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Lexicon :: Strong's G4166 - poimēn

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ποιμήν
Transliteration
poimēn (Key)
Pronunciation
poy-mane'
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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: 6:485,901

Strong’s Definitions

ποιμήν poimḗn, poy-mane'; of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively):—shepherd, pastor.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's G4166 in the following manner: shepherd (15x), Shepherd (2x), pastor (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's G4166 in the following manner: shepherd (15x), Shepherd (2x), pastor (1x).
  1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd

    1. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow

  2. metaph.

    1. the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church

      1. of the overseers of the Christian assemblies

      2. of kings and princes

        A shepherd in the Near East was responsible for watching out for enemies trying to attack the sheep, defending the sheep from attackers, healing the wounded and sick sheep, finding and saving lost or trapped sheep, loving them, and sharing their lives and to earn their trust.
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ποιμήν poimḗn, poy-mane'; of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively):—shepherd, pastor.
STRONGS NT 4166: ποιμήν
ποιμήν, ποιμένος, (akin to the noun ποίᾳ, which see: (or from the root meaning 'to protect'; cf. Curtius, § 372; Fick 1:132)), from Homer down; the Sept. for רֹעֶה, a herdsman, especially a shepherd;
a. properly: Matthew 9:36; Matthew 25:32; Matthew 26:31; Mark 6:34; Mark 14:27; Luke 2:8, 15, 18, 20; John 10:2, 12; in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow, John 10:11, 14.
b. metaphorically, the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church, John 10:16; 1 Peter 2:25; Hebrews 13:20 (of the Jewish Messiah, Ezekiel 34:23); of the overseers of the Christian assemblies (A. V. pastors), Ephesians 4:11; cf. Ritschl, Entstehung der altkathol. Kirche, edition 2, p. 350f; (Hatch, Barnpron Lects. for 1880, p. 123f). (Of kings and princes we find ποιμένες λαῶν in Homer and Hesiod.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Ezekiel
34:23
Matthew
9:36; 25:32; 26:31
Mark
6:34; 14:27
Luke
2:8; 2:15; 2:18; 2:20
John
10:2; 10:11; 10:12; 10:14; 10:16
Ephesians
4:11
Hebrews
13:20
1 Peter
2:25

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4166 matches the Greek ποιμήν (poimēn),
which occurs 18 times in 17 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:36 - Seeing the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were [fn]distressed and downcast, like sheep [fn]without a shepherd G4166.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:32 - “And all the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, just as the shepherd G4166 separates the sheep from the goats;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:31 - Then Jesus *said to them, “You will all [fn]fall away because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I WILL STRIKE THE SHEPHERD G4166, AND THE SHEEP OF THE FLOCK WILL BE SCATTERED.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:34 - When Jesus went [fn]ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd G4166; and He began to teach them many things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:27 - And Jesus *said to them, “You will all [fn]fall away, because it is written: ‘I WILL STRIKE THE SHEPHERD G4166, AND THE SHEEP WILL BE SCATTERED.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 - In the same region there were some shepherds G4166 staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock at night.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:15 - When the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds G4166 began saying to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem, then, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:18 - And all who heard it were amazed about the things which were told them by the shepherds G4166.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:20 - And the shepherds G4166 went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:2 - “But the one who enters by the door is a shepherd G4166 of the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:11 - “I am the good shepherd G4166; the good shepherd G4166 lays down His life for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:12 - “He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd G4166, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters the flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:14 - “I am the good shepherd G4166, and I know My own, and My own know Me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:16 - “And I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice; and they will become one flock, with one shepherd G4166.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:11 - And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as [fn]pastors G4166 and teachers,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:20 - Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd G4166 of the sheep [fn]through the blood of the eternal covenant, that is, Jesus our Lord,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd G4166 and [fn]Guardian of your souls.

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