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Lexicon :: Strong's G1680 - elpis

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ἐλπίς
Transliteration
elpis (Key)
Pronunciation
el-pece'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a primary elpo (to anticipate, usually with pleasure)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:517,229

Trench's Synonyms: cvii. Additional Synonyms

Strong’s Definitions

ἐλπίς elpís, el-pece'; from a primary ἔλπω élpō (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstractly or concretely) or confidence:—faith, hope.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's G1680 in the following manner: hope (53x), faith (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's G1680 in the following manner: hope (53x), faith (1x).
  1. expectation of evil, fear

  2. expectation of good, hope

    1. in the Christian sense

      1. joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation

  3. on hope, in hope, having hope

    1. the author of hope, or he who is its foundation

    2. the thing hoped for

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐλπίς elpís, el-pece'; from a primary ἔλπω élpō (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstractly or concretely) or confidence:—faith, hope.
STRONGS G1680:
ἐλπίς (sometimes written ἐλπίς; so WH in Romans 8:20; Tdf. in Acts 2:26; see (in 2 below, and) the references under the word ἀφειδον), ἐλπίδος, (ἔλπω to make to hope), the Sept. for בֶּטַח and מִבְטַח, trust; מַחְסֶה that in which one confides or to which he flees for refuge; תִּקְוָה expectation, hope; in the classics a vox media, i. e. expectation whether of good or of ill;
1. rarely in a bad sense, expectation of evil, fear; as, τῶν κακῶν ἐλπίς, Lucian, Tyrannic c. 3; τοῦ φοβοῦ ἐλπίς, Thucydides 7, 61; κακῇ ἐλπίς, Plato, rep. 1, p. 330 e. (cf. legg. 1, p. 644 c. at the end); πονηρά ἐλπίς Isaiah 28:19, the Sept.
2. much more frequent in the classics, and always in the N. T., in a good sense: expectation of good, hope; and in the Christian sense, joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation: Acts 23:6; Acts 26:7; Romans 5:4; Romans 12:12; Romans 15:13; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 3:15; ἀγαθή ἐλπίς (often in secular authors, as Plato, Phaedo 67 c.; plural ἐλπίδες ἀγαθαί, legg. 1, p. 649 b.; Xenophon, Ages. 1, 27), 2 Thessalonians 2:16; ἐλπίς βλεπομένη, hope whose object is seen, Romans 8:24; Θεός τῆς ἐλπίδος, God, the author of hope, Romans 15:13; πληροθορια τῆς ἐλπίδος, fullness, i. e. certainty and strength of hope, Hebrews 6:11; ὁμολογία τῆς ἐλπίδος, the confession of those things which we hope for, Hebrews 10:23; τό καύχημα τῆς ἐλπίδος hope wherein we glory, Hebrews 3:6; ἐπεισαγωγή κρείττονος ἐλπίδος, the bringing in of a better hope, Hebrews 7:19; ἐλπίς with the genitive of the subjunctive, Acts 28:20; 2 Corinthians 1:7 (6); Philippians 1:20; with the genitive of the object, Acts 27:20; Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 9:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Titus 3:7; with the genitive of the thing on which the hope depends, ἐλπίς τῆς ἐργασίας αὐτῶν, Acts 16:19; τῆς κλήσεως, Ephesians 1:18; Ephesians 4:4; τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, Colossians 1:23; with the genitive of the person in whom hope is reposed, 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (cf. Buttmann, 155 (136)). ἐπ' (or ἐφ' — so Acts 2:26 L T; Romans 4:18 L; Rom 8:20 (Rom 8:21) T WH; cf. Scrivener, Introduction, etc., p. 565; (but see above, at the beginning)) ἐλπίδι, relying on hope, having hope, in hope (Euripides, Herc. fur. 804; Diodorus Siculus 13, 21; ἐπ' ἐλπίδι ἀγαθή, Xenophon, mem. 2, 1, 187 (Winers Grammar, 394 (368), cf. 425 (396); Buttmann, 337 (290)): Acts 2:26 (of a return to life); Romans 4:18; with the genitive of the thing hoped for added: ζωῆς αἰωνίου, Titus 1:2; τοῦ μετέχειν, 1 Corinthians 9:10 (G L T Tr WH); in hope, followed by ὅτι, Romans 8:20 (21) (but Tdf. reads διότι); on account of the hope, for the hope (Buttmann, 165 (144)), with the genitive of the thing on which the hope rests, Acts 26:6. παῥ ἐλπίδα, beyond, against, hope (Winer's Grammar, 404 (377)): Romans 4:18 (i. e. where the laws of nature left no room for hope). ἔχειν ἐλπίδα (often in Greek writings): Romans 15:4; 2 Corinthians 3:12; with an infinitive belonging to the person hoping, 2 Corinthians 10:15; ἐλπίδα ἔχειν εἰς (Tdf. πρός) Θεόν, followed by an accusative with an infinitive Acts 24:15 (εἰς Χριστόν ἔχειν, τάς ἐλπίδας, Acta Thomae § 28; (τήν ἐλπίδα εἰς τόν Ἰησοῦν ἐν τῷ πνεύματι ἔχοντες, the Epistle of Barnabas 11, 11 [ET])); ἐπί with the dative of person 1 John 3:3; ἐλπίδα μή ἔχοντες (of the heathen) having no hope (of salvation), Ephesians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; ἐλπίς ἐστιν εἰς Θεόν, directed unto God, 1 Peter 1:21. By metonymy, it denotes
a. the author of hope, or he who is its foundation, (often so in Greek authors, as Aeschylus choëph. 776; Thucydides 3, 57; (cf. Ignatius ad Eph. 21, 2 [ET]; ad Magn. 11 [ET] at the end; ad Philad. 11, 2 [ET]; ad Trall. inscr. and 2, 2 [ET], etc.)): 1 Timothy 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; with the genitive of object added, τῆς δόξης, Colossians 1:27.
b. the thing hoped for: προσδέχεσθαι τήν μακαρίαν ἐλπίδα, Titus 2:13; ἐλπίδα δικαιοσύνης ἀπεκδέχεσθαι, the thing hoped for, which is righteousness (cf. Meyer edition Sieffert at the passage), Galatians 5:5 (προσδοκῶν τάς ὑπό Θεοῦ ἐλπίδας, 2 Macc. 7:14); διά ἐλπίδα τήν ἀποκειμένην ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς, Colossians 1:5; κρατῆσαι τῆς προκειμένης ἐλπίδος, Hebrews 6:18 (cf. Bleek at the passage). — Zöckler, De vi ac notlone vocis ἐλπίς in N. T. Gissae 1856.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Isaiah
28:19
Acts
2:26; 2:26; 2:26; 16:19; 23:6; 24:15; 26:6; 26:7; 27:20; 28:20
Romans
4:18; 4:18; 4:18; 5:2; 5:4; 8:20; 8:20; 8:20; 8:21; 8:24; 12:12; 15:4; 15:13; 15:13
1 Corinthians
9:10; 9:10; 13:13
2 Corinthians
1:7; 3:12; 10:15
Galatians
5:5
Ephesians
1:18; 2:12; 4:4
Philippians
1:20
Colossians
1:5; 1:23; 1:27
1 Thessalonians
1:3; 2:19; 4:13; 5:8
2 Thessalonians
2:16
1 Timothy
1:1
Titus
1:2; 2:13; 3:7
Hebrews
3:6; 6:11; 6:18; 7:19; 10:23
1 Peter
1:3; 1:21; 3:15
1 John
3:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1680 matches the Greek ἐλπίς (elpis),
which occurs 53 times in 48 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:26 - therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
my flesh also will dwell in hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:19 - But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:6 - Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is with respect to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:15 - having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:6 - And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:7 - to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king!
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:20 - When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:20 - For this reason, therefore, I have asked to see you and speak with you, since it is because of the hope of Israel that I am wearing this chain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:18 - In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:2 - Through him we have also obtained access by faith[fn] into this grace in which we stand, and we[fn] rejoice[fn] in hope of the glory of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:4 - and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:5 - and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:20 - For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:24 - For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:12 - Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:4 - For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:10 - Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:13 - So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:7 - Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:12 - Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 10:15 - We do not boast beyond limit in the labors of others. But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:5 - For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:18 - having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:12 - remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:4 - There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:20 - as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:5 - because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:23 - if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation[fn] under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:27 - To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:3 - remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:19 - For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:13 - But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:8 - But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:16 - Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:1 - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:2 - in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:13 - waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:7 - so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:6 - but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:11 - And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:18 - so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:19 - (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:23 - Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:21 - who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:15 - but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:3 - And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
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