4263. probaton
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probaton: a sheep
Original Word: πρόβατον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: probaton
Phonetic Spelling: (prob'-at-on)
Short Definition: a sheep
Definition: a sheep.

HELPS word-Studies

4263 próbatonsheep; (figuratively) someone easily led, one way or the other (like a sheep).

[4263 (próbaton) properly refers to any animal that grazes (goes out to pasture), but especially to sheep.]

STRONGS NT 4263: πρόβατον

πρόβατον, προβάτου, τό (from προβαίνω, properly, 'that which walks forward'), from Homer down, the Sept. chiefly for צֹאן, then for שֶׂה, sometimes for כֶּבֶשׂ and כֶּשֶׂב (a lamb), properly, any four-footed, tame animal accustomed to graze, small cattle (opposed to large cattle, horses, etc.), most common a sheep or a goat; but especially a sheep, and so always in the N. T.: Matthew 7:15; Matthew 10:16; Matthew 12:11; Mark 6:34; Luke 15:4, 6; John 2:14; John 10:1-4, 11f.; Acts 8:32 (from Isaiah 53:7); 1 Peter 2:25; Revelation 18:13; πρόβατα σφαγῆς, sheep destined for the slaughter, Romans 8:36. metaphorically, πρόβατα, sheep, is used of the followers of any master: Matthew 26:31 and Mark 14:27 (from Zechariah 13:7); of mankind, who as needing salvation obey the injunctions of him who provides it and leads them to it; so of the followers of Christ: John 10:7f, 15f, 26; John 21:16 (R G L Tr text WH marginal reading), (R G L WH marginal reading); Hebrews 13:20; τά πρόβατα ἀπολωλότα (see ἀπόλλυμι, at the end), Matthew 10:6; Matthew 15:24; τά πρόβατα in distinction from τά ἐρίφια, are good men as distinguished from bad people, Matthew 25:33.

a sheep

Probably neuter of a presumed derivative of probaino; something that walks forward (a quadruped), i.e. (specially), a sheep (literally or figuratively) -- sheep(-fold).

see GREEK probaino

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