Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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Forms of the word
στοιχεῖον, ου, τό
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principle, basic principle; element (of nature); elementary truths
an element; an element, of the natural universe, 2 Pet. 3:10, 12; an element or rudiment of any intellectual or religious system, Gal. 4:3, 9; Col. 2:8, 20; Heb. 5:12*

Greek-English Concordance for στοιχεῖον

Galatians 4:3 And so it is with us. While we were minors, we were enslaved to the elementary (stoicheia | στοιχεῖα | acc pl neut) principles of the world.
Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God — or rather, are known by God — how can you turn back again to the feeble and inferior elementary principles (stoicheia | στοιχεῖα | acc pl neut) of the world? How can you want to be their slaves all over again?
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by means of philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elemental (stoicheia | στοιχεῖα | acc pl neut) spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Colossians 2:20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental (stoicheiōn | στοιχείων | gen pl neut) spirits of the world, why, as though you were still living in the world, do you submit to regulations such as,
Hebrews 5:12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic elements (stoicheia | στοιχεῖα | acc pl neut) of God’s revelation. You have become people needing milk, not solid food;
2 Peter 3:10 But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a rushing noise, the elements (stoicheia | στοιχεῖα | nom pl neut) will melt in the intense heat, and the earth and the works in it will be exposed.
2 Peter 3:12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the elements (stoicheia | στοιχεῖα | nom pl neut) will melt in the heat.