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Lexicon :: Strong's G2052 - eritheia

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ἐριθεία
Transliteration
eritheia (Key)
Pronunciation
er-ith-i'-ah
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps as the same as ἐρεθίζω (G2042)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:660,256

Strong’s Definitions

ἐριθεία eritheía, er-ith-i'-ah; perhaps as the same as G2042; properly, intrigue, i.e. (by implication) faction:—contention(-ious), strife.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's G2052 in the following manner: strife (5x), contention (1x), contentious (with G1537) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's G2052 in the following manner: strife (5x), contention (1x), contentious (with G1537) (1x).
  1. electioneering or intriguing for office

    1. apparently, in the NT a courting distinction, a desire to put one's self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does not disdain low arts

    2. partisanship, fractiousness

      This same word was "found before NT times only in Aristot., Polit. 5, 3 p. 1302b, 4; 1303a, 14, where it denotes a self-seeking pursuit of political office by unfair means" (BDAG).

      Paul exhorts the church to be one in the mind of Christ not putting self forward or being selfish (Phl 2:3). Jam 3:14 speaks against having selfishness or self-promoting in your heart. (Wayne Steury)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐριθεία eritheía, er-ith-i'-ah; perhaps as the same as G2042; properly, intrigue, i.e. (by implication) faction:—contention(-ious), strife.
STRONGS G2052:
ἐριθεία (not ἐρίθεια, cf. Winers Grammar § 6, 1 g.; [Chandler § 99]) (-θια WH; see Ι, ι and Tdf. Proleg., p. 88], -είας, , (ἐριθεύω to spin wool, work in wool, Heliodorus 1, 5; middle in the same sense, Tobit 2:11; used of those who electioneer for office, courting popular applause by trickery and low arts, Aristotle, polit. 5, 3; the verb is derived from ἔριθος working for hire, a hireling; from the Maced. age down, a spinner or weaver, a worker in wool, Isaiah 38:12 Sept.; a mean, sordid fellow), electioneering or intriguing for office, Aristotle, pol. 5, 2 and 3 [pp. 1302b, 4 and 1303a, 14]; hence, apparently, in the N. T. a courting distinction, a desire to put oneself forward, a partisan and factious spirit which does not disdain low arts; partisanship, factiousness: James 3:14, 16; κατ’ ἐριθείαν, Philippians 2:3; Ignatius ad Philadelph. § 8; οἱ ἐξ ἐριθείας (see ἐκ, II. 7), Philippians 1:16 (Philippians 1:17) [yet see ἐκ, II. 12 b.]; equivalent to contending against God, Romans 2:8 [yet cf. Meyer (edited by Weiss) at the passage]; in the plural αἱ ἐριθείαι [Winers Grammar § 27, 3; Buttmann, § 123, 2]: 2 Corinthians 12:20; Galatians 5:20. See the very full and learned discussion of the word by Fritzsche in his Commentary on Romans, i., p. 143f; [of which a summary is given by Ellicott on Galatians 5:20. See further on its derivation, Lobeck, Path. Proleg., p. 365; cf. Winer's Grammar, 94 (89)].
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Isaiah
38:12
Romans
2:8
2 Corinthians
12:20
Galatians
5:20; 5:20
Philippians
1:16; 1:17; 2:3
James
3:14; 3:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2052 matches the Greek ἐριθεία (eritheia),
which occurs 7 times in 7 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:8 - But unto them that are contentious, G2052 and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:20 - For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, G2052 backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:20 - Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, G2052 seditions, heresies,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:16 - The one preach Christ of contention, G2052 not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:3 - Let nothing be done through strife G2052 or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:14 - But if ye have bitter envying and strife G2052 in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:16 - For where envying and strife G2052 is, there is confusion and every evil work.
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