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#551 - ἀπείραστος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of (G3987)
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  1. that can not be tempted by evil, not liable to temptation to sin
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀπείραστος, ον,

I incapable of being tempted, κακῶν James 1:13.

II without experience, τῶν ἀβουλήτων Alciphr. 3.37. III not experienced, Gal. 13.459; untried, τέχνη Phld. Rh. 1.45 S.

*† απείραστος , -ον

(< πειράζω ; for cl. ἀπείρητος , < πειράω ),

untempted, untried, without experience: James 1:13 (v. Hort, in l; MM, VGT, s.v.).†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the gen. constr. after this negative adj. in James 1:18 ὁ γὰρ θεὸς ἀπείραστός ἐστιν κακῶν, cf. P Tebt I. 124.26 (c. B.C. 118), where certain allotments are described as ἀσυκοφαντή (τους) καὶ ἀδιστάστους ὄντας πάσης αἰ [τ ]ίας, ";subject to no dispute or question on any ground"; (Edd.). The citation may also help to support the neuter sense which Hort assigns to ἀπείραστος in the NT passage. For similar gen. construction with negative adjectives numerous passages may be quoted : cf. Proleg. p. 235 f.


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απειραστος απείραστός ἀπείραστός apeirastos apeírastós
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