Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1093: ge (pronounced ghay)

contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application):--country, earth(-ly), ground, land, world.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) arable land

2) the ground, the earth as a standing place

3) the main land as opposed to the sea or water

4) the earth as a whole

4a) the earth as opposed to the heavens

4b) the inhabited earth, the abode of men and animals

5) a country, land enclosed within fixed boundaries, a tract of land, territory, region

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: contracted from a root word

Citing in TDNT: 1:677, 116


This word is used 252 times:

Matthew 2:6: "And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least"
Matthew 2:20: "and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought"
Matthew 2:21: "and came into the land of Israel."
Matthew 4:15: " The land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond"
Matthew 4:15: "The land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond"
Matthew 5:5: "they shall inherit the earth."
Matthew 5:13: "the salt of the earth: but if the salt"
Matthew 5:18: "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or"
Matthew 5:35: "Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool:"
Matthew 6:10: "will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
Matthew 6:19: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and"
Matthew 9:6: "hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith"
Matthew 9:26: "into all that land."
Matthew 9:31: "spread abroad his fame in all that country."
Matthew 10:15: "unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in"
Matthew 10:29: "fall on the ground without your Father."
Matthew 10:34: "to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,"
Matthew 11:24: "That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment,"
Matthew 11:25: "Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from"
Matthew 12:40: "the heart of the earth."
Matthew 12:42: "the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;"
Matthew 13:5: "they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had"
Matthew 13:5: "because they had no deepness of earth:"
Matthew 13:8: "fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some"
Matthew 13:23: "into the good ground is he that heareth the word,"
Matthew 14:34: "they came into the land of Gennesaret."
Matthew 15:35: "to sit down on the ground."
Matthew 16:19: "whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in"
Matthew 16:19: "and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed"
Matthew 17:25: "do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute?"
Matthew 18:18: "Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in"
Matthew 18:18: "and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed"
Matthew 18:19: "of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that"
Matthew 23:9: "father upon the earth: for one is your"
Matthew 23:35: "shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous"
Matthew 24:30: "the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the"
Matthew 24:35: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not"
Matthew 25:18: "and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's"
Matthew 25:25: "talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine."
Matthew 27:45: "over all the land unto the ninth hour."
Matthew 27:51: "the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks"
Matthew 28:18: "heaven and in earth."
Mark 2:10: "hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the"
Mark 4:1: "sea on the land."
Mark 4:5: "it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had"
Mark 4:5: "because it had no depth of earth:"
Mark 4:8: "fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up"
Mark 4:20: "they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word,"
Mark 4:26: "seed into the ground;"
Mark 4:28: "For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then"

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