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Dictionaries :: Household

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3624 Greek: oikos


is translated "household" in Act 16:15; 1Cr 1:16; in the AV of 2Ti 4:19 (RV, "house").
See HOUSE, No. 1.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3614 Greek: oikia


is translated "household" in Phl 4:22.
See HOUSE, No. 2.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g3610 Greek: oiketeia


denotes "a household of servants," Mat 24:45 (some mss. have No. 4 here).

A-4 Noun Strong's Number: g2322 Greek: therapeia


"service, care, attention," is also used in the collective sense of "a household," in Luk 12:42 (see No. 3).


(1) In Rom 16:10, 11, the phrase "those of the household" translates a curtailed phrase in the original, lit., "the (persons) of (ek, 'consisting of') the (members of the household of)."

(2) In 1Cr 1:11, "they which are of the household (AV, house) of Chloe" is, lit., "the... of Chloe," the Eng. translation being necessary to express the idiom.

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g3609 Greek: oikeios


akin to A, No. 1, primarily signifies "of, or belonging to, a house," hence, "of persons, one's household, or kindred," as in 1Ti 5:8, RV, "household," AV "house," marg., "kindred;" in Eph 2:19, "the household of God" denotes the company of the redeemed; in Gal 6:10, it is called "the household of the faith," RV. In these two cases oikeios is used in the same sense as those mentioned under oikos (A, No. 1).

B-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g3615 Greek: oikiakos


from A, No. 2, denotes "belonging to one's household, one's own;" it is used in Mat 10:25, 36.


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