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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 deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:6 - saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:8 - The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:13 - Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:18 - “Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,
My Beloved
in whom My soul is well pleased!
I will put My Spirit upon Him,
And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:2 - and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:18 - And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:15 - But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “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 - When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother[fn] did not know it;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:7 - “Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:51 - When He came into the house, He permitted no one to go in[fn] except Peter, James, and John,[fn] and the father and mother of the girl.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:54 - But He put them all outside,[fn] took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:42 - And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:45 - “But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:26 - “So he called one of the servants 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, “Your son lives!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:13 - “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:26 - “To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:25 - “who by the mouth of Your servant David[fn] have said:

‘Why did the nations rage,
And the people plot vain things?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:27 - “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:30 - “by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:12 - And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.
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