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Lexicon :: Strong's G1985 - episkopos

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ἐπίσκοπος
Transliteration
episkopos
Pronunciation
e-pē'-sko-pos (Key)
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:608,244

Strong’s Definitions

ἐπίσκοπος epískopos, ep-is'-kop-os; from G1909 and G4649 (in the sense of G1983); a superintendent, i.e. Christian officer in genitive case charge of a (or the) church (literally or figuratively):—bishop, overseer.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's G1985 in the following manner: bishop (6x), overseer (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's G1985 in the following manner: bishop (6x), overseer (1x).
  1. an overseer

    1. a man charged with the duty of seeing that things to be done by others are done rightly, any curator, guardian or superintendent

    2. the superintendent, elder, or overseer of a Christian church

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐπίσκοπος epískopos, ep-is'-kop-os; from G1909 and G4649 (in the sense of G1983); a superintendent, i.e. Christian officer in genitive case charge of a (or the) church (literally or figuratively):—bishop, overseer.
STRONGS NT 1985: ἐπίσκοπος
ἐπίσκοπος, -ου, , (ἐπισκέπτομαι), an overseer, a man charged with the duty of seeing that things to be done by others are done rightly, any curator, guardian, or superintendent; Sept. for פָּקִיד, Judges 9:28; Nehemiah 11:9, 14, 22; 2 Kings 11:15, etc.; 1 Macc. 1:51. The word has the same comprehensive sense in Greek writings from Homer Odys. 8, 163; Iliad 22, 255 down; hence, in the N. T. ἐπίσκ. τῶν ψυχῶν, guardian of souls, one who watches over their welfare: 1 Peter 2:25 ([τὸν παντὸς πνεύματος κτίστην κ. ἐπίσκοπον, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 59, 3]; ἀρχιερεὺς καὶ προστάτης τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦς Χρ., ibid. 61, 3; [cf. Sir. 1:6]), cf. Hebrews 13:17. specifically, the superintendent, head or overseer of any Christian church; Vulg. episcopus: Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7; see πρεσβύτερος, 2 b.; [and for the later use of the word, see Dictionary of Christian Antiquities under the word Bishop].
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Judges
9:28
2 Kings
11:15
Nehemiah
11:9; 11:14; 11:22
Acts
20:28
Philippians
1:1
1 Timothy
3:2
Titus
1:7
Hebrews
13:17
1 Peter
2:25

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1985 matches the Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:28 - Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, G1985 to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:1 - Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops G1985 and deacons:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:2 - A bishop G1985 then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:7 - For a bishop G1985 must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop G1985 of your souls.
 
 
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