Root


Greek: ριζα [rhiza] (Noun feminine). A root.

ριζα [rhiza] appears 17 times in the NT:


(1) Matthew 3: 10
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. - την ριζαν [tên rhizan] Accus. sing. ("unto the root " - προς την ριζαν [pros tên rhizan] Lit: "toward the root").

(2) Matthew 13: 6
And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. - ριζαν [rhizan] Accus. sing.

(3) Matthew 13: 21
Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. - ριζαν [rhizan] Accus. sing.

(4) Mark 4: 6
But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. - ριζαν [rhizan] Accus. sing.

(5) Mark 4: 17
And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. - ριζαν [rhizan] Accus. sing.

(6) Mark 11: 20
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. - ριζων [rhizôn] Gen. pl. ("from the roots" - εκ ριζων [ek rhizôn]).

(7) Luke 3: 9
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. - την ριζαν [tên rhizan] Accus. sing. ("unto the root " - προς την ριζαν [pros tên rhizan] Lit: "toward the root").

(8) Luke 8: 13
They on the rock [are they], which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. - ριζαν [rhizan] Accus. sing.

(9) Romans 11: 16
For if the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches. - η ριζα [hê rhiza] Nom. sing.

(10) Romans 11: 17
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; - της ριζης [tês rhizês] Gen. sing.

(11, 12) Romans 11: 18
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root¹, but the root² thee. - ¹την ριζαν [tên rhizan] Accus. sing. / ²η ριζα [hê rhiza] Nom. sing.

(13) Romans 15: 12
And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. - η ριζα [hê rhiza] Nom. sing. Lit: "the root".

(14) 1 Timothy 6: 10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. - ριζα [rhiza] Nom. sing.

(15) Hebrews 12: 15
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled; - ριζα [rhiza] Nom. sing.

(16) Revelation 5: 5
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. - η ριζα [hê rhiza] Nom. sing.

(17) Revelation 22: 16
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star. - η ριζα [hê rhiza] Nom. sing.

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