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ἄκανθα

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἄκανθα, ης, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
akantha
Simplified transliteration: 
akantha
Numbers
Strong's number: 
173
GK Number: 
180
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
14
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1c
Gloss: 
thorn, thornbush
Definition: 
a thorn, thornbush, Mt. 7:16; 13:7; 27:29

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 7:16 By their fruits you will know them. Do people gather grapes from thornbushes (akanthōn | ἀκανθῶν | gen pl fem), or figs from thistles?
Matthew 13:7 Other seed fell among thorns (akanthas | ἀκάνθας | acc pl fem), and the thorns (akanthai | ἄκανθαι | nom pl fem) grew up and choked it.
Matthew 13:22 As for the one who was sown among thorns (akanthas | ἀκάνθας | acc pl fem), this is the one who hears the message, but worldly anxiety and the deception of wealth choke the message and it becomes unfruitful.
Matthew 27:29 and twisting together a crown of thorns (akanthōn | ἀκανθῶν | gen pl fem), they placed it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand, and kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!”
Mark 4:7 Other seed fell among the thorns (akanthas | ἀκάνθας | acc pl fem), and the thorns (akanthai | ἄκανθαι | nom pl fem) came up and choked it, and it did not produce grain.
Mark 4:18 Others are the ones sown among the thorns: (akanthas | ἀκάνθας | acc pl fem) sown these are the ones who hear the word, who hear
Luke 6:44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For they do not gather figs from thornbushes (akanthōn | ἀκανθῶν | gen pl fem), nor do they pick grapes from brambles.
Luke 8:7 Other seed fell in the middle of thorns (akanthōn | ἀκανθῶν | gen pl fem), and when the thorns (akanthai | ἄκανθαι | nom pl fem) came up with it, they choked it.
Luke 8:14 As for what fell among the thorns (akanthas | ἀκάνθας | acc pl fem) — these are the ones who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and they do not bring fruit to maturity.
John 19:2 And the soldiers twisted some thorns (akanthōn | ἀκανθῶν | gen pl fem) into a crown and placed it on his head, and they threw a purple robe around him.
Hebrews 6:8 But if it produces thorns (akanthas | ἀκάνθας | acc pl fem) and thistles, it is useless and about to be cursed; its fate is to be burned.