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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
ἐξουσία 'exousia' meaning 'authority' Strong's 1849

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Introduction 2.1

This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word ἐξουσία, 'exousia' (Strong's 1849) meaning 'authority'. Other meanings can include power, control, or right. It gives every verse where the word 'exousia' appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word exousia appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Greek the suffixes and some prepositions are not added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, except for case endings, so the associated suffix or preposition has not been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for ἐξουσία 'exousia' meaning 'authority' Strong's 1849

Matthew 7:29 For he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.
9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins, (then he says to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.
9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
10:1 And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
21:23 And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority?
21:24 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell me, I in like manner will tell you by what authority I do these things.
21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said to them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to me in heaven and on earth.

Mark 1:22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.
1:27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
2:10 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins, (he says to the sick of the palsy,)
3:15 And to have authority to heal sicknesses, and to cast out demons:
6:7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out by two and two; and gave them authority over unclean spirits;
11:28 And they say to him, By what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority to do these things?
11:29 And Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
11:33 And they answered and said to Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering says to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
13:34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Luke 4:6 And the Devil said to him, All this authority will I give you, and the glory of them: for that is delivered to me; and to whomever I will I give it.
4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with authority.
4:36 And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word is this! For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.
5:24 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority upon earth to forgive sins, (he said to the sick of the palsy,) I say to you, Arise, and take up your couch, and go into your house.
7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.
9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
10:19 Behold, I give to you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
12:5 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, who after he has killed has authority to cast into Gehenna; yes, I say to you, Fear him.
12:11 And when they bring you into the synagogues, and to magistrates, and authorities, take you no thought how or what thing you shall answer, or what you shall say:
19:17 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, you have authority over ten cities.
20:2 And they spoke to him, saying, Tell us, by what authority do you these things? Or who is he who gave you this authority?
20:8 And Jesus said to them, Nor do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, pretending themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him to the power and authority of the governor.
23:7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them he gave authority to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in his name:
5:27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
10:18 No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. This commandment I have received of my Father.
17:2 As you have given him authority over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him.
19:10 Then says Pilate to him, Do you not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to crucify you, and have authority to release you?
19:11 Jesus answered, You could have no authority at all against me, except it were given you from above: therefore he who delivered me to you has the greater sin.

Acts 1:7 And he said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own authority.
5:4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own authority? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to God.
8:19 Saying, Give me also this authority, that on whomever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.
9:14 And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.
26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
26:12 Upon which as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Romans 9:21 Does the potter not have authority over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel to honor, and another to dishonor?
13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities; for there is no authority except from God; and those who are authorities have been appointed by God.
13:2 Whoever therefore resists the authority, resists the ordinance of God: and those who resist shall receive to themselves condemnation.
13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the authority? Do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same:

1 Corinthians 7:37 Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has authority over his own will, and has so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, does well.
8:9 But take heed lest by any means this authority of yours becomes a stumbling-block to those who are weak.
9:4 Do we not have authority to eat and to drink?
9:5 Do we not have authority to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brothers of the Lord, and Kephas?
9:6 Or I only and Barnabas, do we not have authority to forbear working?
9:12 If others are partakers of this authority over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this authority; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
9:18 What is my reward then? That, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I do not abuse my authority in the gospel.
11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have authority on her head because of the angels.
15:24 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the authority which the Lord has given me to edification, and not to destruction.

Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come:
2:2 In which in time past you walked according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the authority of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and authorities in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.

Colossians 1:13 Who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether there are thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or authorities: all things were created by him, and for him:
2:10 And you are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and authority:
2:15 And having plundered principalities and authorities, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example to you to follow us.

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and authorities, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

Hebrews 13:10 We have an altar, of which they have no authority to eat who serve the tabernacle.

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and authority, both now and for all the ages. Amen.

Revelation 2:26 And he who overcomes, and keeps my works to the end, to him will I give authority over the nations:
6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hades followed with him. And authority was given to them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and to them was given authority, as the scorpions of the earth have authority.
9:10 And they had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their authority was to hurt men five months.
9:19 For their authority is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
11:6 These have authority to shut heaven, that it does not rain in the days of their prophecy: and have authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now has come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brothers is cast down, who accused them before our God day and night.
13:2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
13:4 And they worshipped the dragon who gave authority to the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like to the beast? Who is able to make war with him?
13:5 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and authority was given to him to continue forty two months.
13:7 And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and authority was given him over all kindred, and tongues, and nations.
13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had authority over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, who has authority over these plagues: and they did not repent to give him glory.
17:12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom as yet; but receive authority as kings one hour with the beast.
17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their authority and strength to the beast.
18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great authority; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no authority, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
22:14 Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

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