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Lexicon :: Strong's G4171 - polemos

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po'-le-mos (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From pelomai (to bustle)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:502,904

Trench's Synonyms: lxxxvi. πόλεμος, μάχη.

Strong’s Definitions

πόλεμος pólemos, pol'-em-os; from πέλομαι pélomai (to bustle); warfare (literally or figuratively; a single encounter or a series):—battle, fight, war.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's G4171 in the following manner: war (12x), battle (5x), fight (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's G4171 in the following manner: war (12x), battle (5x), fight (1x).
  1. a war

  2. a fight, a battle

  3. a dispute, strife, quarrel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πόλεμος pólemos, pol'-em-os; from πέλομαι pélomai (to bustle); warfare (literally or figuratively; a single encounter or a series):—battle, fight, war.
STRONGS NT 4171: πόλεμος
πόλεμος πολέμου, (from ΠΑΛΩ, πολέω, to turn, to range about, whence Latinpello, bellum; (but cf. Fick 1:671; Vanicek, 513)) (from Homer down), the Sept. for מִלְחָמָה;
1. properly,
a. war: Matthew 24:6; Mark 13:7; Luke 14:31; Luke 21:9; Hebrews 11:31; in imitation of the Hebrew מִלְחָמָה עָשָׂה followed by אֵת or עִם (Genesis 14:2; Deuteronomy 20:12, 20), πόλεμον ποιεῖν μετά τίνος, Revelation 11:7; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 13:7 (here L omits; WH Tr marginal reading brackets the clause); Revelation 19:19 (cf. μετά, I. 2 d.).
b. a fight, a battle (more precisely μάχη; "in Homer (where Iliad 7, 174 it is used even of single combat) and Hesiod the sense of battle prevails; in Attic that of tear" (Liddell and Scott, under the word); cf. Trench, § 86:and (in partial modification) Schmidt, chapter 138, 5 and 6): 1 Corinthians 14:8; Hebrews 11:34; Revelation 9:7, 9; Revelation 12:7; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 20:8.
2. a dispute, strife, quarrel: πόλεμοι καί μάχαι, James 4:1 (Sophocles El. 219; Plato, Phaedo, p. 66 c.).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

20:12; 20:20
14:31; 21:9
1 Corinthians
11:31; 11:34
9:7; 9:9; 11:7; 12:7; 12:17; 13:7; 16:14; 19:19; 20:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4171 matches the Greek πόλεμος (polemos),
which occurs 18 times in 16 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:6 - “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[fn] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:7 - “But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:31 - “Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:9 - “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:8 - For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:34 - quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:1 - Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:7 - The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:9 - And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:7 - When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:7 - And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:17 - And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:7 - It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe,[fn] tongue, and nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:14 - For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and[fn] of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:19 - And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:8 - and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.
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