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Lexicon :: Strong's G4202 - porneia

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porneia (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TDNT Reference: 6:579,918

Strong’s Definitions

πορνεία porneía, por-ni'-ah; from G4203; harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively, idolatry:—fornication.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's G4202 in the following manner: fornication (26x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's G4202 in the following manner: fornication (26x).
  1. illicit sexual intercourse

    1. adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.

    2. sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18

    3. sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11-12

  2. metaph. the worship of idols

    1. of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πορνεία porneía, por-ni'-ah; from G4203; harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively, idolatry:—fornication.
πορνεία, πορνείας, (πορνεύω), the Sept. for תַּזְנוּת, זְנוּת, זְנוּנִים, fornication (Vulg. fornicatio (and (Revelation 19:2) prostitutio)); used
a. properly, of illicit sexual intercourse in general (Demosthenes, 403, 27; 433, 25): Acts 15:20, 29; Acts 21:25 (that this meaning must be adopted in these passages will surprise no one who has learned from 1 Corinthians 6:12ff how leniently converts from among the heathen regarded this vice and how lightly they indulged in it; accordingly, all other interpretations of the term, such as of marriages within the prohibited degrees and the like, are to be rejected); Romans 1:29 Rec.; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:13, 18; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Revelation 9:21; it is distinguished from μοιχεία in Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21; and Galatians 5:19 Rec.; used of adultery ((cf. Hosea 2:2 (4), etc.)), Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9.
b. In accordance with a form of speech common in the O. T. and among the Jews which represents the close relationship existing between Jehovah and his people under the figure of a marriage (cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, i., p. 422{a} following), πορνεία is used metaphorically of the worship of idols: Revelation 14:8; Revelation 17:2, 4; Revelation 18:3; Revelation 19:2; ἡμεῖς ἐκ πορνείας οὐ γεγεννήμεθα (we are not of a people given to idolatry), ἕνα πατέρα ἔχομεν τόν Θεόν, John 8:41 (ἄθεος μέν ἄγονος, πολύθεος δέ ἐκ πόρνης, τυφλωττων περί τόν ἀληθῆ πατέρα καί διά τοῦτο πολλούς ἀνθ' ἑνός γονεῖς αἰνιττόμενος, Philo de mig. Abr. § 12; τέκνα πορνείας, of idolaters, Hosea 1:2; (but in John, the passage cited others understand physical descent to be spoken of (cf. Meyer))); of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols, Revelation 2:21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1:2; 2:2
5:32; 15:19; 19:9
15:20; 15:29; 21:25
1 Corinthians
5:1; 6:12; 6:13; 6:18; 7:2
2 Corinthians
1 Thessalonians
2:21; 9:21; 14:8; 17:2; 17:4; 18:3; 19:2; 19:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4202 matches the Greek πορνεία (porneia),
which occurs 26 times in 25 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:32 - but I say to you that everyone who [fn]divorces his wife, except for the reason of sexual G4202 immorality G4202, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a [fn]divorced woman commits adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:19 - “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, acts of adultery, other immoral G4202 sexual G4202 acts G4202, thefts, false testimonies, and [fn]slanderous statements.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:9 - “And I say to you, whoever [fn]divorces his wife, except for sexual G4202 immorality G4202, and marries another woman [fn]commits adultery[fn].”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - “For from within, out of the [fn]hearts of people, come the evil thoughts, acts of sexual G4202 immorality G4202, thefts, murders, acts of adultery,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:41 - “You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born as a result of sexual G4202 immorality G4202; we have one Father: God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:20 - but that we write to them that they abstain from [fn]things contaminated by idols, from acts of sexual G4202 immorality G4202, from what has been [fn]strangled, and from blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:29 -

that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from acts of sexual G4202 immorality G4202; [fn]if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:25 - “But regarding the Gentiles who have believed, we sent a letter, having decided that they should abstain from [fn]meat sacrificed to idols and from blood and what is [fn]strangled, and from sexual G4202 immorality G4202.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:29 - people having been filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, and evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice; they are gossips,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:1 - It is actually reported that there is sexual G4202 immorality G4202 among you, and sexual G4202 immorality G4202 of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, namely, that someone has his father’s wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:13 - Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, however God will do away with both [fn]of them. But the body is not for sexual G4202 immorality G4202, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:18 - Flee sexual G4202 immorality G4202. Every other sin that a person commits is outside the body, but the [fn]sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:2 - But because of sexual G4202 immoralities G4202, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:21 - I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, sexual G4202 immorality G4202, and indecent behavior which they have practiced.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:19 - Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: sexual G4202 immorality G4202, impurity, indecent behavior,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:3 - But sexual G4202 immorality G4202 [fn]or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among [fn]saints;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - Therefore, [fn]treat the parts of your earthly body as dead to sexual G4202 immorality G4202, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which [fn]amounts to idolatry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:3 - For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual G4202 immorality G4202;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:21 - ‘I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her sexual G4202 immorality G4202.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:21 - and they did not repent of their murders, nor of their witchcraft, nor of their sexual G4202 immorality G4202, nor of their thefts.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:8 - And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “[fn]Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the [fn]passion of her sexual G4202 immorality G4202.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:2 - with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of sexual immorality, and those who live on the earth became drunk with the wine of her sexual G4202 immorality G4202.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:4 - The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and [fn]adorned with gold, precious [fn]stones, and pearls, holding in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her sexual G4202 immorality G4202,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:3 - “For all the nations have fallen because of the wine of the passion of her sexual G4202 immorality G4202, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich from the [fn]excessive wealth of her [fn]luxury.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:2 - BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS; for He has judged the great prostitute who was corrupting the earth with her sexual G4202 immorality G4202, and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS [fn]ON HER.”
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