Dictionary Mode: easton:Martyr
Martyr @ one who bears witness of the truth, and suffers death in the cause of Christ Acts:22:20; Revelation:2:13 Revelation:17:6). In this sense Stephen was the first martyr. The Greek word so rendered in all other cases is translated "witness." (1.) In a court of justice Matthew:18:16 Matthew:26:65; Acts:6:13 Acts:7:58; Hebrews:10:28; 1Timothy:5:19). (2.) As of one bearing testimony to the truth of what he has seen or known Luke:24:48; Acts:1:8 Acts:1:22 Romans:1:9; 1Thessalonians:2:5 1Thessalonians:2:10 1John:1:2).
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