Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

God, a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity

Greek: θεός, theos (G2316)

1,167 King James Bible Verses


Here are God, god and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word θεός mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2316

Greek Base Word: θεός

Usage: God, god(-ly, -ward),

Definition: A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism).

Detailed definition:

  1. A god or goddess, a general name of deities or divinities.
  2. The Godhead, trinity.
    1. God the Father, the first person in the trinity.
    2. Christ, the second person of the trinity.
    3. Holy Spirit, the third person in the trinity.
  3. Spoken of the only and true God.
    1. Refers to the things of God.
    2. His counsels, interests, things due to him.
  4. Whatever can in any respect be likened unto God, or resemble him in any way.
    1. God's representative or viceregent.
      1. Of magistrates and judges.

Derived terms: Of uncertain affinity.

See also:

  1. G3588


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: θɛˈos
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: θe̞ˈows
  3. Transliteration: theos
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: theh-OSE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: thay-OSE

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