4202. porneia
Strong's Concordance
porneia: fornication
Original Word: πορνεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: porneia
Phonetic Spelling: (por-ni'-ah)
Definition: fornication
Usage: fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry.
HELPS Word-studies

4202 porneía (the root of the English terms "pornography, pornographic"; cf. 4205 /pórnos) which is derived from pernaō, "to sell off") – properly, a selling off (surrendering) of sexual purity; promiscuity of any (every) type.

[See also the contrasting term, 3430 /moixeía ("marital unfaithfulness").]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from porneuó
NASB Translation
fornication (4), fornications (2), immoralities (1), immorality (16), sexual immorality (1), unchastity (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4202: πορνεία

πορνεία, πορνείας, (πορνεύω), the Sept. for תַּזְנוּת, זְנוּת, זְנוּנִים, fornication (Vulg.fornicatio (and (Revelation 19:2)prostitutio)); used a. properly, of illicit sexual intercourse in general (Demosthenes, 403, 27; 433, 25): Acts 15:20, 29; Acts 21:25 (that this meaning must be adopted in these passages will surprise no one who has learned from 1 Corinthians 6:12ff how leniently converts from among the heathen regarded this vice and how lightly they indulged in it; accordingly, all other interpretations of the term, such as of marriages within the prohibited degrees and the like, are to be rejected); Romans 1:29 Rec.; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:13, 18; 1 Corinthians 7:2; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Revelation 9:21; it is distinguished from μοιχεία in Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:21; and Galatians 5:19 Rec.; used of adultery ((cf. Hosea 2:2 (4), etc.)), Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9.

b. In accordance with a form of speech common in the O. T. and among the Jews which represents the close relationship existing between Jehovah and his people under the figure of a marriage (cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, i., p. 422{a} following), πορνεία is used metaphorically of the worship of idols: Revelation 14:8; Revelation 17:2, 4; Revelation 18:3; Revelation 19:2; ἡμεῖς ἐκ πορνείας οὐ γεγεννήμεθα (we are not of a people given to idolatry), ἕνα πατέρα ἔχομεν τόν Θεόν, John 8:41 (ἄθεος μέν ἄγονος, πολύθεος δέ ἐκ πόρνης, τυφλωττων περί τόν ἀληθῆ πατέρα καί διά τοῦτο πολλούς ἀνθ' ἑνός γονεῖς αἰνιττόμενος, Philo de mig. Abr. § 12; τέκνα πορνείας, of idolaters, Hosea 1:2; (but in John, the passage cited others understand physical descent to be spoken of (cf. Meyer))); of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols, Revelation 2:21.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From porneuo; harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively, idolatry -- fornication.

see GREEK porneuo

Forms and Transliterations
πορνεια πορνεία πορνείᾳ πορνειαι πορνείαι πορνεῖαι πορνείαις πορνειαν πορνείαν πορνειας πορνείας πορνείόν porneia porneía porneiai porneíāi porneîai porneian porneían porneias porneías
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:32 N-GFS
GRK: παρεκτὸς λόγου πορνείας ποιεῖ αὐτὴν
NAS: for [the] reason of unchastity, makes
KJV: for the cause of fornication, causeth
INT: except on account of sexual immorality causes her

Matthew 15:19 N-NFP
GRK: φόνοι μοιχεῖαι πορνεῖαι κλοπαί ψευδομαρτυρίαι
NAS: adulteries, fornications, thefts,
KJV: adulteries, fornications, thefts,
INT: murders adulteries sexual immorality thefts false witnessings

Matthew 19:9 N-DFS
GRK: μὴ ἐπὶ πορνείᾳ καὶ γαμήσῃ
NAS: except for immorality, and marries
KJV: [it be] for fornication, and
INT: except for sexual immorality and shall marry

Mark 7:21 N-NFP
GRK: κακοὶ ἐκπορεύονται πορνεῖαι κλοπαί φόνοι
NAS: thoughts, fornications, thefts,
KJV: adulteries, fornications, murders,
INT: evil go forth sexual immorality thefts murders

John 8:41 N-GFS
GRK: Ἡμεῖς ἐκ πορνείας οὐ γεγεννήμεθα
NAS: to Him, We were not born of fornication; we have
KJV: born of fornication; we have one
INT: We of sexual immorality not have been born

Acts 15:20 N-GFS
GRK: καὶ τῆς πορνείας καὶ τοῦ
NAS: by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled
KJV: and [from] fornication, and
INT: and sexual immorality and that

Acts 15:29 N-GFS
GRK: πνικτῶν καὶ πορνείας ἐξ ὧν
NAS: and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep
KJV: and from fornication: from
INT: from what is strangled and from sexual immorality from which

Acts 21:25 N-AFS
GRK: πνικτὸν καὶ πορνείαν
NAS: and from what is strangled and from fornication.
KJV: from strangled, and from fornication.
INT: what is strangled and sexual immorality

1 Corinthians 5:1 N-NFS
GRK: ἐν ὑμῖν πορνεία καὶ τοιαύτη
NAS: reported that there is immorality among
KJV: commonly [that there is] fornication among
INT: among you sexual immorality and such

1 Corinthians 5:1 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ τοιαύτη πορνεία ἥτις οὐδὲ
NAS: among you, and immorality of such a kind
KJV: and such fornication as is
INT: and such sexual immorality which not even

1 Corinthians 6:13 N-DFS
GRK: οὐ τῇ πορνείᾳ ἀλλὰ τῷ
NAS: the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord,
KJV: [is] not for fornication, but
INT: not for sexual immorality but for the

1 Corinthians 6:18 N-AFS
GRK: φεύγετε τὴν πορνείαν πᾶν ἁμάρτημα
NAS: Flee immorality. Every [other] sin
KJV: Flee fornication. Every sin
INT: Flee sexual immorality Every sin

1 Corinthians 7:2 N-AFP
GRK: δὲ τὰς πορνείας ἕκαστος τὴν
NAS: But because of immoralities, each man
KJV: Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let
INT: however sexual immorality each one

2 Corinthians 12:21 N-DFS
GRK: ἀκαθαρσίᾳ καὶ πορνείᾳ καὶ ἀσελγείᾳ
NAS: of the impurity, immorality and sensuality
KJV: and fornication and
INT: uncleanness and sexual immorality and sensuality

Galatians 5:19 N-NFS
GRK: ἅτινά ἐστιν πορνεία ἀκαθαρσία ἀσέλγεια
NAS: which are: immorality, impurity,
KJV: [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
INT: which are sexual immorality impurity sensuality

Ephesians 5:3 N-NFS
GRK: Πορνεία δὲ καὶ
NAS: But immorality or any
KJV: But fornication, and all
INT: sexual immorality hoewever and

Colossians 3:5 N-AFS
GRK: τῆς γῆς πορνείαν ἀκαθαρσίαν πάθος
NAS: body as dead to immorality, impurity,
KJV: the earth; fornication, uncleanness,
INT: the earth sexual immorality uncleanness passion

1 Thessalonians 4:3 N-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ τῆς πορνείας
NAS: [that is], that you abstain from sexual immorality;
KJV: should abstain from fornication:
INT: from sexual immorality

Revelation 2:21 N-GFS
GRK: ἐκ τῆς πορνείας αὐτῆς
NAS: to repent of her immorality.
KJV: of her fornication; and she repented
INT: of the sexual immorality of her

Revelation 9:21 N-GFS
GRK: ἐκ τῆς πορνείας αὐτῶν οὔτε
NAS: nor of their immorality nor
KJV: of their fornication, nor of
INT: of the sexual immorality of them nor

Revelation 14:8 N-GFS
GRK: θυμοῦ τῆς πορνείας αὐτῆς πεπότικεν
NAS: of the passion of her immorality.
KJV: of the wrath of her fornication.
INT: fury of the immorality of her she has given to drink

Revelation 17:2 N-GFS
GRK: οἴνου τῆς πορνείας αὐτῆς
NAS: with the wine of her immorality.
KJV: the wine of her fornication.
INT: wine of the sexual immorality of her

Revelation 17:4 N-GFS
GRK: ἀκάθαρτα τῆς πορνείας αὐτῆς
NAS: and of the unclean things of her immorality,
KJV: filthiness of her fornication:
INT: uncleanness of the sexual immorality of her

Revelation 18:3 N-GFS
GRK: θυμοῦ τῆς πορνείας αὐτῆς πέπωκαν
NAS: of the passion of her immorality, and the kings
KJV: of her fornication, and
INT: fury of the sexual immorality of her have drunk

Revelation 19:2 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ πορνείᾳ αὐτῆς καὶ
NAS: the earth with her immorality, and HE HAS AVENGED
KJV: with her fornication, and hath avenged
INT: with the sexual immorality of her and

Strong's Greek 4202
25 Occurrences

πορνείᾳ — 8 Occ.
πορνεῖαι — 2 Occ.
πορνείαν — 3 Occ.
πορνείας — 12 Occ.

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