Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3624: oikos (pronounced oy'-kos)

of uncertain affinity; a dwelling (more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication, a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively):--home, house(-hold), temple.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) a house

1a) an inhabited house, home

1b) any building whatever

1b1) of a palace

1b2) the house of God, the tabernacle

1c) any dwelling place

1c1) of the human body as the abode of demons that possess it

1c2) of tents, and huts, and later, of the nests, stalls, lairs, of animals

1c3) the place where one has fixed his residence, one' s settled abode, domicile

2) the inmates of a house, all the persons forming one family, a household

2a) the family of God, of the Christian Church, of the church of the Old and New Testaments

3) stock, family, descendants of one

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: of uncertain affinity

Citing in TDNT: 5:119, 674


This word is used 117 times:

Matthew 9:6: "go unto thine house."
Matthew 9:7: "and departed to his house."
Matthew 10:6: "to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Matthew 11:8: "clothing are in kings' houses."
Matthew 12:4: "he entered into the house of God, and did eat the"
Matthew 12:44: "I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come,"
Matthew 15:24: "unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Matthew 21:13: "unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but"
Matthew 21:13: "My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made"
Matthew 23:38: "Behold, your house is left unto you desolate."
Mark 2:1: "that he was in the house."
Mark 2:11: "go thy way into thine house."
Mark 2:26: "he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the"
Mark 3:19: "and they went into a house."
Mark 5:19: "saith unto him, Go home to thy friends,"
Mark 5:38: "he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth"
Mark 7:17: "when he was entered into the house from the people, his"
Mark 7:30: "when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out,"
Mark 8:3: "I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the"
Mark 8:26: "he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go"
Mark 9:28: "when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him"
Mark 11:17: "Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house"
Mark 11:17: "shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made"
Luke 1:23: "he departed to his own house."
Luke 1:27: "name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's"
Luke 1:33: "he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and"
Luke 1:40: "entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth."
Luke 1:56: "returned to her own house."
Luke 1:69: "for us in the house of his servant David;"
Luke 2:4: "(he was of the house and lineage of David:)"
Luke 5:24: "go into thine house."
Luke 5:25: "he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God."
Luke 6:4: "he went into the house of God, and did take and"
Luke 7:10: "returning to the house, found the servant whole"
Luke 8:39: "Return to thine own house, and show how great things God"
Luke 8:41: "that he would come into his house:"
Luke 9:61: "which are at home at my house."
Luke 10:5: "first say, Peace be to this house."
Luke 10:38: "him into her house."
Luke 11:17: "itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth."
Luke 11:17: "and a house divided against a house falleth."
Luke 11:24: "I will return unto my house whence I came out."
Luke 11:51: "altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required"
Luke 12:39: "and not have suffered his house to be broken through."
Luke 12:52: "five in one house divided, three against two,"
Luke 13:35: "Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily"
Luke 14:1: "as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees"
Luke 14:23: "them to come in, that my house may be filled."
Luke 15:6: "And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying"
Luke 16:4: "me into their houses."

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