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Lexicon :: Strong's G4171 - polemos

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polemos (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From pelomai (to bustle)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:502,904

Trench's Synonyms: lxxxvi. πόλεμος, μάχη.

Strong’s Definitions

πόλεμος pólemos, pol'-em-os; from πέλομαι pélomai (to bustle); warfare (literally or figuratively; a single encounter or a series):—battle, fight, war.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's G4171 in the following manner: war (12x), battle (5x), fight (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's G4171 in the following manner: war (12x), battle (5x), fight (1x).
  1. a war

  2. a fight, a battle

  3. a dispute, strife, quarrel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πόλεμος pólemos, pol'-em-os; from πέλομαι pélomai (to bustle); warfare (literally or figuratively; a single encounter or a series):—battle, fight, war.
πόλεμος πολέμου, (from ΠΑΛΩ, πολέω, to turn, to range about, whence Latinpello, bellum; (but cf. Fick 1:671; Vanicek, 513)) (from Homer down), the Sept. for מִלְחָמָה;
1. properly,
a. war: Matthew 24:6; Mark 13:7; Luke 14:31; Luke 21:9; Hebrews 11:31; in imitation of the Hebrew מִלְחָמָה עָשָׂה followed by אֵת or עִם (Genesis 14:2; Deuteronomy 20:12, 20), πόλεμον ποιεῖν μετά τίνος, Revelation 11:7; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 13:7 (here L omits; WH Tr marginal reading brackets the clause); Revelation 19:19 (cf. μετά, I. 2 d.).
b. a fight, a battle (more precisely μάχη; "in Homer (where Iliad 7, 174 it is used even of single combat) and Hesiod the sense of battle prevails; in Attic that of tear" (Liddell and Scott, under the word); cf. Trench, § 86:and (in partial modification) Schmidt, chapter 138, 5 and 6): 1 Corinthians 14:8; Hebrews 11:34; Revelation 9:7, 9; Revelation 12:7; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 20:8.
2. a dispute, strife, quarrel: πόλεμοι καί μάχαι, James 4:1 (Sophocles El. 219; Plato, Phaedo, p. 66 c.).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

20:12; 20:20
14:31; 21:9
1 Corinthians
11:31; 11:34
9:7; 9:9; 11:7; 12:7; 12:17; 13:7; 16:14; 19:19; 20:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4171 matches the Greek πόλεμος (polemos),
which occurs 18 times in 16 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:6 - And ye shall hear of wars G4171 and rumours of wars: G4171 see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:7 - And when ye shall hear of wars G4171 and rumours of wars, G4171 be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:31 - Or what king, going to make war G4171 against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:9 - But when ye shall hear of wars G4171 and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:8 - For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? G4171
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:34 - Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, G4171 turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:1 - From whence come wars G4171 and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:7 - And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; G4171 and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:9 - And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. G4171
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:7 - And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war G4171 against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:7 - And there was war G4171 in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:17 - And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war G4171 with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:7 - And it was given unto him to make war G4171 with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:14 - For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle G4171 of that great day of God Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:19 - And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war G4171 against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:8 - And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: G4171 the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
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