hésuchazó: to be still, be silentOriginal Word: ἡσυχάζωPart of Speech:
I rest, am silent, live quietlyDefinition:
I rest from work, cease from altercation, am silent, live quietly.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from the same as hésuchiosDefinition
to be still, be silentNASB Translation
fell silent (1), kept silent (1), lead a quiet life (1), quiet life (1), quieted down (1), rested (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2270: ἡσυχάζωἡσυχάζω
; 1 aorist ἡσύχασα
(equivalent to ἡσύχιος
)); as in Greek writings from Aeschylus
down, to keep quiet,
a. to rest, to cease from labor: Luke 23:56.
b. to lead a quiet life, said of those who are not running hither and thither, but stay at home and mind their business: 1 Thessalonians 4:11.
c. to be silent, i. e. to say nothing, hold one's peace: Luke 14:4 (3); Acts 11:18; Acts 21:14 (Job 32:7; ἡσύχασαν καί οὐχ εὕροσαν λόγον, Nehemiah 5:8).<1> [SYNONYMS: ἡσυχάζειν, σιγᾶν, σιωπαν: ἡσσυχάζειν describes a quiet condition in the general, inclusive of silence; σιγᾶν describes a mental condition and its manifestation, especially in speechlessness (silence from fear, grief, awe, etc.); σιωπαν, the more external and physical term, denotes abstinence from speech, especially as antithetic to loquacity. Schmidt i., chapter 9; iv., chapter 175.]
cease, hold peace, be quiet, rest.
From the same as hesuchios; to keep still (intransitively), i.e. Refrain from labor, meddlesomeness or speech -- cease, hold peace, be quiet, rest.
see GREEK hesuchios