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Entry for Strong's #2307 - θέλημα

Transliteration
thélēma
Phonetics
thel'-ay-mah  
Word Origin
from the prolonged form of (2309)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
3:52,318
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. what one wishes or has determined shall be done
    1. of the purpose of God to bless mankind through Christ
    2. of what God wishes to be done by us
      1. commands, precepts
  2. will, choice, inclination, desire, pleasure
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2655 ‑ חָפֵץ (khaw‑fates');  5949 ‑ עֲלִלָה (al‑ee‑law', al‑ee‑law');  6634 ‑ צְבָה (tseb‑aw');  7522 ‑ רָצֹן (raw‑tsone', raw‑tsone');  7891 ‑ שׁוּר (sheer, shoor);  8307 ‑ שְׁרִרוּת (sher‑ee‑rooth');  8649 ‑ תַּרְמִית (tor‑maw', tar‑mooth', tar‑meeth');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (64) NAS (59) HCS (61)
Matthew 6
Mark 1
Luke 4
John 8
Acts 3
Romans 4
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Ephesians 7
Colossians 3
1 Thessalonians 2
2 Timothy 2
Hebrews 5
1 Peter 5
2 Peter 1
1 John 2
Revelation 1
Matthew 6
Mark 1
Luke 3
John 8
Acts 3
Romans 4
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Ephesians 4
Colossians 3
1 Thessalonians 2
2 Timothy 2
Hebrews 5
1 Peter 3
2 Peter 1
1 John 2
Revelation 1
Matthew 6
Mark 1
Luke 3
John 11
Acts 3
Romans 4
1 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Ephesians 7
Colossians 3
1 Thessalonians 2
2 Timothy 2
Hebrews 5
1 Peter 4
2 Peter 1
1 John 2
Revelation 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-APN 2
N-ASN 27
N-DSN 6
N-GSN 14
N-NSN 15
N-APN 2
N-ASN 26
N-DSN 6
N-GSN 14
N-NSN 14
N-APN 2
N-ASN 27
N-DSN 6
N-GSN 14
N-NSN 15
NA WH
N-APN 2
N-ASN 26
N-DSN 6
N-GSN 14
N-NSN 13
T-NSN 1
N-APN 2
N-ASN 28
N-DSN 8
N-GSN 15
N-NSN 18


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θέλ-ημα,

ατος, τό, (θέλω)

I will, Antipho Soph. 58 (pl.), Aen.Tact. 18.19, LXX Ezra 1:8, al., Matthew 7:21, POxy. 924.8 (iv A.D.).

II ἔστιν μοι θ. ἔν τινι pleasure in.., LXX Ecclesiastes 12:1; cf. Ecclesiastes 5:3 : also θελ-ήμη, ἡ, Theognost. Can. 112.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θέλημα, θελήματος, τό (θέλω), a word purely Biblical and ecclesiastical (yet found in Aristotle, de plant. 1, 1, p. 815b, 21); the Sept. for חֵפֶץ and רָצון; will, i. e., a. what one wishes or has determined shall be done (i. e. objectively, thing willed): Luke 12:47; John 5:30; 1 Corinthians 7:37; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 2 Timothy 2:26; Hebrews 10:10; Revelation 4:11; θέλημα τοῦ Θεοῦ is used — of the purpose of God to bless mankind through Christ, Acts 22:14; Ephesians 1:9; Colossians 1:9; of what God wishes to be done by us, Romans 12:2; Colossians 4:12 (Winer's Grammar, 111 (105)); 1 Peter 4:2; and simply τό θέλημα, Romans 2:18 (Winer's Grammar, 594 (553)) (Sir. 43:16 (17) (but here the better text now adds αὐτοῦ, see Fritzsche; in patristic Greek, however, θέλημα is so used even without the article; cf. Ignatius ad Rom. 1, 1 [ET]; ad Eph. 20, 1 [ET], etc.)); τοῦ κυρίου, Ephesians 5:17; plural commands, precepts: (Mark 3:35 WH. marginal reading); Acts 13:22 (Psalm 102:7 (); 2 Macc. 1:3); ἐστι τό θέλημα τίνος, followed by ἵνα, John 6:39; 1 Corinthians 16:12, cf. Matthew 18:14; followed by an infinitive, 1 Peter 2:15; by an accusative with an infinitive 1 Thessalonians 4:3. (Cf. Buttmann, 237 (204); 240 (207); Winers Grammar, § 44, 8.)

b. equivalent to τό θέλειν (i. e. the abstract act of willing, the subjective) will, choice: 1 Peter 3:17 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 604 (562)); 2 Peter 1:21; ποιεῖν τό θέλημα τίνος (especially of God), Matthew 7:21; Matthew 12:50; Matthew 21:31; Mark 3:35 (here WH marginal reading the plural, see above); John 4:34; John 6:38; John 7:17; John 9:31; Ephesians 6:6; Hebrews 10:7, 9, 36; Hebrews 13:21; 1 John 2:17; τό θέλημα (L T Tr WH βούλημα) τίνος κατεργάζεσθαι, 1 Peter 4:3; γίνεται τό θέλημα τίνος, Matthew 6:10; Matthew 26:42; Luke 11:2 L R; ; Acts 21:14; βουλή τοῦ θελήματος, Ephesians 1:11; εὐδοκία τοῦ θελήματος Ephesians 1:5; ἐν τῷ θελημάτω τοῦ Θεοῦ, if God will, Romans 1:10; διά θελήματος Θεοῦ, Romans 15:32; 1 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 8:5; Ephesians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; 2 Timothy 1:1; κατά τό θέλημα τοῦ Θεοῦ, Galatians 1:4; (1 Peter 4:19); 1 John 5:14. equivalent to pleasure: Luke 23:25; equivalent to inclination, desire: σαρκός, ἀνδρός, John 1:13; plural Ephesians 2:3. (Synonym: see θέλω, at the end.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θέλημα , -τος , τό

(< θέλω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2655, also for H7522, etc.;]

will,

(a) objectively = that which is willed: Matthew 18:14, Luke 12:47, John 5:30, 1 Corinthians 7:37, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, 2 Timothy 2:26, Hebrews 10:10, Revelation 4:11; θ . τ . θεοῦ , Acts 22:14, Romans 2:18; Romans 12:2, Ephesians 1:9, Colossians 1:9; Colossians 4:12, 1 Peter 4:2; τ . κυρίου , Ephesians 5:17; pl., of precepts, Mark 3:35, WH, mg., Acts 13:22 (LXX); ἐστιν τὸ θ ., c. gen. pers., seq. ἵνα , John 6:39-40, 1 Corinthians 16:12; c. inf., 1 Peter 2:15; c. acc et inf., 1 Thessalonians 4:3;

(b) subjectively = τὸ θέλειν (cf. θέλησις ): Luke 23:25, John 1:13, 1 Peter 3:17, 2 Peter 1:21; ποιεῖν , Matthew 7:21; Matthew 12:50; Matthew 21:31, Mark 3:35 (pl., WH, mg., v. supr.), John 4:34; John 6:38; John 7:17; John 9:31, Ephesians 6:6, Hebrews 10:7; Hebrews 10:9; Hebrews 10:36; Hebrews 13:21, 1 John 2:17; γίνεσθαι , Matthew 6:10; Matthew 26:42, Luke 22:42, Acts 21:14; ἡ εὐδοκία ( βουλὴ ) τοῦ θ ., Ephesians 1:5; Ephesians 1:11; ἐν τῷ θ . τοῦ θεοῦ , Romans 1:10; διὰ θ . θεοῦ , Romans 15:32, 1 Corinthians 1:1, 2 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 8:5, Ephesians 1:1, Colossians 1:1, 2 Timothy 1:1; κατὰ τὸ θ . τ . θεοῦ , Galatians 1:4, 1 Peter 4:19, 1 John 5:14; pl., Ephesians 2:3 (Cremer, 728).†


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

This word, which is almost unknown outside Bibl. and eccles. writings, occurs in P Oxy VI. 924, a Christian charm of Gnostic character, belonging to iv/A.D. After a prayer to the Deity to protect the petitioner from ague etc., the charm continues—.8 ταῦτα εὐ ̣[μενῶ ]ς ̣ [π ]ρ ̣α ̣[ξ ]εις ὅλως κατὰ τὸ θέλημά σου πρῶτον καὶ τὴν πίστιν αὐτῆς, ";all this thou wilt graciously do in accordance with thy will first and with her faith"; (Edd.). Cf. also P Lond 418.9 (c. A.D. 346) (= II. p. 303) τὸ θε ̣λ ̣ημα τ ̣η ̣̑ς ψυχῆς σου. The Pauline usage of the word is discussed by Slaten Qualitative Nouns, p. 52 ff.

 

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List of Word Forms
θελημα θέλημα θέλημά θελήμασιν θεληματα θελήματα θελήματά θεληματι θελήματι θελήματί θεληματος θελήματος thelema thelēma thélema thélemá thélēma thélēmá thelemata thelēmata thelḗmata thelḗmatá thelemati thelēmati thelḗmati thelematos thelēmatos thelḗmatos
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