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Lexicon :: Strong's G1080 - gennaō

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gennaō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From a variation of γένος (G1085)
97x in 28 unique form(s)
97x in 28 unique form(s)
229x in 33 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:665,114

Strong’s Definitions

γεννάω gennáō, ghen-nah'-o; from a variation of G1085; to procreate (properly, of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively, to regenerate:—bear, beget, be born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of, gender, make, spring.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 97x

The KJV translates Strong's G1080 in the following manner: begat (49x), be born (39x), bear (2x), gender (2x), bring forth (1x), be delivered (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 97x
The KJV translates Strong's G1080 in the following manner: begat (49x), be born (39x), bear (2x), gender (2x), bring forth (1x), be delivered (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. of men who fathered children

    1. to be born

    2. to be begotten

      1. of women giving birth to children

  2. metaph.

    1. to engender, cause to arise, excite

    2. in a Jewish sense, of one who brings others over to his way of life, to convert someone

    3. of God making Christ his son

    4. of God making men his sons through faith in Christ's work

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
γεννάω gennáō, ghen-nah'-o; from a variation of G1085; to procreate (properly, of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively, to regenerate:—bear, beget, be born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of, gender, make, spring.
γεννάω, -ῶ; future γεννήσω; 1 aorist ἐγέννησα; perfect γεγέννηκά; [passive, present γεννάομαι, -ῶμαι]; perfect γεγέννημαι; 1 aorist ἐγεννήθην; (from γέννα, poetic for γένος); in Greek writings from Pindar down; in the Sept. for יָלַד; to beget;
1. properly: of men begetting children, Matthew 1:1-16; Acts 7:8, 29; followed by ἐκ with the genitive of the mother, Matthew 1:3, 5, 6; more rarely of women giving birth to children, Luke 1:13, 57; Luke 23:29; John 16:21; εἰς δουλείαν to bear a child unto bondage, that will be a slave, Galatians 4:24 ([Xenophon, de rep. Lac. 1, 3]; Lucian, de sacrif. 6; Plutarch, de liber. educ. 5; others; Sept. Isaiah 66:9; 4 Macc. 10:2, etc.). Passive, to be begotten: τὸ ἐν αὐτῇ γεννηθέν that which is begotten in her womb, Matthew 1:20; to be born: Matthew 2:1, 4 [Winers Grammar, 266 (250); Buttmann, 203 (176)]; Matthew 19:12; 26:24; Mark 14:21; Luke 1:35; John 3:4; [Acts 7:20]; Romans 9:11; Hebrews 11:23; with the addition εἰς τὸν κόσμον, John 16:21; followed by ἐν with the dative of place, Acts 22:3; ἀπό τινος, to spring from one as father, Hebrews 11:12 [L WH marginal reading ἐγεννήθ. see Tdf. at the passage]; ἔκ τινος to be born of a mother, Matthew 1:16; ἐκ πορνείας, John 8:41; ἐξ αἱμάτων, ἐκ θελήματος ἀνδρός, John 1:13; ἐκ τῆς σαρκός, John 3:6 [Rec.elz γεγενημ.]; ἐν ἁμαρτίαις ὅλος, John 9:34 (see ἁμαρτία, 2 a.); εἴς τι, to be born for something, John 18:37; 2 Peter 2:12 [Tdf. γεγενημ. so bez]; with an adjective: τυφλὸς γεγέννημαι, John 9:2, 19f, 32; Ῥωμαῖος to be supplied, Acts 22:28; τῇ διαλέκτῳ, ἐν ἐγεννήθημεν, Acts 2:8; γεννηθεὶς κατὰ σάρκα begotten or born according to (by) the working of natural passion; κατὰ πνεῦμα according to (by) the working of the divine promise, Galatians 4:29, cf. Galatians 4:23.
2. metaphorically,
a. universally, to engender, cause to arise, excite: μάχας, 2 Timothy 2:23 (βλαβην, λύπην, etc. in Greek writings).
b. in a Jewish sense, of one who brings others over to his way of life: ὑμᾶς ἐγέννησα I am the author of your Christian life, 1 Corinthians 4:15; Philemon 1:10 (Sanhedr. fol. 19, 2 "If one teaches the son of his neighbor the law, the Scripture reckons this the same as though he had begotten him"; [cf. Philo, leg. ad Gaium § 8]).
c. after Psalm 2:7, it is used of God making Christ his son;
α. formally to show him to be the Messiah (υἱὸν τοῦ θεοῦ), viz. by the resurrection: Acts 13:33.
β. to be the author of the divine nature which he possesses [but compare the commentaries on the passages that follow]: Hebrews 1:5; Hebrews 5:5.
d. peculiarly, in the Gospel and First Epistle of John, of God conferring upon men the nature and disposition of his sons, imparting to them spiritual life, i. e. by his own holy power prompting and persuading souls to put faith in Christ and live a new life consecrated to himself; absolutely 1 John 5:1; mostly in passive, ἐκ θεοῦ or ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἐγεννήθησαν, γεγέννηται, γεγεννημένος, etc.: John 1:13; 1 John 2:29 [ γεγένηται]; 1 John 3:9; 4:7; 5:1,4,18; also ἐκ τοῦ πνεύματος γεννᾶσθαι, John 3:6 [Rec.elz γεγενημ.], John 3:8; ἐξ ὕδατος καὶ πνεύματος (because that moral generation is effected in receiving baptism [(?) cf. Schaff's Lange, Godet, Westcott, on the words, and references under the word βάπτισμα, 3]), John 3:5; ἄνωθεν γεννᾶσθαι, John 3:3, 7 (see ἄνωθεν, c.) equivalent to τέκνον θεοῦ γίνεσθαι, John 1:12. [Compare: ἀναγεννάω.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

4; 66:9
1:1; 1:2; 1:3; 1:3; 1:4; 1:5; 1:5; 1:6; 1:6; 1:7; 1:8; 1:9; 1:10; 1:11; 1:12; 1:13; 1:14; 1:15; 1:16; 1:16; 1:20; 2:1; 2:4; 19:12; 26:24
1:13; 1:35; 1:57; 23:29
1:12; 1:13; 1:13; 3:3; 3:4; 3:5; 3:6; 3:6; 3:7; 3:8; 8:41; 9:2; 9:19; 9:32; 9:34; 16:21; 16:21; 18:37
2:8; 7:8; 7:20; 7:29; 13:33; 22:3; 22:28
1 Corinthians
4:23; 4:24; 4:29
2 Timothy
1:5; 5:5; 11:12; 11:23
2 Peter
1 John
2:29; 3:9; 4:7; 5:1; 5:1; 5:4; 5:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1080 matches the Greek γεννάω (gennaō),
which occurs 97 times in 65 verses in the TR Greek.

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:2 -

Abraham fathered G1080 Isaac, Isaac fathered G1080 Jacob, and Jacob fathered G1080 [fn]Judah and his brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:3 - Judah fathered G1080 Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez fathered G1080 Hezron, and Hezron fathered G1080 [fn]Ram.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:4 - Ram fathered G1080 Amminadab, Amminadab fathered G1080 Nahshon, and Nahshon fathered G1080 Salmon.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:5 - Salmon fathered G1080 Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered G1080 Obed by Ruth, and Obed fathered G1080 Jesse.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:6 - Jesse fathered G1080 David the king.

David fathered G1080 Solomon by [fn]her who had been the wife of Uriah.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:7 - Solomon fathered G1080 Rehoboam, Rehoboam fathered G1080 Abijah, and Abijah fathered G1080 [fn]Asa.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:8 - Asa fathered G1080 Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat fathered G1080 [fn]Joram, and Joram fathered G1080 Uzziah.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:9 - Uzziah fathered G1080 [fn]Jotham, Jotham fathered G1080 Ahaz, and Ahaz fathered G1080 Hezekiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:10 - Hezekiah fathered G1080 Manasseh, Manasseh fathered G1080 [fn]Amon, and Amon fathered G1080 Josiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:11 - Josiah fathered G1080 [fn]Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:12 -

After the deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah fathered G1080 [fn]Shealtiel, and Shealtiel fathered G1080 Zerubbabel.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:13 - Zerubbabel fathered G1080 [fn]Abihud, Abihud fathered G1080 Eliakim, and Eliakim fathered G1080 Azor.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:14 - Azor fathered G1080 Zadok, Zadok fathered G1080 Achim, and Achim fathered G1080 Eliud.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:15 - Eliud fathered G1080 Eleazar, Eleazar fathered G1080 Matthan, and Matthan fathered G1080 Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:16 - Jacob fathered G1080 Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born G1080, who is called the [fn]Messiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:20 - But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for [fn]the Child who has been conceived G1080 in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:1 -

Now after Jesus was born G1080 in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, [fn]magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:4 - And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the [fn]Messiah was to be born G1080.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:12 - “For there are eunuchs who were born G1080 that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by people; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who is able to accept this, let him accept it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:24 - “The Son of Man is going away just as it is written about Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good [fn]for that man if he had not been born G1080.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:21 - “For the Son of Man is going away just as it is written about Him; but woe to that man [fn]by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good [fn]for that man if he had not been born G1080.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:13 - But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear G1080 you a son, and you shall [fn]name him John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:35 - The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for that reason also the [fn]holy Child G1080 will be called the Son of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:57 -

Now the time [fn]had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave G1080 birth to a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:29 - “For behold, days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are those who cannot bear, and the wombs that have not given G1080 birth G1080, and the breasts that have not nursed.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:13 - who were [fn]born G1080, not of [fn]blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a man, but of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:3 - Jesus responded and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless someone is born G1080 [fn]again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:4 -

Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a person be born G1080 when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born G1080, can he?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:5 - Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless someone is born G1080 of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:6 - “That which has been born G1080 of the flesh is flesh, and that which has been born G1080 of the Spirit is spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:7 - “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born G1080 [fn]again.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:8 - “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so is everyone who has been born G1080 of the Spirit.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:41 - “You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born G1080 as a result of sexual immorality; we have one Father: God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:2 - And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born G1080 blind?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:19 - and they questioned them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born G1080 blind? Then how does he now see?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:20 - His parents then answered and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born G1080 blind;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:32 - [fn]Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born G1080 blind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:34 - They answered him, “You were born G1080 entirely in sins, and yet you are teaching us?” So they [fn]put him out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:21 - “Whenever a woman is in labor she has [fn]pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives G1080 birth G1080 to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a [fn]child has been born G1080 into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:37 - Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this purpose I have been born G1080, and for this I have come into the world: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:8 - “And how is it that we each hear them in our own [fn]language [fn]to which we were born G1080?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:8 - “And He gave him [fn]the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham fathered G1080 Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob, the twelve patriarchs.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:20 - “At this time Moses was born G1080; and he was beautiful to God. He was nurtured for three months in his father’s home.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:29 - “At this remark, MOSES FLED AND BECAME A STRANGER IN THE LAND OF [fn]MIDIAN, where he fathered G1080 two sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:33 - that God has fulfilled this promise to those of us who are the descendants by raising Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘YOU ARE MY SON; TODAY I HAVE FATHERED G1080 YOU.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:3 -

“I am a Jew, born G1080 in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated [fn]under Gamaliel, [fn]strictly according to the Law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:28 - The commander answered, “I acquired this citizenship for a large sum of money.” And Paul said, “But I was actually born G1080 a citizen.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:11 - for though the twins were not yet born G1080 and had not done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to His choice would [fn]stand, not [fn]because of works but [fn]because of Him who calls,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:15 - For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became G1080 your father G1080 through the gospel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:23 - But the son by the slave woman [fn]was born G1080 according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.

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