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Lexicon :: Strong's G5532 - chreia

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chreia (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Strong’s Definitions

χρεία chreía, khri'-ah; from the base of G5530 or G5534; employment, i.e. an affair; also (by implication) occasion, demand, requirement or destitution:—business, lack, necessary(-ity), need(-ful), use, want.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x

The KJV translates Strong's G5532 in the following manner: need (25x), need (with G2192) (14x), necessity (3x), use (2x), needful (1x), necessary (1x), business (1x), lack (1x), wants (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x
The KJV translates Strong's G5532 in the following manner: need (25x), need (with G2192) (14x), necessity (3x), use (2x), needful (1x), necessary (1x), business (1x), lack (1x), wants (1x).
  1. necessity, need

  2. duty, business

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
χρεία chreía, khri'-ah; from the base of G5530 or G5534; employment, i.e. an affair; also (by implication) occasion, demand, requirement or destitution:—business, lack, necessary(-ity), need(-ful), use, want.
χρεία, χρείας, (χρή), from Aeschylus and Sophocles down;
1. necessity, need: τά πρός τήν χρείαν (L T Tr WH πρός τάς χρείας (cf. below)), such things as suited the exigency, such things as we needed for sustenance and the journey, Acts 28:10; εἰς τάς ἀναγκαίας χρείας (A. V. for necessary uses), i. e. to supply what is absolutely necessary for life ((cf. Babrius fab. 136, 9); others understand the 'wants' here as comprising those of charity or of worship), Titus 3:14; πρός οἰκοδομήν τῆς χρείας, for the edification of souls, of which there is now special need, Ephesians 4:29 (cf. R. V. and marginal reading); ἐστι χρεία, there is need, followed by an accusative with infinitive Hebrews 7:11; ἐστι χρεία τίνος, there is need of something, Revelation 22:5 Griesbach; Luke 10:42 ((but not WH marginal reading)); ἔχω χρείαν τίνος, to have need of (be in want of) something (often in the Greek writings from Aeschylus down, cf. Passow, under the word, 1; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 1)), Matthew 6:8; Matthew 21:3; Mark 11:3; Luke (Luke 9:11; 15:7); Mark 19:31,34; 22:71; John 13:29; 1 Corinthians 12:21, 24; 1 Thessalonians 4:12; Hebrews 10:36; Revelation 3:17 R G (see below); Revelation 21:23; 22:5 (not Griesbach); τοῦ with an infinitive Hebrews 5:12 (Winers Grammar, § 44, 4 a.; cf. τίς, 2 b., p. 626a bottom); the genitive of the thing is evident from the context, Acts 2:45; Acts 4:35; with the genitive of a person whose aid, testimony, etc., is needed, Matthew 9:12; Matthew 26:65; Mark 2:17; Mark 14:63; Luke 5:31; ἔχω χρείαν, followed by an infinitive (cf. Buttmann, § 140, 3), I, etc. have need to etc., Matthew 3:14; Matthew 14:16; John 13:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:9 (with which cf. 5:1 (see Winers Grammar, 339 (318); Buttmann, § 140, 3)); followed by ἵνα (see ἵνα, II. 2 c. (Buttmann, § 139, 46; cf. Epictetus diss. 1, 17, 18)), John 2:25; John 16:30; 1 John 2:27; χρείαν ἔχω, absolutely, to have need: Mark 2:25; (Ephesians 4:28); 1 John 3:17; οὐδέν χρείαν ἐηξω, to have need as to nothing (cf. Buttmann, § 131, 10), Revelation 3:17 L T Tr WH. χρεία with a genitive of the subjunctive the condition of one deprived of those things which he is scarcely able to do without, want, need: λειτουργός τῆς χρείας μου (see λειτουργός, 2 at the end), Philippians 2:25; πληροῦν τήν χρείαν τίνος (Thucydides 1. 70), Philippians 4:19; (add, εἰς (Lachmann brackets εἰς) τήν χρείαν μοι ἐπέμψατε, unto (i. e. to relieve, cf. εἰς, B. II. 3 c. γ., p. 185b top) my need, Philippians 4:16); plural one's necessities: ταῖς χρείαις... ὑπηρέτησαν, to provide for one's necessities, Acts 20:34; κοινωνεῖν ταῖς χρείαις (cf. p. 352{a} top), Romans 12:13.
2. duty, business (so especially from Polybius down (cf. Judith 12:10; 1 Macc. 12:45 1 Macc. 13:37; 2 Macc. 7:24, etc.)): Acts 6:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:14; 6:8; 9:12; 14:16; 21:3; 26:65
2:17; 2:25; 11:3; 14:63
5:31; 9:11; 10:42; 15:7
2:25; 13:10; 13:29; 16:30
2:45; 4:35; 6:3; 20:34; 28:10
1 Corinthians
12:21; 12:24
4:28; 4:29
2:25; 4:16; 4:19
1 Thessalonians
1:8; 4:9; 4:12
5:12; 7:11; 10:36
1 John
2:27; 3:17
3:17; 3:17; 21:23; 22:5; 22:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5532 matches the Greek χρεία (chreia),
which occurs 49 times in 47 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:14 - But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have the need G5532 to be baptized by You, and yet You are coming to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:8 - “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need G5532 before you ask Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:12 - But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not those who are healthy who need G5532 a physician, but those who are sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:16 - But Jesus said to them, “They do not need G5532 to go; you give them something to eat!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:3 - “And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs G5532 them,’ and he will send them on immediately.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:65 - Then the high priest tore his [fn]robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need G5532 do we have of witnesses? See, you have now heard the blasphemy;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:17 - And hearing this, Jesus *said to them, It is not those who are healthy who need G5532 a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:25 - And He *said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need G5532 and he and his companions became hungry;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:3 - “And if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need G5532 of it’; and immediately he [fn]will send it back here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:63 - Tearing his clothes, the high priest *said, “What further need G5532 do we have of witnesses?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:31 - And Jesus answered and said to them, It is not those who are healthy who need G5532 a physician, but those who are sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:11 - But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and He welcomed them and began speaking to them about the kingdom of God, and curing those who had need G5532 of healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:42 - but only one thing is necessary G5532; for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:7 - “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need G5532 of repentance.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:31 - “And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘[fn]The Lord has need G5532 of it.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:34 - They said, “[fn]The Lord has need G5532 of it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:71 - And then they said, “What further need G5532 do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:25 - and because He did not need G5532 anyone to testify about mankind, for He Himself knew what was in mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:10 - Jesus *said to him, “He who has bathed needs G5532 only to wash his feet; otherwise he is completely clean. And you are clean—but [fn]not all of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:29 - For some were assuming, since Judas kept the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we need G5532 for the feast”; or else, that he was to [fn]give something to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:30 - “Now we know that You know all things, and that You have no need G5532 for anyone to question You; this is why we believe that You came forth from God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:45 - and they would sell their property and possessions and share them with all, to the extent that anyone had need G5532.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:35 - and lay them at the apostles’ feet, and they would be distributed to each to the extent that any had need G5532.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:3 - “Instead, brothers and sisters, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task G5532.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:34 - “You yourselves know that these hands served my own needs G5532 and the men who were with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:10 - They also showed us many honors, and when we were about to set sail, they [fn]supplied us with [fn]everything we needed G5532.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:13 - contributing to the needs G5532 of the [fn]saints, [fn]practicing hospitality.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:21 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need G5532 of you”; or again, the head to the feet, “I have no need G5532 of you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:24 - whereas our more presentable parts have no need G5532 of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:28 - The one who steals must no longer steal; but rather he must labor, producing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with the one who has need G5532.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:29 - Let no [fn]unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification [fn]according to the need G5532 of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:25 - But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your [fn]messenger and minister to my need G5532,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:16 - for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs G5532.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:19 - And my God will supply [fn]all your needs G5532 according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:8 - For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place the news of your faith toward God has gone out, so that we have no need G5532 to say anything.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:9 - Now as to the love of the brothers and sisters, you have no need G5532 for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:12 - so that you will [fn]behave properly toward outsiders and [fn]not be in any need G5532.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:1 - Now as to the periods and [fn]times, brothers and sisters, you have no need G5532 of anything to be written to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:14 - Our people must also learn to engage in good [fn]deeds to meet pressing needs G5532, so that they will not be unproductive.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:12 - For though [fn]by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need G5532 again for someone to teach you the [fn]elementary principles of the actual words of God, and you have come to need G5532 milk and not solid food.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:11 - So if perfection was through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the people received the Law), what further need G5532 was there for another priest to arise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be designated according to the order of Aaron?
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:36 - For you have need G5532 of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive [fn]what was promised.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:27 - And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him remains in you, and you have no need G5532 for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, [fn]you remain in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:17 - But whoever has worldly goods and sees his brother or sister in need G5532, and closes his [fn]heart [fn]against him, how does the love of God remain in him?
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:17 - ‘Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have no need G5532 of anything,” and you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:23 - And the city has no need G5532 of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:5 - And there will no longer be any night; and they [fn]will not have need G5532 of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illuminate them; and they will reign forever and ever.
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