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Lexicon :: Strong's G79 - adelphē

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adelphē (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:144,22

Strong’s Definitions

ἀδελφή adelphḗ, ad-el-fay'; feminine of G80; a sister (naturally or ecclesiastically):—sister.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's G79 in the following manner: sister (24x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's G79 in the following manner: sister (24x).
  1. a full, own sister

  2. one connected by the tie of the Christian religion

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀδελφή adelphḗ, ad-el-fay'; feminine of G80; a sister (naturally or ecclesiastically):—sister.
ἀδελφή, -ῆς, (see ἀδελφός) (from Aeschylus down), sister;
1. a full, own sister (i. e. by birth): Matthew 19:29; Luke 10:39; John 11:1, 3, 5; John 19:25; Romans 16:15, etc.; respecting the sisters of Christ, mentioned in Matthew 13:56; Mark 6:3, see ἀδελφός, 1.
2. one connected by the tie of the Christian religion: 1 Corinthians 7:15; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Philemon 1:2 L T Tr WH; James 2:15; with a subjective genitive, a Christian woman especially dear to one, Romans 16:1.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

13:56; 19:29
11:1; 11:3; 11:5; 19:25
16:1; 16:15
1 Corinthians
7:15; 9:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G79 matches the Greek ἀδελφή (adelphē),
which occurs 26 times in 26 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:50 - “For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother, and sister G79, and mother.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:56 - “And His sisters G79, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man acquire all these things?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:29 - “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters G79 or father or mother [fn]or children or farms on account of My name, will receive [fn]many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:32 - And a crowd was sitting around Him, and they *said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:35 - “For whoever does the will of God, this is My brother, and sister G79, and mother.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:3 - “Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of [fn]James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are His sisters G79 not here with us?” And they took offense at Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:29 - Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters G79 or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:30 - [fn]but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in [fn]the present age, houses and brothers and sisters G79 and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:39 - And she had a sister G79 called Mary, who was also seated at the Lord’s feet, and was listening to His word.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:40 - But Martha was distracted with [fn]all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister G79 has left me to do the serving [fn]by myself? Then tell her to help me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:26 - “If anyone comes to Me and does not [fn]hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters G79, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:1 -

Now a certain man was sick: Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister G79 Martha.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:3 - So the sisters G79 sent word to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:5 - (Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister G79, and Lazarus.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:28 -

When she had said this, she left and called Mary her sister G79, saying secretly, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:39 - Jesus *said, “Remove the stone.” Martha, the sister G79 of the deceased, *said to Him, “Lord, by this time [fn]there will be a stench, for he has been dead four days.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:25 -

Now beside the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister G79, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:16 -

But the son of Paul’s sister G79 heard about their ambush, [fn]and he came and entered the barracks and told Paul.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:1 -

I recommend to you our sister G79 Phoebe, who is a [fn]servant of the church which is at Cenchrea,

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:15 - Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister G79, and Olympas, and all the [fn]saints who are with them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:15 - Yet if the unbelieving one is leaving, [fn]let him leave; the brother or the sister G79 is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called [fn]us in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:5 - [fn]Do we not have a right to take along a [fn]believing G79 wife, even as the rest of the apostles and the brothers of the Lord, and [fn]Cephas?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:2 - to the older women as mothers, and to the younger women as sisters G79, in all purity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:2 - and to Apphia [fn]our sister G79, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:15 - If a brother or sister G79 is without clothing and in need of daily food,
Unchecked Copy Box2Jo 1:13 -

The children of your chosen sister G79 greet you.

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