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Lexicon :: Strong's G3816 - pais

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παῖς
Transliteration
pais (Key)
Pronunciation
pi's (Key)
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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps from παίω (G3817)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

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: παῖς
παῖς, genitive παιδός, , , from Homer down; in the N. T. only in the Gospels and Acts;
1. a child, boy or girl; the Sept. for נַעַר and נַעֲרָה (Genesis 24:28; Deuteronomy 22:15, etc.): παῖς, Matthew 17:18; Luke 2:43; Luke 9:42; Acts 20:12; παῖς, Luke 8:51, 54; plural infants, children, Matthew 2:16; Matthew 21:15; παῖς τίνος, the son of one, John 4:51.
2. (Like the Latin puer, 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. 310c. and often; Diodorus 17, 76; others; so the Sept. times without number for עֶבֶד (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 30, no. 3); cf. the similar use of German Bursch (French garcon, 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 יְהוָה עֶבֶד, παῖς τοῦ Θεοῦ 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 and Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 59, 2 ); in the O. T. also Moses, Nehemiah 1:7f; the prophets, 1 Esdr. 8:79(81); Baruch 2:20, 24; and others. [Synonym: παῖς, παιδάριον, παιδίον, παιδίσκη, τέκνον: The grammarian Aristophanes is quoted by Ammonius (s.v. γέρων) as defining thus: παιδίον, τὸ τρεφόμενον ὑπὸ τιθηνοῦ· παιδάριον δέ, τὸ ἤδη περιπατοῦν καὶ τῆς λέξεως ἀντεχόμενον· παιδίσκος δʹ͵ ὁ ἐν τῂ ἐχομένῃ ἡλικίᾳ· παῖς δʹ διὰ τῶν ἐγκυκλίων μαθημάτων δυνάμενος ἰέναι· Philo (de mund. opif. §36) quotes the physician Hippocrates as follows; ἐν ἀνθρώπου ϕύσει ἑπτά έἰσιν ὧραι κ.τ.λ.· παιδίον μέν ἐστιν ἄχρις ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν͵ ὀδόντων ἐκβολῆς· ταῖς δὲ ἄχρι γονῆς ἐκϕύσεως͵ εἰς τὰ δὶς ἑπτά· μειράκιον δὲ ἄχρι γενείου λαχνώσεως͵ ἐς τὰ τρὶς ἑπτά͵ etc., According to Schmidt, παιδίον denotes a child up to its first school years; παῖς is a child of any age; (παιδίσκος and παιδίσκη, 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 ἐκ παιδός (most frequently). or ἐκ παιδίου, or ἐκ (ὰπό) παιδαρίου. παῖς and τέκνον denote a child alike as respects descent and age, reference to the latter being more prominent in the former word, to descent in τέκνον; but the period παῖς 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 παῖς 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

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

BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
24:28; 41:37
Deuteronomy
22:15
1 Samuel
16:15; 16:16; 16:17; 18:22; 18:26
Nehemiah
1:7
Psalms
17:1; 18:1; 35:1; 36:1; 68:18; 69:18; 112:1; 113:1
Isaiah
41:8; 42:1; 42:19; 44:1; 44:21
Daniel
1; 2:7
Matthew
2:16; 8:6; 8:8; 8:13; 12:18; 14:2; 17:18; 21:15
Luke
1:54; 1:69; 2:43; 7:7; 7:10; 8:51; 8:54; 9:42; 12:45; 15:26
John
4:51
Acts
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 26 times in 24 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:16 - Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:6 - “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:8 - But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:13 - And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:18 - “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:2 - and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead; that is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:18 - And Jesus rebuked the demon,[fn] and it[fn] came out of him, and the boy was healed instantly.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:15 - But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:54 - He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:69 - and has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of his servant David,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:43 - And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:7 - Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:51 - And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:54 - But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:42 - While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:45 - But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:26 - And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:51 - As he was going down, his servants[fn] met him and told him that his son was recovering.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:13 - The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant[fn] Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:26 - God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:25 - who through the mouth of our father David, your servant,[fn] said by the Holy Spirit,
“‘Why did the Gentiles rage,
and the peoples plot in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:27 - for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:30 - while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:12 - And they took the youth away alive, and were not a little comforted.
 
 
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