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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2138 - εὐπειθής
- easily obeying, compliant
I ready to obey, obedient, τινι Pl. Phdr. 254a; τοῖς νόμοις -έστατος Id. Lg. 715c, cf. 890c: c. gen., τῶν νόμων ib. 632b; - έστατοι πρὸς ἀρετήν ib. 718c; εἴς τι Id. Phdr. 271d; compliant, εὐ. γεγονέναι BGU 1104.23 (i B. C.), LXX 4 Maccabees 12:6. etc.; of things, as of the voice, under control, Arist. Aud. 802a6; ὕλη (material) εἰς ἅπαν εὐ. Galatians 6:3; of food, Plu. 2.669b. Adv. - θῶς ib. 981a.
II Act., persuasive, of a rein, ἐϋπειθέϊ δεσμῷ Opp. C. 1.313; dub. l. in A. (v. εὐπιθής).
**εὐ -πειθής , ές
(< εὖ , πείθομαι ),
[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 12:6 AR*;]
ready to obey, compliant: James 3:17.†
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The force of this adj. in James 3:17 (cf. 4 Maccabees 12:6) ";willing to yield,"; ";compliant,"; may be illustrated from a contract in which a woman Ammonarion and her daughter Ophelous agree to accept from Antiphanes a certain sum of money in lieu of Ammonarion’s dowry—P Oxy II. 268.6 (A.D. 58) συνχωροῦμεν [πρὸς ἀλλήλο ]υς ἐπὶ τοῖσδε, ὥστε η ̣̔ [Ἀμμωνάριο ]ν [καὶ ] ἡ Ὠφελοὺς εὐπιθεῖς γεγονυῖαι καὶ ἀπεσχηκυῖαι [παρὰ τοῦ Ἀντ ]ιφάνους κτλ., ";we agree with each other as follows : —A. and O. have given their consent and have received from A. etc."; (Edd.). Other instances of the word from legal documents of the Augustan age are BGU IV. 1104.23 (B.C. 10) δ ̣ι ̣α ̣̣ τ ̣ο ̣υ ̣̑ ῢ ̣̣π ̣ὲρ τούτων εὐπειθῆ γεγονέναι, ib. 1155.17 (B.C. 10) νυνὶ δὲ ε ̣ὐ ̣π ̣[ε ]ιθὴς γεγονὼς ῢ ̣̣π ̣ο ̣̣ [τῆς ] Μ ̣α ̣ρ ̣θ ̣α ̣ς ̤, ib. 1163.7 (B.C. 17). The verb is supplied by the editor in OGIS 665.5 (A.D. 49) ἵν᾽ εἰδό [τες ] αὐτὰ καὶ [εὐπ ]ειθῆτε, where he explains εὐπειθεῖν as = εὐπειθῆ εἶναι.
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