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Lexicon :: Strong's G3498 - nekros

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nekros (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From an apparently primary nekus (a corpse)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:892,627

Trench's Synonyms: cvii. Additional Synonyms

Strong’s Definitions

νεκρός nekrós, nek-ros'; from an apparently primary νέκυς nékys (a corpse); dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun):—dead.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 132x

The KJV translates Strong's G3498 in the following manner: dead (132x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 132x
The KJV translates Strong's G3498 in the following manner: dead (132x).
  1. properly

    1. one that has breathed his last, lifeless

    2. deceased, departed, one whose soul is in heaven or hell

    3. destitute of life, without life, inanimate

  2. metaph.

    1. spiritually dead

      1. destitute of a life that recognises and is devoted to God, because given up to trespasses and sins

      2. inactive as respects doing right

    2. destitute of force or power, inactive, inoperative

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
νεκρός nekrós, nek-ros'; from an apparently primary νέκυς nékys (a corpse); dead (literally or figuratively; also as noun):—dead.
νεκρός, νεκρά, νεκρόν (akin to the Latinneco, nex (from a root signifying 'to disappear' etc.; cf. Curtius, § 93; Fick i., p. 123; Vanicek, p. 422f)), the Sept. chiefly for מֵת; dead, i. e.:
1. properly,
a. one that has breathed his last, lifeless: Matthew 28:4; Mark 9:26; Luke 7:15; Acts 5:10; Acts 20:9; Acts 28:6; Hebrews 11:35; Revelation 1:17; ἐπί νεκροῖς, if men are dead (where death has occurred (see ἐπί, Buttmann, 2 a. ε., p. 233a at the end)), Hebrews 9:17; ἐγείρειν νεκρούς, Matthew 10:8; Matthew 11:5; Luke 7:22; hyperbolically and proleptically equivalent to as if already dead, sure to die, destined inevitably to die: τό σῶμα, Romans 8:10 (τό σῶμα and τό σωμάτιον φύσει νεκρόν, Epictetus diss. 3, 10, 15 and 3, 22, 41; in which sense Luther called the human body, although alive,einen alten Madensack (cf. Shakespeare's "thou worms-meat!")); said of the body of a dead man (so in Homer often; for נְבֵלָה a corpse Deuteronomy 28:26; Isaiah 26:19; Jeremiah 7:33; Jeremiah 9:22; Jeremiah 19:7): μετά τῶν νεκρῶν, among the dead, i. e. the buried, Luke 24:5; θάψαι τούς νεκρούς, Matthew 8:22; Luke 9:60; ὀστέα νεκρῶν, Matthew 23:27; of the corpse of a murdered man, αἷμα ὡς νεκροῦ, Revelation 16:3 (for הָרוּג, Ezekiel 37:9; for חָלָל,thrust through, slain, Ezekiel 9:7; Ezekiel 11:6).
b. deceased, departed, one whose soul is in Hades: Revelation 1:18; Revelation 2:8; νεκρός ἦν, was like one dead, as good as dead, Luke 15:24, 32; plural, 1 Corinthians 15:29; Revelation 14:13; ἐν Χριστῷ, dead Christians (see ἐν, I. 6 b., p. 211b), 1 Thessalonians 4:16; very often οἱ νεκροί and νεκροί (without the article; see Winers Grammar, p. 123 (117) and cf. Buttmann, 89 (78) note) are used of the assembly of the dead (see ἀνάστασις, 2 and ἐγείρω, 2): 1 Peter 4:6; Revelation 20:5, 12f; τίς ἀπό τῶν νεκρῶν, one (returning) from the dead, the world of spirits, Luke 16:30; ἐκ νεκρῶν, from the dead, occurs times too many to count (see ἀνάστασις, ἀνίστημι, ἐγεριω): ἀνάγειν τινα ἐκ νεκρῶν, Romans 10:7; Hebrews 13:20; ζωή ἐκ νεκρῶν, life springing forth from death, i. e. the return of the dead to life (see ἐκ, I. 5), Romans 11:15; πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν who was the first that returned to life from among the dead, Colossians 1:18; also πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν Revelation 1:5; ζοωποίειν τούς νεκρούς Romans 4:17; ἐγείρειν τινα ἀπό τῶν νεκρῶν, to rouse one to quit (the assembly of) the dead, Matthew 14:2; Matthew 27:64; Matthew 28:7; κρίνειν ζῶντας καί νεκρούς, 2 Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5; κριτής ζώντων καί νεκρῶν, Acts 10:42; νεκρῶν καί ζώντων κυριεύειν, Romans 14:9.
c. destitute of life, without life, inanimate (equivalent to ἄψυχος): τό σῶμα χωρίς πνεύματος νεκρόν ἐστιν, James 2:26; οὐκ ἐστιν () Θεός νεκρῶν ἀλλά ζώντων, God is the guardian God not of the dead but of the living, Matthew 22:32; Mark 12:27; Luke 20:38.
2. tropically:
a. (spiritually dead, i. e.) "destitute of a life that recognizes and is devoted to God, because given up to trespasses and sins; inactive as respects doing right": John 5:25; Romans 6:13; Ephesians 5:14; Revelation 3:1; with τοῖς παραπτώμασιν (the dative of cause (cf. Winer's Grammar, 412 (384f))) added, Ephesians 2:1, 5; ἐν (but T Tr WH omit ἐν) τοῖς παραπτοις Colossians 2:13; in the pointed saying ἄφες τούς νεκρούς θάψαι τούς ἑαυτῶν νεκρούς, leave those who are indifferent to the salvation offered them in the gospel, to bury thee bodies of their own dead, Matthew 8:22; Luke 9:60.
b. universally, destitute of force or power, inactive, inoperative: τῇ ἁμαρτία, unaffected by the desire to sin (cf. Winers Grammar, 210 (199); Buttmann, § 133, 12), Romans 6:11; of things: ἁμαρτία, Romans 7:8; πίστις, James 2:17, 20 (R G), 26; ἔργα, powerless and fruitless (see ἔργον, 3, p. 248b bottom), Hebrews 6:1; Hebrews 9:14. (Cf. θνητός, at the end)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

7:33; 9:22; 19:7
9:7; 11:6; 37:9
8:22; 8:22; 10:8; 11:5; 14:2; 22:32; 23:27; 27:64; 28:4; 28:7
9:26; 12:27
7:15; 7:22; 9:60; 9:60; 15:24; 15:32; 16:30; 20:38; 24:5
5:10; 10:42; 20:9; 28:6
4:17; 6:11; 6:13; 7:8; 8:10; 10:7; 11:15; 14:9
1 Corinthians
2:1; 2:5; 5:14
1:18; 2:13
1 Thessalonians
2 Timothy
6:1; 9:14; 9:17; 11:35; 13:20
2:17; 2:20; 2:26
1 Peter
4:5; 4:6
1:5; 1:17; 1:18; 2:8; 3:1; 14:13; 16:3; 20:5; 20:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3498 matches the Greek νεκρός (nekros),
which occurs 132 times in 123 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 8:22–Act 17:31)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:22 - But Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead G3498 bury their own dead G3498.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:8 - “Heal the sick, raise the dead G3498, cleanse those with leprosy, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:5 - those who are BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and those who limp walk, those with leprosy are cleansed and those who are deaf hear, the dead G3498 are raised, and the POOR HAVE THE [fn]GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:2 - and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he himself has been raised from the dead G3498, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:9 - When they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead G3498.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:31 - “But regarding the resurrection of the dead G3498, have you not read what was spoken to you by God:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:32 - ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’? He is not the God of the dead G3498, but of the living.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:27 - “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead G3498 men’s G3498 bones and all uncleanness.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:64 - “Therefore, give orders for the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise, His disciples may come and steal Him, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead G3498,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:4 - The guards shook from fear of him and became like dead G3498 men G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:7 - “And go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead G3498; and behold, He is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:14 - And King Herod heard about it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, “John the Baptist has risen from the dead G3498, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:16 - But when Herod heard about it, he kept saying, “John, whom I beheaded, has risen!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:9 - As they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, [fn]until the Son of Man rose from the dead G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:10 - They [fn]seized upon [fn]that statement, discussing with one another [fn]what rising from the dead G3498 meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:26 - And after crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse G3498 that most of them said, “He is dead!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:25 - “For when they rise from the dead G3498, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:26 - “But [fn]regarding the fact that the dead G3498 rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:27 - “He is not the God [fn]of the dead G3498, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:15 - And the dead G3498 man G3498 sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:22 - And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: people who were blind receive sight, people who limped walk, people with leprosy are cleansed and people who were deaf hear, dead G3498 people G3498 are raised up, and people who are poor have the gospel preached to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:7 - Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead G3498,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:60 - But He said to him, “Allow the dead G3498 to bury their own dead G3498; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:24 - for this son of mine was dead G3498 and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:32 - ‘But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead G3498 and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:30 - “But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead G3498, they will repent!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:31 - “But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead G3498.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:35 - but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead G3498, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:37 - “But as for the fact that the dead G3498 are raised, even Moses revealed this in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:38 - “Now He is not the God of the dead G3498, but of the living; for all live to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:5 - and as [fn]the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why are you seeking the living One among the dead G3498?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:46 - and He said to them, “So it is written, that the [fn]Christ would suffer and rise from the dead G3498 on the third day,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:22 - So when He was raised from the dead G3498, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:21 - “For just as the Father raises the dead G3498 and gives them life, so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:25 - “Truly, truly, I say to you, [fn]a time is coming and [fn]even now has arrived, when the dead G3498 will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:1 - Therefore, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:9 - The large crowd of the Jews then learned that He was there; and they came, not on account of Jesus only, but so that they might also see Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:17 - So the [fn]people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead G3498, continued to testify about Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:9 - For they did not yet understand the Scripture, that He must rise from the dead G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:14 - This was now the third time that Jesus revealed Himself to the disciples, after He was raised from the dead G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:15 - but put to death the [fn]Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead G3498, [fn]a fact to which we are witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:2 - being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming [fn]in Jesus the resurrection from the dead G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:10 - let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that [fn]by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead G3498[fn]by [fn]this name this man stands here before you in good health.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:10 - And immediately she collapsed at his feet and [fn]died; and the young men came in and found her dead G3498, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:41 - not to all the people, but to witnesses who had been chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:42 - “And He ordered us to [fn]preach to the people, and to testify solemnly that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead G3498.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:30 - “But God raised Him from the dead G3498;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:34 - As for the fact that He raised Him from the dead G3498, never again to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: ‘I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY AND FAITHFUL MERCIES OF DAVID.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:3 - [fn]explaining and [fn]giving evidence that the [fn]Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead G3498, and saying, “This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the [fn]Christ.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:31 - because He has set a day on which He will judge [fn]the world in righteousness [fn]through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all people [fn]by raising Him from the dead G3498.”

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