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Strong's #113 - ἄθεσμος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G5087) (in the sense of enacting)
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  1. one who breaks through the restraint of law and gratifies his lusts
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (2)
2 Peter 2
NAS (4)
2 Peter 4
HCS (2)
2 Peter 2
BSB (2)
2 Peter 2
ESV (1)
2 Peter 1
WEB (2)
2 Peter 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄθεσμος, ον,

= cross ἀθέσμιος, LXX 3 Maccabees 5:12, Ph. 2.165, J. BJ 7.8.1, Plu. Caes. 10. Adv. -μως LXX 3 Maccabees 6:26 (v.l.), Hsch.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἄθεσμος, (θεσμός), lawless (A. V. wicked); of one who breaks through the restraints of law and gratifies his lusts: 2 Peter 2:7; 2 Peter 3:17. (the Sept., Diodorus, Philo, Josephus, Plutarch.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

**† -θεσμος , -ον

(<θεσμός , law, custom),

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 5:12; 3 Maccabees 6:26*;]

lawless, esp. of those who violate the law of nature and conscience (cf. MM, VGT, s.v.): 2 Peter 2:7; 2 Peter 3:17.†

SYN.: ἀθέμιτος G111, ἄνομος G460, κακός G2556, πονηρός G4190, φαῦλος G5337, (v. Tr., Syn., LXXiv; DCG, ii, 821b).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

An instance of this word, which in the NT is confined to 2 Peter 2:7; 2 Peter 3:17, may be quoted from the late P Oxy I. 129.7 (vi/A.D.) where a man breaks off the engagement of his daughter to a certain Phoebammon, because it had come to his ears that the latter was giving himself over to ";lawless"; deeds—ἀκηκοέναι σε παρεμβάλλοντα ἑαυτὸν ἐν τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἀθέσμοις πράγμασιν.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αθεσμων αθέσμων ἀθέσμων athesmon athesmōn athésmon athésmōn
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