Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #966: Bethsaida (pronounced bayth-sahee-dah')

of Chaldee origin (compare 1004 and 6719); fishing-house; Bethsaida, a place in Palestine:--Bethsaida.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



Bethsaida = "house of fish"

1) a small fishing village on the west shore of Lake Gennesaret, home of Andrew, Peter, Philip and John

2) a village in lower Gaulanitis on the eastern shore of Lake Gennesaret, not far from where the Jordan empties into it

Part of Speech: noun proper locative


This word is used 7 times:

Matthew 11:21: "Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works,"
Mark 6:45: "and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he"
Mark 8:22: "And he cometh to Bethsaida: and they bring a blind man unto him,"
Luke 9:10: "a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida."
Luke 10:13: "Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works"
John 1:44: "Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and"
John 12:21: "to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him,"

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