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Strong's #2479 - ἰσχύς

Transliteration
ischýs
Phonetics
is-khoos'
Root Word (Etymology)
from a derivative of is (force, cf eschon, a form of (G2192))
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
3:397,378
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. ability, force, strength, might
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 47 ‑ אַבִּיר (ab‑beer');  117 ‑ אַדִּיר (ad‑deer');  553 ‑ אָמֵץ (aw‑mats');  1116 ‑ בּוּם (baw‑maw');  1347 ‑ גָּאוֹן (gaw‑ohn');  1369 ‑ גְּבֻרָה (gheb‑oo‑raw');  1396 ‑ גָּבַר (gaw‑bar');  1396 ‑ גָּבַר (gaw‑bar');  1433 ‑ גֹּדֶל (go'‑del);  1627 ‑ גּרָֹן (gaw‑rone', gaw‑rone');  1679 ‑ דֹּבֶא (do'‑beh);  1935 ‑ הוֹד (hode);  1952 ‑ הוֹן (hone);  1975 ‑ הַלָּז (hal‑lawz');  1995 ‑ הָמֹן (haw‑mone', haw‑mone');  2388 ‑ חָזַק (khaw‑zak');  2388 ‑ חָזַק (khaw‑zak');  2428 ‑ חַיִל (khah'‑yil);  2634 ‑ חָסֹן (khaw‑sone');  2981 ‑ יְבוּל (yeb‑ool');  3581 ‑ כּוֹחַ (ko'‑akh, ko'‑akh);  3966 ‑ מְאֹד (meh‑ode');  4637 ‑ מַעֲרָצָה (mah‑ar‑aw‑tsaw');  4937 ‑ מִשְׁעָן (mish‑ane', mish‑awn');  5794 ‑ עַז (az);  5797 ‑ עוֹז (oze, oze);  6109 ‑ עָצְמָה (ots‑maw');  6260 ‑ עַתֻּד (at‑tood', at‑tood');  6780 ‑ צֶמַח (tseh'‑makh);  8409 ‑ תִּגְרָה (tig‑raw');  8454 ‑ תֻּשִׁיָּה (too‑shee‑yaw', too‑shee‑yaw');  8633 ‑ תֹּקֶף (to'‑kef);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (11)
Mark 2
Luke 1
Ephesians 2
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
Revelation 3
NAS (10)
Mark 2
Luke 1
Ephesians 2
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
Revelation 2
HCS (10)
Mark 2
Luke 1
Ephesians 2
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
Revelation 2
BSB (10)
Mark 2
Luke 1
Ephesians 2
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
Revelation 2
ESV (7)
Luke 1
Ephesians 2
2 Thessalonians 1
2 Peter 1
Revelation 2
WEB (11)
Mark 2
Luke 1
Ephesians 2
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
Revelation 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἰσχ-ύς

[v. sub fin.], ύος, ἡ,

I

1. strength of body, Hes. Th. 146, 823, etc.; ἀκμαὶ ἰσχύος Pi. O. 1.96; δεινὸν ἰσχύος θράσος S. Ph. 104; τὴν ἰ. δεινὰ καὶ τὴν ῥώμην Pl. Smp. 190b; πρὸς ἰσχὺν ὀφθαλμοὶ ἄριστα πεφυκότες X. Smp. 5.5: pl., ἰσχύες καὶ ἀσθένειαι Pl. R. 618d; κατὰ σωμάτων ἰσχῦς καὶ εὐμορφίας Id. Lg. 744c; of places, ἰσχὺς γῆς S. OC 610; of a fortified place, Th. 4.35.

2. might, power, θεοῦ, θεῶν, A. Th. 226 (lyr.), S. Aj. 118; ἰ. βασιλεία A. Pers. 590 (lyr.), cf. 12 (anap.); ὅπου γὰρ ἰ. συζυγοῦσι καὶ δίκη might and right, Id. Fr. 381; φύσεως ἰ., of Themistocles, Th. 1.138; ἐπὶ μέγα ἐλθεῖν ἰσχύος to a great height of power, Id. 2.97, cf. 1.85, etc.; παρὰ ἰσχὺν τῆς δυνάμεως Id. 7.66; ἰ. μάχης fighting power, Id. 2.97; ἰ. τῆς ἐλπίδος Id. 4.65, cf. 2.62; ἡ τῶν νόμων ἰ. POxy. 67.14 (iv A.D.); validity, PGrenf. 2.71ii11 (iii A.D.), etc.

3. brute force, κατ' ἰσχύν perforce, opp. δόλῳ, A. Pr. 214; πρὸς ἰσχύος κράτος S. Ph. 594; πρὸς ἰσχύος χάριν E. Med. 538; ὑπὸ τῆς ἰσχύος Epicr. 3.10; κατέχοντες ἰσχύϊ τὸ πλῆθος Th. 3.62; εἴ τι ἰσχύϊ πράττεται, ἰσχυρῶς πράττεται Pl. Prt. 332b.

4. motive force, Arist. Ph. 250a6; ἡ κινοῦσα ἰ. Id. Cael. 275b20, al.

5. in Lit. Crit., vigour of style, D.H. Pomp. 3, Comp. 2,al.

II in Tactics, the main body of troops, οὔπω ἡ ἰ. πάρεστιν X. Cyr. 1.4.19. [ in gen., etc.: in nom. and acc. sg. in Pi. N. 11.31 (acc.): in Trag. and Com., A. Th. 1080 (anap.), Ch. 721 (anap.), S. Aj. 118, Men. 449.] (Perh. ϝισχύς, cf. βίσχυν, γισχύν.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἰσχύς, ἰσχύος, (ἴσχω (allied with ἔσχον; to hold in check)) (from Hesiod down), the Sept. especially for כֹּחַ, חַיִל, עֹז, גְּבוּרָה; ability, force, strength, might: 2 Peter 2:11 (joined with δύναμις); Revelation 5:12; Revelation 7:12; τό κράτος τῆς ἰσχύος, power (over external things) afforded by strength, Ephesians 1:19; Ephesians 6:10 (Isaiah 40:26); δόξα τῆς ἰσχύος (see δόξα, III. 3 b. α. at the end), 2 Thessalonians 1:9; κράζειν ἐν ἰσχύει, with strength, mightily, Revelation 18:2 Rec.; ἐξ ἰσχύος, of one's strength, to the extent of one's ability, 1 Peter 4:11; with ὅλης added, Mark 12:30, 33; Luke 10:27 (here L text T Tr WH read ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ἰσχύι). (Synonym: see δύναμις, at the end.)


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἰσχύς , -ύος , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H3581, also for H2428, H5794, H1369, etc.;]

strength, might, power, force, ability: Revelation 5:12; Revelation 7:12; . κ . δύναμις , 2 Peter 2:11; τ . κράτος τῆς ἰ . (Isaiah 40:26), Ephesians 1:19; Ephesians 6:10; ἡ δόξα τῆς ἰ ., 2 Thessalonians 1:9; ἐξ ἰ ., 1 Peter 4:11; ἐν ὅλῃ τ . ., Mark 12:30; Mark 12:33 (LXX) Luke 10:27 (LXX).†

SYN.: δύναμις G1411 (q.v., and cf. ICC, Philippians 4:13); κράτος (cf. M, Th., I, 1:9).


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 only exx. of this subst. from our sources are late, e.g. P Lond 1319.5 (A.D. 544 or 545) (= III. p. 272) τὴν ἰδίαν ἰσχὺν καὶ δύναμιν, and BGU II. 371.20 (Arab.) πράσεως τῆς. . . ἐχόυσης τὴν ἰδίαν πίστειν (l.ιν) καὶ ἰσχὺν εἰς πλήρης καὶ εἰς ὁλόκληρον, with reference to the validity of a receipt.

 


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
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