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φύλαξ

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
φύλαξ, ακός, ὁ
Greek transliteration: 
phylax
Simplified transliteration: 
phylax
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5441
GK Number: 
5874
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3b(1)
Gloss: 
guard, sentry
Definition: 
a watchman, guard, sentinel, Acts 5:23; 12:6, 19*

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 5:23 saying, “We found the prison locked with every security and the guards (phylakas | φύλακας | acc pl masc) standing at the doors, but when we opened it we found no one inside.”
Acts 12:6 Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was asleep between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and guards (phylakes | φύλακες | nom pl masc) before the door were guarding the prison.
Acts 12:19 And after Herod searched for him and could not find him, he examined the guards (phylakas | φύλακας | acc pl masc) and ordered them to be executed. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there.