2583. kanón
Strong's Concordance
kanón: a rule, standard
Original Word: κανών, όνος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kanón
Phonetic Spelling: (kan-ohn')
Short Definition: rule, regulation, province
Definition: (lit: a level, ruler), a rule, regulation, rule of conduct or doctrine, (b) a measured (defined) area, province.
HELPS Word-studies

2583 kanṓn – properly, a rod (bar) used as a measuring standard, originally, a cane or reed used as a standard of measure; (figuratively) a rule; a standard or norm (see Gal 6:16).

2583 /kanṓn ("rule, standard") was used for a summary of orthodox Christian doctrine in the early Church (its "consensual theology") – called "the rule (kanōn) of truth" or "rule of faith" (regula fidei). This represented the core theological convictions prevailing in the local churches in the "post-apostolic era" (particularly from ad 100 on).

These beliefs ("rule of faith") were written down by Irenaeus (about ad 185) and Tertullian (about ad 200). They emphasized: Christ came in the flesh through a virgin birth; His physical resurrection; and the glorification of all believers at Christ's coming (i.e. through the physical resurrection of their bodies). See: Ignatius (Philadelphians 7-9); Irenaeus (Against Heresies 3:17); and Tertullian (Prescription, 9,13,37,44).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kanna (a straight rod)
a rule, standard
NASB Translation
rule (1), sphere (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2583: κανών

κανών, κανόνος, (κάννα, Hebrew קָנֶה a cane, reed; Arabic: a reed, and a spear, and a straight stick or staff (cf. Vanicek, Fremdwörter etc., p. 21)), properly, a rod or straight piece of rounded wood to which anything is fastened to keep it straight; used for various purposes (see Passow (or Liddell and Scott), under the word); a measuring rod, rule; a carpenter's line or measuring tape, Schol. on Euripides, Hippolytus, 468; hence, equivalent to τό μέτρον τοῦ πηδηματος (Pollux, Onom. 3, 30, 151), the measure of a leap, as in the Olympic games; accordingly in the N. T.

1. "a definitely bounded or fixed space within the limits of which one's power or influence is confined; the province assigned one; one's sphere of activity": 2 Corinthians 10:13, 15f.

2. Metaphorically, any rule or standard, a principle or law of investigating, judging, living, acting (often so in classical Greek, as τοῦ καλοῦ, Euripides, Hec. 602; ὁροι τῶν ἀγαθῶν καί κανονες, Demosthenes, pro cor., p. 324, 27): Galatians 6:16; Philippians 3:16 Rec. Cf. Credner, Zur Gesch. des Kanons (Hal., 1847), pp. 6ff; (especially Westcott, The Canon of the N. T., Appendix A; briefly in B. D. under the word Canon of Scripture; for examples of later usage see Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
line, rule.

From kane (a straight reed, i.e. Rod); a rule ("canon"), i.e. (figuratively) a standard (of faith and practice); by implication, a boundary, i.e. (figuratively) a sphere (of activity) -- line, rule.

Forms and Transliterations
κανονα κανόνα κανονι κανόνι κανονος κανόνος kanona kanóna kanoni kanóni kanonos kanónos
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Strong's Greek 2583
4 Occurrences

κανόνα — 1 Occ.
κανόνι — 2 Occ.
κανόνος — 1 Occ.

2 Corinthians 10:13 N-GMS
GRK: μέτρον τοῦ κανόνος οὗ ἐμέρισεν
NAS: the measure of the sphere which
KJV: to the measure of the rule which
INT: measure of the area which divided

2 Corinthians 10:15 N-AMS
GRK: κατὰ τὸν κανόνα ἡμῶν εἰς
NAS: we will be, within our sphere, enlarged
KJV: according to our rule abundantly,
INT: according to the area of us to

2 Corinthians 10:16 N-DMS
GRK: ἐν ἀλλοτρίῳ κανόνι εἰς τὰ
NAS: in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another.
KJV: another man's line of
INT: in another's area as to things

Galatians 6:16 N-DMS
GRK: ὅσοι τῷ κανόνι τούτῳ στοιχήσουσιν
NAS: by this rule, peace
KJV: according to this rule, peace [be] on
INT: as many as the rule by this will walk

4 Occurrences

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