Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4717: stauroo (pronounced stow-ro'-o)

from 4716; to impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness:--crucify.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to stake, drive down stakes

2) to fortify with driven stakes, to palisade

3) to crucify

3a) to crucify one

3b) metaphorically to crucify the flesh, destroy its power utterly (the nature of the figure implying that the destruction is attended with intense pain)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G4716

Citing in TDNT: 7:581, 1071


This word is used 46 times:

Matthew 20:19: "and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day"
Matthew 23:34: "some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them"
Matthew 26:2: "Son of man is betrayed to be crucified."
Matthew 27:22: "They all say unto him, Let him be crucified."
Matthew 27:23: "cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified."
Matthew 27:26: "Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified."
Matthew 27:31: "on him, and led him away to crucify"
Matthew 27:35: "And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots:"
Matthew 27:38: "Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on"
Matthew 28:5: "that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified."
Mark 15:13: "they cried out again, Crucify him."
Mark 15:14: "they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him."
Mark 15:15: "delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified."
Mark 15:20: "put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him."
Mark 15:24: "And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots"
Mark 15:25: "the third hour, and they crucified him."
Mark 15:27: "And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on"
Mark 16:6: "Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here:"
Luke 23:21: "they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him."
Luke 23:21: "cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him."
Luke 23:23: "voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them"
Luke 23:33: "which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors,"
Luke 24:7: "of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day"
Luke 24:20: "be condemned to death, and have crucified him."
John 19:6: "him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them,"
John 19:6: "they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take"
John 19:6: "ye him, and crucify him: for I find no"
John 19:10: "that I have power to crucify thee, and have power"
John 19:15: "cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them,"
John 19:15: "Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests"
John 19:16: "he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and"
John 19:18: "Where they crucified him, and two other with him,"
John 19:20: "place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city:"
John 19:23: "the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments,"
John 19:41: "the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in"
Acts 2:36: "Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ."
Acts 4:10: "of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from"
1 Corinthians 1:13: "divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized"
1 Corinthians 1:23: "we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and"
1 Corinthians 2:2: "Christ, and him crucified."
1 Corinthians 2:8: "known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory."
2 Corinthians 13:4: "For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth"
Galatians 3:1: "Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?"
Galatians 5:24: "And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the"
Galatians 6:14: "Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the"
Revelation 11:8: "also our Lord was crucified."

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