Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2540: kairos (pronounced kahee-ros')

of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. set or proper time:--X always, opportunity, (convenient, due) season, (due, short, while) time, a while. Compare 5550.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) due measure

2) a measure of time, a larger or smaller portion of time, hence:

2a) a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for

2b) opportune or seasonable time

2c) the right time

2d) a limited period of time

2e) to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: of uncertain affinity

Citing in TDNT: 3:455, 389


This word is used 87 times:

1 Corinthians 7:29: "I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that"
2 Corinthians 6:2: "he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day"
2 Corinthians 6:2: "behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"
2 Corinthians 8:14: "an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their"
Galatians 4:10: "and months, and times, and years."
Galatians 6:9: "doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
Galatians 6:10: "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto"
Ephesians 1:10: "the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ,"
Ephesians 2:12: "That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens"
Ephesians 5:16: "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."
Ephesians 6:18: "Praying always with all prayer and"
Colossians 4:5: "them that are without, redeeming the time."
1 Thessalonians 2:17: "from you for a short time in presence, not in heart,"
1 Thessalonians 5:1: "times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need"
2 Thessalonians 2:6: "might be revealed in his time."
1 Timothy 2:6: "all, to be testified in due time."
1 Timothy 4:1: "that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,"
1 Timothy 6:15: "Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only"
2 Timothy 3:1: "the last days perilous times shall come."
2 Timothy 4:3: "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;"
2 Timothy 4:6: "am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand."
Titus 1:3: "But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching,"
Hebrews 9:9: "was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered"
Hebrews 9:10: "ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation."
Hebrews 11:11: "seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged"
Hebrews 11:15: "whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned."
1 Peter 1:5: "to be revealed in the last time."
1 Peter 1:11: "what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in"
1 Peter 4:17: "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house"
1 Peter 5:6: "he may exalt you in due time:"
Revelation 1:3: "therein: for the time is at hand."
Revelation 11:18: "is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and"
Revelation 12:12: "because he knoweth that he hath but a short time."
Revelation 12:14: "where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half"
Revelation 12:14: "for a time, and times, and half a time, from"
Revelation 12:14: "times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent."
Revelation 22:10: "book: for the time is at hand."

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