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ἔκδικος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἔκδικος, ον
Greek transliteration: 
ekdikos
Simplified transliteration: 
ekdikos
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1558
GK Number: 
1690
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
a-3a
Gloss: 
punishing, avenging
Definition: 
an avenger, one who inflicts punishment, Rom. 13:4; 1 Thess. 4:6*

Greek-English Concordance for

Romans 13:4 for he is a servant of God for your good. But if you do what is wrong, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain. he is a servant of God, an avenger (ekdikos | ἔκδικος | nom sg masc) to carry out wrath on the one who does wrong.
1 Thessalonians 4:6 No one should sin against or take advantage of his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger (ekdikos | ἔκδικος | nom sg masc) in all these things, as indeed we told you beforehand with solemn warning.