3499 NEKRO'O (3): to become dead. Comp. "die" (O599 apothnesko). Always used figuratively in the FCM (NT); "to become dead" or "to put to death." Nekro'o is equivalent to 0599 apothnesko when used figuratively as "put to death."
Rom.4.19-20: "and being about a hundred years [old], not weakening in [his] trust he (Abraham) considered his body as becoming dead (nekro'o) and the deadness (3500 nekrosis) of Sarah's womb; but he did not waver in a lack of trust in God's promise, but was empowered by trust, giving magnificence to God." Also, Heb.11.11-12: "By trust even Sarah herself received power for conception of seed even beyond [her] time of fertility, since she considered the [one] having promised [it] trustworthy. 12 And for this reason, from one [person] (and him as having become dead (nekro'o)) there came into being many people, in multitude as the stars of heaven and as innumerable as the sand by the edge of the sea."
Col.3.5: "So then put to death (nekro'o) [your] members [while] on the earth, sexual immorality, uncleanness, passion, wrongful lust, and greediness which is serving an idol."
3498 NEKROS (128): a form of nexus, a corpse; used either as a noun or an adjective. The condition of being physically dead (a body without a spirit as in Jas.2.26), or spiritually dead as implied in Mt.8.22, Lk.9.60, 1Co.15.24 and 32. In the FCM (NT) nekros always refers to a human (including Jesus), never to an animal. Nekros often means the opposite of "be alive" (2198 zao)."
In many passages the older translations render apothnesko as "dead" instead of more correctly translating it as "die" or "having died;" as in Jn.11.14: "So then Jesus told them plainly, 'Lazarus has died.'"
Nekros also figuratively refers to a dead faith (Jas.2.17,26) and to dead works (Heb.6.1; 9.14). For example, Heb.9.14: "...by how much more will the blood of the Anointed One, who through eternal spirit offered himself flawless to God, cleanse our conscience from dead (nekros) works to offer godly service to the living God?"
In Eph.5.14 nekros one who evidently is spiritually dead is equivalent to "a sleeping one" (2518 katheudos ): "...For this reason he says, 'Rise, sleeping one and stand up out of the dead ones, and the Anointed One will shine on you.'"
3500 NEKROSIS (2): a putting to death.
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