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κλείσω, ἔκλεισα, -, κέκλεισμαι, ἐκλείσθην
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to close, shut, lock
to close, shut, Mt. 6:6; 25:10; to shut up a person, Rev. 20:3; met. of the heavens, Lk. 4:25; Rev. 11:6; κλεισαι τὰ σπλάγχνα, to shut one's bowels, to be hard-hearted, void of compassion, 1 Jn. 3:17; κλειειν τὴν βασιλεια τῶν οὐρανῶν, to endeavor to prevent entrance into the kingdom of heaven, Mt. 23:13

Greek-English Concordance for κλείω

Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut (kleisas | κλείσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) the door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 23:13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut (kleiete | κλείετε | pres act ind 2 pl) the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.
Matthew 25:10 And while they were away buying it, the bridegroom came and the virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut (ekleisthē | ἐκλείσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg).
Luke 4:25 But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut (ekleisthē | ἐκλείσθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) up for three years and six months, as a great famine spread throughout the whole land;
Luke 11:7 and he from inside answers, ‘Do not cause me trouble; already the door has been locked (kekleistai | κέκλεισται | perf pass ind 3 sg) and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.’
John 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, when (kekleismenōn | κεκλεισμένων | perf pass ptcp gen pl fem) the doors were locked (kekleismenōn | κεκλεισμένων | perf pass ptcp gen pl fem) where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
John 20:26 Eight days later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Although (kekleismenōn | κεκλεισμένων | perf pass ptcp gen pl fem) the doors were (kekleismenōn | κεκλεισμένων | perf pass ptcp gen pl fem) locked (kekleismenōn | κεκλεισμένων | perf pass ptcp gen pl fem), Jesus came and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”
Acts 5:23 saying, “We found the prison locked (kekleismenon | κεκλεισμένον | perf pass ptcp acc sg neut) with every security and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened it we found no one inside.”
Acts 21:30 Then all the city was stirred up, and a mob of people quickly formed. They seized Paul and dragged him outside the temple, and immediately the gates were shut (ekleisthēsan | ἐκλείσθησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl).
1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world’s resources and sees his fellow Christian in need yet closes (kleisē | κλείσῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
Revelation 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: The one who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one can shut (kleisei | κλείσει | fut act ind 3 sg), who shuts (kleiōn | κλείων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) and no one can open, has this to say:
Revelation 3:8 I know your works. Look, I have placed before you an open door, which no one is able to shut (kleisai | κλεῖσαι | aor act inf ). I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
Revelation 11:6 These two witnesses have the power to shut (kleisai | κλεῖσαι | aor act inf ) the sky so that no rain will fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they wish.
Revelation 20:3 Then he threw him into the abyss, locked (ekleisen | ἔκλεισεν | aor act ind 3 sg) and sealed it over him, so he could not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were finished. After that he must be set loose for a short time.
Revelation 21:25 On no day will (kleisthōsin | κλεισθῶσιν | aor pass subj 3 pl) its gates ever be closed (kleisthōsin | κλεισθῶσιν | aor pass subj 3 pl), since there will be no night there.