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Strong's #2250 - ἡμέρα

Transliteration
hēméra
Phonetics
hay-mer'-ah
Origin
from (with (5610) implied) of a derivative of hemai (to sit, akin to the base of (1476)) meaning tame, i.e. gentle
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
2:943,309
Definition
Thayer's
  1. the day, used of the natural day, or the interval between sunrise and sunset, as distinguished from and contrasted with the night
    1. in the daytime
    2. metaph., "the day" is regarded as the time for abstaining from indulgence, vice, crime, because acts of the sort are perpetrated at night and in darkness
  2. of the civil day, or the space of twenty four hours (thus including the night)
    1. Eastern usage of this term differs from our western usage. Any part of a day is counted as a whole day, hence the expression "three days and three nights" does not mean literally three whole days, but at least one whole day plus part of two other days.
  3. of the last day of this present age, the day Christ will return from heaven, raise the dead, hold the final judgment, and perfect his kingdom
  4. used of time in general, i.e. the days of his life.
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 216 ‑ אוֹר (ore);  343 ‑ אֵיד (ade);  819 ‑ אַשְׁמָה (ash‑maw');  865 ‑ אֶתְמוּל (eth‑mole', ith‑mole', eth‑mool');  1242 ‑ בֹּקֶר (bo'‑ker);  1870 ‑ דֶּרֶךְ (deh'‑rek);  2320 ‑ חֹדֶשׁ (kho'‑desh);  2527 ‑ חֹם (khome);  3117 ‑ יוֹם (yome);  3117 ‑ יוֹם (yome);  3117 ‑ יוֹם (yome);  3117 ‑ יוֹם (yome);  3119 ‑ יוֹמָם (yo‑mawm');  3224 ‑ יְמִימָה (yem‑ee‑maw');  3409 ‑ יָרֵךְ (yaw‑rake');  4325 ‑ מַיִם (mah'‑yim);  5794 ‑ עַז (az);  5844 ‑ עָטָה (aw‑taw');  6153 ‑ עֶרֶב (eh'‑reb);  6256 ‑ עֵת (ayth);  6965 ‑ קוּם (koom);  7307 ‑ רוּחַ (roo'‑akh);  7657 ‑ שִׁבְעִים (shib‑eem');  8032 ‑ שִׁלְשֹׁם (shil‑shome', shil‑shome');  8543 ‑ תְּמֹל (tem‑ole', tem‑ole');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (382)
Matthew
42
Mark
27
Luke
83
John
30
Acts
91
Romans
12
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
6
Galatians
2
Ephesians
3
Philippians
4
Colossians
2
1 Thessalonians
6
2 Thessalonians
3
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
5
Hebrews
18
James
2
1 Peter
3
2 Peter
12
1 John
1
Jude
1
Revelation
21
NAS (377)
Matthew
43
Mark
27
Luke
80
John
30
Acts
91
Romans
11
1 Corinthians
6
2 Corinthians
6
Galatians
2
Ephesians
3
Philippians
4
Colossians
2
1 Thessalonians
6
2 Thessalonians
3
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
5
Hebrews
17
James
2
1 Peter
3
2 Peter
12
1 John
1
Jude
1
Revelation
21
HCS (388)
Matthew
45
Mark
27
Luke
82
John
31
Acts
94
Romans
11
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
2
Ephesians
3
Philippians
4
Colossians
2
1 Thessalonians
6
2 Thessalonians
3
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
5
Hebrews
18
James
2
1 Peter
3
2 Peter
12
1 John
1
Jude
1
Revelation
21
BSB (389)
Matthew
45
Mark
27
Luke
83
John
31
Acts
94
Romans
11
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
2
Ephesians
3
Philippians
4
Colossians
2
1 Thessalonians
6
2 Thessalonians
3
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
5
Hebrews
18
James
2
1 Peter
3
2 Peter
12
1 John
1
Jude
1
Revelation
21
ESV (355)
Matthew
41
Mark
25
Luke
71
John
30
Acts
84
Romans
11
1 Corinthians
6
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
2
Ephesians
3
Philippians
4
Colossians
2
1 Thessalonians
6
2 Thessalonians
3
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
5
Hebrews
16
James
2
1 Peter
3
2 Peter
12
1 John
1
Revelation
20
WEB (409)
Matthew
50
Mark
31
Luke
86
John
35
Acts
97
Romans
11
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
6
Galatians
2
Ephesians
3
Philippians
5
Colossians
2
1 Thessalonians
6
2 Thessalonians
3
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
4
Hebrews
18
James
2
1 Peter
3
2 Peter
12
1 John
1
Jude
2
Revelation
22
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἡμέρα,

and Ion. ἡμέρη IG 12(5).1(Ios), Dor. ἀμέρα ib.5(1).213.43,al., 1390.109, 1432.25, Test.Epict. 4.12, Michel 995 A 32, etc., Locr. ἀμάρα IG 9(1).334.42 (aspirated perh. only in Att. and West Ion., cf. ἐπάμερος Pi., etc., αὐθημερόν IG 7.235.18 (Oropus), etc.; usu. unaspirated in early Att. Inscrr., IG 12.49.6, al.; aspirated in codd. even in dialects: original ἀμέρα prob. took aspirate from ἑσπέρα): ἡ: —

I

1. day, less freq. than ἦμαρ in Hom., ἡ. ἥδε κακὸν φέρει Il. 8.541, 13.828; τίς νύ μοι ἡ. ἥδε; Od. 24.514; νύκτες τε καὶ ἡ. 14.93; μῆνές τε καὶ ἡ. ib. 293; νοῦσοι ἐφ' ἡμέρῃ αἳ δ' ἐπὶ νυκτί Hes. Op. 102; ἡ σήμερον ἡ., v. σήμερον· ἅμα ἡμέρᾳ or ἅμα τῇ ἡμέρᾳ at daybreak, X. An. 6.3.6, Aeschin. 3.76; ἅμ' ἡμέρῃ διαφωσκούσῃ Hdt. 3.86; ἡ. διέλαμψεν, ἐξέλαμψεν, ὑπέφαινε, Ar. Pl. 744, Pax 304, X. Cyr. 4.5.14; τῆς ἡ. ὀψέ late in the day, Id. HG 2.1.23.

2. sts. like ἦμαρ, with Adjs. to describe a state or time of life, ἐπίπονος ἁ. a life of misery, S. Tr. 654 (lyr.); λυπρὰν ἄγειν ἡ. E. Hec. 364; ἐχθρὰ ἡ. Id. Ph. 540; παλαιὰ ἁ. old age, S. Aj. 623 (but θεία ἡ. Id. Fr. 950 is dub. l.); τερμία ἁ. Id. Ant. 1330 (lyr.); αἱ μακραὶ ἁμέραι length of days, Id. OC 1216 (lyr.); νέα ἁ. youth, E. Ion 720 (lyr.); so τῇ πρώτῃ ἡ. Arist. Rh. 1389a24; ἐπὶ τῇ τελευταίᾳ ἡ. at the close of life, ib. 1389b33, cf. S. OT 1529; ζοὴν βλέπουσιν ἡ. look life-like, Herod. 4.68.

3. poet. for time, ἡ. κλίνει τε κἀνάγει πάλιν ἅπαντα τἀνθρώπεια S. Aj. 131; ἐς τόδ' ἡμέρας Id. OC 1138: pl., ἐν ἡμέραις τινός in the days of.., LXX 1 Chronicles 4:41, etc.; ἡ. ἀρχαῖαι ib. Psalms 143:5(142).5.

4. birthday, D.L. 4.41.

5. a fixed day, τακτὴ ἡ. Acts 12:21; ῥητὴ ἡ. Luc. Alex. 19; ἡ. ἔστησαν ἀρχαιρεσιῶν D.H. 6.48, cf. Acts 17:31; ἡ. Κυρίου LXX Joel 2:1; 2 Peter 3:12, etc.; ἡ. κρίσεως Matthew 10:15 : so abs., ὑπὸ ἀνθρωπίνης ἡμέρας a human tribunal, 1 Corinthians 4:3; ἡμέραι καὶ ἀγῶνες Jahresh. 23 Beibl. 93 (Pamphyl.).

6. in pl., age, προβεβηκὼς ἐν ταῖς ἡ. Luke 1:7, cf. LXX Genesis 47:8, etc.

II abs. usages,

1 gen., τριῶν ἡμερέων within three days, Hdt. 2.115, cf. Th. 7.3; ἡμερῶν ὀλίγων within a few days, Id. 4.26, etc.; ἄλλης ἡ. another day, S. El. 698; τῆς αὐτῆς ἡ. Isoc. 4.87; μιᾶς ἀμέρας IG 5(1).213.43 (Sparta, V B.C.); ἡμέρας by day, opp. νυκτός, S. Fr. 65; οὔθ' ἡμέρας οὔτε νυκτός Pl. Phdr. 240c; τοὺς.. τῆς ἡ. ἄρτους δ daily, UPZ 47.21 (ii B.C.); δὶς τῆς ἡμέρης ἑκάστης twice every day, Hdt. 2.37; δίς τῆς ἡ. Pl.Com. 207; πεντάκις τῆς ἡ. Men. 326; κατεσθίω.. τῆς ἡ. πένθ' ἡμιμέδιμνα five every day, Pherecr. 1.

2. dat., τῇδε θἠμέρᾳ,= σήμερον, (S. OT 1283; τῇ τόθ' ἡ Id. El. 1134.

3. acc., πᾶσαν ἡ. any day, i.e. soon, Hdt. 1.111, 7.203; τὴν μὲν αὐτίχ' ἡ. S. OC 433; ὅλην τὴν ἡ. Eup. 233; τρίτην ἡ. ἥκων two days after one's arrival, Th. 8.23; οὐδεμίαν ἡ. ὑπεύθυνος εἶναί φημι D. 18.112; πέντε ἡμέρας during five days, Th. 8.103; τὰς ἡ. in the daytime, X. Cyr. 1.3.12; τὴν ἡ. daily, LXX Exodus 29:38.

III

1. with Preps., μίαν ἀν' ἁμέραν on one day, Pi. O. 9.85; ἀνὰ πᾶσαν ἡ. every day, Hdt. 7.198; ἀφ' ἡμέρας τῆς νῦν from this day, S. OT 351; but ἀφ' ἡμέρας γίνεσθαι ἐν τῷ Μουσείῳ from early in the day, Plb. 8.25.11: δι' ἡμέρης, Att. -ρας, the whole day long, Hdt. 1.97, 2.173, Pherecr. 64, Ar. Ra. 260 (lyr.); διὰ τρίτης ἡ. every other day, Hdt. 2.37; διὰ πολλῶν ἡ. at a distance of many days, Th. 2.29; δι' ἡμερῶν τινων Thphr. HP 4.3.6; εἰσ ἡμέραν yearly, LXX Jd. 17.10; ἐν ἡμέρῃ in a single day, Hdt. 1.126, cf. Men. Pk. 377; ἐνἡ. μιᾷ S. OT 615; τῇδ' ἐν ἡ. Id. OC 1612; ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡ. John 14:20; ἐν ἑστέραισιν ἡ. A. Ag. 1666; ἐν ὀκτὼ ἡ. Lys. 20.10; but ἐν τρισὶν ἡ. within three days, John 2:19; ἐξ ἡμέρας by day, οὔτε νυκτὸς οὔτ' ἐξ ἡ. S. El. 780; ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας day after day, Henioch. 5.13, LXX Genesis 39:10; (but ἐξ ἡμερῶν εἰς ἡμέρας LXX 2 Chronicles 21:15); ἐπ' ἡμέρην ἔχειν, ἐφ' -ραν χρῆσθαι, sufficient for the day, Hdt. 1.32, Th. 4.69; τὸ γὰρ βρότειον σπέρμ' ἐφ' ἡ. φρονεῖ A. Fr. 399; τῆς ἐφ' ἡ. βορᾶς E. El. 429; but τοὐφ' ἡμέραν day by day, Id. Cyc. 336: c. dat., ἐπ' ἡμέρῃ ἑκάστῃ (v.l. -ρης -της) every day, Hdt. 5.117; ὁ ἥλιος νέος ἐφ' ἡμέρῃ Heraclit. 6; καθ' ἡμέραν by day, A. Ch. 818 (lyr.); καθ' ἡ. τὴν νῦν to-day, S. OC 3, Aj. 801; but καθ' ἡ. commonly means day by day, IG 12.84.40, etc.; καθ' ἡ. ἀεί [ S. ] Fr. 1120.4: with Art., τὸν καθ' ἡ. βίον Id. OC 1364; ἡ καθ' ἡ. ἀναγκαία τροφή Th. 1.2; τὰ καθ' ἡ. ἐπιτηδεύματα Id. 2.37; τὸ καθ' ἡ. ἀδεές Id. 3.37, etc.; τὸ καθ' ἡ. every day, Ar. Eq. 1126 (lyr.), etc.; also τὰ καθ' ἑκάστην τὴν ἡ. ἐπιτηδεύματα Isoc. 4.78; μετ' ἡμέρην in broad daylight, opp. νυκτός, Hdt. 2.150, cf. Ar. Pl. 930; opp. νύκτωρ, Aeschin. 3.77; μεθ' ἡμέρας some days after, LXX Jd. 15.1; ἡμέρα παρ' ἡμέραν γιγνομένη day following on day, Antipho 5.72; but παρ' ἡμέραν every other day, Dsc. 3.137, Luc. DDeor. 24.2; παρ' ἡ. ἄρχειν Plu. Fab. 15; καθ' ἡμέραν εἰώθειν ὀργίζεσθαι, νῦν παρ' ἡμέραν, εἶτα παρὰ δύο, εἶτα παρὰ τρεῖς Arr. Epict. 2.18.13; πρὸ ἡμέρας before day-break, Diph. 22; but πρὸ ἀμερᾶν δέκα ἤ κα μέλλωντι ἀναγινώσκεν GDI 5040.42 (Crete); πρὸ ἡμερῶν ἑπτὰ εἰδυῶν Ὀκτωμβρίων SIG 646.2 (Thisbe, ii B.C.); γίγνεται, ἔστι πρὸς ἡμέραν, towards day, near day, X. HG 2.4.6, Lys. 1.14; also, for the day, daily, Charito 4.2. as pr. n., the goddess of day, Hes. Th. 124.

2. v. ἥμερος 11.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἡμέρα , -ας , ,

[in LXX chiefly (very freq.) for H3117;]

day;

1. as distinct from night: gen. ἡμέρας , by day (WM, § 30, 11), Revelation 21:25; . κ . νυκτός (ν . κ . .), Acts 9:24, 1 Thessalonians 2:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:8, Revelation 4:8 (Bl., § 36, 13);ἡμέρας μέοης , at mid-day, Acts 26:13; acc durat., τ . ἡμέρας , Luke 21:37; ὅλην τὴν ἡ ., Romans 8:36; ἐν ἡμέρᾳ , John 11:9, Romans 13:13; ἡμέρας ὁδός , a day's journey, Luke 2:44; . γίνεται , Luke 4:42; Luke 22:66; κλίνει , Luke 9:12, al.; metaph., John 9:4, Romans 13:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:8, 2 Peter 1:19.

2. Of a civil day of 24 hours, incl. night: Matthew 6:34, Mark 6:21, Luke 13:14, al.; τρίτῃ ἡ ., Matthew 16:21; ἡμέρᾳ κ . . (cf. H3117, Ezra 3:4), 2 Corinthians 4:16; ὅλην τ . ., Romans 8:36; Romans 10:21; pl., John 2:12, Acts 9:19, al.; . τῶν ἀζύμων , Acts 12:3; τ . σαββάτου , Luke 13:14; Luke 13:16; ἡ κυράκη ἡ ., Revelation 1:10.

3. In Messianic sense, of the last day: ἡ ἡ . (ἐκείνη , τ . κυρίου , etc.), Matthew 7:22, Luke 6:23, Romans 13:12, 1 Corinthians 1:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 2 Thessalonians 2:2, 2 Peter 3:10, al.; by meton., as compared with the divine judgment on that day, . ἀνθρωπίνη , of a human tribunal, 1 Corinthians 4:3 (EV, man's judgment).

4. As in Heb. (also in Gk. writers; Bl., § 46, 9; M, Pr., 81), of time in general: John 8:56; John 14:20, 2 Corinthians 6:2, Ephesians 6:13, 2 Peter 3:18; pl., Acts 15:7, Ephesians 5:16, Hebrews 10:32; πᾶσας τὰς ἡ . (cf. H3117 H3605, Deuteronomy 4:40, al.; MM, Exp., xv), Matthew 28:20; ἐλεύσνται ἡ . ὅταν (ὅτε ), Matthew 9:15, Mark 2:20, Luke 5:35; Luke 17:22; αἱ ἡ ., c. gen. pers. (Genesis 26:1, al.), Matthew 2:1, Luke 1:5, Acts 7:45, 1 Peter 3:20; ἀρχὴ ἡμερῶν , Hebrews 7:3.


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Par 1.341 (B.C. 117) ἡμέρας, ";during the day,"; ib. 27.21 (B.C. 160) τῆς ἡμέρας, ";every day,"; ib. 49.25 (B.C. 164–158) τὴν ἡμέραν ἐκείνην ἀσχοληθείς, P Tebt I. 17.3 (B.C. 114) ἅμ᾽ ἡμέραι, ";at daybreak,"; P Giss I. 17.10 (time of Hadrian) καθ᾽ ἡμέραν, P Oxy VII. 1029.26 (A.D. 107) εἰς τὴν ἐνεστῶσαν ἡμέραν, ib. 1068.14 (iii/A.D.) ἡμερῶν ἀνοχὴν ἔχω, ib. X. 1275.13 (iii/A.D.) ἐφ᾽ ἡμέρας ἑορτῶν πέντε. In P Giss I. 19.7 (ii/A.D.) a wife writes to her husband—συν ]εχ ̣ῶς ἀγρυπνοῦσα νυκτὸς ἡ [μέρας μ ]ι ̣αν μέριμναν ἔχω τὴν περὶ [τῆς σωτ ]ηρίας σου. The noun is used of time generally, as in John 14:20, Acts 9:23 al., in P Amh II. 30.43 (ii/B.C.) where a woman, who has been ordered to vacate a house, asks ";for time";—ἡμέρας αἰτοῦσα, promising that she will quit—ἐν ἡ [μ ]έραις ι ̄, ";within ten days."; For the parenthetic nominative of time, as Matthew 15:32, Mark 8:2, Luke 9:28, we may perhaps cite P Lond 417.10 (c. A.D. 346) (= II. p. 299) ἐπειδὴ ἀσχολῶ ἐλθῖν πρὸ [ς ] σὲν αὐτὲ (=—αὶ) ἡμέρε, ";his diebus,"; according to Crönert’s reading (CR xvii. p. 197), but see Chrest. I. 129 where Wilcken reads αὐτεημερε = αὐθημερόν : see Proleg. p. 69 f. The phrase πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας (Matthew 28:20) may be illustrated from an important Ephesian inscr. of ii/A.D., Syll 656.49 διὸ [δεδόχθαι ἱερ ]ὸν τὸν μῆνα τὸν Ἀρτεμισιῶνα εἶ [ναι πάσας τ ]ὰς ἡμέρας. It is accordingly a vernacular Greek expression like the Homeric ἤματα πάντα = ";perpetually,"; though one does not willingly drop the suggestiveness of the literal translation in the Great Commission, the aid from heaven given day by day. To the same effect Rouffiac (Recherches, p. 49) quotes Priene 174.8 (ii/B.C.) where it is stated that the priest of Dionysus has, amongst other advantages, that of being supplied with ";daily"; food—εἶναι δὲ αὐτῶι. . . σίτησιν πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας. For ἡμέραν ἐξ ἡμέρας, as in 2 Peter 2:8, see s.v. ἐκ. In the account of the excavations at Didyma (Abh. der Berl. Akad. d. W. 1911, Anhang, p. 54) mention is made of an inscr. found in the Temple, in which the day of Hadrian’s visit is described as ἱερὰ ἡμέρα, and see Archiv v. p. 342, where it is shown that in all probability from B.C. 30 to the time of Trajan the 24th day of every month was observed as a ἡμέρα Σεβαστή in memory of the birth of Augustus on 24 Thoth B.C. 30. For an invocation to the god of the day see Wünsch AF 4.19 (iii/A.D.) ὁρ [κί ]ζω σε τὸν θεὸν τὸν τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης ἧς σε ὀρκίζω Αωαβαωθ. MGr ἡμέρα may suffer aphaeresis and become μέρα.

For the adj. ἡμερινός, cf. P Lond 1177.153 (A.D. 113) (=III. p. 185) βοηλάτας ἡμερινοὺς δ ̣̄, and the same document for ἡμερεύω and ἡμερήσιος. See also εὐημερέω, ";bene me habeo,"; in P Amh II. 39.5 (B.C. 103) δι [ὰ πα ]ντὸς εὐημερεῖν, and the subst. in P Leid Di. 24 (B.C. 162) εὐημερία, καὶ ἐν τοῖς [πράγμασιν εὐ ]τυχία.

 

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ημερα ημέρα ἡμέρα ἡμέρᾳ ημεραι ημέραι ἡμέραι ΗΜΕΡΑΙΣ ημέραις ἡμέραις ημεραν ημέραν ἡμέραν ημερας ημεράς ημέρας ἡμέρας ημερων ημερών ημέρων ἡμερῶν emera ēmera emerai ēmerai eMERAIS ĒMERAIS emeran ēmeran emeras ēmeras emeron ēmerōn hemera heméra hēmera hēméra hemerai hemérai hemérāi hēmerai hēmérai hēmérāi hemerais hemérais hēmerais hēmérais hemeran heméran hēmeran hēméran hemeras heméras hēmeras hēméras hemeron hemerôn hēmerōn hēmerō̂n
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