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-, ἐκολάφισα, -, -, -
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to strike with the fists, beat, torment; (pass.) receive a beating, be brutally treated
to beat with the fist, buffet, Mt. 26:67; Mk. 14:65; met. to maltreat, treat with excessive force, 1 Cor. 4:11; to punish, 1 Pet. 2:20; to buffet, fret, afflict, 2 Cor. 12:7*

Greek-English Concordance for κολαφίζω

Matthew 26:67 Then they spat in his face and struck (ekolaphisan | ἐκολάφισαν | aor act ind 3 pl) him; and some slapped him,
Mark 14:65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike (kolaphizein | κολαφίζειν | pres act inf ) him, and to say to him, “Prophesy!” Even the officers received him with slaps to the face.
1 Corinthians 4:11 To this present hour we are hungry and thirsty, poorly clothed, knocked about (kolaphizometha | κολαφιζόμεθα | pres pass ind 1 pl), and homeless.
2 Corinthians 12:7 especially because of the extraordinary character of my revelations. Therefore in order that I should not become conceited, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment (kolaphizē | κολαφίζῃ | pres act subj 3 sg) me, that I should not become conceited.
1 Peter 2:20 For what praise is there if, when you do wrong and are beaten (kolaphizomenoi | κολαφιζόμενοι | pres pass ptcp nom pl masc) for it, you endure it? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure it, this is commendable in God’s sight.