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δεσμοφύλαξ

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
δεσμοφύλαξ, ακος, ὁJ
Greek transliteration: 
desmophylax
Simplified transliteration: 
desmophylax
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1200
GK Number: 
1302
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3b(1)
Gloss: 
jailer, warden
Definition: 
a keeper of a prison, jailer, Acts 16:23, 27, 36*

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 16:23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer (desmophylaki | δεσμοφύλακι | dat sg masc) to keep them securely,
Acts 16:27 When the jailer (desmophylax | δεσμοφύλαξ | nom sg masc) woke up and saw the doors of the prison standing open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, for he thought the prisoners had escaped.
Acts 16:36 And the jailer (desmophylax | δεσμοφύλαξ | nom sg masc) reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent orders to release you. So depart now and go in peace.”