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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 NT 5503: χήρα
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 - A poor widow G5503 came and put in two [fn]small copper coins, which amount to a [fn]cent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:43 - Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow G5503 put in more than all [fn]the contributors to 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, [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 - “There was a widow G5503 in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying,[fn]Give me legal protection from my opponent.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:5 - yet because this widow G5503 bothers me, I will [fn]give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will [fn]wear 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]small copper coins.
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 [fn]at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the [fn]Hellenistic Jews against the native 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, weeping 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 entreaties 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 woman who is a believer has dependent 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 in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows G5503 in their distress, 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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