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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 164 times in 155 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 4 (Mat 2:23–Luk 8:27)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:23 - and came and lived in a city G4172 called Nazareth, so that what was spoken through the prophets would be fulfilled: “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:5 -

Then the devil *took Him into the holy city G4172 and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:14 -

“You are the light of the world. A city G4172 set on a [fn]hill cannot be hidden;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:35 - or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or [fn]by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY G4172 OF THE GREAT KING.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:33 - Now the herdsmen ran away, and went to the city G4172 and reported everything, [fn]including what had happened to the demoniacs.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:34 - And behold, the whole city G4172 came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they pleaded with Him to leave their region.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:1 -

And getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city G4172.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:35 -

And Jesus was going through all the cities G4172 and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:5 -

These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them, saying, “Do not [fn]go [fn]in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city G4172 of the Samaritans;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:11 - “And whatever city G4172 or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay there until you leave.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:14 - “And whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you leave that house or that city G4172, shake the dust off your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:15 - “Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city G4172.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:23 -

“But whenever they persecute you in this city G4172, flee to [fn]the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities G4172 of Israel until the Son of Man comes.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:1 -

[fn]Now it happened that when Jesus had finished [fn]giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and [fn]preach in their cities G4172.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:20 -

Then He began to denounce the cities G4172 in which most of His [fn]miracles were done, because they did not repent.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:25 -

And knowing their thoughts He said to them, [fn]Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and [fn]any city G4172 or house divided against itself will not stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:13 -

Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by Himself; and when the crowds heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities G4172.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:10 -

And when He had entered Jerusalem, all the city G4172 was stirred, saying, “Who is this?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:17 - And He left them and went out of the city G4172 to Bethany, and spent the night there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:18 -

Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city G4172, He became hungry.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:7 - “But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city G4172 on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:34 -

“On account of this, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues, and persecute from city G4172 to city G4172,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:18 - And He said, “Go into the city G4172 to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near; I am keeping the Passover at your house with My disciples.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:53 - and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city G4172 and appeared to many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:11 -

Now while they were on their way, behold, some of the guard came into the city G4172 and reported to the chief priests all that had happened.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:33 - And the whole city G4172 had gathered at the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:45 - But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that [fn]Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city G4172, but [fn]stayed out in desolate areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:14 -

And their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city G4172 and in the countryside. And the people came to see what it was that had happened.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:11 - “And any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust [fn]off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:33 - And the people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities G4172, and got there ahead of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:56 - And wherever He was entering villages, or cities G4172, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the marketplaces, and pleading with Him that they might just touch the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were being [fn]saved from their sicknesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:19 -

And when evening came, [fn]they were going out of the city G4172.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:13 - And He *sent two of His disciples and *said to them, “Go into the city G4172, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:16 - And the disciples went out and came to the city G4172, and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:26 -

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city G4172 in Galilee called Nazareth,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:39 -

Now [fn]at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city G4172 of Judah,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:3 - And everyone was going to be registered for the census, each to his own city G4172.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:4 - And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city G4172 of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city G4172 of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:11 - For today in the city G4172 of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is [fn]Christ the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:39 -

And when they had finished everything according to the Law of the [fn]Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city G4172 of Nazareth.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:29 - and they stood up and drove Him out of the city G4172, and led Him to the edge of the hill on which their city G4172 had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:31 -

And He came down to Capernaum, a city G4172 of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:43 - But He said to them, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities G4172 also, for I was sent for this purpose.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:12 -

And it happened that while He was in one of the cities G4172, behold, there was a man [fn]covered with leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:11 -

And it happened that soon afterwards He went to a city G4172 called Nain, and His disciples were going along with Him, [fn]accompanied by a large crowd.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:12 - Now as He approached the gate of the city G4172, behold, [fn]a dead man was being carried out, the [fn]only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a sizeable crowd from the city G4172 was with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:37 - And behold, there was a woman in the city G4172 who was a [fn]sinner. And when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:1 -

And it happened that soon afterward He was going around from one city G4172 and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:4 -

Now when a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities G4172 were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:27 - And when He came out onto the land, a man from the city G4172 met Him, one who was possessed with demons and had not put on any garment for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs.

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