476. antidikos
Strong's Concordance
antidikos: an opponent, adversary
Original Word: ἀντίδικος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: antidikos
Phonetic Spelling: (an-tid'-ee-kos)
Definition: an opponent, adversary
Usage: an opponent (at law), an adversary.
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476 antídikos (from 473 /antí, "against, off-set" and 1349 /díkē, "justice, a judge") – properly, a prosecuting attorney arguing a case-at-law; an "opponent at law" (TDNT).

476 /antídikos ("an accuser, adversary") brings formal charges, i.e. as they are binding to exact penalty. Satan acts as such an adversary, bringing the "(law)suit" of darkness against believers for their eternal damnation (cf. 1 Pet 5:8). Offsetting this is the perfect sacrifice of Christ (Jn 19:30)!

[476 (antídikos) is "an adversary in a lawsuit," from anti/"against," and dīkē/"a lawsuit," WS, 319.

476 (antidikos) is a technical legal term used in antiquity of an adversary in a courtroom, i.e. someone seeking official (formal, binding) damages.

The papyri (Pl Phdr 237) used 476 (antídikos) of an opponent in a law suit.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from anti and diké
an opponent, adversary
NASB Translation
adversary (1), opponent (3), opponent at law (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 476: ἀντίδικος

ἀντίδικος, ἀντίδικον (δίκη); as a substantive ἀντίδικος a. an opponent in a suit at law: Matthew 5:25; Luke 12:58; Luke 18:3 (Xenophon, Plato, often in the Attic orators).

b. universally, an adversavy, enemy (Aesehyl. Ag. 41; Sir. 33:9; 1 Samuel 2:10; Isaiah 41:11, etc.): 1 Peter 5:8 (unless we prefer to regard the devil as here called ἀντίδικος because he accuses men before God).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From anti and dike; an opponent (in a lawsuit); specially, Satan (as the arch-enemy) -- adversary.

see GREEK anti

see GREEK dike

Forms and Transliterations
αντίδικοί αντιδίκοις αντίδικον αντίδικόν αντιδικος αντίδικος ἀντίδικος αντιδικου αντιδίκου ἀντιδίκου αντιδίκους αντιδικω αντιδίκω ἀντιδίκῳ αντίζηλον αντίζηλος antidiko antidikō antidíkoi antidíkōi antidikos antídikos antidikou antidíkou
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:25 N-DMS
GRK: εὐνοῶν τῷ ἀντιδίκῳ σου ταχὺ
NAS: quickly with your opponent at law
KJV: with thine adversary quickly,
INT: agreeing with adversary of you quickly

Matthew 5:25 N-NMS
GRK: παραδῷ ὁ ἀντίδικος τῷ κριτῇ
NAS: with your opponent at law while
KJV: lest at any time the adversary deliver
INT: deliver the adversary to the judge

Luke 12:58 N-GMS
GRK: μετὰ τοῦ ἀντιδίκου σου ἐπ'
NAS: you are going with your opponent to appear before
KJV: thine adversary to
INT: with the adversary of you before

Luke 18:3 N-GMS
GRK: ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀντιδίκου μου
NAS: Give me legal protection from my opponent.'
KJV: of mine adversary.
INT: of the adversary of me

1 Peter 5:8 N-NMS
GRK: γρηγορήσατε ὁ ἀντίδικος ὑμῶν διάβολος
NAS: [spirit], be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil,
KJV: because your adversary the devil, as
INT: watch the adversary of you [the] devil

Strong's Greek 476
5 Occurrences

ἀντιδίκῳ — 1 Occ.
ἀντίδικος — 2 Occ.
ἀντιδίκου — 2 Occ.

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