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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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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

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 unchastity, 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, adulteries, [fn]fornications, G4202 thefts, false witness, slanders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:9 - “And I say to you, whoever [fn]divorces his wife, except for [fn]immorality, G4202 and marries another woman [fn]commits adultery[fn].”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, [fn]fornications, G4202 thefts, murders, adulteries,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:41 - “You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; 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 and from fornication G4202 and from what is strangled and from blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:29 - that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; G4202 [fn]if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:25 - “But concerning the Gentiles who have believed, we wrote, having decided that they should abstain from [fn]meat sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication.” G4202
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:29 - being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:1 - It is actually reported that there is immorality G4202 among you, and immorality G4202 of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:13 - Food is for the [fn]stomach and the [fn]stomach is for food, but God will do away with both [fn]of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, G4202 but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:18 - Flee immorality. G4202 Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the [fn]immoral man sins against his own body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:2 - But because of 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, [fn]immorality G4202 and sensuality which they have practiced.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:19 - Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: [fn]immorality, G4202 impurity, sensuality,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:3 - But immorality G4202 [fn]or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among [fn]saints;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - Therefore [fn]consider the members of your earthly body as dead to [fn]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 [fn]sexual G4202 immorality; G4202
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:21 - ‘I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. G4202
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:21 - and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their 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 immorality.” G4202
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:2 - with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” G4202
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:4 - The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and [fn]adorned with gold and precious [fn]stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, G4202
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:3 - “For all the nations [fn]have drunk of the wine of the [fn]passion of her immorality, G4202 and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the [fn]wealth of her [fn]sensuality.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:2 - BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, G4202 and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS [fn]ON HER.”
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