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σβέσω, ἔσβεσα, -, -, ἐσβέσθην
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to extinguish, quench, snuff out
to extinguish, quench, Mt. 12:20; 25:8; Mk. 9:44, 46, 48; Eph. 6:16; Heb. 11:34; met. to quench, damp, hinder, thwart, 1 Thess. 5:19*

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Matthew 12:20 A shattered reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he (sbesei | σβέσει | fut act ind 3 sg) will (sbesei | σβέσει | fut act ind 3 sg) not snuff (sbesei | σβέσει | fut act ind 3 sg) out, until he brings justice to victory.
Matthew 25:8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our torches are going (sbennyntai | σβέννυνται | pres pass ind 3 pl) out.’
Mark 9:48 where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is (sbennytai | σβέννυται | pres pass ind 3 sg) not quenched.’ (sbennytai | σβέννυται | pres pass ind 3 sg)
Ephesians 6:16 and besides all these, by taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to (sbesai | σβέσαι | aor act inf ) extinguish (sbesai | σβέσαι | aor act inf ) all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do (sbennyte | σβέννυτε | pres act imperative 2 pl) not quench (sbennyte | σβέννυτε | pres act imperative 2 pl) the Spirit,
Hebrews 11:34 extinguished (esbesan | ἔσβεσαν | aor act ind 3 pl) raging flames, escaped the edge of the sword; who after weakness were made strong, who became mighty in war and put foreign armies to flight.