What is a Strong's Concordance


The Strong's concordance is a very useful research tool for studying the scriptures. A concordance is a practical tool for studying Scripture because 1) It helps the student locate any verse in Scripture if the student can remember only one or more words from that verse. 2) It helps the student understand the Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic meaning behind any word in Scripture. 3) Some in-depth word studies and lexicons are keyed to Strong’s numbering system so that a disciple can do extensive research on any given word. Concordances, like Bibles, come in different versions (e.g., King James, New American Standard, New International Version, etc). The student should always get the version which corresponds to the version of his own Bible. To seek the truth you must use the strong's concordance as a research tool . It takes every single word of the King James or other Version and lists where each word can be found in the scriptures. It is useful for locating scripture verses that you know the words to, but don't know the book, chapter and verse.  Keep in mind that in the strong' concordance they also have pagan names for our savior, it is relying on 19th century scholarship. That is where your detail research should start.

Suppose you want to find the passage in Scripture about salvation: example, let's say that you know of a verse that says for my salvation  [is] near to come. You could look up the word "salvation 03444," in a Strong's Concordance and it would give you a listing of all the verses that contain the word "salvation 03444,". You would then find Isa 56:1 Thus saith  the YHWH, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation 03444 [is] near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Accorcing to the strong's concordance the word salvation means "y'shuw`ah {yesh-oo'-aw} YaHuSHua" Salvation of YHWH. That is the savior name.

Please note that the context is determinative upon the meaning of a word, NOT its root meaning, or even its local or dictionary meaning. In other words, we cannot pick and choose whatever definitional meaning we want but the meaning that BEST fit the context.


You can find the Strong's Concordance in most any bible bookstore, and also we have links to Online Concordance.


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Also beside each verse reference there is a number. That number represents a Hebrew word (if in the Old Testament) or Greek word (if in the New Testament). In the back of the book it lists Hebrew and Greek words used to translate the bible into English. Each has a a number beside them so that we may only need to know the number to locate a Greek or Hebrew word. Then we can do a word study by reading the meaning of the original word. You can look up the number for yourself in the Strong's Lexicon or other lexicons that use Strong's numbers to verify everything. 

One thing to keep in mind is that while the Strong's Concordance is fairly reliable in its lexicon definitions, it is relying on 19th century scholarship. One of the best ways to determine the true meaning of a word is look up that word in a Hebrew or Greek Lexicon to see how it was translated in various places (See below). Also, Hebrew especially has various verb forms, tenses and stems that can have different meanings. The Strong's Lexicon doesn't do much to address this, but others (such as the Brown Driver Briggs that the online concordance uses) have more detailed definitions for each verb stem.

The Differences with the Online Concordance

With the Eliyah Online Concordance, you have a tool even better than a normal Strong's Concordance. You can search multiple words and find all the verses with those words in it. For instance, you could search using the two words "Love Peace" and find the verses that contain both of these words. This is something that a normal Strong's Concordance cannot do. Also, you can search the concordance by Strong's number. For instance, if you wanted to find all the occurrences of the Hebrew word salvation 03444 "y'shuw`ah {yesh-oo'-aw} YaHuSHua" , you put 03444 in the search box and it would list the scripture verses that contain this word. This makes it possible to get a fuller meaning and the set apart spirit will guide you in your search. You can also see the context of other verses. Consequently, we have compiled the following guide that should equip individuals like yourself to help you answer questions in the scriptures to help your walk.