Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3793: ochlos (pronounced okh'los)

from a derivative of 2192 (meaning a vehicle); a throng (as borne along); by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot:--company, multitude, number (of people), people, press.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) a crowd

1a) a casual collection of people

1a1) a multitude of men who have flocked together in some place

1a2) a throng

1b) a multitude

1b1) the common people, as opposed to the rulers and leading men

1b2) with contempt: the ignorant multitude, the populace

1c) a multitude

1c1) the multitudes, seems to denote troops of people gathered together without order

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from a derivative of G2192 (meaning a vehicle)

Citing in TDNT: 5:582, 750


This word is used 177 times:

Matthew 4:25: "there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis,"
Matthew 5:1: "And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and"
Matthew 5:1: "And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and"
Matthew 7:28: "these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:"
Matthew 8:1: "the mountain, great multitudes followed him."
Matthew 8:18: "when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart"
Matthew 9:8: "But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God,"
Matthew 9:23: "minstrels and the people making a noise,"
Matthew 9:25: "But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her"
Matthew 9:33: "spake: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so"
Matthew 9:36: "But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because"
Matthew 11:7: "began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out"
Matthew 12:15: "himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed"
Matthew 12:23: "And all the people were amazed, and said, Is"
Matthew 12:46: "yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his"
Matthew 13:2: "And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he"
Matthew 13:2: "and the whole multitude stood on the shore."
Matthew 13:34: "spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without"
Matthew 13:36: "Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the"
Matthew 14:5: "have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him"
Matthew 14:13: "apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him"
Matthew 14:14: "went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them,"
Matthew 14:15: "time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go"
Matthew 14:19: "And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass,"
Matthew 14:19: "the disciples to the multitude."
Matthew 14:22: "the other side, while he sent the multitudes away."
Matthew 14:23: "And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart"
Matthew 15:10: "And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and"
Matthew 15:30: "And great multitudes came unto him, having with them"
Matthew 15:31: "Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed"
Matthew 15:32: "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now"
Matthew 15:33: "as to fill so great a multitude?"
Matthew 15:35: "And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground."
Matthew 15:36: "the disciples to the multitude."
Matthew 15:39: "And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and"
Matthew 17:14: "were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down"
Matthew 19:2: "And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them"
Matthew 20:29: "from Jericho, a great multitude followed him."
Matthew 20:31: "And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but"
Matthew 21:8: "And a very great multitude spread their garments in the"
Matthew 21:9: "And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying,"
Matthew 21:11: "And the multitude said, This is Jesus the"
Matthew 21:26: "men; we fear the people; for all hold John"
Matthew 21:46: "on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for"
Matthew 22:33: "And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine."
Matthew 23:1: "spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,"
Matthew 26:47: "with him a great multitude with swords and staves,"
Matthew 26:55: "said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief"
Matthew 27:15: "was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would."
Matthew 27:20: "elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and"

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