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Lexicon :: Strong's G4166 - poimēn

ποιμήν
Transliteration
poimēn
Pronunciation
poi-mā'n (Key)
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:485,901

Strong’s Definitions

ποιμήν poimḗn, poy-mane'; of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively):—shepherd, pastor.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's G4166 in the following manner: shepherd (15x), Shepherd (2x), pastor (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's G4166 in the following manner: shepherd (15x), Shepherd (2x), pastor (1x).
  1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd

    1. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow

  2. metaph.

    1. the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church

      1. of the overseers of the Christian assemblies

      2. of kings and princes

        A shepherd in the Near East was responsible for watching out for enemies trying to attack the sheep, defending the sheep from attackers, healing the wounded and sick sheep, finding and saving lost or trapped sheep, loving them, and sharing their lives and to earn their trust.
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ποιμήν poimḗn, poy-mane'; of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively):—shepherd, pastor.
STRONGS NT 4166: ποιμήν
ποιμήν, ποιμένος, (akin to the noun ποίᾳ, which see: (or from the root meaning 'to protect'; cf. Curtius, § 372; Fick 1:132)), from Homer down; the Sept. for רֹעֶה, a herdsman, especially a shepherd;
a. properly: Matthew 9:36; Matthew 25:32; Matthew 26:31; Mark 6:34; Mark 14:27; Luke 2:8, 15, 18, 20; John 10:2, 12; in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow, John 10:11, 14.
b. metaphorically, the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church, John 10:16; 1 Peter 2:25; Hebrews 13:20 (of the Jewish Messiah, Ezekiel 34:23); of the overseers of the Christian assemblies (A. V. pastors), Ephesians 4:11; cf. Ritschl, Entstehung der altkathol. Kirche, edition 2, p. 350f; (Hatch, Barnpron Lects. for 1880, p. 123f). (Of kings and princes we find ποιμένες λαῶν in Homer and Hesiod.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Ezekiel
34:23
Matthew
9:36; 25:32; 26:31
Mark
6:34; 14:27
Luke
2:8; 2:15; 2:18; 2:20
John
10:2; 10:11; 10:12; 10:14; 10:16
Ephesians
4:11
Hebrews
13:20
1 Peter
2:25

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4166 matches the Greek ποιμήν (poimēn),
which occurs 18 times in 17 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:36 - But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. G4166
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:32 - And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd G4166 divideth his sheep from the goats:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:31 - Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, G4166 and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:34 - And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: G4166 and he began to teach them many things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:27 - And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, G4166 and the sheep shall be scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 - And there were in the same country shepherds G4166 abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:15 - And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds G4166 said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:18 - And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. G4166
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:20 - And the shepherds G4166 returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:2 - But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd G4166 of the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:11 - I am the good shepherd: G4166 the good shepherd G4166 giveth his life for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:12 - But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, G4166 whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:14 - I am the good shepherd, G4166 and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:16 - And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. G4166
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:11 - And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors G4166 and teachers;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:20 - Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd G4166 of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd G4166 and Bishop of your souls.

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