The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 2218 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
zugovßfrom the root of zeugnumi (to join, especially by a "yoke")
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
dzoo-gos' Noun Masculine
  1. a yoke
    1. a yoke that is put on draught cattle
    2. metaph., used of any burden or bondage
      1. as that of slavery
      2. of troublesome laws imposed on one, esp. of the Mosaic law, hence the name is so transferred to the commands of Christ as to contrast them with the commands of the Pharisees which were a veritable 'yoke'; yet even Christ's commands must be submitted to, though easier to be kept
  2. a balance, pair of scales
King James Word Usage - Total: 6
yoke 5, pair of balances 1
KJV Verse Count
1 Timothy1

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Zugos". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .

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