Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2041: ergon (pronounced er'-gon)

from a primary (but obsolete) ergo (to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act:--deed, doing, labour, work.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) business, employment, that which any one is occupied

1a) that which one undertakes to do, enterprise, undertaking

2) any product whatever, any thing accomplished by hand, art, industry, or mind

3) an act, deed, thing done: the idea of working is emphasised in opp. to that which is less than work

Part of Speech: noun neuter

Relation: from a primary (but obsolete) ergo (to work)

Citing in TDNT: 2:635, 251


This word is used 176 times:

Matthew 5:16: "they may see your good works, and glorify your Father"
Matthew 11:2: "the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his"
Matthew 23:3: "do not ye after their works: for they say, and"
Matthew 23:5: "But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they"
Matthew 26:10: "woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me."
Mark 13:34: "and to every man his work, and commanded the porter"
Mark 14:6: "trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me."
Luke 11:48: "that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they"
Luke 24:19: "prophet mighty in deed and word before God"
John 3:19: "light, because their deeds were evil."
John 3:20: "the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
John 3:21: "light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought"
John 4:34: "and to finish his work."
John 5:20: "he will show him greater works than these, that ye may marvel."
John 5:36: "than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given"
John 5:36: "finish, the same works that I do, bear witness"
John 6:28: "that we might work the works of God?"
John 6:29: "This is the work of God, that ye believe on"
John 7:3: "also may see the works that thou doest."
John 7:7: "of it, that the works thereof are evil."
John 7:21: "unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel."
John 8:39: "children, ye would do the works of Abraham."
John 8:41: "Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said"
John 9:3: "but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."
John 9:4: "must work the works of him that sent me, while it is"
John 10:25: "ye believed not: the works that I do in"
John 10:32: "them, Many good works have I showed you from my"
John 10:32: "for which of those works do ye stone me?"
John 10:33: "saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but"
John 10:37: "I do not the works of my Father, believe me"
John 10:38: "me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe,"
John 14:10: "he doeth the works."
John 14:11: "or else believe me for the very works' sake."
John 14:12: "on me, the works that I do shall he do also;"
John 15:24: "among them the works which none other man did,"
John 17:4: "earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to"
Acts 5:38: "this counsel or this work be of men,"
Acts 7:22: "words and in deeds."
Acts 7:41: "rejoiced in the works of their own hands."
Acts 9:36: "was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did."
Acts 13:2: "Saul for the work whereunto I have called"
Acts 13:41: "for I work a work in your days, a work"
Acts 13:41: "in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though"
Acts 14:26: "of God for the work which they fulfilled."
Acts 15:18: "are all his works from the beginning of the world."
Acts 15:38: "and went not with them to the work."
Acts 26:20: "to God, and do works meet for repentance."
Romans 2:6: "to every man according to his deeds:"
Romans 2:7: "by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor"
Romans 2:15: "Which show the work of the law written in"

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