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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 - Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten[fn] Me up.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:17 - Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:45 - But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:2 - For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:13 - Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:3 - for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:7 - and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:11 - For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:2 - for I know your willingness, about which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal has stirred up the majority.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:2 - For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed 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 wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:20 - idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:6 - concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal[fn] for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:27 - but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:14 - But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:16 - For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
 
 
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