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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
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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 G4166:
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 - Ἰδὼν δὲ τοὺς ὄχλους ἐσπλαγχνίσθη περὶ αὐτῶν ὅτι ἦσαν ἐκλελυμένοι καὶ ἐρριμμένοι ὡσεὶ πρόβατα μὴ ἔχοντα ποιμένα G4166
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:32 - καὶ συναχθήσεται ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη καὶ ἀφοριεῖ αὐτοὺς ἀπ᾽ ἀλλήλων ὥσπερ ποιμὴν G4166 ἀφορίζει τὰ πρόβατα ἀπὸ τῶν ἐρίφων
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:31 - Τότε λέγει αὐτοῖς Ἰησοῦς Πάντες ὑμεῖς σκανδαλισθήσεσθε ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐν τῇ νυκτὶ ταύτῃ· γέγραπται γάρ, Πατάξω τὸν ποιμένα G4166 καὶ διασκορπισθήσεται τὰ πρόβατα τῆς ποίμνης
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:34 - καὶ ἐξελθὼν εἶδεν Ἰησοῦς πολὺν ὄχλον καὶ ἐσπλαγχνίσθη ἐπ᾽ αὐτοῖς, ὅτι ἦσαν ὡς πρόβατα μὴ ἔχοντα ποιμένα G4166 καὶ ἤρξατο διδάσκειν αὐτοὺς πολλά
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:27 - Καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς Ἰησοῦς ὅτι Πάντες σκανδαλισθήσεσθε ἐν ἐμοὶ ἐν τῇ νυκτὶ ταύτη, ὅτι γέγραπται Πατάξω τὸν ποιμένα G4166 καὶ διασκορπισθήσεται τὰ πρόβατα
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 - Καὶ ποιμένες G4166 ἦσαν ἐν τῇ χώρᾳ τῇ αὐτῇ ἀγραυλοῦντες καὶ φυλάσσοντες φυλακὰς τῆς νυκτὸς ἐπὶ τὴν ποίμνην αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:15 - Καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἀπῆλθον ἀπ᾽ αὐτῶν εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν οἱ ἄγγελοι καὶ οἱ ἀνθρωποι οἱ ποιμένες G4166 εἶπον πρὸς ἀλλήλους Διέλθωμεν δὴ ἕως Βηθλέεμ Καὶ ἴδωμεν τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο τὸ γεγονὸς κύριος ἐγνώρισεν ἡμῖν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:18 - καὶ πάντες οἱ ἀκούσαντες ἐθαύμασαν περὶ τῶν λαληθέντων ὑπὸ τῶν ποιμένων G4166 πρὸς αὐτούς·
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:20 - καὶ ἐπέστρεψαν οἱ ποιμένες G4166 δοξάζοντες καὶ αἰνοῦντες τὸν θεὸν ἐπὶ πᾶσιν οἷς ἤκουσαν καὶ εἶδον καθὼς ἐλαλήθη πρὸς αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:2 - δὲ εἰσερχόμενος διὰ τῆς θύρας ποιμήν G4166 ἐστιν τῶν προβάτων
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:11 - Ἐγώ εἰμι ποιμὴν G4166 καλός· ποιμὴν G4166 καλὸς τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ τίθησιν ὑπὲρ τῶν προβάτων·
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:12 - μισθωτὸς δὲ, καὶ οὐκ ὢν ποιμήν G4166 οὗ οὐκ εἰσιν τὰ πρόβατα ἴδια θεωρεῖ τὸν λύκον ἐρχόμενον καὶ ἀφίησιν τὰ πρόβατα καὶ φεύγει καὶ λύκος ἁρπάζει αὐτὰ καὶ σκορπίζει τὰ πρόβατα
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:14 - Ἐγώ εἰμι ποιμὴν G4166 καλός καὶ γινώσκω τὰ ἐμὰ καὶ γινώσκομαι ὑπὸ τῶν ἐμῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:16 - καὶ ἄλλα πρόβατα ἔχω οὐκ ἔστιν ἐκ τῆς αὐλῆς ταύτης· κἀκεῖνα με δεῖ ἀγαγεῖν καὶ τῆς φωνῆς μου ἀκούσουσιν καὶ γενήσεται μία ποίμνη εἷς ποιμήν G4166
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:11 - καὶ αὐτὸς ἔδωκεν τοὺς μὲν ἀποστόλους τοὺς δὲ προφήτας τοὺς δὲ εὐαγγελιστάς τοὺς δὲ ποιμένας G4166 καὶ διδασκάλους
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:20 - δὲ θεὸς τῆς εἰρήνης ἀναγαγὼν ἐκ νεκρῶν τὸν ποιμένα G4166 τῶν προβάτων τὸν μέγαν ἐν αἵματι διαθήκης αἰωνίου τὸν κύριον ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦν
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - ἦτε γὰρ ὡς πρόβατα πλανώμενα· ἀλλ᾽ ἐπεστράφητε νῦν ἐπὶ τὸν ποιμένα G4166 καὶ ἐπίσκοπον τῶν ψυχῶν ὑμῶν
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