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Lexicon :: Strong's G4172 - polis

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πόλις
Transliteration
polis (Key)
Pronunciation
pol'-is
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from the same as πόλεμος (G4171), or perhaps from πολύς (G4183)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:516,906

Strong’s Definitions

πόλις pólis, pol'-is; probably from the same as G4171, or perhaps from G4183; a town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size):—city.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 164x

The KJV translates Strong's G4172 in the following manner: city (164x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 164x
The KJV translates Strong's G4172 in the following manner: city (164x).
  1. a city

    1. one's native city, the city in which one lives

    2. the heavenly Jerusalem

      1. the abode of the blessed in heaven

      2. of the visible capital in the heavenly kingdom, to come down to earth after the renovation of the world by fire

    3. the inhabitants of a city

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πόλις pólis, pol'-is; probably from the same as G4171, or perhaps from G4183; a town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size):—city.
STRONGS G4172:
πόλις, πολισεως, (πέλομαι, to dwell (or rather denoting originally 'fullness,' 'throng'; allied with Latin pleo, plebs, etc.; cf. Curtius, p. 79 and § 374; Vanicek, p. 499; (otherwise Fick 1:138))) (from Homer down), the Sept. chiefly for עִיר, besides for קִרְיָה, שַׁעַר (gate), etc., a city;
a. universally, Matthew 2:23; Mark 1:45; Luke 4:29; John 11:54; Acts 5:16, and very often in the historical books of the N. T.; κατά τήν πόλιν, through the city (A. V. in; see κατά, II. 1 a.), Acts 24:12; κατά πόλιν, κατά πόλεις, see κατά, II. 3a. α., p. 328a; opposed to κῶμαι, Matthew 9:35; Matthew 10:11; Luke 8:1; Luke 13:22; to κῶμαι καί ἀγροί, Mark 6:56; ἰδίᾳ πόλις, see ἴδιος, 1b., p. 297a; πόλις with the genitive of a person one's native city, Luke 2:4, 11; John 1:44(45); or the city in which one lives, Matthew 22:7; Luke 4:29; Luke 10:11; Acts 16:20; Revelation 16:19; Jerusalem is called, on account of the temple erected there, πόλις τοῦ μεγάλου βασιλέως, i. e. in which the great King of Israel, Jehovah, has his abode, Matthew 5:35; Psalm 47:2 (Psalms 48:2), cf. Tobit 13:15; also ἅγια πόλις (see ἅγιος, 1 a., p. 7a) and ἠγαπημένη, the beloved of God, Revelation 20:9. with the genitive of a gentile noun: Δαμασκηνῶν, 2 Corinthians 11:32; Ἐφεσίων, Acts 19:35; τῶν Ἰουδαίων, Luke 23:51; τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Matthew 10:23; Σαμαρειτῶν, Matthew 10:5; with the genitive of a region: τῆς Γαλιλαίας, Luke 1:26; Luke 4:31; Ιουδα, of the tribe of Judah, Luke 1:39; Λυκαονίας, Acts 14:6; Κιλικίας, Acts 21:39; τῆς Σαμαρείας, John 4:5; Acts 8:5. As in classical Greek the proper name of the city is added — either in the nominative case, as πόλις Ἰόππη, Acts 11:5; or in the genitive, as πόλις Σοδομων, Γομορρας, 2 Peter 2:6; Θυατείρων, Acts 16:14.
b. used of the heavenly Jerusalem (see Ἱεροσόλυμα, 2), i. e.
α. the abode of the blessed, in heaven: Hebrews 11:10, 16; with Θεοῦ ζῶντος added, Hebrews 12:22; μελλουσα πόλις, Hebrews 13:14.
β. in the visions of the Apocalypse it is used of the visible capital of the heavenly kingdom, to come down to earth after the renovation of the world: Revelation 3:12; Revelation 21:14ff; 22:14; πόλις ἅγια, Revelation 22:19; with Ἱερουσαλήμ καινή added, Revelation 21:2.
c. πόλις by metonymy, for the inhabitants: Matthew 8:34; Acts 14:21; πᾶσα πόλις, Matthew 21:10; Acts 13:44; πόλις ὅλῃ, Mark 1:33; Acts 21:30; πόλις μερισθεῖσα καθ' ἑαυτῆς, Matthew 12:25.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
47:2; 48:2
Matthew
2:23; 5:35; 8:34; 9:35; 10:5; 10:11; 10:23; 12:25; 21:10; 22:7
Mark
1:33; 1:45; 6:56
Luke
1:26; 1:39; 2:4; 2:11; 4:29; 4:29; 4:31; 8:1; 10:11; 13:22; 23:51
John
1:44; 4:5; 11:54
Acts
5:16; 8:5; 11:5; 13:44; 14:6; 14:21; 16:14; 16:20; 19:35; 21:30; 21:39; 24:12
2 Corinthians
11:32
Hebrews
11:10; 11:16; 12:22; 13:14
2 Peter
2:6
Revelation
3:12; 16:19; 20:9; 21:2; 21:14; 22:14; 22:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4172 matches the Greek πόλις (polis),
which occurs 162 times in 153 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 4 (Mat 2:23–Luk 8:34)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:23 - And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:5 - Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:14 - “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:35 - or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:33 - The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, especially what had happened to the demon-possessed men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:34 - And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:1 - And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:35 - And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:5 - These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:11 - And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:14 - And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:15 - Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:23 - When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:1 - When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:20 - Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:25 - Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:13 - Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:10 - And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:17 - And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:18 - In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:7 - The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:34 - Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:18 - He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:53 - and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:11 - While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:33 - And the whole city was gathered together at the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:45 - But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:14 - The herdsmen fled and told it in the city and in the country. And people came to see what it was that had happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:33 - Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:56 - And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:19 - And when evening came they[fn] went out of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:13 - And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:16 - And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:26 - In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:39 - In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:3 - And all went to be registered, each to his own town.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:4 - And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:11 - For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:39 - And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:29 - And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:31 - And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:43 - but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:12 - While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy.[fn] And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:11 - Soon afterward[fn] he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:12 - As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:37 - And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:1 - Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:4 - And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:27 - When Jesus[fn] had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:34 - When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country.

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