930. basanistés
Strong's Concordance
basanistés: a torturer
Original Word: βασανιστής, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: basanistés
Phonetic Spelling: (bas-an-is-tace')
Definition: a torturer
Usage: one who tortures, a tormentor, jailor.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 930 basanistḗs (from 928 /basanízō) – a guard in a prison "whose function was to torture prisoners as a phase of judicial examination – prison guard, torturer" (L & N, 1, 37.126). See 928 (basanizō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from basanizó
a torturer
NASB Translation
torturers (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 930: βασανιστής

βασανιστής, βασανιστου, (βασανίζω), one who elicits the truth by the use of the rack, an inquisitor, torturer, ((Antiphon, others); Demosthenes, p. 978, 11; Philo in Flacc. § 11 end; (de concupisc. § 1; quod omn. prob. book 16; Plutarch, an vitios. ad infel. suff. § 2)); used in Matthew 18:34 of a jailer (δεσμοφύλαξ Acts 16:23), doubtless because the business of torturing was also assigned to him.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From basanizo; a torturer -- tormentor.

see GREEK basanizo

Forms and Transliterations
βασανισταις βασανισταίς βασανισταῖς basanistais basanistaîs
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 18:34 N-DMP
GRK: αὐτὸν τοῖς βασανισταῖς ἕως οὗ
NAS: handed him over to the torturers until
KJV: him to the tormentors, till
INT: him to the jailers until that

Strong's Greek 930
1 Occurrence

βασανισταῖς — 1 Occ.

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