2041. ergon
Strong's Concordance
ergon: work
Original Word: ἔργον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: ergon
Phonetic Spelling: (er'-gon)
Short Definition: work, labor, action, deed
Definition: work, task, employment; a deed, action; that which is wrought or made, a work.
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2041 érgon (from ergō, "to work, accomplish") – a work or worker who accomplishes something. 2041 /érgon ("work") is a deed (action) that carries out (completes) an inner desire (intension, purpose).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a prim. verb erdó (to do)
NASB Translation
action (1), behavior (1), deed (13), deeds (52), doing (1), effectual (1), labor (1), result (1), task (1), what...done (1), work (34), works (62).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2041: ἔργον

ἔργον, ἔργου, τό, anciently Φεργον (German Werk, (English work; cf. Vanicek, p. 922)); the Sept. for פֹּעַל, עֲבֹדָה and countless times for מְלָאכָה and מַעֲשֶׂה; work, i. e.

1. business, employment, that with which anyone is occupied: Mark 13:34 (διδόναι τίνι τό ἔργον αὐτοῦ); Acts 14:26 (πληροῦν); 1 Timothy 3:1; thus of the work of salvation committed by God to Christ: διδόναι and τελειουν, John 17:4; of the work to be done by the apostles and other Christian teachers, as well as by the presiding officers of the religious assemblies, Acts 13:2; Acts 15:38; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; Philippians 1:22; τό ἔργον τίνος, genitive of the subjunctive, the work which one does, service which one either performs or ought to perform, 1 Thessalonians 5:13; ἔργον ποιεῖν τίνος to do the work of one (i. e. incumbent upon him), εὐαγγελιστοῦ, 2 Timothy 4:5; τό ἔργον τίνος i. e. assigned by one and to be done for his sake: τό ἔργον τοῦ Θεοῦ τελειουν, used of Christ, John 4:34; (τοῦ) Χριστοῦ (WH text Tr marginal reading κυρίου), Philippians 2:30; τοῦ κυρίου, 1 Corinthians 15:58; 1 Corinthians 16:10; with genitive of thing, εἰς ἔργον διακονίας, Ephesians 4:12, which means either to the work in which the ministry consists, the work performed in undertaking the ministry, or to the execution of the ministry. of that which one undertakes to do, enterprise, undertaking: Acts 5:38 (Deuteronomy 15:10; Wis. 2:12).

2. any product whatever, anything accomplished by hand, art, industry, mind (equivalent to ποίημα, κτίσμα): 1 Corinthians 3:13-15; with the addition of τῶν χειρῶν, things formed by the hand of man, Acts 7:41; of the works of God visible in the created world, Hebrews 1:10, and often in the Sept.; τά ἐν τῇ γῆ ἔργα, the works of nature and of art (Bengel), 2 Peter 3:10; of the arrangements of God for men's salvation: Acts 15:18 Rec.; τό ἔργον τοῦ Θεοῦ, what God works in man, i. e. a life dedicated to God and Christ, Romans 14:20; to the same effect, substantially, ἔργον ἀγαθόν, Philippians 1:6 (see ἀγαθός, 2); τά ἔργα τοῦ διαβόλου, sins and all the misery that springs from them, 1 John 3:8.

3. an act, deed, thing done: the idea of working is emphasized in opposed to that which is less than work, James 1:25; Titus 1:16; τό ἔργον is distinguished from λόγος: Luke 24:19; Romans 15:18; 2 Corinthians 10:11; Colossians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 2:17; 1 John 3:18 (Sir. 3:8); plural ἐν λόγοις καί ἐν ἔργοις, Acts 7:22 (4 Macc. 5:38 (37); for the same or similar contrasts, common in Greek writings, see Fritzsche on Romans, iii., p. 268f; Bergler on Alciphron, p. 54; Bornemann and Kühner, on Xenophon, mem. 2, 3, 6; Passow, under the word, p. 1159; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, I. 4; Lob. Paralip., pp. 64f, 525f)). ἔργα is used of the acts of God — both as creator, Hebrews 4:10; and as governor, John 9:3; Acts 13:41; Revelation 15:3; of sundry signal acts of Christ, to rouse men to believe in him and to accomplish their salvation: Matthew 11:2 (cf. ἔργα τῆς σοφίας Matthew 11:19 T WH Tr text), and especially in the Gospel of John, as John 5:20, 36; John 7:3; John 10:38; John 14:11; John 15:24, (cf. Grimm, Instit. theol. dogmat., p. 63, edition 2); they are called τά ἔργα τοῦ πατρός, i. e. done at the bidding and by the aid of the Father, John 10:37; John 9:3f, cf. John 10:25, 32; John 14:10; καλά, as beneficent, John 10:32f; and connected with the verbs δεικνύναι, ποιεῖν, ἐργάζεσθαι, τελειουν. ἔργα is applied to the conduct of men, measured by the standard of religion and righteousness — whether bad, Matthew 23:3; Luke 11:48; John 3:20; Revelation 2:6; Revelation 16:11, etc.; or good, John 3:21; James 2:14, 17f, 20-22, 24-26; James 3:13; Revelation 2:5, 9 (Rec.),; ; νόμος ἔργων, the law which demands good works, Romans 3:27; with a suggestion of toil, or struggle with hindrances, in the phrase καταπαύειν ἀπό τῶν ἔργων αὐτοῦ, Hebrews 4:10; to recompense one κατά τά ἔργα αὐτοῦ, Romans 2:6; 2 Timothy 4:14; Revelation 2:23 (Psalm 61:13 ()), cf. 2 Corinthians 11:15; Revelation 18:6; Revelation 20:12f; the singular τό ἔργον is used collectively of an aggregate of actions (German dasHandeln), James 1:4; τίνος, the genitive of person and subjunctive, his whole way of feeling and acting, his aims and endeavors: Galatians 6:4; 1 Peter 1:17; Revelation 22:12; τό ἔργον τοῦ νόμου, the course of action demanded by the law, Romans 2:15. With epithets: ἀγαθόν ἔργον, i. e. either a benefaction, 2 Corinthians 9:8; plural Acts 9:36; or every good work springing from piety, Romans 2:7; Colossians 1:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:17; Titus 1:16; 2 Timothy 2:21; 2 Timothy 3:17; Hebrews 13:21 (T WH omit ἔργον); plural Ephesians 2:10; or what harmonizes with the order of society, Romans 13:3; Titus 3:1; ἔργον καλόν, a good deed, noble action (see καλός, b. and c.): Matthew 26:10; Mark 14:6; plural (often in Attic writings), Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 5:10, 25; 1 Timothy 6:18; Titus 2:7; Titus 3:8, 14; Hebrews 10:24; 1 Peter 2:12; τά ἔργα τά ἐν δικαιοσύνη equivalent to τά δίκαια, Titus 3:5; τά ἔργα τοῦ Θεοῦ, the works required and approved by God, John 6:28 (Jeremiah 31:10 (); 1 Esdr. 7:9, 15), in the same sense ἔργα μου i. e. of Christ, Revelation 2:26; ἔργον πίστεως, wrought by faith, the course of conduct which springs from faith, 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; ἔργα ἄξια τῆς μετανοίας, Acts 26:20; ἔργα πεπληρωμένα ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 3:2; ἔργα πονηρά, Colossians 1:21; 2 John 1:11, cf. John 3:19; John 7:7; 1 John 3:12; ἔργα νεκρά, works devoid of that life which has its source in God, works so to speak unwrought, which at the last judgment will fail of the approval of God and of all reward: Hebrews 6:1; Hebrews 9:14; ἄκαρπα, Ephesians 5:11 (ἄχρηστα, Wis. 3:11; the wicked man μετά τῶν ἔργων αὐτοῦ συναπολειται, the Epistle of Barnabas 21, 1 [ET]); ἄνομα, 2 Peter 2:8; ἔργα ἀσεβείας, Jude 1:15; τοῦ σκότους, done in darkness, Romans 13:12; Ephesians 5:11; (opposed to ἔργα τοῦ φωτός, Romans 13:12 L marginal reading); in Paul's writings ἔργα νόμου, works demanded by and agreeing with the law (cf. Wieseler, commentary iib.

d. Br. an d. Gal., p. 194ff): Romans 3:20, 28; Romans 9:32 Rec.; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:2, 5, 10; and simply ἔργα: Romans 4:2, 6; Romans 9:12 (11); Romans 9:32 G L T Tr WH; Romans 11:6; Ephesians 2:9; 2 Timothy 1:9 (see δικαιόω, 3 b.). τά ἔργα τίνος ποιεῖν, to do works the same as or like to those of another, to follow in action another's example: Abraham's, John 8:39; that of the devil, John 8:41.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
deed, doing, labor, work.

From a primary (but obsolete) ergo (to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act -- deed, doing, labour, work.

Forms and Transliterations
εργα εργά έργα έργά ἔργα εργοις έργοις ἔργοις εργον έργον ἔργον εργου εργού έργου ἔργου εργω έργω ἔργῳ εργων έργων ἔργων erga érga ergo ergō érgoi érgōi ergois érgois ergon ergōn érgon érgōn ergou érgou
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Strong's Greek 2041
174 Occurrences

ἔργα — 60 Occ.
ἔργῳ — 10 Occ.
ἔργων — 43 Occ.
ἔργοις — 13 Occ.
ἔργον — 40 Occ.
ἔργου — 8 Occ.

Matthew 5:16 N-ANP
GRK: τὰ καλὰ ἔργα καὶ δοξάσωσιν
NAS: your good works, and glorify
KJV: your good works, and glorify
INT: good works and might glorify

Matthew 11:2 N-ANP
GRK: δεσμωτηρίῳ τὰ ἔργα τοῦ χριστοῦ
NAS: heard of the works of Christ,
KJV: the prison the works of Christ,
INT: prison the works of the Christ

Matthew 11:19 N-GNP
GRK: ἀπὸ τῶν ἔργων αὐτῆς
NAS: wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.
INT: by the deeds her

Matthew 23:3 N-ANP
GRK: δὲ τὰ ἔργα αὐτῶν μὴ
NAS: according to their deeds; for they say
KJV: ye after their works: for they say,
INT: however the works of them not

Matthew 23:5 N-ANP
GRK: δὲ τὰ ἔργα αὐτῶν ποιοῦσιν
NAS: all their deeds to be noticed
KJV: all their works they do for
INT: moreover the works of them they do

Matthew 26:10 N-ANS
GRK: τῇ γυναικί ἔργον γὰρ καλὸν
NAS: For she has done a good deed to Me.
KJV: she hath wrought a good work upon me.
INT: to the woman a work indeed good

Mark 13:34 N-ANS
GRK: ἑκάστῳ τὸ ἔργον αὐτοῦ καὶ
NAS: [assigning] to each one his task, also
KJV: to every man his work, and commanded
INT: to each one the work of him And

Mark 14:6 N-ANS
GRK: παρέχετε καλὸν ἔργον ἠργάσατο ἐν
NAS: her? She has done a good deed to Me.
KJV: she hath wrought a good work on me.
INT: do you cause a good work she did toward

Luke 11:48 N-DNP
GRK: συνευδοκεῖτε τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν πατέρων
NAS: and approve the deeds of your fathers;
KJV: ye allow the deeds of your
INT: consent to the works of the fathers

Luke 24:19 N-DNS
GRK: δυνατὸς ἐν ἔργῳ καὶ λόγῳ
NAS: mighty in deed and word
KJV: mighty in deed and word
INT: mighty in deed and word

John 3:19 N-NNP
GRK: πονηρὰ τὰ ἔργα
NAS: the Light, for their deeds were evil.
KJV: because their deeds were evil.
INT: evil the works

John 3:20 N-NNP
GRK: ἐλεγχθῇ τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ
NAS: for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
KJV: lest his deeds should be reproved.
INT: might be exposed the works of him

John 3:21 N-NNP
GRK: αὐτοῦ τὰ ἔργα ὅτι ἐν
NAS: so that his deeds may be manifested
KJV: his deeds may be made manifest,
INT: his works that in

John 4:34 N-ANS
GRK: αὐτοῦ τὸ ἔργον
NAS: Me and to accomplish His work.
KJV: to finish his work.
INT: of him the work

John 5:20 N-ANP
GRK: δείξει αὐτῷ ἔργα ἵνα ὑμεῖς
NAS: Him greater works than these,
KJV: him greater works than these,
INT: he will show him works that you

John 5:36 N-NNP
GRK: τὰ γὰρ ἔργα ἃ δέδωκέν
NAS: than [the testimony of] John; for the works which
KJV: for the works which
INT: indeed [the] works which gave

John 5:36 N-NNP
GRK: αὐτὰ τὰ ἔργα ἃ ποιῶ
NAS: the very works that I do--
KJV: finish, the same works that I
INT: same the works which I do

John 6:28 N-ANP
GRK: ἐργαζώμεθα τὰ ἔργα τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: so that we may work the works of God?
KJV: that we might work the works of God?
INT: we might work the works of God

John 6:29 N-NNS
GRK: ἐστιν τὸ ἔργον τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: to them, This is the work of God,
KJV: This is the work of God, that
INT: is the work of God

John 7:3 N-ANP
GRK: σοῦ τὰ ἔργα ἃ ποιεῖς
NAS: may see Your works which
KJV: also may see the works that thou
INT: of you the works which you do

John 7:7 N-NNP
GRK: ὅτι τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ πονηρά
NAS: I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
KJV: it, that the works thereof are
INT: that the works of it evil

John 7:21 N-ANS
GRK: αὐτοῖς Ἓν ἔργον ἐποίησα καὶ
NAS: one deed, and you all
KJV: I have done one work, and ye
INT: to them One work I did and

John 8:39 N-ANP
GRK: ἐστε τὰ ἔργα τοῦ Ἀβραὰμ
NAS: children, do the deeds of Abraham.
KJV: ye would do the works of Abraham.
INT: you were the works of Abraham

John 8:41 N-ANP
GRK: ποιεῖτε τὰ ἔργα τοῦ πατρὸς
NAS: You are doing the deeds of your father.
KJV: Ye do the deeds of your father.
INT: do the works of the father

John 9:3 N-NNP
GRK: φανερωθῇ τὰ ἔργα τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: but [it was] so that the works of God
KJV: that the works of God
INT: should appear the works of God

174 Occurrences

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