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Entry for Strong's #4103 - πιστός

Transliteration
pistós
Phonetics
pis-tos'  
Word Origin
from (3982)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
6:174,849
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. trusty, faithful
    1. of persons who show themselves faithful in the transaction of business, the execution of commands, or the discharge of official duties
    2. one who kept his plighted faith, worthy of trust
    3. that can be relied on
  2. easily persuaded
    1. believing, confiding, trusting
    2. in the NT one who trusts in God's promises
      1. one who is convinced that Jesus has been raised from the dead
      2. one who has become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and author of salvation
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 539 ‑ אָמַן (aw‑man');  3499 ‑ יֶתֶר (yeh'‑ther);  6662 ‑ צַדִּיק (tsad‑deek');  8419 ‑ תַּהְפֻּכוֹת (tah‑poo‑kaw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (66) NAS (67) HCS (67)
Matthew 3
Luke 5
John 1
Acts 4
1 Corinthians 5
2 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Ephesians 2
Colossians 4
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 10
2 Timothy 3
Titus 3
Hebrews 5
1 Peter 2
1 John 1
3 John 1
Revelation 8
Matthew 3
Luke 5
John 1
Acts 4
1 Corinthians 5
2 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Ephesians 2
Colossians 4
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 10
2 Timothy 3
Titus 3
Hebrews 5
1 Peter 3
1 John 1
3 John 1
Revelation 8
Matthew 5
Luke 6
John 1
Acts 4
1 Corinthians 5
2 Corinthians 2
Galatians 1
Ephesians 2
Colossians 4
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
1 Timothy 11
2 Timothy 3
Titus 3
Hebrews 5
1 Peter 3
1 John 1
3 John 1
Revelation 8
BYZ TIS TR
A-APF 1
A-APM 1
A-APN 2
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 3
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 4
A-DSM 4
A-GPM 2
A-GSF 1
A-GSM 2
A-NPM 9
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 34
A-NSN 1
A-VSM 2
A-APF 1
A-APM 2
A-APN 2
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 2
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 4
A-DSM 4
A-GPM 2
A-GSF 1
A-GSM 2
A-NPM 7
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 24
A-NSN 1
A-VSM 2
A-APF 1
A-APM 1
A-APN 2
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 3
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 4
A-DSM 4
A-GPM 2
A-GSF 1
A-GSM 2
A-NPM 7
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 34
A-NSN 1
A-VSM 2
NA WH
A-APF 1
A-APM 2
A-APN 2
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 2
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 4
A-DSM 4
A-GPM 2
A-GSF 1
A-GSM 2
A-NPM 5
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 24
A-NSN 1
A-VSM 2
A-APF 1
A-APM 2
A-APN 2
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 3
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 4
A-DSM 4
A-GPM 2
A-GSF 1
A-GSM 3
A-NPM 7
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 38
A-NSN 2
A-VSM 2


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πιστός

(A), ή, όν, (πιπίσκω)ποτός,

liquid; πιστά liquid medicines, draughts, A. Pr. 480 .

πιστός

(B), ή, όν, ( πείθω ): Pass.,

to be trusted or believed:

I of persons, faithful, trusty, ἑταῖρος Il. 15.331, etc.; φύλακες Hes. Th. 735; μάρτυρες Pi. P. 1.88; Ζηνὶ π. ἄγγελος A. Pr. 969, etc.: Comp. - ότερος Th. 5.108, Isoc. 10.38: Sup. πιστότατος Ar. Pl. 27: c. dat., - ότατος δέ οἱ ἔσκε Il. 16.147; ὁ π. ἡμῖν κἀγαθὸς καλούμενος S. Tr. 541, cf. E. IA 153 (anap.), etc.: c. gen., τοῦ Φαλάνθου πιστόν τινα a trusted friend of P., Ergias ap. Ath. 8.36o f; π. πρὸς τὰ συμβόλαια Arist. Pol. 1283a33; οἱ πιστοί, in Persia, trusty councillors, X. An. 1.5.15, cf. Hdt. 1.108 ( Sup. ); τάδε Περσῶν πιστὰ καλεῖται A. Pers. 2 (anap.); so πιστὰ πιστῶν, = πιστότατοι, ib. 681, cf. 528, 979 .

2. trustworthy, worthy of credit, Antipho 3.3.5 ( Comp. ), 5.3, Th. 3.43 . Adv., - τῶς καὶ ἀδόλως IG 12.90.14,17.

3. genuine, π. Ἀταλάντης γόνος S. OC 1322; Θηρικλέους π. τέκνον, of a cup, Theopomp.Com. 32.1; unmistakable, νόσοι πονηραὶ καὶ π . LXX Deuteronomy 28:59 .

II of things, trustworthy, sure, ὅρκια π . Il. 3.269, cf. Pi. O. 11(10).6, etc.; τέκμαρ τῶνδε, τεκμήρια, μαντεῖα, A. Ag. 272, 352, Th. 66; τοῖσι Ἕλλησι ὡς πιστὰ δὴ τὰ λεγόμενα ἦν Hdt. 8.83; ἔσται πιστὰ καὶ ἄδολα καὶ ἁπλᾶ ἅπαντα τὰ ἀπ' Ἀθηναίων Ῥηγίνοις IG 12.51.11; οὐκέτι πιστὰ γυναιξίν no longer can one trust women, Od. 11.456; βροτῶν δὲ π. οὐδέν S. Fr. 667.3; οὐκ ἔχοντες τὴν ἐλπίδα . . πιστὴν ἔτι no longer having such hope as could be relied on, Th. 5.14; ὑπόληψις ἡ πιστοτάτη, of knowledge, Arist. Top. 131a23 .

2. deserving belief, credible, π. καὶ οἰκότα Hdt. 6.82, cf. 8.80; π. ὑπόθεσις Pl. Phd. 107b; τοῦτο π. ἐκ τῆς ἐπαγωγῆς Arist. Cael. 276a14; πιθανὸν καὶ π . Id. Rh. 1356b28; [ λόγος] ἀποδεικτικὸς καὶ π . ib. 1377b23 .

III πιστόν, τό, as Subst., pledge, security, warrant, τὸ π. τῆς ἀληθείας S. Tr. 398, etc.; τὸ π. τῆς ἐπιστήμης Th. 6.72 (but τὸ π. τῆς καθ' ὑμᾶς πολιτείας its honesty, Id. 1.68 ); τὸ π. ἔχοντες . . κἂν περιγενέσθαι feeling confidence that . ., Id. 1.141: freq. in pl., τὰ πιστὰ ποιέεσθαι,πίστιν ποιεῖσθαι, Hdt. 3.8; πιστὰ θεῶν, of oaths, X. Cyr. 4.2.7; ἐδώκαμεν καὶ ἐλάβομεν πιστά we gave and received pledges, c. fut. inf., Id. An. 3.2.5, cf. 4.8.7, etc.; πιστὰ ἠξίου γενέσθαι Id. Cyr. 7.4.3; τὰ πίστ' ἐδειξάτην A. Ag. 651; στέργειν τὰ π. τῶνδε Id. Eu. 673; τὰ π. ἐμαυτῷ τοῦ θράσους παρέξομαι E. Ph. 268 . Act., believing, relying on, τινι Thgn. 283, A. Pr. 917, Pers. 55 (anap.), S. OC 1031; trustful, τῆς ἐλευθερίας τὸ π . Th. 2.40, cf. Pl. Lg. 824; τινὶ τὸ π. νέμειν App. BC 3.39 .

2. obedient, loyal, τὴν τῶν Ἀθηναίων χώραν οἰκείαν καὶ π. ποιήσασθαι X. HG 2.4.30 .

3. faithful, believing, Acts 16:1, IG 3.3435.

Adv. πιστῶς with good faith, μὴ π. καταμαρτυρηθείς Antipho 2.4.7; loyally, D. 3.26: Comp. - οτέρως Aen.Tact. 22.17 .

2. persuasively, in Comp., πιστότερον ἢ ἀληθέστερον Antipho 3.3.4; credibly, demonstrably, Pl. Epin. 983e; unmistakably, κριθῆναι Gal. 9.857 .

3. with disposition to believe, D. 34.49: Comp., πιστότερον πρὸς ἐκείνους ἢ πρὸς ὑμᾶς αὐτοὺς διακείμενοι Lys. 18.15 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 πιστός, πιστή, πιστόν (πείθω (which see)) (from Homer down), the Sept. mostly for נֶאֱמָן;

1. trusty, faithful; of persons who show themselves faithful in the transaction of business, the execution of commands, or the discharge of official duties: δοῦλος, Matthew 24:45; Matthew 25:21,23; οἰκονόμος, Luke 12:42; 1 Corinthians 4:2; διάκονος, Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 1:7; Colossians 4:7; ἀρχιερεύς, Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 3:2; of God, abiding by his promises, 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:23; Hebrews 11:11; 2 Timothy 2:13; 1 John 1:9; 1 Peter 4:19; add, 1 Corinthians 4:17; Colossians 4:9; 1 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 3:5; 1 Peter 5:12; πιστός ἐν τίνι, in a thing, Luke 16:10-12; Luke 19:17; 1 Timothy 3:11; ἐπί τί, Matthew 25:23; ἄχρι θανάτου, Revelation 2:10. one who kept his plighted faith, Revelation 2:13; worthy of trust; that can, be relied on: 1 Corinthians 7:25; 2 Timothy 2:2: Christ is called μάρτυς πιστός, Revelation 1:5; with καί ἀληθινός, added, Revelation 3:14; (cf. Revelation 19:11). of things, that can be relied on: λόγος, 1 Timothy 3:1; 2 Timothy 2:11; Titus 1:9; ( Titus 3:8; οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι, Revelation 21:5; Revelation 22:6); with πάσης ἀποδοχῆς ἄξιος added, 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 4:9; τά ὅσια Δαυις τά πιστά (see ὅσιος, at the end), Acts 13:34.

2. easily persuaded; believing, confiding, trusting ( Theognis, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Plato, others); in the N. T. one who trusts in God's promises, Galatians 3:9; is convinced that Jesus has been raised from the dead, opposed to ἄπιστος, John 20:27; one who has become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and the author of salvation (opposed to ἄπιστος, see πιστεύω, 1b. γ. and πίστις, 1b.) ( a believer): Acts 16:1; 2 Corinthians 6:15; 1 Timothy 5:16; with the addition of τῷ κυρίῳ, dative of the person in whom faith or trust is reposed, Acts 16:15; plural in Colossians 1:2 (where cf. Lightfoot); 1 Timothy 4:10; 1 Timothy 6:2; Titus 1:6; Revelation 17:14; οἱ πιστοί, substantively (see Lightfoot on Galatians , p. 157), Acts 10:45; 1 Timothy 4:3,12; with ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ added (cf. Buttmann, 174 (152)), Ephesians 1:1; εἰς Θεόν κτλ. 1 Peter 1:21 L T Tr text WH; πιστόν ποιεῖν τί, to do something harmonizing with (Christian) faith ( R. V. a faithful work), 3 John 1:5.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πιστός , - , -όν

(<πείθω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H539;]

I. Pass., to be trusted or believed;

1. of persons, trusty, faithful : Matthew 24:45; Matthew 25:21; Matthew 25:23 Luke 12:42, Acts 16:15, 1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 7:25, Ephesians 1:1; Ephesians 6:21, Colossians 1:2; Colossians 1:7; Colossians 4:7; Colossians 4:9, 1 Timothy 1:12, 2 Timothy 2:2, Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 3:2; Hebrews 3:5, 1 Peter 5:12, Revelation 2:13; Revelation 19:11; of God, 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 Corinthians 10:13, 2 Corinthians 1:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:24, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Hebrews 10:23; Hebrews 11:11, 2 Timothy 2:13, 1 John 1:9, 1 Peter 4:19; seq. ἐν , Luke 16:10-12; Luke 19:17, 1 Timothy 3:11; ἐπί , c. acc, Matthew 25:23; ἄχρι θανάτου , Revelation 2:10; ὁ μάρτυς ὁ Papyri, Revelation 1:5; id. καὶ ἀληθινός , Revelation 3:14.

2. Of things, trustworthy, reliable, sure: Acts 13:34, 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 3:1; 1 Timothy 4:9, 2 Timothy 2:11, Titus 1:9; Titus 3:8, Revelation 21:5; Revelation 22:6.

II. Act., believing, trusting, relying: Acts 16:1, 2 Corinthians 6:15, Galatians 3:9, 1 Timothy 4:10; 1 Timothy 5:16; 1 Timothy 6:2, Titus 1:6, Revelation 17:14; pl., Acts 10:45, 1 Timothy 4:3; 1 Timothy 4:12; opp. to ἄπιστος , John 20:27; Papyri εἰς θεόν , 1 Peter 1:21; Papyri ποιεῖν , 3 John 1:5.

(On the difficulty of choosing in some cases between the active and the passive meaning, v. Lft., Gal., 157.) †


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