5449. phusis
Strong's Concordance
phusis: nature
Original Word: φύσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: phusis
Phonetic Spelling: (foo'-sis)
Short Definition: nature, inherent nature
Definition: nature, inherent nature, origin, birth.
HELPS Word-studies

5449 phýsis – properly, inner nature, the underlying constitution or make-up of someone (something).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from phuó
Definition
nature
NASB Translation
instinctively (1), natural (1), natural* (1), nature (7), physically (1), race (1), species (1), unnatural* (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5449: φύσις

φύσις, φύσεως, (from φύω, which see, as Latin nature from nascor, ingenium from geno, gigno), from Homer, Odyssey 10, 303 down; nature, i. e.

a. the nature of things, the force, laws, order, of nature; as opposed to what is monstrous, abnormal, perverse: , , τό παρά φύσιν, that which is contrary to nature's laws, against nature, Romans 1:26 (οἱ παρά φύσιν τῇ Ἀφροδιτη χρώμενοι, Athen. 13, p. 605; παιδεραστής ... τήν παρά φύσιν ἡδονήν διώκει, Philo de spec. legg. i., § 7); as opposed to what has been produced by the art of man: οἱ κατά φύσιν κλάδοι, the natural branches, i. e. branches by the operation of nature, Romans 11:21, 24 (Winer's Grammar, 193 (182)), contrasted with οἱ ἐγκεντρισθεντες παρά φύσιν, contrary to the plan of nature, cf. 24; κατά φύσιν ἀγριέλαιος, ibid.; as opposed to what is imaginary or fictitious: οἱ μή φύσει ὄντες θεοί, who are gods not by nature, but according to the mistaken opinion of the Gentiles (λεγόμενοι θεοί, 1 Corinthians 8:5), Galatians 4:8; nature, i. e. natural sense, native conviction or knowledge, as opposed to what is learned by instruction and accomplished by training or prescribed by law: φύσις (i. e. the native sense of propriety) διδάσκει τί, 1 Corinthians 11:14; φύσει ποιεῖν τά τοῦ ναμου, natura magistra, guided by their natural sense of what is right and proper, Romans 2:14.

b. birth, physical origin: ἡμεῖς φύσει Ἰουδαῖοι, we so far as our origin is considered, i. e. by birth, are Jews, Galatians 2:15 (φύσει νεώτερος, Sophocles O. C. 1295; τῷ μέν φύσει πατρίς, τόν δέ νόμῳ πολίτην ἐπεποιηντο, Isocrates Evagr. 21; φύσει βάρβαροι ὄντες, νόμῳ δέ Ἕλληνες, Plato, Menex., p. 245 d.; cf. Grimm on Wis. 13:1); ἐκ φύσεως ἀκροβυστία, who by birth is uncircumcised or a Gentile (opposed to one who, although circumcised, has made himself a Gentile by his iniquity and spiritual perversity), Romans 2:27.

c. a mode of feeling and acting which by long habit has become nature: ἦμεν φύσει τέκνα ὀργῆς, by (our depraved) nature we were exposed to the wrath of God, Ephesians 2:3 (this meaning is evident from the preceding context, and stands in contrast with the change of heart and life wrought through Christ by the blessing of divine grace; φύσει πρός τάς κολασεις ἐπιεικῶς ἔχουσιν οἱ Φαρισαῖοι, Josephus, Antiquities 13, 10, 6. (Others (see Meyer) would lay more stress here upon the constitution in which this 'habitual course of evil' has its origin, whether that constitution be regarded (with some) as already developed at birth, or (better) as undeveloped; cf. Aristotle, pol. 1, 2, p. 1252{b}, 32f οἷον ἕκαστον ἐστι τῆς γενέσεως τελεσθεισης, ταύτην φαμέν τήν φύσιν εἶναι ἑκάστου, ὥσπερ ἀνθρώπου, etc.; see the examples in Bonitz's index under the word. Cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 6a.)).

d. the sum of innate properties and powers by which one person differs from others, distinctive native peculiarities, natural characteristics: φύσις θηρίων (the natural strength, ferocity and intractability of beasts (A. V. (every) kind of beasts)), φύσις ἀνθρωπίνῃ (the ability, art, skill, of men, the qualities which are proper to their nature and necessarily emanate from it), James 3:7 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 31, 10); θείας κοινωνοί φύσεως, (the holiness distinctive of the divine nature is specially referred to), 2 Peter 1:4 (Ἀμενωφει ... θείας δοκουντι μετεσχηκεναι φύσεως κατά τέ σοφίαν καί πρόγνωσιν τῶν, ἐσομενων, Josephus, contra Apion 1, 26).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
nature

From phuo; growth (by germination or expansion), i.e. (by implication) natural production (lineal descent); by extension, a genus or sort; figuratively, native disposition, constitution or usage -- (man-)kind, nature(-al).

see GREEK phuo

Forms and Transliterations
φυσει φύσει φυσεως φύσεως φυσιν φύσιν φυσις φύσις phusei phuseos phuseōs phusin phusis physei phýsei physeos physeōs phýseos phýseōs physin phýsin physis phýsis
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Strong's Greek 5449
14 Occurrences


φύσει — 5 Occ.
φύσεως — 2 Occ.
φύσιν — 5 Occ.
φύσις — 2 Occ.

Romans 1:26 N-AFS
GRK: τὴν παρὰ φύσιν
KJV: into that which is against nature:
INT: that contrary to nature

Romans 2:14 N-DFS
GRK: νόμον ἔχοντα φύσει τὰ τοῦ
NAS: do instinctively the things of the Law,
KJV: do by nature the things
INT: law have by nature the things of the

Romans 2:27 N-GFS
GRK: ἡ ἐκ φύσεως ἀκροβυστία τὸν
NAS: And he who is physically uncircumcised,
KJV: which is by nature, if it fulfil
INT: the by nature uncircumcision the

Romans 11:21 N-AFS
GRK: τῶν κατὰ φύσιν κλάδων οὐκ
NAS: did not spare the natural branches,
KJV: not the natural branches,
INT: the according to nature branches not

Romans 11:24 N-AFS
GRK: τῆς κατὰ φύσιν ἐξεκόπης ἀγριελαίου
NAS: from what is by nature a wild olive tree,
KJV: by nature, and
INT: the according to nature were cut off wild olive tree

Romans 11:24 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ παρὰ φύσιν ἐνεκεντρίσθης εἰς
NAS: contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree,
KJV: contrary to nature into
INT: and contrary to nature were grafted in to

Romans 11:24 N-AFS
GRK: οἱ κατὰ φύσιν ἐνκεντρισθήσονται τῇ
INT: who according to nature [are] will be grafted into into the

1 Corinthians 11:14 N-NFS
GRK: οὐδὲ ἡ φύσις αὐτὴ διδάσκει
NAS: Does not even nature itself teach
KJV: Doth not even nature itself teach
INT: not even than nature itself does teach

Galatians 2:15 N-DFS
GRK: Ἡμεῖς φύσει Ἰουδαῖοι καὶ
NAS: We [are] Jews by nature and not sinners
KJV: We [who are] Jews by nature, and not
INT: We by nature Jews and

Galatians 4:8 N-DFS
GRK: ἐδουλεύσατε τοῖς φύσει μὴ οὖσιν
NAS: to those which by nature are no
KJV: ye did service unto them which by nature are
INT: you were in bondage to those who by nature not are

Ephesians 2:3 N-DFS
GRK: ἤμεθα τέκνα φύσει ὀργῆς ὡς
NAS: and of the mind, and were by nature children
KJV: were by nature the children
INT: were children by nature of wrath as

James 3:7 N-NFS
GRK: πᾶσα γὰρ φύσις θηρίων τε
NAS: For every species of beasts and birds,
KJV: For every kind of beasts, and
INT: every indeed species of beasts both

James 3:7 N-DFS
GRK: δεδάμασται τῇ φύσει τῇ ἀνθρωπίνῃ
NAS: and has been tamed by the human race.
KJV: and hath been tamed of mankind:
INT: has been subdued by the species of the human

2 Peter 1:4 N-GFS
GRK: θείας κοινωνοὶ φύσεως ἀποφυγόντες τῆς
NAS: of [the] divine nature, having escaped
KJV: of the divine nature, having escaped
INT: of [the] divine partakers nature having escaped the

14 Occurrences

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