5495. cheir
Strong's Concordance
cheir: the hand
Original Word: χείρ, χειρός, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: cheir
Phonetic Spelling: (khire)
Definition: the hand
Usage: a hand.
HELPS Word-studies

5495 xeír – properly, hand; (figuratively) the instrument a person uses to accomplish their purpose (intention, plan).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
the hand
NASB Translation
agency (1), charge* (1), grasp (1), hand (82), hands (88), help (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5495: χείρ

χείρ, genitive χειρός, accusative χειραν (1 Peter 5:6 Tdf.; see ἄρσην, at the end), (from the root meaning 'to lay hold of'; cf. Latinheres, etc.; Curtius, § 189; Vanicek, p. 249f), from Homer down, Hebrew יַד, the hand: Matthew 3:12; Mark 3:1; Luke 6:6; 1 Timothy 2:8; Hebrews 12:12, and often; the genitive with the verbs ά῾πτομαι, ἐπιλαμβάνομαι, κρατέω, πιάζω, etc., which see in their places; the dative with ἐργάζομαι, ἐσθίω, etc.; ἀσπασμός τῇ ἐμή χειρί, 1 Corinthians 16:21; Colossians 4:18; 2 Thessalonians 3:17; the accusative with the verbs αἴρω, δέω, ἐκπετάννυμι, ἐκτείνω, ἐμβάπτω, ἐπιτίθημι, καθαρίζω, κατασείω, νίπτω, etc. ἐπίθεσις τῶν χειρῶν (see ἐπίθεσις and references), 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; Hebrews 6:2; ἐν χειρί τίνος, in imitation of the Hebrew פ בְּיַד (cf. Buttmann, § 133, 20 cf. 319f (274); Lightfoot on Galatians, 3:19), by the help or agency, of anyone, by means of anyone, Acts 7:35 Rec.; Galatians 3:19; (σύν χειρί ἀγγέλου, with the aid or service of the angel (cf. Buttmann, as above), Acts 7:35 L T Tr WH; those things in the performance of which the hands take the principal part (as e. g. in working miracles), are said to be done διά χειρός or χειρῶν or τῶν (cf. Buttmann, § 124, 8 d.) χειρῶν τίνος, Mark 6:2; Acts 5:12; Acts 14:3; Acts 19:11; universally, Acts 2:23; Acts 7:25; Acts 11:30; Acts 15:23; ἐπί χειρῶν, Matthew 4:6; Luke 4:11; ἐπί τήν χεῖρα, Revelation 14:9; Revelation 20:1 (here Treg. marginal reading ἐν τῇ χειρί), Revelation 20:4; ἐκ, Acts 28:4; Revelation 8:4; εἰς τήν χεῖρα (on his hand), Luke 15:22; χείρ, as an acting subject (see γλῶσσα, 1), Luke 22:21; plural, Acts 17:25; Acts 20:34; 1 John 1:1; τά ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν, Acts 7:41; Revelation 9:20; ἐκδίκειν τό αἷμα τίνος ἐκ τίνος (see ἐκδικέω, b. and ἐκ I. 7), Revelation 19:2. By metonymy, χείρ is put for power, activity (for examples from secular authors from Homer down see Passow, under the word, p. 2431b; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, p. 1720a)): παραδιδόναι τινα εἰς χεῖρας τινων, into the hostile hands (Deuteronomy 1:27; Job 16:11), Matthew 17:22; Matthew 26:45; Mark 9:31; Luke 9:44; Luke 24:7; Acts 21:11; Acts 28:17; διδόναι τί ἐν τῇ χειρί τίνος, to commit to one's protecting and upholding power, John 3:35; also εἰς τήν χεῖρα τίνος, John 13:3; τινα ἐκ τῶν χειρῶν or ἐκ χειρός τίνος (from the hostile power of anyone) ἀπάγειν, Acts 24:7 Rec.; ἐξελέσθαι, Acts 12:11 (Genesis 32:11; Exodus 18:8f); ἐξέρχεσθαι, John 10:39; ῥυσθῆναι, Luke 1:74; σωτηρία, Luke 1:71; ἐκφεύγειν τάς χεῖρας τίνος, 2 Corinthians 11:33. By a figure use of language χείρ or χεῖρες, are attributed to God, symbolizing his might, activity, power; conspicuous α. in creating the universe: ἔργα τῶν χειρῶν αὐτοῦ, Hebrews 1:10 (Psalm 101:26 (). β. in upholding and preserving: Luke 23:46; John 10:29 (cf. ); χείρ κυρίου ἐστι μετά τίνος, God is present, protecting and aiding one, Luke 1:66; Acts 11:21. γ. in punishing: χείρ κυρίου ἐπί σε, Acts 13:11 (1 Samuel 12:15); ἐμπεσεῖν εἰς χεῖρας Θεοῦ ζῶντος, Hebrews 10:31. δ. in determining and controlling the destinies of men: Acts 4:28; ταπεινοῦσθαι ὑπό τήν κραταιάν χεῖρα τοῦ Θεοῦ, 1 Peter 5:6.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Perhaps from the base of cheimon in the sense of its congener the base of chasma (through the idea of hollowness for grasping); the hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) -- hand.

see GREEK cheimon

see GREEK chasma

Forms and Transliterations
χειρ χείρ χεὶρ χειρα χείρα χείρά χεῖρα χεῖρά χειρας χείρας χείράς χεῖρας χεῖράς χειρες χείρες χείρές χεῖρες χειρι χειρί χειρὶ χειρίν χειρος χειρός χειρὸς χειρων χειρών χειρῶν χερσί χερσιν χερσίν χερσὶν cheir cheír cheìr cheira cheîra cheîrá cheiras cheîras cheîrás cheires cheîres cheiri cheirí cheirì cheiron cheirôn cheirōn cheirō̂n cheiros cheirós cheiròs chersin chersín chersìn
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 3:12 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ
NAS: His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear
KJV: his hand, and
INT: in the hand of him and

Matthew 4:6 N-GFP
GRK: καὶ ἐπὶ χειρῶν ἀροῦσίν σε
KJV: in [their] hands they shall bear
INT: and in [their] hands will they bear up you

Matthew 5:30 N-NFS
GRK: δεξιά σου χεὶρ σκανδαλίζει σε
NAS: your right hand makes you stumble,
KJV: thy right hand offend thee,
INT: right of you hand cause to stumble you

Matthew 8:3 N-AFS
GRK: ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα ἥψατο αὐτοῦ
NAS: Jesus stretched out His hand and touched
KJV: put forth [his] hand, and touched
INT: having stretched out the hand he touched him

Matthew 8:15 N-GFS
GRK: ἥψατο τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῆς καὶ
NAS: He touched her hand, and the fever
KJV: he touched her hand, and the fever
INT: he touched the hand of her and

Matthew 9:18 N-AFS
GRK: ἐπίθες τὴν χεῖρά σου ἐπ'
NAS: and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.
KJV: and lay thy hand upon her,
INT: lay the hand of you upon

Matthew 9:25 N-GFS
GRK: ἐκράτησεν τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῆς καὶ
NAS: and took her by the hand, and the girl
KJV: and took her by the hand, and the maid
INT: he took hold of the hand of her and

Matthew 12:10 N-AFS
GRK: ἰδοὺ ἄνθρωπος χεῖρα ἔχων ξηράν
NAS: And a man [was there] whose hand was withered.
KJV: which had [his] hand withered.
INT: behold [there was] a man hand having withered

Matthew 12:13 N-AFS
GRK: σου τὴν χεῖρα καὶ ἐξέτεινεν
NAS: Stretch out your hand! He stretched
KJV: thine hand. And
INT: your hand And he stretched [it] out

Matthew 12:49 N-AFS
GRK: ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ
NAS: And stretching out His hand toward
KJV: he stretched forth his hand toward his
INT: having stretched out the hand of him to

Matthew 14:31 N-AFS
GRK: ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα ἐπελάβετο αὐτοῦ
NAS: stretched out His hand and took hold
KJV: stretched forth [his] hand, and caught
INT: having stretched out the hand took hold of him

Matthew 15:2 N-AFP
GRK: νίπτονται τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν ὅταν
NAS: For they do not wash their hands when
KJV: not their hands when they eat
INT: they wash the hands of them when

Matthew 15:20 N-DFP
GRK: δὲ ἀνίπτοις χερσὶν φαγεῖν οὐ
NAS: with unwashed hands does not defile
KJV: with unwashen hands defileth
INT: moreover with unwashed hands eating not

Matthew 17:22 N-AFP
GRK: παραδίδοσθαι εἰς χεῖρας ἀνθρώπων
NAS: to be delivered into the hands of men;
KJV: betrayed into the hands of men:
INT: to be betrayed into [the] hands of men

Matthew 18:8 N-NFS
GRK: δὲ ἡ χείρ σου ἢ
NAS: If your hand or your foot
KJV: if thy hand or thy
INT: moreover the hand of you or

Matthew 18:8 N-AFP
GRK: ἢ δύο χεῖρας ἢ δύο
NAS: to have two hands or two
KJV: having two hands or two
INT: [rather] than two hands or two

Matthew 19:13 N-AFP
GRK: ἵνα τὰς χεῖρας ἐπιθῇ αὐτοῖς
NAS: that He might lay His hands on them and pray;
KJV: he should put [his] hands on
INT: that [his] hands he might lay on them

Matthew 19:15 N-AFP
GRK: ἐπιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῖς ἐπορεύθη
NAS: After laying His hands on them, He departed
KJV: And he laid [his] hands on them,
INT: having laid [his] hands upon them he departed

Matthew 22:13 N-AFP
GRK: πόδας καὶ χεῖρας ἐκβάλετε αὐτὸν
NAS: Bind him hand and foot,
KJV: Bind him hand and foot,
INT: feet and hands cast out him

Matthew 26:23 N-AFS
GRK: ἐμοῦ τὴν χεῖρα ἐν τῷ
NAS: He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl
KJV: He that dippeth [his] hand with
INT: me the hand in the

Matthew 26:45 N-AFP
GRK: παραδίδοται εἰς χεῖρας ἁμαρτωλῶν
NAS: is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
KJV: is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
INT: is betrayed into [the] hands of sinners

Matthew 26:50 N-AFP
GRK: ἐπέβαλον τὰς χεῖρας ἐπὶ τὸν
NAS: and laid hands on Jesus
KJV: came they, and laid hands on Jesus,
INT: they laid hands on

Matthew 26:51 N-AFS
GRK: ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα ἀπέσπασεν τὴν
KJV: stretched out [his] hand, and drew
INT: having stretched out [his] hand drew the

Matthew 27:24 N-AFP
GRK: ἀπενίψατο τὰς χεῖρας ἀπέναντι τοῦ
NAS: and washed his hands in front
KJV: and washed [his] hands before
INT: he washed [his] hands before the

Mark 1:31 N-GFS
GRK: κρατήσας τῆς χειρός καὶ ἀφῆκεν
NAS: her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever
KJV: her by the hand, and lifted
INT: having taken of the hand And left

Strong's Greek 5495
179 Occurrences

χεὶρ — 13 Occ.
χεῖρα — 30 Occ.
χεῖρας — 60 Occ.
χεῖρες — 2 Occ.
χειρὶ — 20 Occ.
χειρῶν — 18 Occ.
χειρὸς — 26 Occ.
χερσὶν — 10 Occ.

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