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Result 1- World
  1. kosmos
  2. aion
  3. oikoumene

1.     World kosmos primarily "order, arrangement, ornament, adornment" 1 Pet 3:3, see kosmos under ADORN), is used to denote
(a) the "earth," e.g., Matt. 13;35; John 21:25; Acts 17:24; Rom 1:20 (probably here the universe: it had this meaning among the Greeks, owing to the order observable in it); 1 Tim 6:7; Heb 4:3; Heb 9:26;
(b) the "earth" in contrast with Heaven, 1 John 3:17 (perhaps also Rom 4:13);
(c) by metonymy, the "human race, mankind," e.g., Matt 5:14; John 1:9 [here "that cometh (RV, 'coming') into the world" is said of Christ, not of "every man;" by His coming into the world He was the light for all men]; 1 John 3:10; 1 John 3:16,17 (thrice), 1 John 3:19; 1 John 4:42, and frequently in Rom. 1 Cor. and 1 John;
(d) "Gentiles" as distinguished from Jews, e.g., Rom 11:12,15, where the meaning is that all who will may be reconciled (cp. 2 Cor 5:19);
(e) the "present condition of human affairs," in alienation from and opposition to God, e.g., John 7:7; John 8:23; John 14:30; 1 Cor 2:12; Gal 4:3; Gal 6:14; Col 2:8; James 1:27; 1 John 4:5 (thrice); 1 John 5:19;
(f) the "sum of temporal possessions," Matt 16:26; 1 Cor 7:31 (1st part);
(g) metaphorically, of the "tongue" as "a world (of iniquity)," James 3:6; expressive of magnitude and variety.

See also : kosmos

2.     World aion "an age, a period of time," marked in the NT usage by spiritual or moral characteristics, is sometimes translated "world;" the RV marg. always has "age." The following are details concerning the world in this respect; its cares, Matt 13:22; its sons, Luke 16:8; Luke 20:34; its rulers, 1 Cor 2:6,8; its wisdom, 1 Cor 1:20; 1 Cor 2:6; 1 Cor 3:18, its fashion, Rom 12:2; its character, Gal 1:4; its god, 2 Cor 4:4. The phrase "the end of the world" should be rendered "the end of the age," in most places (see sunteleia under END); in 1 Cor 10:11, AV, "the ends (tele) of the world," RV, "the ends of the ages," probably signifies the fulfillment of the Divine purposes concerning the ages in regard to the church [this would come under END]. In Heb 11:3 [lit., "the ages (have been prepared)"] the word indicates all that the successive periods contain; cp. Heb 1:2. Aion is always to be distinguished from kosmos, even where the two seem to express the same idea, e.g., 1 Cor 3:18, aion, 1 Cor 3:19, kosmos; the two are used together in Eph 2:2, lit., "the age of this world." For a list of phrases containing aion, with their respective meanings, see EVER.

See also : aion

3.     World oikoumene "the inhabited earth" (see oikoumene under EARTH), is used
(a) of the whole inhabited world, Matt 24:14; Luke 4:5; Luke 21:26; Rom 10:18; Heb 1:6; Rev 3:10; Rev 16:14; by metonymy, of its inhabitants, Acts 17:31; Rev 12:9;
(b) of the Roman Empire, the world as viewed by the writer or speaker, Luke 2:1; Acts 11:28; Acts 24:5; by metonymy, of its inhabitants, Acts 17:6; Acts 19:27;
(c) the inhabited world in a coming age, Heb 2:5.

(1) In Rev 13:3, AV, ge, "the earth" (RV), is translated "world."
(2) For phrases containing aionios, e.g., Rom 16:25; 2 Tim 1:9; Titus 1:2, see aionios under ETERNAL.

See also : oikoumene

Result 2- Worldly
kosmikos "pertaining to this world," is used
(a) in Heb 9:1, of the tabernacle, AV, "wordly," RV, "of this world" (i.e., made of mundane materials, adapted to this visible world, local and transitory);
(b) in Titus 2:12, ethically, of "worldly lusts," or desires.

Result 3- World rulers
For WORLD RULERS, Eph 6:12, RV, see kosmokrator under RULER

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