4717. stauroó
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stauroó: to fence with stakes, to crucify
Original Word: σταυρόω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: stauroó
Phonetic Spelling: (stow-ro'-o)
Short Definition: I crucify
Definition: I fix to the cross, crucify; fig: I destroy, mortify.

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4717 stauróō – to crucify, literally used of the Romans crucifying Christ on a wooden cross. "Crucify" (4717 /stauróō) is also used figuratively of putting the old self to death by submitting all decisions (desires) to the Lord. This utterly and decisively rejects the decision to live independently from Him.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from stauros
to fence with stakes, to crucify
NASB Translation
crucified (29), crucifixion (1), crucify (16).

STRONGS NT 4717: σταυρόω

σταυρόω, σταυρῷ; future σταυρώσω; 1 aorist ἐσταυρωσα; passive, present σταύρομαι; perfect ἐσταύρωμαι; 1 aorist ἐσταυρωθην; (σταυρός, which see);

1. to stake, drive down stakes: Thucydides 7, 25, 6 (here οἱ Συρακοσιοι ἐσταύρωσαν, which the Scholiast renders σταυρους κατέπηξαν).

2. to fortify with driven stakes, to palisade: a place, Thucydides 6, 100; Diodorus

3. to crucify (Vulg.crucifigo): τινα,

a. properly: Matthew 20:19; Matthew 23:34; Matthew 26:2; Matthew 27:22,(),; ; Mark 15:13-15, 20, 24f, 27; Mark 16:6; Luke 23:21, 23, 33; Luke 24:7, 20; John 19:6, 10, 15f, 18, 20, 23, 41; Acts 2:36; Acts 4:10; 1 Corinthians 1:13, 23; 1 Corinthians 2:2,(8); 2 Corinthians 13:4; Galatians 3:1; Revelation 11:8 (Additions to Esther 8:13 (34) [Esther 8:348:12r]; for תָּלָה, to hang, Esther 7:9. Polybius 1, 86, 4; Josephus, Antiquities 2, 5, 4; 17, 10, 10; Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 2, 53 and 56; in native Greek writings ἀνασταυρουν is more common).

b. metaphorically: τήν σάρκα, to crucify the flesh, destroy its power utterly (the nature of the figure implying that the destruction is attended with intense pain (but note the aorist)), Galatians 5:24; ἐσταύρωμαι τίνι, and ἐσταύρωται μοι τί, I have been crucified to something and it has been crucified to me, so that we are dead to each other all fellowship and contact between us has ceased, Galatians 6:14. (Compare: ἀνασταυρόω, σὑν᾿σταυρόω.)


From stauros; to impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness -- crucify.

see GREEK stauros

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