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Lexicon :: Strong's G5616 - hōsei

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hōsei (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
21x in 1 unique form(s)
34x in 2 unique form(s)
171x in 1 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

ὡσεί hōseí, ho-si'; from G5613 and G1487; as if:—about, as (it had been, it were), like (as).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's G5616 in the following manner: about (18x), as (7x), like (5x), as it had been (2x), as it were (1x), like as (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's G5616 in the following manner: about (18x), as (7x), like (5x), as it had been (2x), as it were (1x), like as (1x).
  1. as it were, (had been), as though, as, like as, like

  2. about, nearly

    1. before numerals

    2. before a measure of time

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ὡσεί hōseí, ho-si'; from G5613 and G1487; as if:—about, as (it had been, it were), like (as).
ὡσεί (ὡς and εἰ (Tdf. Proleg., p. 110)), adverb, from Homer down, properly, as if, i. e.
a. as it were (had been), as though, as, like as, like: Matthew 3:16; Matthew 9:36 (Treg. ὡς); Luke 3:22 (L T Tr WH ὡς); Acts 2:3; Acts 6:15; Acts 9:18 (L T Tr WH ὡς); Romans 6:13 L T Tr WH; Hebrews 1:12; also Rec. in Mark 1:10; John 1:32; γίνεσθαι ὡσεί, Matthew 28:4 R G; Mark 9:26; Luke 22:44 (L brackets WH reject the passive); εἶναι ὡσεί, Matthew 28:3 (L T Tr WH ὡς), and Rec. in Hebrews 11:12 and Revelation 1:14; φαίνεσθαι ὡσεί τί, to appear like a thing, Luke 24:11.
b. about, nearly:
α. before numerals: Matthew 14:21; Luke 1:56 (R G); Luke 3:23; 9:14,28; 22:41,59; 23:44; John 6:10 (R G L (others ὡς)); Acts 2:41; Acts 4:4 (R G); Acts 10:3 (in L T Tr WH it is strengthened here by the addition of περί); Acts 19:7; also, Rec. in Mark 6:44; R G in John 4:6; John 19:14 (G?), 39; Acts 5:36; Lachmann in John 6:19 (Judges 3:29; Nehemiah 7:66; Xenophon, Hell. 1, 2, 9; 2, 4, 25).
β. before a measure of space: ὡσεί λίθου βολήν, Luke 22:41.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:16; 9:36; 14:21; 28:3; 28:4
1:10; 6:44; 9:26
1:56; 3:22; 3:23; 9:14; 9:28; 22:41; 22:41; 22:44; 22:59; 23:44; 24:11
1:32; 4:6; 6:10; 6:19; 19:14
2:3; 2:41; 4:4; 5:36; 6:15; 9:18; 10:3; 19:7
1:12; 11:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5616 matches the Greek ὡσεί (hōsei),
which occurs 34 times in 34 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:16 - After He was baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and [fn]he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and [fn]settling on Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:36 - Seeing the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were [fn]distressed and downcast, like G5616 sheep [fn]without a shepherd.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:21 - There were about G5616 five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:3 - And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:4 - The guards shook from fear of him and became like dead men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:10 - And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens [fn]opening, and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:44 - There were five thousand [fn]men who ate the loaves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:26 - And after crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like G5616 a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:56 - Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:22 - and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came from heaven: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well pleased.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:23 - When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about G5616 thirty years old, being, as was commonly held, the son of Joseph, [fn]the son of [fn]Eli,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:14 - (For there were about G5616 five thousand men.) But He said to His disciples, “Have them recline to eat in groups of about G5616 fifty each.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:28 - About G5616 eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter, John, and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:41 - And He withdrew from them about G5616 a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:44 - And being in agony, He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like G5616 drops of blood, falling down upon the ground].
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:59 - And after about G5616 an hour had passed, some other man began to insist, saying, “Certainly this man also was with Him, for he, too, is a Galilean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:44 - It was now about G5616 [fn]the sixth hour, and darkness came over the entire land until [fn]the ninth hour,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:11 - But these words appeared [fn]to them as nonsense, and they would not believe [fn]the women.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:32 - And John testified, saying, “I have seen the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:6 - and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, tired from His journey, was just sitting by the well. It was about [fn]the sixth hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:10 - Jesus said, “Have the people recline to eat. Now there was plenty of grass in the place. So the men reclined, about [fn]five thousand in number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:14 - Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the [fn]sixth hour. And he *said to the Jews, “Look, your King!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:39 - Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a [fn]mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a [fn]hundred litras weight.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:3 - And tongues that looked like fire appeared to them, [fn]distributing themselves, and a tongue [fn]rested on each one of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:41 - So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about G5616 three thousand [fn]souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:4 - But many of those who had heard the [fn]message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:36 - “For, some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined him. [fn]But he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:15 - And all who were sitting in the [fn]Council stared at him, and they saw his face, which was like G5616 the face of an angel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:18 - And immediately something like fish scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:3 - About G5616 the [fn]ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, “Cornelius!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:7 - There were about G5616 twelve men in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:12 - AND LIKE A ROBE YOU WILL ROLL THEM UP;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:12 - Therefore even from one man, and one who was as good as dead [fn]at that, there were born descendants who were just as the stars of heaven in number, and as the innumerable grains of sand along the seashore.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:14 - His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire.
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