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Strong's #4102 - πίστις

Transliteration
pístis
Phonetics
pis'-tis
Origin
from (G3982)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
6:174,849
Definition
Thayer's
  1. conviction of the truth of anything, belief; in the NT of a conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, generally with the included idea of trust and holy fervour born of faith and joined with it
    1. relating to God
      1. the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ
    2. relating to Christ
      1. a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God
    3. the religious beliefs of Christians
    4. belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same
  2. fidelity, faithfulness
    1. the character of one who can be relied on
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 530 ‑ אֱמֻנָה (em‑oo‑naw', em‑oo‑naw');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (244)
Matthew
8
Mark
5
Luke
11
Acts
16
Romans
40
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
22
Ephesians
8
Philippians
5
Colossians
5
1 Thessalonians
8
2 Thessalonians
5
1 Timothy
19
2 Timothy
8
Titus
6
Philemon
2
Hebrews
32
James
16
1 Peter
5
2 Peter
2
1 John
1
Jude
2
Revelation
4
NAS (243)
Matthew
8
Mark
5
Luke
11
Acts
15
Romans
40
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
22
Ephesians
8
Philippians
5
Colossians
5
1 Thessalonians
8
2 Thessalonians
5
1 Timothy
19
2 Timothy
8
Titus
6
Philemon
2
Hebrews
32
James
16
1 Peter
5
2 Peter
2
1 John
1
Jude
2
Revelation
4
HCS (243)
Matthew
8
Mark
5
Luke
11
Acts
15
Romans
40
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
22
Ephesians
8
Philippians
5
Colossians
5
1 Thessalonians
8
2 Thessalonians
5
1 Timothy
19
2 Timothy
8
Titus
6
Philemon
2
Hebrews
32
James
16
1 Peter
5
2 Peter
2
1 John
1
Jude
2
Revelation
4
BSB (243)
Matthew
8
Mark
5
Luke
11
Acts
15
Romans
40
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
22
Ephesians
8
Philippians
5
Colossians
5
1 Thessalonians
8
2 Thessalonians
5
1 Timothy
19
2 Timothy
8
Titus
6
Philemon
2
Hebrews
32
James
16
1 Peter
5
2 Peter
2
1 John
1
Jude
2
Revelation
4
ESV (234)
Matthew
7
Mark
5
Luke
10
Acts
15
Romans
40
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
6
Galatians
21
Ephesians
8
Philippians
5
Colossians
5
1 Thessalonians
8
2 Thessalonians
5
1 Timothy
19
2 Timothy
8
Titus
6
Hebrews
31
James
16
1 Peter
4
2 Peter
2
1 John
1
Revelation
5
WEB (248)
Matthew
8
Mark
5
Luke
11
Acts
16
Romans
41
1 Corinthians
7
2 Corinthians
7
Galatians
23
Ephesians
8
Philippians
6
Colossians
5
1 Thessalonians
7
2 Thessalonians
5
1 Timothy
19
2 Timothy
8
Titus
5
Philemon
2
Hebrews
34
James
16
1 Peter
5
2 Peter
2
1 John
1
Jude
3
Revelation
4
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πίστις, ἡ,

gen. εως, Ion. ιος Parm. 8.12, Emp. 114; dat. πίστει, Ion. πίστῑ Hdt. 3.74, 9.106: Ion. nom. and acc. pl. πίστῑς v.l. in Id. 3.8; dat. πίστισι Id. 4.172: ( πείθομαι ): trust in others, faith, first in Hes., πίστιες καὶ ἀπιστίαι ὤλεσαν ἄνδρας Op. 372; πίστει χρήματ' ὄλεσσα, ἀπιστίῃ δ' ἐσάωσα Thgn. 831; π. ἴσχειν τινί S. OC 950; τῷ θεῷ πίστιν φέροις Id. OT 1445, etc.: generally, persuasion of a thing, confidence, assurance, Pi. N. 8.44 ( πιστόν Sch.), etc.; ἡ βεβαιοτάτη π., ἀταραξία καὶ π. βέβαιος, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.19, 2p.36U.; σωφροσύνης π. ἔχειν περί τινος to be persuaded of his probity, D. 18.215; π. περὶ θεῶν ἔχειν Plu. 2.1101c .

2. in subjective sense, good faith, trustworthiness, honesty, Thgn. 1137, A. Pers. 443, Hdt. 8.105; θνῄσκει δὲ π., βλαστάνει δ' ἀπιστία S. OC 611 . of things, credence, credit, τὰν π. σμικρὰν παρ' ἔμοιγ' ἔχει E. El. 737 (lyr.); πίστιν τὰ τοιαῦτα ἔχει τινά Arist. EN 1179a17; π. λαβεῖν Plb. 1.35.4 . καλῇ π ., = Lat. bona fide, PGnom. 180 (ii A.D.), etc.; αἱ κατὰ πίστιν γεινόμεναι κληρονομίαι, = Lat. hereditates fideicommissariae, ib.56.

3. in a commercial sense, credit, π. τοσούτων χρημάτων ἐστί τινι παρά τισι he has credit for so much money with them, D. 36.57, cf. 44; εἰς πίστιν διδόναι [τί τινι ] Id. 32.16; εἰ ἕξω ἐλπίδα πίστεως Astramps. Orac. 68p.6H. position of trust or trusteeship, ἐν πίστει κληρονόμος ἀπολειφθείς left in trust, as guardian, Plu. Cic. 41, cf. 2c supr.; ἐν πίστει ὤν τῷ βασιλεῖ IG 22.646.11 .

4. Theol., faith, opp. sight and knowledge, 1 Corinthians 13:13, etc.

II that which gives confidence: hence,

1 assurance, pledge of good faith, guarantee, οὐκ ἀνδρὸς ὅρκοι π. ἀλλ' ὅρκων ἀνήρ A. Fr. 394, cf. S. El. 887, E. Hipp. 1055; ὅρκοις καὶ πίστεσιν ἀναγκάξειν Antipho 6.25: distd. from ὅρκοι and δεξιαί, Arist. Rh. 1375a10, cf. E. Med. 22; ἔμβαλλε χειρὸς πίστιν S. Ph. 813; δός μοι χερὸς σῆς π . Id. OC 1632; ὅρκους παρασχών, πίστιν οὐ σμικράν, θεῶν E. Hipp. 1037, cf. Med. 414 (lyr.); πίστιν καὶ ὅρκια ποιέεσθαι make a treaty by exchange of assurances and oaths, Hdt. 9.92, cf. And. 1.107; οἷσιν . . οὔτε π. ὄθ' ὅρκος μένει Ar. Ach. 308; ποιέεσθαι τὰς πίστῑς ( Ion. for πίστεις ) Hdt. 3.8; πίστεις ποιήσασθαι πρός τινας Th. 4.51; ἀλλήλοις X. HG 1.3.12; πίστιν δοῦναι to give assurances, Hdt. 9.91, cf. Th. 4.86, 5.45; ὅρκους καὶ πίστιν ἀλλήλοις δότε Ar. Lys. 1185; ἔδοσαν πίστιν καὶ ἔλαβον interchanged them, X. Cyr. 7.1.44; πίστεις ἀλλήλοιν δεδωκέναι τε καὶ δεδέχθαι Pl. Phdr. 256d; π. παρά τινος λαβεῖν Lys. 12.9; π. πρός τινας δοῦναι c. inf., Id. 19.32; πίστι τε λαβεῖν (or καταλαβεῖν ) καὶ ὁρκίοισί τινα bind by assurances and oaths, Hdt. 3.74, 9.106; θεῶν πίστεις ὀμόσαι Th. 5.30; πίστιν ἐπιθεῖναι or προσθεῖναι, D. 29.26, 49.42, 54.42: c. gen. objecti, φόβων π . an assurance against . ., E. Supp. 627 (lyr.).

2. means of persuasion, argument, proof, φρὴν παρ' ἡμέων (sc. τῶν αἰσθήσεων ) λαβοῦσα τὰς πίστεις Democr. 125; τοὺς δεομένους πίστεως αἰσθήσει κεκραμένης Plot. 4.7.15; esp. of proofs used by orators, Antipho 5.84, 6.28, Pl. Phd. 70b, Isoc. 3.8, etc.: in Arist., opp. a demonstrative proof ( ἀπόδειξις ), π. ἔντεχνοι, ἄτεχνοι, Rh. 1355b35, 1375a22: also, generally, π. ἐκ τῆς ἐπαγωγῆς APo. 90b14, al.; π. ἡ διὰ συλλογισμοῦ Top. 103b7; ἡ τῶν λόγων π . (cf. λόγος IV. 1 ) Pol. 1326a29; ὁ ἀναιρῶν ταύτην τὴν π. οὐ πολὺ πιστότερα ἐρεῖ EN 1173a1 .

III that which is entrusted, a trust, πίστιν ἐγχειρίζειν τινί Plb. 5.41.2, cf. 16.22.2, IG 7.21.12 (Megara, ii B.C. ), 5 (1).26.6 (Amyclae, ii/i B.C. ), BMus.Inscr. 422.7 (Priene, ii B.C. ); σὴ π . given in trust to thee, IG 14.2012 A 23 ( Sulp.Max. ). political protection or suzerainty, Lat. fides, Αἰτωλοὶ . . δόντες αὑτοὺς εἰς τὴν Ῥωμαίων π. . . τῷ τῆς π. ὀνόματι πλανηθέντες Plb. 20.9.10, cf. 3.30.1; πάντες εἰς τὴν [τῆς συγκλήτου] π. ἐνδεδεμένοι Id. 6.17.8 .

2. in Egypt, safe-conduct, safeguard, UPZ 119.32 (pl., ii B.C. ); δοῦναί μοι ἔγγραπτον π . ib. 124.30 (ii B.C.) . Pythag. name for ten, Theol.Ar. 59, 60. personified, = Lat. Fides, Plu. Numbers 16:1-50, App. BC 1.16, D.C. 45.17; π. δημοσία, = Fides publica, D.H. 2.75 .

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πίστις , -εως ,

(<πείθω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H530;]

1. in active sense, faith, belief, trust, confidence, in NT always of religious faith in God or Christ or spiritual things : Matthew 8:10, Luke 5:20, Acts 14:9, Romans 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:5, 2 Corinthians 1:24, 1 Timothy 1:5, al.; c. gen. obj., Mark 11:22, Acts 3:16, Romans 3:22, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 3:12, James 2:1, al.; c. prep., ἐν , Romans 3:25, Galatians 3:26, Ephesians 1:15, Colossians 1:4, 1 Timothy 1:14; 1 Timothy 3:13, 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 3:15, 2 Peter 1:1; εἰς , Acts 20:21; Acts 24:24; Acts 26:18, Colossians 2:5, 1 Peter 1:21; πρός , 1 Thessalonians 1:8, Philemon 1:5; ἐπί , c. acc, Hebrews 6:1; ἐν τῇ Papyri στήκειν (εἶναι , μένειν ), 1 Corinthians 16:13, 1 Corinthians 13:5, 1 Timothy 2:15; ὑπακοὴ τῆς Papyri, Romans 1:5; Romans 16:26; ὁ ἐκ Papyri, Romans 3:26; Romans 4:16, Galatians 3:12; διὰ (τῆς ) Papyri, Romans 3:30, Galatians 2:16, Philippians 3:9 By meton., objectively, that which is the object or content of belief, the faith: Acts 6:7; Acts 14:22, Galatians 1:23; Galatians 3:23; Galatians 6:10, Philippians 1:25; Philippians 1:27, Judges 1:3; Judges 1:20 and perh. also Acts 13:8; Acts 16:5, Romans 1:5; Romans 16:26 (v. supr.), 1 Corinthians 16:13, Colossians 1:23, 2 Thessalonians 3:2 (Lft., Notes, 125), 1 Timothy 1:19; 1 Timothy 3:9; 1 Timothy 4:1; 1 Timothy 4:6; 1 Timothy 5:8; 1 Timothy 6:10; 1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 3:8; 2 Timothy 4:7, Titus 1:4; Titus 1:13; Titus 3:15, 1 Peter 5:9.

2. In passive sense,

(a) fidelity, faithfulness: Matthew 23:23, Galatians 5:22; Papyri τοῦ θεοῦ , Romans 3:3;

(b) objectively, plighted faith, a pledge of fidelity: 1 Timothy 5:12.

(On the various shades of meaning in which the word is used in NT, v. esp. ICC on Romans 1:17, pp. 31 fly.; Lft., Ga., 154 ff.; Stevens, Th. NT, 422, 515 ff.; DB, i, 830 ff.; Cremer, s.v.)


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Πορνεία (for form see WH Notes.2, p. 160), which is rare in classical Greek (LS8 refer only to Demosthenes) originally meant ";prostitution,"; ";fornication,"; but came to be applied to unlawful sexual intercourse generally. It was a wider term than μοιχεία, embracing the idea of ";barter,"; ";traffic"; in sexual vice, though in the OT there was a tendency to assimilate in some respects the two terms : see R. H. Charles as cited s.v. μοιχεύω, and for an ex. of the word from the papyri P Tebt II. 276.16 as cited s.v. μοιχεία.

 

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List of Word Forms
πιστει πίστει πίστεις πίστεσιν πιστεως πίστεως πίστεώς πίστέως πιστιν πίστιν πιστις πίστις pistei pístei pisteos pisteōs písteos písteōs písteṓs pistin pístin pistis pístis
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