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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἀπιστέω
(Strong's #569 — Verb — apisteo — ap-is-teh'-o )

"to be unbelieving" (a, negative, pistis, "faith;" cp. apistos, "unbelieving"), is translated "believed not," etc., in the AV (except in 1 Peter 2:7 , "be disobedient"); "disbelieve" (or "disbelieved") in the RV, in Mark 16:11,16 ; Luke 24:11,41 ; Acts 28:24 ; "disbelieve" is the best rendering, implying that the unbeliever has had a full opportunity of believing and has rejected it; some mss. have apeitheo, "to be disobedient," in 1 Peter 2:7 ; Romans 3:3 , RV, "were without faith;" 2 Timothy 2:13 , RV, "are faithless. Cp. DISOBEDIENT, C. SEE BELIEVE.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Disbelieve'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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