Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Plague, scourging, a whip (literally, the Roman flagellum for criminals

Greek: μάστιξ, mastix (G3148)

6 King James Bible Verses


Here are plague, scourging and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word μάστιξ mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G3148

Greek Base Word: μάστιξ

Usage: Plague, scourging

Definition: A whip (literally, the Roman flagellum for criminals; figuratively, a disease).

Detailed definition:

  1. A whip, scourge.
  2. Metaphorically a scourge, plague.
    1. A calamity, misfortune, especially sent by God to discipline or punish.

Derived terms: Probably from the base of G3145 (through the idea of contact).

See also:

  1. G3145


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈmɑ.stik͡s
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈmɑ.stik͡s
  3. Transliteration: mastix
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: MA-steeks
  5. Modern Pronunciation: MA-steeks

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