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Lexicon :: Strong's G1108 - gnōsis

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gnōsis (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:689,119

Trench's Synonyms: lxxv. σοφία, φρόνησις, γνῶσις, ἐπίγνωσις.

Strong’s Definitions

γνῶσις gnōsis, gno'-sis; from G1097; knowing (the act), i.e. (by implication) knowledge:—knowledge, science.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's G1108 in the following manner: knowledge (28x), science (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's G1108 in the following manner: knowledge (28x), science (1x).
  1. knowledge signifies in general intelligence, understanding

    1. the general knowledge of Christian religion

    2. the deeper more perfect and enlarged knowledge of this religion, such as belongs to the more advanced

    3. esp. of things lawful and unlawful for Christians

    4. moral wisdom, such as is seen in right living

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
γνῶσις gnōsis, gno'-sis; from G1097; knowing (the act), i.e. (by implication) knowledge:—knowledge, science.
γνῶσις, -εως, , (γινώσκω), [from Thucydides down], knowledge: with the genitive of the object, σωτηρίας, Luke 1:77; τοῦ θεοῦ, the knowledge of God, such as is offered in the gospel, 2 Corinthians 2:14, especially in Paul's exposition of it, 2 Corinthians 10:5; τῆς δόξης τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν προσώπῳ Χριστοῦ, 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, of Christ as a saviour, Philippians 3:8; 2 Peter 3:18; with subjunctive genitive τοῦ θεοῦ, the knowledge of things which belongs to God, Romans 11:33. γνῶσις, by itself, signifies in general intelligence, understanding: Ephesians 3:19; the general knowledge of the Christian religion, Romans 15:14; 1 Corinthians 1:5; the deeper, more perfect and enlarged knowledge of this religion, such as belongs to the more advanced, 1 Corinthians 12:8; 1 Corinthians 13:2, 8; 1 Corinthians 14:6; 2 Corinthians 6:6; 2 Corinthians 8:7; 2 Corinthians 11:6; especially of things lawful and unlawful for Christians, 1 Corinthians 8:1, 7, 10f; the higher knowledge of Christian and divine things which false teachers boast of, ψευδώνυμος γνῶσις, 1 Timothy 6:20 [cf. Holtzmann, Pastoralbriefe, p. 132f]; moral wisdom, such as is seen in right living, 2 Peter 1:5; and in contact with others: κατὰ γνῶσιν, wisely, 1 Peter 3:7. objective knowledge: what is known concerning divine things and human duties, Romans 2:20; Colossians 2:3; concerning salvation through Christ, Luke 11:52. Where γνῶσις and σοφία are used together the former seems to be knowledge regarded by itself, the latter wisdom as exhibited in action: Romans 11:33; 1 Corinthians 12:8; Colossians 2:3.
["γν. is simply intuitive, σοφ. is ratiocinative also; γν. applies chiefly to the apprehension of truths, σοφ. superadds the power of reasoning about them and tracing their relations." Bp. Lightfoot on Colossians, the passage cited. To much the same effect Fritzsche (on Romans, the passage cited), "γν. perspicientia veri, σοφ. sapientia aut mentis sollertia, quæ cognita intellectaque veritate utatur, ut res efficiendas efficiat." Meyer (on 1 Corinthians, the passage cited) nearly reverses Lightfoot's distinction; elsewhere, however (e. g. on Colossians, the passage cited, cf. 9), he and others regard σοφ. merely as the more general, γν. as the more restricted and special term. Cf. Lightfoot as above; Trench, § lxxv.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1:77; 11:52
2:20; 11:33; 11:33; 15:14
1 Corinthians
1:5; 8:1; 8:7; 8:10; 12:8; 12:8; 13:2; 13:8; 14:6
2 Corinthians
2:14; 4:6; 6:6; 8:7; 10:5; 11:6
2:3; 2:3
1 Timothy
1 Peter
2 Peter
1:5; 3:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1108 matches the Greek γνῶσις (gnōsis),
which occurs 29 times in 28 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:77 - To give His people the knowledge G1108 of salvation
[fn]By the forgiveness of their sins,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:52 - “Woe to you [fn]lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge G1108; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:20 - a [fn]corrector of the foolish, a teacher of [fn]the immature, possessing in the Law the embodiment of knowledge G1108 and of the truth
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:33 - Oh, the depth of the riches, [fn]both of the wisdom and knowledge G1108 of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:14 - And concerning you, my brothers and sisters, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge G1108 and able also to admonish one another.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:5 - that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge G1108,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:1 - Now concerning food sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge G1108. Knowledge G1108 [fn]makes one conceited, but love edifies people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:7 - However, not all people have this knowledge G1108; but some, being accustomed to the idol until now, eat food as if it were sacrificed to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:10 - For if someone sees you, the one who has knowledge G1108, dining in an idol’s temple, will his conscience, if he is weak, not be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 8:11 - For through your knowledge G1108 the one who is weak is ruined, the brother or sister for whose sake Christ died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:8 - For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge G1108 according to the same Spirit;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:2 - If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge G1108, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:8 - Love never fails; but if there are gifts of [fn]prophecy, they will be done away with; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge G1108, it will be done away with.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:6 - But now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge G1108, or of prophecy, or of teaching?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:14 - But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us reveals the fragrance of the knowledge G1108 of Him in every place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:6 - For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge G1108 of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:6 - in purity, in knowledge G1108, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:7 - But just as you excel in everything, in faith, speaking, knowledge G1108, and in all earnestness and in the [fn]love we inspired in you, see that you also excel in this gracious work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:5 - We are destroying arguments and all arrogance raised against the knowledge G1108 of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:6 - But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge G1108; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:19 - and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge G1108, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:8 - More than that, I count all things to be loss [fn]in view of the surpassing value of [fn]knowing G1108 Christ Jesus my Lord, [fn]for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them mere rubbish, so that I may gain Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:3 - in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge G1108.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:20 - Timothy, protect what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly, empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge G1108”—
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:7 - You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding G1108 way G1108, as with [fn]someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:5 - Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral [fn]excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge G1108,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:6 - and in your knowledge G1108, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:18 - but grow in the grace and knowledge G1108 of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
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