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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
κόσμος 'kosmos' meaning 'world' Strong's 2889

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Introduction 2.1

This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Greek word κόσμος, 'kosmos' meaning 'world'. It includes every verse where the word 'kosmos' (Strong's 2889) 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 kosmos appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Greek , with the exception of case endings, the suffixes and prepositions are not added to the basic word as in Hebrew, so these have not been been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for κόσμος 'kosmos' meaning World Strong's 2889

Matthew 4:8 Again, the Devil takes him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
18:7 Woe to the world because of offences! For it is necessary that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence comes!
24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
26:13 Amen I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, which this woman has done, be told for a memorial of her.

Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
14:9 Amen I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
16:15 And he said to them, You go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Luke 9:23 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lights every man who comes into the world.
1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world did not know him.
1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and says, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
4:42 And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is truly that prophet who should come into the world.
6:33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.
6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
7:4 For there is no man who does anything in secret, and he himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.
7:7 The world cannot hate you; but it hates me , because I testify of it, that the works of it are evil.
8:12 Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
8:23 And he said to them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.
8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he who sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
9:39 And Jesus said, For judgement I came into this world, that those who do not see might see; and that those who see might be made blind.
10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?
11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
11:27 She says to him, Yes, Lord: I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who should come into the world.
12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you prevail nothing? Behold, the world is gone after him.
12:25 He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
12:31 Now is the judgement of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
12:46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me should not abide in darkness.
12:47 And if any man hear my words, and does not believe, I do not judge him: for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.
13:1 Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come that he should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see him, nor know him: but you know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.
14:19 Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me: because I live, you shall live also.
14:22 Judas says to him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?
14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.
14:30 After this I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.
15:18 If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
16:8 And when he has come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement:
16:11 Of judgement, because the prince of this world is judged.
16:20 Amen, amen, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
16:21 A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour has come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
17:5 And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.
17:6 I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave me out of the world: your they were, and you gave them me; and they have kept your word.
17:9 I pray for them: I do not pray for the world, but for those who you have given me; for they are yours.
17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are.
17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
17:13 And now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17:15 I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil.
17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17:17 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.
17:18 As you have sent me into the world, even so I have also sent them into the world.
17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me.
17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me.
17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
17:25 O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me.
18:20 Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews always resort; and in secret I have said nothing.
18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from here.
18:37 Pilate therefore said to him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.
21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things in it, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;

Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
3:6 Let it not be: for then how shall God judge the world?
3:19 Now we know that whatever things the law says, it says to those who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
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:
5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?
11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom did not know God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.
1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:
2:12 Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.
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;
4:9 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world, and to angels, and to men.
4:13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the off-scouring of all things to this day.
5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must you needs go out of the world.
6:2 Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
7:31 And those who use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passes away.
7:33 But he who is married cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
7:34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she who is married cares for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one.
11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly towards you.
5:19 As, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
7:10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, not to be regretted: but the sorrow of the world works death.

Galatians 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the principles of the world:
6:14 But let it not be that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
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:
2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;

Colossians 1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth fruit, as it does also in you, since the day you heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
2:20 Therefore if you are dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,

1 Timothy 1:15 The word is a faithful, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Hebrews 4:3 For we who have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the ages has he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
10:5 Therefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body you have prepared me:
11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, having been moved with fear, prepared an ark for the salvation of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
2:5 Hear, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?
3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of Gehenna.
4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, do you know not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

1 Peter 1:20 Who indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
3:3 Whose arrangement do not let it be that outward arrangement of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
5:9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brothers who are in the world.

2 Peter 1:4 Through which are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2:5 And did not spare the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
3:6 By which the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
2:17 And the world passes away, and the lust of it: but he who does the will of God abides for ever.
3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know him.
3:13 Do not marvel my brothers, if the world hates you.
3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother has need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?
4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
4:3 And every spirit that does not confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, of which you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he who is in you, than he who is in the world.
4:5 They are of the world: therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.
4:9 In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
4:17 In this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world.
5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
5:5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

2 John 1:7 For many deceivers entered into the world, who do not confess Jesus Christ coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for the ages of the ages.
13:8 And all who dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
17:8 The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and those who dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

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