1849. exousia
Strong's Concordance
exousia: power to act, authority
Original Word: ἐξουσία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: exousia
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-oo-see'-ah)
Short Definition: power, authority, weight
Definition: (a) power, authority, weight, especially: moral authority, influence, (b) in a quasi-personal sense, derived from later Judaism, of a spiritual power, and hence of an earthly power.
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1849 eksousía (from 1537 /ek, "out from," which intensifies 1510 /eimí, "to be, being as a right or privilege") – authority, conferred power; delegated empowerment ("authorization"), operating in a designated jurisdiction.

In the NT, 1849 /eksousía ("delegated power") refers to the authority God gives to His saints – authorizing them to act to the extent they are guided by faith (His revealed word).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from exesti
Definition
power to act, authority
NASB Translation
authorities (7), authority (65), charge (1), control (1), domain (2), dominion (1), jurisdiction (1), liberty (1), power (11), powers (1), right (11).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1849: ἐξουσία

ἐξουσία, ἐξουσίας, (from ἔξεστι, ἐξόν, which see), from Euripides, Xenophon, Plato down; the Sept. for מֶמְשָׁלָה and Chaldean שָׁלְטָן; power.

1. power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases; leave or permission: 1 Corinthians 9:12, 18; ἔχειν ἐξουσίαν, 2 Thessalonians 3:9; with an infinitive added indicating the thing to be done, John 10:18; 1 Corinthians 9:4; Hebrews 13:10 (WH brackets ἐξουσία); followed by an infinitive with τοῦ, 1 Corinthians 9:6 (L T Tr WH omit τοῦ); with a genitive of the thing or the person with regard to which one has the power to decide: Romans 9:21 (where an explanatory infinitive is added (Buttmann, 260 (224))); 1 Corinthians 9:12; ἐπί τό ξύλον τῆς ζωῆς, permission to use the tree of life, Revelation 22:14 (see ἐπί, C. I. 2 e.); ἐξουσίαν ἔχειν περί τοῦ ἰδίου θελήματος (opposed to ἀνάγκην ἔχειν (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 3 N. 5)), 1 Corinthians 7:37; ἐν τῇ ἰδίᾳ ἐξουσία (appointed, see τίθημι, 1 a. sub at the end) according to his own choice, Acts 1:7; ἐν τῇ σῇ ἐξουσία ὑπῆρχεν, i. e. at thy free disposal, Acts 5:4; used of liberty under the gospel, as opposed to the yoke of the Mosaic law, 1 Corinthians 8:9.

2. "physical and mental power; the ability or strength with which one is endued, which he either possesses or exercises": Matthew 9:8; Acts 8:19; Revelation 9:3, 19; Revelation 13:2, 4; Revelation 18:1; followed by an infinitive of the thing to be done, Mark 3:15; Luke 12:5; John 1:12; Revelation 9:10; Revelation 11:6; Revelation 13:5; followed by τοῦ with the infinitive Luke 10:19; αὕτη ἐστιν ἐξουσία τοῦ σκότους, this is the power that darkness exerts, Luke 22:53; ποιεῖν ἐξουσίαν to exert power, give exhibitions of power, Revelation 13:12; ἐν ἐξουσία εἶναι, to be possessed of power and influence, Luke 4:32; also ἐξουσίαν ἔχειν (both expressions refer to the ability and weight which Jesus exhibited in his teaching) Matthew 7:29; (Mark 1:22); κατ' ἐξουσίαν powerfully, Mark 1:27; also ἐν ἐξουσία, Luke 4:36.

3. the power of authority (influence) and of right: Matthew 21:23; Mark 11:28; Luke 20:2; spoken of the authority of an apostle, 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 13:10; of the divine authority granted to Jesus as Messiah, with the infinitive of the thing to be done, Matthew 9:6; Mark 2:10; Luke 5:24; John 5:27; ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσία; clothed in what authority (i. e. thine own or God's?), Matthew 21:23, 24, 27; Mark 11:28, 29, 33; Luke 20:2, 8; delegated authority (German Vollmacht, authorization): παρά τίνος, with the genitive of the person by whom the authority is given, or received, Acts 9:14; Acts 26:10, 12 (R G).

4. the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed (generally translated authority));

a. universally: Matthew 28:18; Jude 1:25; Revelation 12:10; Revelation 17:13; λαμβάνειν, ἐξουσίαν ὡς βασιλεύς, Revelation 17:12; εἰμί ὑπό ἐξουσίαν, I am under authority, Matthew 8:9; with τασσόμενος added, (Matthew 8:9 L WH brackets); Luke 7:8; ἐξουσία τίνος, the genitive of the object, authority (to be exercised) over, as τῶν πνευμάτων τῶν ἀκαθάρτων, Mark 6:7; with ὥστε ἐκβάλλειν αὐτά added, Matthew 10:1; ἐξουσίαν πάσης σαρκός, authority over all mankind, John 17:2 (πάσης σαρκός κυρειαν, Bel and the Dragon, verse 5); (the genitive of the subject, τοῦ Σατανᾶ, Acts 26:18); ἐπί τινα, power over one, so as to be able to subdue, drive out, destroy, Revelation 6:8; ἐπί τά δαιμόνια, Luke 9:1; or to hold submissive to one's will, Revelation 13:7; ἐπί τάς πληγάς, the power to inflict plagues and to put an end to them, Revelation 16:9; ἐπί τῶν ἐθνῶν, over the heathen nations, Revelation 2:26; ἐπί τίνος, to destroy one, Revelation 20:6; ἔχειν ἐξουσίαν ἐπί τοῦ πυρός, to preside, have control, over fire, to hold it subject to his will, Revelation 14:18; ἐπί τῶν ὑδάτων, Revelation 11:6; ἐπάνω τίνος ἐξουσίαν ἔχειν, to be ruler over a thing, Luke 19:17.

b. specifically, α. of the power of judicial decision; ἐξουσίαν ἔχειν with an infinitive of the thing decided: σταυρῶσαι and ἀπολῦσαι τινα, John 19:10; followed by κατά τίνος, the power of deciding against one, John 19:11; παραδοῦναι τινα ... τῇ ἐξουσία τοῦ ἡγεμόνος, Luke 20:20. β. of authority to manage domestic affairs: Mark 13:34.

c. metonymically, α. a thing subject to authority or rule: Luke 4:6; jurisdiction: ἐκ τῆς ἐξουσίας ἡδωρου ἐστιν, Luke 23:7 (1 Macc. 6:11 (cf. Psalm 113:2 (); Isaiah 39:2)). β. one who possesses authority; (cf. the Latin use ofhonestates,dignitates,auctoritates (so the English authorities, dignities, etc.) in reference to persons); αα. a ruler, human magistrate (Dionysius Halicarnassus 8, 44; 11, 32): Romans 13:1-3; plural: Luke 12:11; Romans 13:1; Titus 3:1. ββ. the leading and more powerful among created beings superior to man, spiritual potentates; used in the plural of a certain class of angels (see ἀρχή, δύναμις, θρόνος, κυριότης): Colossians 1:16; 1 Peter 3:22 (cf. Fritzsche on Romans, vol. ii., p. 226f; (Lightfoot on Colossians, the passage cited)); with ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις added, Ephesians 3:10; πᾶσα ἐξουσία, 1 Corinthians 15:24; Ephesians 1:21; Colossians 2:10; used also of demons: in the plural, Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:15; collectively (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 469), ἐξουσία τοῦ ἀέρος (see ἀήρ), Ephesians 2:2; τοῦ σκότους, Colossians 1:13 (others refer this to 4 a. (or c. α.) above (cf. Luke 22:53 in 2), and regard σκότος as personified; see σκότος, b.).

d. a sign of the husband's authority over his wife, i. e. the veil with which propriety required a woman to cover herself, 1 Corinthians 11:10 (as βασιλεία is used by Diodorus 1, 47 for the sign of regal power, i. e. a crown). (Synonym: see δύναμις, at the end. On the infinitive after ἐξουσία, and ἐξουσία ἔχειν cf. Buttmann, 260 (223f).)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power

From exesti (in the sense of ability); privilege, i.e. (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence -- authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.

see GREEK exesti

Forms and Transliterations
εξουσια εξουσιά εξουσία ἐξουσία ἐξουσίᾳ εξουσιαι εξουσίαι ἐξουσίαι εξουσιαις εξουσίαις ἐξουσίαις εξουσιαν εξουσίαν ἐξουσίαν εξουσιας εξουσίας ἐξουσίας εξουσιων εξουσιών ἐξουσιῶν exousia exousía exousiai exousíai exousíāi exousiais exousíais exousian exousían exousias exousías exousion exousiôn exousiōn exousiō̂n
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102 Occurrences


ἐξουσίᾳ — 29 Occ.
ἐξουσίαι — 1 Occ.
ἐξουσίαις — 3 Occ.
ἐξουσίαν — 56 Occ.
ἐξουσίας — 12 Occ.
ἐξουσιῶν — 1 Occ.

Matthew 7:29 N-AFS
GRK: αὐτοὺς ὡς ἐξουσίαν ἔχων καὶ
NAS: them as [one] having authority, and not as their scribes.
KJV: as [one] having authority, and not
INT: them as authority having and

Matthew 8:9 N-AFS
GRK: εἰμι ὑπὸ ἐξουσίαν τασσόμενος ἔχων
NAS: under authority, with soldiers
KJV: a man under authority, having soldiers
INT: am under authority I appoint having

Matthew 9:6 N-AFS
GRK: εἰδῆτε ὅτι ἐξουσίαν ἔχει ὁ
NAS: has authority on earth
KJV: of man hath power on earth
INT: you might know that authority has the

Matthew 9:8 N-AFS
GRK: τὸν δόντα ἐξουσίαν τοιαύτην τοῖς
NAS: who had given such authority to men.
KJV: had given such power unto men.
INT: who having given authority such

Matthew 10:1 N-AFS
GRK: ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ἐξουσίαν πνευμάτων ἀκαθάρτων
NAS: and gave them authority over unclean
KJV: them power [against] unclean
INT: he gave to them authority over spirits unclean

Matthew 21:23 N-DFS
GRK: Ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιεῖς
NAS: By what authority are You doing
KJV: what authority doest thou
INT: By what authority these things do you

Matthew 21:23 N-AFS
GRK: ἔδωκεν τὴν ἐξουσίαν ταύτην
NAS: gave You this authority?
KJV: thee this authority?
INT: gave the authority this

Matthew 21:24 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιῶ
NAS: you by what authority I do
KJV: by what authority I do these things.
INT: by what authority these things I do

Matthew 21:27 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιῶ
NAS: you by what authority I do
KJV: by what authority I do these things.
INT: by what authority these things I do

Matthew 28:18 N-NFS
GRK: μοι πᾶσα ἐξουσία ἐν οὐρανῷ
NAS: All authority has been given
KJV: saying, All power is given unto me
INT: to me all authority in heaven

Mark 1:22 N-AFS
GRK: αὐτοὺς ὡς ἐξουσίαν ἔχων καὶ
NAS: them as [one] having authority, and not as the scribes.
KJV: as one that had authority, and not
INT: them as authority having and

Mark 1:27 N-AFS
GRK: καινή κατ' ἐξουσίαν καὶ τοῖς
NAS: teaching with authority! He commands
KJV: for with authority commandeth he even
INT: new With authority even the

Mark 2:10 N-AFS
GRK: εἰδῆτε ὅτι ἐξουσίαν ἔχει ὁ
NAS: has authority on earth
KJV: of man hath power on earth
INT: you might know that authority has the

Mark 3:15 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ ἔχειν ἐξουσίαν ἐκβάλλειν τὰ
NAS: and to have authority to cast
KJV: And to have power to heal sicknesses,
INT: and to have authority to cast out

Mark 6:7 N-AFS
GRK: ἐδίδου αὐτοῖς ἐξουσίαν τῶν πνευμάτων
NAS: and gave them authority over the unclean
KJV: gave them power over unclean spirits;
INT: gave to them authority over the spirits

Mark 11:28 N-DFS
GRK: Ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιεῖς
NAS: to Him, By what authority are You doing
KJV: what authority doest thou
INT: By what authority these things do you

Mark 11:28 N-AFS
GRK: ἔδωκεν τὴν ἐξουσίαν ταύτην ἵνα
NAS: You this authority to do
KJV: thee this authority to do
INT: gave the authority this that

Mark 11:29 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιῶ
NAS: you by what authority I do
KJV: by what authority I do these things.
INT: by what authority these things I do

Mark 11:33 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν ποίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ ταῦτα ποιῶ
NAS: you by what authority I do
KJV: by what authority I do these things.
INT: by what authority these things I do

Mark 13:34 N-AFS
GRK: αὐτοῦ τὴν ἐξουσίαν ἑκάστῳ τὸ
NAS: his slaves in charge, [assigning] to each one
KJV: and gave authority to his servants,
INT: of him the authority to each one the

Luke 4:6 N-AFS
GRK: δώσω τὴν ἐξουσίαν ταύτην ἅπασαν
NAS: this domain and its glory;
KJV: All this power will I give thee,
INT: will I give the domain this all

Luke 4:32 N-DFS
GRK: ὅτι ἐν ἐξουσίᾳ ἦν ὁ
NAS: for His message was with authority.
KJV: was with power.
INT: for with authority was the

Luke 4:36 N-DFS
GRK: ὅτι ἐν ἐξουσίᾳ καὶ δυνάμει
NAS: message? For with authority and power
KJV: for with authority and power
INT: that with authority and power

Luke 5:24 N-AFS
GRK: τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐξουσίαν ἔχει ἐπὶ
NAS: has authority on earth
KJV: of man hath power upon earth
INT: of man authority has on

Luke 7:8 N-AFS
GRK: εἰμι ὑπὸ ἐξουσίαν τασσόμενος ἔχων
NAS: placed under authority, with soldiers
KJV: set under authority, having under
INT: am under authority appointed having

102 Occurrences

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