979. bios
Strong's Concordance
bios: life, living
Original Word: βίος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: bios
Phonetic Spelling: (bee'-os)
Short Definition: life, manner of life, livelihood
Definition: (a) life, (b) manner of life; livelihood.
HELPS Word-studies

979 bíos – properly, God's gift of physical life, animating all creation "to live and move and have its being" (cf. Ac 17:28); (figuratively) the way a person invests (or spends) the gift of physical life.

979 (bios) is "the period or duration of earthly life . . . in a secondary sense, the means by which life is sustained; and thirdly, the manner in which that life is spent" (R. Trench).

[979 (bíos) is the root of the English term "biography," i.e. the record (account) of how we invested (or spent!) our physical lives.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
Definition
life, living
NASB Translation
everyday life (1), goods (1), life (3), live (2), wealth (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 979: βίος

βίος, βίου, (from Homer down);

a. life extensively, i. e. the period or course of life (see below and Trench, § xxvii.): Luke 8:14; 1 Timothy 2:2; 2 Timothy 2:4; 1 John 2:16; 1 Peter 4:3 (Rec.).

b. (as often in Greek writings from Hesiod, Works, 230, 575; Herodotus, Xenophon) that by which life is sustained, resources, wealth (A. V. living): Mark 12:44; Luke 8:43 (WH omits; Tr marginal reading brackets the clause); Luke 15:12, 30; Luke 21:4; 1 John 3:17 (goods). (For לֶחֶם in Proverbs 31:14 ().) [SYNONYMS: βίος, ζωή: ζωή existence (having death as its antithesis); βίος the period, means, manner, of existence. Hence, the former is more naturally used of animals, the latter of men; cf. zoology, biography. N. T. usage exalts ζωή, and so tends to debase βίος. But see Lightfoot, Ignatius ad Rom. 7 [ET].]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
life, living.

A primary word; life, i.e. (literally) the present state of existence; by implication, the means of livelihood -- good, life, living.

Forms and Transliterations
βιον βίον βίος βιότητος βιου βίου βίω πλούτον bion bíon biou bíou
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Strong's Greek 979
10 Occurrences


βίον — 7 Occ.
βίου — 3 Occ.

Mark 12:44 N-AMS
GRK: ὅλον τὸν βίον αὐτῆς
NAS: she owned, all she had to live on.
KJV: [even] all her living.
INT: all the livelihood of her

Luke 8:14 N-GMS
GRK: ἡδονῶν τοῦ βίου πορευόμενοι συμπνίγονται
NAS: and pleasures of [this] life, and bring
KJV: pleasures of [this] life, and
INT: pleasures of life moving along are choked

Luke 8:43 Noun-AMS
GRK: ὅλον τὸν βίον οὐκ ἴσχυσεν
INT: all her living neither could

Luke 15:12 N-AMS
GRK: αὐτοῖς τὸν βίον
NAS: he divided his wealth between
KJV: he divided unto them [his] living.
INT: between them the property

Luke 15:30 N-AMS
GRK: σου τὸν βίον μετὰ πορνῶν
NAS: who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes,
KJV: hath devoured thy living with harlots,
INT: your living with prostitutes

Luke 21:4 N-AMS
GRK: πάντα τὸν βίον ὃν εἶχεν
NAS: in all that she had to live on.
KJV: in all the living that
INT: all the livelihood which she had

1 Timothy 2:2 N-AMS
GRK: καὶ ἡσύχιον βίον διάγωμεν ἐν
NAS: and quiet life in all
KJV: and peaceable life in all
INT: and quiet life we might lead in

2 Timothy 2:4 N-GMS
GRK: ταῖς τοῦ βίου πραγματείαις ἵνα
NAS: himself in the affairs of everyday life, so
KJV: with the affairs of [this] life; that
INT: with the of this life affairs that

1 John 2:16 N-GMS
GRK: ἀλαζονεία τοῦ βίου οὐκ ἔστιν
NAS: and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father,
KJV: and the pride of life, is not
INT: vaunting of the of life not is

1 John 3:17 N-AMS
GRK: ἔχῃ τὸν βίον τοῦ κόσμου
NAS: the world's goods, and sees
KJV: hath this world's good, and seeth
INT: might have the goods of the world

10 Occurrences

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