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Lexicon :: Strong's G3816 - pais

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pī's (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps from παίω (G3817)
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TDNT Reference: 5:636,759

Strong’s Definitions

παῖς paîs, paheece; perhaps from G3817; a boy (as often beaten with impunity), or (by analogy), a girl, and (genitive case) a child; specially, a slave or servant (especially a minister to a king; and by eminence to God):—child, maid(-en), (man) servant, son, young man.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's G3816 in the following manner: servant (10x), child (7x), son (Christ) (2x), son (1x), manservant (1x), maid (1x), maiden (1x), young man (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's G3816 in the following manner: servant (10x), child (7x), son (Christ) (2x), son (1x), manservant (1x), maid (1x), maiden (1x), young man (1x).
  1. a child, boy or girl

    1. infants, children

  2. servant, slave

    1. an attendant, servant, spec. a king's attendant, minister

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
παῖς paîs, paheece; perhaps from G3817; a boy (as often beaten with impunity), or (by analogy), a girl, and (genitive case) a child; specially, a slave or servant (especially a minister to a king; and by eminence to God):—child, maid(-en), (man) servant, son, young man.
STRONGS NT 3816: pa??
pa??, genitive pa?d??, ?, ?, from Homer down; in the N. T. only in the Gospels and Acts;
1. a child, boy or girl; the Sept. for ????? and ??????? (Genesis 24:28; Deuteronomy 22:15, etc.): ? pa??, Matthew 17:18; Luke 2:43; Luke 9:42; Acts 20:12; ? pa??, Luke 8:51, 54; plural infants, children, Matthew 2:16; Matthew 21:15; ? pa?? t????, the son of one, John 4:51.
2. (Like the Latinpuer, equivalent to) servant, slave (Aeschylus choëph. 652; Aristophanes nub. 18, 132; Xenophon, mem. 3, 13, 6; symp. 1, 11; 2, 23; Plato, Charm., p. 155 a.; Protag., p. 310{c}. and often; Diodorus 17, 76; others; so the Sept. times without number for ????? (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 30, no. 3); cf. the similar use of German Bursch (Frenchgarcon, English boy)): Matthew 8:6, 8, 13; Luke 7:7 cf. Luke 7:10; Luke 12:45; Luke 15:26. an attendant, servant, specifically, a king's attendant, minister: Matthew 14:2 (Diodorus 17:36; hardly so in the earlier Greek writings; Genesis 41:37; 1 Samuel 16:15-17; 1 Samuel 18:22, 26; Daniel 2:7; 1 Macc. 1:6, 8; 1 Esdr. 2:16 1 Esdr. 5:33, 35); hence, in imitation of the Hebrew ?????? ?????, pa?? t?? Te?? is used of a devout worshipper of God, one who fulfils God's will (Psalm 68:18 (Ps. 69:18); Psalm 112:1 (Ps. 113:1); Wis. 2:13, etc.) thus, the people of Israel, Luke 1:54 (Isaiah 41:8; Isaiah 42:19; Isaiah 44:1f, 21, etc.); David, Luke 1:69; Acts 4:25 (Psalm 17:1 (Ps. 18:1); Ps 35:1 (Ps. 36:1) (Ald., Complutensian), etc.); likewise any upright and godly man whose agency God employs in executing his purposes; thus in the N. T. Jesus the Messiah: Matthew 12:18 (from Isaiah 42:1); Acts 3:13, 26; Acts 4:27, 30 (cf. Harnack on the Epistle of Barnabas 6, 1 [ET] and Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 59, 2 [ET]); in the O. T. also Moses, Nehemiah 1:7f; the prophets, 1 Esdr. 8:79(81); Baruch 2:20, 24; and others. [Synonym: pa??, pa?d?????, pa?d???, pa?d?s??, t?????: The grammarian Aristophanes is quoted by Ammonius (s.v. ?????) as defining thus: pa?d???, t? t?ef?µe??? ?p? t??????· pa?d????? d?, t? ?d? pe??pat??? ?a? t?? ???e?? ??te??µe???· pa?d?s??? d'? ? ?? t? ???µ??? ??????· pa?? d' d?? t?? ????????? µa??µ?t?? d???µe??? ???a?· Philo (de mund. opif. §36) quotes the physician Hippocrates as follows; ?? ?????p?? ??se? ?pt? ??s?? ??a? ?.t.?.· pa?d??? µ?? ?st?? ????? ?pt? ?t??? ?d??t?? ??ß????· ta?? d? ???? ????? ????se??? e?? t? d?? ?pt?· µe??????? d? ???? ?e?e??? ?a???se??? ?? t? t??? ?pt?? etc., According to Schmidt, pa?d??? denotes a child up to its first school years; pa?? is a child of any age; (pa?d?s??? and pa?d?s??, in which reference to descent quite disappears, cover the years of late childhood and early youth. But usage is untrammelled; from a child is expressed either by ?? pa?d?? (most frequently). or ?? pa?d???, or ?? (?p?) pa?da????. pa?? and t????? denote a child alike as respects descent and age, reference to the latter being more prominent in the former word, to descent in t?????; but the period pa?? covers is not sharply defined; and, in classic usage as in modern, youthful designations cleave to the female sex longer than to the male. See Schmidt ch. 69; Höhne in Luthardt's Zeitschrift u. s. w. for 1882, p. 57 sqq.] On the elasticity of the term pa?? as respects age, see Bp. Lghtft. Apostolic Fathers, Pt. II. vol. i. p. 432 note.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

24:28; 41:37
1 Samuel
16:15; 16:16; 16:17; 18:22; 18:26
17:1; 18:1; 35:1; 36:1; 68:18; 69:18; 112:1; 113:1
41:8; 42:1; 42:19; 44:1; 44:21
1; 2:7
2:16; 8:6; 8:8; 8:13; 12:18; 14:2; 17:18; 21:15
1:54; 1:69; 2:43; 7:7; 7:10; 8:51; 8:54; 9:42; 12:45; 15:26
3:13; 3:26; 4:25; 4:27; 4:30; 20:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3816 matches the Greek παῖς (pais),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:16 - Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children G3816 that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:6 - And saying, Lord, my servant G3816 lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:8 - The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant G3816 shall be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:13 - And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant G3816 was healed in the selfsame hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:18 - Behold my servant, G3816 whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:2 - And said unto his servants, G3816 This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:18 - And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child G3816 was cured from that very hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:15 - And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children G3816 crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:54 - He hath holpen his servant G3816 Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:69 - And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant G3816 David;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:43 - And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child G3816 Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:7 - Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant G3816 shall be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:51 - And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. G3816
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:54 - And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, G3816 arise.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:42 - And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, G3816 and delivered him again to his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:45 - But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants G3816 and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:26 - And he called one of the servants, G3816 and asked what these things meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:51 - And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son G3816 liveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:13 - The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son G3816 Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:26 - Unto you first God, having raised up his Son G3816 Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:25 - Who by the mouth of thy servant G3816 David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:27 - For of a truth against thy holy child G3816 Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:30 - By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child G3816 Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:12 - And they brought the young man G3816 alive, and were not a little comforted.
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