2937. ktisis
Strong's Concordance
ktisis: creation (the act or the product)
Original Word: κτίσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: ktisis
Phonetic Spelling: (ktis'-is)
Definition: creation (the act or the product)
Usage: (often of the founding of a city), (a) abstr: creation, (b) concr: creation, creature, institution; always of Divine work, (c) an institution, ordinance.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 2937 ktísis – properly, creation (creature) which is founded from nothing (this is also the sense of this term from Homer on); creation out of nothing (Lat ex nihilo). See 2936 (ktizō) and 2939 /ktístēs ("the Creator") for lengthy discussion on "creation-facts."

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ktizó
creation (the act or the product)
NASB Translation
created thing (1), creation (14), creature (3), institution (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2937: κτίσις

κτίσις, κτίσεως, (κτίζω), in Greek writings the act of founding, establishing, building, etc.; in the N. T. (Vulg. everywherecreatura (yet Hebrews 9:11creatio))

1. the act of creating, creation: τοῦ κόσμου, Romans 1:20.

2. equivalent to κτίσμα, creation i. e. thing created (cf. Winers Grammar, 32); used a. of individual things and beings, a creature, a creation: Romans 1:25; Hebrews 4:13; any created thing, Romans 8:39; after a rabbinical usage (by which a man converted from idolatry to Judaism was called חֲדָשָׁה בִּרִיָה (cf. Schöttgen, Horae Hebr 1:328, 704f)), καινή κτίσις is used of a man regenerated through Christ, Galatians 6:15; 2 Corinthians 5:17.

b. collectively, the sum or aggregate of created things: Revelation 3:14 (on which see ἀρχή, 3; ( κτίσις τῶν ἀνθρώπων, Teaching of the Twelve etc.

c. 16 [ET])); ὅλῃ κτίσις, Wis. 19:6; πᾶσα κτίσις, Judith 16:14; and without the article (cf. Grimm on 3 Macc. (), p. 235; (Lightfoot on Col. as below)), πᾶσα κτίσις, Colossians 1:15; 3Macc. 2:2; Judith 9:12; σωτήρ πάσης κτίσεως, Acta Thomae, p. 19 edition Thilo (sec. 10, p. 198, Tdf. edition) (see πᾶς, I. 1 c.); ἀπ' ἀρχῆς κτίσεως, Mark 10:6; Mark 13:19; 2 Peter 3:4; οὐ ταύτης τῆς κτίσεως, not of this order of created things, Hebrews 9:11; accusative to the demands of the context, of some particular kind or class of created things or beings: thus of the human race, πάσῃ τῇ κτίσει, Mark 16:15; ἐν πάσῃ (Rec. adds τῇ) κτίσει τῇ ὑπό τόν οὐρανοῦ, among men of every race, Colossians 1:23; the aggregate of irrational creatures, both animate and inanimate (what we call nature), Romans 8:19-2. (Wis. 5:17 (); ); πᾶσα κτίσις, Romans 8:22; where cf. Reiche, Philippi, Meyer, Rükert, others (Arnold in Bapt. Quart. for Apr. 1867, pp. 143-153).

3. an institution, ordinance: 1 Peter 2:13; cf. Huther at the passage ((Pindar, others.))

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
creation, creature

From ktizo; original formation (properly, the act; by implication, the thing, literally or figuratively) -- building, creation, creature, ordinance.

see GREEK ktizo

Forms and Transliterations
κτισει κτίσει κτισεως κτίσεως κτίσεώς κτισις κτίσις ktisei ktísei ktiseos ktiseōs ktíseos ktíseōs ktisis ktísis
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Mark 10:6 N-GFS
GRK: δὲ ἀρχῆς κτίσεως ἄρσεν καὶ
NAS: But from the beginning of creation, [God] MADE
KJV: the beginning of the creation God
INT: however [the] beginning of creation male and

Mark 13:19 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπ' ἀρχῆς κτίσεως ἣν ἔκτισεν
NAS: the beginning of the creation which
KJV: the beginning of the creation which
INT: from [the] beginning of creation which created

Mark 16:15 N-DFS
GRK: πάσῃ τῇ κτίσει
NAS: the gospel to all creation.
KJV: the gospel to every creature.
INT: to all the creation

Romans 1:20 N-GFS
GRK: αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ κτίσεως κόσμου τοῖς
NAS: For since the creation of the world
KJV: from the creation of the world
INT: of him from [the] creation of [the] world by the

Romans 1:25 N-DFS
GRK: ἐλάτρευσαν τῇ κτίσει παρὰ τὸν
NAS: and served the creature rather than
KJV: served the creature more than
INT: served the created thing beyond the [one]

Romans 8:19 N-GFS
GRK: ἀποκαραδοκία τῆς κτίσεως τὴν ἀποκάλυψιν
NAS: For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly
KJV: the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth
INT: earnest expectation of the creation the revelation

Romans 8:20 N-NFS
GRK: ματαιότητι ἡ κτίσις ὑπετάγη οὐχ
NAS: For the creation was subjected
KJV: For the creature was made subject
INT: futility the creation was subjected not

Romans 8:21 N-NFS
GRK: αὐτὴ ἡ κτίσις ἐλευθερωθήσεται ἀπὸ
NAS: that the creation itself also
KJV: Because the creature itself also
INT: itself the creation will be freed from

Romans 8:22 N-NFS
GRK: πᾶσα ἡ κτίσις συστενάζει καὶ
NAS: that the whole creation groans
KJV: that the whole creation groaneth and
INT: all the creation groans together and

Romans 8:39 N-NFS
GRK: οὔτε τις κτίσις ἑτέρα δυνήσεται
NAS: other created thing, will be able
KJV: other creature, shall be able
INT: nor any created thing other will be able

2 Corinthians 5:17 N-NFS
GRK: Χριστῷ καινὴ κτίσις τὰ ἀρχαῖα
NAS: [he is] a new creature; the old things
KJV: [he is] a new creature: old things
INT: Christ [he is] a new creation the old things

Galatians 6:15 N-NFS
GRK: ἀλλὰ καινὴ κτίσις
NAS: uncircumcision, but a new creation.
KJV: but a new creature.
INT: but a new creation

Colossians 1:15 N-GFS
GRK: πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως
NAS: the firstborn of all creation.
KJV: the firstborn of every creature:
INT: [the] firstborn of all creation

Colossians 1:23 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ κτίσει τῇ ὑπὸ
NAS: in all creation under
KJV: every creature which is under
INT: in all creation under

Hebrews 4:13 N-NFS
GRK: οὐκ ἔστιν κτίσις ἀφανὴς ἐνώπιον
NAS: And there is no creature hidden
KJV: is there any creature that is not manifest
INT: not there is a created thing hidden before

Hebrews 9:11 N-GFS
GRK: ταύτης τῆς κτίσεως
NAS: that is to say, not of this creation;
KJV: not of this building;
INT: of this creation

1 Peter 2:13 N-DFS
GRK: πάσῃ ἀνθρωπίνῃ κτίσει διὰ τὸν
NAS: human institution, whether
KJV: to every ordinance of man
INT: to every human institution for the sake of the

2 Peter 3:4 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπ' ἀρχῆς κτίσεως
NAS: as it was from the beginning of creation.
KJV: the beginning of the creation.
INT: from [the] beginning of [the] creation

Revelation 3:14 N-GFS
GRK: ἀρχὴ τῆς κτίσεως τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: the Beginning of the creation of God,
KJV: the beginning of the creation of God;
INT: beginning of the creation of God

Strong's Greek 2937
19 Occurrences

κτίσει — 4 Occ.
κτίσεως — 8 Occ.
κτίσις — 7 Occ.

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