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Dictionaries :: Fellowship

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Fellowship:

(1.) With God, consisting in the knowledge of his will (Job 22:21; Jhn 17:3); agreement with his designs (Amo 3:2); mutual affection (Rom 8:38,39); enjoyment of his presence (Psa 4:6); conformity to his image (1Jo 2:6; 1:6); and participation of his felicity (1Jo 1:3,4; Eph 3:14-21).

(2.) Of saints with one another, in duties (Rom 12:5; 1Cr 12:1; 1Th 5:17,18); in ordinances (Hbr 10:25; Act 2:46); in grace, love, joy, etc. (Mal 3:16; 2Cr 8:4); mutual interest, spiritual and temporal (Rom 12:4,13; Hbr 13:16); in sufferings (Rom 15:1,2; Gal 6:1,2; Rom 12:15); and in glory (Rev 7:9).

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Fellowship:

fel'-o-ship.

See COMMUNION

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2842 Greek: koinonia

Fellowship:

(a) "communion, fellowship, sharing in common" (from koinos, "common"), is translated "communion" in 1Cr 10:16; Phm 1:6, RV, "fellowship," for AV, "communication;" it is most frequently translated "fellowship;"

(b) "that which is the outcome of fellowship, a contribution," e.g., Rom 15:26; 2Cr 8:4.
See COMMUNION, CONTRIBUTION, etc.

Note: In Eph 3:9, some mss. have koinonia, instead of oikonomia, "dispensation," RV.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3352 Greek: metoche

Fellowship:

"partnership" (akin to No. 3, under FELLOW), is translated "fellowship" in 2Cr 6:14. In the Sept., Psa 122:3, "Jerusalem is built as a city whose fellowship is complete." The word seems to have a more restricted sense than koinonia. Cp. the verb form in Hbr 2:14.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g2844 Greek: koinonos

Fellowship:

denotes "a partaker" or "partner" (akin to No. 1); in 1Cr 10:20 it is used with ginomai, "to become," "that ye should have communion with," RV (AV, "fellowship with").
See COMPANION, PARTAKER, PARTNER.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2841 Greek: koinoneo

Fellowship:

"to have fellowship," is so translated in Phl 4:15, RV, for AV, "did communicate."
See COMMUNICATE.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4790 Greek: sunkoinoneo

Fellowship:

"to have fellowship with or in" (sun, "with," and No. 1), is used in Eph 5:11; Phl 4:14, RV, "ye had fellowship," for AV, "ye did communicate;" Rev 18:4, RV, "have (no) fellowship with," for AV, "be (not) partakers of."
See COMMUNICATE, PARTAKER.

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