πρεσβύτερος

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
πρεσβύτερος, -α, -ον
Greek transliteration: 
presbyteros
Simplified transliteration: 
presbyteros
Numbers
Strong's number: 
4245
GK Number: 
4565
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
66
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
a-1a(1)
Gloss: 

older; ancestral; (n.) in the Gospels and Acts, elder

Definition: 

older; ancestral; (n.) in the Gospels and Acts, elder, usually as an official leader of the Jewish community, in the epistles, older man and older woman, who may or may not be official leaders of the church, depending on the context.

elder, senior; older, more advanced in years, Lk. 15:25; Jn. 8:9; Acts 2:17; an elder in respect of age, person advanced in years, 1 Tim. 5:1, 2; pl. spc. ancients, ancestors, fathers, Mt. 15:2; Heb. 11:2; as an appellation of dignity, an elder, local dignitary, Lk. 7:3; an elder, member of the Jewish Sanhedrin, Mt. 16:21; 21:23; 26:3, 47, 57, 59; an elder or presbyter of the Christian church, Acts 11:30; 14:23, et al. freq.

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 15:2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc)? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) and ruling priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
Matthew 21:23 And when he had entered the temple, the ruling priests and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) of the people approached him while he was teaching and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?”
Matthew 26:3 Then the ruling priests and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
Matthew 26:47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived accompanied by a large crowd from the ruling priests and the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) of the people, armed with swords and clubs.
Matthew 26:57 Then the men who had laid hold of Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) were gathered.
Matthew 27:1 Early in the morning, all the ruling priests and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) of the people laid plans against Jesus, how they might put him to death.
Matthew 27:3 Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was filled with remorse and brought the thirty silver coins back to the ruling priests and elders (presbyterois | πρεσβυτέροις | dat pl masc),
Matthew 27:12 But when he was accused by the ruling priests and elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc), he gave no answer.
Matthew 27:20 But the ruling priests and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.
Matthew 27:41 The ruling priests along with the scribes and the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) were also mocking him in the same way, saying,
Matthew 28:12 And when the priests had met with the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) and worked out a plan, they gave a considerable sum of money to the soldiers
Mark 7:3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat except they ceremonially wash their hands, thus maintaining the tradition of the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc).
Mark 7:5 And the Pharisees and scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc), but eat their bread with defiled hands?”
Mark 8:31 Then Jesus began to teach them that it was necessary for the Son of Man to suffer many things and be rejected by the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) and the ruling priests and scribes, and be killed and after three days to rise again.
Mark 11:27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And while he was walking about in the temple, the ruling priests and the scribes and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) came to him,
Mark 14:43 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, appeared, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the ruling priests and the scribes and the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc).
Mark 14:53 And they led Jesus to the high priest; and all the ruling priests and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) and the scribes came together.
Mark 15:1 As soon as it was morning, the ruling priests, after holding a consultation with the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) and scribes and the entire council, bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate.
Luke 7:3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant.
Luke 9:22 saying, “It is necessary for the Son of Man to suffer many things and to be rejected by the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and on the third day to be raised.”
Luke 15:25 “Meanwhile his older (presbyteros | πρεσβύτερος | nom sg masc comparative) son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
Luke 20:1 One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes, along with the elders (presbyterois | πρεσβυτέροις | dat pl masc), came up
Luke 22:52 Then Jesus said to those who had come out against him — the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc), “Why did you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
John 8:9 At this, those who had heard began to leave one by one, starting with the oldest (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc comparative); and Jesus alone was left, with the woman standing before him.
Acts 2:17 ‘And it will be in the last days,’ declares God, ‘that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc comparative) men will dream dreams.
Acts 4:5 On the next day their rulers and elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem,
Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | voc pl masc),
Acts 4:23 After they were released, they went to their friends and reported all that the chief priests and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) had said to them.
Acts 6:12 And they incited the people and the elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) and the scribes, and they suddenly moved in and seized him and brought him before the council,
Acts 11:30 and they did so, sending it to the elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
Acts 14:23 And when they had appointed elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) for them in every church, praying with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Acts 15:2 And when Paul and Barnabas had no small argument and debate with them, the brethren appointed Paul and Barnabas and some others among them to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) regarding this issue.
Acts 15:4 And when they arrived in Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc), and they reported all that God had done with them.
Acts 15:6 The apostles and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) were gathered to see about this matter.
Acts 15:22 Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders (presbyterois | πρεσβυτέροις | dat pl masc), together with the whole church, to send men chosen from among them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas — Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers —
Acts 15:23 writing by their hand, “From the apostles and elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc), your brothers, to the Gentile brothers in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, Greetings!
Acts 16:4 As they went through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decrees that had been decided on by the apostles and elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) who were in Jerusalem.
Acts 20:17 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus, asking the elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) of the church to come to him.
Acts 21:18 On the following day Paul went with us to James, and all the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) were present.
Acts 23:14 These went to the chief priests and elders (presbyterois | πρεσβυτέροις | dat pl masc) and said, “We have bound ourselves by an oath to taste no food until we have killed Paul.
Acts 24:1 And after five days the high priest Ananias went down with some elders (presbyterōn | πρεσβυτέρων | gen pl masc) and a prosecuting attorney, one Tertullus; and they laid before the governor their case against Paul.
Acts 25:15 When I came to Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) of the Jews informed me about him, asking for a guilty verdict against him.
1 Timothy 5:1 Do not rebuke but encourage an older (presbyterō | πρεσβυτέρῳ | dat sg masc comparative) man (presbyterō | πρεσβυτέρῳ | dat sg masc comparative) as a father, younger men as brothers,
1 Timothy 5:2 older women (presbyteras | πρεσβυτέρας | acc pl fem comparative) as mothers, younger women as sisters with all purity.
1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) who have been serving well be considered worthy of double honor, namely, those who are laboring hard at preaching and teaching.
1 Timothy 5:19 Do not accept an accusation against an elder (presbyterou | πρεσβυτέρου | gen sg masc), except on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
Titus 1:5 For this reason I left you in Crete, so that you might put right the remaining things and appoint elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) in every town, as I directed you —
Hebrews 11:2 For by it the men (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) of (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) the (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) past (presbyteroi | πρεσβύτεροι | nom pl masc) were approved by God.
James 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders (presbyterous | πρεσβυτέρους | acc pl masc) of the church and have them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;

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