2310. themelios
Strong's Concordance
themelios: belonging to the foundation
Original Word: θεμέλιος, ον
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine; Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: themelios
Phonetic Spelling: (them-el'-ee-os)
Short Definition: belonging to the foundation
Definition: (properly, an adj: belonging to the foundation), a foundation stone.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2310: θεμέλιος

θεμέλιος, θεμέλιον (θέμα (i. e. thing laid down)), laid down as a foundation, belonging to a foundation (Diodorus 5, 66; θεμέλιοι λίθοι, Aristophanes av. 1137); generally as a substantive, θεμέλιος (namely, λίθος) (1 Corinthians 3:11; 2 Timothy 2:19; Revelation 21:19), and τό θεμέλιον (rarely so in Greek writings, as (Aristotle, phys. auscult. 2, 9, p. 200a, 4); Pausanias, 8, 32, 1; (others)), the foundation (of a building, wall, city): properly, Luke 6:49; τιθέναι θεμέλιον, Luke 6:48; Luke 14:29; plural οἱ θεμέλιοι (chiefly so in Greek writings), Hebrews 11:10; Revelation 21:14, 19; neuter τό θεμέλια, Acts 16:26 (and often in the Sept.); metaphorically, the foundations, beginnings, first principles, of an institution or system of truth: 1 Corinthians 3:10, 12; the rudiments, first principles, of Christian life and knowledge, Hebrews 6:1 (μετανοίας genitive of apposition (Winer's Grammar, 531 (494))); a course of instruction begun by a teacher, Romans 15:20; Christ is called the θεμέλιος, i. e. faith in him, which is like a foundation laid in the soul on which is built up the fuller and richer knowledge of saving truth, 1 Corinthians 3:11; τῶν ἀποστόλων (genitive of apposition, on account of what follows: ὄντος ... Χριστοῦ (others say genitive of origin, see ἐποικοδομέω; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 1; Meyer or Ellicott at the passage)), of the apostles as preachers of salvation, upon which foundation the Christian church has been built, Ephesians 2:20; a solid and stable spiritual possession, on which resting as on a foundation they may strive to lay hold on eternal life, 1 Timothy 6:19; the church is apparently called θεμέλιος as the foundation of the 'city of God,' 2 Timothy 2:19, cf. 2 Timothy 2:20 and 1 Timothy 3:15. (the Sept. several times also for אַרְמון, a palace, Isaiah 25:2; Jeremiah 6:5; Amos 1:4, etc.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From a derivative of tithemi; something put down, i.e. A substruction (of a building, etc.), (literally or figuratively) -- foundation.

see GREEK tithemi

Forms and Transliterations
θεμελια θεμέλια θεμέλιά θεμελιοι θεμέλιοι θεμελιον θεμέλιον θεμελιος θεμέλιος θεμελιου θεμελίου θεμελιους θεμελίους θεμελιω θεμελιώ θεμελίῳ θεμελίων themelia themélia themelio themeliō themelioi themelíoi themelíōi themélioi themelion themélion themelios themélios themeliou themelíou themelious themelíous
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Strong's Greek 2310
16 Occurrences

θεμέλια — 1 Occ.
θεμελίῳ — 1 Occ.
θεμέλιοι — 1 Occ.
θεμέλιον — 8 Occ.
θεμέλιος — 2 Occ.
θεμελίου — 1 Occ.
θεμελίους — 2 Occ.

Luke 6:48 N-AMS
GRK: καὶ ἔθηκεν θεμέλιον ἐπὶ τὴν
NAS: and laid a foundation on the rock;
KJV: and laid the foundation on a rock:
INT: and laid a foundation on the

Luke 6:49 N-GMS
GRK: γῆν χωρὶς θεμελίου ᾗ προσέρηξεν
NAS: without any foundation; and the torrent
KJV: that without a foundation built
INT: earth without a foundation on which burst

Luke 14:29 N-AMS
GRK: θέντος αὐτοῦ θεμέλιον καὶ μὴ
NAS: he has laid a foundation and is not able
KJV: hath laid the foundation, and
INT: having laid of it a foundation and not

Acts 16:26 N-ANP
GRK: σαλευθῆναι τὰ θεμέλια τοῦ δεσμωτηρίου
NAS: so that the foundations of the prison house
KJV: so that the foundations of the prison
INT: were shaken the foundations of the prison

Romans 15:20 N-AMS
GRK: ἐπ' ἀλλότριον θεμέλιον οἰκοδομῶ
NAS: on another man's foundation;
KJV: upon another man's foundation:
INT: upon another's foundation I might build

1 Corinthians 3:10 N-AMS
GRK: σοφὸς ἀρχιτέκτων θεμέλιον ἔθηκα ἄλλος
NAS: I laid a foundation, and another
KJV: I have laid the foundation, and
INT: a wise builder [the] foundation I have laid another

1 Corinthians 3:11 N-AMS
GRK: θεμέλιον γὰρ ἄλλον
NAS: can lay a foundation other than
KJV: For other foundation can no man
INT: foundation indeed other

1 Corinthians 3:12 N-AMS
GRK: ἐπὶ τὸν θεμέλιον χρυσόν ἄργυρον
NAS: builds on the foundation with gold,
KJV: upon this foundation gold, silver,
INT: upon the foundation gold silver

Ephesians 2:20 N-DMS
GRK: ἐπὶ τῷ θεμελίῳ τῶν ἀποστόλων
NAS: having been built on the foundation of the apostles
KJV: upon the foundation of the apostles
INT: on the foundation of the apostles

1 Timothy 6:19 N-AMS
GRK: ἀποθησαυρίζοντας ἑαυτοῖς θεμέλιον καλὸν εἰς
NAS: of a good foundation for the future,
KJV: a good foundation against
INT: treasuring up for themselves a foundation good for

2 Timothy 2:19 N-NMS
GRK: μέντοι στερεὸς θεμέλιος τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: the firm foundation of God
KJV: Nevertheless the foundation of God
INT: Nevertheless [the] firm foundation of God

Hebrews 6:1 N-AMS
GRK: μὴ πάλιν θεμέλιον καταβαλλόμενοι μετανοίας
NAS: again a foundation of repentance
KJV: again the foundation of repentance
INT: not again a foundation laying of repentance

Hebrews 11:10 N-AMP
GRK: τὴν τοὺς θεμελίους ἔχουσαν πόλιν
NAS: which has foundations, whose architect
KJV: which hath foundations, whose
INT: the foundations having city

Revelation 21:14 N-AMP
GRK: πόλεως ἔχων θεμελίους δώδεκα καὶ
NAS: twelve foundation stones, and on them [were] the twelve
KJV: had twelve foundations, and in
INT: city having foundations twelve and

Revelation 21:19 N-NMP
GRK: οἱ θεμέλιοι τοῦ τείχους
NAS: The foundation stones of the city
KJV: And the foundations of the wall
INT: the foundations of the wall

Revelation 21:19 N-NMS
GRK: κεκοσμημένοι ὁ θεμέλιος ὁ πρῶτος
NAS: The foundation stones of the city wall
KJV: The first foundation [was] jasper;
INT: [were] adorned the foundation first

16 Occurrences

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