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Lexicon :: Strong's G3516 - nēpios

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νήπιος
Transliteration
nēpios
Pronunciation
nā'-pē-os (Key)
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
From an obsolete particle ne- (implying negation) and ἔπος (G2031)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:912,631

Strong’s Definitions

νήπιος nḗpios, nay'-pee-os; from an obsolete particle νή- nḗ- (implying negation) and G2031; not speaking, i.e. an infant (minor); figuratively, a simple-minded person, an immature Christian:—babe, child (+ -ish).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's G3516 in the following manner: child (7x), babe (6x), childish (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's G3516 in the following manner: child (7x), babe (6x), childish (1x).
  1. an infant, little child

  2. a minor, not of age

  3. metaph. childish, untaught, unskilled

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
νήπιος nḗpios, nay'-pee-os; from an obsolete particle νή- nḗ- (implying negation) and G2031; not speaking, i.e. an infant (minor); figuratively, a simple-minded person, an immature Christian:—babe, child (+ -ish).
STRONGS NT 3516: νήπιος
νήπιος, νήπια, νήπιον (from νή, an insep. neg. prefix (Latinnefas, nequam, nisi, etc. cf. Curtius, § 437), and ἔπος); as in Greek writers from Homer down,
a. an infant, little child: Matthew 21:16 (from Psalm 8:3); 1 Corinthians 13:11; the Sept. especially for עולֵל and עולָל.
b. a minor, not of age: Galatians 4:1 (cf. Lightfoot at the passage).
c. metaphorically, childish, untaught, unskilled (the Sept. for פְּתִי, Psalm 18:8 (Ps. 19:8); Psalm 118:130 (Ps. 119:130); Proverbs 1:32): Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Romans 2:20; Galatians 4:3; Ephesians 4:14; opposed to τέλειοι, the more advanced in understanding and knowledge, Hebrews 5:13f. (Philo de agric. § 2); νηπίοις ἐν Χριστῷ, in things pertaining to Christ, 1 Corinthians 3:1. In 1 Thessalonians 2:7 L WH (cf. the latter's note at the passage) have hastily received νήπιοι for the common reading ἤπιοι.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
8:3; 18:8; 19:8; 119:130
Proverbs
1:32
Matthew
11:25; 21:16
Luke
10:21
Romans
2:20
1 Corinthians
3:1; 13:11
Galatians
4:1; 4:3
Ephesians
4:14
1 Thessalonians
2:7
Hebrews
5:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3516 matches the Greek νήπιος (nēpios),
which occurs 14 times in 10 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:25 - At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. G3516
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:16 - And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes G3516 and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:21 - In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: G3516 even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:20 - An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, G3516 which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:1 - And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes G3516 in Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:11 - When I was a child, G3516 I spake as a child, G3516 I understood as a child, G3516 I thought as a child: G3516 but when I became a man, I put away childish things. G3516
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:1 - Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, G3516 differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:3 - Even so we, when we were children, G3516 were in bondage under the elements of the world:
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:14 - That we henceforth be no more children, G3516 tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:13 - For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. G3516
 
 
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