2818. kléronomos
Strong's Concordance
kléronomos: an heir
Original Word: κληρονόμος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kléronomos
Phonetic Spelling: (klay-ron-om'-os)
Definition: an heir
Usage: an heir, an inheritor.
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2818 klēronómos (a masculine noun derived from 2819 /klḗros, "lot" and nemō, "to distribute, allot") – an heir; someone who inherits.

[In ancient times, inheritance was often determined by casting lots (such as with land disposition). This practice was attested even in secular life by Herodotus (2:109), Plato (Lg.74), etc.

Lot-casting determined land allotments (distribution) related to inheritance, as well as to "title-deeds, legacy, inheritance, heritable estate" (LS).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kléros and the same as nomos
an heir
NASB Translation
heir (8), heirs (7).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2818: κληρονόμος

κληρονόμος, κληρονόμου, (κλῆρος, and νέμομαι, to possess), properly, one who receives by lot; hence,

1. an heir (in Greek writings from Plato down);

a. properly: Matthew 21:38; Mark 12:7; Luke 20:14; Galatians 4:1.

b. in Messianic usage, one who receives his allotted possession by right of sonship: so of Christ, as κληρονόμος πάντων, all things being subjected to his sway, Hebrews 1:2; of Christians, as exalted by faith to the dignity of sons of Abraham and so of sons cf God, and hence, to receive the blessings of God's kingdom promised to Abraham: absolutely, Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:29; with τοῦ Θεοῦ added, i. e. of God's possessions, equivalent to τῆς δόξης (see δόξα, III. 4 b.), Romans 8:17; Θεοῦ διά Χριστοῦ, by the favor of Christ (inasmuch as through him we have obtained υἱοθεσία), Galatians 4:7 Rec., for which L T Tr WH read διά Θεοῦ (see διά, A. III. 1) (cf. C. F. A. Fritzsche in Fritzschiorum opuscc., p. 148 (who advocates the Rec. as that reading in which the others probably originated (but cf. Meyer, in the place cited; WH in loc.))); τοῦ κόσμου, of government over the world, Romans 4:13f; ζωῆς: αἰωνίου, Titus 3:7; τῆς βασιλείας, James 2:5.

2. the idea of inheritance having disappeared, one who has acquired or obtained the portion allotted him: with the genitive of the tiring, Hebrews 6:17; Hebrews 11:7; τοῦ σκότους, used of the devil, Ev. Nicod. c. 20 (or Descens. Chr. ad Inferos 4,1). (The Sept. four times for יורֵשׁ: Judges 18:7; 2 Samuel 14:7; Jeremiah 8:10; Micah 1:15.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From kleros and the base of nomos (in its original sense of partitioning, i.e. (reflexively) getting by apportionment); a sharer by lot, i.e. Inheritor (literally or figuratively); by implication, a possessor -- heir.

see GREEK kleros

see GREEK nomos

Forms and Transliterations
κληρονομοι κληρονόμοι κληρονομοις κληρονόμοις κληρονομον κληρονόμον κληρονομος κληρονόμος κληρονομους κληρονόμους kleronomoi kleronómoi klēronomoi klēronómoi kleronomois kleronómois klēronomois klēronómois kleronomon kleronómon klēronomon klēronómon kleronomos kleronómos klēronomos klēronómos kleronomous kleronómous klēronomous klēronómous
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 21:38 N-NMS
GRK: ἐστιν ὁ κληρονόμος δεῦτε ἀποκτείνωμεν
NAS: This is the heir; come,
KJV: This is the heir; come, let us kill
INT: is the heir come let us kill

Mark 12:7 N-NMS
GRK: ἐστιν ὁ κληρονόμος δεῦτε ἀποκτείνωμεν
NAS: This is the heir; come,
KJV: This is the heir; come, let us kill
INT: is the heir come let us kill

Luke 20:14 N-NMS
GRK: ἐστιν ὁ κληρονόμος ἀποκτείνωμεν αὐτόν
NAS: This is the heir; let us kill
KJV: This is the heir: come, let us kill
INT: is the heir let us kill him

Romans 4:13 N-AMS
GRK: αὐτοῦ τὸ κληρονόμον αὐτὸν εἶναι
NAS: to his descendants that he would be heir of the world
KJV: the heir of the world,
INT: of him that heir he should be

Romans 4:14 N-NMP
GRK: ἐκ νόμου κληρονόμοι κεκένωται ἡ
NAS: who are of the Law are heirs, faith
KJV: the law [be] heirs, faith
INT: of law [be] heirs has been made void the

Romans 8:17 N-NMP
GRK: τέκνα καὶ κληρονόμοι κληρονόμοι μὲν
NAS: and if children, heirs also, heirs
KJV: children, then heirs; heirs of God,
INT: children also heirs heirs indeed

Romans 8:17 N-NMP
GRK: καὶ κληρονόμοι κληρονόμοι μὲν θεοῦ
NAS: also, heirs of God
KJV: then heirs; heirs of God, and
INT: also heirs heirs indeed of God

Galatians 3:29 N-NMP
GRK: κατ' ἐπαγγελίαν κληρονόμοι
NAS: descendants, heirs according
KJV: and heirs according
INT: according to [the] promise heirs

Galatians 4:1 N-NMS
GRK: χρόνον ὁ κληρονόμος νήπιός ἐστιν
NAS: as long as the heir is a child,
KJV: I say, [That] the heir, as long as
INT: time the heir a child is

Galatians 4:7 N-NMS
GRK: υἱός καὶ κληρονόμος διὰ θεοῦ
NAS: a son, then an heir through God.
KJV: a son, then an heir of God through
INT: son also heir through God

Titus 3:7 N-NMP
GRK: ἐκείνου χάριτι κληρονόμοι γενηθῶμεν κατ'
NAS: we would be made heirs according
KJV: we should be made heirs according to
INT: by that grace heirs we should become according to

Hebrews 1:2 N-AMS
GRK: ὃν ἔθηκεν κληρονόμον πάντων δι'
NAS: He appointed heir of all things,
KJV: he hath appointed heir of all things,
INT: whom he appointed heir of all things by

Hebrews 6:17 N-DMP
GRK: ἐπιδεῖξαι τοῖς κληρονόμοις τῆς ἐπαγγελίας
NAS: to show to the heirs of the promise
KJV: to shew unto the heirs of promise
INT: to show to the heirs of the promise

Hebrews 11:7 N-NMS
GRK: δικαιοσύνης ἐγένετο κληρονόμος
NAS: and became an heir of the righteousness
KJV: became heir of the righteousness
INT: righteousness became heir

James 2:5 N-AMP
GRK: πίστει καὶ κληρονόμους τῆς βασιλείας
NAS: in faith and heirs of the kingdom
KJV: faith, and heirs of the kingdom which
INT: faith and heirs of the kingdom

Strong's Greek 2818
15 Occurrences

κληρονόμοι — 5 Occ.
κληρονόμοις — 1 Occ.
κληρονόμον — 2 Occ.
κληρονόμος — 6 Occ.
κληρονόμους — 1 Occ.

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