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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,
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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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 17 times in 17 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:17 - Ἐμνήσθησαν δὲ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ὅτι γεγραμμένον ἐστίν ζῆλος G2205 τοῦ οἴκου σου κατέφαγεν με
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:17 - Ἀναστὰς δὲ ἀρχιερεὺς καὶ πάντες οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ οὖσα αἵρεσις τῶν Σαδδουκαίων ἐπλήσθησαν ζήλου G2205
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:45 - ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι τοὺς ὄχλους ἐπλήσθησαν ζήλου G2205 καὶ ἀντέλεγον τοῖς ὑπὸ τοῦ Παύλου λεγομένοις ἀντιλέγοντες καὶ βλασφημοῦντες
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:2 - μαρτυρῶ γὰρ αὐτοῖς ὅτι ζῆλον G2205 θεοῦ ἔχουσιν ἀλλ᾽ οὐ κατ᾽ ἐπίγνωσιν·
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:13 - ὡς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ εὐσχημόνως περιπατήσωμεν μὴ κώμοις καὶ μέθαις μὴ κοίταις καὶ ἀσελγείαις μὴ ἔριδι καὶ ζήλῳ G2205
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:3 - ἔτι γὰρ σαρκικοί ἐστε ὅπου γὰρ ἐν ὑμῖν ζῆλος G2205 καὶ ἔρις καὶ διχοστασίαι, οὐχὶ σαρκικοί ἐστε καὶ κατὰ ἄνθρωπον περιπατεῖτε
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:7 - οὐ μόνον δὲ ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ αὐτοῦ ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν τῇ παρακλήσει παρεκλήθη ἐφ᾽ ὑμῖν ἀναγγέλλων ἡμῖν τὴν ὑμῶν ἐπιπόθησιν τὸν ὑμῶν ὀδυρμόν τὸν ὑμῶν ζῆλον G2205 ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ ὥστε με μᾶλλον χαρῆναι
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:11 - ἰδού, γὰρ αὐτὸ τοῦτο τὸ κατὰ θεὸν λυπηθῆναι ὑμᾶς, πόσην κατειργάσατο ὑμῖν σπουδήν ἀλλὰ ἀπολογίαν ἀλλὰ ἀγανάκτησιν ἀλλὰ φόβον ἀλλὰ ἐπιπόθησιν ἀλλὰ ζῆλον G2205 ἀλλ᾽ ἐκδίκησιν ἐν παντὶ συνεστήσατε ἑαυτοὺς ἁγνοὺς εἶναι ἐν τῷ πράγματι
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:2 - οἶδα γὰρ τὴν προθυμίαν ὑμῶν ἣν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν καυχῶμαι Μακεδόσιν ὅτι Ἀχαΐα παρεσκεύασται ἀπὸ πέρυσι καὶ ἐξ ὑμῶν ζῆλος G2205 ἠρέθισεν τοὺς πλείονας
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:2 - ζηλῶ γὰρ ὑμᾶς θεοῦ ζήλῳ G2205 ἡρμοσάμην γὰρ ὑμᾶς ἑνὶ ἀνδρὶ παρθένον ἁγνὴν παραστῆσαι τῷ Χριστῷ·
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:20 - φοβοῦμαι γὰρ μήπως ἐλθὼν οὐχ οἵους θέλω εὕρω ὑμᾶς κἀγὼ εὑρεθῶ ὑμῖν οἷον οὐ θέλετε· μήπως ἔρεις ζῆλοι, G2205 θυμοί ἐριθείαι καταλαλιαί ψιθυρισμοί φυσιώσεις ἀκαταστασίαι·
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:20 - εἰδωλολατρεία φαρμακεία ἔχθραι ἔρεις, ζῆλοι, G2205 θυμοί ἐριθείαι διχοστασίαι αἱρέσεις
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:6 - κατὰ ζῆλον G2205 διώκων τὴν ἐκκλησίαν κατὰ δικαιοσύνην τὴν ἐν νόμῳ γενόμενος ἄμεμπτος
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - μαρτυρῶ γὰρ αὐτῷ ὅτι ἔχει ζῆλον G2205 πολὺν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν καὶ τῶν ἐν Λαοδικείᾳ καὶ τῶν ἐν Ἱεραπόλει
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:27 - φοβερὰ δέ τις ἐκδοχὴ κρίσεως καὶ πυρὸς ζῆλος G2205 ἐσθίειν μέλλοντος τοὺς ὑπεναντίους
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:14 - εἰ δὲ ζῆλον G2205 πικρὸν ἔχετε καὶ ἐριθείαν ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ ὑμῶν μὴ κατακαυχᾶσθε καὶ ψεύδεσθε κατὰ τῆς ἀληθείας
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:16 - ὅπου γὰρ ζῆλος G2205 καὶ ἐριθεία ἐκεῖ ἀκαταστασία καὶ πᾶν φαῦλον πρᾶγμα

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