1558. ekdikos
Strong's Concordance
ekdikos: exacting penalty from, avenging
Original Word: ἔκδικος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: ekdikos
Phonetic Spelling: (ek'-dik-os)
Short Definition: avenging, an avenger
Definition: avenging, subst: an avenger (the word occurs frequently in the sense of a special advocate [champion] of a city).
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Cognate: 1558 ékdikos – someone executing a just judgment, carrying out what is right which can include administering punishment for the wicked. See 1557 (ekdikēsis).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1558: ἔκδικος

ἔκδικος, ἔκδικον (δίκη right, justice, penalty);

1. "without law and justice (cf. Latinexlex), unjust": Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aelian n. an. 16, 5.

2. exacting penalty from (ἐκ) one; an avenger, punisher: Romans 13:4; περί τίνος, 1 Thessalonians 4:6; (Wis. 12:12; Sir. 30:6; 4 Macc. 15:26 (29); (Plutarch, de garrul. § 14, p. 509 f.); Herodian, 7, 4, 10 (5th edition, Bekker; others)).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From ek and dike; carrying justice out, i.e. A punisher -- a (re-)venger.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK dike

Forms and Transliterations
εκδικος εκδίκος έκδικος ἔκδικος ekdikos ékdikos
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Strong's Greek 1558
2 Occurrences

ἔκδικος — 2 Occ.

Romans 13:4 Adj-NMS
GRK: διάκονός ἐστιν ἔκδικος εἰς ὀργὴν
NAS: of God, an avenger who brings wrath
KJV: of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath
INT: a servant he is an avenger for wrath

1 Thessalonians 4:6 Adj-NMS
GRK: αὐτοῦ διότι ἔκδικος Κύριος περὶ
NAS: the Lord is [the] avenger in all
KJV: that the Lord [is] the avenger of
INT: of him because avenging [is] [the] Lord concerning

2 Occurrences

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