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to kill, slay, murder
also spelled σφάττω, to slaughter, kill, slay; pr. used of animals killed in sacrifice, etc., Rev. 5:6, 9, 12; 13:8; of persons, etc., 1 Jn. 3:12; Rev. 6:4, 9; 18:24; to wound mortally, Rev. 13:3*

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1 John 3:12 We are not to be like Cain who was of the evil one and murdered (esphaxen | ἔσφαξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) his brother. And why did he murder (esphaxen | ἔσφαξεν | aor act ind 3 sg) him? Because his own deeds were evil and those of his brother were righteous.
Revelation 5:6 And I saw standing there, between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been killed (esphagmenon | ἐσφαγμένον | perf pass ptcp acc sg neut), having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain (esphagēs | ἐσφάγης | aor pass ind 2 sg), and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation.
Revelation 5:12 saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain (esphagmenon | ἐσφαγμένον | perf pass ptcp nom sg neut), to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and praise!”
Revelation 6:4 And out came another horse, bright red; and its rider was allowed to take peace from the earth so that men should (sphaxousin | σφάξουσιν | fut act ind 3 pl) slay (sphaxousin | σφάξουσιν | fut act ind 3 pl) one another, and a great sword was given to him.
Revelation 6:9 And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain (esphagmenōn | ἐσφαγμένων | perf pass ptcp gen pl masc) for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.
Revelation 13:3 One of the beast’s heads appeared to have been mortally wounded (esphagmenēn | ἐσφαγμένην | perf pass ptcp acc sg fem), but his deadly wound had been healed. The whole world marveled as they followed the beast.
Revelation 13:8 And all those living on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb who was slain (esphagmenou | ἐσφαγμένου | perf pass ptcp gen sg neut) from the foundation of the world.
Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain (esphagmenōn | ἐσφαγμένων | perf pass ptcp gen pl masc) on the earth.”