G5204 – hudor, hudatos – ὕδωρ, ὕδατος water

Strong’s ID:
Greek Word:
ὕδωρ, ὕδατος
hudor, hudatos
Part of Speech:
noun neuter
from the base of
, water
Usage Count:
Find “hudor, hudatos” in the Bible (New Testament)

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Word Picture:

The Greek word “hudor” simply means “water.” However, its significance is deeply intertwined with both life-sustaining and life-taking properties, given its necessity for survival and its unpredictable, often destructive, force in nature.

“Living water,” refers to flowing, fresh water—typically from a spring or a flowing river. This contrasts with stagnant water, which can become a breeding ground for disease and impurities. The term underscores the dynamic and life-sustaining nature of such water. This is why Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as “living water,” pointing to him as the source of spiritual vitality, cleansing, and renewal.

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

genitive case, ὕδατος hudatos hoo’-dat-os, etc.; from the base of ; water (as if rainy) literally or figuratively:—water.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) water
1a) of water in rivers, in fountains, in pools
1b) of the water of the deluge
1c) of water in any of the earth’s repositories
1d) of water as the primary element, out of and through which the world that was before the deluge, arose and was compacted
1e) of the waves of the sea
1f) fig. used of many peoples

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.