basileus: a kingOriginal Word: βασιλεύς, έως, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (bas-il-yooce')
Short Definition: a king, ruler, emperor
Definition: a king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor.
Cognate: 935 basileús – a king (sovereign); often referring to Christ who is "the King of kings" (Rev 19:16), i.e. the King over the Kingdom of the heavens (God). As the King, Jesus Christ has unqualified jurisdiction over all creation – also being God the Creator. (cf. Jn 1:1-3,49). See 932 (basileia).Word Origin
of uncertain origin
king (82), King of kings (1), KING OF KINGS (1), king's (2), king* (1), kings (1), kings (24), kings' (1).
STRONGS NT 935: βασιλεύς
βασιλεύς, βασιλέως, ὁ, leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king; universally: οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς, Matthew 17:25; Revelation 16:14 (L T Tr WH omit τῆς γῆς), etc.; τῶν ἐθνῶν, Luke 22:25; of the king of Egypt, Acts 7:10, 18; Hebrews 11:23, 27; of David, Matthew 1:6; Acts 13:22; of Herod the Great and his successors, Matthew 2:1ff; Luke 1:5; Acts 12:1; Acts 25:13; of a tetrarch, Matthew 14:9; Mark 6:14, 22 (of the son of a king, Xenophon, oec. 4, 16; "regesSyriac,regisAntiochipueros,scitisRomaenuperfuisse," Cicero, Verr. 2:4, 27, cf. de senectute 17, 59; (Vergil Aen. 9, 223)); of a Roman emperor, 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Peter 2:17, cf. Revelation 17:9 (10), (so in secular writings in the Roman age, as in Josephus, b. j. 5, 13, 6; Herodian, 2, 4, 8 (4 Bekker); of the son of the emperor, ibid. 1, 5, 15 (5 Bekker)); of the Messiah, ὁ βασιλεύς τῶν Ἰουδαίων, Matthew 2:2, etc.; τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Mark 15:32; John 1:49 (50); ; of Christians, as to reign over the world with Christ in the millennial kingdom, Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10 (Rec. in both passages and (Griesbach in the latter; see βασιλεία, 3 e.); of God, the supreme ruler over all, Matthew 5:35; 1 Timothy 1:17 (see αἰών, 2); Revelation 15:3; βασιλεύς βασιλέων, Revelation 17:14 (but here, as in Revelation 19:16 of the victorious Messiah); ὁ βασιλεία τῶν βασιλευόντων, 1 Timothy 6:15 (2 Macc. 13:4; 3Macc. 5:35; Enoch 9, 4; (84, 2; Philo de decal. § 10); cf. (κύριος τῶν βασιλειῶν, Daniel 2:47); κύριος τῶν κυρίων, Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 135:3<10> (; (so of the king of the Parthians, Plutarch, Pomp. § 38, 1)).
Probably from basis (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively) -- king.
see GREEK basis βασιλεα βασιλέα βασιλέας βασιλει βασιλεί βασιλεῖ βασιλέι βασιλεις βασιλείς βασιλεῖς βασιλευ βασιλεύ βασιλεῦ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ βασιλεύς βασιλεὺς βασιλέυς βασιλεύσι βασιλευσιν βασιλεύσιν βασιλεῦσιν ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ βασιλέων βασιλεως βασιλεώς βασιλέως βασιλύσιν basilea basiléa basilei basileî basileis basileîs BASILEoN BASILEŌN basiléon basiléōn basileos basileōs basiléos basiléōs basileu basileû BASILEUS basileús basileùs basileusin basileûsin
Strong's Greek 935
βασιλέα — 15 Occ.
βασιλεῖ — 6 Occ.
βασιλεῖς — 16 Occ.
βασιλέων — 11 Occ.
βασιλέως — 9 Occ.
βασιλεῦ — 9 Occ.
βασιλεὺς — 48 Occ.
βασιλεῦσιν — 1 Occ.
Matthew 1:6 N-AMS
BIB: Δαυὶδ τὸν βασιλέα Δαυὶδ δὲ
NAS: of David the king. David
KJV: begat David the king; and David
INT: David the king David moreover
Matthew 2:1 N-GMS
BIB: Ἡρῴδου τοῦ βασιλέως ἰδοὺ μάγοι
NAS: of Herod the king, magi
KJV: of Herod the king, behold,
INT: of Herod the king behold magi
Matthew 2:2 N-NMS
BIB: ὁ τεχθεὶς βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων
NAS: is He who has been born King of the Jews?
KJV: he that is born King of the Jews?
INT: the [one] having been born King of the Jews
Matthew 2:3 N-NMS
BIB: δὲ ὁ βασιλεὺς Ἡρῴδης ἐταράχθη
NAS: When Herod the king heard
KJV: Herod the king had heard
INT: moreover the king Herod he was troubled
Matthew 2:9 N-GMS
BIB: ἀκούσαντες τοῦ βασιλέως ἐπορεύθησαν καὶ
NAS: hearing the king, they went their way;
KJV: they had heard the king, they departed;
INT: having heard the king went away and
Matthew 5:35 N-GMS
BIB: τοῦ μεγάλου βασιλέως
NAS: for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING.
KJV: the city of the great King.
INT: of the great King
Matthew 10:18 N-AMP
BIB: δὲ καὶ βασιλεῖς ἀχθήσεσθε ἕνεκεν
NAS: governors and kings for My sake,
KJV: governors and kings for my sake,
INT: also and kings you will be brought on account of
Matthew 11:8 N-GMP
BIB: οἴκοις τῶν βασιλέων εἰσίν
NAS: soft [clothing] are in kings' palaces!
KJV: [clothing] are in kings' houses.
INT: houses the of kings are
Matthew 14:9 N-NMS
BIB: λυπηθεὶς ὁ βασιλεὺς διὰ τοὺς
NAS: Although he was grieved, the king commanded
KJV: And the king was sorry:
INT: having been grieved the king but on account of the
Matthew 17:25 N-NMP
BIB: Σίμων οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς γῆς
NAS: From whom do the kings of the earth
KJV: whom do the kings of the earth take
INT: Simon The kings of the earth
Matthew 18:23 N-DMS
BIB: οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ ὃς ἠθέλησεν
NAS: may be compared to a king who
KJV: unto a certain king, which
INT: heavens to a man a king who would
Matthew 21:5 N-NMS
BIB: Ἰδοὺ ὁ βασιλεύς σου ἔρχεταί
NAS: BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING
KJV: Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,
INT: Behold the king of you comes
Matthew 22:2 N-DMS
BIB: οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ ὅστις ἐποίησεν
KJV: unto a certain king, which
INT: heavens to a man a king who made
Matthew 22:7 N-NMS
BIB: ὁ δὲ βασιλεὺς ὠργίσθη καὶ
NAS: But the king was enraged, and he sent
KJV: But when the king heard
INT: moreover [the] king was angry and
Matthew 22:11 N-NMS
BIB: δὲ ὁ βασιλεὺς θεάσασθαι τοὺς
NAS: But when the king came
KJV: And when the king came in to see
INT: moreover the king to see the
Matthew 22:13 N-NMS
BIB: τότε ὁ βασιλεὺς εἶπεν τοῖς
NAS: Then the king said to the servants,
KJV: said the king to the servants,
INT: Then the king said to the
Matthew 25:34 N-NMS
BIB: ἐρεῖ ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῖς ἐκ
NAS: Then the King will say to those
KJV: Then shall the King say unto them on
INT: will say the king to those on
Matthew 25:40 N-NMS
BIB: ἀποκριθεὶς ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐρεῖ αὐτοῖς
NAS: The King will answer and say
KJV: And the King shall answer and say
INT: having answered the king will say to them
Matthew 27:11 N-NMS
BIB: εἶ ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων
NAS: Him, saying, Are You the King of the Jews?
KJV: Art thou the King of the Jews? And
INT: are the king of the Jews
Matthew 27:29 N-VMS
BIB: λέγοντες Χαῖρε βασιλεῦ τῶν Ἰουδαίων
NAS: Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
KJV: saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
INT: saying Hail king of the Jews
Matthew 27:37 N-NMS
BIB: ΙΗΣΟΥΣ Ο ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΙΟΥΔΑΙΩΝ
NAS: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
KJV: IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
INT: Jesus the king of the Jews
Matthew 27:42 N-NMS
BIB: δύναται σῶσαι βασιλεὺς Ἰσραήλ ἐστιν
NAS: Himself. He is the King of Israel;
KJV: If he be the King of Israel, let him
INT: his is able to save King of Israel he is
Mark 6:14 N-NMS
BIB: ἤκουσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Ἡρῴδης φανερὸν
NAS: And King Herod heard
KJV: [them].And king Herod heard
INT: heard the king Herod [of him] well known
Mark 6:22 N-NMS
BIB: ὁ δὲ βασιλεὺς εἶπεν τῷ
NAS: and his dinner guests; and the king said
KJV: them that sat with him, the king said
INT: and [the] king said to the
Mark 6:25 N-AMS
BIB: πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα ᾐτήσατο λέγουσα
NAS: in a hurry to the king and asked,
KJV: unto the king, and asked,
INT: to the king she asked saying