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Lexicon :: Strong's G5561 - chōra

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chōra (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a derivative of the base of χάσμα (G5490) through the idea of empty expanse
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Strong’s Definitions

χώρα chṓra, kho'-rah; feminine of a derivative of the base of G5490 through the idea of empty expanse; room, i.e. a space of territory (more or less extensive; often including its inhabitants):—coast, county, fields, ground, land, region. Compare G5117.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's G5561 in the following manner: country (15x), region (5x), land (3x), field (2x), ground (1x), coast (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's G5561 in the following manner: country (15x), region (5x), land (3x), field (2x), ground (1x), coast (1x).
  1. the space lying between two places or limits

  2. a region or country i.e. a tract of land

    1. the (rural) region surrounding a city or village, the country

    2. the region with towns and villages which surround a metropolis

  3. land which is ploughed or cultivated, ground

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
χώρα chṓra, kho'-rah; feminine of a derivative of the base of G5490 through the idea of empty expanse; room, i.e. a space of territory (more or less extensive; often including its inhabitants):—coast, county, fields, ground, land, region. Compare G5117.
χώρα, χώρας, (ΧΑΩ (cf. Curtius, § 179), to lie open, be ready to receive), from Homer down, the Sept. for אֶרֶץ, מְדִינָה 'a province';
1. properly, the space lying between two places or limits.
2. a region or country; i. e. a tract of land: χώρα ἐγγύς τῆς ἐρήμου, John 11:54; (in an elliptical phrase, ἀστραπή () ἀστράπτουσα ἐκ τῆς ὑπό τόν οὐρανόν εἰς τήν ὑπ' οὐρανόν λάμπει, A. V. part... part, Luke 17:24 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 64, 5); on the ellipsis of χώρα in other phrases (ἐξ ἀναντιας, ἐν δεξιά, etc.), see Winers Grammar, the passage cited; Buttmann, 82 (72)); land as opposed to the sea, Acts 27:27; land as inhabited, a province or country, Mark 5:10; (Mark 6:55 L marginal reading T Tr WH); Luke 15:13-15; Luke 19:12; Acts 13:49; with a genitive of the name of the region added: Τραχωνίτιδος, Luke 3:1; τῆς Ἰουδαίας, Acts 26:20; ((or an equivalent adjective)) Γαλατικη, Acts 16:6; Acts 18:23; τῶν Ἰουδαίων, Acts 10:39; plural τῆς Ἰουδαίας καί Σαμαρείας (A. V. regions), Acts 8:1; ἐν χώρα καί σκιά θανάτου, in a region of densest darkness (see σκιά, a), Matthew 4:16; τίνος, the country of one, Matthew 2:12; χώρα for its inhabitants, Mark 1:5; Acts 12:20; the (rural) region environing a city or village, the country, Luke 2:8; Γεργεσηνῶν, Γερασηνῶν, Γαδαρηνῶν, Matthew 8:28; Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26; the region with towns and villages which surrounds the metropolis, John 11:55.
3. land which is plowed or cultivated, ground: Luke 12:16; plural, Luke 21:21 (R. V. country); John 4:35 (A. V. fields); James 5:4 (A. V. fields). (Synonym: see τόπος, at the end.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2:12; 4:16; 8:28
1:5; 5:1; 5:10; 6:55
2:8; 3:1; 8:26; 12:16; 15:13; 15:14; 15:15; 17:24; 19:12; 21:21
4:35; 11:54; 11:55
8:1; 10:39; 12:20; 13:49; 16:6; 18:23; 26:20; 27:27

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5561 matches the Greek χώρα (chōra),
which occurs 27 times in 27 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:12 - And after being warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country G5561 by another way.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:16 -




Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:28 -

And when He came to the other side into the country G5561 of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men confronted Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:5 - And all the country G5561 of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:1 -

They came to the other side of the sea, into the region G5561 of the Gerasenes.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:10 - And he begged Him earnestly not to send them out of the region G5561.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 -

In the same region G5561 there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock at night.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:1 -

Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region G5561 of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:26 -

Then they sailed to the country G5561 of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:16 - And He told them a parable, saying, “The land G5561 of a rich man was very productive.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:13 - “And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey to a distant country G5561, and there he squandered his estate in [fn]wild living.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:14 - “Now when he had [fn]spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country G5561, and he began doing without.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:15 - “So he went and [fn]hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country G5561, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:12 - So He said, “A nobleman went to a distant country G5561 to receive a kingdom for himself, and then to return.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:21 - “Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are inside [fn]the city must leave, and those who are in the country G5561 must not enter [fn]the city;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:35 - “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I tell you, raise your eyes and observe the fields G5561, that they are white for harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:54 -

Therefore Jesus no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews, but went away from there to the region G5561 near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:55 -

Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem from the country G5561 prior to the Passover, in order to [fn]purify themselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:1 -

Now Saul approved of putting [fn]Stephen to death.

And on that day a great persecution [fn]began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions G5561 of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:39 - “We are witnesses of all the things that He did both in the [fn]country G5561 of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on [fn]a cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:20 -

Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one mind they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king’s chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country G5561 was supported with grain from the king’s country.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:49 - And the word of the Lord was being spread through the whole region G5561.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:6 -

They passed through the [fn]Phrygian and Galatian region G5561, after being forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in [fn]Asia;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:23 - And after spending some time there, he left and passed successively through the Galatian region G5561 and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:20 - but continually proclaimed to those in Damascus first, and in Jerusalem, and then all the region G5561 of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they are to repent and turn to God, performing deeds consistent with repentance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:27 -

But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to suspect that [fn]they were approaching some land G5561.

Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:4 - Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields G5561, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord [fn]of armies.
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