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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.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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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 make sure your statement is, ‘[fn]Yes G3483, yes G3483or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is [fn]of evil origin.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:28 - And after He entered the house, the men who were blind came up to Him, and Jesus *said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They *said to Him, “Yes G3483, Lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:9 - [fn]But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes G3483, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:26 - “Yes G3483, Father, for this way was well pleasing in Your sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:51 - “Have you understood all these things?” They *said to Him, “Yes G3483.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:27 - And she said, “Yes G3483, Lord; but please help, for even the dogs feed on the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:25 - He *said, “Yes G3483.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or [fn]poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:16 - and they said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” And Jesus *said to them, “Yes G3483. Have you never read, ‘FROM THE MOUTHS OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:28 - But she answered and *said to Him, “Yes G3483, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children’s crumbs.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:26 - “But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes G3483, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:21 - At that very [fn]time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I [fn]praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes G3483, Father, for doing so was well pleasing in Your sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:51 - from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the house of God; yes G3483, I tell you, it shall be charged [fn]against this generation.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:5 - “But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed someone, has the power to throw that person into [fn]hell; yes G3483, I tell you, fear [fn]Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 11:27 - She *said to Him, “Yes G3483, Lord; I have come to believe that You are the [fn]Christ, the Son of God, and [fn]He who comes into the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:15 - Now when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you [fn]love Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes G3483, Lord; You know that I [fn]love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:16 - He *said to him again, a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you [fn]love Me?” He *said to Him, “Yes G3483, Lord; You know that I [fn]love You.” He *said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:8 - And Peter responded to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for [fn]this price?” And she said, “Yes G3483, for [fn]that price.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:27 - The commander came and said to [fn]Paul, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” And he said, “Yes G3483.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:29 - Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes G3483, of Gentiles also,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:17 - Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I decide, do I decide according to the flesh, so that with me there will be [fn]yes G3483, yes G3483 and no, no at the same time?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:18 - But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes G3483 and no.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:19 - For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes G3483 and no, but has been yes G3483 in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:20 - For as many as the promises of God are, in Him they are yes G3483; therefore through Him also is our Amen to the glory of God through us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:20 - Yes G3483, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 5:12 - But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but [fn]your yes G3483 is to be yes G3483, and your no, no, so that you do not fall under judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:7 - BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. [fn]So G3483 it G3483 is G3483 to G3483 be G3483. Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:13 - And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes G3483,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:7 - And I heard the altar saying, “Yes G3483, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:20 - He who testifies to these things says, “Yes G3483, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
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