Word: teknon

Pronounce: tek'-non

Strongs Number: G5043

Orig: from the base of 5098; a child (as produced):--child, daughter, son. G5098

Use: TDNT-5:636,759 Noun Neuter

Heb Strong: H319 H1004 H1121 H1248 H1755 H2945 H3205 H3206 H5768 H6529 H6631

    1) offspring, children
    1a) child
    1a) a male child, a son
    1b) metaph.
    1b1) the name transferred to that intimate and reciprocal relationship formed between men by the bonds of love, friendship, trust, just as between parents and children
    1b2) in affectionate address, such as patrons, helpers, teachers and the like employ: my child
    1b3) in the NT, pupils or disciples are called children of their teachers, because the latter by their instruction nourish the minds of their pupils and mould their characters
    1b4) children of God: in the OT of "the people of Israel" as especially dear to God, in the NT, in Paul's writings, all who are led by the Spirit of God and thus closely related to God
    1b5) children of the devil: those who in thought and action are prompted by the devil, and so reflect his character
    1c) metaph.
    1c1) of anything who depends upon it, is possessed by a desire or affection for it, is addicted to it
    1c2) one who is liable to any fate
    1c2a) thus children of a city: it citizens and inhabitants
    1c3) the votaries of wisdom, those souls who have, as it were, been nurtured and moulded by wisdom
    1c4) cursed children, exposed to a curse and doomed to God's wrath or penalty

    For Synonyms see entry G5868 & G5943