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Strongs Number: G2205


Greek Word
ζῆλος
Transliteration
zēlos
Phonetic
dzay'-los
Part of Speech
Noun
Strongs Definition

properly heat that is (figuratively) zeal (in a favorable sense ardor; in an unfavorable one jealousy as of a husband [figuratively of God] or an enemy malice)

Thayers Definition

1. excitement of mind, ardour, fervour of spirit

a. zeal, ardour in embracing, pursuing, defending anything

1. zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing

2. the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal

b. an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy

Origin
From G2204
Bible Usage
emulation envy (-ing) fervent mind indignation jealousy zeal.