2217. zophos
Strong's Concordance
zophos: deep gloom
Original Word: ζόφος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: zophos
Phonetic Spelling: (dzof'-os)
Definition: deep gloom
Usage: darkness, murkiness, gloom.
HELPS Word-studies

2217 zóphos – murky, appalling gloom, referring to darkness so dense and foreboding it is "felt"; (figuratively) apocalyptic, gloomy darkness associated with the nether world (BAGD) bringing its indescribable despair (incredible gloom).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
akin to gnophos
deep gloom
NASB Translation
black (2), darkness (2), gloom (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2217: ζόφος

ζόφος, ζόφου, (akin to γνόφος, δνόφος, νέφος, κνέφας, see Alexander Buttmann (1873) Lexil. ii., p. 266 (Fishlake's translation, p. 378); cf. Curtius, p. 706), darkness, blackness: Hebrews 12:18 L T Tr WH; as in Homer Iliad 15, 191; 21, 56, etc., used of the darkness of the nether world (cf. Grimm on Wis. 17:14), 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; ζόφος τοῦ σκότους (cf. חֹשֶׁך־אֲפֵלָה, Exodus 10:22), the blackness of (i. e. the densest) darkness, 2 Peter 2:17; Jude 1:13. (Cf. Trench, § c.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
blackness, darkness, mist.

Akin to the base of nephos; gloom (as shrouding like a cloud) -- blackness, darkness, mist.

see GREEK nephos

Forms and Transliterations
ζοφον ζόφον ζοφος ζόφος ζοφου ζόφου ζοφω ζόφῳ zopho zophō zóphoi zóphōi zophon zóphon zophos zóphos zophou zóphou
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Hebrews 12:18 N-DMS
GRK: γνόφῳ καὶ ζόφῳ καὶ θυέλλῃ
NAS: and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind,
INT: to obscurity and to darkness and to storm

2 Peter 2:4 N-GMS
GRK: ἀλλὰ σειραῖς ζόφου ταρταρώσας παρέδωκεν
NAS: them to pits of darkness, reserved
KJV: [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved
INT: but to chains of darkness having cast [them] to the deepest abyss delivered [them]

2 Peter 2:17 N-NMS
GRK: οἷς ὁ ζόφος τοῦ σκότους
NAS: for whom the black darkness
KJV: to whom the mist of darkness
INT: to whom the gloom of darkness

Jude 1:6 N-AMS
GRK: ἀϊδίοις ὑπὸ ζόφον τετήρηκεν
NAS: under darkness for the judgment
KJV: under darkness unto
INT: eternal under darkness he keeps

Jude 1:13 N-NMS
GRK: οἷς ὁ ζόφος τοῦ σκότους
NAS: for whom the black darkness
KJV: is reserved the blackness of darkness
INT: to whom the gloom of darkness

Strong's Greek 2217
5 Occurrences

ζόφῳ — 1 Occ.
ζόφον — 1 Occ.
ζόφος — 2 Occ.
ζόφου — 1 Occ.

Top of Page
Top of Page