Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1035: brosis (pronounced bro'-sis)

from the base of 977; (abstractly) eating (literally or figuratively); by extension (concretely) food (literally or figuratively):--eating, food, meat.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) act of eating

1a) in a wider sense, corrosion

2) that which is eaten, food, ailment

2a) of the soul' s food, either which refreshes the soul, or nourishes and supports it

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from the base of G977

Citing in TDNT: 1:642, 111


This word is used 11 times:

Matthew 6:19: "earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where"
Matthew 6:20: "neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves"
John 4:32: "unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know"
John 6:27: "Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth"
John 6:27: "meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life,"
John 6:55: "my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood"
Romans 14:17: "of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness,"
1 Corinthians 8:4: "As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol"
2 Corinthians 9:10: "minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown,"
Colossians 2:16: "judge you in meat, or in drink, or"
Hebrews 12:16: "who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright."

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