Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1611: ekstasis (pronounced ek'-stas-is)

from 1839; a displacement of the mind, i.e. bewilderment, "ecstasy":--+ be amazed, amazement, astonishment, trance.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) any casting down of a thing from its proper place or state, displacement

2) a throwing of the mind out of its normal state, alienation of mind, whether such as makes a lunatic or that of a man who by some sudden emotion is transported as it were out of himself, so that in this rapt condition, although he is awake, his mind is drawn off from all surrounding objects and wholly fixed on things divine that he sees nothing but the forms and images lying within, and thinks that he perceives with his bodily eyes and ears realities shown him by God.

3) amazement, the state of one who, either owing to the importance or the novelty of an event, is thrown into a state of blended fear and wonderment

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from G1839

Citing in TDNT: 2:449, 217


This word is used 7 times:

Mark 5:42: "years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment."
Mark 16:8: "they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing"
Luke 5:26: "And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and"
Acts 3:10: "they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him."
Acts 10:10: "he fell into a trance,"
Acts 11:5: "praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel"
Acts 22:17: "I was in a trance;"

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