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Lexicon :: Strong's G2588 - kardia

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kardia (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Prolonged from a primary kar (Latin, cor,
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TDNT Reference: 3:605,415

Strong’s Definitions

καρδία kardía, kar-dee'-ah; prolonged from a primary κάρ kár (Latin cor, "heart"); the heart, i.e. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle:—(+ broken-)heart(-ed).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 160x

The KJV translates Strong's G2588 in the following manner: heart (159x), broken hearted (with G4937) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 160x
The KJV translates Strong's G2588 in the following manner: heart (159x), broken hearted (with G4937) (1x).
  1. the heart

    1. that organ in the animal body which is the centre of the circulation of the blood, and hence was regarded as the seat of physical life

    2. denotes the centre of all physical and spiritual life

      1. the vigour and sense of physical life

      2. the centre and seat of spiritual life

        1. the soul or mind, as it is the fountain and seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavours

        2. of the understanding, the faculty and seat of the intelligence

        3. of the will and character

        4. of the soul so far as it is affected and stirred in a bad way or good, or of the soul as the seat of the sensibilities, affections, emotions, desires, appetites, passions

    3. of the middle or central or inmost part of anything, even though inanimate

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
καρδία kardía, kar-dee'-ah; prolonged from a primary κάρ kár (Latin cor, "heart"); the heart, i.e. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle:—(+ broken-)heart(-ed).
καρδία, καρδίας, , poetic κραδία and καρδιη (in the latter form almost always in Homer (only at the beginning of a line in three places; everywhere else by metathesis κραδιη; Ebeling, Lex. Homer, under the word)) (from a root signifying to quiver or palpitate; cf. Cartius § 39; Vanicek, p. 1097 (Etym. Magn. 491, 56 παρά τό κραδαίνω, τό σείω. ἀεικινητος γάρ καρδία); allied with Latin cor; English heart); the Sept. for לֵב and לֵבָב; the heart;
1. properly, that organ in the animal body which is the center of the circulation of the blood, and hence, was regarded as the seat of physical life: 2 Samuel 18:14; 2 Kings 9:24; Tobit 6:5 (4), 7f (6f), 17 (16). Hence,
2. universally, καρδία denotes the seat and center of all physical and spiritual life; and
a. the vigor and sense of physical life (Psalm 101:5 (Ps. 102:5); στήρισον τήν καρδίαν σου ψωμῷ ἄρτου, Judges 19:5; to which add Psalm 103:15 (Ps. 104:15)): τρέφειν τάς καρδίας, James 5:5; ἐμπιπλῶν τάς καρδίας τροφῆς, Acts 14:17; βάρειν τῆς καρδίας κραιπάλῃ καί μέθη, Luke 21:34; (but see b. δ. below);
b. the center and seat of spiritual life, the soul or mind, as it is the fountain and seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavors (so in English heart, inner man, etc.);
α. universally: Matthew 5:8; Matthew 6:21; Mark 7:19; Luke 1:51; Luke 2:51; Luke 8:12, 15; Acts 5:3; Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 14:25; 2 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22; 1 Peter 3:4, etc.; plural: Matthew 9:4; Mark 2:6, 8; Mark 4:16 (R L text Tr marginal reading); Luke 1:17; Luke 2:35; Luke 5:22; (Luke 24:38 R G L marginal reading; Acts 7:51 L T Tr WH text); Romans 2:15; Romans 16:18; 2 Corinthians 3:2; Galatians 4:6; Philippians 4:7; Ephesians 5:19 Lachmann; Hebrews 8:10 (T WH marginal reading singular); Hebrews 10:16, etc. καρδία is distinguished from τό στόμα or from τά χειλεα: Matthew 15:8, 18; Mark 7:6; 2 Corinthians 6:11; Romans 10:8f; from τό πρόσωπον: 2 Corinthians 5:12; 1 Thessalonians 2:17; περιτομή καρδίας, Romans 2:29; ἀπερίτμητοι τῇ καρδία, Acts 7:51 (L T Tr WH text καρδίαις, WH marginal reading genitive καρδίας, cf. Buttmann, 170 (148)). of things done from the heart i. e. cordially or sincerely, truly (without simulation or pretence) the following phrases are used: ἐκ καρδίας (Aristophanes nub. 86), Romans 6:17; and L T Tr WH in 1 Peter 1:22, where R G ἐκ καθαρᾶς καρδίας, as in 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 2:22; ἀπό τῶν καρδιῶν, Matthew 18:35 (ἀπό καρδίας εὐχάριστος τοῖς θεοῖς, Antoninus 2, 3); ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ καρδία and ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας, Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30, 33; Luke 10:27, and Rec. in Acts 8:37 (Deuteronomy 6:5; Deuteronomy 26:16; Psalm 118:34 (Ps. 119:34)); μετ' ἀληθινῆς καρδίας, Hebrews 10:22. ἐρευναν τάς καρδίας, Romans 8:27; Revelation 2:23; δοκιμάζειν, 1 Thessalonians 2:4; γινώσκειν, Luke 16:15 (ἐτάζειν, Jeremiah 17:10; Psalm 7:10); διανοίγειν τήν καρδίαν (see διανοίγω, 2), Acts 16:14; ἦν καρδία καί ψυχή μία, there was perfect unanimity, agreement of heart and soul, Acts 4:32; τιθέναι τί ἐν τῇ καρδία (בְּלֵב and לֵב עַל שׂוּם, 1 Samuel 21:12; Malachi 2:2; Daniel 1:8; τιθέναι ἐν στηθεσσιν, ἐν φρεσίν, etc., in Homer), to lay a thing up in the heart to be considered more carefully and pondered, Luke 1:66; to fix in the heart i. e. to purpose, plan, to do something, Acts 5:4 (A. V. conceived in thy heart); also εἰς τήν καρδίαν (L T Tr WH ἐν τήν καρδίαν) followed by the infinitive, Luke 21:14; βάλλειν εἰς τήν καρδίαν τίνος, followed by ἵνα, to put into one's mind the design of doing a thing, John 13:2; also διδόναι followed by an infinitive, Revelation 17:17; ἀναβαίνει ἐπί τήν καρδίαν τίνος, followed by an infinitive, the purpose to do a thing comes into the mind, Acts 7:23; ἐν τῇ καρδία joined to verbs of thinking, reflecting upon, doubting, etc.: ἐνθυμεῖσθαι, διαλογίζεσθαι, Matthew 9:4; Mark 2:6, 8; Luke 3:15; Luke 5:22; λέγειν, εἰπεῖν (בְּלִבּו אָמַר), to think, consider with oneself, Matthew 24:48; Luke 12:45; Romans 10:6; Revelation 18:7 (Deuteronomy 8:17; Deuteronomy 9:4); συμβάλλειν, to revolve in mind, Luke 2:19; διακρίνεσθαι, to doubt, Mark 11:23; διαλογισμοί ἀναβαινουσι, of persons in doubt, Luke 24:38 (R G L marginal reading plural); ἀναβαίνει τί ἐπί καρδίαν, the thought of a thing enters the mind, 1 Corinthians 2:9.
β. specifically, of the understanding, the faculty and seat of intelligence (often so in Homer also (cf. Nägelsbach, Homer. Theol., p. 319f; Zezschwitz, Profangräcität as above with, pp. 25f, 50); cor domicilium sapientiae, Lactantius, de opif. dei c. 10, cf. Cicero, Tusc. 1, 9; לֵב, 1 Kings 10:2; Job 12:3; Job 17:4, etc.; (cf. Meyer on Ephesians 1:18 and references)): Romans 1:21; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Ephesians 1:18 (Rec. διανοίας); 2 Peter 1:19; συνιέναι τῇ καρδία, Matthew 13:15; Acts 28:27; νόειν τῇ καρδία, John 12:40. of the dullness of a mind incapable of perceiving and understanding divine things the following expressions occur: ἐπαχύνθη καρδία, Matthew 13:15; Acts 28:27, (from Isaiah 6:10); πωρουν τήν καρδίαν, John 12:40; πεπωρωμένη καρδία, Mark 6:52; Mark 8:17; πώρωσις τῆς καρδίας, Mark 3:5; Ephesians 4:18; βραδύς τῇ καρδία, slow of heart, Luke 24:25; κάλυμμα ἐπί τήν καρδίαν κεῖται, 2 Corinthians 3:15.
γ. of the will and character: ἁγνίζειν καρδίας, James 4:8; καθαρίζειν τάς καρδίας, Acts 15:9 ῥερραντίσμενοι τάς καρδίας, Hebrews 10:22; καρδία εὐθεῖα (cf. Winer's Grammar, 32), Acts 8:21; πονηρά, Hebrews 3:12 (cf. 11. § 132, 24; Winer's Grammar, 194 (183)); ἀμετανόητος, Romans 2:5; γεγυμνασμενη πλεονεξίας, 2 Peter 2:14; στηρίζειν τάς καρδίας, 1 Thessalonians 3:13; βεβαιουν, in passive, Hebrews 13:9; σκληρύνειν, Hebrews 3:8; ἐπίνοια τῆς καρδίας, Acts 8:22; αἱ βουλαί τῶν καρδιῶν 1 Corinthians 4:5; προαιρεῖσθαι τῇ καρδία, 2 Corinthians 9:7; κρίνειν (to determine) and ἑδραῖος ἐν τῇ καρδία, 1 Corinthians 7:37.
δ. of the soul so far forth as it is affected and stirred in a bad way or good, or of the soul as the seat of the sensibilities, affections, emotions, desires, appetites, passions: καρδία καιομένη ἦν, of the soul as greatly and peculiarly moved, Luke 24:32; αἱ ἐπιθυμίαι τῶν καρδιῶν, Romans 1:24; στηρίζειν τάς καρδίας, of the cultivation of constancy and endurance, James 5:8. in reference to good-will and love: ἐήξειν τινα ἐν τῇ καρδία, to have one in one's heart, of constant remembrance and steadfast affection, Philippians 1:7 (`te tamen in toto pectore semper habet' Ovid. trist. 5, 4, 24); εἶναι ἐν τῇ καρδία τίνος, to be cherished in one's heart, to be loved by one perpetually and unalterably, 2 Corinthians 7:3; εὐδοκία τῆς καρδίας, Romans 10:1. in reference to joy and pleasure: ηὐφράνθη καρδία, Acts 2:26 (from Psalm 15:9 (Ps. 16:9)); χαρήσεται καρδία, John 16:22; ἀνήρ κατά τήν καρδίαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, i. e. in whom God delights, Acts 13:22; of the pleasure given by food, Acts 14:17 ((Winer's Grammar, 156 (148) note) see 2 a. above). in reference to grief, pain, anguish, etc.: λύπη πεπλήρωκε τήν καρδίαν, John 16:6; ὀδύνη τῇ καρδία μου, Romans 9:2; καρδία ταράσσεται, John 14:1, 27; συνοχή καρδίας, 2 Corinthians 2:4; βάρειν τῆς καρδίας μερίμναις βιωτικαῖς, Luke 21:34 (cf. 2 a. above); διαπρίομαι τῇ καρδία, Acts 7:54; συντετριμμένος τήν καρδίαν, Luke 4:18 R L brackets; κατενύγησαν τῇ καρδία, Acts 2:37 (L T Tr WH τήν καρδίαν); συνθρύπτειν τήν καρδίαν, Acts 21:13.
ε. of a soul conscious of good or bad deeds (our conscience): 1 John 3:20f (Ecclesiastes 7:22; so לֵבָב, Job 27:6; καρδία πατασσει τινα, 1 Samuel 24:6; 2 Samuel 24:10).
3. used of the middle or central or inmost part of anything, even though inanimate: τῆς γῆς (which some understand of Hades, others of the sepulchre), Matthew 12:40 (τῆς θαλάσσης, Jonah 2:4 for לֵב; and for the same ἐν μέσῳ θαλάσσης, Exodus 15:8, 19; add Baruch 6: (Epistle Jer.) Baruch 6:19; τῆς κλεψυδρας, Aristotle, probl. 16, 8 (others, κώδια)). Cf. Beck, Biblical Seelenlehre, chapter iii. § 20ff, p. 64ff; Delitzsch, Biblical Psychologie (Leipz. 1861) iv. § 12, p. 248ff (also in Herzog 2, vi. 57ff); Oehler in Herzog vi., p. 15ff (also in his O. T. Theol. (edited by Day) § 71); Wittichen in Schenkel iii. 71f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

15:8; 15:19
6:5; 8:17; 9:4; 26:16
1 Samuel
21:12; 24:6
2 Samuel
18:14; 24:10
1 Kings
2 Kings
12:3; 17:4; 27:6
7:10; 16:9; 101:5; 102:5; 103:15; 104:15; 119:34
5:8; 6:21; 9:4; 9:4; 12:40; 13:15; 13:15; 15:8; 15:18; 18:35; 22:37; 24:48
2:6; 2:6; 2:8; 2:8; 3:5; 4:16; 6:52; 7:6; 7:19; 8:17; 11:23; 12:30; 12:33
1:17; 1:51; 1:66; 2:19; 2:35; 2:51; 3:15; 4:18; 5:22; 5:22; 8:12; 8:15; 10:27; 12:45; 16:15; 21:14; 21:34; 21:34; 24:25; 24:32; 24:38; 24:38
12:40; 12:40; 13:2; 14:1; 14:27; 16:6; 16:22
2:26; 2:37; 4:32; 5:3; 5:4; 7:23; 7:51; 7:51; 7:54; 8:21; 8:22; 8:37; 13:22; 14:17; 14:17; 15:9; 16:14; 21:13; 28:27; 28:27
1:21; 1:24; 2:5; 2:15; 2:29; 6:17; 8:27; 9:2; 10:1; 10:6; 10:8; 10:9; 16:18
1 Corinthians
2:9; 4:5; 7:37; 14:25
2 Corinthians
2:4; 3:2; 3:15; 4:6; 5:12; 6:11; 6:11; 7:3; 9:7
1:18; 1:18; 4:18; 5:19; 6:5
1:7; 4:7
1 Thessalonians
2:4; 2:17; 3:13
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
3:8; 3:12; 8:10; 10:16; 10:22; 10:22; 13:9
4:8; 5:5; 5:8
1 Peter
1:22; 3:4
2 Peter
1:19; 2:14
1 John
2:23; 17:17; 18:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2588 matches the Greek καρδία (kardia),
which occurs 156 times in 149 verses in the MGNT Greek.

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:8 - “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:28 - But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:21 - For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:4 - But Jesus, knowing[fn] their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:29 - Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:34 - You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:40 - For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:15 - For this people’s heart has grown dull,
and with their ears they can barely hear,
and their eyes they have closed,
lest they should see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart
and turn, and I would heal them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:19 - When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:8 - “‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:18 - But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:19 - For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:35 - So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:37 - And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:48 - But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:6 - Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:8 - And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:5 - And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:52 - for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:6 - And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,
“‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:19 - since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?”[fn] (Thus he declared all foods clean.)
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:17 - And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:23 - Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:30 - And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:33 - And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:17 - and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:51 - He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:66 - and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, “What then will this child be?” For the hand of the Lord was with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:19 - But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:35 - (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:51 - And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:15 - As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:22 - When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered them, “Why do you question in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:45 - The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:12 - The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:15 - As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:47 - But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:27 - And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:34 - For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:45 - But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:15 - And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:14 - Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:34 - “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:25 - And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:32 - They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:38 - And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:40 - “He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their heart,
lest they see with their eyes,
and understand with their heart, and turn,
and I would heal them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:2 - During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:1 - “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God;[fn] believe also in me.

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