misthos: wages, hireOriginal Word: μισθός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (mis-thos')
Short Definition: wages, reward
Definition: (a) pay, wages, salary, (b) reward, recompense, punishment.
3408 misthós (a primitive word, so NAS dictionary) – a reward (recompense) that appropriately compensates a particular decision (action).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
pay (2), price (1), reward (19), wage (1), wages (6).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3408: μισθός
μισθός, μισθοῦ, ὁ (from Homer down), the Sept. for שָׂכָר, also for מַשְׂכֹּרֶת, etc.;
1. dues paid for work; wages, hire: Romans 4:4 (κατά ὀφείλημα); in a prov., Luke 10:7 and 1 Timothy 5:18; Matthew 20:8; James 5:4; Jude 1:11 (on which see ἐκχέω, at the end); μισθός ἀδικίας, wages obtained by iniquity, Acts 1:18; 2 Peter 2:15 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 1 a.).
a. in both senses, rewards and punishments: Revelation 22:12.
b. of the rewards which God bestows, or will bestow, upon good deeds and endeavors (on the correct theory about which cf. Weiss, Die Lehre Christi vom Lohn, in the Deutsche Zeitschr. für christl. Wissenschaft, 1853, p. 319ff; Mehlhorn,
d. Lohnbegr. Jesu, in the Jahrbb. f. protest. Theol., 1876, p. 721ff; (cf. Beyer in Herzog xx, pp. 4-14)): Matthew 5:12; Matthew 6:2, 5, 16; Matthew 10:41; Mark 9:41; Luke 6:23, 35; 1 Corinthians 3:8, 14; 2 John 1:8; Revelation 11:18; ἔχειν μισθόν, to have a reward, is used of those for whom a reward is reserved by God, whom a divine reward awaits, Matthew 5:46; 1 Corinthians 9:17; with παρά τῷ πατρί ὑμῶν τῷ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς added, Matthew 6:1.
c. of punishments: μισθός ἀδικίας, 2 Peter 2:13; τῆς δυσσεβείας, 2 Macc. 8:33. Apparently a primary word; pay for service (literally or figuratively), good or bad -- hire, reward, wages.
Apparently a primary word; pay for service (literally or figuratively), good or bad -- hire, reward, wages.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3408
μισθὸν — 18 Occ.
μισθὸς — 7 Occ.
μισθοῦ — 4 Occ.
Matthew 5:12 N-NMS
GRK: ὅτι ὁ μισθὸς ὑμῶν πολὺς
NAS: and be glad, for your reward in heaven
KJV: great [is] your reward in heaven:
INT: for the reward of you [is] great
1 Corinthians 9:18 N-NMS
2 Peter 2:13 N-AMS