318. anagké
Strong's Concordance
anagké: necessity
Original Word: ἀνάγκη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: anagké
Phonetic Spelling: (an-ang-kay')
Definition: necessity
Usage: necessity, constraint, compulsion; there is need to; force, violence.
HELPS Word-studies

318 anágkē (perhaps cognate with 43 /agkálē, "arm," which is derived from angkos, "a bent/uplifted arm poised to meet a pressing need") – necessity; a compelling need requiring immediate action, i.e. in a pressing situation.

318 /anágkē ("a necessity") calls for timely help, i.e. strong force needed to accomplish something compulsory (absolutely required). This kind of situation is typically brought on by great pain or distress (so Diod., LXX, Abbott-Smith).

["In classical Greek many words take their stem from anank-. The verb anankazō denotes the outward influence or pressure exerted by someone upon another. . . . At times there is implied in anankazō the idea of 'force,' thus it can even mean 'to torture' someone" (Liddell-Scott).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ana and agchó (to compress, press tight)
NASB Translation
compulsion (3), constraint (1), distress (3), distresses (1), hardships (1), inevitable (1), necessary (2), necessity (3), need (2), obliged* (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 318: ἀνάγκη

ἀνάγκη, (ης, ;

1. necessity, imposed either by the external condition of things, or by the law of duty, regard to one's advantage, custom, argument: κατ' ἀνάγκην perforce (opposed to κατά ἑκούσιον), Philemon 1:14; ἐξ ἀνάγκης of necessity, compelled, 2 Corinthians 9:7; Hebrews 7:12 (necessarily); ἔχω ἀνάγκην I have (am compelled by) necessity, (also in Greek writings): 1 Corinthians 7:37; Hebrews 7:27; followed by an infinitive, Luke 14:18; Luke 23:17 R L brackets; Jude 1:3; ἀν. μοι ἐπίκειται necessity is laid upon me, 1 Corinthians 9:16; ἀνάγκη (equivalent to ἀναγκαῖον ἐστι) followed by an infinitive: Matthew 18:7; Romans 13:5; Hebrews 9:16, 23 (also in Greek writings).

2. in a sense rare in the classics (Diodorus 4, 43), but very common in Hellenistic writings (also in Josephus, b. j. 5, 13, 7, etc.; see Winers Grammar, 30), calamity, distress, straits: Luke 21:23; 1 Corinthians 7:26; 1 Thessalonians 3:7; plural ἐν ἀνάγκαις, 2 Corinthians 6:4; 2 Corinthians 12:10.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
distress, necessity.

From ana and the base of agkale; constraint (literally or figuratively); by implication, distress -- distress, must needs, (of) necessity(-sary), needeth, needful.

see GREEK ana

see GREEK agkale

Forms and Transliterations
ανάγκαι αναγκαις ανάγκαις ἀνάγκαις ανάγκας αναγκη ανάγκη ἀνάγκη ἀνάγκῃ αναγκην ανάγκην ἀνάγκην αναγκης ανάγκης ἀνάγκης αναγκών anankais anánkais ananke anankē anánke anánkē anánkei anánkēi ananken anankēn anánken anánkēn anankes anankēs anánkes anánkēs
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 18:7 N-NFS
GRK: τῶν σκανδάλων ἀνάγκη γὰρ ἐλθεῖν
NAS: blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks
KJV: for it must needs be
INT: the temptations to sin for necessary [is] indeed to come

Luke 14:18 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ ἔχω ἀνάγκην ἐξελθὼν ἰδεῖν
NAS: a piece of land and I need to go
KJV: and I must needs go and
INT: and I have need going out to see

Luke 21:23 N-NFS
GRK: ἔσται γὰρ ἀνάγκη μεγάλη ἐπὶ
NAS: for there will be great distress upon the land
KJV: great distress in
INT: there will be indeed distress great upon

Luke 23:17 Noun-AFS
GRK: ἀνάγκην δέ εἶχεν
KJV: (For of necessity he must
INT: of necessity now he had

Romans 13:5 N-NFS
GRK: διὸ ἀνάγκη ὑποτάσσεσθαι οὐ
NAS: Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection,
KJV: Wherefore [ye] must needs be subject,
INT: Therefore necessary [it is] to be subject not

1 Corinthians 7:26 N-AFS
GRK: τὴν ἐνεστῶσαν ἀνάγκην ὅτι καλὸν
NAS: of the present distress, that it is good
KJV: the present distress, [I say], that
INT: the present necessity that [it is] good

1 Corinthians 7:37 N-AFS
GRK: μὴ ἔχων ἀνάγκην ἐξουσίαν δὲ
NAS: under no constraint, but has authority
KJV: having no necessity, but hath
INT: not having necessity authority moreover

1 Corinthians 9:16 N-NFS
GRK: μοι καύχημα ἀνάγκη γάρ μοι
NAS: of, for I am under compulsion; for woe
KJV: for necessity is laid upon
INT: to me boasting for necessity indeed me

2 Corinthians 6:4 N-DFP
GRK: θλίψεσιν ἐν ἀνάγκαις ἐν στενοχωρίαις
NAS: in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
KJV: in necessities, in
INT: tribulations in hardships in distresses

2 Corinthians 9:7 N-GFS
GRK: ἢ ἐξ ἀνάγκης ἱλαρὸν γὰρ
NAS: or under compulsion, for God loves
KJV: or of necessity: for God
INT: or of necessity a cheerful indeed

2 Corinthians 12:10 N-DFP
GRK: ὕβρεσιν ἐν ἀνάγκαις ἐν διωγμοῖς
NAS: with insults, with distresses, with persecutions,
KJV: in necessities, in
INT: insults in hardships in persecutions

1 Thessalonians 3:7 N-DFS
GRK: πάσῃ τῇ ἀνάγκῃ καὶ θλίψει
NAS: in all our distress and affliction
KJV: affliction and distress by your
INT: all the distress and tribulation

Philemon 1:14 N-AFS
GRK: ὡς κατὰ ἀνάγκην τὸ ἀγαθόν
NAS: would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.
KJV: it were of necessity, but
INT: as effect of necessity the good

Hebrews 7:12 N-GFS
GRK: ἱερωσύνης ἐξ ἀνάγκης καὶ νόμου
NAS: is changed, of necessity there takes place
KJV: of necessity a change
INT: priesthood from necessity also of law

Hebrews 7:27 N-AFS
GRK: καθ' ἡμέραν ἀνάγκην ὥσπερ οἱ
NAS: who does not need daily, like
INT: every day necessity as the

Hebrews 9:16 N-NFS
GRK: διαθήκη θάνατον ἀνάγκη φέρεσθαι τοῦ
NAS: a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death
KJV: a testament [is], there must also of necessity be
INT: [there is] a will [the] death [is] necessary to bring in of the [one]

Hebrews 9:23 N-NFS
GRK: Ἀνάγκη οὖν τὰ
NAS: Therefore it was necessary for the copies
KJV: [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns
INT: [It was] necessary then [for] the

Jude 1:3 N-AFS
GRK: ἡμῶν σωτηρίας ἀνάγκην ἔσχον γράψαι
NAS: I felt the necessity to write
KJV: it was needful for me
INT: of us salvation necessity I had to write

Strong's Greek 318
18 Occurrences

ἀνάγκαις — 2 Occ.
ἀνάγκη — 7 Occ.
ἀνάγκην — 7 Occ.
ἀνάγκης — 2 Occ.

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