3551. nomos
Strong's Concordance
nomos: that which is assigned, hence usage, law
Original Word: νόμος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: nomos
Phonetic Spelling: (nom'-os)
Definition: that which is assigned, usage, law
Usage: usage, custom, law; in NT: of law in general, plur: of divine laws; of a force or influence impelling to action; of the Mosaic law; meton: of the books which contain the law, the Pentateuch, the Old Testament scriptures in general.
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3551 nómoslaw. 3551 (nómos) is used of: a) the Law (Scripture), with emphasis on the first five books of Scripture; or b) any system of religious thinking (theology), especially when nomos occurs without the Greek definite article.

3551 /nómos ("law") then can refer to "the Law," or "law" as a general principle (or both simultaneously). The particular sense(s) of 3551 (nómos) is determined by the context.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from nemó (to parcel out)
that which is assigned, hence usage, law
NASB Translation
Law (193), laws (2), principle (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3551: νόμος

νόμος, νόμου, (νέμω to divide, distribute, apportion), in secular authors from Hesiod down, anything established, anything received by usage, a custom, usage, law; in the Sept. very often for תּורָה, also for חֻקָּה, דָּת, etc. In the N. T. a command, law; and

1. of any law whatsoever: διά ποίου νόμου; Romans 3:27; νόμος δικαιοσύνης, a law or rule producing a state approved of God, i. e. by the observance of which we are approved of God, Romans 9:31, cf. Meyer (see Weiss edition), Fritzsche, Philippi at the passage; a precept or injunction: κατά νόμον ἐντολῆς σαρκίνης, Hebrews 7:16; plural of the things prescribed by the divine will, Hebrews 8:10; Hebrews 10:16; νόμος τοῦ νως, the rule of action prescribed by reason, Romans 7:23; the mention of the divine law causes those things even which in opposition to this law impel to action, and therefore seem to have the force of a law, to be designated by the term νόμος, as ἕτερος νόμος ἐν τοῖς μέλεσί μου, a different law from that which God has given, i. e. the impulse to sin inherent in human nature, or νόμος τῆς ἁμαρτίας (genitive of author), Romans 7:23, 25; Romans 8:2, also νόμος τοῦ θανάτου, emanating from the power of death, Romans 8:2; with which is contrasted νόμος τοῦ πνεύματος, the impulse to (right) action emanating from the Spirit, ibid.

2. of the Mosaic law, and referring, according to the context, either to the volume of the law or to its contents: with the article, Matthew 5:18; Matthew 12:5; Matthew 22:36; Luke 2:27; Luke 10:26; Luke 16:17; John 1:17, 45 (); ; Acts 6:13; Acts 7:53; Acts 18:13, 15; Acts 21:20; Acts 23:3; Romans 2:13 ((bis) here L T Tr WH omit the article (also G in Romans 2:13b)), Romans 2:15, 18, 20, 23b, 26; Romans 4:15a; Romans 7:1b, 5, 14, 21 (on the right interpretation of this difficult passage cf. Knapp, Scripta varii Argumenti, ii., p. 385ff and Fritzsche, Commentary to Romans, ii., p. 57; (others take νόμος here generally, equivalent to controlling principle; see 1 above under the end and cf. Winers Grammar, 557 (578); Buttmann, § 151, 15)); Romans 8:3; 1 Corinthians 9:8; 1 Corinthians 15:56; Galatians 3:13, 24; Ephesians 2:15 (on which passage see δόγμα, 2); 1 Timothy 1:8; Hebrews 7:19, 28; Hebrews 10:1, etc.; with the addition of Μωϋσέως, Luke 2:22; John 7:23; John 8:5; Acts 13:38() (here L T Tr WH omit the article); Acts 15:5; Acts 28:23; 1 Corinthians 9:9; of κυρίου, Luke 2:39; of τοῦ Θεοῦ, (Matthew 15:6 T WH marginal reading); Romans 7:22; Romans 8:7. κατά τόν νόμον, according to the (standard or requirement of the) law, Acts 22:12; Hebrews 7:5; Hebrews 9:22. νόμος without the article (in the Epistles of Paul and James and the Epistle to the Hebrews; cf. Winers Grammar, p. 123 (117); Buttmann, 89 (78); (some interpreters contend that νόμος without the article denotes not the law of Moses but law viewed as 'a principle', 'abstract and universal'; cf. Lightfoot on Galatians 2:19; also Fresh Revision, etc., p. 99; Vaughan on Romans 2:23; especially Van Hengel on Romans 2:12; Gifford in the Speaker's Commentary on Romans, pp. 41ff. (cf. Cremer, under the word). This distinction is contrary to usage (as exhibited e. g. in Wis. 18:4; Sir. 19:17 Sir. 21:11 Sir. 31:8 Sir. 32:1 Sir. 35:15, 24 (32); ,(33); 1 Macc. 2:21; 4 Macc. 7:7, and many other examples in the Apocrypha; see Wahl, Clavis Apocrr. under the word, p. 343), and to the context in such Pauline passages as the following: Romans 2:17, 25, 27; Romans 7:1(); ; Galatians 3:17, 18, 23, 24 (cf. Romans 2:12 and Romans 3:19; Romans 5:13 and Romans 5:14); etc. It should be added, perhaps, that neither the list of passages with the article nor of those without it, as given by Prof. Grimm, claims to be complete)): Romans 2:23a, 25; Romans 3:31; Romans 4:15b; Romans 5:13; Romans 7:1a, 2a; Romans 10:4; Romans 13:10; Galatians 3: ; Galatians 5:23; 1 Timothy 1:9; Hebrews 7:12, etc.; with the addition of κυρίου, Luke 2:23 (here L has the article), (L T Tr WH add the article); of Θεοῦ, Romans 7:25; of Μωϋσέως, Hebrews 10:28; especially after prepositions, as διά νόμου, Romans 2:12; Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:21; χωρίς νόμου, without the cooperation of the law, Romans 3:21; destitute or ignorant of the law, Romans 7:9; where no law has been promulged, Romans 7:8; οἱ ἐκ νόμου, those who rule their life by the law, Jews, Romans 4:14, 16 (here all editions have the article); οἱ ἐν νόμῳ, who are in the power of the law, i. e. bound to it, Romans 3:19 (but all texts here ἐν τῷ νόμῳ); ὑπό νόμον, under dominion of the law, Romans 6:14; Galatians 3:23; Galatians 4:4, 21; Galatians 5:18; οἱ ὑπό νόμον, 1 Corinthians 9:20; δικαιοῦσθαι ἐν νόμῳ, Galatians 5:4; ἔργα νόμου (see ἔργον, under the end); ἐν νόμῳ ἁμαρτάνειν, under law, i. e. with knowledge of the law, Romans 2:12 (equivalent to ἔχοντες νόμον, cf. Romans 2:14); they to whom the Mosaic law has not been made known are said νόμον μή ἔχειν, ibid. 14; ἑαυτοῖς εἰσί νόμος, their natural knowledge of right takes the place of the Mosaic law, ibid.; νόμος ἔργων, the law demanding works, Romans 3:27; διά νόμου νόμῳ ἀπέθανον, by the law itself (when I became convinced that by keeping it I could not attain to salvation, cf. Romans 7:9-24) I became utterly estranged from the law, Galatians 2:19 (cf. Winers Grammar, 210 (197); Buttmann, § 133,12). κατά νόμον, as respects the interpretation and observance of the law, Philippians 3:5. The observance of the law is designated by the following phrases: πληροῦν νόμον, Romans 13:8; τόν νόμον Galatians 5:14; πληροῦν τό δικαίωμα τοῦ νόμου, Romans 8:4; φυλάσσειν (τόν) νόμον, Acts 21:24; Galatians 6:13; τά δικαιώματα τοῦ νόμου, Romans 2:26; πράσσειν νόμον, Romans 2:25; ποιεῖν τόν νόμον, John 7:19; Galatians 5:3; τηρεῖν, Acts 15:5, 24 (Rec.); James 2:10; τέλειν, Romans 2:27 (cf. James 2:8); (on the other hand, ἀκυρουν τόν νόμον Matthew 15:6 T WH marginal reading). νόμος is used of some particular ordinance of the Mosaic law in John 19:7; James 2:8; with a genitive of the object added, τοῦ ἀνδρός, the law enacted respecting the husband, i. e. binding the wife to her husband, Romans 7:2 where Rec.elz omit τοῦ νόμου (so νόμος τοῦ πάσχα, Numbers 9:12; τοῦ λεπροῦ, Leviticus 14:2; other examples are given in Fritzsche, Ep. ad Romans, ii., p. 9; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 30, 2 β.). Although the Jews did not make a distinction as we do between the moral, the ceremonial; the civil, precepts of the law, but thought that all should be honored and kept with the same conscientious and pious regard, yet in the N. T. not infrequently the law is so referred to as to show that the speaker or writer has his eye on the ethical part of it alone, as of primary importance and among Christians also of perpetual validity, but does not care for the ceremonial and civil portions, as being written for Jews alone: thus in Galatians 5:14; Romans 13:8, 10; Romans 2:26; Romans 7:21, 25; Matthew 5:18, and often; τά τοῦ νόμου, the precepts, moral requirements, of the law, Romans 2:14. In the Epistle of James νόμος (without the article) designates only the ethical portion of the Mosaic law, confirmed by the authority of the Christian religion: Romans 2:9-11; Romans 4:11; in the Epistle to the Hebrew, on the other hand, the ceremonial part of the law is the prominent idea.

3. of the Christian religion: νόμος πίστεως, the law demanding faith, Romans 3:27; τοῦ Χριστοῦ, the moral instruction given by Christ, especially the precept concerning love, Galatians 6:2; τῆς ἐλευθερίας (see ἐλευθερία, a.), James 1:25; James 2:12; cf. καινός νόμος τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἄνευ ζυγοῦ ἀνάγκης ὤν, the Epistle of Barnabas 2, 6 [ET] (see Harnack's note, in the place cited).

4. by metonymy νόμος, the name of the more important part (i. e. the Pentateuch), is put for the entire collection of the sacred books of the O. T.: John 7:49; John 10:34 (Psalm 81:6 ()); John 12:34 (Psalm 109:4 (); (Theod.) Daniel 2:44; Daniel 7:14); John 15:25 (Psalm 34:19 (); ()); Romans 3:19; 1 Corinthians 14:21 (Isaiah 28:11f; so 2 Macc. 2:18, where cf. Grimm); νόμος καί οἱ προφῆται, Matthew 11:13; John 1:46; Acts 13:15; Acts 24:14; Acts 28:23; Romans 3:21 (2 Macc. 15:9); equivalent to the system of morals taught in the O. T., Matthew 5:17; Matthew 7:12; Matthew 22:40; νόμος (οἱ) προφῆται καί ψαλμοί, the religious dispensation contained in the O. T., Luke 24:44 ( νόμος, οἱ προφῆται καί τά ἀλλά πατριά βιβλία, proleg. to Sir.). Paul's doctrine concerning νόμος is exhibited by (besides others) Weiss, Biblical Theol. §§ 71, 72; Pfleiderer, Paulinismus, pp. 69f. (English translation, i., p. 68f; A. Zahn, Das Gesetz Gottes nach d. Lehre u. Erfahrung d. Apestel Paulus, Halle 1876; R. Tiling, Die Paulinische Lehre vom νόμος nach d. vier Hauptbriefen, as above with Dorpat, 1878). νόμος does not occur in the following N. T. books: 2 Corinthians, Colossians, Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, Peter, Jude, John, and Revelation.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From a primary nemo (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle) -- law.

Forms and Transliterations
νόμοι νόμοις νομον νόμον νομος νόμος νομου νόμου νομους νόμους νομω νόμω νόμῳ νόμων νοσερώ όμον nomo nomō nómoi nómōi nomon nómon nomos nómos nomou nómou nomous nómous
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:17 N-AMS
GRK: καταλῦσαι τὸν νόμον ἢ τοὺς
NAS: to abolish the Law or
KJV: to destroy the law, or
INT: to abolish the law or the

Matthew 5:18 N-GMS
GRK: ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου ἕως ἂν
NAS: shall pass from the Law until
KJV: pass from the law, till all
INT: from the law until anyhow

Matthew 7:12 N-NMS
GRK: ἐστιν ὁ νόμος καὶ οἱ
NAS: you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
KJV: this is the law and the prophets.
INT: is the law and the

Matthew 11:13 N-NMS
GRK: καὶ ὁ νόμος ἕως Ἰωάννου
NAS: the prophets and the Law prophesied
KJV: and the law prophesied
INT: and the law until John

Matthew 12:5 N-DMS
GRK: ἐν τῷ νόμῳ ὅτι τοῖς
NAS: have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath
KJV: in the law, how that
INT: in the law that on the

Matthew 22:36 N-DMS
GRK: ἐν τῷ νόμῳ
NAS: is the great commandment in the Law?
KJV: commandment in the law?
INT: in the law

Matthew 22:40 N-NMS
GRK: ὅλος ὁ νόμος κρέμαται καὶ
NAS: the whole Law and the Prophets.
KJV: hang all the law and the prophets.
INT: all the law hangs and

Matthew 23:23 N-GMS
GRK: βαρύτερα τοῦ νόμου τὴν κρίσιν
NAS: the weightier provisions of the law: justice
KJV: the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment,
INT: weightier [matters] of the law justice

Luke 2:22 N-AMS
GRK: κατὰ τὸν νόμον Μωυσέως ἀνήγαγον
NAS: according to the law of Moses
KJV: according to the law of Moses
INT: according to the law of Moses they brought

Luke 2:23 N-DMS
GRK: γέγραπται ἐν νόμῳ Κυρίου ὅτι
NAS: (as it is written in the Law of the Lord,
KJV: it is written in the law of the Lord,
INT: it has been written in [the] law of [the] Lord That

Luke 2:24 N-DMS
GRK: ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Κυρίου ζεῦγος
NAS: to what was said in the Law of the Lord,
KJV: in the law of the Lord,
INT: in the law of [the] Lord A pair

Luke 2:27 N-GMS
GRK: εἰθισμένον τοῦ νόμου περὶ αὐτοῦ
NAS: out for Him the custom of the Law,
KJV: after the custom of the law,
INT: what had become customary by the law for him

Luke 2:39 N-AMS
GRK: κατὰ τὸν νόμον Κυρίου ἐπέστρεψαν
NAS: according to the Law of the Lord,
KJV: according to the law of the Lord,
INT: according to the law of [the] Lord they returned

Luke 10:26 N-DMS
GRK: Ἐν τῷ νόμῳ τί γέγραπται
NAS: is written in the Law? How
KJV: in the law? how
INT: In the law what has been written

Luke 16:16 N-NMS
GRK: νόμος καὶ οἱ
NAS: The Law and the Prophets
KJV: The law and the prophets
INT: The law and the

Luke 16:17 N-GMS
GRK: ἢ τοῦ νόμου μίαν κεραίαν
NAS: stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.
KJV: one tittle of the law to fail.
INT: than of the law one tittle

Luke 24:44 N-DMS
GRK: ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωυσέως καὶ
NAS: about Me in the Law of Moses
KJV: were written in the law of Moses, and
INT: in the law of Moses and

John 1:17 N-NMS
GRK: ὅτι ὁ νόμος διὰ Μωυσέως
NAS: For the Law was given through
KJV: For the law was given by
INT: For the law through Moses

John 1:45 N-DMS
GRK: ἐν τῷ νόμῳ καὶ οἱ
NAS: Moses in the Law and [also] the Prophets
KJV: Moses in the law, and the prophets,
INT: in the law and the

John 7:19 N-AMS
GRK: ὑμῖν τὸν νόμον καὶ οὐδεὶς
NAS: give you the Law, and [yet] none
KJV: give you the law, and [yet] none
INT: to you the law and no one

John 7:19 N-AMS
GRK: ποιεῖ τὸν νόμον τί με
NAS: of you carries out the Law? Why
KJV: you keepeth the law? Why go ye about
INT: practices the law Why me

John 7:23 N-NMS
GRK: λυθῇ ὁ νόμος Μωυσέως ἐμοὶ
NAS: so that the Law of Moses
KJV: that the law of Moses
INT: might be broken the law of Moses with me

John 7:49 N-AMS
GRK: γινώσκων τὸν νόμον ἐπάρατοί εἰσιν
NAS: which does not know the Law is accursed.
KJV: knoweth not the law are cursed.
INT: knows the law accursed are

John 7:51 N-NMS
GRK: Μὴ ὁ νόμος ἡμῶν κρίνει
NAS: Our Law does not judge a man
KJV: Doth our law judge [any] man,
INT: Not the law of us does judge

John 8:5 N-DMS
GRK: δὲ τῷ νόμῳ ἡμῖν Μωυσῆς
NAS: Now in the Law Moses commanded
KJV: Moses in the law commanded us,
INT: moreover the law us Moses

Strong's Greek 3551
196 Occurrences

νόμῳ — 32 Occ.
νόμον — 61 Occ.
νόμος — 34 Occ.
νόμου — 67 Occ.
νόμους — 2 Occ.

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