2487. ichnos
Strong's Concordance
ichnos: a track
Original Word: ἴχνος, ους, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: ichnos
Phonetic Spelling: (ikh'-nos)
Short Definition: a track, footstep
Definition: a track, footstep.
HELPS Word-studies

2487 íxnos (from hikneomai, "move forward, arrive") – properly, the impression made by the sole of the foot ("foot-step"); (figuratively) the "footsteps" providing the needed example for others to follow, i.e. to live out "God's persuasions" (His inworkings of faith). Accordingly, faith (4102 /pístis) and "faith-steps" are directly connected in the NT.

Ro 4:12: "And the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps (2487xnos) of the (principle of) faith (4102 /pístis) of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised" (NASU).

[Note how the "principle of faith" is signaled by the Greek definite article. This refers to faith operating in a believer's life to reveal and empower God's preferred-will (cf. 2307 /thélēma). The Lord inbirths His persuasions for believers in every scene of life – if they seek Him for it. Compare Ro 10:6-8,17 with Ro 14:23.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
Definition
a track
NASB Translation
steps (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2487: ἴχνος

ἴχνος, ἰχνεος (ἴχνους), τό (from ἵκω equivalent to ἱκνέομαι, to go) (from Homer down), a footprint, track, footstep: in the N. T. metaph, of imitating the example of anyone, we find στοιχεῖν τοῖς ἴχνεσι τίνος, Romans 4:12; περιεπατήσαμεν ... τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἴχνεσι, 2 Corinthians 12:18; ἐπακολούθειν τοῖς ἴχνεσι τίνος, 1 Peter 2:21, (ἐν ἴχνεσι τίνος ἔον πόδα νέμειν, Pindar Nem. 6, 27); cf. Latininsisterevestigiisalicuius.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
a track, footprint, step

From ikneomai (to arrive; compare heko); a track (figuratively) -- step.

see GREEK heko

Forms and Transliterations
ίχνει ίχνεσι ιχνεσιν ίχνεσιν ἴχνεσιν ίχνη ίχνος ίχνους ιχώρα ιχώρος ichnesin íchnesin
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3 Occurrences


ἴχνεσιν — 3 Occ.

Romans 4:12 N-DNP
GRK: στοιχοῦσιν τοῖς ἴχνεσιν τῆς ἐν
NAS: follow in the steps of the faith
KJV: walk in the steps of that faith
INT: walk in the steps of the during

2 Corinthians 12:18 N-DNP
GRK: τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἴχνεσιν
NAS: spirit [and walk] in the same steps?
KJV: [walked we] not in the same steps?
INT: in the same steps

1 Peter 2:21 N-DNP
GRK: ἐπακολουθήσητε τοῖς ἴχνεσιν αὐτοῦ
NAS: for you to follow in His steps,
KJV: ye should follow his steps:
INT: you should follow after the steps of him

3 Occurrences

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