928. basanizó
Strong's Concordance
basanizó: to torture
Original Word: βασανίζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: basanizó
Phonetic Spelling: (bas-an-id'-zo)
Definition: to torture
Usage: I examine, as by torture; I torment; I buffet, as of waves.
HELPS Word-studies

928 basanízō (from 931 /básanos, "a tormenting trial") – properly, to examine (literally by using torture).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from basanos
to torture
NASB Translation
battered (1), felt...tormented (1), pain (1), straining (1), torment (4), tormented (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 928: βασανίζω

βασανίζω: (imperfect ἐβασάνιζον); 1 aorist ἐβασανισα; passive (present βασανίζομαι); 1 aorist ἐβασανίσθην; 1 future βασανισθήσομαι; (βάσανος);

1. properly, to test (metals) by the touchstone.

2. to question by applying torture.

3. to torture (2 Macc. 7:13); hence,

4. universally, to vex with grievous pains (of body or mind), to torment: τινα, Matthew 8:29; Mark 5:7; Luke 8:28; 2 Peter 2:8; Revelation 11:10; passively, Matthew 8:6; Revelation 9:5; Revelation 20:10; of the pains of childbirth, Revelation 12:2 (cf. Anthol. 2, p. 205, Jacobs edition); with ἐν and the dative of the material in which one is tormented, Revelation 14:10.

5. Passive to be harassed, distressed; of those who at sea are struggling with a head wind, Mark 6:48; of a ship tossed by the waves, Matthew 14:24. (In Greek writings from Herodotus down. Often in O. T. Apocrypha.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
pain, toil, torment

From basanos; to torture -- pain, toil, torment, toss, vex.

see GREEK basanos

Forms and Transliterations
βασανιζομενη βασανιζομένη βασανιζομενον βασανιζόμενον βασανιζομενος βασανιζόμενος βασανιζομενους βασανιζομένους βασανισαι βασανίσαι βασανισης βασανίσης βασανίσῃς βασανισθησεται βασανισθήσεται βασανισθησονται βασανισθήσονται βασανίσθωσι βασινιζομένη εβασανιζεν εβασάνιζεν ἐβασάνιζεν εβασάνισά εβασανισαν εβασάνισαν ἐβασάνισαν εβασάνισε basanisai basanísai basaníseis basanísēis basanises basanisēs basanisthesetai basanisthēsetai basanisthḗsetai basanisthesontai basanisthēsontai basanisthḗsontai basanizomene basanizomenē basanizoméne basanizoménē basanizomenon basanizómenon basanizomenos basanizómenos basanizomenous basanizoménous ebasanisan ebasánisan ebasanizen ebasánizen
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 8:6 V-PPM/P-NMS
GRK: παραλυτικός δεινῶς βασανιζόμενος
NAS: at home, fearfully tormented.
KJV: grievously tormented.
INT: paralyzed grievously tormented

Matthew 8:29 V-ANA
GRK: πρὸ καιροῦ βασανίσαι ἡμᾶς
NAS: here to torment us before
KJV: hither to torment us
INT: before [the] time to torment us

Matthew 14:24 V-PPM/P-NNS
GRK: γῆς ἀπεῖχεν βασανιζόμενον ὑπὸ τῶν
NAS: from the land, battered by the waves;
KJV: of the sea, tossed with
INT: land being tossed by the

Mark 5:7 V-ASA-2S
GRK: μή με βασανίσῃς
NAS: You by God, do not torment me!
KJV: thee by God, that thou torment me not.
INT: not me torment

Mark 6:48 V-PPM/P-AMP
GRK: ἰδὼν αὐτοὺς βασανιζομένους ἐν τῷ
NAS: Seeing them straining at the oars,
KJV: he saw them toiling in rowing;
INT: he having seen them straining in the

Luke 8:28 V-ASA-2S
GRK: μή με βασανίσῃς
NAS: God? I beg You, do not torment me.
KJV: I beseech thee, torment me not.
INT: not me you might torment

2 Peter 2:8 V-IIA-3S
GRK: ἀνόμοις ἔργοις ἐβασάνιζεν
NAS: among them, felt [his] righteous
KJV: hearing, vexed [his] righteous
INT: with [their] lawless works tormented

Revelation 9:5 V-FIP-3P
GRK: ἀλλ' ἵνα βασανισθήσονται μῆνας πέντε
NAS: anyone, but to torment for five
KJV: that they should be tormented five
INT: but that they should be tormented months five

Revelation 11:10 V-AIA-3P
GRK: δύο προφῆται ἐβασάνισαν τοὺς κατοικοῦντας
NAS: two prophets tormented those who dwell
KJV: prophets tormented them that dwelt
INT: two prophets tormented them that dwell

Revelation 12:2 V-PPM/P-NFS
GRK: ὠδίνουσα καὶ βασανιζομένη τεκεῖν
NAS: in labor and in pain to give birth.
KJV: and pained to be delivered.
INT: being in travail and being in pain to bring forth

Revelation 14:10 V-FIP-3S
GRK: αὐτοῦ καὶ βασανισθήσεται ἐν πυρὶ
NAS: of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire
KJV: and he shall be tormented with
INT: of him and he will be tormented in fire

Revelation 20:10 V-FIP-3P
GRK: ψευδοπροφήτης καὶ βασανισθήσονται ἡμέρας καὶ
NAS: are also; and they will be tormented day
KJV: [are], and shall be tormented day
INT: false prophet and they will be tormented day and

Strong's Greek 928
12 Occurrences

βασανίσαι — 1 Occ.
βασανίσῃς — 2 Occ.
βασανισθήσεται — 1 Occ.
βασανισθήσονται — 2 Occ.
βασανιζομένη — 1 Occ.
βασανιζόμενον — 1 Occ.
βασανιζόμενος — 1 Occ.
βασανιζομένους — 1 Occ.
ἐβασάνισαν — 1 Occ.
ἐβασάνιζεν — 1 Occ.

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