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Lexicon :: Strong's G703 - aretē

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ἀρετή
Transliteration
aretē
Pronunciation
ä-re-tā' (Key)
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as ἄρρην (G730)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:457,77

Strong’s Definitions

ἀρέτη arétē, ar-et'-ay; from the same as G730; properly, manliness (valor), i.e. excellence (intrinsic or attributed):—praise, virtue.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's G703 in the following manner: virtue (4x), praise (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's G703 in the following manner: virtue (4x), praise (1x).
  1. a virtuous course of thought, feeling and action

    1. virtue, moral goodness

  2. any particular moral excellence, as modesty, purity

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀρέτη arétē, ar-et'-ay; from the same as G730; properly, manliness (valor), i.e. excellence (intrinsic or attributed):—praise, virtue.
STRONGS NT 703: ἀρετή
ἀρετή, -ῆς, , [see ἄρα at the beginning], a word of very wide signification in Greek writings; any excellence of a person (in body or mind) or of a thing, an eminent endowment, property or quality. Used of the human mind and in an ethical sense, it denotes:
1. a virtuous course of thought, feeling and action; virtue, moral goodness (Wis. 4:1; Wis. 5:13; often in 4 Macc. and in Greek writings): 2 Peter 1:5 [others take it here specifically, namely moral vigor; cf. next entry].
2. any particular moral excellence, as modesty, purity; hence (plural αἱ ἀρεταί, Wis. 8:7; often in 4 Macc. and in the Greek philosophers) τὶς ἀρετή, Philippians 4:8. Used of God, it denotes
a. his power: 2 Peter 1:3.
b. in the plural his excellences, perfections, 'which shine forth in our gratuitous calling and in the whole work of our salvation' (John Gerhard): 1 Peter 2:9. (In the Sept. for הוד splendor, glory, Habakkuk 3:3, of God; Zechariah 6:13, of the Messiah; in plural for תְּהִלּות praises, of God, Isaiah 43:21; Isaiah 42:12; Isaiah 63:7.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Isaiah
42:12; 43:21; 63:7
Habakkuk
3:3
Zechariah
6:13
Philippians
4:8
1 Peter
2:9
2 Peter
1:3; 1:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G703 matches the Greek ἀρετή (aretē),
which occurs 5 times in 4 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:8 - Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:9 - But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:3 - as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:5 - But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
 
 
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