728. arrabón
Strong's Concordance
arrabón: an earnest (a part payment in advance for security)
Original Word: ἀρραβών, ῶνος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: arrabón
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-hrab-ohn')
Definition: an earnest (a part payment in advance for security)
Usage: an earnest, earnest-money, a large part of the payment, given in advance as a security that the whole will be paid afterwards.
HELPS Word-studies

728 arrhabṓn – properly, an installment; a deposit ("down-payment") which guarantees the balance (the full purchase-price).

728 /arrhabṓn ("down-payment pledge") is the regular term in NT times for "earnest-money," i.e. advance-payment that guarantees the rest will be given. 728 (arrhabṓn) then represents full security backed by the purchaser who supplies sufficient proof they will fulfill the entire pledge (promise).

[728 (arrhabṓn) is common in the papyri for "down payment/earnest money" and hence frequent in business documents and agreements.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin erabon
an earnest (a part payment in advance for security)
NASB Translation
given as a pledge (1), pledge (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 728: ἀραβών

[ἀραβών Tdf., see ἀρραβών.]

STRONGS NT 728: ἀρραβώνἀρραβών (Tdf. ἀραβών: 2 Corinthians 1:22 (to Lachmann); (but not in Ephesians 1:14), see his Proleg., p. 80; WHs Appendix, p. 148; cf. Winers Grammar, 48 (47f); Buttmann, 32 (28f), cf. Rho), ἀρραβωνος, (Hebrew עֵרָבון Genesis 38:17f, 20; from עָרַב to pledge; a word which seems to have passed from the Phoenicians to the Greeks, and thence into Latin), an earnest, i. e. money which in purchases is given as a pledge that the full amount will subsequently be paid (Suidas under the word ἀραβών), (cf. (obs. English earlespenny; caution-money), German Kaufschilling,Haftpfennig): 2 Corinthians 1:22; 2 Corinthians 5:5, τόν ἀρραβῶνα τοῦ πνεύματος i. e. τό πνεῦμα ὡς ἀρραβῶνα namely, τῆς κληρονομίας, as is expressed in full in Ephesians 1:14 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 59, 8 a.; Buttmann, 78 (68)); for the gift of the Holy Spirit, comprising as it does the δυνάμεις τοῦ μέλλοντος αἰῶνος (Hebrews 6:5), is both a foretaste and a pledge of future blessedness; cf. under the word ἀπαρχή, c. (B. D. under the word .) (Isaeus, 8, 23 (p. 210, Reiske edition); Aristotle, pol. 1, 4, 5 (p. 1259{a}, 12); others.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of Hebrew origin (arabown); a pledge, i.e. Part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest -- earnest.

see HEBREW arabown

Forms and Transliterations
αρραβων αρραβών ἀρραβὼν αρραβωνα αρραβώνα αρραβώνά ἀρραβῶνα arrabon arrabōn arrabṑn arrabona arrabôna arrabōna arrabō̂na
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
2 Corinthians 1:22 N-AMS
GRK: δοὺς τὸν ἀρραβῶνα τοῦ πνεύματος
NAS: in our hearts as a pledge.
KJV: and given the earnest of the Spirit in
INT: having given the pledge of the Spirit

2 Corinthians 5:5 N-AMS
GRK: ἡμῖν τὸν ἀρραβῶνα τοῦ πνεύματος
NAS: who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
KJV: unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
INT: to us the pledge of the Spirit

Ephesians 1:14 N-NMS
GRK: ὅ ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας
NAS: who is given as a pledge of our inheritance,
KJV: is the earnest of our
INT: who is [the] guarantee of the inheritance

Strong's Greek 728
3 Occurrences

ἀρραβὼν — 1 Occ.
ἀρραβῶνα — 2 Occ.

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