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Lexicon :: Strong's G2836 - koilia

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koilia (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From koilos ("hollow")
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:786,446

Strong’s Definitions

κοιλία koilía, koy-lee'-ah; from κοῖλος koîlos ("hollow"); a cavity, i.e. (especially) the abdomen; by implication, the matrix; figuratively, the heart:—belly, womb.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's G2836 in the following manner: womb (12x), belly (11x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's G2836 in the following manner: womb (12x), belly (11x).
  1. the whole belly, the entire cavity

    1. the upper [i.e. stomach] and the lower belly are distinguished

  2. the lower belly, the lower region, the receptacle of the excrement

  3. the gullet

    1. to be given up to the pleasures of the palate, to gluttony

  4. the womb, the place where the foetus is conceived and nourished until birth

    1. of the uterus of animals

  5. the innermost part of a man, the soul, heart as the seat of thought, feeling, choice

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κοιλία koilía, koy-lee'-ah; from κοῖλος koîlos ("hollow"); a cavity, i.e. (especially) the abdomen; by implication, the matrix; figuratively, the heart:—belly, womb.
κοιλία, κοιλίας, (κοῖλος hollow); the Sept. for בֶּטֶן, the belly; מֵעִים` the bowels; קֶרֶן, the interior, the midst of a thing; רֶחֶם, the womb; the belly: and
1. the whole belly, the entire cavity; hence ἄνω and κάτω κοιλία, the upper (i. e. the stomach) and the lower belly are distinguished; very often so in Greek writings from Herodotus down.
2. the lower belly, the alvine region, the receptacle of the excrement (Plutarch, symp. 7, 1, 3 under the end εἴπερ εἰς κοιλίαν ἐχώρει διά στομαχου πᾶν τό πινόμενον): Matthew 15:17; Mark 7:19.
3. the gullet (Latinstomachus): Matthew 12:40; Luke 15:16 (WH Tr marginal reading χορτασθῆναι ἐκ etc.); 1 Corinthians 6:13; Revelation 10:9f; δουλεύειν τῇ κοιλία, to be given up to the pleasures of the palate, to gluttony (see δουλεύω, 2 b.), Romans 16:18; also for ὧν Θεός κοιλία, Philippians 3:19; κοιλίας ὄρεξις, Sir. 23:6.
4. the womb, the place where the foetus is conceived and nourished till birth: Luke 1:41f, 44; Luke 2:21; Luke 11:27; Luke 23:29; John 3:4 (very often so in the Sept.; very rarely in secular authors; Epictetus diss. 3, 22, 74; of the uterus of animals, ibid. 2, 16, 43); ἐκ (beginning from (see ἐκ, IV. 1)) κοιλίας μητρός, Matthew 19:12; Luke 1:15; Acts 3:2; Acts 14:8; Galatians 1:15, (for אֵם מִבֶּטֶן, Psalm 21:11 (Ps. 22:11); Psalms 70:6 (Ps. 71:6); Job 1:21; Isaiah 49:1; Judges 16:17 (the Vaticanus manuscript, ἀπό κοιλίας μητρός; cf. Winer's Grammar, 33 (32))).
5. in imitation of the Hebrew בֶּטֶן, tropically, the innermost part of a man, the soul, heart, as the seat of thought, feeling, choice (Job 15:35; Job 32:18 (the Sept. γαστήρ); Proverbs 18:8 (the Sept. ψυχή); Proverbs 20:27, 30; 26:22 (the Sept. σπλάγχνα); Habakkuk 3:16; Sir. 19:12 Sir. 51:21): John 7:38.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1:21; 15:35; 32:18
21:11; 22:11; 71:6
18:8; 20:27; 20:30; 26:22
12:40; 15:17; 19:12
1:15; 1:41; 1:44; 2:21; 11:27; 15:16; 23:29
3:4; 7:38
3:2; 14:8
1 Corinthians

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2836 matches the Greek κοιλία (koilia),
which occurs 23 times in 22 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:40 - for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY G2836 OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:17 - “Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, G2836 and is [fn]eliminated?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:12 - “For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; G2836 and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:19 - because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, G2836 and [fn]is eliminated?” (Thus He declared all foods clean.)
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:15 - “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit [fn]while yet in his mother’s womb. G2836
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:41 - When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; G2836 and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:42 - And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! G2836
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:44 - “For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb G2836 for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:21 - And when eight days had passed, [fn]before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. G2836
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:27 - While [fn]Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb G2836 that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:16 - “And he would have gladly filled his stomach G2836 with the [fn]pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:29 - “For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs G2836 that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:4 - Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb G2836 and be born, can he?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:38 - “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From [fn]his innermost G2836 being G2836 will flow rivers of living water.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:2 - And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb G2836 was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg [fn]alms of those who were entering the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:8 - At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, G2836 who had never walked.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:18 - For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own [fn]appetites; G2836 and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:13 - Food is for the [fn]stomach G2836 and the [fn]stomach G2836 is for food, but God will do away with both [fn]of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:15 - But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb G2836 and called me through His grace, was pleased
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:19 - whose end is destruction, whose god is their [fn]appetite, G2836 and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 10:9 - So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he *said to me, “Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach G2836 bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 10:10 - I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach G2836 was made bitter.
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