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Lexicon :: Strong's G2222 - zōē

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ζωή
Transliteration
zōē (Key)
Pronunciation
dzo-ay'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:832,290

Trench's Synonyms: xxvii. ζωή, βίος.

Strong’s Definitions

ζωή zōḗ, dzo-ay'; from G2198; life (literally or figuratively):—life(-time). Compare G5590.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 134x

The KJV translates Strong's G2222 in the following manner: life (133x), lifetime (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 134x
The KJV translates Strong's G2222 in the following manner: life (133x), lifetime (1x).
  1. life

    1. the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animate

    2. every living soul

  2. life

    1. of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic "logos" and to Christ in whom the "logos" put on human nature

    2. life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever.

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ζωή zōḗ, dzo-ay'; from G2198; life (literally or figuratively):—life(-time). Compare G5590.
STRONGS G2222:
ζωή, ζωῆς, (from ζάω, ζῶ), the Sept. chiefly for חַיִּים; life;
1. universally, life, i. e. the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animate: 1 Peter 3:10 (on which see ἀγαπάω); Hebrews 7:3, 16; αὐτός ( Θεός) διδούς πᾶσιν ζωήν καί πνοήν, Acts 17:25; πνεῦμα ζωῆς ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ, the vital spirit, the breath of (i. e. imparting) life, Revelation 11:11 (Ezekiel 37:5); πᾶσα ψυχή ζωῆς, genitive of possess, every living soul, Revelation 16:3 G L T Tr text WH; spoken of earthly life: ζωή τίνος, Luke 12:15; Acts 8:33 (see αἴρω, 3 h.); James 4:14; ἐν τῇ ζωή σου, whilst thou wast living on earth, Luke 16:25 (ἐν τῇ ζωή αὐτοῦ, Sir. 30:5 Sir. 50:1); ἐν τῇ ζωή ταύτῃ, 1 Corinthians 15:19; πᾶσαι αἱ ἡμέραι τῆς ζωῆς τίνος, Luke 1:75 Rec. (Genesis 3:14; Psalm 127:5 (Ps. 128:5); Sir. 22:12 (10)). ἐπαγγελία ζωῆς τῆς νῦν καί τῆς μελλούσης, a promise looking to the present and the future life, 1 Timothy 4:8; ζωή and θάνατος are contrasted in Romans 8:38; 1 Corinthians 3:22; Philippians 1:20; of a life preserved in the midst of perils, with a suggestion of vigor, 2 Corinthians 4:12 (the life of Paul is meant here, which exerts a saving power on the Corinthians by his discharge of his apostolic duties); of the life of persons raised from the dead: ἐν καινότητι ζωῆς, figuratively spoken of a new mode of life, dedicated to God, Romans 6:4; of the life of Jesus after his resurrection, Acts 2:28; Romans 5:10; of the same, with the added notion of vigor, 2 Corinthians 4:10f.
2. used emphatically,
a. of the absolute fullness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic λόγος and to Christ in whom the λόγος put on human nature: ὥσπερ πατήρ ἔχει ζωήν ἐν ἑαυτῷ, οὕτως ἔδωκεν καί τῷ υἱῷ ζωήν ἔχειν ἐν ἑαυτῷ, John 5:26; ἐν αὐτῷ (namely, τῷ λόγῳ) ζωή ἦν καί ζωή ἦν τό φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων, in him life was (comprehended), and the life (transfused from the Logos into created natures) was the light (i. e. the intelligence) of men (because the life of men is self-conscious, and thus a fountain of intelligence springs up), John 1:4; λόγος τῆς ζωῆς, the Logos having life in itself and communicating it to others, 1 John 1:1; ζωή ἐφανερώθη, was manifested in Christ, clothed in flesh, 1 John 1:2. From this divine fountain of life flows forth that life which is next to be defined: viz.
b. life real and genuine, vita quae sola vita nominanda (Cicero, de sen. 21, 77), a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last forever (the writers of the O. T. have anticipated the conception, in their way, by employing חַיִּים to denote a happy life and every kind of blessing: Deuteronomy 30:15, 19; Malachi 2:5; Psalm 33:13 (Ps. 34:13) 13; Proverbs 8:35; Proverbs 12:28, etc.): John 6:51, 63; John 14:6; Romans 7:10; Romans 8:6, 10; 2 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:16; (Colossians 3:4); 2 Peter 1:3; 1 John 5:11, 16, 20; with the addition of τοῦ Θεοῦ, supplied by God (Winer's Grammar, 186 (175)), Ephesians 4:18; ἐν Χριστῷ, to be obtained in fellowship with Christ, 2 Timothy 1:1; μεταβεβηκέναι ἐκ τοῦ θανάτου εἰς ζωήν, John 5:24; 1 John 3:14; ὄψεσθαί τήν ζωήν, John 3:36; ἔχειν ζωήν, John 5:40; John 10:10; 1 John 5:12; with ἐν ἑαυτῷ (or ἑαυτοῖς) added, John 5:26; (John 6:53); διδόναι, John 6:33; χάρις ζωῆς, the grace of God evident in the life obtained, 1 Peter 3:7; τό πνεῦμα τῆς ζωῆς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, the Spirit, the repository and imparter of life, and which is received by those united to Christ, Romans 8:2; ἄρτος τῆς ζωῆς (see ἄρτος, at the end), John 6:35, 48; τό φῶς τῆς ζοης, the light illumined by which one arrives at life, John 8:12. more fully ζωή αἰώνιος and ζωή αἰώνιος ((cf. Buttmann, 90 (79)); see below): John 4:36; (John 12:50); John 17:3; 1 John 1:2; 1 John 2:25; (ῤήματα ζωῆς αἰωνίου, John 6:68); εἰς ζωήν αἰώνιον, unto the attainment of eternal life (cf. εἰς, B. II. 3 c. δ., p. 185a), John 4:14; John 6:27; διδόναι ζωήν αἰώνιον, John 10:28; John 17:2; 1 John 5:11; ἔχειν ζωήν αἰώνιον, John 3:15 (and John 3:16) (opposed to ἀπολλυσθαι), John 3:36; John 5:24, 39; John 6:40, 47, 54; John 20:31 L brackets; 1 John 5:13; οὐκ ἔχειν ζωήν αἰώνιον ἐν ἑαυτῷ, 1 John 3:15; (in Enoch 15:4,6 the wicked angels are said before their fall to have been spiritual and partakers of eternal and immortal life). ζωή and ζωή, without epithet, are used of the blessing of real life after the resurrection, in Matthew 7:14; John 11:25; Acts 3:15; Acts 5:20; Acts 11:18; Romans 5:17, 18 (on which see δικαίωσις, at the end); 2 Corinthians 5:4; Colossians 3:3; 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:2; Titus 3:7; ζωή ἐκ νεκρῶν, life breaking forth from the abode of the dead, Romans 11:15; εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τήν ζωήν, Matthew 18:8; Matthew 19:17; Mark 9:43, 45; ἀνάστασις ζωῆς equivalent to εἰς ζωήν (2 Macc. 7:14), John 5:29 (on the genitive, cf. Winer's Grammar, 188 (177)); στέφανος τῆς ζωῆς equivalent to ζωή ὡς στέφανος, James 1:12; Revelation 2:10; ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς, the tree whose fruit gives and maintains eternal life, Revelation 2:7; Revelation 22:2, 14, 19 (G L T Tr WH) (cf. Genesis 2:9; Proverbs 3:18; δένδρον ζωῆς, Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 13:12); cf. Bleek, Vorless. üb. d. Apokalypse, p. 174f; ὕδωρ ζωῆς, water the use of which serves to maintain eternal life, Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:1, 17; in the same sense ζωῆς πηγαί ὑδάτων, Revelation 7:17 G L T Tr WH; βίβλος and τό βιβλίον τῆς ζωῆς, the book in which the names of those are recorded to whom eternal life has been decreed: Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 17:8; Revelation 20:12, 15; Revelation 21:27; (Revelation 22:19 Rec.; cf. Lightfoot on Philippians, the passage cited), more fully ὄντως (Rec. αἰώνιος) ζωή, 1 Timothy 6:19; ζωή αἰώνιος (cf. above) (Justin Martyr, de resurr. i., p. 588 c. λόγος... διδούς ἡμῖν ἐν ἑαυτῷ τήν ἐκ νεκρῶν ἀνάστασιν καί τήν μετά ταῦτα ζωήν αἰώνιον), Matthew 25:46 (opposed to κόλασις αἰώνιος); Acts 13:46, 48; Romans 2:7; Romans 6:22; Galatians 6:8; 1 Timothy 6:12; after ἐν τῷ αἰῶνι τῷ ἐρχομένῳ, Mark 10:30; Luke 18:30; ἔχειν ζωήν αἰώνιον Matthew 19:16; κληρονομεῖν, Matthew 19:29; Mark 10:17; Luke 10:25; Luke 18:18; εἰς ζωήν αἰώνιον, unto the attainment of life eternal, John 12:25; Romans 5:21; 1 Timothy 1:16; Jude 1:21 (Daniel 12:2; 4 Macc. 15:2; ἀενναος ζωή, 2 Macc. 7:36; ἀΐδιος ζωή, Ignatius ad Eph. 19 [ET]). Cf. Köstlin, Lehrbegriff des Ev. Johann. etc., pp. 234ff, 338ff; Reuss, Johann. Theologie (in Beiträge zu d. theol. Wissenschaften, vol. i.), p. 76ff (cf. his Hist. de la Theol. Chret., book vii., chapter xiv.); Lipsius, Paulin. Rechtfertigungslehre, pp. 152ff 185f; Güder in Herzog viii. 254 (2nd edition, 509ff); B. B. Brückner, De notione vocis ζωή in N. T. Lipsius 1858; Huther, d. Bedeut. d. Begriffe ζωή u. πιστεύειν im N. T., in the Jahrbb. f. deutsche Theol. 1872, p. 1ff (For the relations of the term to heathen conceptions cf. G. Teichmüller, Aristotle, Forsch. iii., p. 127ff) Some, as Bretschneider, Wahl, Wilke, especially Käuffer (in his book De biblica ζωῆς αἰωνίου notione. Dresd. 1838); Westcott, Epp. of St. John, p. 204 sqq., maintain that ζωή αἰώνιος everywhere even in John's writings refers to life after the resurrection; but in this way they are compelled not only to assume a prophetic use of the perfect in the saying ἐκ τοῦ θανάτου μεταβεβηκέναι εἰς τήν ζωήν (John 5:24; 1 John 3:14), but also to interpret the common phrase ἔχει ζωήν αἰώνιον as meaning he has eternal life as his certain portion though as yet only in hope, as well as to explain ζωήν αἰώνιον οὐκ ἔχειν ἐν ἑαυτῷ μένουσαν (1 John 3:15) of the hope of eternal life. (Synonym: see βίος, at the end.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
2:9; 3:14
Deuteronomy
30:15; 30:19
Psalms
33:13; 34:13; 127:5; 128:5
Proverbs
3:18; 8:35; 11:30; 12:28; 13:12
Ezekiel
37:5
Daniel
4; 12:2
Malachi
2:5
Matthew
7:14; 18:8; 19:16; 19:17; 19:29; 25:46
Mark
9:43; 9:45; 10:17; 10:30
Luke
1:75; 10:25; 12:15; 16:25; 18:18; 18:30
John
1:4; 3:15; 3:16; 3:36; 3:36; 4:14; 4:36; 5:24; 5:24; 5:24; 5:26; 5:26; 5:29; 5:39; 5:40; 6:27; 6:33; 6:35; 6:40; 6:47; 6:48; 6:51; 6:53; 6:54; 6:63; 6:68; 8:12; 10:10; 10:28; 11:25; 12:25; 12:50; 14:6; 17:2; 17:3; 20:31
Acts
2:28; 3:15; 5:20; 8:33; 11:18; 13:46; 13:48; 17:25
Romans
2:7; 5:10; 5:17; 5:18; 5:21; 6:4; 6:22; 7:10; 8:2; 8:6; 8:10; 8:38; 11:15
1 Corinthians
3:22; 15:19
2 Corinthians
2:16; 4:10; 4:12; 5:4
Galatians
6:8
Ephesians
4:18
Philippians
1:20; 2:16; 4:3
Colossians
3:3; 3:4
1 Timothy
1:16; 4:8; 6:12; 6:19
2 Timothy
1:1; 1:10
Titus
1:2; 3:7
Hebrews
7:3; 7:16
James
1:12; 4:14
1 Peter
3:7; 3:10
2 Peter
1:3
1 John
1:1; 1:2; 1:2; 2:25; 3:14; 3:14; 3:15; 3:15; 5:11; 5:11; 5:12; 5:13; 5:16; 5:20
Jude
1:21
Revelation
2:7; 2:10; 3:5; 7:17; 11:11; 13:8; 16:3; 17:8; 20:12; 20:15; 21:6; 21:27; 22:1; 22:2; 22:14; 22:17; 22:19; 22:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2222 matches the Greek ζωή (zōē),
which occurs 135 times in 127 verses in the MGNT Greek.

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:14 - But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:8 - If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:9 - And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:16 - Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:17 - “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:29 - And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[fn] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:46 - “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:43 - If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:45 - And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:17 - As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:30 - will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:25 - On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:15 - Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:25 - “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:18 - A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:30 - will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:4 - In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:15 - that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:36 - Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:14 - but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:36 - Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:24 - “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:26 - For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:29 - and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:39 - You study[fn] the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:40 - yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:27 - Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:33 - For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:35 - Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:40 - For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:47 - Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:48 - I am the bread of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:51 - I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:53 - Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:54 - Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:63 - The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit[fn] and life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:68 - Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:12 - When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:10 - The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:28 - I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:25 - Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:25 - Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:50 - I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:6 - Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:2 - For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:3 - Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:31 - But these are written that you may believe[fn] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:28 - You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:15 - You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.

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