1985. episkopos
Strong's Concordance
episkopos: a superintendent, an overseer
Original Word: ἐπίσκοπος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: episkopos
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-is'-kop-os)
Short Definition: overseer, supervisor, ruler
Definition: (used as an official title in civil life), overseer, supervisor, ruler, especially used with reference to the supervising function exercised by an elder or presbyter of a church or congregation.
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1985 epískopos (a masculine noun, derived from 1909 /epí, "on/fitting contact," which intensifies 4649 /skopós, "look intently," like at an end-marker concluding a race) – properly, an overseer; a man called by God to literally "keep an eye on" His flock (the Church, the body of Christ), i.e. to provide personalized (first hand) care and protection (note the epi, "on").

"Though in some contexts 1985 (epískopos) has been regarded traditionally as a position of authority, in reality the focus is upon the responsibility for caring for others" (L & N, 1, 35.40).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and skopos
Definition
a superintendent, an overseer
NASB Translation
guardian (1), overseer (2), overseers (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1985: ἐπίσκοπος

ἐπίσκοπος, ἐπισκόπου, (ἐπισκέπτομαι), an overseer, a man charged with the duty of seeing that things to be done by others are done rightly, any curator, guardian, or superintendent; the Sept. for פָּקִיד, Judges 9:28; Nehemiah 11:9, 14, 22; 2 Kings 11:15, etc.; 1 Macc. 1:51. The word has the same comprehensive sense in Greek writings from Homer Odys. 8, 163; Iliad 22, 255 down; hence, in the N. T. ἐπίσκοπον τῶν ψυχῶν, guardian of souls, one who watches over their welfare: 1 Peter 2:25 ((τόν παντός πνεύματος κτίστην καί ἐπίσκοπον, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 59, 3 [ET]); ἀρχιερεύς καί προστάτης τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, ibid. 61, 3 [ET]; (cf. Sir. 1:6)), cf. Hebrews 13:17. specifically, the superintendent, head or overseer of any Christian church; Vulg.episcopus: Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7; see πρεσβύτερος, 2 b.; (and for the later use of the word, see Dict. of Chris. Antiq. under the word ).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
bishop, overseer.

From epi and skopos (in the sense of episkopeo); a superintendent, i.e. Christian officer in genitive case charge of a (or the) church (literally or figuratively) -- bishop, overseer.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK skopos

see GREEK episkopeo

Forms and Transliterations
επίσκοποι επισκοποις επισκόποις ἐπισκόποις επισκοπον επίσκοπον ἐπίσκοπον επίσκοπος επισκόπου επισκοπους επισκόπους ἐπισκόπους επισκόπων επίσπαστρον episkopois episkópois episkopon epískopon episkopous episkópous
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Strong's Greek 1985
5 Occurrences


ἐπισκόποις — 1 Occ.
ἐπίσκοπον — 3 Occ.
ἐπισκόπους — 1 Occ.

Acts 20:28 N-AMP
GRK: ἅγιον ἔθετο ἐπισκόπους ποιμαίνειν τὴν
NAS: has made you overseers, to shepherd
KJV: you overseers, to feed
INT: Holy did set overseers to shepherd the

Philippians 1:1 N-DMP
GRK: Φιλίπποις σὺν ἐπισκόποις καὶ διακόνοις
NAS: including the overseers and deacons:
KJV: with the bishops and
INT: Philippi with [the] overseers and deacons

1 Timothy 3:2 N-AMS
GRK: οὖν τὸν ἐπίσκοπον ἀνεπίλημπτον εἶναι
NAS: An overseer, then, must
KJV: A bishop then must
INT: then the overseer blameless to be

Titus 1:7 N-AMS
GRK: γὰρ τὸν ἐπίσκοπον ἀνέγκλητον εἶναι
NAS: For the overseer must
KJV: For a bishop must be
INT: indeed the overseer blameless to be

1 Peter 2:25 N-AMS
GRK: ποιμένα καὶ ἐπίσκοπον τῶν ψυχῶν
NAS: to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
KJV: the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
INT: shepherd and overseer of the souls

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