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Prison, Prison-House

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1: δεσμωτήριον
(Strong's #1201 — Noun Neuter — desmoterion — des-mo-tay'-ree-on )

"a place of bonds" (from desmos, "a bond," deo, "to bind"), "a prison," occurs in Matthew 11:2 ; in Acts 5:21,23 ; 16:26 , RV, "prison house" (AV, "prison").

2: φυλακή
(Strong's #5438 — Noun Feminine — phulake — foo-lak-ay' )

for the various meanings of which see CAGE , denotes a "prison," e.g., Matthew 14:10 ; Mark 6:17 ; Acts 5:19 ; 2 Corinthians 11:23 ; in 2 Corinthians 6:5 ; Hebrews 11:36 it stands for the condition of imprisonment; in Revelation 2:10 ; 18:2 , "hold" (twice, RV, marg., "prison;" in the 2nd case, AV, "cage"); Revelation 20:7 .

3: τήρησις
(Strong's #5084 — Noun Feminine — teresis — tay'-ray-sis )

"a watching, keeping," then "a place of keeping" is translated "prison" in Acts 5:18 AV (RV "ward"). See KEEPING , B.

Notes: (1) For oikema in Acts 12:7 , AV, "prison," see CELL. (2) In Matthew 4:12 , AV, paradidomi, "to betray, deliver up," is translated "was cast into prison" (RV, "was delivered up"); see BETRAY. In Mark 1:14 , AV, "was put in prison," RV, as in Matthew 4:12 ; see PUT , No. 12.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Prison, Prison-House'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/p/prison-prison-house.html. 1940.

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