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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 - “You will be hearing of wars G4171 and rumors of wars. G4171 See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:7 - “When you hear of wars G4171 and rumors of wars, G4171 do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:31 - “Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, G4171 will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:9 - “When you hear of wars G4171 and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:8 - For if the [fn]bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle? G4171
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:34 - quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, G4171 put foreign armies to flight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:1 - [fn]What is the source of quarrels G4171 and conflicts among you? [fn]Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:7 - The [fn]appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; G4171 and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:9 - They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. G4171
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:7 - When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war G4171 with them, and overcome them and kill them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:7 - And there was war G4171 in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war G4171 with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, G4171
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:17 - So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war G4171 with the rest of her [fn]children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:7 - It was also given to him to make war G4171 with the [fn]saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:14 - for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole [fn]world, to gather them together for the war G4171 of the great day of God, the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:19 - And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to make war G4171 against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:8 - and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; G4171 the number of them is like the sand of the [fn]seashore.
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