Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3485: naos (pronounced nah-os')

from a primary naio (to dwell); a fane, shrine, temple :--shrine, temple. Compare 2411.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) used of the temple at Jerusalem, but only of the sacred edifice

2) any heathen temple or shrine

3) metaphorically the spiritual temple consisting of the saints of all ages joined together by and in Christ

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from a primary naio (to dwell)

Citing in TDNT: 4:880, 625


This word is used 46 times:

Matthew 23:16: "Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but"
Matthew 23:16: "shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!"
Matthew 23:17: "gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?"
Matthew 23:21: "And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and"
Matthew 23:35: "ye slew between the temple and the altar."
Matthew 26:61: "I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it"
Matthew 27:5: "pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged"
Matthew 27:40: "saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three"
Matthew 27:51: "the veil of the temple was rent in twain from"
Mark 14:58: "I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three"
Mark 15:29: "Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three"
Mark 15:38: "the veil of the temple was rent in twain from"
Luke 1:9: "when he went into the temple of the Lord."
Luke 1:21: "that he tarried so long in the temple."
Luke 1:22: "a vision in the temple: for he beckoned"
Luke 23:45: "the veil of the temple was rent in the midst."
John 2:19: "unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days"
John 2:20: "Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building,"
John 2:21: "spake of the temple of his body."
Acts 7:48: "dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the"
Acts 17:24: "earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;"
Acts 19:24: "a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small"
1 Corinthians 3:16: "ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit"
1 Corinthians 3:17: "If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy;"
1 Corinthians 3:17: "destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which"
1 Corinthians 6:19: "your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in"
2 Corinthians 6:16: "And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for"
2 Corinthians 6:16: "for ye are the temple of the living God; as God"
Ephesians 2:21: "groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord:"
2 Thessalonians 2:4: "sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that"
Revelation 3:12: "a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go"
Revelation 7:15: "and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on"
Revelation 11:1: "and measure the temple of God, and the altar,"
Revelation 11:2: "court which is without the temple leave out, and measure"
Revelation 11:19: "And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and"
Revelation 11:19: "there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament:"
Revelation 14:15: "came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice"
Revelation 14:17: "came out of the temple which is in heaven, he"
Revelation 15:5: "and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony"
Revelation 15:6: "came out of the temple, having the seven plagues,"
Revelation 15:8: "And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory"
Revelation 15:8: "to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues"
Revelation 16:1: "voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels,"
Revelation 16:17: "voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne,"
Revelation 21:22: "And I saw no temple therein: for the"
Revelation 21:22: "and the Lamb are the temple of it."

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