Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2316: theos (pronounced theh'-os)

of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very:--X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) a god or goddess, a general name of deities or divinities

2) the Godhead, trinity

2a) God the Father, the first person in the trinity

2b) Christ, the second person of the trinity

2c) Holy Spirit, the third person in the trinity

3) spoken of the only and true God

3a) refers to the things of God

3b) his counsels, interests, things due to him

4) whatever can in any respect be likened unto God, or resemble him in any way

4a) God' s representative or viceregent

4a1) of magistrates and judges

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity

Citing in TDNT: 3:65, 322


This word is used 1353 times:

Matthew 1:23: "name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
Matthew 3:9: "I say unto you, that God is able of these stones"
Matthew 3:16: "he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and"
Matthew 4:3: "If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones"
Matthew 4:4: "that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Matthew 4:6: "If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for"
Matthew 4:7: "tempt the Lord thy God."
Matthew 4:10: "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."
Matthew 5:8: "for they shall see God."
Matthew 5:9: "they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:34: "heaven; for it is God's throne:"
Matthew 6:24: "other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
Matthew 6:30: "Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the"
Matthew 6:33: "ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and"
Matthew 8:29: "What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither"
Matthew 9:8: "it, they marveled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men."
Matthew 12:4: "into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread,"
Matthew 12:28: "devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God"
Matthew 12:28: "then the kingdom of God is come unto you."
Matthew 14:33: "Of a truth thou art the Son of God."
Matthew 15:3: "transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?"
Matthew 15:4: "For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and"
Matthew 15:6: "his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by"
Matthew 15:31: "and they glorified the God of Israel."
Matthew 16:16: "the Son of the living God."
Matthew 16:23: "thou savorest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."
Matthew 19:6: "flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
Matthew 19:17: "good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter"
Matthew 19:24: "into the kingdom of God."
Matthew 19:26: "impossible; but with God all things are possible."
Matthew 21:12: "into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold"
Matthew 21:31: "and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before"
Matthew 21:43: "say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you,"
Matthew 22:16: "teachest the way of God in truth, neither"
Matthew 22:21: "the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's."
Matthew 22:21: "and unto God the things that are God's."
Matthew 22:29: "nor the power of God."
Matthew 22:30: "are as the angels of God in heaven."
Matthew 22:31: "that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,"
Matthew 22:32: "I am the God of Abraham, and the God"
Matthew 22:32: "of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God"
Matthew 22:32: "of Isaac, and the God of Jacob God is not"
Matthew 22:32: "the God of Jacob God is not the God of the dead,"
Matthew 22:32: "God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
Matthew 22:37: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,"
Matthew 23:22: "by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon."
Matthew 26:61: "to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in"
Matthew 26:63: "by the living God, that thou tell us whether"
Matthew 26:63: "Christ, the Son of God."
Matthew 27:40: "If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross."

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