2842. koinónia
Strong's Concordance
koinónia: fellowship
Original Word: κοινωνία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: koinónia
Phonetic Spelling: (koy-nohn-ee'-ah)
Definition: fellowship
Usage: (lit: partnership) (a) contributory help, participation, (b) sharing in, communion, (c) spiritual fellowship, a fellowship in the spirit.
HELPS Word-studies

2842 koinōnía (a feminine noun) – properly, what is shared in common as the basis of fellowship (partnership, community).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from koinónos
NASB Translation
contribution (2), fellowship (12), participation (2), sharing (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2842: κοινωνία

κοινωνία, κοινωνίας, (κοινωνός), fellowship, association, community, communion, joint participation, contact; in the N. T. as in classical Greek

1. the share which one has in anything, participation; with the genitive of the thing in which he shares: πνεύματος, Philippians 2:1; τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος, 2 Corinthians 13:13 (14); τῶν παθημάτων τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Philippians 3:10; τῆς πίστεως, Philemon 1:6 (cf. Lightfoot); τοῦ ἱματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ, i. e. in the benefits of Christ's death, 1 Corinthians 10:16 (cf. Meyer at the passage); τοῦ σώματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ in the (mystical) body of Christ or the church, ibid.; τῆς διακονίας, 2 Corinthians 8:4; τοῦ μυστηρίου, Ephesians 3:9 Rec. εἰς κοινωνίαν τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ, to obtain fellowship in the dignity and blessings of the Son of God, 1 Corinthians 1:9, where cf. Meyer.

2. contact, fellowship, intimacy: δεξιά κοινωνίας, the right hand as the sign and pledge of fellowship (in fulfilling the apostolic office), Galatians 2:9 (where see Lightfoot); τίς κοινωνία φωτί πρός σκότος; what in common has light with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14 (τίς οὖν κοινωνία πρός Ἀπολλωνα τῷ μηδέν οἰκεῖον ἐπιτετηδευκοτι, Philo, leg. ad Gaium § 14 at the end; εἰ δέ τίς ἐστι κοινωνία πρός Θεούς ἡμῖν, Stobaeus, serm. 28 (i. p. 87, Gaisf. edition)); used of the intimate bond of fellowship which unites Christians: absolutely, Acts 2:42; with εἰς τό εὐαγγέλιον added, Philippians 1:5; κοινωνίαν ἔχειν μεθ' ἡμῶν, μετ' ἀλλήλων, 1 John 1:3, 7; of the fellowship of Christians with God and Christ, μετά τοῦ πατρός καί μετά τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ, 1 John 1:3, 6, (which fellowship, according to John's teaching, consists in the fact that Christians are partakers in common of the same mind as God and Christ, and of the blessings arising therefrom). By a use unknown to secular authors κοινωνία in the N. T. denotes:

3. a benefaction jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, as exhibiting an embodiment and proof of fellowship (cf. Grimm, Exeget. Hdbch. on Wisd. 8:18, p. 176): 2 Corinthians 8:4; εἰς τινα, for the benefit of one, 2 Corinthians 9:13; ποιεῖσθαι κοινωνία (to make a contribution) εἰς τινα, Romans 15:26; joined with εὐποιΐα, Hebrews 13:16. (Cf. Buttmann, § 132, 8.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
fellowship; contribution

From koinonos; partnership, i.e. (literally) participation, or (social) intercourse, or (pecuniary) benefaction -- (to) communicate(-ation), communion, (contri-)distribution, fellowship.

see GREEK koinonos

Forms and Transliterations
κοινωνια κοινωνία κοινωνίᾳ κοινωνιαν κοινωνίαν κοινωνιας κοινωνίας koinonia koinonía koinōnia koinōnía koinoníāi koinōníāi koinonian koinonían koinōnian koinōnían koinonias koinonías koinōnias koinōnías
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Acts 2:42 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ τῇ κοινωνίᾳ τῇ κλάσει
NAS: teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking
KJV: and fellowship, and
INT: and in fellowship the breaking

Romans 15:26 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ Ἀχαία κοινωνίαν τινὰ ποιήσασθαι
NAS: to make a contribution for the poor
KJV: a certain contribution for
INT: and Achaia a contribution certain to make

1 Corinthians 1:9 N-AFS
GRK: ἐκλήθητε εἰς κοινωνίαν τοῦ υἱοῦ
NAS: you were called into fellowship with His Son,
KJV: unto the fellowship of his
INT: you were called into fellowship of the Son

1 Corinthians 10:16 N-NFS
GRK: εὐλογοῦμεν οὐχὶ κοινωνία ἐστὶν τοῦ
NAS: we bless a sharing in the blood
KJV: not the communion of the blood
INT: we bless not fellowship is it of the

1 Corinthians 10:16 N-NFS
GRK: κλῶμεν οὐχὶ κοινωνία τοῦ σώματος
NAS: we break a sharing in the body
KJV: not the communion of the body
INT: we break not fellowship of the body

2 Corinthians 6:14 N-NFS
GRK: ἢ τίς κοινωνία φωτὶ πρὸς
NAS: what fellowship has light
KJV: and what communion hath light with
INT: or what fellowship light with

2 Corinthians 8:4 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ τὴν κοινωνίαν τῆς διακονίας
NAS: for the favor of participation in the support
KJV: and [take upon us] the fellowship of the ministering
INT: and the fellowship of the service

2 Corinthians 9:13 N-GFS
GRK: ἁπλότητι τῆς κοινωνίας εἰς αὐτοὺς
NAS: and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,
KJV: for [your] liberal distribution unto
INT: generousity of the participation toward them

2 Corinthians 13:14 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ κοινωνία τοῦ ἁγίου
KJV: and the communion of the Holy
INT: and the fellowship of the Holy

Galatians 2:9 N-GFS
GRK: καὶ Βαρνάβᾳ κοινωνίας ἵνα ἡμεῖς
NAS: the right hand of fellowship, so
KJV: the right hands of fellowship; that
INT: and Barnabas of fellowship that we [should go]

Philippians 1:5 N-DFS
GRK: ἐπὶ τῇ κοινωνίᾳ ὑμῶν εἰς
NAS: in view of your participation in the gospel
KJV: For your fellowship in the gospel
INT: for the partnership of you in

Philippians 2:1 N-NFS
GRK: εἴ τις κοινωνία πνεύματος εἴ
NAS: there is any fellowship of the Spirit,
KJV: if any fellowship of the Spirit,
INT: if any fellowship of [the] Spirit if

Philippians 3:10 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ τὴν κοινωνίαν τῶν παθημάτων
NAS: of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings,
KJV: and the fellowship of his
INT: and the fellowship of the sufferings

Philemon 1:6 N-NFS
GRK: ὅπως ἡ κοινωνία τῆς πίστεώς
NAS: [and I pray] that the fellowship of your faith
KJV: That the communication of thy faith
INT: so that the fellowship of the faith

Hebrews 13:16 N-GFS
GRK: εὐποιίας καὶ κοινωνίας μὴ ἐπιλανθάνεσθε
NAS: doing good and sharing, for with such
KJV: and to communicate forget
INT: [the] good and of sharing not be forgetful

1 John 1:3 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ ὑμεῖς κοινωνίαν ἔχητε μεθ'
NAS: may have fellowship with us; and indeed
KJV: also may have fellowship with us:
INT: also you fellowship might have with

1 John 1:3 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ κοινωνία δὲ ἡ
NAS: with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father,
KJV: truly our fellowship [is] with
INT: and the fellowship indeed

1 John 1:6 N-AFS
GRK: εἴπωμεν ὅτι κοινωνίαν ἔχομεν μετ'
NAS: that we have fellowship with Him and [yet] walk
KJV: that we have fellowship with him,
INT: we should say that fellowship we have with

1 John 1:7 N-AFS
GRK: τῷ φωτί κοινωνίαν ἔχομεν μετ'
NAS: we have fellowship with one another,
KJV: we have fellowship one with another,
INT: the light fellowship we have with

Strong's Greek 2842
19 Occurrences

κοινωνίᾳ — 9 Occ.
κοινωνίαν — 7 Occ.
κοινωνίας — 3 Occ.

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