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Lexicon :: Strong's G3474 - mōros

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mōros (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from the base of μυστήριον (G3466)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:832,620

Strong’s Definitions

μωρός mōrós, mo-ros'; probably from the base of G3466; dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd:—fool(-ish, X -ishness).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's G3474 in the following manner: foolish (7x), fool (5x), foolishness (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's G3474 in the following manner: foolish (7x), fool (5x), foolishness (1x).
  1. foolish

  2. impious, godless

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μωρός mōrós, mo-ros'; probably from the base of G3466; dull or stupid (as if shut up), i.e. heedless, (morally) blockhead, (apparently) absurd:—fool(-ish, X -ishness).
μωρός, μωρά, μωρόν (on the accent cf. Winers Grammar, 52 (51); Chandler §§ 404, 405), foolish: with τυφλός, Matthew 23:17, 19 (here T Tr WH text omit; L brackets μωροί); τό μωρόν τοῦ Θεοῦ, an act or appointment of God deemed foolish by men, 1 Corinthians 1:25; equivalent to without learning or erudition, 1 Corinthians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 4:10; imprudent, without forethought or wisdom, Matthew 7:26; Matthew 23:17, 19 (see above); Matthew 25:2f, 8; equivalent to empty, useless, ζητήσεις, 2 Timothy 2:23; Titus 3:9; in imitation of the Hebrew נָבָל (cf. Psalm 13:1 (Ps. 14:1); Job 2:10) equivalent to impious, godless (because such a man neglects and despises what relates to salvation), Matthew 5:22; (some take the word here as a Hebrew term (מורֶה, rebel) expressive of condemnation; cf. Numbers 20:10; Psalm 78:8; but see the Syriac; Field, Otium Norv. pars iii. at the passage; Levy, Neuhebräisch. u. Chald. Wörterbuch under the word מורום). (the Sept. for נָבָל, Deuteronomy 32:6; Isaiah 32:5f; for כְּסִיל, Psalm 93:8 (Ps. 94:8). (Aeschylus, Sophocles, others.))
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

13:1; 14:1; 78:8; 94:8
5:22; 7:26; 23:17; 23:17; 23:19; 23:19; 25:2; 25:8
1 Corinthians
1:25; 1:27; 3:18; 4:10
2 Timothy

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3474 matches the Greek μωρός (mōros),
which occurs 13 times in 13 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:22 - “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be answerable to the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘[fn]You good-for-nothing,’ shall be answerable to [fn]the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool G3474,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the [fn]fiery hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:26 - “And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not [fn]act on them, will be like a foolish G3474 man who built his house on the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:17 - “You fools G3474 and blind men! Which is [fn]more important, the gold or the [fn]temple that sanctified the gold?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:19 - “You blind men, which is [fn]more important, the [fn]offering or the altar that sanctifies the [fn]offering?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:2 - “Five of them were foolish G3474, and five were prudent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:3 - “For when the foolish G3474 took their lamps, they did not take extra oil with them;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:8 - “But the foolish G3474 virgins said to the prudent ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:25 - For the foolishness G3474 of God is wiser than mankind, and the weakness of God is stronger than mankind.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:27 - but God has chosen the foolish G3474 things G3474 of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:18 - Take care that no one deceives himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish G3474, so that he may become wise.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:10 - We are fools G3474 on account of Christ, but you are prudent in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are without honor!
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:23 - But refuse foolish G3474 and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce [fn]quarrels.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:9 - But avoid foolish G3474 controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are useless and worthless.
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