Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1411: dunamis (pronounced doo'-nam-is)

from 1410; force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself):--ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) strength power, ability

1a) inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth

1b) power for performing miracles

1c) moral power and excellence of soul

1d) the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth

1e) power and resources arising from numbers

1f) power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from G1410

Citing in TDNT: 2:284, 186


This word is used 120 times:

Matthew 6:13: "kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever."
Matthew 7:22: "name done many wonderful works?"
Matthew 11:20: "wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented"
Matthew 11:21: "for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done"
Matthew 11:23: "for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done"
Matthew 13:54: "man this wisdom, and these mighty works?"
Matthew 13:58: "he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."
Matthew 14:2: "dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him."
Matthew 22:29: "Scriptures, nor the power of God."
Matthew 24:29: "heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:"
Matthew 24:30: "clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
Matthew 25:15: "one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey."
Matthew 26:64: "of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in"
Mark 5:30: "knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about"
Mark 6:2: "that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?"
Mark 6:5: "there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few"
Mark 6:14: "from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in"
Mark 9:1: "kingdom of God come with power."
Mark 9:39: "no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that"
Mark 12:24: "the Scriptures, neither the power of God?"
Mark 13:25: "fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken."
Mark 13:26: "the clouds with great power and glory."
Mark 14:62: "sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the"
Luke 1:17: "him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers"
Luke 1:35: "upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore"
Luke 4:14: "returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:"
Luke 4:36: "for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean"
Luke 5:17: "and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them."
Luke 6:19: "to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and"
Luke 8:46: "for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me."
Luke 9:1: "he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and"
Luke 10:13: "for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and"
Luke 10:19: "over all the power of the enemy: and nothing"
Luke 19:37: "voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;"
Luke 21:26: "earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
Luke 21:27: "in a cloud with power and great glory."
Luke 22:69: "sit on the right hand of the power of God."
Luke 24:49: "of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high."
Acts 1:8: "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon"
Acts 2:22: "God among you by miracles and wonders and signs,"
Acts 3:12: "on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man"
Acts 4:7: "they asked, By what power, or by what name,"
Acts 4:33: "And with great power gave the apostles witness of the"
Acts 6:8: "full of faith and power, did great wonders and"
Acts 8:10: "is the great power of God."
Acts 8:13: "and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done."
Acts 10:38: "with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and"
Acts 19:11: "God wrought special miracles by the hands"
Romans 1:4: "to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by"
Romans 1:16: "of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one"

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