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Lexicon :: Strong's G5503 - chēra

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χήρα
Transliteration
chēra (Key)
Pronunciation
khay'-rah
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Feminine of a presumed derivative apparently from the base of χάσμα (G5490) through the idea of deficiency
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:440,1313

Strong’s Definitions

χήρα chḗra, khay'-rah; feminine of a presumed derivative apparently from the base of G5490 through the idea of deficiency; a widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively:—widow.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's G5503 in the following manner: widow (27x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's G5503 in the following manner: widow (27x).
  1. a widow

  2. metaph. a city stripped of its inhabitants and riches is represented under the figure of a widow

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
χήρα chḗra, khay'-rah; feminine of a presumed derivative apparently from the base of G5490 through the idea of deficiency; a widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively:—widow.
STRONGS G5503:
χήρα, χήρας, (feminine of the adjective χῆρος, 'bereft'; akin to χέρσος, sterile, barren, and the Latincareo (but cf. Curtius, § 192)), from Homer, Iliad 6, 408 down, the Sept. for אַלְמָנָה, a widow: Matthew 23:14-13Rec.; Mark 12:40, 42; Luke 2:37; Luke 4:25; Luke 7:12; Luke 18:3, 5; Luke 20:47; Luke 21:2; Acts 6:1; Acts 9:39, 41; 1 Corinthians 7:8; 1 Timothy 5:3-5, 9, 11, 16; James 1:27; with γυνή added (2 Samuel 14:5, and often in the Greek writings from Homer, Iliad 2, 289 down), Luke 4:26; a city stripped of inhabitants and riches is represented under the figure of a widow, Revelation 18:7.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Samuel
14:5
Mark
12:40; 12:42
Luke
2:37; 4:25; 4:26; 7:12; 18:3; 18:5; 20:47; 21:2
Acts
6:1; 9:39; 9:41
1 Corinthians
7:8
1 Timothy
5:3; 5:4; 5:5; 5:9; 5:11; 5:16
James
1:27
Revelation
18:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5503 matches the Greek χήρα (chēra),
which occurs 27 times in 25 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:14 - [[fn]Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ G5503 houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:40 - who devour widows’ G5503 houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:42 - And a poor widow G5503 came and put in two [fn]lepta, which amount to a [fn]quadrans.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:43 - And calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow G5503 put in more than all those putting money into the treasury;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:37 - and then as a widow G5503 to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:25 - “But I say to you in truth, there were many widows G5503 in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:26 - and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to [fn]Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow G5503.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:12 - Now as He approached the gate of the city, behold, [fn]a dead man was being carried out, the [fn]only son of his mother, and she was a widow G5503. And a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:3 - “Now there was a widow G5503 in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me justice from my opponent.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:5 - yet because this widow G5503 is bothering me, I will give her justice, lest by continually coming she [fn]wears me out.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:47 - who devour widows’ G5503 houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:2 - And He saw a poor widow G5503 putting [fn]in two [fn]lepta.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:3 - And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow G5503 put in more than all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:1 -

Now in those days, while the disciples were multiplying in number, there was grumbling from the [fn]Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows G5503 were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:39 - So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows G5503 stood beside him, crying and showing all the [fn]tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:41 - And he gave her his hand and raised her up. And calling the [fn]saints and widows G5503, he presented her alive.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:8 -

But I say to the unmarried and to widows G5503 that it is good for them if they remain even as I.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:3 -

Honor widows G5503 who are widows G5503 indeed,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:4 - but if any widow G5503 has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to [fn]make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:5 - Now she who is a widow G5503 indeed and who has been left alone, has fixed her hope on God and continues in petitions and prayers night and day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:9 -

A widow G5503 is to be put on the list only if she is not less than sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:11 - But refuse to put younger widows G5503 on the list, for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:16 - If any believing woman has widows G5503, she must assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows G5503 indeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:27 - Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows G5503 in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained [fn]by the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:7 - “To the degree that she glorified herself and lived [fn]sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning, for she says in her heart, ‘I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW G5503, and will never see mourning.’
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