Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

perhaps as the same as 2042

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:660

KJV Translation Count — 7x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: strife (5), contention (1), contentious 1537 (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. electioneering or intriguing for office
a. apparently, in the NT a courting distinction, a desire to put one's self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does not disdain low arts
b. partisanship, fractiousness
This word is found before NT times only in Aristotle where it denotes a self-seeking pursuit of political office by unfair means. (A&G) Paul exhorts to be one in the mind of Christ not putting self forward or being selfish (Php ). James 3:14 speaks against having selfishness or self-promoting in your heart. (Wayne Steury)

Strong's Definitions

er-ith-i'-ah; perhaps from the same as (2042) (ἐρεθίζω); properly intrigue, i.e. (by implication) faction: — contention (-ious), strife.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But unto them that are G2052, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,


For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, G2052s, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:


Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, G2052, seditions, heresies,


The one preach Christ of G2052, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:


Let nothing be done through G2052 or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.


But if ye have bitter envying and G2052 in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.


For where envying and G2052 is, there is confusion and every evil work.