Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ὠδίν, ῖνος, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
ōdin
Simplified transliteration: 
odin
Principal Parts: 
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5604
GK Number: 
6047
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
4
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3f(1a)
Gloss: 
labor, birth pain; agony (of death)
Definition: 
the spasms, or pains, of a woman in travail, a birth pang, 1 Thess. 5:3; pl. met. birth throes, preliminary troubles to the development of a catastrophe, Mt. 24:8; Mk. 13:8; from the Hebrew, a stringent band, a snare, noose, Acts 2:24*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 24:8 But all these things are only the beginning of birth (ōdinōn | ὠδίνων | gen pl fem)
Mark 13:8 For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are the beginning of birth pains (ōdinōn | ὠδίνων | gen pl fem).
Acts 2:24 whom God raised up, loosing the pangs (ōdinas | ὠδῖνας | acc pl fem) of death, as it was not possible for him to be held by it.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 When they are saying, “Peace and security,” it is then that sudden destruction will come upon them, like labor pains (ōdin | ὠδίν | nom sg fem) upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.