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Lexicon :: Strong's G2218 - zygos

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ζυγός
Transliteration
zygos (Key)
Pronunciation
dzoo-gos'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the root of zeugnumi (to join, especially by a "yoke")
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:896,301

Strong’s Definitions

ζυγός zygós, dzoo-gos'; from the root of ζεύγνυμι zeúgnymi (to join, especially by a "yoke"); a coupling, i.e. (figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales):—pair of balances, yoke.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's G2218 in the following manner: yoke (5x), pair of balances (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's G2218 in the following manner: yoke (5x), pair of balances (1x).
  1. a yoke

    1. a yoke that is put on draught cattle

    2. metaph., used of any burden or bondage

      1. as that of slavery

      2. of troublesome laws imposed on one, esp. of the Mosaic law, hence the name is so transferred to the commands of Christ as to contrast them with the commands of the Pharisees which were a veritable 'yoke'; yet even Christ's commands must be submitted to, though easier to be kept

  2. a balance, pair of scales

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ζυγός zygós, dzoo-gos'; from the root of ζεύγνυμι zeúgnymi (to join, especially by a "yoke"); a coupling, i.e. (figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales):—pair of balances, yoke.
STRONGS NT 2218: ζυγός
ζυγός, -οῦ, , for which in Greek writings before Polybius τὸ ζυγόν was more common, (from ζεύγνυμι);
1. a yoke;
a. properly, such as is put on draught-cattle.
b. metaphorically, used of any burden or bondage: as that of slavery, 1 Timothy 6:1 (Leviticus 26:13), δουλείας, Galatians 5:1 (Sophocles Aj. 944; δουλοσύνης, Demosthenes 322, 12); of troublesome laws imposed on one, especially of the Mosaic law, Acts 15:10; Galatians 5:1; hence, the name is so transferred to the commands of Christ as to contrast them with the commands of the Pharisees which were a veritable 'yoke'; yet even Christ's commands must be submitted to, though easier to be kept: Matthew 11:29f (less aptly in Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 16, 17 Christians are called οἱ ὑπὸ τὸν ζυγὸν τῆς χάριτος ἐλθόντες [cf. Harnack at the passage]).
2. a balance, pair of scales: Revelation 6:5 (as in Isaiah 40:12; Leviticus 19:36; Plato, rep. 8, 550 e.; Aelian v. h. 10, 6; others).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Leviticus
19:36; 26:13
Isaiah
40:12
Matthew
11:29
Acts
15:10
1 Corinthians
16; 16:17
Galatians
5:1; 5:1
1 Timothy
6:1
Revelation
6:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2218 matches the Greek ζυγός (zygos),
which occurs 6 times in 6 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:29 - “Take My yoke G2218 upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND [fn]REST FOR YOUR SOULS.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:30 - “For My yoke G2218 is comfortable, and My burden is light.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:10 - “Since this is the case, why are you putting God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke G2218 which neither our forefathers nor we have been able to bear?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:1 - It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke G2218 of slavery.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:1 - All who are under the yoke G2218 as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be [fn]spoken against.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:5 - When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come[fn]!” I looked, and behold, a black horse, and the one who sat on it had a pair G2218 of G2218 scales G2218 in his hand.

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