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Strong's #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.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπείραστος, ἀπειραστον (πειράζω), as well untempted as untemptable: ἀπείραστος κακῶν that cannot be tempted by evil, not liable to temptation to sin, James 1:13; cf. the full remarks on this passage in Winers Grammar, § 30, 4 (cf. § 16, 3 a.; Buttmann, 170 (148)). (Josephus, b. j. 5, 9, 3; 7, 8, 1, and ecclesiastical writings. The Greeks said ἀπείρατος, from πειράω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† απείραστος , -ον

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

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

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

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.


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.
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απειραστος απείραστός ἀπείραστός apeirastos apeírastós
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