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Lexicon :: Strong's G1577 - ekklēsia

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ek-klā-sē'-ä (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a compound of ἐκ (G1537) and a derivative of καλέω (G2564)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:501,394

Trench's Synonyms: i. Ἐκκλησία, συναγωγή, πανήγυρις.

Strong’s Definitions

ἐκκλησία ekklēsía, ek-klay-see'-ah; from a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):—assembly, church.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 118x

The KJV translates Strong's G1577 in the following manner: church (115x), assembly (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 118x
The KJV translates Strong's G1577 in the following manner: church (115x), assembly (3x).
  1. a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly

    1. an assembly of the people convened at the public place of the council for the purpose of deliberating

    2. the assembly of the Israelites

    3. any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance, tumultuously

    4. in a Christian sense

      1. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship in a religious meeting

      2. a company of Christian, or of those who, hoping for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs, according to regulations prescribed for the body for order's sake

      3. those who anywhere, in a city, village, constitute such a company and are united into one body

      4. the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth

      5. the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐκκλησία ekklēsía, ek-klay-see'-ah; from a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):—assembly, church.
STRONGS NT 1577: ἐκκλησία
ἐκκλησία, ἐκκλεσιας, (from ἔκκλητος called out or forth, and this from ἐκκαλέω); properly, a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place; an assembly; so used
1. among the Greeks from Thucydides (cf. Herodotus 3, 142) down, an assembly of the people convened at the public place of council for the purpose of deliberating: Acts 19:39.
2. in the Sept. often equivalent to קָהָל, the assembly of the Israelites, Judges 21:8; 1 Chronicles 29:1, etc., especially when gathered for sacred purposes, Deuteronomy 31:30 (Deuteronomy 32:1); Joshua 8:35 (Joshua 9:8), etc.; in the N. T. thus in Acts 7:38; Hebrews 2:12.
3. any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance or tumultuously: Acts 19:32, 41.
4. in the Christian sense,
a. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship: ἐν ἐκκλησία, in the religious meeting, 1 Corinthians 14:19, 35; ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις, 1 Corinthians 14:34; συνέρχεσθαι ἐν ἐκκλησία, 1 Corinthians 11:18; cf. Winers Grammar, § 50, 4a.
b. a company of Christians, or of those who, hoping for eternal Salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs according to regulations prescribed for the body for order's sake; aa. those who anywhere, in city or village, constitute such a company and are united into one body: Acts 5:11; Acts 8:3; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 6:4; Philippians 4:15; 3 John 1:6 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 122 (116)); with specification of place, Acts 8:1; Acts 11:22; Romans 16:1; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 6:4; Revelation 2:1, 8, etc.; Θεσσαλονικέων, 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; Λαοδικέων, Colossians 4:16; with the genitive of the possessor, τοῦ Θεοῦ (equivalent to יְהוָה קֲהַל, Numbers 16:3; Numbers 20:4), 1 Corinthians 11:22; and mention of the place, 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1. Plural, αἱ ἐκκλησίαι: Acts 15:41; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 2 Corinthians 8:19; Revelation 1:4; Revelation 3:6, etc.; with τοῦ Θεοῦ added, 1 Thessalonians 2:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Romans 16:16; with mention of the place, as τῆς Ἀσίας, Γαλατίας, etc.: 1 Corinthians 16:1, 19; 2 Corinthians 8:1; Galatians 1:2; τῆς Ἰουδαίας ταῖς ἐν Χριστῷ, joined to Christ (see ἐν, I. 6b.), i. e. Christian assemblies, in contrast with those of the Jews, Galatians 1:22; ἐκκλησίαι τῶν ἐθνῶν, gathered from the Gentiles, Romans 16:4; τῶν ἁγίων, composed of the saints, 1 Corinthians 14:33. ἐκκλησία κατ' οἶκον τίνος, the church in one's house, i. e. the company of Christians belonging to a person's family; others less aptly understand the phrase of the Christians accustomed to meet for worship in the house of someone (for as appears from 1 Corinthians 14:23, the whole Corinthian church was accustomed to assemble in one and the same place; (but see Lightfoot on Colossians 4:15)): Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2. The name ἐκκλησία is used even by Christ while on earth of the company of his adherents in any city or village: Matthew 18:17. bb. the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth; collectively, all who worship and honor God and Christ in whatever place they may be: Matthew 16:18 (where perhaps the Evangelist employs τήν ἐκκλησίαν although Christ may have said τήν βασιλείαν μου); 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 5:23ff,27,29,32; Philippians 3:6; Colossians 1:18, 24; with the genitive of the possessor: τοῦ κυρίου, Acts 20:28 (R Tr marginal reading WH τοῦ Θεοῦ); τοῦ Θεοῦ, Galatians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 15:9; 1 Timothy 3:15. cc. the name is transferred to the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven: Hebrews 12:23 (on this passage see in ἀπογράφω, b. and πρωτότοκος, at the end). (In general, see Trench, § 1, and B. D. under the word , especially American edition; and for patristic usage Sophocles Lexicon, under the word.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

16:3; 20:4
31:30; 32:1
8:35; 9:8
1 Chronicles
16:18; 18:17
5:11; 7:38; 8:1; 8:3; 11:22; 15:41; 19:32; 19:39; 19:41; 20:28
16:1; 16:4; 16:5; 16:16
1 Corinthians
1:2; 4:17; 4:17; 6:4; 6:4; 7:17; 11:18; 11:22; 12:28; 14:19; 14:23; 14:33; 14:34; 14:35; 15:9; 16:1; 16:19; 16:19
2 Corinthians
1:1; 8:1; 8:19
1:2; 1:13; 1:22
1:22; 3:10; 5:23; 5:27; 5:29; 5:32
3:6; 4:15
1:18; 1:24; 4:15; 4:15; 4:16
1 Thessalonians
1:1; 2:14
2 Thessalonians
1:1; 1:4
1 Timothy
2:12; 12:23
3 John
1:4; 2:1; 2:8; 3:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1577 matches the Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsia),
which occurs 114 times in 111 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 16:18–1Co 16:1)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:18 - “I also say to you that you are [fn]Peter, and upon this [fn]rock I will build My church; G1577 and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:17 - “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; G1577 and if he refuses to listen even to the church, G1577 let him be to you as [fn]a Gentile and [fn]a tax collector.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:11 - And great fear came over the whole church, G1577 and over all who heard of these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:38 - “This is the one who was in the [fn]congregation G1577 in the wilderness together with the angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai, and who was with our fathers; and he received living oracles to pass on to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:1 - Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution [fn]began against the church G1577 in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - But Saul began ravaging the church, G1577 entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:31 - So the church G1577 throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria [fn]enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:22 - The [fn]news about them [fn]reached the ears of the church G1577 at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off [fn]to Antioch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:26 - and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they [fn]met with the church G1577 and taught considerable [fn]numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:1 - Now about that time [fn]Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church G1577 in order to mistreat them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:5 - So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church G1577 to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:1 - Now there were at Antioch, in the church G1577 that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:23 - When they had appointed elders for them in every church, G1577 having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:27 - When they had arrived and gathered the church G1577 together, they began to report all things that God had done with them and [fn]how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:3 - Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, G1577 they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:4 - When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were received by the church G1577 and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, G1577 to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:41 - And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. G1577
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:5 - So the churches G1577 were being strengthened [fn]in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:22 - When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, G1577 and went down to Antioch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:32 - So then, some were shouting one thing and some another, for the [fn]assembly G1577 was in confusion and the majority did not know [fn]for what reason they had come together.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:39 - “But if you want anything beyond this, it shall be settled in the [fn]lawful [fn]assembly. G1577
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:41 - After saying this he dismissed the [fn]assembly. G1577
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:17 - From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. G1577
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:28 - “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you [fn]overseers, to shepherd the church G1577 of God which He [fn]purchased [fn]with His own blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:1 - I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a [fn]servant of the church G1577 which is at Cenchrea;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:4 - who for my life risked their own necks, to whom not only do I give thanks, but also all the churches G1577 of the Gentiles;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:5 - also greet the church G1577 that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first convert to Christ from [fn]Asia.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:16 - Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches G1577 of Christ greet you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:23 - Gaius, host to me and to the whole church, G1577 greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer greets you, and Quartus, the brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:2 - To the church G1577 of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, [fn]saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:17 - For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere in every church. G1577
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:4 - So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, [fn]do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church? G1577
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:17 - Only, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each, in this manner let him walk. And so I direct in all the churches. G1577
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:32 - Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church G1577 of God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:16 - But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no [fn]other practice, nor have the churches G1577 of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:18 - For, in the first place, when you come together [fn]as a church, G1577 I hear that [fn]divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:22 - What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church G1577 of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:28 - And God has [fn]appointed in the church, G1577 first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then [fn]miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:4 - One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church. G1577
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:5 - Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church G1577 may receive edifying.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:12 - So also you, since you are zealous of [fn]spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church. G1577
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:19 - however, in the church G1577 I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:23 - Therefore if the whole church G1577 assembles together and all speak in tongues, and [fn]ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:28 - but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; G1577 and let him speak to himself and to God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:33 - for God is not a God of confusion but of [fn]peace, as in all the churches G1577 of the saints.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:34 - The women are to keep silent in the churches; G1577 for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:35 - If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is [fn]improper for a woman to speak in church. G1577
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:9 - For I am the least of the apostles, [fn]and not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church G1577 of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:1 - Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the churches G1577 of Galatia, so do you also.

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