1558. ekdikos
Strong's Concordance
ekdikos: exacting penalty from, avenging
Original Word: ἔκδικος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: ekdikos
Phonetic Spelling: (ek'-dik-os)
Definition: exacting penalty from, avenging
Usage: avenging, subst: an avenger (the word occurs frequently in the sense of a special advocate [champion] of a city).
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 1558 ékdikos – someone executing a just judgment, carrying out what is right which can include administering punishment for the wicked. See 1557 (ekdikēsis).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and diké
exacting penalty from, avenging
NASB Translation
avenger (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1558: ἔκδικος

ἔκδικος, ἔκδικον (δίκη right, justice, penalty);

1. "without law and justice (cf. Latinexlex), unjust": Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aelian n. an. 16, 5.

2. exacting penalty from (ἐκ) one; an avenger, punisher: Romans 13:4; περί τίνος, 1 Thessalonians 4:6; (Wis. 12:12; Sir. 30:6; 4 Macc. 15:26 (29); (Plutarch, de garrul. § 14, p. 509 f.); Herodian, 7, 4, 10 (5th edition, Bekker; others)).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From ek and dike; carrying justice out, i.e. A punisher -- a (re-)venger.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK dike

Forms and Transliterations
εκδικος εκδίκος έκδικος ἔκδικος ekdikos ékdikos
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Englishman's Concordance
Romans 13:4 Adj-NMS
GRK: διάκονός ἐστιν ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν
NAS: of God, an avenger who brings wrath
KJV: of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath
INT: a servant he is an avenger for wrath

1 Thessalonians 4:6 Adj-NMS
GRK: αὐτοῦ διότι ἔκδικος Κύριος περὶ
NAS: the Lord is [the] avenger in all
KJV: that the Lord [is] the avenger of
INT: of him because avenging [is] [the] Lord concerning

Strong's Greek 1558
2 Occurrences

ἔκδικος — 2 Occ.

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