theion: brimstoneOriginal Word: θεῖον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (thi'-on)
Short Definition: brimstone, sulfur
Definition: brimstone, sulfur.
2303 theíon – properly, sulfur ("brimstone," i.e. smoky, burning rocks), i.e. sulphurous, named for the sulphur-smell left by lightning; (figuratively) the fire of heaven, bringing down God's judgment to display His awesome, unstoppable power.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain origin
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2303: θεῖον
θεῖον, θείου, τό (apparently the neuter of the adjective θεῖος equivalent to divine incense, because burning brimstone was regarded as having power to purify, and to ward off contagion (but Curtius, § 320 allies it with θύω; cf. Latinfumus, English dust)), brimstone: Luke 17:29; Revelation 9:17; Revelation 14:10; Revelation 19:20; (
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancebrimstone.
Probably neuter of theios (in its original sense of flashing); sulphur -- brimstone.
see GREEK theios
Forms and Transliterationsθειον θείον θεῖον θειου θείου θειω θείω θείῳ theio theiō theíoi theíōi theion theîon theiou theíou
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2303
θείῳ — 3 Occ.
θεῖον — 2 Occ.
θείου — 2 Occ.
Luke 17:29 N-ANS
GRK: πῦρ καὶ θεῖον ἀπ' οὐρανοῦ
NAS: fire and brimstone from heaven
KJV: fire and brimstone from heaven,
INT: fire and sulphur from heaven