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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g3581 Greek: xenos


"strange" (see No. 1 above), denotes "a stranger, foreigner," Mat 25:35, 38, 43, 44; 27:7; Act 17:21; Eph 2:12, 19; Hbr 11:13; 3Jo 1:5.

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g245 Greek: allotrios


"strangers," Mat 17:25, 26; Jhn 10:5 (twice): see No. 2, above.

A-3 Adjective Strong's Number: g241 Greek: allogenes


(allos, "another," genos, "a race") occurs in Luk 17:18, of a Samaritan. Moulton and Milligan illustrate the use of the word by the inscription on the Temple barrier, "let no foreigner enter within the screen and enclosure surrounding the sanctuary;" according to Mommsen this inscription was cut by the Romans: cp. PARTITION.


(1) For paroikos, in AV, see SOJOURN, B, No. 1. For parepidemos, in AV, see PILGRIM.

(2) The pronoun heteros, "other," is translated "strangers" in 1Cr 14:21 (2nd part), RV (AV, "other"); cp. STRANGE, A, Note.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g3580 Greek: xenodocheo


"to receive strangers" (xenos, No. 1, above, and dechomai, "to receive"), occurs in 1Ti 5:10, RV, "(if) she hath used hospitality to strangers," AV, "(if) she have lodged strangers."

Note: For epidemeo, in AV, see SOJOURNER, A, No. 2. For paroikeo, in AV, see SOJOURN, A, No. 1.

C-1 Noun Strong's Number: g5381 Greek: philoxenia


"love of strangers," occurs in Rom 12:13, "hospitality," and Hbr 13:2, RV, "to show love unto strangers," AV, "to entertain strangers."

Note: For parokia in Act 13:17, see SOJOURN, C.


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