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Lexicon :: Strong's G1985 - episkopos

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ἐπίσκοπος
Transliteration
episkopos (Key)
Pronunciation
ep-is'-kop-os
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:608,244

Strong’s Definitions

ἐπίσκοπος epískopos, ep-is'-kop-os; from G1909 and G4649 (in the sense of G1983); a superintendent, i.e. Christian officer in genitive case charge of a (or the) church (literally or figuratively):—bishop, overseer.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's G1985 in the following manner: bishop (6x), overseer (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's G1985 in the following manner: bishop (6x), overseer (1x).
  1. an overseer

    1. a man charged with the duty of seeing that things to be done by others are done rightly, any curator, guardian or superintendent

    2. the superintendent, elder, or overseer of a Christian church

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐπίσκοπος epískopos, ep-is'-kop-os; from G1909 and G4649 (in the sense of G1983); a superintendent, i.e. Christian officer in genitive case charge of a (or the) church (literally or figuratively):—bishop, overseer.
STRONGS NT 1985: ἐπίσκοπος
ἐπίσκοπος, -ου, , (ἐπισκέπτομαι), an overseer, a man charged with the duty of seeing that things to be done by others are done rightly, any curator, guardian, or superintendent; Sept. for פָּקִיד, Judges 9:28; Nehemiah 11:9, 14, 22; 2 Kings 11:15, etc.; 1 Macc. 1:51. The word has the same comprehensive sense in Greek writings from Homer Odys. 8, 163; Iliad 22, 255 down; hence, in the N. T. ἐπίσκ. τῶν ψυχῶν, guardian of souls, one who watches over their welfare: 1 Peter 2:25 ([τὸν παντὸς πνεύματος κτίστην κ. ἐπίσκοπον, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 59, 3]; ἀρχιερεὺς καὶ προστάτης τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦς Χρ., ibid. 61, 3; [cf. Sir. 1:6]), cf. Hebrews 13:17. specifically, the superintendent, head or overseer of any Christian church; Vulg. episcopus: Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7; see πρεσβύτερος, 2 b.; [and for the later use of the word, see Dictionary of Christian Antiquities under the word Bishop].
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Judges
9:28
2 Kings
11:15
Nehemiah
11:9; 11:14; 11:22
Acts
20:28
Philippians
1:1
1 Timothy
3:2
Titus
1:7
Hebrews
13:17
1 Peter
2:25

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1985 matches the Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:28 - “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you [fn]overseers, G1985 to shepherd the church of God which He [fn]purchased [fn]with His own blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:1 - Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the [fn]saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, [fn]including the overseers G1985 and deacons:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:2 - [fn]An overseer, G1985 then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:7 - For the [fn]overseer G1985 must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and [fn]Guardian G1985 of your souls.

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