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Forms of the word
ἀνάγκη, -ης, ἡ
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necessity; distress, hardship
necessity, Mt. 18:7; constraint, compulsion, 2 Cor. 9:7; obligation of duty, moral or spiritual necessity, Rom. 13:5; distress, trial, affliction, Lk. 21:23; 1 Cor. 7:26; 2 Cor. 6:4; 12:10; 1 Thess. 3:7

Greek-English Concordance for ἀνάγκη

Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! It is inevitable (anankē | ἀνάγκη | nom sg fem) that such things come, but woe to the one through whom they come!
Luke 14:18 But one after another they all began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I bought a field, and I must go out to see it. I ask you, have me excused.’
Luke 21:23 Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress (anankē | ἀνάγκη | nom sg fem) on the earth and wrath against this people.
Romans 13:5 Therefore one must (anankē | ἀνάγκη | nom sg fem) be subject, not only because of wrath, but also because of conscience.
1 Corinthians 7:26 I think, then, that this is good because of the present distress (anankēn | ἀνάγκην | acc sg fem) — that it is good for a man to remain as he is.
1 Corinthians 7:37 However, the man who stands firm in his resolve is under no compulsion (anankēn | ἀνάγκην | acc sg fem) but has control over his desire, and has determined this in his heart to keep her as his virgin, he will do well.
1 Corinthians 9:16 If I preach the gospel, I do not have a ground for boasting, for I am compelled (anankē | ἀνάγκη | nom sg fem) to do so. Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!
2 Corinthians 6:4 Rather, as servants of God, we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance, in times of affliction, hardship (anankais | ἀνάγκαις | dat pl fem), and distress;
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly nor under constraint (anankēs | ἀνάγκης | gen sg fem), for it is the cheerful giver whom God loves.
2 Corinthians 12:10 For this reason I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with hardships (anankais | ἀνάγκαις | dat pl fem), with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
1 Thessalonians 3:7 So in all our distress (anankē | ἀνάγκῃ | dat sg fem) and affliction, brothers, we have been reassured about you by your faith.
Philemon 1:14 but I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that your helpfulness might not be by compulsion (anankēn | ἀνάγκην | acc sg fem) but by your own free will.
Hebrews 7:12 For whenever the priesthood is altered, there is necessarily an alteration in the law as well.
Hebrews 7:27 He has no need (anankēn | ἀνάγκην | acc sg fem) to offer up daily sacrifices, like those other high priests, first for their own sins and then for the sins of the people, for this he did once for all when he offered up himself.
Hebrews 9:16 For where there is a covenant, it (anankē | ἀνάγκη | nom sg fem) is (anankē | ἀνάγκη | nom sg fem) required (anankē | ἀνάγκη | nom sg fem) that the death of the one who made it be established.
Hebrews 9:23 Thus it was necessary (anankē | ἀνάγκη | nom sg fem) that earthly copies of the heavenly realities be purified by these rites, but the heavenly realities themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Jude 1:3 Dear friends, although I was eager to write to you about our common salvation, nevertheless I find it necessary (anankēn | ἀνάγκην | acc sg fem) to write and encourage you to carry on the struggle for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.