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GREEK WORD STUDIES on
νεκρὸς 'nekros' meaning 'dead' Strong's 3498

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Introduction 2.3

This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Greek word νεκρὸς (Gtr. nekros) translated 'dead' (Strong's 3498). It gives every verse where the word 'nekros' 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 nekros 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.

#2.3 Scriptures for νεκρὸς 'nekros' meaning 'dead' Strong's 3498

Matthew 8:22 But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons: freely you have received, freely give.
11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
14:2 And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead; and because of this powerful works are working in him.
17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man has been raised from the dead.
22:31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,
22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
23:27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
27:64 Command therefore that the tomb be secured until the third day, lest his disciples coming by night, steal him away, and say to the people, He was raised from the dead: and the last deception shall be worse than the first.
28:4 And for fear of him the keepers shook, and became as dead men.
28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you shall see him: lo, I have told you.

Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and because of this powerful works are working in him.
6:16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
9:9 And as they came down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should not tell any man what things they had seen, until the Son of man was raised from the dead.
9:10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
9:26 And when the spirit had cried out and convulsed him much, it came out of him: and he was as one dead; so that many said, He is dead.
12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels who are in heaven.
12:26 And concerning the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you therefore do greatly err.

Luke 7:15 And he who was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
7:22 Then Jesus answering said to them, Go your way, and tell John what things you have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
9:60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God.
15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
15:32 It was fit that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
16:30 And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent.
16:31 And he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
20:35 But those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
20:37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
20:38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.
24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead?
24:46 And said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

John 2:22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this to them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
5:21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and makes them alive; even so the Son makes alive whom he will.
5:25 Amen, amen, I say to you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and those who hear shall live.
12:1 Then Jesus came to Bethany six days before the Passover, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
12:9 Many people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they did not come for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
12:17 Therefore the people who were with him witnessed when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead.
20:9 For as yet they did not know the scripture, that it is necessary for him to rise from the dead.
21:14 This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his disciples, after he was raised from the dead.

Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; of which we are witnesses.
4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
4:10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him does this man stand here before you whole.
5:10 Then fell she down immediately at his feet, and yielded up the spirit: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her out, buried her by her husband.
10:41 Not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he who was ordained of God to be the Judge of living and dead.
13:30 But God raised him from the dead:
13:34 And as concerning that he raised him from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he spoke this way, I will give you the sure mercies of David.
17:3 Opening and alleging, that it was necessary for Christ to have suffered, and to have risen from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach to you, is Christ.
17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; and he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.
17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear you again of this matter.
20:9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged.
24:15 And have hope towards God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and unrighteous.
24:21 Other than concerning this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you today.
26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light to the people, and to the Gentiles.
28:6 However they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
4:17 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who makes alive the dead, and calls the things not being as being.
4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
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.
6:9 Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more; death has no more dominion over him.
6:11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:13 Nor yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin: but yield yourselves to God, as those who are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
7:4 Therefore, my brothers, you also were made dead to the law by the body of Christ; that you should be married to another, even to him who was raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit to God.
7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked out in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
8:10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
8:11 But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ from the dead shall also make your mortal bodies alive by his Spirit that dwells in you.
10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
10:9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
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?
14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ is preached that he was raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ was not raised:
15:14 And if Christ was not raised, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15:15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he did not raise up, if so be that the dead do not rise.
15:16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ was not raised:
15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, and he became the first-fruits of those who slept.
15:21 For since death came by man, also the resurrection of the dead came by man.
15:29 Else what shall they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?
15:32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what does it advantage me, if the dead do not rise? Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die.
15:35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?
15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorrupt ion:
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

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:

Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, nor by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

Ephesians 1:20 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
2:1 And you he has made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)
5:14 Therefore he says, Awake you who sleeps, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

Philippians 3:11 If by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.
2:12 Buried with him in baptism, in which also you were raised with him through the faith of the working of God, who has raised him from the dead.
2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has made alive together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.
4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
4:1 I testify therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith towards God,
6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator lives.
11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from when also he received him in a figure.
11:35 Women received their dead by resurrection: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

James 2:17 Even so faith, if it does not have works, is dead, being alone.
2:20 But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1:21 Who by him do believe in God, who raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
4:5 Who shall give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
4:6 For, for this reason was the gospel preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying to me, Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last:
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.
2:8 And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things says the first and the last, who was dead, and is alive;
3:1 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things says he who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead.
11:18 And the nations were angry, and your wrath has come, and the time for the dead to be judged, and that you should give reward to your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and those who fear your name, small and great; and should destroy those who destroy the earth.
14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on: Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
16:3 And the second angel poured out his bowl upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
20:5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
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.

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