Bible Dictionaries

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible


Additional Links

IMPOTENT . This word, now obsolescent in common speech, means literally ‘without strength.’ It is used as the tr. [Note: translate or translation.] of Gr. words which mean ‘without power’ ( Bar 6:28 , Acts 14:8 ) or ‘without strength’ ( John 5:3; John 5:7 , Acts 4:9 ). ‘When religion is at the stake,’ says Fuller ( Holy State , ii. 19, p. 124), ‘there must be no lookers on (except impotent people, who also help by their prayers), and every one is bound to lay his shoulders to the work.’

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Hastings, James. Entry for 'Impotent'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Next Entry