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GREEK WORD STUDIES on
θάνατος 'thanatos' meaning 'death' Strong's 2288

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Introduction 2.2

This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Greek word θάνατος (Gtr. thanatos) translated 'death' (Strong's 2288). It gives every verse where the word 'thanatos' 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 thanatos 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.

#2.2 Scriptures for θάνατος 'thanatos' meaning 'death' Strong's 2288

Matthew 4:16 The people who sat in darkness saw great light; and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour your father and mother: and, He who curses father or mother, let him die the death.
15:5 But you say, Whoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me;
16:28 Amen I say to you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, until they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
26:38 Then he says to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death: remain here, and watch with me.
26:66 What do you think? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

Mark 7:10 For Moses said, Honour your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses father or mother, let him die the death:
9:1 And he said to them, Amen I say to you, That there are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death, until they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
10:33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
14:34 And he said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful to death: you wait here, and watch.
14:64 You have heard the blasphemy: what do you think? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.

Luke 1:79 To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
2:26 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
9:27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, until they see the kingdom of God.
22:33 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and to death.
23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done by him.
23:22 And he said to them the third time, Why, what evil has he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
24:20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to condemnation of death, and crucified him.

John 5:24 Amen, amen, I say to you, He who hears my word, and believes in him who sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but has passed out of death into life.
8:51 Amen, amen, I say to you, If a man keeps my saying, he shall never see death.
8:52 Then said the Jews to him, Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and you say, If a man keeps my saying, he shall never taste of death.
11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified by it.
11:13 However Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
12:33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
18:32 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die.
21:19 This he spoke, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he says to him, Follow me.

Acts 2:24 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it.
13:28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.
22:4 And I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
23:29 Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.
25:11 For if I am an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I do not refuse to die: but if there are none of these things of which these accuse me, no man may deliver me to them. I appeal to Caesar.
25:25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself has appealed to Augustus, I decided to send him.
26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
28:18 Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in those who do them.
5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
5:12 Because of this, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed into all men, by which all sinned:
5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him who was to come.
5:17 For if through the offence of the one man, death reigned through the one; much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
5:21 That as sin has reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:3 Do you not know, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6:9 Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more; death has no more dominion over him.
6:16 Do you not know, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
6:21 What fruit had you then in those things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit to death.
7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be to death.
7:13 Was then that which is good made death to me? May it not be! But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.
7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
11:26 For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death until he comes.
15:21 For since death came by man, also the resurrection of the dead came by man.
15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorrupt ion, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
15:55 O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?
15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

2 Corinthians 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead:
1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
2:16 To the one we are the savour of death to death; and to the other the savour of life to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
3:7 But if the ministry of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
4:11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
4:12 So then death works in us, but life in you.
7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, not to be regretted: but the sorrow of the world works death.
11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often.

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it is by life, or by death.
2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.
2:27 For indeed he was sick near to death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service towards me.

Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blame and irreproachable in his sight:

2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the Devil;
2:15 And deliver those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not allowed to continue by reason of death:
9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, those who are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

James 1:15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
5:20 Let him know, that he who converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not to death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for those who do not sin to death. There is a sin to death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
5:17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not to death.

Revelation 1:18 I am he who lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for the ages of the ages, Amen; and have the keys of Hades and of death.
2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the Devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be faithful to death, and I will give you a crown of life.
2:11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; He who overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.
2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the reins and hearts: and I will give to every one of you according to your works.
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.
9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives to the death.
13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
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 wound of death was healed.
18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
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.
20:13 And the sea gave up the dead who were in it; and death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
20:14 And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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