κόσμος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
κόσμος, ου, -ὁ
Greek transliteration: 
kosmos
Simplified transliteration: 
kosmos
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2889
GK Number: 
3180
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
186
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-2a
Gloss: 
world: earth, world system, whole universe; adornment. In some contexts, the world is simply the place where people live, in other contexts (especially in John), the world is a system opposed to God
Definition: 
(1) pr. order, regular disposition; ornament, decoration, embellishment, 1 Pet. 3:3; (2) the world, the material universe, Mt. 13:35; the world, the aggregate of sensitive existence, 1 Cor. 4:9; the lower world, the earth, Mk. 16:15; the world, the aggregate of mankind, Mt. 5:14; the world, the public, Jn. 7:4; in NT the present order of things, the secular world, Jn. 18:36; the human race external to the Jewish nation, the heathen world, Rom. 11:12, 15; the world external to the Christian body, 1 Jn. 3:1, 13; the world or material system of the Mosaic covenant, Gal. 4:3; Col. 2:8, 20

Greek-English Concordance for

Revelation 17:8 The beast that you saw was, and now is not, but is about to rise from the abyss and go to destruction. And those who dwell on the earth, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world (kosmou | κόσμου | gen sg masc), will be astounded when they see the beast, because he was and is not, but is to come.

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