4124. pleonexia
Strong's Concordance
pleonexia: advantage, covetousness
Original Word: πλεονεξία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: pleonexia
Phonetic Spelling: (pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: covetousness, avarice
Definition: covetousness, avarice, aggression, desire for advantage.
HELPS Word-studies

4124 pleoneksía (a feminine noun derived from 4119 /pleíōn, "numerically more" and 2192 /éxō, "have") – properly, the desire for more (things), i.e. lusting for a greater number of temporal things that go beyond what God determines is eternally best (beyond His preferred-will, cf. 2307 /thélēma); covetousness (coveting).

4124 /pleoneksía (a feminine noun) points to a brand of covetousness, defined by the context.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pleonektés
Definition
advantage, covetousness
NASB Translation
covetousness (1), deeds of coveting (1), greed (7), greediness (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4124: πλεονεξία

πλεονεξία, πλεονεξίας, (πλεονέκτης, which see), greedy desire to have more, covetousness, avarice: Luke 12:15; Romans 1:29; Ephesians 4:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:5; 2 Peter 2:3 (on the omission of the article in the last two passages, cf. Winer's Grammar, 120 (114)), 14; ὡς (Rec. ὥσπερ) πλεονεξίαν (as a matter of covetousness), i. e. a gift which betrays the giver's covetousness, 2 Corinthians 9:5 (here R. V. text extortion); plural various modes in which covetousness shows itself, covetings (cf. Winers Grammar, § 27, 3; Buttmann, 77 (67)), Mark 7:22. (In the same and various other senses by secular writings from Herodotus and Thucydides down.) (Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § xxiv., and (in partial correction) Lightfoot's Commentary on Colossians 3:5.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
covetousness, greediness.

From pleonektes; avarice, i.e. (by implication) fraudulency, extortion -- covetous(-ness) practices, greediness.

see GREEK pleonektes

Forms and Transliterations
πλεονεξια πλεονεξία πλεονεξίᾳ πλεονεξιαι πλεονεξίαι πλεονεξιαν πλεονεξίαν πλεονεξιας πλεονεξίας pleonexia pleonexía pleonexiai pleonexíai pleonexíāi pleonexian pleonexían pleonexias pleonexías
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10 Occurrences


πλεονεξίᾳ — 4 Occ.
πλεονεξίαι — 1 Occ.
πλεονεξίαν — 2 Occ.
πλεονεξίας — 3 Occ.

Mark 7:22 N-NFP
GRK: πλεονεξίαι πονηρίαι δόλος
NAS: deeds of coveting [and] wickedness,
KJV: Thefts, covetousness, wickedness,
INT: covetous desires wickednesses deceit

Luke 12:15 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ πάσης πλεονεξίας ὅτι οὐκ
NAS: every form of greed; for not [even] when
KJV: beware of covetousness: for a man's
INT: from all covetousness for not

Romans 1:29 N-DFS
GRK: ἀδικίᾳ πονηρίᾳ πλεονεξίᾳ κακίᾳ μεστοὺς
NAS: wickedness, greed, evil;
KJV: wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;
INT: unrighteousness wickedness covetousness malice full

2 Corinthians 9:5 N-AFS
GRK: μὴ ὡς πλεονεξίαν
NAS: and not affected by covetousness.
KJV: not as [of] covetousness.
INT: not as [of] covetousness

Ephesians 4:19 N-DFS
GRK: πάσης ἐν πλεονεξίᾳ
NAS: of impurity with greediness.
KJV: uncleanness with greediness.
INT: all with craving

Ephesians 5:3 N-NFS
GRK: πᾶσα ἢ πλεονεξία μηδὲ ὀνομαζέσθω
NAS: or greed must not even
KJV: or covetousness, let it
INT: all or covetousness not even let it be named

Colossians 3:5 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ τὴν πλεονεξίαν ἥτις ἐστὶν
NAS: evil desire, and greed, which amounts
KJV: and covetousness, which
INT: and covetousness which is

1 Thessalonians 2:5 N-GFS
GRK: ἐν προφάσει πλεονεξίας θεὸς μάρτυς
NAS: with a pretext for greed-- God
KJV: a cloke of covetousness; God
INT: with a pretext of covetousness God [is] witness

2 Peter 2:3 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ ἐν πλεονεξίᾳ πλαστοῖς λόγοις
NAS: and in [their] greed they will exploit
KJV: through covetousness shall they with feigned
INT: And through covetousness with well-turned words

2 Peter 2:14 N-GFS
GRK: καρδίαν γεγυμνασμένην πλεονεξίας ἔχοντες κατάρας
NAS: trained in greed, accursed
KJV: exercised with covetous practices; cursed
INT: a heart exercised in craving having of curse

10 Occurrences

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