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Κυρηναῖος, ου, ὁ
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from Cyrene
a Cyrenian, an inhabitant of Cyrene, Mt. 27:32; Mk. 15:21; Lk. 23:26; Acts 6:9; 11:20; 13:1*

Greek-English Concordance for Κυρηναῖος

Matthew 27:32 As they were going out, they came across a man named Simon, from Cyrene (Kyrēnaion | Κυρηναῖον | acc sg masc). This man they conscripted to carry the cross.
Mark 15:21 And they conscripted a certain passerby, Simon of Cyrene (Kyrēnaion | Κυρηναῖον | acc sg masc) (the father of Alexander and Rufus), as he was coming in from the country, to bear his cross.
Luke 23:26 As they led him away, they took hold of a certain Simon of Cyrene (Kyrēnaion | Κυρηναῖον | acc sg masc), who was coming in from the countryside, and put the cross on him to carry it behind Jesus.
Acts 6:9 But there rose up some of those of the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), both Cyrenians (Kyrēnaiōn | Κυρηναίων | gen pl masc) and Alexandrians, as well as those from Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen.
Acts 11:20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene (Kyrēnaioi | Κυρηναῖοι | nom pl masc), who on coming to Antioch began to speak also to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Acts 13:1 Now there were in Antioch in the local church prophets and teachers, both Barnabas and Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian (Kyrēnaios | Κυρηναῖος | nom sg masc), and Manaen, the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.