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Lexicon :: Strong's G3581 - xenos

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xenos (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a primary word
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TDNT Reference: 5:1,661

Strong’s Definitions

ξένος xénos, xen'-os; apparently a primary word; foreign (literally, alien, or figuratively, novel); by implication, a guest or (vice-versa) entertainer:—host, strange(-r).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's G3581 in the following manner: stranger (10x), strange (3x), host (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's G3581 in the following manner: stranger (10x), strange (3x), host (1x).
  1. a foreigner, a stranger

    1. alien (from a person or a thing)

    2. without the knowledge of, without a share in

    3. new, unheard of

  2. one who receives and entertains another hospitably

    1. with whom he stays or lodges, a host

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ξένος xénos, xen'-os; apparently a primary word; foreign (literally, alien, or figuratively, novel); by implication, a guest or (vice-versa) entertainer:—host, strange(-r).
ξένος, ξένῃ, ξένον, from Homer down, masculine a guest-friend (Latin hopes (of parties bound by ties of hospitality)), i. e.:
1. a foreigner, stranger (opposed to ἐπιχώριος, Plato, Phaedo c. 2, p. 59 b.; Josephus, b. j. 5, 1, 3);
a. properly: Matthew 25:35, 38, 43; Matthew 27:7; 3 John 1:5; ξένοι καί παρεπίδημοί ἐπί τῆς γῆς, Hebrews 11:13; οἱ ἐπιδημοῦντες ξένοι, Acts 17:21; opposed to συμπολίτης, Ephesians 2:19; (the Sept. for אֹרֵחַ, a traveler, 2 Samuel 12:4, Alex. manuscript; for נֵר, Job 31:32; several times for נָכְרִי). (as adjective with) δαιμόνια, Acts 17:18.
b. tropically,
α. alien (from a person or thing); without knowledge of, without a share in: with a genitive of the thing, τῶν διαθηκῶν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, Ephesians 2:12 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 4, 6) (τοῦ λόγου, Sophocles O. T. 219).
β. new, unheard of: διδαχαι, Hebrews 13:9; ξένον τί a strange, wonderful thing, 1 Peter 4:12 (Aeschylus Prom. 688; Diodorus 3, 15 and 52; others).
2. one echo receives and entertains another hospitably; with whom he stays or lodges, a host: ξένος μου, Romans 16:23, where καί τῆς ἐκκλησίας ὅλης is added, i. e. either 'who receives hospitably all the members of the church who cross his threshold,' or 'who kindly permits the church to worship in his house' (Fritzsche).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Samuel
25:35; 25:38; 25:43; 27:7
17:18; 17:21
2:12; 2:19
11:13; 13:9
1 Peter
3 John

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3581 matches the Greek ξένος (xenos),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:35 - ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger G3581, and you invited Me in;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:38 - ‘And when did we see You as a stranger G3581, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:43 - I was a stranger G3581, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - “Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or as a stranger G3581, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not [fn]take care of You?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:7 - And they conferred together and [fn]with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers G3581.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:18 - And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers as well were [fn]conversing with him. Some were saying, “What could this [fn]scavenger of tidbits want to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange G3581 deities,”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:21 - (Now all the Athenians and the strangers G3581 visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:23 - Gaius, host G3581 to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, greets you, and Quartus, the brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:12 - remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, [fn]excluded from [fn]the people of Israel, and strangers G3581 to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:19 - So then you are no longer strangers G3581 and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the [fn]saints, and are of God’s household,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:13 - All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen and welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers G3581 and exiles on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:9 - Do not be misled by varied and strange G3581 teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who [fn]were so occupied were not benefited.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:12 - Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though something strange G3581 were happening to you;
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:5 - Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brothers and sisters, and [fn]especially when they are strangers G3581;
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