Animal


Greek: θηριον [thêrion] (Noun neuter]. An animal.

θηριον [thêrion] appears 47 times in the NT:


(1) Mark 1: 13
And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. - των θηριων [tôn thêriôn] Gen. pl. ("with the wild beasts" - μετα των θηριων [meta tôn thêriôn]).

(2) Acts 10: 12
Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. - τα θηρια [ta têria] Accus. pl.

(3) Acts 11: 6
Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. - τα θηρια [ta têria] Accus. pl.

(4) Acts 28: 4
And when the barbarians saw the [venomous] beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(5) Acts 28: 5
And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(6) Titus 1: 12
One of themselves, [even] a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians [are] alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. - θηρια [thêria] Nom. pl.

(7) Hebrews 12: 20
(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: - θηριον [thêrion] Nom. sing.

(8) James 3: 7
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: - θηριων [thêriôn] Gen. pl.

(9) Revelation 6: 8
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. - των θηριων [tôn thêriôn] Gen. pl. ("with the beasts" - υπο των θηριων [hupo tôn thêriôn]).

(10) Revelation 11: 7
And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Nom. sing.

(11) Revelation 13: 1
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. - θηριον [thêrion] Accus. sing.

(12) Revelation 13: 2
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Nom. sing.

(13) Revelation 13: 3
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing. ("after the beast" - οπισω του θηριου [opisô tou thêriou] Lit: "behind of the animal").

(14, 15, 16) Revelation 13: 4
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast¹: and they worshipped the beast², saying, Who [is] like unto the beast¹? who is able to make war with him? - ¹ ²τω θηριω [tô thêriô] Dat. sing. / ²Variant: το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(17) Revelation 13: 11
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. - θηριον [thêrion] Accus. sing.

(18, 19) Revelation 13: 12
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast¹ before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast², whose deadly wound was healed. - ¹του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing. / ²το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(20, 21) Revelation 13: 14
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast¹; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast², which had the wound by a sword, and did live. - ¹του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing. / ²τω θηριω [tô thêriô] Dat. sing.

(22, 23, 24) Revelation 13: 15
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast¹, that the image of the beast¹ should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast¹ should be killed. - ¹του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(25) Revelation 13: 17
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(26) Revelation 13: 18
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six. - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(27) Revelation 14: 9
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand, - το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(28) Revelation 14: 11
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(29) Revelation 15: 2
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing. (*"over the beast" - εκ του θηριου [ek tou thêriou]).

(30) Revelation 16: 2
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and [upon] them which worshipped his image. - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(31) Revelation 16: 10
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(32) Revelation 16: 13
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [come] out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(33) Revelation 17: 3
So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. - θηριον [thêrion] Accus. sing.

(34) Revelation 17: 7
And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(35, 36) Revelation 17: 8
The beast¹ that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast² that was, and is not, and yet is. - ¹το θηριον [to thêrion] Nom. sing. / ²το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(37) Revelation 17: 11
And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Nom. sing.

(38) Revelation 17: 12
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. - του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing. ("with the beast" - μετα του θηριου [meta tou thêriou]).

(39) Revelation 17: 13
These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. - τω θηριω [tô thêriô] Dat. sing.

(40) Revelation 17: 16
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast*, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Nom. sing. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Nom. sing. (*"upon the beast" - επι το θηριον [epi to thêrion]. The textual evidence establishes the text: και το θηριον [kai to thêrion] "and the animal").

(41) Revelation 17: 17
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. - τω θηριω [tô thêriô] Dat. sing.

(42) Revelation 18: 2 [variant]
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean [and cage of every unclean animal] and hateful bird. - θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(43) Revelation 19: 19
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(44, 45) Revelation 19: 20
And the beast¹ was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. - ¹το θηριον [to thêrion] Nom. sing. / ²του θηριου [tou thêriou] Gen. sing.

(46) Revelation 20: 4
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Accus. sing.

(47) Revelation 20: 10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. - το θηριον [to thêrion] Nom. sing.

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