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Lexicon :: Strong's G4690 - sperma

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σπέρμα
Transliteration
sperma (Key)
Pronunciation
sper'-mah
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Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:536,1065

Strong’s Definitions

σπέρμα spérma, sper'-mah; from G4687; something sown, i.e. seed (including the male "sperm"); by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant (figuratively, as if kept over for planting):—issue, seed.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's G4690 in the following manner: seed (43x), issue (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's G4690 in the following manner: seed (43x), issue (1x).
  1. from which a plant germinates

    1. the seed i.e. the grain or kernel which contains within itself the germ of the future plants

      1. of the grains or kernels sown

    2. metaph. a seed i.e. a residue, or a few survivors reserved as the germ of the next generation (just as seed is kept from the harvest for the sowing)

  2. the semen virile

    1. the product of this semen, seed, children, offspring, progeny

    2. family, tribe, posterity

    3. whatever possesses vital force or life giving power

      1. of divine energy of the Holy Spirit operating within the soul by which we are regenerated

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σπέρμα spérma, sper'-mah; from G4687; something sown, i.e. seed (including the male "sperm"); by implication, offspring; specially, a remnant (figuratively, as if kept over for planting):—issue, seed.
STRONGS NT 4690: σπέρμα
σπέρμα, σπέρματος, τό (σπείρω, which see), from Homer down, Hebrew זֶרַע, the seed (from which anything springs);
a. from which a plant germinates;
α. properly, the seed i. e. the grain or kernel which contains within itself the germ of the future plant: plural, Matthew 13:32; Mark 4:31; 1 Corinthians 15:38 (Exodus 16:31; 1 Samuel 8:15); the singular is used collectively of the grains or kernels sown: Matthew 13:24, 27, 37; 2 Corinthians 9:10 (here L Tr σπόρος).
β. metaphorically, a seed i. e. a residue. or a few survivors reserved as the germ of a new race (just as seed is kept from the harvest for the sowing), Romans 9:29 after Isaiah 1:9, where the Sept. for שַׂרִיד (so also Wis. 14:6; 1 Esdr. 8:85 (87); Josephus, Antiquities 11, 5, 3; 12, 7, 8; Plato, Tim., p. 23{c}).
b. the semen virile;
α. properly: Leviticus 15:16-18; Leviticus 18:20f, etc.; (probably also Hebrews 11:11, cf. καταβολή 1, and see below); often in secular writings. By metonymy the product of this semen, seed, children, offspring, progeny; family, race, posterity (so in Greek chiefly in the tragic poets, cf. Passow, under the word, 2 b. ii., p. 1498 (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 3); and זֶרַע very often in the O. T. (cf. Winer's Grammar, 17, 30)); so in the singular, either of one, or collectively of many: Romans 9:7f; εἰς καταβολήν σπέρματος (see (above, and) καταβολή, 2) Hebrews 11:11; ἀνισταναι and ἐξανισταναι σπέρμα τίνι, Matthew 22:24; Mark 12:19; Luke 20:28 (Genesis 38:8); ἔχειν σπέρμα, Matthew 22:25; ἀφιέναι σπέρμα τίνι, Mark 12:20-22; τό σπέρμα τίνος, Luke 1:55; John 7:42; John 8:33, 37; Acts 3:25; Acts 7:5; Acts 13:23; Romans 1:3; (Romans 4:13); Rom. 9:7; 11:1; 2 Corinthians 11:22; 2 Timothy 2:8; Hebrews 2:16; Hebrews 11:18; in plural: παῖς ἐκ βαιλικων σπερμάτων, of royal descent, Josephus, Antiquities 8, 7, 6; τῶν Αβραμιαίων σπερμάτων ἀπόγονοι, 4 Macc. 18:1; equivalent to tribes, races, ἄνθρωποι τέ καί ἀνθρώπων σπερμασι νομοθετουμεν τά νῦν, Plato, legg. 9, p. 853 c. By a rabbinical method of interpreting, opposed to the usage of the Hebrew זֶרַע, which signifies the offspring whether consisting of one person or many, Paul lays such stress on the singular number in Genesis 13:15; Genesis 17:8 as to make it denote but one of Abraham's posterity, and that the Messiah: Galatians 3:16, also Galatians 3:19; and yet, that the way in which Pard presses the singular here is not utterly at variance with the genius of the Jewish-Greek language is evident from Αβραμιαίων σπερμάτων ἀπόγονοι, 4 Macc. 18:1, where the plural is used of many descendants ((cf. Geiger in Zeitschr. d. deutsch. Morgenl. Gesellsch. 1858, pp. 307-309; Delitzsch in Lut. Zeitschr. 1877 p. 603 sq.; Driver in the Expositor for Jan. 1889 p. 18 sq.; Lightfoot on Galatians, the passage cited)). τό σπέρμα (Ἀβραάμ) τό ἐκ τοῦ νόμου, the seed which is such according to the decision of the law, physical offspring (see νόμος, 2, p. 428{a}), τό ἐκ πίστεως Ἀβραάμ, those who are called Abraham's posterity on account of the faith by which they are akin to him (see πίστις, 1 b. ., p. 513{b} and ἐκ, II. 7), Romans 4:16; add, Romans 4:18; Rom 9:8; Galatians 3:29; similarly, Christians are called, in Revelation 12:17, the σπέρμα of the church (which is likened to a mother, Galatians 4:26).
β. whatever possesses vital force or life-giving power: τό σπέρμα τοῦ Θεοῦ ((but anarthrous)), the Holy Spirit, the divine energy operating within the soul by which we are regenerated or made the τέκνα τοῦ Θεοῦ, 1 John 3:9.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
13:15; 17:8; 38:8
Exodus
16:31
Leviticus
15:16; 15:17; 15:18; 18:20
1 Samuel
8:15
Isaiah
1:9
Matthew
13:24; 13:27; 13:32; 13:37; 22:24; 22:25
Mark
4:31; 12:19; 12:20; 12:21; 12:22
Luke
1:55; 20:28
John
7:42; 8:33; 8:37
Acts
3:25; 7:5; 13:23
Romans
1:3; 4:13; 4:16; 4:18; 9:7; 9:7; 9:8; 9:29; 11:1
1 Corinthians
15:38
2 Corinthians
9:10; 11:22
Galatians
3:16; 3:19; 3:29; 4:26
2 Timothy
2:8
Hebrews
2:16; 11:11; 11:11; 11:18
1 John
3:9
Revelation
12:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4690 matches the Greek σπέρμα (sperma),
which occurs 43 times in 40 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:24 - ἄλλην παραβολὴν παρέθηκεν αὐτοῖς λέγων ὡμοιώθη βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ σπείραντι καλὸν σπέρμα G4690 ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:27 - προσελθόντες δὲ οἱ δοῦλοι τοῦ οἰκοδεσπότου εἶπον αὐτῷ κύριε οὐχὶ καλὸν σπέρμα G4690 ἔσπειρας ἐν τῷ σῷ ἀγρῷ πόθεν οὖν ἔχει ζιζάνια
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:32 - μικρότερον μέν ἐστιν πάντων τῶν σπερμάτων G4690 ὅταν δὲ αὐξηθῇ μεῖζον τῶν λαχάνων ἐστὶν καὶ γίνεται δένδρον ὥστε ἐλθεῖν τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ κατασκηνοῦν ἐν τοῖς κλάδοις αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:37 - δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν σπείρων τὸ καλὸν σπέρμα G4690 ἐστὶν υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:38 - δὲ ἀγρός ἐστιν κόσμος τὸ δὲ καλὸν σπέρμα G4690 οὗτοί εἰσιν οἱ υἱοὶ τῆς βασιλείας τὰ δὲ ζιζάνιά εἰσιν οἱ υἱοὶ τοῦ πονηροῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:24 - λέγοντες διδάσκαλε Μωϋσῆς εἶπεν ἐάν τις ἀποθάνῃ μὴ ἔχων τέκνα ἐπιγαμβρεύσει ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀναστήσει σπέρμα G4690 τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:25 - ἦσαν δὲ παρ᾽ ἡμῖν ἑπτὰ ἀδελφοί καὶ πρῶτος γήμας ἐτελεύτησεν καὶ μὴ ἔχων σπέρμα G4690 ἀφῆκεν τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:31 - ὡς κόκκῳ σινάπεως ὃς ὅταν σπαρῇ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς μικρότερον ὂν πάντων τῶν σπερμάτων G4690 τῶν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:19 - διδάσκαλε Μωϋσῆς ἔγραψεν ἡμῖν ὅτι ἐάν τινος ἀδελφὸς ἀποθάνῃ καὶ καταλίπῃ γυναῖκα καὶ μὴ ἀφῇ τέκνον ἵνα λάβῃ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ τὴν γυναῖκα καὶ ἐξαναστήσῃ σπέρμα G4690 τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:20 - ἑπτὰ ἀδελφοὶ ἦσαν καὶ πρῶτος ἔλαβεν γυναῖκα καὶ ἀποθνῄσκων οὐκ ἀφῆκεν σπέρμα G4690
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:21 - καὶ δεύτερος ἔλαβεν αὐτήν καὶ ἀπέθανεν μὴ καταλιπὼν σπέρμα G4690 καὶ τρίτος ὡσαύτως
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:22 - καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ οὐκ ἀφῆκαν σπέρμα G4690 ἔσχατον πάντων καὶ γυνὴ ἀπέθανεν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:55 - καθὼς ἐλάλησεν πρὸς τοὺς πατέρας ἡμῶν τῷ Ἀβραὰμ καὶ τῷ σπέρματι G4690 αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:28 - (MGNT 20:27)ἐπηρώτησαν αὐτὸν (20:28)λέγοντες διδάσκαλε Μωϋσῆς ἔγραψεν ἡμῖν ἐάν τινος ἀδελφὸς ἀποθάνῃ ἔχων γυναῖκα καὶ οὗτος ἄτεκνος ἵνα λάβῃ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ τὴν γυναῖκα καὶ ἐξαναστήσῃ σπέρμα G4690 τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:42 - οὐχ γραφὴ εἶπεν ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ σπέρματος G4690 Δαυίδ καὶ ἀπὸ Βηθλέεμ τῆς κώμης ὅπου ἦν Δαυίδ ἔρχεται Χριστὸς
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:33 - ἀπεκρίθησαν πρὸς αὐτόν σπέρμα G4690 Ἀβραάμ ἐσμεν καὶ οὐδενὶ δεδουλεύκαμεν πώποτε πῶς σὺ λέγεις ὅτι ἐλεύθεροι γενήσεσθε
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:37 - οἶδα ὅτι σπέρμα G4690 Ἀβραάμ ἐστε ἀλλὰ ζητεῖτέ με ἀποκτεῖναι ὅτι λόγος ἐμὸς οὐ χωρεῖ ἐν ὑμῖν
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:25 - ὑμεῖς ἐστε οἱ υἱοὶ τῶν προφητῶν καὶ τῆς διαθήκης ἧς διέθετο θεὸς πρὸς τοὺς πατέρας ὑμῶν λέγων πρὸς Ἀβραάμ καὶ ἐν τῷ σπέρματί G4690 σου ἐνευλογηθήσονται πᾶσαι αἱ πατριαὶ τῆς γῆς
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:5 - καὶ οὐκ ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ κληρονομίαν ἐν αὐτῇ οὐδὲ βῆμα ποδός καὶ ἐπηγγείλατο δοῦναι αὐτῷ εἰς κατάσχεσιν αὐτὴν καὶ τῷ σπέρματι G4690 αὐτοῦ μετ᾽ αὐτόν οὐκ ὄντος αὐτῷ τέκνου
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:6 - ἐλάλησεν δὲ οὕτως θεὸς ὅτι ἔσται τὸ σπέρμα G4690 αὐτοῦ πάροικον ἐν γῇ ἀλλοτρίᾳ καὶ δουλώσουσιν αὐτὸ καὶ κακώσουσιν ἔτη τετρακόσια
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:23 - τούτου θεὸς ἀπὸ τοῦ σπέρματος G4690 κατ᾽ ἐπαγγελίαν ἤγαγεν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ σωτῆρα Ἰησοῦν
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:3 - περὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ τοῦ γενομένου ἐκ σπέρματος G4690 Δαυὶδ κατὰ σάρκα
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:13 - οὐ γὰρ διὰ νόμου ἐπαγγελία τῷ Ἀβραὰμ τῷ σπέρματι G4690 αὐτοῦ τὸ κληρονόμον αὐτὸν εἶναι κόσμου ἀλλὰ διὰ δικαιοσύνης πίστεως
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:16 - διὰ τοῦτο ἐκ πίστεως ἵνα κατὰ χάριν εἰς τὸ εἶναι βεβαίαν τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν παντὶ τῷ σπέρματι G4690 οὐ τῷ ἐκ τοῦ νόμου μόνον ἀλλὰ καὶ τῷ ἐκ πίστεως Ἀβραάμ ὅς ἐστιν πατὴρ πάντων ἡμῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:18 - ὃς παρ᾽ ἐλπίδα ἐπ᾽ ἐλπίδι ἐπίστευσεν εἰς τὸ γενέσθαι αὐτὸν πατέρα πολλῶν ἐθνῶν κατὰ τὸ εἰρημένον οὕτως ἔσται τὸ σπέρμα G4690 σου
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:7 - οὐδ᾽ ὅτι εἰσὶν σπέρμα G4690 Ἀβραάμ πάντες τέκνα ἀλλ᾽ ἐν Ἰσαὰκ κληθήσεταί σοι σπέρμα G4690
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:8 - τοῦτ᾽ ἔστιν οὐ τὰ τέκνα τῆς σαρκὸς ταῦτα τέκνα τοῦ θεοῦ ἀλλὰ τὰ τέκνα τῆς ἐπαγγελίας λογίζεται εἰς σπέρμα G4690
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:29 - καὶ καθὼς προείρηκεν Ἠσαΐας εἰ μὴ κύριος Σαβαὼθ ἐγκατέλιπεν ἡμῖν σπέρμα G4690 ὡς Σόδομα ἂν ἐγενήθημεν καὶ ὡς Γόμορρα ἂν ὡμοιώθημεν
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:1 - λέγω οὖν μὴ ἀπώσατο θεὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ μὴ γένοιτο καὶ γὰρ ἐγὼ Ἰσραηλίτης εἰμί ἐκ σπέρματος G4690 Ἀβραάμ φυλῆς Βενιαμίν
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:38 - δὲ θεὸς δίδωσιν αὐτῷ σῶμα καθὼς ἠθέλησεν καὶ ἑκάστῳ τῶν σπερμάτων G4690 ἴδιον σῶμα
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:22 - Ἑβραῖοί εἰσιν κἀγώ Ἰσραηλῖταί εἰσιν κἀγώ σπέρμα G4690 Ἀβραάμ εἰσιν κἀγώ
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:16 - τῷ δὲ Ἀβραὰμ ἐρρέθησαν αἱ ἐπαγγελίαι καὶ τῷ σπέρματι G4690 αὐτοῦ οὐ λέγει καὶ τοῖς σπέρμασιν G4690 ὡς ἐπὶ πολλῶν ἀλλ᾽ ὡς ἐφ᾽ ἑνός καὶ τῷ σπέρματί G4690 σου ὅς ἐστιν Χριστός
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:19 - τί οὖν νόμος τῶν παραβάσεων χάριν προσετέθη ἄχρις οὗ ἔλθῃ τὸ σπέρμα G4690 ἐπήγγελται διαταγεὶς δι᾽ ἀγγέλων ἐν χειρὶ μεσίτου
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 3:29 - εἰ δὲ ὑμεῖς Χριστοῦ ἄρα τοῦ Ἀβραὰμ σπέρμα G4690 ἐστέ κατ᾽ ἐπαγγελίαν κληρονόμοι
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:8 - μνημόνευε Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἐγηγερμένον ἐκ νεκρῶν ἐκ σπέρματος G4690 Δαυίδ κατὰ τὸ εὐαγγέλιόν μου
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:16 - οὐ γὰρ δήπου ἀγγέλων ἐπιλαμβάνεται ἀλλὰ σπέρματος G4690 Ἀβραὰμ ἐπιλαμβάνεται
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:11 - πίστει καὶ αὐτὴ Σάρρα στεῖρα δύναμιν εἰς καταβολὴν σπέρματος G4690 ἔλαβεν καὶ παρὰ καιρὸν ἡλικίας ἐπεὶ πιστὸν ἡγήσατο τὸν ἐπαγγειλάμενον
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:18 - πρὸς ὃν ἐλαλήθη ὅτι ἐν Ἰσαὰκ κληθήσεταί σοι σπέρμα G4690
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:9 - πᾶς γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ ἁμαρτίαν οὐ ποιεῖ ὅτι σπέρμα G4690 αὐτοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ μένει καὶ οὐ δύναται ἁμαρτάνειν ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ γεγέννηται
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:17 - καὶ ὠργίσθη δράκων ἐπὶ τῇ γυναικί καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ποιῆσαι πόλεμον μετὰ τῶν λοιπῶν τοῦ σπέρματος G4690 αὐτῆς τῶν τηρούντων τὰς ἐντολὰς τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐχόντων τὴν μαρτυρίαν Ἰησοῦ

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