xenos: foreign, a foreigner, guestOriginal Word: ξένος, η, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (xen'-os)
Short Definition: new, novel, a foreigner
Definition: alien, new, novel; noun: a guest, stranger, foreigner.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
foreign, a foreigner, guest
host (1), strange (2), strange thing (1), stranger (4), strangers (6).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3581: ξένος
ξένος, ξένῃ, ξένον, from Homer down, masculine a guest-friend (Latinhopes (of parties bound by ties of hospitality)), i. e.:
1. a foreigner, stranger (opposed to ἐπιχώριος, Plato, Phaedo c. 2, p. 59 b.; Josephus, b. j. 5, 1, 3);
a. properly: Matthew 25:35, 38, 43; Matthew 27:7; 3 John 1:5; ξένοι καί παρεπίδημοί ἐπί τῆς γῆς, Hebrews 11:13; οἱ ἐπιδημοῦντες ξένοι, Acts 17:21; opposed to συμπολίτης, Ephesians 2:19; (the Sept. for אֹרֵחַ, a traveler, 2 Samuel 12:4, Alex. manuscript; for נֵר, Job 31:32; several times for נָכְרִי). (as adjective with) δαιμόνια, Acts 17:18.
b. tropically, α. alien (from a person or thing); without knowledge of, without a share in: with a genitive of the thing, τῶν διαθηκῶν τῆς ἐπαγγελίας, Ephesians 2:12 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 4, 6) (τοῦ λόγου, Sophocles O. T. 219). β. new, unheard of: διδαχαι, Hebrews 13:9; ξένον τί a strange, wonderful thing, 1 Peter 4:12 (Aeschylus Prom. 688; Diodorus 3, 15 and 52; others).
2. one echo receives and entertains another hospitably; with whom he stays or lodges, a host: ὁ ξένος μου, Romans 16:23, where καί τῆς ἐκκλησίας ὅλης is added, i. e. either 'who receives hospitably all the members of the church who cross his threshold,' or 'who kindly permits the church to worship in his house' (Fritzsche). Apparently a primary word; foreign (literally, alien, or figuratively, novel); by implication, a guest or (vice-versa) entertainer -- host, strange(-r).
Apparently a primary word; foreign (literally, alien, or figuratively, novel); by implication, a guest or (vice-versa) entertainer -- host, strange(-r).
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3581
ξέναις — 1 Occ.
Ξένων — 1 Occ.
ξένοι — 4 Occ.
ξένοις — 1 Occ.
ξένον — 2 Occ.
ξένος — 3 Occ.
ξένου — 1 Occ.
ξένους — 1 Occ.
Matthew 25:35 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἐποτίσατέ με ξένος ἤμην καὶ
NAS: and you gave Me [something] to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited
KJV: drink: I was a stranger, and ye took
INT: you gave to drink me a stranger I was and
Hebrews 11:13 Adj-NMP
1 Peter 4:12 Adj-GNS