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δίκη

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
δίκη, ης, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
dikē
Simplified transliteration: 
dike
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1349
GK Number: 
1472
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1b
Gloss: 
punishment, with a focus that the penalty is justly deserved and right; this can also refer to a pagan Greek goddess, Justice (Ac 28:4), who would seek out the guilty and punish the wrongdoer
Definition: 
right, justice;, in NT judicial punishment, vengeance, 2 Thess. 1:9; Jude 7; sentence of punishment, judgment, Acts 25:15; personified, the goddess of justice or vengeance, Nemesis, Paena, Acts 28:4

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 28:4 When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “Certainly this man is a murderer, and though he has escaped from the sea, justice (dikē | δίκη | nom sg fem) has not allowed him to live.”
2 Thessalonians 1:9 They will experience the punishment (dikēn | δίκην | acc sg fem) of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power
Jude 1:7 Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, which indulged in sexual immorality in the same way as the angels and pursued unnatural desire, are exhibited as an example by undergoing the punishment (dikēn | δίκην | acc sg fem) of eternal fire.