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Lexicon :: Strong's G703 - aretē

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ἀρετή
Transliteration
aretē (Key)
Pronunciation
ar-et'-ay
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as ἄρρην (G730)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:457,77

Strong’s Definitions

ἀρέτη arétē, ar-et'-ay; from the same as G730; properly, manliness (valor), i.e. excellence (intrinsic or attributed):—praise, virtue.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's G703 in the following manner: virtue (4x), praise (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's G703 in the following manner: virtue (4x), praise (1x).
  1. a virtuous course of thought, feeling and action

    1. virtue, moral goodness

  2. any particular moral excellence, as modesty, purity

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀρέτη arétē, ar-et'-ay; from the same as G730; properly, manliness (valor), i.e. excellence (intrinsic or attributed):—praise, virtue.
STRONGS NT 703: ἀρετή
ἀρετή, -ῆς, , [see ἄρα at the beginning], a word of very wide signification in Greek writings; any excellence of a person (in body or mind) or of a thing, an eminent endowment, property or quality. Used of the human mind and in an ethical sense, it denotes:
1. a virtuous course of thought, feeling and action; virtue, moral goodness (Wis. 4:1; Wis. 5:13; often in 4 Macc. and in Greek writings): 2 Peter 1:5 [others take it here specifically, namely moral vigor; cf. next entry].
2. any particular moral excellence, as modesty, purity; hence (plural αἱ ἀρεταί, Wis. 8:7; often in 4 Macc. and in the Greek philosophers) τὶς ἀρετή, Philippians 4:8. Used of God, it denotes
a. his power: 2 Peter 1:3.
b. in the plural his excellences, perfections, 'which shine forth in our gratuitous calling and in the whole work of our salvation' (John Gerhard): 1 Peter 2:9. (In the Sept. for הוד splendor, glory, Habakkuk 3:3, of God; Zechariah 6:13, of the Messiah; in plural for תְּהִלּות praises, of God, Isaiah 43:21; Isaiah 42:12; Isaiah 63:7.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Isaiah
42:12; 43:21; 63:7
Habakkuk
3:3
Zechariah
6:13
Philippians
4:8
1 Peter
2:9
2 Peter
1:3; 1:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G703 matches the Greek ἀρετή (aretē),
which occurs 5 times in 4 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:8 - Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is [fn]lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence G703 and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:9 - But you are A CHOSEN PEOPLE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR GOD’S OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies G703 of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:3 - for His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us [fn]by His own glory and [fn]excellence G703.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:5 - Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral G703 [fn]excellence G703, and in your moral G703 excellence G703, knowledge,

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