Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's G935 - basileus

Choose a new font size and typeface
basileus (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from βάσις (G939) (through the notion of a foundation of power)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:576,97

Strong’s Definitions

βασιλεύς basileús, bas-il-yooce'; probably from G939 (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively):—king.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 118x

The KJV translates Strong's G935 in the following manner: king (82x), King (of Jews) (21x), King (God or Christ) (11x), King (of Israel) (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 118x
The KJV translates Strong's G935 in the following manner: king (82x), King (of Jews) (21x), King (God or Christ) (11x), King (of Israel) (4x).
  1. leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
βασιλεύς basileús, bas-il-yooce'; probably from G939 (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively):—king.
βασιλεύς, -έως, , leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king; universally: οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς, Matthew 17:25; Revelation 16:14 [L T Tr WH omit τῆς γῆς], etc.; τῶν ἐθνῶν, Luke 22:25; of the king of Egypt, Acts 7:10, 18; Hebrews 11:23, 27; of David, Matthew 1:6; Acts 13:22; of Herod the Great and his successors, Matthew 2:1ff; Luke 1:5; Acts 12:1; Acts 25:13; of a tetrarch, Matthew 14:9; Mark 6:14, 22 (of the son of a king, Xenophon, oec. 4, 16; "reges Syriae, regis Antiochi pueros, scitis Romae nuper fuisse," Cicero, Verr. 2:4, 27, cf. de senectute 17, 59; [Vergil Aen. 9, 223]); of a Roman emperor, 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Peter 2:17, cf. Revelation 17:9 (Revelation 17:10), (so in secular writings in the Roman age, as in Josephus, b. j. 5, 13, 6; Herodian, 2, 4, 8 [4 Bekker]; of the son of the emperor, ibid. 1, 5, 15 [5 Bekker]); of the Messiah, βασιλεύς τῶν Ἰουδαίων, Matthew 2:2, etc.; τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Mark 15:32; John 1:49 (John 1:50); John 12:13; of Christians, as to reign over the world with Christ in the millennial kingdom, Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10 (Rec. in both passages and Griesbach in the latter; see βασιλεία, 3 e.); of God, the supreme ruler over all, Matthew 5:35; 1 Timothy 1:17 (see αἰών, 2); Revelation 15:3; βασιλεὺς βασιλέων, Revelation 17:14 [but here, as in Revelation 19:16 of the victorious Messiah]; βασ. τῶν βασιλευόντων, 1 Timothy 6:15, (2 Macc. 13:4; 3 Macc. 5:35; Enoch 9, 4; [84, 2; Philo de decal. § 10]; cf. [κύριος τῶν βασ. Daniel 2:47]; κύριος τ. κυρίων, Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 135:3 (Ps. 136:3; [so of the king of the Parthians, Plutarch, Pomp. § 38, 1]).

Related entry:
[βασιλίσκος, -ου, , (diminutive of βασιλεύς) a petty king; a reading noted by WH in their (rejected) marginal reading of John 4:46, 49. (Polybius, others)]
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com

BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

135:3; 136:3
1:6; 2:1; 2:2; 5:35; 14:9; 17:25
6:14; 6:22; 15:32
1:5; 22:25
1:49; 1:50; 4:46; 4:49; 12:13
7:10; 7:18; 12:1; 13:22; 25:13
1 Timothy
1:17; 2:2; 6:15
11:23; 11:27
1 Peter
1:6; 5:10; 15:3; 16:14; 17:9; 17:10; 17:14; 19:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G935 matches the Greek βασιλεύς (basileus),
which occurs 118 times in 107 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 1:6–Jhn 18:37)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:6 - And Jesse begat David the king; G935 and David the king G935 begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:1 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, G935 behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:2 - Saying, Where is he that is born King G935 of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:3 - When Herod the king G935 had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:9 - When they had heard the king, G935 they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:35 - Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. G935
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:18 - And ye shall be brought before governors and kings G935 for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:8 - But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' G935 houses.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:9 - And the king G935 was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:25 - He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings G935 of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:23 - Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, G935 which would take account of his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:5 - Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King G935 cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:2 - The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, G935 which made a marriage for his son,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:7 - But when the king G935 heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:11 - And when the king G935 came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:13 - Then said the king G935 to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:34 - Then shall the King G935 say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:40 - And the King G935 shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:11 - And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King G935 of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:29 - And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King G935 of the Jews!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:37 - And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING G935 OF THE JEWS.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:42 - He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King G935 of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:14 - And king G935 Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:22 - And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king G935 said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:25 - And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, G935 and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:26 - And the king G935 was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:27 - And immediately the king G935 sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:9 - But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings G935 for my sake, for a testimony against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:2 - And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King G935 of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:9 - But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King G935 of the Jews?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:12 - And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King G935 of the Jews?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:18 - And began to salute him, Hail, King G935 of the Jews!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:26 - And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING G935 OF THE JEWS.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:32 - Let Christ the King G935 of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:5 - There was in the days of Herod, the king G935 of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:24 - For I tell you, that many prophets and kings G935 have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:31 - Or what king, G935 going to make war against another king, G935 sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:38 - Saying, Blessed be the King G935 that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:12 - But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings G935 and rulers for my name's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:25 - And he said unto them, The kings G935 of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:2 - And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. G935
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:3 - And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King G935 of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:37 - And saying, If thou be the king G935 of the Jews, save thyself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:38 - And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING G935 OF THE JEWS.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:49 - Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King G935 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:15 - When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, G935 he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:13 - Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King G935 of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:15 - Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King G935 cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:33 - Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King G935 of the Jews?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:37 - Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king G935 then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. G935 To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

Search Results Continued...

1. Currently on page 1/3 (Mat 1:6–Jhn 18:37) Mat 1:6–Jhn 18:37

2. LOAD PAGE 2 Jhn 18:39–Rev 17:14

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan