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 27:24: "his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of"
Mark 2:4: "unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where"
Mark 2:13: "and all the multitude resorted unto him, and"
Mark 3:9: "him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him."
Mark 3:20: "And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not"
Mark 3:32: "And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him,"
Mark 4:1: "unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into"
Mark 4:1: "and the whole multitude was by the sea"
Mark 4:36: "And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was"
Mark 5:21: "the other side, much people gathered unto him: and"
Mark 5:24: "him; and much people followed him, and thronged"
Mark 5:27: "came in the press behind, and touched his garment."
Mark 5:30: "turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched"
Mark 5:31: "unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest"
Mark 6:33: "And the people saw them departing, and many"
Mark 6:34: "when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them,"
Mark 6:45: "unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people."
Mark 7:14: "when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me"
Mark 7:17: "the house from the people, his disciples asked him"
Mark 7:33: "aside from the multitude, and put his fingers"
Mark 8:1: "In those days the multitude being very great, and having"
Mark 8:2: "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me"
Mark 8:6: "And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground:"
Mark 8:6: "them; and they did set them before the people."
Mark 8:34: "And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said"
Mark 9:14: "his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the"
Mark 9:15: "straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and"
Mark 9:17: "one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought"
Mark 9:25: "Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul"
Mark 10:1: "the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him"
Mark 10:46: "disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus,"
Mark 11:18: "because all the people was astonished at his doctrine."
Mark 12:12: "but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken"
Mark 12:37: "And the common people heard him gladly."
Mark 12:41: "and beheld how the people cast money into the"
Mark 14:43: "with him a great multitude with swords and staves,"
Mark 15:8: "And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever"
Mark 15:11: "chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas"
Mark 15:15: "willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them,"
Luke 3:7: "Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation"
Luke 3:10: "And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do"
Luke 4:42: "place: and the people sought him, and came"
Luke 5:1: "And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the"
Luke 5:3: "he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship."
Luke 5:15: "of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and"
Luke 5:19: "way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the"
Luke 5:29: "and there was a great company of publicans and of others that"
Luke 6:17: "in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and"
Luke 6:19: "And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for"
Luke 7:9: "turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you,"

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