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Lexicon :: Strong's G3483 - nai

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nai (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary particle of strong affirmation
33x in 2 unique form(s)
34x in 4 unique form(s)
4x in 2 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

ναί naí, nahee; a primary particle of strong affirmation; yes:—even so, surely, truth, verily, yea, yes.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's G3483 in the following manner: yea (23x), even so (5x), yes (3x), truth (1x), verily (1x), surely (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's G3483 in the following manner: yea (23x), even so (5x), yes (3x), truth (1x), verily (1x), surely (1x).
  1. yea, verily, truly, assuredly, even so

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ναί naí, nahee; a primary particle of strong affirmation; yes:—even so, surely, truth, verily, yea, yes.
ναί, a particle of assertion or confirmation (akin to νή; cf. Donaldson, Cratylus § 189), from Homer down, yea, verily, truly, assuredly, even so: Matthew 11:26; Luke 10:21; Philemon 1:20; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 16:7; Revelation 22:20; ναί, λέγω ὑμῖν κτλ., Matthew 11:9; Luke 7:26; Luke 11:51; Luke 12:5; ναί, λέγει τό πνεῦμα, Revelation 14:13; it is responsive and confirmatory of the substance of some question or statement: Matthew 9:28; Matthew 13:51; Matthew 15:27; Matthew 17:25; Matthew 21:16; Mark 7:28; John 11:27; John 21:15; Acts 5:8 (Acts 5:9); Acts 22:27; Romans 3:29; a repeated ναί, most assuredly (A. V. yea, yea), expresses emphatic assertion, Matthew 5:37; ἤτω ὑμῶν τό ναί ναί, let your ναί be ναί, i. e. let your allegation be true, James 5:12 (Buttmann, 163 (142); Winer's Grammar, 59 (58)); εἶναι or γίνεσθαι ναί καί οὐ, to be or show oneself double-tongued, i. e. faithless, wavering, false, 2 Corinthians 1:18f; ἵνα παῥ ἐμοί τό ναί ναί καί τό οὐ οὐ, that with me should be found both a solemn affirmation and a most emphatic denial, i. e. that I so form my resolves as, at the dictate of pleasure or profit, not to carry them out, ibid. 17 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 460 (429)); ναί ἐν αὐτῷ γέγονεν, in him what was promised has come to pass, 2 Corinthians 1:19; ἐπαγγελίαι ἐν αὐτῷ τό ναί namely, γεγόνασιν, have been fulfilled, have been confirmed by the event, 2 Corinthians 1:20 (cf. Meyer at the passage). It is a particle of appeal or entreaty, like the (English yea) (German ja): with an imperative, ναί... συλλαμβάνου αὐταῖς, Philippians 4:3 (where Rec. has καί for ναί); ναί ἔρχου, Revelation 22:20 Rec.; so ναί ναί, Judith 9:12. (A classification of the uses of ναί in the N. T. is given by Ellicott on Philippians 4:3; cf. Green, 'Grit. Note' on Matthew 11:26.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

5:37; 9:28; 11:9; 11:26; 11:26; 13:51; 15:27; 17:25; 21:16
7:26; 10:21; 11:51; 12:5
11:27; 21:15
5:8; 5:9; 22:27
2 Corinthians
1:18; 1:19; 1:20
4:3; 4:3
1:7; 14:13; 16:7; 22:20; 22:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3483 matches the Greek ναί (nai),
which occurs 34 times in 29 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:37 - But let your communication be, Yea, G3483 yea; G3483 Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:28 - And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, G3483 Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:9 - But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, G3483 I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:26 - Even so, G3483 Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:51 - Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, G3483 Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:27 - And she said, Truth, G3483 Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:25 - He saith, Yes. G3483 And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:16 - And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; G3483 have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:28 - And she answered and said unto him, Yes, G3483 Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:26 - But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, G3483 I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
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: even so, G3483 Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:51 - From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily G3483 I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:5 - But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, G3483 I say unto you, Fear him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:27 - She saith unto him, Yea, G3483 Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:15 - So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, G3483 Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:16 - He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, G3483 Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:8 - And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, G3483 for so much.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:27 - Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. G3483
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:29 - Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, G3483 of the Gentiles also:
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:17 - When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea G3483 yea, G3483 and nay nay?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:18 - But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea G3483 and nay.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:19 - For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea G3483 and nay, but in him was yea. G3483
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:20 - For all the promises of God in him are yea, G3483 and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - Yea, G3483 brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:12 - But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea G3483 be yea; G3483 and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:7 - Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, G3483 Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:13 - And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, G3483 saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:7 - And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, G3483 Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:20 - He which testifieth these things saith, Surely G3483 I come quickly. Amen. Even so, G3483 come, Lord Jesus.
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