poimén: a shepherdOriginal Word: ποιμήν, ένος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (poy-mane')
Short Definition: a shepherd
Definition: a shepherd; hence met: of the feeder, protector, and ruler of a flock of men.
4166 poimḗn – properly, a shepherd ("pastor" in Latin); (figuratively) someone who the Lord raises up to care for the total well-being of His flock (the people of the Lord).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain origin
pastors (1), shepherd (13), shepherds (4).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4166: ποιμήν
ποιμήν, ποιμένος, ὁ (akin to the noun ποίᾳ, which see: (or from the root meaning 'to protect'; cf. Curtius, § 372; Fick 1:132)), from Homer down; the Sept. for רֹעֶה, a herdsman, especially a shepherd;
a. properly: Matthew 9:36; Matthew 25:32; Matthew 26:31; Mark 6:34; Mark 14:27; Luke 2:8, 15, 18, 20; John 10:2, 12; in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow, John 10:11, 14.
b. metaphorically, the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church, John 10:16; 1 Peter 2:25; Hebrews 13:20 (of the Jewish Messiah, Ezekiel 34:23); of the overseers of the Christian assemblies (A. V. pastors), Ephesians 4:11; cf. Ritschl, Entstehung der altkathol. Kirche, edition 2, p. 350f; (Hatch, Barnpron Lects. for 1880, p. 123f). (Of kings and princes we find ποιμένες λαῶν in Homer and Hesiod.) Of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively) -- shepherd, pastor.
Of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively) -- shepherd, pastor.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4166
ποιμὴν — 7 Occ.
ποιμένα — 6 Occ.
ποιμένας — 1 Occ.
ποιμένες — 3 Occ.
ποιμένων — 1 Occ.
Matthew 9:36 N-AMS
GRK: μὴ ἔχοντα ποιμένα
NAS: sheep without a shepherd.
KJV: having no shepherd.
INT: not having a shepherd
Matthew 26:31 N-AMS