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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1656 - ἔλεος

Transliteration
éleos
Phonetics
el'-eh-os
Origin
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
2:477,222
Definition
Thayer's
  1. mercy: kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a desire to help them
    1. of men towards men: to exercise the virtue of mercy, show one's self merciful
    2. of God towards men: in general providence; the mercy and clemency of God in providing and offering to men salvation by Christ
    3. the mercy of Christ, whereby at his return to judgment he will bless true Christians with eternal life
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2580 ‑ חֵן (khane);  2617 ‑ חֶסֶד (kheh'‑sed);  3468 ‑ יֶשַׁע (yeh'‑shah, yay'‑shah);  4596 ‑ מְעִי (meh‑ee');  6666 ‑ צְדָקָה (tsed‑aw‑kaw');  7356 ‑ רַחֲמִים (rakh'‑am);  7522 ‑ רָצֹן (raw‑tsone', raw‑tsone');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (27)
Matthew
3
Luke
5
Romans
3
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
3
Titus
2
Hebrews
1
James
3
1 Peter
1
2 John
1
Jude
2
NAS (27)
Matthew
3
Luke
6
Romans
3
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
3
Titus
1
Hebrews
1
James
3
1 Peter
1
2 John
1
Jude
2
HCS (27)
Matthew
3
Luke
6
Romans
3
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
3
Titus
1
Hebrews
1
James
3
1 Peter
1
2 John
1
Jude
2
BSB (27)
Matthew
3
Luke
6
Romans
3
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
3
Titus
1
Hebrews
1
James
3
1 Peter
1
2 John
1
Jude
2
ESV (23)
Matthew
2
Luke
6
Romans
3
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
3
Titus
1
Hebrews
1
James
3
1 Peter
1
WEB (30)
Matthew
3
Luke
8
Romans
3
Galatians
1
Ephesians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
3
Titus
2
Hebrews
1
James
3
1 Peter
1
2 John
1
Jude
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἔλεος, ὁ,

I pity, mercy, compassion, Il. 24.44, etc.: also in pl., Pl. R. 6c6 c, D. 25.83; μ' ἔ. τινος ἐσῆλθε pity for.., E. IA 491; ἔλεον ποιήσασθαι ἐπί τινι D. 24.111; ἐλέου τυχεῖν παρά τινος Antipho 1.27: later ἔλεος, τό, Plb. 1.88.2, LXX Genesis 19:19, etc.:pl., ἐλέη, τά, ib. Psalms 17:7(16).7; ἐ. ποιεῖν μετά τινος ib. Genesis 24:12, al. (but masc. is also found, ib. Psalms 83:12 (84). 12, Plb. 33.11.3, Agatharch. 83, Phld. Rh. 1.65 S., James 2:13, etc.).

II personified. worshipped at Athens, Sch. S. OC 260; at Epidaurus, IG 4.1282; Ἔ. ἐπιεικὴς θεός Timocl. 31.

III object of compassion, piteous thing, E. Or. 832.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἔλεος , -ους , τό

(cl. -ου , , and so Rec., Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7; Matthew 23:23, Titus 3:5, Hebrews 4:16; on the Hellenistic form τό ἔ ., v. WH, App., 158; M, Pr., 60; Mayser, 277; Kühner, i, 515),

[in LXX chiefly for H2617;]

mercy, pity, compassion;

1. of men: Matthew 9:13 (LXX) Matthew 12:7; Matthew 23:23; ποιεῖν ἔ . (and id. seq. μετά , c. gen.; cf. Heb. H5973 H2617 H6213, Genesis 21:23, al.), Luke 10:37, James 2:13; James 3:17.

2. Of God: Luke 1:50; Luke 1:54; Luke 1:58, Romans 15:9, Ephesians 2:4, 2 Timothy 1:16; 2 Timothy 1:18, Titus 3:5, Hebrews 4:16, 1 Peter 1:3; esp. in benedictions, Galatians 6:16, 1 Timothy 1:2, 2 Timothy 1:2, 2 John 1:3, Judges 1:2; σκευὴ ἐλέους , Romans 9:23; σπλάγχνα ἐλέους , Luke 1:78; ποιεῖν ἔ . (v. supr.), Luke 1:72; τ . ὑμετέρῳ ἐλέει , Romans 11:31.

3. Of Christ: Judges 1:21.†

SYN.: οἰκτιρμός G3628 (see ἐλεέω G1653).


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The masc. form of this word, which in the NT is wholly rejected by WH, and in the LXX is comparatively rare (e.g. Psa. 83꞉12 [MT Psalms 84:2]) : see further Thackeray Gr. i. p. 158) is found in Syll 376.21 καὶ νῦν δὲ οὐ δι᾽ ἔλεον ὑμᾶς, ἀλλὰ δι᾽ εὔνοιαν εὐεργετῶ, Nero’s address to the Greeks at Corinth : the Emperor’s composition master took care that he atticized properly in this great oration. For the word see also P Magd 18.6 (a petition—B.C. 221) ἵνα ὦ, βασιλεῦ, διὰ σοῦ τοῦ δικαίου καὶ ἐλέου τετευχὼς εἰς τὸ [λοι ]πὸν τοῦ βίου. The subst. remains neuter in MGr, cf. Hatzidakis Gr. p. 357, and see further Moulton Gr. ii. § 54.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ελεει ελεεί ελέει ἐλέει ελεή ελέη έλεον έλεόν Ελεος ελεός έλεος έλεός Ἔλεος ελεους ελέους ἐλέους eleei eléei Eleos Éleos eleous eléous
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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