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Lexicon :: Strong's G2205 - zēlos

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ζῆλος
Transliteration
zēlos
Pronunciation
zā'-los (Key)
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Part of Speech
masculine/neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:877,297

Trench's Synonyms: xxvi. ζῆλος, φθόνος.

Strong’s Definitions

ζῆλος zēlos, dzay'-los; from G2204; properly, heat, i.e. (figuratively) "zeal" (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy, as of a husband (figuratively, of God), or an enemy, malice):—emulation, envy(-ing), fervent mind, indignation, jealousy, zeal.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G2205 in the following manner: zeal (6x), envying (5x), indignation (2x), envy (1x), fervent mind (1x), jealousy (1x), emulation (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G2205 in the following manner: zeal (6x), envying (5x), indignation (2x), envy (1x), fervent mind (1x), jealousy (1x), emulation (1x).
  1. excitement of mind, ardour, fervour of spirit

    1. zeal, ardour in embracing, pursuing, defending anything

      1. zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing

      2. the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal

    2. an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ζῆλος zēlos, dzay'-los; from G2204; properly, heat, i.e. (figuratively) "zeal" (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy, as of a husband (figuratively, of God), or an enemy, malice):—emulation, envy(-ing), fervent mind, indignation, jealousy, zeal.
STRONGS NT 2205: ζῆλος
ζῆλος, ζήλου, , and (in Philippians 3:6 L T Tr WH; (2 Corinthians 9:2 T Tr WH)) τό ζῆλος (Ignatius ad Trall. 4 [ET]; διά ζῆλος, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 4, 8 [ET] ("in Clement of Rome, §§ 3, 4, 5, 6 the masculine and neuter seem to be interchanged without any law" (Lightfoot). For facts see especially Clement of Rome, edition 2 Hilgenfeld (1876), p. 7; cf. Wit. Appendix, p. 158; Winers Grammar, § 9, N. 2; Buttmann, 23 (20)); (from ζέω (Curtius, § 567; Vanicek, p. 757)); the Sept. for קִנְאָה; excitement of mind, ardor, fervor of spirit;
1. zeal, ardor in embracing, pursuing, defending anything: 2 Corinthians 12:11; 2 Corinthians 9:2; κατά ζῆλος, as respects zeal (in maintaining religion), Philippians 3:6; with the genitive of the object, zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing, John 2:17 from Psalm 68:10 (Ps. 69:10); Romans 10:2 (1 Macc. 2:58; Sophocles O. C. 943); ὑπέρ τίνος, genitive of person, 2 Corinthians 7:7; Colossians 4:13 Rec. with subject. genitive ζήλῳ Θεοῦ, with a jealousy such as God has, hence, most pure and solicitous for their salvation, 2 Corinthians 11:2; the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal, πυρός (of penal fire, which is personified (see πῦρ, at the end)), Hebrews 10:27 (Isaiah 26:11; Wis. 5:18).
2. an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy: Romans 13:13; 1 Corinthians 3:3; James 3:14, 16; ἐπλήσθησαν ζήλου, Acts 5:17; Acts 13:45; plural ζῆλοι, now the stirrings or motions of ζῆλος, now its outbursts and manifestations: 2 Corinthians 12:20; Galatians 5:20; but in both passages L T Tr (WH, yet in Galatians, the passage cited WH only in text) have adopted ζῆλος (ζῆλοι τέ καί φθόνοι, Plato, legg. 3, p. 679 c.). (On the distinction between ζῆλος (which may be used in a good sense) and φθόνος (used only in a bad sense) cf. Trench, Synonyms, § xxvi.; Cope on Aristotle, rhet. 2, 11,
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
68:10; 69:10
Isaiah
26:11
John
2:17
Acts
5:17; 13:45
Romans
10:2; 13:13
1 Corinthians
3:3
2 Corinthians
7:7; 9:2; 9:2; 11:2; 12:11; 12:20
Galatians
5:20
Philippians
3:6; 3:6
Colossians
4:13
Hebrews
10:27
James
3:14; 3:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2205 matches the Greek ζῆλος (zēlos),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:17 - And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal G2205 of thine house hath eaten me up.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:17 - Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, G2205
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:45 - But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, G2205 and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:2 - For I bear them record that they have a zeal G2205 of God, but not according to knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:13 - Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. G2205
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:3 - For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, G2205 and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:7 - And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind G2205 toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:11 - For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, G2205 yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:2 - For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal G2205 hath provoked very many.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:2 - For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: G2205 for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:20 - For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, G2205 wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:20 - Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, G2205 wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:6 - Concerning zeal, G2205 persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal G2205 for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:27 - But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, G2205 which shall devour the adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:14 - But if ye have bitter envying G2205 and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:16 - For where envying G2205 and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
 
 
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