρόκειμαι. β. time: before this, previously, προαμαρτάνω; in reference to the time of an occurrence, beforehand, in advance, προβλέπω, προγινώσκω, προθέσμιος, πρωρίζω, etc. γ. superiority or preference: προαιρέομαι. (Cf. Herm. ad Vig., p. 658.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
before, ago

A primary preposition; "fore", i.e. In front of, prior (figuratively, superior) to -- above, ago, before, or ever. In the comparative, it retains the same significations.

Forms and Transliterations
ΠΡΟ πρό πρὸ PRO prò
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:12 Prep
GRK: προφήτας τοὺς πρὸ ὑμῶν
NAS: the prophets who were before you.
KJV: the prophets which were before you.
INT: prophets who [were] before you

Matthew 6:8 Prep
GRK: χρείαν ἔχετε πρὸ τοῦ ὑμᾶς
NAS: what you need before you ask Him.
KJV: ye have need of, before ye ask
INT: need you have before you

Matthew 8:29 Prep
GRK: ἦλθες ὧδε πρὸ καιροῦ βασανίσαι
NAS: here to torment us before the time?
KJV: to torment us before the time?
INT: are you come here before [the] time to torment

Matthew 11:10 Prep
GRK: ἄγγελόν μου πρὸ προσώπου σου
KJV: my messenger before thy face,
INT: messenger of me before [the] face of you

Matthew 24:38 Prep
GRK: ἐκείναις ταῖς πρὸ τοῦ κατακλυσμοῦ
NAS: days before the flood
KJV: that were before the flood
INT: those before the flood

Mark 1:2 Prep
GRK: ἄγγελόν μου πρὸ προσώπου σου
KJV: my messenger before thy face,
INT: messenger of me before face of you

Luke 2:21 Prep
GRK: τοῦ ἀγγέλου πρὸ τοῦ συλλημφθῆναι
NAS: by the angel before He was conceived
KJV: of the angel before he was conceived
INT: the angel before was conceived

Luke 7:27 Prep
GRK: ἄγγελόν μου πρὸ προσώπου σου
KJV: my messenger before thy face,
INT: messenger of me before [the] face of you

Luke 9:52 Prep
GRK: ἀπέστειλεν ἀγγέλους πρὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ
NAS: messengers on ahead of Him, and they went
KJV: sent messengers before his face:
INT: he sent messengers before [the] face of him

Luke 10:1 Prep
GRK: δύο δύο πρὸ προσώπου αὐτοῦ
NAS: them in pairs ahead of Him to every
KJV: two and two before his face
INT: pairs [by] pairs before [the] face of himself

Luke 11:38 Prep
GRK: πρῶτον ἐβαπτίσθη πρὸ τοῦ ἀρίστου
NAS: ceremonially washed before the meal.
KJV: first washed before dinner.
INT: first he washed before the dinner

Luke 21:12 Prep
GRK: πρὸ δὲ τούτων
NAS: But before all these things,
KJV: But before all these,
INT: Before however these things

Luke 22:15 Prep
GRK: μεθ' ὑμῶν πρὸ τοῦ με
NAS: Passover with you before I suffer;
KJV: with you before I suffer:
INT: with you before I

John 1:48 Prep
GRK: εἶπεν αὐτῷ Πρὸ τοῦ σε
NAS: and said to him, Before Philip
KJV: unto him, Before that Philip
INT: said to him Before that you

John 5:7 Prep
GRK: ἐγὼ ἄλλος πρὸ ἐμοῦ καταβαίνει
NAS: another steps down before me.
KJV: another steppeth down before me.
INT: I another before me descends

John 10:8 Prep
GRK: ὅσοι ἦλθον πρὸ ἐμοῦ κλέπται
NAS: came before Me are thieves
KJV: that ever came before me are
INT: who ever came before me thieves

John 11:55 Prep
GRK: τῆς χώρας πρὸ τοῦ πάσχα
NAS: out of the country before the Passover
KJV: to Jerusalem before the passover,
INT: the region before the passover

John 12:1 Prep
GRK: οὖν Ἰησοῦς πρὸ ἓξ ἡμερῶν
NAS: six days before the Passover, came
KJV: six days before the passover came
INT: Therefore Jesus before six days

John 13:1 Prep
NAS: Now before the Feast of the Passover,
KJV: Now before the feast of the passover,
INT: before moreover the

John 13:19 Prep
GRK: λέγω ὑμῖν πρὸ τοῦ γενέσθαι
NAS: on I am telling you before [it] comes
KJV: I tell you before it come, that,
INT: I tell you before it comes to pass

John 17:5 Prep
GRK: ᾗ εἶχον πρὸ τοῦ τὸν
NAS: I had with You before the world
KJV: with thee before the world was.
INT: which I had before the

John 17:24 Prep
GRK: ἠγάπησάς με πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
NAS: Me, for You loved Me before the foundation
KJV: me before the foundation
INT: you loved me before [the] foundation of [the] world

Acts 5:36 Prep
GRK: πρὸ γὰρ τούτων
NAS: For some time ago Theudas rose
KJV: For before these days
INT: before indeed these

Acts 12:6 Prep
GRK: φύλακές τε πρὸ τῆς θύρας
NAS: and guards in front of the door
KJV: and the keepers before the door kept
INT: guards also before the door

Acts 12:14 Prep
GRK: τὸν Πέτρον πρὸ τοῦ πυλῶνος
NAS: was standing in front of the gate.
KJV: Peter stood before the gate.
INT: Peter before the gate

Strong's Greek 4253
47 Occurrences

πρὸ — 47 Occ.

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