Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
ἀδελφός, -οῦ, ὁ
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brother, fellow countryman, neighbor (often inclusive in gender); by extension a fellow believer in the family of faith; in the plural brothers regularly refers to men and women
a brother, near kinsman, or relative; one of the same nation or nature; one of equal rank and dignity; an associate, a member of the Christian community

Greek-English Concordance for ἀδελφός

Acts 11:1 Now the apostles and the brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | nom pl masc) who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God.
Acts 11:12 And the Spirit told me to go with them without hesitating. And with me went also these six brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | nom pl masc), and we went into the house of the man.
Acts 11:29 So each of the disciples, according to his financial ability, resolved to send relief to the brothers (adelphois | ἀδελφοῖς | dat pl masc) living in Judea,
Acts 12:2 He had James the brother (adelphon | ἀδελφόν | acc sg masc) of John put to death with the sword,
Acts 12:17 But Peter motioned to them with his hand to be silent, and he related how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Tell these things to James and to the brothers.” (adelphois | ἀδελφοῖς | dat pl masc) Then he departed and went to another place.
Acts 13:15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent a message to them, saying, “My brothers, if there is any among you with a word of encouragement for the people, say it.”
Acts 13:26 “My brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, it is to us that the message of this salvation has been sent.
Acts 13:38 Therefore let it be known to you, my brothers, that through this one forgiveness of sins is being proclaimed to you; and from all from which you could not be set free by the law of Moses,
Acts 14:2 But the Jews who did not believe stirred up and embittered the minds of the Gentiles against their brothers (adelphōn | ἀδελφῶν | gen pl masc).
Acts 15:1 Now some men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers (adelphous | ἀδελφούς | acc pl masc), “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.”
Acts 15:3 So being sent on their way by the church, they went through both Phoenicia and Samaria, narrating in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers (adelphois | ἀδελφοῖς | dat pl masc).
Acts 15:7 After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “My brothers, you know that in days of old God made a choice among you, that through my mouth the Gentiles should hear the message of the gospel and believe.
Acts 15:13 When they finished speaking, James replied, saying, “My brothers, listen to me.
Acts 15:22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, together with the whole church, to send men chosen from among them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas — Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers (adelphois | ἀδελφοῖς | dat pl masc) —
Acts 15:23 writing by their hand, “From the apostles and elders, your brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | nom pl masc), to the Gentile brothers (adelphois | ἀδελφοῖς | dat pl masc) in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, Greetings!
Acts 15:32 Both Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brothers (adelphous | ἀδελφούς | acc pl masc) with a long speech.
Acts 15:33 And when they had spent some time there, they were despatched with a greeting of peace from the brothers (adelphōn | ἀδελφῶν | gen pl masc) to those who had sent them.
Acts 15:36 And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return indeed and visit the brothers (adelphous | ἀδελφούς | acc pl masc) in every city in which we announced the word of the Lord to see how they are.”
Acts 15:40 but Paul chose Silas and departed, having been commended to the grace of the Lord by the brothers (adelphōn | ἀδελφῶν | gen pl masc).
Acts 16:2 He was well attested by the brothers (adelphōn | ἀδελφῶν | gen pl masc) at Lystra and Iconium.
Acts 16:40 So when they had left the prison, they went to Lydia’s house; and when they saw the brothers (adelphous | ἀδελφούς | acc pl masc), they encouraged them and departed.
Acts 17:6 But when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some fellow believers (adelphous | ἀδελφούς | acc pl masc) before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too,
Acts 17:10 And the brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | nom pl masc) immediately sent Paul and Silas off by night to Berea. When they got there, they went to the synagogue of the Jews.
Acts 17:14 Then immediately the brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | nom pl masc) sent Paul away, to go as far as to the sea, but Silas and Timothy remained there.
Acts 18:18 Paul, after remaining there for a number of days, said farewell to the brothers (adelphois | ἀδελφοῖς | dat pl masc) and sailed away to Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had his head shaved, for he had taken a vow.
Acts 18:27 And when he wanted to continue on into Achaia, the brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | nom pl masc) encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived there, he greatly helped those who had come to believe through grace,
Acts 21:7 And having completed the voyage from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and we greeted the brothers (adelphous | ἀδελφούς | acc pl masc) and stayed one day with them.
Acts 21:17 When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | nom pl masc) welcomed us gladly.
Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they began to praise God. And they said to him, “You see, brother (adelphe | ἀδελφέ | voc sg masc), how many thousands of believers there are among the Jews, and they are all zealous for the law.
Acts 22:1 “My brothers and fathers, listen now to me as I make my defense to you.”
Acts 22:5 as also the high priest and the whole council of elders can bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brothers (adelphous | ἀδελφούς | acc pl masc), and I went toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished.
Acts 22:13 came to me, and standing there said to me, ‘Brother (adelphe | ἀδελφέ | voc sg masc) Saul, recover your sight.’ And at that very hour I recovered my sight and saw him.
Acts 23:1 Looking intently at the council, Paul said, “My brothers, I have lived in all good conscience before God up to this day.”
Acts 23:5 And Paul said, “I did not realize, brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | voc pl masc), that he was high priest; for it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’”
Acts 23:6 Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “My brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is regarding my hope of a resurrection for the dead that I am on trial.”
Acts 28:14 where we found brethren (adelphous | ἀδελφούς | acc pl masc), and were invited to stay with them seven days. And so we went toward Rome.
Acts 28:15 And the brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | nom pl masc) there, when they heard about us, came as far as the Forum of Appius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them, Paul gave thanks to God and took courage.
Acts 28:17 And it happened that after three days Paul called together the leaders of the Jews. And when they gathered, he said to them: “My brothers, though I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
Acts 28:21 And they said to him, “We have received no letters from Judea about you, nor have any of the brothers (adelphōn | ἀδελφῶν | gen pl masc) come from there and reported or spoken any bad about you.
Romans 1:13 I want you to know, brethren (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | voc pl masc), that I often intended to come to you (but have been prevented until now) so that I might have some fruit among you, just as among the rest of the Gentiles.
Romans 7:1 Or do you not know, brethren (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | voc pl masc) (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law is binding on a person only so long as he lives?
Romans 7:4 So then, my brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | voc pl masc), you also have died to the law through the body of Christ that you might belong to another, to the one who was raised from the dead, so that we might bear fruit for God.
Romans 8:12 So then, brethren (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | voc pl masc), we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh,
Romans 8:29 because those he foreknew he also predestined to become conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren (adelphois | ἀδελφοῖς | dat pl masc).
Romans 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed, cut off from Christ, for the sake of my brethren (adelphōn | ἀδελφῶν | gen pl masc), my kinsmen according to the flesh,
Romans 10:1 Brethren (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | voc pl masc), my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
Romans 11:25 I do not want you to be uninformed, my brothers (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | voc pl masc), of this mystery — so that you may not be wise in your own conceits — that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
Romans 12:1 I appeal you therefore, brethren (adelphoi | ἀδελφοί | voc pl masc), by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God — this is a reasonable act of worship for you.
Romans 14:10 Why do you pass judgment on your brother (adelphon | ἀδελφόν | acc sg masc)? Or again, why do you hold your brother (adelphon | ἀδελφόν | acc sg masc) in contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.
Romans 14:13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another, but resolve instead, never to put an obstacle or a trap in a brother’s (adelphō | ἀδελφῷ | dat sg masc) way.