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Lexicon :: Strong's G3516 - nēpios

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νήπιος
Transliteration
nēpios (Key)
Pronunciation
nay'-pee-os
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
From an obsolete particle ne- (implying negation) and ἔπος (G2031)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:912,631

Strong’s Definitions

νήπιος nḗpios, nay'-pee-os; from an obsolete particle νή- nḗ- (implying negation) and G2031; not speaking, i.e. an infant (minor); figuratively, a simple-minded person, an immature Christian:—babe, child (+ -ish).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's G3516 in the following manner: child (7x), babe (6x), childish (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's G3516 in the following manner: child (7x), babe (6x), childish (1x).
  1. an infant, little child

  2. a minor, not of age

  3. metaph. childish, untaught, unskilled

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
νήπιος nḗpios, nay'-pee-os; from an obsolete particle νή- nḗ- (implying negation) and G2031; not speaking, i.e. an infant (minor); figuratively, a simple-minded person, an immature Christian:—babe, child (+ -ish).
STRONGS G3516:
νήπιος, νήπια, νήπιον (from νή, an insep. neg. prefix (Latinnefas, nequam, nisi, etc. cf. Curtius, § 437), and ἔπος); as in Greek writers from Homer down,
a. an infant, little child: Matthew 21:16 (from Psalm 8:3); 1 Corinthians 13:11; the Sept. especially for עולֵל and עולָל.
b. a minor, not of age: Galatians 4:1 (cf. Lightfoot at the passage).
c. metaphorically, childish, untaught, unskilled (the Sept. for פְּתִי, Psalm 18:8 (Ps. 19:8); Psalm 118:130 (Ps. 119:130); Proverbs 1:32): Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Romans 2:20; Galatians 4:3; Ephesians 4:14; opposed to τέλειοι, the more advanced in understanding and knowledge, Hebrews 5:13f. (Philo de agric. § 2); νηπίοις ἐν Χριστῷ, in things pertaining to Christ, 1 Corinthians 3:1. In 1 Thessalonians 2:7 L WH (cf. the latter's note at the passage) have hastily received νήπιοι for the common reading ἤπιοι.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
8:3; 18:8; 19:8; 119:130
Proverbs
1:32
Matthew
11:25; 21:16
Luke
10:21
Romans
2:20
1 Corinthians
3:1; 13:11
Galatians
4:1; 4:3
Ephesians
4:14
1 Thessalonians
2:7
Hebrews
5:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3516 matches the Greek νήπιος (nēpios),
which occurs 14 times in 10 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:25 - ἐν ἐκείνῳ τῷ καιρῷ ἀποκριθεὶς Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν ἐξομολογοῦμαί σοι πάτερ κύριε τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ τῆς γῆς ὅτι ἔκρυψας ταῦτα ἀπὸ σοφῶν καὶ συνετῶν καὶ ἀπεκάλυψας αὐτὰ νηπίοις G3516
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:16 - καὶ εἶπαν αὐτῷ ἀκούεις τί οὗτοι λέγουσιν δὲ Ἰησοῦς λέγει αὐτοῖς ναί οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε ὅτι ἐκ στόματος νηπίων G3516 καὶ θηλαζόντων κατηρτίσω αἶνον
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:21 - ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ὥρᾳ ἠγαλλιάσατο ἐν τῷ πνεύματι τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ εἶπεν ἐξομολογοῦμαί σοι πάτερ κύριε τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ τῆς γῆς ὅτι ἀπέκρυψας ταῦτα ἀπὸ σοφῶν καὶ συνετῶν καὶ ἀπεκάλυψας αὐτὰ νηπίοις G3516 ναί πατήρ ὅτι οὕτως εὐδοκία ἐγένετο ἔμπροσθέν σου
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:20 - παιδευτὴν ἀφρόνων διδάσκαλον νηπίων G3516 ἔχοντα τὴν μόρφωσιν τῆς γνώσεως καὶ τῆς ἀληθείας ἐν τῷ νόμῳ
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:1 - κἀγώ ἀδελφοί οὐκ ἠδυνήθην λαλῆσαι ὑμῖν ὡς πνευματικοῖς ἀλλ᾽ ὡς σαρκίνοις ὡς νηπίοις G3516 ἐν Χριστῷ
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:11 - ὅτε ἤμην νήπιος G3516 ἐλάλουν ὡς νήπιος G3516 ἐφρόνουν ὡς νήπιος G3516 ἐλογιζόμην ὡς νήπιος G3516 ὅτε γέγονα ἀνήρ κατήργηκα τὰ τοῦ νηπίου G3516
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:1 - λέγω δέ ἐφ᾽ ὅσον χρόνον κληρονόμος νήπιός G3516 ἐστιν οὐδὲν διαφέρει δούλου κύριος πάντων ὤν
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:3 - οὕτως καὶ ἡμεῖς ὅτε ἦμεν νήπιοι G3516 ὑπὸ τὰ στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου ἤμεθα δεδουλωμένοι
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:14 - ἵνα μηκέτι ὦμεν νήπιοι G3516 κλυδωνιζόμενοι καὶ περιφερόμενοι παντὶ ἀνέμῳ τῆς διδασκαλίας ἐν τῇ κυβείᾳ τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἐν πανουργίᾳ πρὸς τὴν μεθοδείαν τῆς πλάνης
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:13 - πᾶς γὰρ μετέχων γάλακτος ἄπειρος λόγου δικαιοσύνης νήπιος G3516 γάρ ἐστιν
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