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Lexicon :: Strong's G2205 - zēlos

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ζῆλος
Transliteration
zēlos (Key)
Pronunciation
dzay'-los
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Part of Speech
masculine/neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:877,297

Trench's Synonyms: xxvi. ζῆλος, φθόνος.

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

Psalms
68:10; 69:10
Isaiah
26:11
John
2:17
Acts
5:17; 13:45
Romans
10:2; 13:13
1 Corinthians
3:3
2 Corinthians
7:7; 9:2; 9:2; 11:2; 12:11; 12:20
Galatians
5:20
Philippians
3:6; 3:6
Colossians
4:13
Hebrews
10:27
James
3:14; 3:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2205 matches the Greek ζῆλος (zēlos),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:17 - His disciples remembered that it was written: “ZEAL G2205 FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:17 - But the high priest stood up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy G2205.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:45 - But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy G2205 and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were [fn]blaspheming.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:2 - For I testify about them that they have a zeal G2205 for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:13 - Let’s [fn]behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and debauchery, not in strife and jealousy G2205.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:3 - for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy G2205 and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like ordinary people?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:7 - and not only by his arrival, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted among you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal G2205 for me; so that I rejoiced even more.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:11 - For behold what earnestness this very thing, this [fn]godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal G2205, what punishment of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:2 - for I know your willingness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal G2205 has stirred up most of them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:2 - For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy G2205; for I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:20 - For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish, and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy G2205, angry tempers, selfishness, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:20 - idolatry, witchcraft, hostilities, strife, jealousy G2205, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:6 - as to zeal G2205, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:27 - but a terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY G2205 OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:14 - But if you have bitter jealousy G2205 and [fn]selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:16 - For where jealousy G2205 and [fn]selfish ambition exist, [fn]there is disorder and every evil thing.

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