mesités: an arbitrator, a mediatorOriginal Word: μεσίτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (mes-ee'-tace)
Short Definition: a mediator, go-between
Definition: (a) a mediator, intermediary, (b) a go-between, arbiter, agent of something good.
3316 mesítēs (from 3319 /mésos, "in the middle") – properly, an arbitrator ("mediator"), guaranteeing the performance of all the terms stipulated in a covenant (agreement).
3316 /mesítēs (a "mediator") intervenes to restore peace between two parties, especially as it fulfills a compact or ratifies a covenant.Word Origin
an arbitrator, a mediator
STRONGS NT 3316: μεσίτης
μεσίτης, μεσίτου, ὁ (μέσος), one who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace and friendship, or to form g compact, or for ratifying a covenant: a medium of communication, arbitrator (Vulg. (and A. V.) mediator): ὁ μεσίτης (generic article cf. Winer's Grammar, § 18, 1 under the end), i. e. every mediator, whoever acts as mediator, ἑνός οὐκ ἐστι, does not belong to one party but to two or more, Galatians 3:20. Used of Moses, as one who brought the commands of God to the people of Israel and acted as mediator with God on behalf of the people, Galatians 3:19 (cf. Deuteronomy 5:5; hence, he is called μεσίτης καί διαλλακτής by Philo also, vit. Moys. iii. § 19). Christ is called the μεσίτης Θεοῦ καί ἀνθρώπων, since he interposed by his death and restored the harmony between God and man which human sin had broken, 1 Timothy 2:5; also μεσίτης διαθήκης, Hebrews 8:6; Hebrews 9:15; Hebrews 12:24. (Polybius 28, 15, 8; Diodorus 4, 54; Philo de somn. i. § 22; Josephus, Antiquities 16, 2, 2; Plutarch, de Isa. et Os. 46; once in the Sept., Job 9:33.) Cf. Fischer, De vitiis lexamples N. T., p. 351ff<1>
From mesos; a go-between, i.e. (simply) an internunciator, or (by implication) a reconciler (intercessor) -- mediator.
see GREEK mesos μεσιτη μεσίτη μεσίτῃ μεσιτης μεσίτης μεσιτου μεσίτου mesite mesitē mesítei mesítēi mesites mesitēs mesítes mesítēs mesitou mesítou
Strong's Greek 3316
μεσίτῃ — 1 Occ.
μεσίτης — 4 Occ.
μεσίτου — 1 Occ.
Galatians 3:19 N-GMS
BIB: ἐν χειρὶ μεσίτου
NAS: by the agency of a mediator, until
KJV: in the hand of a mediator.
INT: in [the] hand of a mediator
Galatians 3:20 N-NMS
BIB: ὁ δὲ μεσίτης ἑνὸς οὐκ
NAS: Now a mediator is not for one
KJV: Now a mediator is not
INT: moreover a mediator of one not
1 Timothy 2:5 N-NMS
BIB: εἷς καὶ μεσίτης θεοῦ καὶ
NAS: [and] one mediator also
KJV: and one mediator between God and
INT: one moreover mediator between God and
Hebrews 8:6 N-NMS
BIB: ἐστιν διαθήκης μεσίτης ἥτις ἐπὶ
NAS: as He is also the mediator of a better
KJV: he is the mediator of a better
INT: he is covenant mediator which upon
Hebrews 9:15 N-NMS
BIB: διαθήκης καινῆς μεσίτης ἐστίν ὅπως
NAS: reason He is the mediator of a new
KJV: he is the mediator of the new
INT: of a covenant new mediator he is so that
Hebrews 12:24 N-DMS
BIB: διαθήκης νέας μεσίτῃ Ἰησοῦ καὶ
NAS: and to Jesus, the mediator of a new
KJV: to Jesus the mediator of the new
INT: of a covenant new mediator to Jesus and