1577. ekklésia
Strong's Concordance
ekklésia: an assembly, a (religious) congregation
Original Word: ἐκκλησία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: ekklésia
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-klay-see'-ah)
Short Definition: an assembly, congregation, church
Definition: an assembly, congregation, church; the Church, the whole body of Christian believers.
HELPS Word-studies

1577 ekklēsía(from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 2564 /kaléō, "to call") – properly, people called out from the world and to God, the outcome being the Church (the mystical body of Christ) – i.e. the universal (total) body of believers whom God calls out from the world and into His eternal kingdom.

[The English word "church" comes from the Greek word kyriakos, "belonging to the Lord" (kyrios). 1577 /ekklēsía ("church") is the root of the terms "ecclesiology" and "ecclesiastical."]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and kaleó
Definition
an assembly, a (religious) congregation
NASB Translation
assembly (3), church (74), churches (35), congregation (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1577: ἐκκλησία

ἐκκλησία, ἐκκλεσιας, (from ἔκκλητος called out or forth, and this from ἐκκαλέω); properly, a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place; an assembly; so used

1. among the Greeks from Thucydides (cf. Herodotus 3, 142) down, an assembly of the people convened at the public place of council for the purpose of deliberating: Acts 19:39.

2. in the Sept. often equivalent to קָהָל, the assembly of the Israelites, Judges 21:8; 1 Chronicles 29:1, etc., especially when gathered for sacred purposes, Deuteronomy 31:30 (Deuteronomy 32:1); Joshua 8:35 (Joshua 9:8), etc.; in the N. T. thus in Acts 7:38; Hebrews 2:12.

3. any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance or tumultuously: Acts 19:32, 41.

4. in the Christian sense,

a. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship: ἐν ἐκκλησία, in the religious meeting, 1 Corinthians 14:19, 35; ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις, 1 Corinthians 14:34; συνέρχεσθαι ἐν ἐκκλησία, 1 Corinthians 11:18; cf. Winers Grammar, § 50, 4a.

b. a company of Christians, or of those who, hoping for eternal Salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs according to regulations prescribed for the body for order's sake; aa. those who anywhere, in city or village, constitute such a company and are united into one body: Acts 5:11; Acts 8:3; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 6:4; Philippians 4:15; 3 John 1:6 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 122 (116)); with specification of place, Acts 8:1; Acts 11:22; Romans 16:1; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 6:4; Revelation 2:1, 8, etc.; Θεσσαλονικέων, 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; Λαοδικέων, Colossians 4:16; with the genitive of the possessor, τοῦ Θεοῦ (equivalent to יְהוָה קֲהַל, Numbers 16:3; Numbers 20:4), 1 Corinthians 11:22; and mention of the place, 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1. Plural, αἱ ἐκκλησίαι: Acts 15:41; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 2 Corinthians 8:19; Revelation 1:4; Revelation 3:6, etc.; with τοῦ Θεοῦ added, 1 Thessalonians 2:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Romans 16:16; with mention of the place, as τῆς Ἀσίας, Γαλατίας, etc.: 1 Corinthians 16:1, 19; 2 Corinthians 8:1; Galatians 1:2; τῆς Ἰουδαίας ταῖς ἐν Χριστῷ, joined to Christ (see ἐν, I. 6b.), i. e. Christian assemblies, in contrast with those of the Jews, Galatians 1:22; ἐκκλησίαι τῶν ἐθνῶν, gathered from the Gentiles, Romans 16:4; τῶν ἁγίων, composed of the saints, 1 Corinthians 14:33. ἐκκλησία κατ' οἶκον τίνος, the church in one's house, i. e. the company of Christians belonging to a person's family; others less aptly understand the phrase of the Christians accustomed to meet for worship in the house of someone (for as appears from 1 Corinthians 14:23, the whole Corinthian church was accustomed to assemble in one and the same place; (but see Lightfoot on Colossians 4:15)): Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 1:2. The name ἐκκλησία is used even by Christ while on earth of the company of his adherents in any city or village: Matthew 18:17. bb. the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth; collectively, all who worship and honor God and Christ in whatever place they may be: Matthew 16:18 (where perhaps the Evangelist employs τήν ἐκκλησίαν although Christ may have said τήν βασιλείαν μου); 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 5:23ff,27,29,32; Philippians 3:6; Colossians 1:18, 24; with the genitive of the possessor: τοῦ κυρίου, Acts 20:28 (R Tr marginal reading WH τοῦ Θεοῦ); τοῦ Θεοῦ, Galatians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 15:9; 1 Timothy 3:15. cc. the name is transferred to the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven: Hebrews 12:23 (on this passage see in ἀπογράφω, b. and πρωτότοκος, at the end). (In general, see Trench, § 1, and B. D. under the word , especially American edition; and for patristic usage Sophocles Lexicon, under the word.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
assembly, church.

From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both) -- assembly, church.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK kaleo

Forms and Transliterations
εκκλησια εκκλησία ἐκκλησία ἐκκλησίᾳ εκκλησιαι εκκλησίαι ἐκκλησίαι εκκλησιαις εκκλησίαις ἐκκλησίαις εκκλησιαν εκκλησίαν ἐκκλησίαν εκκλησιας εκκλησιάς εκκλησίας ἐκκλησίας εκκλησίασατε εκκλησίασον εκκλησιαστής εκκλησιαστού εκκλησιων εκκλησιών ἐκκλησιῶν ekklesia ekklesía ekklēsia ekklēsía ekklesiai ekklesíai ekklesíāi ekklēsiai ekklēsíai ekklēsíāi ekklesiais ekklesíais ekklēsiais ekklēsíais ekklesian ekklesían ekklēsian ekklēsían ekklesias ekklesías ekklēsias ekklēsías ekklesion ekklesiôn ekklēsiōn ekklēsiō̂n
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114 Occurrences


ἐκκλησίᾳ — 33 Occ.
ἐκκλησίαι — 7 Occ.
ἐκκλησίαις — 18 Occ.
ἐκκλησίαν — 20 Occ.
ἐκκλησίας — 29 Occ.
ἐκκλησιῶν — 7 Occ.

Matthew 16:18 N-AFS
GRK: μου τὴν ἐκκλησίαν καὶ πύλαι
NAS: I will build My church; and the gates
KJV: I will build my church; and the gates
INT: my church and [the] gates

Matthew 18:17 N-DFS
GRK: εἰπὲ τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ ἐὰν δὲ
NAS: to them, tell it to the church; and if
KJV: tell [it] unto the church: but
INT: tell [it] to the church if moreover

Matthew 18:17 N-GFS
GRK: καὶ τῆς ἐκκλησίας παρακούσῃ ἔστω
NAS: even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile
KJV: he neglect to hear the church, let him be
INT: also the church he fail to listen to let him be

Acts 5:11 N-AFS
GRK: ὅλην τὴν ἐκκλησίαν καὶ ἐπὶ
NAS: over the whole church, and over all
KJV: upon all the church, and upon
INT: all the church and upon

Acts 7:38 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ ἐν τῇ
NAS: This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness
KJV: in the church in
INT: in the congregation in the

Acts 8:1 N-AFS
GRK: ἐπὶ τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τὴν ἐν
NAS: against the church in Jerusalem,
KJV: against the church which
INT: against the church which [was] in

Acts 8:3 N-AFS
GRK: ἐλυμαίνετο τὴν ἐκκλησίαν κατὰ τοὺς
NAS: [began] ravaging the church, entering
KJV: he made havock of the church, entering into
INT: was destroying the church by the

Acts 9:31 N-NFS
GRK: μὲν οὖν ἐκκλησία καθ' ὅλης
NAS: So the church throughout all
KJV: Then had the churches rest throughout
INT: indeed then churches throughout all

Acts 11:22 N-GFS
GRK: ὦτα τῆς ἐκκλησίας τῆς οὔσης
NAS: the ears of the church at Jerusalem,
KJV: the ears of the church which
INT: ears of the church which was

Acts 11:26 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ διδάξαι
NAS: they met with the church and taught
KJV: with the church, and
INT: in the church and taught

Acts 12:1 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ τῆς ἐκκλησίας
NAS: belonged to the church in order to mistreat
KJV: certain of the church.
INT: of the church

Acts 12:5 N-GFS
GRK: ὑπὸ τῆς ἐκκλησίας πρὸς τὸν
NAS: fervently by the church to God.
KJV: without ceasing of the church unto God
INT: by the church to

Acts 13:1 N-AFS
GRK: τὴν οὖσαν ἐκκλησίαν προφῆται καὶ
NAS: there were at Antioch, in the church that was [there], prophets
KJV: there were in the church that was at
INT: the being church prophets and

Acts 14:23 N-AFS
GRK: αὐτοῖς κατ' ἐκκλησίαν πρεσβυτέρους προσευξάμενοι
NAS: for them in every church, having prayed
KJV: in every church, and had prayed
INT: for them in every church elders having prayed

Acts 14:27 N-AFS
GRK: συναγαγόντες τὴν ἐκκλησίαν ἀνήγγελλον ὅσα
NAS: and gathered the church together,
KJV: had gathered the church together,
INT: having gathered together the church they declared all that

Acts 15:3 N-GFS
GRK: ὑπὸ τῆς ἐκκλησίας διήρχοντο τήν
NAS: being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through
KJV: by the church, they passed through
INT: by the church passed through

Acts 15:4 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ τῆς ἐκκλησίας καὶ τῶν
NAS: they were received by the church and the apostles
KJV: of the church, and
INT: by the church and the

Acts 15:22 N-DFS
GRK: ὅλῃ τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ ἐκλεξαμένους ἄνδρας
NAS: with the whole church, to choose
KJV: with the whole church, to send chosen
INT: all the church having chosen men

Acts 15:41 N-AFP
GRK: ἐπιστηρίζων τὰς ἐκκλησίας
NAS: strengthening the churches.
KJV: Cilicia, confirming the churches.
INT: strengthening the churches

Acts 16:5 N-NFP
GRK: μὲν οὖν ἐκκλησίαι ἐστερεοῦντο τῇ
NAS: So the churches were being strengthened
KJV: were the churches established
INT: indeed Therefore churches were strengthened in the

Acts 18:22 N-AFS
GRK: ἀσπασάμενος τὴν ἐκκλησίαν κατέβη εἰς
NAS: up and greeted the church, and went down
KJV: saluted the church, he went down
INT: having greeted the church he went down to

Acts 19:32 N-NFS
GRK: γὰρ ἡ ἐκκλησία συνκεχυμένη καὶ
NAS: thing and some another, for the assembly was in confusion
KJV: for the assembly was
INT: indeed the church confused and

Acts 19:39 N-DFS
GRK: τῇ ἐννόμῳ ἐκκλησίᾳ ἐπιλυθήσεται
NAS: in the lawful assembly.
KJV: in a lawful assembly.
INT: the lawful assembly it will be solved

Acts 19:41 N-AFS
GRK: ἀπέλυσεν τὴν ἐκκλησίαν
NAS: this he dismissed the assembly.
KJV: spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
INT: he dismissed the assembly

Acts 20:17 N-GFS
GRK: πρεσβυτέρους τῆς ἐκκλησίας
NAS: to him the elders of the church.
KJV: and called the elders of the church.
INT: elders of the church

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