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Strong's #273 - ἄμεμπτος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G3201)
Parts of Speech
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  1. blameless, deserving no censure, free from fault or defect
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1249 ‑ בַּר (bar);  2135 ‑ זָכָה (zaw‑kaw');  2643 ‑ חַף (khaf);  2891 ‑ טָהֵר (taw‑hare');  3477 ‑ יָשָׁר (yaw‑shawr');  5355 ‑ נָקִי (naw‑kee', naw‑kee');  6663 ‑ צָדַק (tsaw‑dak');  8535 ‑ תָּם (tawm);  8549 ‑ תָּמִים (taw‑meem');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (5)
Luke 1
Philippians 2
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 1
NAS (6)
Luke 1
Philippians 2
1 Thessalonians 2
Hebrews 1
CSB (5)
Luke 1
Philippians 2
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 1
BSB (5)
Luke 1
Philippians 2
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 1
ESV (4)
Luke 1
Philippians 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 1
WEB (5)
Luke 1
Philippians 2
1 Thessalonians 1
Hebrews 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


ἄμεμπτος, ον,


1. blameless, without reproach, E. IA 1158, Cyc. 342; ἀμέμπτους ὑμᾶς ἐδείξατε D. 18.216; ἄ. χρόνου in regard of time, A. Pers. 692; ἄ. τἆλλα Men. 521; πρός τι A. Supp. 629 (dub.); ἄ. ὑπὸ τῶν φίλων X. Ages. 6.8; ἄ. ἐκείνῃ without blame to her, Plu. Sull. 35: Comp. -ότερος less blameworthy, Plu. Ages. 5.

2. of things, perfect in its kind, δεῖπνον X. Smp. 2.2; δίκη Pl. Lg. 945d; ἄ. πάντα ἔχειν X. Mem. 3.10.2. Adv. -τως irreproachably, A. Supp. 269, S. Ph. 1465, X. Cyr. 7.3.10, Stoic. 3.64.

II Act., not blaming, well content, ἄμεμπτόν τινα ποιεῖν or ποιεῖσθαι, X. Cyr. 4.5.52, 8.4.28. Adv. -τως, δέχεσθαί τινα ib. 4.2.37.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἄμεμπτος, (μέμφομαι to blame), blameless, deserving no censure (Tertullian irreprehensibilis), free from fault or defect: Luke 1:6; Philippians 2:15; Philippians 3:6; 1 Thessalonians 3:13 (WH marginal reading ἀμέμπτως); Hebrews 8:7 (in which nothing is lacking); in the Sept. equivalent to תָּם, Job 1:1, 8 etc., common in Greek writings. (Cf. Trench, § ciii.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

-μεμπτος , -ον

(< μέμφομσι ),

[in LXX chiefly for H8535;]

blameless, free from fault (in Papyri of a marriage-contract; M, Th., I, 3:13; cf. MM, VGT, s.v.): Luke 1:6, Philippians 2:15; Philippians 3:6, 1 Thessalonians 3:13 (WH, mg., -ως ) Hebrews 8:7.†

SYN.: ἄμωμος G299, ἀνέγκλητος G410, ἀνεπίλημπτος G423, q.v. (Tr., Syn., § ciii).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In a private letter of the time of Augustus the writer remarks κἀγὼ τὴ [ς ] φιλίαν σου [θ ̣ε ̣λ ̣ω ̣ι ̣] ἄμεμπτ [ον ] ἐματὸν ἐτήρησα (BGU IV. 114125). For the adjective in a marriage contract see CPR I. 2713 (A.D. 190) αὐτῆς δὲ τῆς Θ . ἄμεμπτον καὶ ἀκατηγόρη [τον ἑαυτὴν παρ ]εχομένην (sic). It is common in sepulchral epitaphs in conjunction with χρηστός . OGIS 4439 (i/B.C.) has τήν τε τῶν . . . νεανίσκων ἐνδημίαν εὔτ [ακτ ]ον π [αρέχεται καὶ ἄμεμπ ]τον —Dittenberger’s supplement is at least plausible. For the adverb see P Giss I. 985 (ii/A.D.) τὰ τέσσερα οὖν κολοφώνια τὰ ἐπιβάλλοντά μοι δότε αὐτῇ ἀμέμπτως , ἀλλ᾽ ἐν τάχει , P Lond 9246 (A.D. 187–8) (= III. p. 134) . πληρουμένων —little more than ";duly paid,"; P Oxy III. 4734 (A.D. 138–60), ib. 4968 (A.D. 127) συμβιούτωσαν οὖν ἀλλή [λο ]ις ἀμέμπτω [ς οἱ γ ]αμοῦντες , and IV. 72410 (A.D. 155), a contract of apprenticeship to a shorthand writer, where provision is made that the pupil shall be taught not only to write fluently, but to read what he has written ἀμέμπτως . From the inscriptions cf. OGIS 48513 f. τὰς λοιπὰς δὲ φιλοτειμίας τελιάσαντα ἁγνῶς καὶ ἀμέμπτως .




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List of Word Forms
αμεμπτοι άμεμπτοι ἄμεμπτοι αμεμπτος άμεμπτος ἄμεμπτος αμεμπτους αμέμπτους ἀμέμπτους amemptoi ámemptoi amemptos ámemptos amemptous amémptous
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