4396. prophétés
Strong's Concordance
prophétés: a prophet (an interpreter or forth-teller of the divine will)
Original Word: προφήτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: prophétés
Phonetic Spelling: (prof-ay'-tace)
Definition: a prophet (an interpreter or forth-teller of the divine will)
Usage: a prophet, poet; a person gifted at expositing divine truth.
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Cognate: 4396 prophḗtēs (from 4253 /pró, "beforehand" and 5346 /phēmí, "elevating/asserting one idea over another, especially through the spoken-word") – properly, one who speaks forth by the inspiration of God; a prophet. See 4394 (prophēteia).

A prophet (4396 /prophḗtēs) declares the mind (message) of God, which sometimes predicts the future (foretelling) – and more commonly, speaks forth His message for a particular situation. 4396 /prophḗtēs ("a prophet") then is someone inspired by God to foretell or tell-forth (forthtell) the Word of God.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a comp. of pro and phémi
a prophet (an interpreter or forth-teller of the divine will)
NASB Translation
prophet (63), prophets (81).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4396: προφήτης

προφήτης, προφήτου, (προφημι, to speak forth, speak out; hence, properly, 'one who speaks forth'; see πρό, d. .), the Sept. for נָבִיא (which comes from the same root as , 'to divulge,' 'make known,' 'announce' (cf. Fleischer in Delitzsch, Com. ü. d. Gen, 4te Aufl., p. 551f), therefore properly, equivalent to interpreter, Exodus 7:1, cf. 4:16; hence, an interpreter or spokesman for God; one through whom God speaks; cf. especially Bleek, Einl. in d. A. T. 4te Aufl., p. 309 (B. D. under the word and references there; especially also Day's note on Oehler's O. T. Theol. § 161, and Winers Grammar, Robertson Smith, Prophets of Israel, p. 389 (note on Lect. ii.))), one who speaks forth by divine inspiration;

I. In Greek writings from Aeschylus, Herodotus, and Pindar down:

1. an interpreter of oracles (whether uttered by the gods or the μάντεις), or of other hidden things.

2. a foreteller, soothsayer, seer.

II. In the N. T.

1. "one who, moved by the Spirit of God and hence, his organ or spokesman, solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration, especially future events, and in p*articular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God and to human salvation. The title is applied to a. the O. T. prophets" — and with allusion to their age, life, death, deeds: Matthew 5:12; Matthew 12:39; Matthew 13:17; Matthew 23:29-31; Mark 6:15; Luke 4:27; Luke 10:24; Luke 11:47; Luke 13:28; John 8:52, 55 Acts 3:25; Acts 7:52; Acts 13:20; Romans 11:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; Hebrews 11:32; James 5:10; appeal is made to their utterances as having foretold the kingdom, deeds, death, of Jesus the Messiah: Matthew 1:22; Matthew 2:5, 15, 17, 23; Matthew 3:3; Matthew 4:14; Matthew 8:17; Matthew 11:13; Matthew 12:17; Matthew 13:35; Matthew 21:4; Matthew 24:15; Matthew 26:56; Matthew 27:9; Mark 13:14 Rec.; Luke 1:70; Luke 3:4; Luke 4:17; Luke 18:31; Luke 24:25; John 1:23, 45(46); ; Acts 2:16; Acts 3:18, 21, 24; Acts 7:37, 48; Acts 10:43; Acts 13:27; Acts 15:15; Acts 26:22; Romans 1:2; Hebrews 1:1; 1 Peter 1:10; 2 Peter 3:2; Revelation 10:7; in the number of prophets David also is reckoned, as one who predicted the resurrection of Christ, Acts 2:30f; so too is Balaam, 2 Peter 2:16 (see Βαλαάμ). by metonymy, προφῆται is put for the books of the prophets: Luke 24:27, 44; Acts 8:28; Acts 13:15; Acts 24:14; Acts 28:23; ἐν τοῖς προφήταις, equivalent to ἐν βίβλῳ τῶν προφητῶν, (Acts 7:42), in the volume of the prophets (which in Hebrew has the title נְבִיאִים), John 6:45; Acts 13:40; — or for the teaching set forth in their books: Matthew 5:17; Matthew 7:12; Matthew 22:40; Luke 16:29, 31; Acts 26:27. See νόμος, 4.

b. John the Baptist, the herald of Jesus the Messiah: Matthew 21:26; Mark 6:15; Mark 11:32; Luke 1:76; Luke 20:6, whom Jesus declares to be greater than the O. T. prophets, because in him the hope of the Jews respecting Elijah as the forerunner of the Messiah was fulfilled: Matthew 11:9-11, 14 (cf. Matthew 17:11, 12; Mark 9:12f); Luke 7:28 (R G T Tr brackets).

c. That illustrious prophet whom the Jews (apparently on the ground of Deuteronomy 18:15) expected to arise just before the Messiah's advent: John 1:21, 25; John 7:40. those two illustrious prophets, the one Elijah, the other Enoch or Moses (but compare the commentaries; e. g. Stuart, commentary vol. ii, p. 219f), who according to the writer of the Apocalypse will publicly appear shortly before the visible return of Christ from heaven: Revelation 11:10 (cf. 3).

d. the Messiah: Acts 3:22, 23; Acts 7:37, after Deuteronomy 18:15; Jesus the Messiah, inasmuch as he is about to fulfil the expectation respecting this Messiah, Matthew 21:11; John 6:14.

e. universally, "a man filled with the Spirit of God, who by God's authority and command in words of weight pleads the cause of God and urges the salvation of men": Matthew 21:46; Luke 13:33; Luke 24:19; John 7:52; in the proverb that a prophet is without honor in his own country, Matthew 13:57; Mark 6:4; Luke 4:24; John 4:44. he may be known — now by his supernatural knowledge of hidden things (even though past), Luke 7:39; John 4:19 (προφήτης ἀληθείας ἐστιν πάντοτε πάντα εἰδώς, τά μέν γεγοντα ὡς ἐγένετο, τά δέ γινόμενα ὡς γίνεται, τά δέ σεομενα ὡς ἔσται, Clement, hom. 2, 6) — now by his power of working miracles, Luke 7:16; Luke 24:19; John 9:17; such g prophet Jesus is shown to have been by the passages cited, nor is it denied except by his enemies, Luke 7:39; John 7:52.

f. The prophets that appeared in the apostolic age among the Christians: Matthew 10:41; Matthew 23:34; Acts 15:32; 1 Corinthians 14:29, 37; Revelation 22:6, 9; they are associated with apostles in Luke 11:49; 1 Corinthians 12:28, 29; Ephesians 2:20; Ephesians 3:5; Ephesians 4:11; Revelation 18:20; they discerned and did what was best for the Christian cause, Acts 13:1f; foretold certain future events, Acts 11:27; Acts 21:10ff; and in the religious assemblies of the Christians, being suddenly seized by the Spirit (whose promptings, however, do not impair their self-government, 1 Corinthians 14:32), give utterance in glowing and exalted but intelligible language to those things which the Holy Spirit teaches them, and which have power to instruct, comfort, encourage, rebuke, convict, stimulate, their hearers, 1 Corinthians 14:3, 24. (Cf. Harnack, Lehre der Zwölf Apostel, Proleg. § 5 i. 2, p. 93ff, 119ff; Bonwetsch in (Luthardt's) Zeitschr. f. kirchl. Wissen. as above with 1884, pp. 408ff, 460ff) g. Prophets both of the Old Testament and of the New Testament are grouped together under the name προφῆται in Revelation 11:18; Revelation 16:6; Revelation 18:24.

2. a poet (because poets were believed to sing under divine inspiration): so of Epimenides, Titus 1:12.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet -- prophet.

see GREEK pro

see GREEK phemi

Forms and Transliterations
προφηται προφήται προφήταί προφῆται προφηταις προφήταις προφητας προφήτας προφητη προφήτη προφήτῃ προφητην προφήτην προφητης προφήτης προφητου προφήτου προφητων προφητών προφητῶν prophetai prophêtai prophētai prophē̂tai prophetais prophētais prophḗtais prophetas prophētas prophḗtas prophete prophētē prophḗtei prophḗtēi propheten prophētēn prophḗten prophḗtēn prophetes prophētēs prophḗtes prophḗtēs propheton prophetôn prophētōn prophētō̂n prophetou prophētou prophḗtou
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 1:22 N-GMS
GRK: διὰ τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος
NAS: by the Lord through the prophet:
KJV: the Lord by the prophet, saying,
INT: through the prophet saying

Matthew 2:5 N-GMS
GRK: διὰ τοῦ προφήτου
NAS: has been written by the prophet:
KJV: it is written by the prophet,
INT: by the prophet

Matthew 2:15 N-GMS
GRK: διὰ τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος Ἐξ
NAS: through the prophet: OUT OF EGYPT
KJV: by the prophet, saying,
INT: through the prophet saying Out

Matthew 2:17 N-GMS
GRK: Ἰερεμίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος
NAS: Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
KJV: by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
INT: Jeremiah the prophet saying

Matthew 2:23 N-GMP
GRK: διὰ τῶν προφητῶν ὅτι Ναζωραῖος
NAS: through the prophets: He shall be called
KJV: by the prophets,
INT: through the prophets that a Nazarene

Matthew 3:3 N-GMS
GRK: Ἠσαίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος Φωνὴ
NAS: to by Isaiah the prophet when he said,
KJV: of by the prophet Esaias,
INT: Isaiah the prophet saying [The] voice

Matthew 4:14 N-GMS
GRK: Ἠσαίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος
NAS: through Isaiah the prophet:
KJV: by Esaias the prophet, saying,
INT: Isaiah the prophet saying

Matthew 5:12 N-AMP
GRK: ἐδίωξαν τοὺς προφήτας τοὺς πρὸ
NAS: they persecuted the prophets who were before
KJV: persecuted they the prophets which
INT: they persecuted the prophets who [were] before

Matthew 5:17 N-AMP
GRK: ἢ τοὺς προφήτας οὐκ ἦλθον
NAS: or the Prophets; I did not come
KJV: the law, or the prophets: I am not
INT: or the prophets not I came

Matthew 7:12 N-NMP
GRK: καὶ οἱ προφῆται
NAS: is the Law and the Prophets.
KJV: the law and the prophets.
INT: and the prophets

Matthew 8:17 N-GMS
GRK: Ἠσαίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος Αὐτὸς
NAS: Isaiah the prophet: HE HIMSELF
KJV: by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself
INT: Isaiah the prophet saying Himself

Matthew 10:41 N-AMS
GRK: ὁ δεχόμενος προφήτην εἰς ὄνομα
NAS: He who receives a prophet in [the] name
KJV: He that receiveth a prophet in
INT: He that receives a prophet in [the] name

Matthew 10:41 N-GMS
GRK: εἰς ὄνομα προφήτου μισθὸν προφήτου
NAS: in [the] name of a prophet shall receive
KJV: the name of a prophet shall receive
INT: in [the] name of a prophet [the] reward of a prophet

Matthew 10:41 N-GMS
GRK: προφήτου μισθὸν προφήτου λήμψεται καὶ
NAS: shall receive a prophet's reward;
KJV: shall receive a prophet's reward;
INT: of a prophet [the] reward of a prophet will receive and

Matthew 11:9 N-AMS
GRK: τί ἐξήλθατε προφήτην ἰδεῖν ναί
NAS: out to see? A prophet? Yes,
KJV: for to see? A prophet? yea,
INT: why went you out a prophet to see Yes

Matthew 11:9 N-GMS
GRK: καὶ περισσότερον προφήτου
NAS: you, and one who is more than a prophet.
KJV: and more than a prophet.
INT: and [one] more excellent than a prophet

Matthew 11:13 N-NMP
GRK: γὰρ οἱ προφῆται καὶ ὁ
NAS: For all the prophets and the Law
KJV: For all the prophets and the law
INT: indeed the prophets and the

Matthew 12:17 N-GMS
GRK: Ἠσαίου τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος
NAS: through Isaiah the prophet:
KJV: by Esaias the prophet, saying,
INT: Isaiah the prophet saying

Matthew 12:39 N-GMS
GRK: Ἰωνᾶ τοῦ προφήτου
NAS: of Jonah the prophet;
KJV: but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
INT: of Jonah the prophet

Matthew 13:17 N-NMP
GRK: ὅτι πολλοὶ προφῆται καὶ δίκαιοι
NAS: to you that many prophets and righteous men
KJV: That many prophets and righteous
INT: that many prophets and righteous [men]

Matthew 13:35 N-GMS
GRK: διὰ τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος Ἀνοίξω
NAS: through the prophet: I WILL OPEN
KJV: by the prophet, saying,
INT: by the prophet saying I will open

Matthew 13:57 N-NMS
GRK: Οὐκ ἔστιν προφήτης ἄτιμος εἰ
NAS: said to them, A prophet is not without honor
KJV: said unto them, A prophet is not
INT: not is a prophet without Honor if

Matthew 14:5 N-AMS
GRK: ὅτι ὡς προφήτην αὐτὸν εἶχον
NAS: they regarded John as a prophet.
KJV: him as a prophet.
INT: because as a prophet him they held

Matthew 16:14 N-GMP
GRK: ἕνα τῶν προφητῶν
NAS: or one of the prophets.
KJV: or one of the prophets.
INT: one of the prophets

Matthew 21:4 N-GMS
GRK: διὰ τοῦ προφήτου λέγοντος
NAS: was spoken through the prophet:
KJV: was spoken by the prophet, saying,
INT: by the prophet saying

Strong's Greek 4396
146 Occurrences

προφῆται — 21 Occ.
προφήταις — 10 Occ.
προφήτας — 15 Occ.
προφήτῃ — 1 Occ.
προφήτην — 12 Occ.
προφήτης — 27 Occ.
προφητῶν — 32 Occ.
προφήτου — 28 Occ.

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