4730. stenochória
Strong's Concordance
stenochória: narrowness of space, fig. difficulty
Original Word: στενοχωρία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: stenochória
Phonetic Spelling: (sten-okh-o-ree'-ah)
Definition: narrowness of space, difficulty
Usage: a narrow space, great distress, anguish.
HELPS Word-studies

4730 stenoxōría (from 4728 /stenós, "narrow, confined" and 5561 /xṓra, "space, territory, area") – properly, a narrow place; (figuratively) a difficult circumstance – which God always authorized and hence only produces a temporal sense of confinement. Through Christ's inworking of faith (4102 /pístis, "divine persuasion"), internal distress (sense of pressure, anguish) is ironically the way He shows His limitless work – in our "limitations"!

[Ro 2:9 however uses 4730 (stenoxōría) for negative confinements (inner distress), that result from living outside of God's will.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from stenos and chóros (space)
narrowness of space, fig. difficulty
NASB Translation
difficulties (1), distress (2), distresses (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4730: στενοχωρία

στενοχωρία, στενοχωρίας, (στενόχωρος), narrowness of place, a narrow space (Isaiah 8:22 (others take this as metaphorically); Thucydides, Plato, others); metaphorically, dire calamity, extreme affliction, (A. V. distress, anguish): Romans 2:9; Romans 8:35; 2 Corinthians 6:4; 2 Corinthians 12:10. (Deuteronomy 28:53, 55, 57; Sir. 10:26; (Wis. 5:3); 1 Macc. 2:53 1 Macc. 13:3; Polybius 1, 67, 1; (Artemidorus Daldianus, oeir. 3, 14); Aelian v. h. 2, 41; (others).) (Cf. Trench, § lv.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
anguish, distress.

From a compound of stenos and chora; narrowness of room, i.e. (figuratively) calamity -- anguish, distress.

see GREEK stenos

see GREEK chora

Forms and Transliterations
στένουσι στένουσιν στενοχωρια στενοχωρία στενοχωριαις στενοχωρίαις στένων στένωσις στερεοκάρδιοι stenochoria stenochoría stenochōria stenochōría stenochoriais stenochoríais stenochōriais stenochōríais
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Englishman's Concordance
Romans 2:9 N-NFS
GRK: θλίψις καὶ στενοχωρία ἐπὶ πᾶσαν
NAS: [There will be] tribulation and distress for every
KJV: Tribulation and anguish, upon every
INT: tribulation and distress on every

Romans 8:35 N-NFS
GRK: θλίψις ἢ στενοχωρία ἢ διωγμὸς
NAS: or distress, or
KJV: or distress, or
INT: tribulation or distress or persecution

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

2 Corinthians 12:10 N-DFP
GRK: διωγμοῖς καὶ στενοχωρίαις ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ
NAS: with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's
KJV: in distresses for
INT: persecutions and difficulties for Christ

Strong's Greek 4730
4 Occurrences

στενοχωρία — 2 Occ.
στενοχωρίαις — 2 Occ.

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