bios: life, livingOriginal Word: βίος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (bee'-os)
Short Definition: life, manner of life, livelihood
Definition: (a) life, (b) manner of life; livelihood.
979 bíos – properly, God's gift of physical life, animating all creation "to live and move and have its being" (cf. Ac 17:28); (figuratively) the way a person invests (or spends) the gift of physical life.
979 (bios) is "the period or duration of earthly life . . . in a secondary sense, the means by which life is sustained; and thirdly, the manner in which that life is spent" (R. Trench).
[979 (bíos) is the root of the English term "biography," i.e. the record (account) of how we invested (or spent!) our physical lives.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
everyday life (1), goods (1), life (3), live (2), wealth (2).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 979: βίος
βίος, βίου, ὁ (from Homer down);
b. (as often in Greek writings from Hesiod, Works, 230, 575; Herodotus, Xenophon) that by which life is sustained, resources, wealth (A. V. living): Mark 12:44; Luke 8:43 (WH omits; Tr marginal reading brackets the clause); Luke 15:12, 30; Luke 21:4; 1 John 3:17 (goods). (For לֶחֶם in Proverbs 31:14 A primary word; life, i.e. (literally) the present state of existence; by implication, the means of livelihood -- good, life, living.
A primary word; life, i.e. (literally) the present state of existence; by implication, the means of livelihood -- good, life, living.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 979
βίον — 7 Occ.
βίου — 3 Occ.
Mark 12:44 N-AMS
GRK: ὅλον τὸν βίον αὐτῆς
NAS: she owned, all she had to live on.
KJV: [even] all her living.
INT: all the livelihood of her