In Hebrews 11:1 the word πραγμάτων (pragmaton) is used:

Ἔστιν δὲ πίστις ἐλπιζομένων ὑπόστασις, πραγμάτων ἔλεγχος οὐ βλεπομένων.

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."

What is the difference between the Greek words "pragma" and "pragmaton", and what is the relation between these two terms.

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  • πραγμάτων is the genitive neuter plural of πρᾶγμα, the nominative neuter singular, Strong 4229. See Biblehub Interlinear.
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It is different cases of the same noun. The noun is neuter. πρᾶγμα is the nominative singular. πρᾶγματος is the genitive singular. This word only occurs as πραγμάτων (genitive plural) four times in the New Testament. This is beginning Greek grammar and hopefully doesn't need a reference.

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