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ἐπισκοπή

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐπισκοπή, ῆς, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
episkopē
Simplified transliteration: 
episkope
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1984
GK Number: 
2175
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1b
Gloss: 
coming, visitation, the coming of divine power for recompense; an office of responsibility and place of leadership referring to an office of apostle in Acts, and the office of overseer or bishop in the local church
Definition: 
inspection, oversight, visitation;, of God, visitation, interposition, whether in mercy or judgment, Lk. 19:44; 1 Pet. 2:12; the office of an ecclesiastical overseer, 1 Tim. 3:1; from the Hebrew, charge, function, Acts 1:20*

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 19:44 And they will tear down both you and the children within you, and they will not leave stone upon stone in you, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.” (episkopēs | ἐπισκοπῆς | gen sg fem)
Acts 1:20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms, ‘Let his house become deserted, and let there be no one living in it’; and ‘Let another take over his responsibilities.’ (episkopēn | ἐπισκοπήν | acc sg fem)
1 Timothy 3:1 Trustworthy is the saying. If anyone aspires to the office of overseer (episkopēs | ἐπισκοπῆς | gen sg fem), he is desiring a good work.
1 Peter 2:12 and maintain an honorable lifestyle among the Gentiles so that, with respect to the very things about which they slander you as evildoers, they may, by observing your good works, glorify God on the day of visitation (episkopēs | ἐπισκοπῆς | gen sg fem).