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Lexicon :: Strong's G2078 - eschatos

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eschatos (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A superlative probably from ἔχω (G2192) (in the sense of contiguity)
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Strong’s Definitions

ἔσχατος éschatos, es'-khat-os; a superlative probably from G2192 (in the sense of contiguity); farthest, final (of place or time):—ends of, last, latter end, lowest, uttermost.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's G2078 in the following manner: last (46x), lowest (2x), uttermost (2x), last state (2x), ends (1x), latter end (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's G2078 in the following manner: last (46x), lowest (2x), uttermost (2x), last state (2x), ends (1x), latter end (1x).
  1. extreme

    1. last in time or in place

    2. last in a series of places

    3. last in a temporal succession

  2. the last

    1. last, referring to time

    2. of space, the uttermost part, the end, of the earth

    3. of rank, grade of worth, last i.e. lowest

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἔσχατος éschatos, es'-khat-os; a superlative probably from G2192 (in the sense of contiguity); farthest, final (of place or time):—ends of, last, latter end, lowest, uttermost.
ἔσχατος, ἐσχάτῃ, ἔσχατον (from ἔχω, ἔσχον adhering, clinging close; (according to others (Curtius, § 583 b.) superlative from ἐξ, the outermost)), the Sept. for אַחֲרון, אַחֲרִית; (from Homer down); extreme, last in time or in place;
1. joined to nouns: τόπος, the last in a series of places (A. V. lowest), Luke 14:9f; in a temporal succession, the last: ἔσχατος ἐχθρός, that remains after the rest have been conquered, 1 Corinthians 15:26; κοδράντης, that remains when the rest have one after another been spent, Matthew 5:26; so λεπτόν, Luke 12:59; ἐσχάτῃ σάλπιγξ, the trumpet after which no other will sound, 1 Corinthians 15:52, cf. Meyer ad loc.; αἱ ἔσχαται πληγαί, Revelation 15:1; Revelation 21:9; ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρα τῆς ἑορτῆς, John 7:37. When two are contrasted it is equivalent to the latter, opposed to πρῶτος the former (Deuteronomy 24:1-4): thus τά ἔργα (opposed to τῶν πρώτων), Revelation 2:19; πλάνη, Matthew 27:64 (where the meaning is, 'lest the latter deception, caused by the false story of his resurrection, do more harm than the former, which was about to produce belief in a false Messiah'); ἔσχατος Ἀδάμ, the latter Adam, i. e. the Messiah (see Ἀδάμ, 1), 1 Corinthians 15:45. ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρα, the last day (of all days), denotes that with which the present age (הַזֶּה הָעולָם, see αἰών, 3) which precedes the times of the Messiah or the glorious return of Christ from heaven will be closed: John 6:39f, 44 (John 6:54); John 11:24; 12:48. of the time nearest the return of Christ from heaven and the consummation of the divine kingdom, the following phrases are used: ἐσχάτῃ ὥρα, 1 John 2:18; ἐν καιρῷ ἐσχάτῳ 1 Peter 1:5; ἐν ἐσχάτῳ χρόνῳ, Jude 1:18 Rec., ἐπ' ἐσχάτου χρόνου Jude 1:10. Tr WH; ἐν ἐσχάταις ἡμέραις, Acts 2:17; James 5:3; 2 Timothy 3:1; for other phrases of the sort see 2 a. below; ἐπ' ἐσχάτων τῶν χρόνων, 1 Peter 1:20 R G, see below.
2. , , τό ἔσχατον absolutely or with the genitive,
a. of time: οἱ ἔσχατοι, who had come to work last, Matthew 20:8, 12,(14); the meaning of the saying ἔσονται πρῶτοι ἔσχατοι καί ἔσχατοι πρῶτοι is not always the same: in Luke 13:30 it signifies, those who were last invited to enter the divine kingdom will be first to enter when the opportunity comes, i. e. they will be admitted forthwith, while others, and those too who were first among the invited, will be shut out then as coming too late; in Matthew 19:30; Matthew 20:16 it means, the same portion in the future kingdom of God will through his goodness be assigned to those invited last as to those invited first, although the latter may think they deserve something better; cf. Mark 10:31. πρῶτος καί ἔσχατος i. e. the eternal, Revelation 1:11 Rec., Rev 1:17; Revelation 2:8; 22:13. ἔσχατος as a predicate joined to a verb adverbially (cf. Winer's Grammar, 131 (124); § 54, 2): Mark 12:6; ἐσχάτῃ (R G; but see below) πάντων ἀπέθανε, Mark 12:22. ἔσχατον, ἔσχατα, used substantively (cf. Buttmann, 94 (82) § 125, 6) in phrases, of the time immediately preceding Christ's return from heaven and the consummation of the divine kingdom: ἐπ' ἐσχάτου or ἐσχάτων τῶν ἡμερῶν, Hebrews 1:2 (1); 2 Peter 3:3 (the Epistle of Barnabas 16, 5 [ET]); τῶν χρόνων, 1 Peter 1:20; ἐπ' ἐσχάτου τοῦ χρόνου, Jude 1:18 L T (see 1 above, and ἐπί, A. II. at the end), cf. Riehm, Lehrbegr. d. Hebrärbriefes, p. 205f τά ἔσχατα with the genitive of person the last state of one: Matthew 12:45; Luke 11:26; 2 Peter 2:20 (but without the genitive of person). Neuter ἔσχατον, adverb, lastly: (with the genitive of person, Mark 12:22 L T Tr WH); 1 Corinthians 15:8.
b. of space: τό ἔσχατον τῆς γῆς, the uttermost part, the end, of the earth, Acts 1:8; Acts 13:47.
c. of rank, grade of worth, last i. e. lowest: Mark 9:35; John 8:9 Rec.; 1 Corinthians 4:9.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

24:1; 24:2; 24:3; 24:4
5:26; 12:45; 19:30; 20:8; 20:12; 20:16; 27:64
9:35; 10:31; 12:6; 12:22; 12:22
11:26; 12:59; 13:30; 14:9
6:39; 6:44; 6:54; 7:37; 8:9; 11:24; 12:48
1:8; 2:17; 13:47
1 Corinthians
4:9; 15:8; 15:26; 15:45; 15:52
2 Timothy
1 Peter
1:5; 1:20; 1:20
2 Peter
2:20; 3:3
1 John
1:10; 1:18; 1:18
1:11; 1:17; 2:8; 2:19; 15:1; 21:9; 22:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2078 matches the Greek ἔσχατος (eschatos),
which occurs 54 times in 49 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:26 - “Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last G2078 [fn]quadrans.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:45 - “Then it goes and brings along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they come in and live there; and the last G2078 condition of that person becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:30 - “But many who are first will be last G2078; and the last G2078, first.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:8 - “Now when evening came, the [fn]owner of the vineyard *said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, starting with the last G2078 group to the first.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:12 - saying, ‘These who were hired last G2078 worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day’s work and the scorching heat.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:14 - ‘Take what is yours and go; but I want to give to this last G2078 person G2078 the same as to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:16 - “So the last G2078 shall be first, and the first, last G2078.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:64 - “Therefore, give orders for the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise, His disciples may come and steal Him, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last G2078 deception will be worse than the first.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:35 - And sitting down, He called the twelve and *said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last G2078 of all and servant of all.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:31 - “But many who are first will be last G2078, and the last G2078, first.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:6 - “He had one more man to send, a beloved son; he sent him to them last G2078 of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:22 - and so the seven together left no children. Last G2078 of all the woman also died.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:26 - “Then it goes and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they come in and live there; and the last G2078 condition of that person becomes worse than the first.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:59 - “I tell you, you will not get out of there until you have paid up [fn]the very last G2078 [fn]lepton.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:30 - “And behold, some are last G2078 who will be first, and some are first who will be last G2078.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:9 - and the one who invited you [fn]both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then in disgrace you will proceed to occupy the last G2078 place.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:10 - “But whenever you are invited, go and [fn]take the last G2078 place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are [fn]dining at the table with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:39 - “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of everything that He has given Me I will lose nothing, but will raise it up on the last G2078 day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:40 - “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last G2078 day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:44 - “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last G2078 day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:54 - “The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last G2078 day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:37 - Now on the last G2078 day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, [fn]let him come to Me and drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:9 - Now when they heard this, they began leaving, one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman where she was, in the center of the courtyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:24 - Martha *said to Him, “I know that he will rise in the resurrection on the last G2078 day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:48 - “The one who rejects Me and does not [fn]accept My [fn]teachings has one who judges him: the word which I spoke. That will judge him on the last G2078 day.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:8 - but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and as far as the remotest G2078 part G2078 of the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:17 - ‘AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST G2078 DAYS,’ God says,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:47 - “For so the Lord has commanded us,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:9 - For I think, God has exhibited us, the apostles, last G2078 of G2078 all G2078 as men condemned to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to mankind.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:8 - and last G2078 of all, as [fn]to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:26 - The last G2078 enemy that will be abolished is death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:45 - So also it is written: “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING [fn]PERSON.” The last G2078 Adam was a life-giving spirit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:52 - in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last G2078 trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised [fn]imperishable, and we will be changed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 3:1 - But realize this, that in the last G2078 days difficult times will come.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:2 - [fn]in these last G2078 days has spoken to us [fn]in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom He also made the [fn]world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:3 - Your gold and your silver have corroded, and their corrosion will [fn]serve as a testimony against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last G2078 days that you have stored up your treasure!
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:5 - who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last G2078 time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:20 - For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared [fn]in these last G2078 times for the sake of you
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:20 - For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last G2078 state has become worse for them than the first.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:3 - Know this first of all, that in the last G2078 days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:18 - Children, it is the last G2078 hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last G2078 hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:18 - that they were saying to you, “In the last G2078 time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:11 - saying, “Write [fn]on a scroll what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:17 - When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last G2078,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:8 - “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write:
The first and the last G2078, who [fn]was dead, and has come to life, says this:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:19 - ‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith, and service and [fn]perseverance, and that your [fn]deeds of late G2078 are greater than [fn]at first.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 15:1 - Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last G2078, because in them the wrath of God is finished.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:9 - Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, [fn]full of the seven last G2078 plagues, came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:13 - “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last G2078, the beginning and the end.”
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