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ἔχιδνα

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἔχιδνα, ης, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
echidna
Simplified transliteration: 
echidna
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2191
GK Number: 
2399
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
5
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1c
Gloss: 
viper, snake
Definition: 
a viper, poisonous serpent, Acts 28:3; used also fig. of persons, Mt. 3:7; 12:34; 23:33; Lk. 3:7*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! (echidnōn | ἐχιδνῶν | gen pl fem) Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Matthew 12:34 You offspring of snakes! (echidnōn | ἐχιδνῶν | gen pl fem) How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Matthew 23:33 You snakes! You brood of vipers! (echidnōn | ἐχιδνῶν | gen pl fem) How will you escape being condemned to hell?
Luke 3:7 So he said to the crowds that were coming out to be baptized by him, “You offspring of vipers! (echidnōn | ἐχιδνῶν | gen pl fem) Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Acts 28:3 When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper (echidna | ἔχιδνα | nom sg fem) came out from the heat and fastened onto his hand.