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:

Luke 7:11: "him, and much people."
Luke 7:12: "a widow: and much people of the city was with"
Luke 7:24: "to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out"
Luke 8:4: "And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him"
Luke 8:19: "him for the press."
Luke 8:40: "that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were"
Luke 8:42: "as he went the people thronged him."
Luke 8:45: "said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press"
Luke 9:11: "And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received"
Luke 9:12: "twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go"
Luke 9:16: "disciples to set before the multitude."
Luke 9:18: "Whom say the people that I am?"
Luke 9:37: "the hill, much people met him."
Luke 9:38: "a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech"
Luke 11:14: "spake; and the people wondered."
Luke 11:27: "woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him,"
Luke 11:29: "And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is"
Luke 12:1: "In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trod one upon another,"
Luke 12:13: "one of the company said unto him, Master, speak"
Luke 12:54: "he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise"
Luke 13:14: "sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in"
Luke 13:17: "and all the people rejoiced for all the"
Luke 14:25: "And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said"
Luke 18:36: "And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant."
Luke 19:3: "not for the press, because he was little of stature."
Luke 19:39: "Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master,"
Luke 22:6: "him unto them in the absence of the multitude."
Luke 22:47: "yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one"
Luke 23:4: "chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in"
Luke 23:48: "And all the people that came together to that sight,"
John 5:13: "for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place."
John 6:2: "And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his"
John 6:5: "saw a great company come unto him, he saith"
John 6:22: "The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea"
John 6:24: "When the people therefore saw that Jesus was"
John 7:12: "murmuring among the people concerning him: for some"
John 7:12: "Nay; but he deceiveth the people."
John 7:20: "The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who"
John 7:31: "many of the people believed on him, and"
John 7:32: "Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him;"
John 7:40: "Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said,"
John 7:43: "a division among the people because of him."
John 7:49: "But this people who knoweth not the law are"
John 11:42: "but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe"
John 12:9: "Much people of the Jews therefore knew that"
John 12:12: "On the next day much people that were come to the feast,"
John 12:17: "The people therefore that was with him when he called"
John 12:18: "For this cause the people also met him, for"
John 12:29: "The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered:"
John 12:34: "The people answered him, We have heard out of the"

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