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Lexicon :: Strong's G2540 - kairos

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καιρός
Transliteration
kairos (Key)
Pronunciation
kahee-ros'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:455,389

Trench's Synonyms: lvii. χρόνος, καιρός.

Strong’s Definitions

καιρός kairós, kahee-ros'; of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. set or proper time:—X always, opportunity, (convenient, due) season, (due, short, while) time, a while. Compare G5550.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x

The KJV translates Strong's G2540 in the following manner: time (64x), season (13x), opportunity (2x), due time (2x), always (with G1722) (with G3956) (2x), not translated (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x
The KJV translates Strong's G2540 in the following manner: time (64x), season (13x), opportunity (2x), due time (2x), always (with G1722) (with G3956) (2x), not translated (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. due measure

  2. a measure of time, a larger or smaller portion of time, hence:

    1. a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for

    2. opportune or seasonable time

    3. the right time

    4. a limited period of time

    5. to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
καιρός kairós, kahee-ros'; of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. set or proper time:—X always, opportunity, (convenient, due) season, (due, short, while) time, a while. Compare G5550.
STRONGS NT 2540: καιρός
καιρός, καιροῦ, (derived by some from κάρα or κάρη, τό, the head, summit (others besides; cf. Vanicek, p. 118)); the Sept. for עֵת and מועֵד; in Greek writings (from Hesiod down):
1. due measure; nowhere so in the Biblical writings.
2. a measure of time; a larger or smaller portion of time; hence,
a. universally, a fixed and definite time: Romans 13:11; 2 Corinthians 6:2; ὕστεροι καιροί, 1 Timothy 4:1; ἄχρι καιροῦ, up to a certain time, for a season, Luke 4:13 (but in ἄχρι, 1 b. referred apparently to b. below; cf. Fritzsche, Romans, i., p. 309f); Acts 13:11; πρός καιρόν, for a certain time only, for a season, Luke 8:13; 1 Corinthians 7:5; πρός καιρόν ὥρας, for the season of an hour, i. e. for a short season, 1 Thessalonians 2:17; κατά καιρόν, at certain seasons (from time to time), John 5:4 (R G L); at the (divinely) appointed time, Romans 5:6 (others bring this under b.); before the time appointed, Matthew 8:29; 1 Corinthians 4:5; ἔσται καιρός, ὅτε etc. 2 Timothy 4:3; ὀλίγον καιρόν ἔχει, a short time (in which to exercise his power) has been granted him, Revelation 12:12; ἐν ἐκείνῳ τῷ καιρῷ, Matthew 11:25; Matthew 12:1; Matthew 14:1; Ephesians 2:12; κατ' ἐκεῖνον τῷ καιρῷ, Acts 12:1; Acts 19:23; κατά τῷ καιρῷ τοῦτον, Romans 9:9; ἐν αὐτῷ τῷ καιρῷ Luke 13:1; ἐν καιρῷ, Acts 7:20; ἐν τῷ νῦν καιρῷ, Romans 3:26; Romans 11:5; 2 Corinthians 8:14 (13); ἐν παντί καιρῷ always, at every season (Aristotle, top. 3, 2, 4, p. 117{a}, 35), Luke 21:36; Ephesians 6:18; εἰς τινα καιρόν, 1 Peter 1:11. with the genitive of a thing, the time of etc. i. e. at which it will occur: τῆς ἐμῆς ἀναλύσεώς, 2 Timothy 4:6; τῆς ἐπισκοπῆς, 1 Peter 5:6 Lachmann; Luke 19:44; περιασμου, Luke 8:13; τοῦ ἄρξασθαι τό κρίμα, for judgment to begin, 1 Peter 4:17; καιροί τῶν λόγων, of the time when they shall be proved by the event, Luke 1:20; — or when a thing usually comes to pass: τοῦ θερισμοῦ, Matthew 13:30; τῶν καρπῶν, when the fruits ripen, Matthew 21:34, 41; σύκων, Mark 11:13. with the genitive of a person: καιποι ἐθνῶν, the time granted to the Gentiles, until God shall take vengeance on them, Luke 21:24; ἑαυτοῦ (T Tr WH αὐτοῦ) καιρῷ, the time when antichrist shall show himself openly, 2 Thessalonians 2:6; καιρός μου, the time appointed for my death, Matthew 26:18; τῶν νεκρῶν κριθῆναι, the time appointed for the dead to be recalled to life and judged, Revelation 11:18 (Buttmann, 260 (224)); ἐμός, ὑμέτερος, the time for appearing in public, appointed (by God) for me, for you, John 7:6, 8; καιρῷ ἰδίῳ, the time suited to the thing under consideration, at its proper time, Galatians 6:9; plural, 1 Timothy 2:6; 1 Timothy 6:15; Titus 1:3. καιρός alone, the time when things are brought to a crisis, the decisive epoch waited for: so of the time when the Messiah will visibly return from heaven, Mark 13:33; καιρός ἤγγικεν, Luke 21:8; ἐγγύς ἐστιν, Revelation 1:3; Revelation 22:10.
b. opportune or seasonable time: with verbs suggestive of the idea of advantage, καιρόν μεταλαμβάνειν, Acts 24:25; ἔχειν, Galatians 6:10 (Plutarch, Luc. 16); ἐξαγοράζεσθαι, Ephesians 5:16; Colossians 4:5, see ἐξαγοράζω, 2; followed by an infinitive, opportunity to do something, Hebrews 11:15; παρά καιρόν ἡλικίας, past the opportunity of life (A. V. past age), Hebrews 11:11 (simply παρά καιρόν, Pindar Ol. 8, 32; several times in Plato, cf. Ast, Platonic Lexicon, ii., p. 126).
c. the right time: ἐν καιρῷ (often in classical Greek), in due season, Matthew 24:45; Luke 12:42; Luke 20:10 R G L ((stereotype edition only)); 1 Peter 5:6; also καιρῷ, Luke 20:10 L T Tr WH; τό καιρῷ, Mark 12:2.
d. a (limited) period of time: (1 Corinthians 7:29); plural the periods prescribed by God to the nations, and bounded by their rise and fall, Acts 17:26; καιροί καρποφοροι, the seasons of the year in which the fruits grow and ripen, Acts 14:17 (cf. Genesis 1:14, the Sept.); καιρόν καί καιρούς καί ἥμισυ καιροῦ, a year and two years and six months (A. V. a time, and times, and half a time; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 27, 4), Revelation 12:14 (cf. 6; from Daniel 7:25; Daniel 12:7); stated seasons of the year solemnly kept by the Jews, and comprising several days, as the passover, pentecost, feast of tabernacles, Galatians 4:10 (2 Chronicles 8:13; cf. Baruch 1:14). in the divine arrangement of time adjusted to the economy of salvation: καιρός (πεπλήρωται), the preappointed period which according to the purpose of God must elapse before the divine kingdom could be founded by Christ, Mark 1:15; plural, the several parts of this period, Ephesians 1:10; καιρός ἐνεστως, the present period, equivalent to αἰών οὗτος (see αἰών, 3), Hebrews 9:9, opposed to καιρός διορθώσεως, the time when the whole order of things will be reformed (equivalent to αἰών μέλλων), Hebrews 9:10; καιρός οὗτος, equivalent to αἰών οὗτος (see αἰών, 3), Mark 10:30; Luke 18:30; νῦν καιρός, Romans 8:18; ἐν καιρῷ ἐσχάτῳ, the last period of the present age, the time just before the return of Christ from heaven (see ἔσχατος, 1 under the end, etc.), 1 Peter 1:5; καιροί ἀναψύξεως ἀπό προσώπου τοῦ κυρίου, denotes the time from the return of Christ on, the times of the consummated divine kingdom, Acts 3:20 (19).
e. as often in Greek writings, and like the Latintempus, καιρός; is equivalent to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time: Luke 12:56; δουλεύειν τῷ καιρῷ, Latintempori servire (see δουλεύω, 2 a.), Romans 12:11 Rec.st; τά σημεῖα τῶν καιρῶν, equivalent to οἱ καιροί σημαινουσι, Matthew 16:3 (here T brackets WH reject the passage); καιροί χαλεποί, 2 Timothy 3:1; χρονοι καιροί (times or seasons, German Zeitumstände), Acts 1:7; οἱ χρονοι καί οἱ καιροί 1 Thessalonians 5:1; and in the opposite order, Daniel 2:21 the Sept.; Wis. 8:8.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
1:14
2 Chronicles
8:13
Daniel
2:21; 7:25; 12:7
Matthew
8:29; 11:25; 12:1; 13:30; 14:1; 16:3; 21:34; 21:41; 24:45; 26:18
Mark
1:15; 10:30; 11:13; 12:2; 13:33
Luke
1:20; 4:13; 8:13; 8:13; 12:42; 12:56; 13:1; 16; 18:30; 19:44; 20:10; 20:10; 21:8; 21:24; 21:36
John
5:4; 7:6; 7:8
Acts
1:7; 3:20; 7:20; 12:1; 13:11; 14:17; 17:26; 19:23; 24:25
Romans
3:26; 5:6; 8:18; 9:9; 11:5; 12:11; 13:11
1 Corinthians
4:5; 7:5; 7:29
2 Corinthians
6:2; 8:14
Galatians
4:10; 6:9; 6:10
Ephesians
1:10; 2:12; 5:16; 6:18
Colossians
4:5
1 Thessalonians
2:17; 5:1
2 Thessalonians
2:6
1 Timothy
2:6; 4:1; 6:15
2 Timothy
3:1; 4:3; 4:6
Titus
1:3
Hebrews
9:9; 9:10; 11:11; 11:15
1 Peter
1:5; 1:11; 4:17; 5:6; 5:6
Revelation
1:3; 11:18; 12:12; 12:14; 22:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2540 matches the Greek καιρός (kairos),
which occurs 86 times in 81 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 8:29–2Co 8:14)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:29 - And they cried out, saying, “[fn]What business do You have with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before [fn]the time G2540?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:25 - [fn]At that time G2540 Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to infants.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:1 - [fn]At that time G2540 Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:30 - ‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and at the time G2540 of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:1 - [fn]At that time G2540 [fn]Herod [fn]the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:3 - “And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to discern the [fn]appearance of the sky, but are you unable to discern the signs of the times G2540?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:34 - “And when the [fn]harvest time G2540 approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:41 - They *said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end and lease the vineyard to other vine-growers, who will pay him the fruit in the proper seasons G2540.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:45 - “Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his [fn]master put in charge of his household slaves, to give them their food at the proper G2540 time G2540?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:18 - And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time G2540 is near; I am keeping the Passover at your house with My disciples.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:15 - and saying, “The time G2540 is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God [fn]is at hand; repent and [fn]believe in the gospel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:30 - [fn]but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in [fn]the present age G2540, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:13 - Seeing from a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season G2540 for figs.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:2 - “And at the harvest time G2540 he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive his share of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:33 - “Watch out, stay alert; for you do not know when the appointed time G2540 is.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:20 - “And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled at their proper G2540 time G2540.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:13 - And so when the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune G2540 time G2540.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:13 - “Those on the rocky soil are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and yet these do not have a firm root; [fn]they believe for a while G2540, and in a time G2540 of temptation they [fn]fall away.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:42 - And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper G2540 time G2540?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:56 - “You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you do not know how to analyze this present time G2540?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:1 - Now on that very occasion G2540 there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had [fn]mixed with their sacrifices.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:30 - who will not receive many times as much at this time G2540, and in the age to come, eternal life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:44 - and they will level you to the ground, and throw down your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon [fn]another, because you did not recognize the time G2540 of your visitation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:10 - “At the harvest time G2540 he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him his share of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:8 - And He said, “See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time G2540 is near.’ Do not go after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times G2540 of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:36 - “But stay alert at all times G2540, praying that you will have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:6 - So Jesus *said to them, “My time G2540 is not yet here, but your time G2540 is always ready.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:8 - “Go up to the feast yourselves; I am not going up to this feast, because My time G2540 has not yet fully arrived.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:7 - But He said to them, “It is not for you to know periods of time or appointed G2540 times G2540 which the Father has set by His own authority;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:19 - “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times G2540 of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:20 - “At this time G2540 Moses was born; and he was beautiful to God. He was nurtured for three months in his father’s home.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:1 - Now about that time G2540 [fn]Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church, to do them harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:11 - “Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time G2540.” And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:17 - yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons G2540, [fn]satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:26 - and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times G2540 and the boundaries of their habitation,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:23 - About that time G2540 [fn]a major disturbance occurred in regard to [fn]the Way.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:25 - But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and responded, “Go away for now, and when I have an opportunity G2540, I will summon you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:26 - for the demonstration, that is, of His righteousness at the present time G2540, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who [fn]has faith in Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:6 - For while we were still helpless, at the right G2540 time G2540 Christ died for the ungodly.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:18 - For I consider that the sufferings of this present time G2540 are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:9 - For this is the word of promise: “AT THIS TIME G2540 I WILL COME, AND SARAH WILL HAVE A SON.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:5 - In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time G2540 a remnant according to God’s [fn]gracious choice.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:11 - Do this, knowing the time G2540, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now [fn]salvation is nearer to us than when we first believed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:5 - Therefore do not go on [fn]passing judgment before [fn]the time G2540, but wait until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of human hearts; and then praise will come to each person from God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:5 - [fn]Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time G2540 so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and [fn]come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:29 - But this I say, brothers, the time G2540 has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:2 - for He says,
“AT A FAVORABLE TIME G2540 I LISTENED TO YOU,
AND ON A DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.”
Behold, now is “A FAVORABLE TIME G2540,” behold, now is “A DAY OF SALVATION”—
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:14 - at this present time G2540 your abundance will serve as assistance for their need, so that their abundance also may [fn]serve as assistance for your need, so that there may be equality;

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