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κεφαλή

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
κεφαλή, -ῆς, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
kephalē
Simplified transliteration: 
kephale
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2776
GK Number: 
3051
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
75
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1b
Gloss: 
head (of a body); top (stone in a building); by extension: someone or something in the primary place, the point of origin
Definition: 
the head, Mt. 5:36; 6:17; the head, top; κεφαλὴ γωνιας, the head of the corner, the chief corner-stone, Mt. 21:42; Lk. 20:17; met. the head, superior, chief, principal, one to whom others are subordinate, 1 Cor. 11:3; Eph. 1:22

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 5:36 Nor shall you take an oath by your head (kephalē | κεφαλῇ | dat sg fem), because you cannot make a single hair white or black.
Matthew 6:17 But when you fast, anoint your head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) with oil and wash your face,
Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have lairs and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem)
Matthew 10:30 But even the hairs of your head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem) have all been counted.
Matthew 14:8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me the head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) of John the Baptist here on a platter.”
Matthew 14:11 And his head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘A stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem); this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?
Matthew 26:7 a woman came to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive perfume that she poured over his head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem) as he reclined at table.
Matthew 27:29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they placed it on his head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem). They put a staff in his right hand, and kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!”
Matthew 27:30 And they spat on him, and took the staff and kept beating him over the head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem).
Matthew 27:37 And above his head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem) they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.”
Matthew 27:39 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads (kephalas | κεφαλάς | acc pl fem)
Mark 6:24 So she went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” And her mother said, “The head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) of John the baptizer.”
Mark 6:25 And immediately, entering with haste to the king, she asked him, saying, “I want you to give me right now the head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) of John the baptizer on a platter.”
Mark 6:27 So without delay the king dispatched the executioner and ordered him to bring John’s head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem). He went and beheaded John in prison,
Mark 6:28 and brought his head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) on a platter and gave it to the young girl. She in turn gave it to her mother.
Mark 12:10 Have you not even read this scripture: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the capstone (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem);
Mark 14:3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he reclined at table, there came a woman with an alabaster flask of very costly anointment of pure nard; and breaking the flask, she poured it over his head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem).
Mark 15:19 And they kept striking his head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) with a staff and spitting on him; and falling to their knees, they paid homage to him.
Mark 15:29 And those passing by ridiculed him, wagging their heads (kephalas | κεφαλάς | acc pl fem), and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,
Luke 7:38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to bathe his feet with her tears. She kept wiping his feet with the hair of her head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem), and kissing them and pouring the perfume on them.
Luke 7:46 You did not anoint my head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) with oil, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
Luke 9:58 Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem)
Luke 12:7 In fact, even the hairs of your head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem) are all numbered. Do not fear; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Luke 20:17 But looking straight at them he said, “What then is this that is written: “The stone that the builders rejected — this one became the head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) of the corner’?
Luke 21:18 Yet not a hair of your head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem) will perish.
Luke 21:28 Now when these things begin to happen, straighten yourselves up and raise your heads (kephalas | κεφαλάς | acc pl fem), because your deliverance is drawing near.”
John 13:9 Simon Peter exclaimed, “Lord, then wash not only my feet but also my hands and my head!” (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem)
John 19:2 And the soldiers twisted some thorns into a crown and placed it on his head (kephalē | κεφαλῇ | dat sg fem), and they threw a purple robe around him.
John 19:30 When he had taken the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is accomplished!” And he bowed his head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) and handed over his spirit.
John 20:7 and the face cloth that had been on Jesus’ head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem); it was not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.
John 20:12 She saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head (kephalē | κεφαλῇ | dat sg fem) and the other at the feet of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying.
Acts 4:11 This is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that has become the chief (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) cornerstone.
Acts 18:6 But when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own head! (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) I am guiltless. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
Acts 18:18 Paul, after remaining there for a number of days, said farewell to the brothers and sailed away to Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had his head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) shaved, for he had taken a vow.
Acts 21:24 Take these men and purify yourself along with them and pay their expenses that they may shave their heads (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem), and everyone will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you yourself walk keeping the law.
Acts 27:34 Therefore I urge you to take some food; for this is for your survival, for not a hair will perish from the head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem) of any of you.”
Romans 12:20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on his head.” (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem)
1 Corinthians 11:3 But I want you to understand that the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) of every man is Christ, and the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) of a wife is her husband, and the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 11:4 Any man who prays or prophesies with his head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem) covered disgraces his head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem),
1 Corinthians 11:5 but any wife who prays or prophesies with her head (kephalē | κεφαλῇ | dat sg fem) uncovered disgraces her head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem), for it is one and the same as a woman who has her head shaved.
1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man should not have his head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) covered, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.
1 Corinthians 11:10 For this reason a woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head (kephalēs | κεφαλῆς | gen sg fem), because of the angels.
1 Corinthians 12:21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
Ephesians 1:22 And he placed all things under Christ’s feet and gave him as head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem) over all things to the church,
Ephesians 4:15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in every way into him who is the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem), Christ,
Ephesians 5:23 for the husband is the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) of the wife as Christ also is the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) of the church, and is himself the savior of the body.
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, in order that he might be preeminent in everything. he preeminent
Colossians 2:10 and you have come to fullness in him, who is the head (kephalē | κεφαλή | nom sg fem) of every principality and power.
Colossians 2:19 That person is not holding fast to the head (kephalēn | κεφαλήν | acc sg fem), from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, nourished and held together grows with a growth that is from God.

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