Stranger - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Adjective (used as noun),G3581, xenos ]
strange" (See No. 1 above), denotes "a stranger, foreigner," Matthew 25:35, Matthew 25:38, Matthew 25:43-Matthew 25:44; Matthew 27:7; Acts 17:21; Ephesians 2:12, Ephesians 2:19; Hebrews 11:13; 3 John 1:5.

[ A-2,Adjective (used as noun),G245, allotrios ]
"strangers," Matthew 17:25-Matthew 17:26; John 10:5 (twice): See No. 2, above.

[ A-3,Adjective (used as noun),G241, allogenes ]
(allos, "another," genos, "a race") occurs in Luke 17:18, of a Samaritan. Moulton and Milligan illustrate the use of the word by the inscription on the Temple barrier, "let no foreigner enter within the screen and enclosure surrounding the sanctuary;" according to Mommsen this inscription was cut by the Romans: cp. PARTITION.


(1) For paroikos, in AV, See SOJOURN, B, No. 1. For parepidemos, in AV, See PILGRIM.

(2) The pronoun heteros, "other," is translated "strangers" in 1 Corinthians 14:21 (2nd part), RV (AV, "other"); cp. STRANGE, A, Note.

[ B-1,Verb,G3580, xenodocheo ]
"to receive strangers" (xenos, No. 1, above, and dechomai, "to receive"), occurs in 1 Timothy 5:10, RV, "(if) she hath used hospitality to strangers," AV, "(if) she have lodged strangers."

Note: For epidemeo, in AV, See SOJOURNER, A, No. 2. For paroikeo, in AV, See SOJOURN, A, No. 1.

[ C-1,Noun,G5381, philoxenia ]
"love of strangers," occurs in Romans 12:13, "hospitality," and Hebrews 13:2, RV, "to show love unto strangers," AV, "to entertain strangers." See ENTERTAIN, Note.

Note: For parokia in Acts 13:17, See SOJOURN, C.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words