3927. parepidémos
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parepidémos: sojourning in a strange place
Original Word: παρεπίδημος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: parepidémos
Phonetic Spelling: (par-ep-id'-ay-mos)
Short Definition: residing in a strange country, a stranger
Definition: residing in a strange country; subst: a stranger, sojourner.

HELPS word-Studies

3927 parepídēmos – a sojourner (foreigner) – literally, someone "passing through" but still with personal relationship with the people in that locale (note the prefix, para, "close beside"). This temporary (but active) relationship is made necessary by circumstances. (These are defined only by the context.)

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from para and epidémos (sojourning in)
sojourning in a strange place
NASB Translation
exiles (1), reside as aliens (1), strangers (1).

STRONGS NT 3927: παρεπίδημος

παρεπίδημος, παρεπιδημον (see ἐπιδημέω), properly, "one who comes from a foreign country into a city or land to reside there by the side of the natives; hence, stranger; sojourning in a strange place, a foreigner" (Polybius 32, 22, 4; Athen. 5, p. 196 a.); in the N. T. metaphorically, in reference to heaven as the native country, one who sojourns on earth: so of Christians, 1 Peter 1:1; joined with πάροικοι, 1 Peter 2:11, cf. 1:17, (Christians πατριδας οἰκοῦσιν ἰδίας, ἀλλ' ὡς πάροικοι. μετεχουσι πάντων ὡς πολῖται, καί πανθ' ὑπομένουσιν ὡς ξένοι. πᾶσα ξένῃ πατρίς ἐστιν αὐτῶν καί πᾶσα πατρίς ξένῃ, Ep. ad Diogn. c. 5 [ET]); of the patriarchs, ξένοι καί παρεπίδημοί ἐπί τῆς γῆς, Hebrews 11:13 (Genesis 23:4; Psalm 38:13 (); παρεπιδημια τίς ἐστιν βίος, Aeschines dial. Socrates 3, 3, where see Fischer).

pilgrim, stranger.

From para and the base of epidemeo; an alien alongside, i.e. A resident foreigner -- pilgrim, stranger.

see GREEK para

see GREEK epidemeo

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