plésion: near, neighboringOriginal Word: πλησίονPart of Speech:
near, nearby, a neighborDefinition:
near, nearby, a neighbor.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
adverb from plésios; from pelas (near)Definition
near, neighboringNASB Translation
near (1), neighbor (16).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4139: πλησίονπλησίον
(neuter of the adjective πλησίος
), adverb, from Homer
: with a genitive of place (cf. Winer
's Grammar, § 54, 6), John 4:5
; with the article, ὁ πλησίον
, § 125, 10; Winer
s Grammar, 24) (the Sept.
very often for רֵעַ
; sometimes for עָמִית
), properly, Latinproximus
in the N. T.), a neighbor
; i. e.
a. friend: Matthew 5:43.
b. any other person, and where two are concerned the other (thy fellow-man, thy neighbor) i. e., according to the O. T. and Jewish conception, a member of the Hebrew race and commonwealth: Acts 7:27; and Rec. in Hebrews 8:11; according to the teaching of Christ, any other man irrespective of race or religion with whom we live or whom we chance to meet (which idea is clearly brought out in the parable Luke 10:25-37): Matthew 19:19; Matthew 22:39; Mark 12:31, 33; Luke 10:27; Romans 13:9, 10; (); Galatians 5:14; Ephesians 4:25; James 2:8 and L T Tr WH in ; πλησίον εἶναι τίνος, to be near one (one's neighbor), i. e. in a passive sense, worthy to be regarded as a friend and companion, Luke 10:29; actively, to perform the offices of a friend and companion, Luke 10:36; (on the omission of the article in the last two examples see Buttmann, § 129, 11; Winer's Grammar, § 19 at the end).<1>
Neuter of a derivative of pelas (near); (adverbially) close by; as noun, a neighbor, i.e. Fellow (as man, countryman, Christian or friend) -- near, neighbour.