ἐκκλησία

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐκκλησία, -ας, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
ekklēsia
Simplified transliteration: 
ekklesia
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1577
GK Number: 
1711
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
114
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1a
Gloss: 

church, congregation, assembly; a group of people gathered together

Definition: 

church, congregation, assembly; a group of people gathered together. It can refer to the OT assembly of believers (Ac 7:38), or a riotous mob (Ac 19:32), but usually to a Christian assembly, a church: as a totality (Eph 3:10), or in a specific locale (Col. 4:15). In the NT a church is never a building or meeting place

A popular assembly, Acts 19:32, 39, 41; in NT the congregation of the children of Israel, Acts 7:38; transferred to the Christian body, of which the congregation of Israel was a figure, the Church, 1 Cor. 12:28; Col. 1:18; a local portion of the Church, a local church, Rom. 16:1; a Christian congregation, 1 Cor. 14:4

Greek-English Concordance for ἐκκλησία

Matthew 16:18 And I say to you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem), and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Matthew 18:17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem); and if he refuses to listen even to the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem), you are to treat him as a pagan and a tax collector.
Acts 5:11 Great fear gripped the entire church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem), and all who heard about these things.
Acts 7:38 He is the one who was in the congregation (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem) in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, and he received living oracles to give to us.
Acts 8:1 Now Saul was in agreement with his execution. There arose on that day a great persecution against the church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem) in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Acts 8:3 But Saul was making havoc of the church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem); entering house after house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.
Acts 9:31 So the church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησία | nom sg fem) throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace; being built up, and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it increased in number.
Acts 11:22 The report of all this was heard in the ears of the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem) in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch.
Acts 11:26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem) and taught a considerable number of people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
Acts 12:1 About that time Herod the king set his hand to mistreat some belonging to the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem).
Acts 12:5 So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was made earnestly to God for him by the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem).
Acts 13:1 Now there were in Antioch in the local church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem) prophets and teachers, both Barnabas and Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen, the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Acts 14:23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem), praying with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Acts 14:27 And when they arrived, and had gathered the church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem) together, they reported all that God had done with them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.
Acts 15:3 So being sent on their way by the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem), they went through both Phoenicia and Samaria, narrating in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers.
Acts 15:4 And when they arrived in Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem) and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.
Acts 15:22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, together with the whole church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem), to send men chosen from among them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas — Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers —
Acts 15:41 And he traveled through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | acc pl fem).
Acts 16:5 So the churches (ekklēsiai | ἐκκλησίαι | nom pl fem) were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in number daily.
Acts 18:22 and when he touched land at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem) and then went down to Antioch.
Acts 19:32 So then some were shouting one thing, some another, for the assembly (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησία | nom sg fem) was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had assembled.
Acts 19:39 But if you want anything in addition, it shall be settled in the legal assembly (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem).
Acts 19:40 For indeed we are in danger of being charged in connection with this day’s riot, there being no cause for it; and we will not be able to give an explanation for it.” And having said this, he dismissed the assembly (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem).
Acts 20:17 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus, asking the elders of the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem) to come to him.
Acts 20:28 Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock in which the Holy Spirit has placed you overseers, to shepherd the church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem) of God, which he purchased with the blood of his own Son.
Romans 16:1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem) in Cenchrea,
Romans 16:4 who risked their own necks for my life. Not only I but also all the churches (ekklēsiai | ἐκκλησίαι | nom pl fem) of the Gentiles are grateful to them.
Romans 16:5 Also greet the church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem) in their house. Greet my dear friend Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia.
Romans 16:16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches (ekklēsiai | ἐκκλησίαι | nom pl fem) of Christ greet you.
Romans 16:23 Gaius, a host to me as well as to the whole church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem), greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer greets you, as does our brother Quartus.
1 Corinthians 1:2 to the church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem) of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be saints together with all those in every place who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
1 Corinthians 4:17 That is why I sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of my ways in Christ Jesus, as I teach them everywhere in every church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem).
1 Corinthians 6:4 So if you have ordinary cases, do you appoint as judges those who have no standing in the church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem)?
1 Corinthians 7:17 Only, as the Lord has assigned to each person, as God has called each one, so let that person conduct his life. And thus I prescribe in all the churches (ekklēsiais | ἐκκλησίαις | dat pl fem).
1 Corinthians 10:32 Do not be a stumbling block to either Jews or Greeks, or to the church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem) of God;
1 Corinthians 11:16 If anyone is inclined to be quarrelsome, we have no such practice, nor do the churches (ekklēsiai | ἐκκλησίαι | nom pl fem) of God.
1 Corinthians 11:18 For in the first place, I hear that when you gather as a church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem) there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it,
1 Corinthians 11:22 Can it be that you do not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or are you trying to show contempt for the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem) of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I commend you? For this I will not commend you.
1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has appointed in the church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem) first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, those able to help others, those who can provide guidance, and various kinds of tongues.
1 Corinthians 14:4 The one who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem).
1 Corinthians 14:5 Now I would like all of you to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets so that the church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησία | nom sg fem) may receive edification.
1 Corinthians 14:12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, seek to excel for the edification of the church (ekklēsias | ἐκκλησίας | gen sg fem).
1 Corinthians 14:19 however, in church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem) I would rather speak five words with my understanding, so as to instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
1 Corinthians 14:23 So if the whole church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησία | nom sg fem) assembles in the same place and everyone is speaking in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your minds?
1 Corinthians 14:28 But if there is no one who can interpret, the speaker should remain silent in church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem) and speak to himself and to God.
1 Corinthians 14:33 for God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches (ekklēsiais | ἐκκλησίαις | dat pl fem) of the saints,
1 Corinthians 14:34 the women are to be silent in the churches (ekklēsiais | ἐκκλησίαις | dat pl fem), for they are not permitted to speak. Rather, they are to be submissive, as in fact the law says.
1 Corinthians 14:35 And if they want to find out about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church (ekklēsia | ἐκκλησίᾳ | dat sg fem).
1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church (ekklēsian | ἐκκλησίαν | acc sg fem) of God.
1 Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches (ekklēsiais | ἐκκλησίαις | dat pl fem) of Galatia, so you also are to do.

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