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σπέρμα

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
σπέρμα, -ατος, τό
Greek transliteration: 
sperma
Simplified transliteration: 
sperma
Numbers
Strong's number: 
4690
GK Number: 
5065
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
43
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3c(4)
Gloss: 
seed, the part of a plant or animal that can propagate the species (cf. sperm); by extension: children, offspring, descendants
Definition: 
seed, Mt. 13:24, 27, 37, 38; semen virile, Heb. 11:11; offspring, posterity, Mt. 22:24, 25; Jn. 7:42; a seed of future generations, Rom. 9:29; in NT met. a seed or principle of spiritual life, 1 Jn. 3:9

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 13:24 Jesus put another parable before them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man sowing good seed (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut) in his field.
Matthew 13:27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut) in your field? Why then does it have weeds?’
Matthew 13:32 It is the smallest of all the seeds (spermatōn | σπερμάτων | gen pl neut); but when it is grown, it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”
Matthew 13:37 And he answered, saying, “The one who sows the good seed (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut) is the Son of Man;
Matthew 13:38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut), these are the sons of the kingdom; and the weeds are the sons of the evil one;
Matthew 22:24 They said, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up children (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut) for his brother.’
Matthew 22:25 Now there were seven brothers among us; the first one married and died, and since he had no children (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut), he left his wife to his brother.
Mark 4:31 It is like a mustard seed mustard that, when it is sown in the ground, is smaller than all of the seeds (spermatōn | σπερμάτων | gen pl neut) on earth.
Mark 12:19 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if someone’s brother should die and leave behind a wife, but not leave behind a child, the brother should take the widow and raise up offspring (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut) for his brother.
Mark 12:20 There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died he left no offspring (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut).
Mark 12:21 Then the second brother took her, and he died, leaving behind no offspring (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut). And the third likewise.
Mark 12:22 And the seven did not leave offspring (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut). Last of all the woman also died.
Luke 1:55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants (spermati | σπέρματι | dat sg neut) forever.”
Luke 20:28 saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if someone’s brother dies, having a wife, but is childless, then his brother must take the widow and raise up offspring (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut) for his brother.
John 7:42 Has not the scripture said that the Christ will be a descendant (spermatos | σπέρματος | gen sg neut) of David and come from Bethlehem, the village where David was born?”
John 8:33 They replied to him, “We are descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone! How can you say, ‘You will become free’?”
John 8:37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut); but you are intent on killing me, because my teaching makes no headway in you.
Acts 3:25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring (spermati | σπέρματι | dat sg neut) shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’
Acts 7:5 Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot of ground, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his descendants (spermati | σπέρματι | dat sg neut) after him, though as yet Abraham had no child.
Acts 7:6 And God spoke thus, that Abraham’s descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) would be sojourners in a foreign land, and that the people would enslave and mistreat them four hundred years.
Acts 13:23 It was from the offspring (spermatos | σπέρματος | gen sg neut) of this man that God according to promise brought to Israel a savior, Jesus.
Romans 1:3 the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh,
Romans 4:13 For the promise that he would be heir of the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants (spermati | σπέρματι | dat sg neut) through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
Romans 4:16 For this reason the promise is based on faith, that it may depend on grace and be made certain to all his descendants (spermati | σπέρματι | dat sg neut), not only to those who are under the law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.
Romans 4:18 Hoping against hope, Abraham believed that he would become the father of many nations according to what had been spoken, “So will your descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) be.”
Romans 9:7 neither are they all children of Abraham because they are his descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut); on the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) will be named.”
Romans 9:8 This means it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut).
Romans 9:29 And as Isaiah predicted, “If the Lord of hosts had not left to us descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | acc sg neut), we would have become like Sodom, and would have resembled Gomorrah.”
Romans 11:1 So I ask, has God repudiated his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.
1 Corinthians 15:38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed (spermatōn | σπερμάτων | gen pl neut) its own body.
2 Corinthians 11:22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) of Abraham? So am I.
Galatians 3:16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his descendant (spermati | σπέρματι | dat sg neut). Scripture does not say, “and to descendants,” (spermasin | σπέρμασιν | dat pl neut) referring to many, but “and to your descendant,” (spermati | σπέρματι | dat sg neut) referring to one, who is Christ.
Galatians 3:19 Why then was the law given? It was added because of transgressions, until the descendant (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) should come to whom the promise had been made. It was established through angels by a mediator.
Galatians 3:29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) of Abraham, heirs according to the promise.
2 Timothy 2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, from the seed (spermatos | σπέρματος | gen sg neut) of David, in accordance with my gospel,
Hebrews 2:16 For surely he does not reach out to help angels, but he reaches out to help the seed (spermatos | σπέρματος | gen sg neut) of Abraham.
Hebrews 11:11 By faith Abraham was enabled to become a father — even though Sarah herself was sterile and beyond the normal age of childbearing — because he regarded as faithful the one who had made the promise.
Hebrews 11:18 of whom he had been told, “It is through Isaac that descendants (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) will be named for you.”
1 John 3:9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, because God’s seed (sperma | σπέρμα | nom sg neut) abides in him. He cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.
Revelation 12:17 So the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her children (spermatos | σπέρματος | gen sg neut), those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.