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Lexicon :: Strong's G2205 - zēlos

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zēlos (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine/neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:877,297

Strong’s Definitions

ζῆλος zēlos, dzay'-los; from G2204; properly, heat, i.e. (figuratively) "zeal" (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy, as of a husband (figuratively, of God), or an enemy, malice):—emulation, envy(-ing), fervent mind, indignation, jealousy, zeal.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G2205 in the following manner: zeal (6x), envying (5x), indignation (2x), envy (1x), fervent mind (1x), jealousy (1x), emulation (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G2205 in the following manner: zeal (6x), envying (5x), indignation (2x), envy (1x), fervent mind (1x), jealousy (1x), emulation (1x).
  1. excitement of mind, ardour, fervour of spirit

    1. zeal, ardour in embracing, pursuing, defending anything

      1. zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing

      2. the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal

    2. an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ζῆλος zēlos, dzay'-los; from G2204; properly, heat, i.e. (figuratively) "zeal" (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy, as of a husband (figuratively, of God), or an enemy, malice):—emulation, envy(-ing), fervent mind, indignation, jealousy, zeal.
STRONGS NT 2205: ζῆλος
ζῆλος, ζήλου, , and (in Philippians 3:6 L T Tr WH; (2 Corinthians 9:2 T Tr WH)) τό ζῆλος (Ignatius ad Trall. 4 [ET]; διά ζῆλος, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 4, 8 [ET] ("in Clement of Rome, §§ 3, 4, 5, 6 the masculine and neuter seem to be interchanged without any law" (Lightfoot). For facts see especially Clement of Rome, edition 2 Hilgenfeld (1876), p. 7; cf. Wit. Appendix, p. 158; Winers Grammar, § 9, N. 2; Buttmann, 23 (20)); (from ζέω (Curtius, § 567; Vanicek, p. 757)); the Sept. for קִנְאָה; excitement of mind, ardor, fervor of spirit;
1. zeal, ardor in embracing, pursuing, defending anything: 2 Corinthians 12:11; 2 Corinthians 9:2; κατά ζῆλος, as respects zeal (in maintaining religion), Philippians 3:6; with the genitive of the object, zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing, John 2:17 from Psalm 68:10 (Ps. 69:10); Romans 10:2 (1 Macc. 2:58; Sophocles O. C. 943); ὑπέρ τίνος, genitive of person, 2 Corinthians 7:7; Colossians 4:13 Rec. with subject. genitive ζήλῳ Θεοῦ, with a jealousy such as God has, hence, most pure and solicitous for their salvation, 2 Corinthians 11:2; the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal, πυρός (of penal fire, which is personified (see πῦρ, at the end)), Hebrews 10:27 (Isaiah 26:11; Wis. 5:18).
2. an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy: Romans 13:13; 1 Corinthians 3:3; James 3:14, 16; ἐπλήσθησαν ζήλου, Acts 5:17; Acts 13:45; plural ζῆλοι, now the stirrings or motions of ζῆλος, now its outbursts and manifestations: 2 Corinthians 12:20; Galatians 5:20; but in both passages L T Tr (WH, yet in Galatians, the passage cited WH only in text) have adopted ζῆλος (ζῆλοι τέ καί φθόνοι, Plato, legg. 3, p. 679 c.). (On the distinction between ζῆλος (which may be used in a good sense) and φθόνος (used only in a bad sense) cf. Trench, Synonyms, § xxvi.; Cope on Aristotle, rhet. 2, 11,
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

68:10; 69:10
5:17; 13:45
10:2; 13:13
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
7:7; 9:2; 9:2; 11:2; 12:11; 12:20
3:6; 3:6
3:14; 3:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2205 matches the Greek ζῆλος (zēlos),
which occurs 30 times in 29 verses in the LXX Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:11 - Φινεες υἱὸς Ελεαζαρ υἱοῦ Ααρων τοῦ ἱερέως κατέπαυσεν τὸν θυμόν μου ἀπὸ υἱῶν Ισραηλ ἐν τῷ ζηλῶσαί μου τὸν ζῆλον G2205 ἐν αὐτοῗς καὶ οὐκ ἐξανήλωσα τοὺς υἱοὺς Ισραηλ ἐν τῷ ζήλῳ G2205 μου
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - (LXX 29:19)οὐ μὴ θελήσῃ θεὸς εὐιλατεῦσαι αὐτῷ ἀλλ᾽ τότε ἐκκαυθήσεται ὀργὴ κυρίου καὶ ζῆλος G2205 αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ ἐκείνῳ καὶ κολληθήσονται ἐν αὐτῷ πᾶσαι αἱ ἀραὶ τῆς διαθήκης ταύτης αἱ γεγραμμέναι ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τοῦ νόμου τούτου καὶ ἐξαλείψει κύριος τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ ἐκ τῆς ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανόν
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:31 - ὅτι ἐξ Ιερουσαλημ ἐξελεύσεται κατάλειμμα καὶ ἀνασῳζόμενος ἐξ ὄρους Σιων ζῆλος G2205 κυρίου τῶν δυνάμεων ποιήσει τοῦτο
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:2 - καὶ γὰρ ἄφρονα ἀναιρεῗ ὀργή πεπλανημένον δὲ θανατοῗ ζῆλος G2205
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:1 - (LXX 36:1)τοῦ Δαυιδ μὴ παραζήλου ἐν πονηρευομένοις μηδὲ ζήλου G2205 τοὺς ποιοῦντας τὴν ἀνομίαν
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:9 - (LXX 68:10)ὅτι ζῆλος G2205 τοῦ οἴκου σου κατέφαγέν με καὶ οἱ ὀνειδισμοὶ τῶν ὀνειδιζόντων σε ἐπέπεσαν ἐπ᾽ ἐμέ
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:5 - (LXX 78:5)ἕως πότε κύριε ὀργισθήσῃ εἰς τέλος ἐκκαυθήσεται ὡς πῦρ ζῆλός G2205 σου
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:139 - (LXX 118:139)ἐξέτηξέν με ζῆλος G2205 τοῦ οἴκου σου ὅτι ἐπελάθοντο τῶν λόγων σου οἱ ἐχθροί μου
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 - μεστὸς γὰρ ζήλου G2205 θυμὸς ἀνδρὸς αὐτῆς οὐ φείσεται ἐν ἡμέρᾳ κρίσεως
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:4 - (LXX 34:4)ἀνελεήμων θυμὸς καὶ ὀξεῗα ὀργή ἀλλ᾽ οὐδένα ὑφίσταται ζῆλος G2205
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:4 - καὶ εἶδον ἐγὼ σὺν πάντα τὸν μόχθον καὶ σὺν πᾶσαν ἀνδρείαν τοῦ ποιήματος ὅτι αὐτὸ ζῆλος G2205 ἀνδρὸς ἀπὸ τοῦ ἑταίρου αὐτοῦ καί γε τοῦτο ματαιότης καὶ προαίρεσις πνεύματος
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:6 - καί γε ἀγάπη αὐτῶν καί γε μῗσος αὐτῶν καί γε ζῆλος G2205 αὐτῶν ἤδη ἀπώλετο καὶ μερὶς οὐκ ἔστιν αὐτοῗς ἔτι εἰς αἰῶνα ἐν παντὶ τῷ πεποιημένῳ ὑπὸ τὸν ἥλιον
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:6 - θές με ὡς σφραγῗδα ἐπὶ τὴν καρδίαν σου ὡς σφραγῗδα ἐπὶ τὸν βραχίονά σου ὅτι κραταιὰ ὡς θάνατος ἀγάπη σκληρὸς ὡς ᾅδης ζῆλος G2205 περίπτερα αὐτῆς περίπτερα πυρός φλόγες αὐτῆς
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:7 - (LXX 9:6)μεγάλη ἀρχὴ αὐτοῦ καὶ τῆς εἰρήνης αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἔστιν ὅριον ἐπὶ τὸν θρόνον Δαυιδ καὶ τὴν βασιλείαν αὐτοῦ κατορθῶσαι αὐτὴν καὶ ἀντιλαβέσθαι αὐτῆς ἐν δικαιοσύνῃ καὶ ἐν κρίματι ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν καὶ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα χρόνον ζῆλος G2205 κυρίου σαβαωθ ποιήσει ταῦτα
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:13 - καὶ ἀφαιρεθήσεται ζῆλος G2205 Εφραιμ καὶ οἱ ἐχθροὶ Ιουδα ἀπολοῦνται Εφραιμ οὐ ζηλώσει Ιουδαν καὶ Ιουδας οὐ θλίψει Εφραιμ
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:11 - κύριε ὑψηλός σου βραχίων καὶ οὐκ ᾔδεισαν γνόντες δὲ αἰσχυνθήσονται ζῆλος G2205 λήμψεται λαὸν ἀπαίδευτον καὶ νῦν πῦρ τοὺς ὑπεναντίους ἔδεται
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:32 - ὅτι ἐξ Ιερουσαλημ ἐξελεύσονται οἱ καταλελειμμένοι καὶ οἱ σῳζόμενοι ἐξ ὄρους Σιων ζῆλος G2205 κυρίου σαβαωθ ποιήσει ταῦτα
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:13 - κύριος θεὸς τῶν δυνάμεων ἐξελεύσεται καὶ συντρίψει πόλεμον ἐπεγερεῗ ζῆλον G2205 καὶ βοήσεται ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ μετὰ ἰσχύος
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:15 - ἐπίστρεψον ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἰδὲ ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου τοῦ ἁγίου σου καὶ δόξης ποῦ ἐστιν ζῆλός G2205 σου καὶ ἰσχύς σου ποῦ ἐστιν τὸ πλῆθος τοῦ ἐλέους σου καὶ τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν σου ὅτι ἀνέσχου ἡμῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:13 - καὶ συντελεσθήσεται θυμός μου καὶ ὀργή μου ἐπ᾽ αὐτούς καὶ ἐπιγνώσῃ διότι ἐγὼ κύριος λελάληκα ἐν ζήλῳ G2205 μου ἐν τῷ συντελέσαι με τὴν ὀργήν μου ἐπ᾽ αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:38 - καὶ ἐκδικήσω σε ἐκδικήσει μοιχαλίδος καὶ ἐκχεούσης αἷμα καὶ θήσω σε ἐν αἵματι θυμοῦ καὶ ζήλου G2205
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:42 - καὶ ἐπαφήσω τὸν θυμόν μου ἐπὶ σέ καὶ ἐξαρθήσεται ζῆλός G2205 μου ἐκ σοῦ καὶ ἀναπαύσομαι καὶ οὐ μὴ μεριμνήσω οὐκέτι
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:25 - καὶ δώσω τὸν ζῆλόν G2205 μου ἐν σοί καὶ ποιήσουσιν μετὰ σοῦ ἐν ὀργῇ θυμοῦ μυκτῆρά σου καὶ ὦτά σου ἀφελοῦσιν καὶ τοὺς καταλοίπους σου ἐν ῥομφαίᾳ καταβαλοῦσιν αὐτοὶ υἱούς σου καὶ θυγατέρας σου λήμψονται καὶ τοὺς καταλοίπους σου πῦρ καταφάγεται
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:6 - διὰ τοῦτο προφήτευσον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν τοῦ Ισραηλ καὶ εἰπὸν τοῗς ὄρεσιν καὶ τοῗς βουνοῗς καὶ ταῗς φάραγξιν καὶ ταῗς νάπαις τάδε λέγει κύριος ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ ζήλῳ G2205 μου καὶ ἐν τῷ θυμῷ μου ἐλάλησα ἀντὶ τοῦ ὀνειδισμοὺς ἐθνῶν ἐνέγκαι ὑμᾶς
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:19 - καὶ ζῆλός G2205 μου ἐν πυρὶ τῆς ὀργῆς μου ἐλάλησα εἰ μὴν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἔσται σεισμὸς μέγας ἐπὶ γῆς Ισραηλ
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:18 - (LXX 1:18)καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον αὐτῶν καὶ τὸ χρυσίον αὐτῶν οὐ μὴ δύνηται ἐξελέσθαι αὐτοὺς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ ὀργῆς κυρίου καὶ ἐν πυρὶ ζήλους G2205 αὐτοῦ καταναλωθήσεται πᾶσα γῆ διότι συντέλειαν καὶ σπουδὴν ποιήσει ἐπὶ πάντας τοὺς κατοικοῦντας τὴν γῆν
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:8 - (LXX 3:8)διὰ τοῦτο ὑπόμεινόν με λέγει κύριος εἰς ἡμέραν ἀναστάσεώς μου εἰς μαρτύριον διότι τὸ κρίμα μου εἰς συναγωγὰς ἐθνῶν τοῦ εἰσδέξασθαι βασιλεῗς τοῦ ἐκχέαι ἐπ᾽ αὐτοὺς πᾶσαν ὀργὴν θυμοῦ μου διότι ἐν πυρὶ ζήλους G2205 μου καταναλωθήσεται πᾶσα γῆ
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:14 - (LXX 1:14)καὶ εἶπεν πρός με ἄγγελος λαλῶν ἐν ἐμοί ἀνάκραγε λέγων τάδε λέγει κύριος παντοκράτωρ ἐζήλωκα τὴν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ τὴν Σιων ζῆλον G2205 μέγαν
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:2 - (LXX 8:2)τάδε λέγει κύριος παντοκράτωρ ἐζήλωσα τὴν Ιερουσαλημ καὶ τὴν Σιων ζῆλον G2205 μέγαν καὶ θυμῷ μεγάλῳ ἐζήλωσα αὐτήν

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