Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2222: zoe (pronounced dzo-ay')

from 2198; life (literally or figuratively):--life(-time). Compare 5590.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) life

1a) the state of one who is possessed of vitality or is animate

1b) every living soul

2) life

2a) of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God, and through him both to the hypostatic "logos" and to Christ in whom the "logos" put on human nature

2b) life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world of those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection to be consummated by new accessions (among them a more perfect body), and to last for ever.

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from G2198

Citing in TDNT: 2:832, 290


This word is used 135 times:

Matthew 7:14: "which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find"
Matthew 18:8: "better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed,"
Matthew 18:9: "better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having"
Matthew 19:16: "that I may have eternal life?"
Matthew 19:17: "thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."
Matthew 19:29: "shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."
Matthew 25:46: "the righteous into life eternal."
Mark 9:43: "better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having"
Mark 9:45: "for thee to enter halt into life, than having two"
Mark 10:17: "that I may inherit eternal life?"
Mark 10:30: "the world to come eternal life."
Luke 1:75: "the days of our life."
Luke 10:25: "shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Luke 12:15: "covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of"
Luke 16:25: "thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and"
Luke 18:18: "shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Luke 18:30: "the world to come life everlasting."
John 1:4: "In him was life; and the life was"
John 1:4: "life; and the life was the light of men."
John 3:15: "but have eternal life."
John 3:16: "but have everlasting life."
John 3:36: "Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son"
John 3:36: "Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God"
John 4:14: "him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
John 4:36: "gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth"
John 5:24: "me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into"
John 5:24: "from death unto life."
John 5:26: "the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given"
John 5:26: "the Son to have life in himself;"
John 5:29: "good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto"
John 5:39: "think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify"
John 5:40: "me, that ye might have life."
John 6:27: "which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man"
John 6:33: "heaven, and giveth life unto the world."
John 6:35: "am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never"
John 6:40: "him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up"
John 6:47: "me hath everlasting life."
John 6:48: "I am that bread of life."
John 6:51: "I will give for the life of the world."
John 6:53: "blood, ye have no life in you."
John 6:54: "blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up"
John 6:63: "spirit, and they are life."
John 6:68: "thou hast the words of eternal life."
John 8:12: "shall have the light of life."
John 10:10: "am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
John 10:28: "give unto them eternal life; and they shall never"
John 11:25: "resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though"
John 12:25: "shall keep it unto life eternal."
John 12:50: "his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak"
John 14:6: "truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the"

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