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σταυρὸς (Gtr. stauros) meaning 'cross' Strong's 4716

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This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Greek word σταυρὸς, 'stauros' translated 'cross'. It includes every verse where the word "stauros" (Strong's 4716) appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word stauros appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. In Greek, with the exception of case endings, the suffixes and prepositions are not added to the basic word as in Hebrew, so these have not been been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for σταυρὸς (Gtr. stauros) meaning 'cross' Strong's 4716

Matthew 10:38 And he who does not take his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
27:40 And saying, You who destroys the temple, and builds it in three days, save yourself. If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.
27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
10:21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
15:21 And they compel one passing by, Simon a Cyrenian, coming from a field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
15:30 Save yourself, and come down from the cross.
15:32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And those who were crucified with him reviled him.

Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from a field, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

John 19:17 And he, bearing his cross, went out into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
19:18 Where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.
19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (for great was that Sabbath day,) entreated Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptise, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
1:18 For the word of the cross is to those who perish foolishness; but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Galatians 5:11 And I, brothers, if I yet preach circumcision, why am I persecuted? Then the offence of the cross has been made void.
6:12 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
6:14 But let it not be that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both to God in one body through the cross, having slain the enmity by it:

Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.
3:18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things to himself; through him, whether they are things on earth, or things in heaven.
2:14 Having blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and has taken it out of the midst, having nailed it to the cross;

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the leader and comleter of our faith; who, for the joy lying before him, endured the cross, and having despised the shame, sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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