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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #4102 - πίστις

Transliteration:
pistis
Phonetics:
pis'-tis  
Word Origin:
from (3982)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
TDNT:
6:174,849
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith and joined with it
    1. relating to God
      1. the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ
    2. relating to Christ
      1. a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God
    3. the religious beliefs of Christians
    4. belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same
  2. fidelity, faithfulness
    1. the character of one who can be relied on
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 530 ‑ אֱמֻנָה (em‑oo‑naw', em‑oo‑naw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πίστις, ἡ,

gen. εως, Ion. ιος Parm. 8.12, Emp. 114; dat. πίστει, Ion. πίστῑ Hdt. 3.74, 9.106: Ion. nom. and acc. pl. πίστῑς v.l. in Id. 3.8; dat. πίστισι Id. 4.172: ( πείθομαι ): trust in others, faith, first in Hes., πίστιες καὶ ἀπιστίαι ὤλεσαν ἄνδρας Op. 372; πίστει χρήματ' ὄλεσσα, ἀπιστίῃ δ' ἐσάωσα Thgn. 831; π. ἴσχειν τινί S. OC 950; τῷ θεῷ πίστιν φέροις Id. OT 1445, etc.: generally, persuasion of a thing, confidence, assurance, Pi. N. 8.44 ( πιστόν Sch.), etc.; ἡ βεβαιοτάτη π., ἀταραξία καὶ π. βέβαιος, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.19, 2p.36U.; σωφροσύνης π. ἔχειν περί τινος to be persuaded of his probity, D. 18.215; π. περὶ θεῶν ἔχειν Plu. 2.1101c .

2. in subjective sense, good faith, trustworthiness, honesty, Thgn. 1137, A. Pers. 443, Hdt. 8.105; θνῄσκει δὲ π., βλαστάνει δ' ἀπιστία S. OC 611 . of things, credence, credit, τὰν π. σμικρὰν παρ' ἔμοιγ' ἔχει E. El. 737 (lyr.); πίστιν τὰ τοιαῦτα ἔχει τινά Arist. EN 1179a17; π. λαβεῖν Plb. 1.35.4 . καλῇ π ., = Lat. bona fide, PGnom. 180 (ii A.D.), etc.; αἱ κατὰ πίστιν γεινόμεναι κληρονομίαι, = Lat. hereditates fideicommissariae, ib.56.

3. in a commercial sense, credit, π. τοσούτων χρημάτων ἐστί τινι παρά τισι he has credit for so much money with them, D. 36.57, cf. 44; εἰς πίστιν διδόναι [τί τινι ] Id. 32.16; εἰ ἕξω ἐλπίδα πίστεως Astramps. Orac. 68p.6H. position of trust or trusteeship, ἐν πίστει κληρονόμος ἀπολειφθείς left in trust, as guardian, Plu. Cic. 41, cf. 2c supr.; ἐν πίστει ὤν τῷ βασιλεῖ IG 22.646.11 .

4. Theol., faith, opp. sight and knowledge, 1 Corinthians 13:13, etc.

II that which gives confidence: hence,

1 assurance, pledge of good faith, guarantee, οὐκ ἀνδρὸς ὅρκοι π. ἀλλ' ὅρκων ἀνήρ A. Fr. 394, cf. S. El. 887, E. Hipp. 1055; ὅρκοις καὶ πίστεσιν ἀναγκάξειν Antipho 6.25: distd. from ὅρκοι and δεξιαί, Arist. Rh. 1375a10, cf. E. Med. 22; ἔμβαλλε χειρὸς πίστιν S. Ph. 813; δός μοι χερὸς σῆς π . Id. OC 1632; ὅρκους παρασχών, πίστιν οὐ σμικράν, θεῶν E. Hipp. 1037, cf. Med. 414 (lyr.); πίστιν καὶ ὅρκια ποιέεσθαι make a treaty by exchange of assurances and oaths, Hdt. 9.92, cf. And. 1.107; οἷσιν . . οὔτε π. ὄθ' ὅρκος μένει Ar. Ach. 308; ποιέεσθαι τὰς πίστῑς ( Ion. for πίστεις ) Hdt. 3.8; πίστεις ποιήσασθαι πρός τινας Th. 4.51; ἀλλήλοις X. HG 1.3.12; πίστιν δοῦναι to give assurances, Hdt. 9.91, cf. Th. 4.86, 5.45; ὅρκους καὶ πίστιν ἀλλήλοις δότε Ar. Lys. 1185; ἔδοσαν πίστιν καὶ ἔλαβον interchanged them, X. Cyr. 7.1.44; πίστεις ἀλλήλοιν δεδωκέναι τε καὶ δεδέχθαι Pl. Phdr. 256d; π. παρά τινος λαβεῖν Lys. 12.9; π. πρός τινας δοῦναι c. inf., Id. 19.32; πίστι τε λαβεῖν (or καταλαβεῖν ) καὶ ὁρκίοισί τινα bind by assurances and oaths, Hdt. 3.74, 9.106; θεῶν πίστεις ὀμόσαι Th. 5.30; πίστιν ἐπιθεῖναι or προσθεῖναι, D. 29.26, 49.42, 54.42: c. gen. objecti, φόβων π . an assurance against . ., E. Supp. 627 (lyr.).

2. means of persuasion, argument, proof, φρὴν παρ' ἡμέων (sc. τῶν αἰσθήσεων ) λαβοῦσα τὰς πίστεις Democr. 125; τοὺς δεομένους πίστεως αἰσθήσει κεκραμένης Plot. 4.7.15; esp. of proofs used by orators, Antipho 5.84, 6.28, Pl. Phd. 70b, Isoc. 3.8, etc.: in Arist., opp. a demonstrative proof ( ἀπόδειξις ), π. ἔντεχνοι, ἄτεχνοι, Rh. 1355b35, 1375a22: also, generally, π. ἐκ τῆς ἐπαγωγῆς APo. 90b14, al.; π. ἡ διὰ συλλογισμοῦ Top. 103b7; ἡ τῶν λόγων π . (cf. λόγος IV. 1 ) Pol. 1326a29; ὁ ἀναιρῶν ταύτην τὴν π. οὐ πολὺ πιστότερα ἐρεῖ EN 1173a1 .

III that which is entrusted, a trust, πίστιν ἐγχειρίζειν τινί Plb. 5.41.2, cf. 16.22.2, IG 7.21.12 (Megara, ii B.C. ), 5 (1).26.6 (Amyclae, ii/i B.C. ), BMus.Inscr. 422.7 (Priene, ii B.C. ); σὴ π . given in trust to thee, IG 14.2012 A 23 ( Sulp.Max. ). political protection or suzerainty, Lat. fides, Αἰτωλοὶ . . δόντες αὑτοὺς εἰς τὴν Ῥωμαίων π. . . τῷ τῆς π. ὀνόματι πλανηθέντες Plb. 20.9.10, cf. 3.30.1; πάντες εἰς τὴν [τῆς συγκλήτου] π. ἐνδεδεμένοι Id. 6.17.8 .

2. in Egypt, safe-conduct, safeguard, UPZ 119.32 (pl., ii B.C. ); δοῦναί μοι ἔγγραπτον π . ib. 124.30 (ii B.C.) . Pythag. name for ten, Theol.Ar. 59, 60. personified, = Lat. Fides, Plu. Numbers 16:1-50, App. BC 1.16, D.C. 45.17; π. δημοσία, = Fides publica, D.H. 2.75 .

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