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Lexicon :: Strong's G1577 - ekklēsia

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ἐκκλησία
Transliteration
ekklēsia (Key)
Pronunciation
ek-klay-see'-ah
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a compound of ἐκ (G1537) and a derivative of καλέω (G2564)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:501,394

Trench's Synonyms: i. Ἐκκλησία, συναγωγή, πανήγυρις.

Strong’s Definitions

ἐκκλησία ekklēsía, ek-klay-see'-ah; from a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):—assembly, church.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 118x

The KJV translates Strong's G1577 in the following manner: church (115x), assembly (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 118x
The KJV translates Strong's G1577 in the following manner: church (115x), assembly (3x).
  1. a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly

    1. an assembly of the people convened at the public place of the council for the purpose of deliberating

    2. the assembly of the Israelites

    3. any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance, tumultuously

    4. in a Christian sense

      1. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship in a religious meeting

      2. a company of Christian, or of those who, hoping for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs, according to regulations prescribed for the body for order's sake

      3. those who anywhere, in a city, village, constitute such a company and are united into one body

      4. the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth

      5. the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐκκλησία ekklēsía, ek-klay-see'-ah; from a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):—assembly, church.
STRONGS G1577:
ἐκκλησία, ἐκκλεσιας, (from ἔκκλητος called out or forth, and this from ἐκκαλέω); properly, a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place; an assembly; so used
1. among the Greeks from Thucydides (cf. Herodotus 3, 142) down, an assembly of the people convened at the public place of council for the purpose of deliberating: Acts 19:39.
2. in the Sept. often equivalent to קָהָל, the assembly of the Israelites, Judges 21:8; 1 Chronicles 29:1, etc., especially when gathered for sacred purposes, Deuteronomy 31:30 (Deuteronomy 32:1); Joshua 8:35 (Joshua 9:8), etc.; in the N. T. thus in Acts 7:38; Hebrews 2:12.
3. any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance or tumultuously: Acts 19:32, 41.
4. in the Christian sense,
a. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship: ἐν ἐκκλησία, in the religious meeting, 1 Corinthians 14:19, 35; ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις, 1 Corinthians 14:34; συνέρχεσθαι ἐν ἐκκλησία, 1 Corinthians 11:18; cf. Winers Grammar, § 50, 4a.
b. a company of Christians, or of those who, hoping for eternal Salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs according to regulations prescribed for the body for order's sake; aa. those who anywhere, in city or village, constitute such a company and are united into one body: Acts 5:11; Acts 8:3; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 6:4; Philippians 4:15; 3 John 1:6 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 122 (116)); with specification of place, Acts 8:1; Acts 11:22; Romans 16:1; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 6:4; Revelation 2:1, 8, etc.; Θεσσαλονικέων, 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; Λαοδικέων, Colossians 4:16; with the genitive of the possessor, τοῦ Θεοῦ (equivalent to יְהוָה קֲהַל, Numbers 16:3; Numbers 20:4), 1 Corinthians 11:22; and mention of the place, 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1. Plural, αἱ ἐκκλησίαι: Acts 15:41; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 2 Corinthians 8:19; Revelation 1:4; Revelation 3:6, etc.; with τοῦ Θεοῦ added, 1 Thessalonians 2:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Romans 16:16; with mention of the place, as τῆς Ἀσίας, Γαλατίας, etc.: 1 Corinthians 16:1, 19; 2 Corinthians 8:1; Galatians 1:2; τῆς Ἰουδαίας ταῖς ἐν Χριστῷ, joined to Christ (see ἐν, I. 6b.), i. e. Christian assemblies, in contrast with those of the Jews, Galatians 1:22; ἐκκλησίαι τῶν ἐθνῶν, gathered from the Gentiles, Romans 16:4; τῶν ἁγίων, composed of the saints, 1 Corinthians 14:33. ἐκκλησία κατ' οἶκον τίνος, the church in one's house, i. e. the company of Christians belonging to a person's family; others less aptly understand the phrase of the Christians accustomed to meet for worship in the house of someone (for as appears from 1 Corinthians 14:23, the whole Corinthian church was accustomed to assemble in one and the same place; (but see Lightfoot on Colossians 4:15)): Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2. The name ἐκκλησία is used even by Christ while on earth of the company of his adherents in any city or village: Matthew 18:17. bb. the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth; collectively, all who worship and honor God and Christ in whatever place they may be: Matthew 16:18 (where perhaps the Evangelist employs τήν ἐκκλησίαν although Christ may have said τήν βασιλείαν μου); 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 5:23ff,27,29,32; Philippians 3:6; Colossians 1:18, 24; with the genitive of the possessor: τοῦ κυρίου, Acts 20:28 (R Tr marginal reading WH τοῦ Θεοῦ); τοῦ Θεοῦ, Galatians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 15:9; 1 Timothy 3:15. cc. the name is transferred to the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven: Hebrews 12:23 (on this passage see in ἀπογράφω, b. and πρωτότοκος, at the end). (In general, see Trench, § 1, and B. D. under the word , especially American edition; and for patristic usage Sophocles Lexicon, under the word.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Numbers
16:3; 20:4
Deuteronomy
31:30; 32:1
Joshua
8:35; 9:8
Judges
21:8
1 Chronicles
29:1
Matthew
16:18; 18:17
Acts
5:11; 7:38; 8:1; 8:3; 11:22; 15:41; 19:32; 19:39; 19:41; 20:28
Romans
16:1; 16:4; 16:5; 16:16
1 Corinthians
1:2; 4:17; 4:17; 6:4; 6:4; 7:17; 11:18; 11:22; 12:28; 14:19; 14:23; 14:33; 14:34; 14:35; 15:9; 16:1; 16:19; 16:19
2 Corinthians
1:1; 8:1; 8:19
Galatians
1:2; 1:13; 1:22
Ephesians
1:22; 3:10; 5:23; 5:27; 5:29; 5:32
Philippians
3:6; 4:15
Colossians
1:18; 1:24; 4:15; 4:15; 4:16
1 Thessalonians
1:1; 2:14
2 Thessalonians
1:1; 1:4
1 Timothy
3:15
Philemon
1:2
Hebrews
2:12; 12:23
3 John
1:6
Revelation
1:4; 2:1; 2:8; 3:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1577 matches the Greek ἐκκλησία (ekklēsia),
which occurs 114 times in 111 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 16:18–1Co 16:1)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:18 - And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock[fn] I will build my church, and the gates of hell[fn] shall not prevail against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:17 - If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:11 - And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:38 - This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:1 - And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:3 - But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:31 - So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:22 - The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:26 - and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:1 - About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:5 - So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:1 - Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger,[fn] Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:23 - And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:27 - And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:3 - So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:4 - When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:41 - And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:5 - So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:22 - When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:32 - Now some cried out one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:39 - But if you seek anything further,[fn] it shall be settled in the regular assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:41 - And when he had said these things, he dismissed the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:17 - Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:28 - Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God,[fn] which he obtained with his own blood.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:1 - I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant[fn] of the church at Cenchreae,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:4 - who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:5 - Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert[fn] to Christ in Asia.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:16 - Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:23 - Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:2 - To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:17 - That is why I sent[fn] you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ,[fn] as I teach them everywhere in every church.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:4 - So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:17 - Only let each person lead the life[fn] that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:32 - Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:16 - If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:18 - For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:22 - What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:28 - And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:4 - The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:5 - Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:12 - So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:19 - Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:23 - If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:28 - But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:33 - For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:34 - the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:35 - If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:9 - For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:1 - Now concerning[fn] the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.

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