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Lexicon :: Strong's G1656 - eleos

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eleos (Key)
e'-le-os (Key)
Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:477,222

Trench's Synonyms: xlvii. χάρις, ἔλεος.
cvii. Additional Synonyms

Strong’s Definitions

ἔλεος éleos, el'-eh-os; of uncertain affinity; compassion (human or divine, especially active):—(+ tender) mercy.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's G1656 in the following manner: mercy (28x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's G1656 in the following manner: mercy (28x).
  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

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἔλεος éleos, el'-eh-os; of uncertain affinity; compassion (human or divine, especially active):—(+ tender) mercy.
STRONGS NT 1656: ἔλεος
ἔλεος, -ου, , mercy: that of God toward sinners, Titus 3:5; ἔλεον λαμβάνειν, to receive i. e. experience, Hebrews 4:16; that of men: readiness to help those in trouble, Matthew 9:13 and Matthew 12:7 (from Hosea 6:6); Matthew 23:23. But in all these passages L T Tr WH have adopted the neuter form τὸ ἔλεος (which see), much more common in Hellenistic writings than the masculine ἔλεος, which is the only form in classic Greek [Sophocles (Lexicon, under the word) notes τὸ ἔλ. in Polybius 1, 88, 2; and Pape in Diodorus Siculus 3, 18 variant]. The Greek manuscripts of the O. T. also frequently waver between the two forms. Cf. [WHs Appendix, p. 158]; Winers Grammar, 66 (64); Buttmann, 22 (20).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

9:13; 12:7; 23:23

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1656 matches the Greek ἔλεος (eleos),
which occurs 27 times in 26 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:13 - “But go and learn [fn]what this means: ‘I DESIRE [fn]COMPASSION G1656, [fn]AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:7 - “But if you had known what this [fn]means, ‘I DESIRE [fn]COMPASSION G1656, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:23 - “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and [fn]cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy G1656 and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:54 - “He has given help to Israel His servant,
[fn]In remembrance of His mercy, G1656
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:58 - Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had [fn]displayed His great mercy G1656 toward her; and they were rejoicing with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:72 - To show mercy G1656 toward our fathers,
And to remember His holy covenant,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:78 - Because of the tender mercy G1656 of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:37 - And he said, “The one who showed mercy G1656 toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do [fn]the same.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:23 - And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, G1656 which He prepared beforehand for glory,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:31 - so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy G1656 shown to you they also may now be shown mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:9 - and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; G1656 as it is written,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 6:16 - And those who will [fn]walk by this rule, peace and mercy G1656 be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:4 - But God, being rich in mercy, G1656 because of His great love with which He loved us,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:2 - To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy G1656 and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:2 - To Timothy, my beloved [fn]son: Grace, mercy G1656 and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:16 - The Lord grant mercy G1656 to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my [fn]chains;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:18 - the Lord grant to him to find mercy G1656 from the Lord on that day—and you know very well what services he rendered at Ephesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:5 - He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, G1656 by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:16 - Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy G1656 and find grace to help in time of need.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:13 - For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; G1656 mercy G1656 [fn]triumphs over judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:17 - But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [fn]reasonable, full of mercy G1656 and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy G1656 has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Unchecked Copy Box2Jo 1:3 - Grace, mercy G1656 and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:2 - May mercy G1656 and peace and love be multiplied to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:21 - keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy G1656 of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
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