3180. methodeia
Strong's Concordance
methodeia: craft, deceit
Original Word: μεθοδεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: methodeia
Phonetic Spelling: (meth-od-i'-ah)
Short Definition: scheming, craftiness
Definition: (a way of search after something, an inquiry; a method), scheming, craftiness, deceit.
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3180 methodeía (the root of the English term, "method") – properly, a predictable (pre-set) method used in organized evil-doing (well-crafted trickery).

[3180 (methodeía) comes from methodos, a "way of searching after something, an inquiry; a method), scheming, craftiness" (Souter).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from methodeuó (to employ craft)
Definition
craft, deceit
NASB Translation
schemes (1), scheming (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3180: μεθοδεία

μεθοδεία (T WH μεθοδια, see Iota), μεθοδείας, (from μεθοδεύω, i. e.

1. to follow up or investigate by method and settled plan;

2. to follow craftily, frame devices, deceive: Diodorus 7, 16; 2 Samuel 19:27; (Exodus 21:13 Aq.; (middle) Chariton 7, 6, p. 166, 21 edition Reiske (1783); Polybius 38, 4, 10)), a noun occuring neither in the O. T. nor in secular authors, cunning arts, deceit, craft, trickery: μεθοδεία τῆς πλάνης, which πλάνη uses, Ephesians 4:14; τοῦ διαβόλου, plural, Ephesians 6:11 (A. V. wiles. Cf. Lightfoot, Polycarp, ad Phil. 7 [ET], p. 918.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
scheming, trickery

From a compound of meta and hodeuo (compare "method"); travelling over, i.e. Travesty (trickery) -- wile, lie in wait.

see GREEK meta

see GREEK hodeuo

Forms and Transliterations
μεθοδείαν μεθοδείας μεθοδιαν μεθοδίαν μεθοδιας μεθοδίας μεθώδευσεν methodeian methodeían methodeias methodeías
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2 Occurrences


μεθοδείαν — 1 Occ.
μεθοδείας — 1 Occ.

Ephesians 4:14 N-AFS
GRK: πρὸς τὴν μεθοδείαν τῆς πλάνης
NAS: by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
KJV: whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
INT: with a view to the scheming of deceit

Ephesians 6:11 N-AFP
GRK: πρὸς τὰς μεθοδείας τοῦ διαβόλου
NAS: against the schemes of the devil.
KJV: against the wiles of the devil.
INT: against the schemes of the devil

2 Occurrences

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