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Strong's #3516: nepios (pronounced nay'-pee-os)

from an obsolete particle ne- (implying negation) and 2031; not speaking, i.e. an infant (minor); figuratively, a simple-minded person, an immature Christian:--babe, child (+ -ish).




Thayer's Greek Lexicon:

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nēpios

1) an infant, little child

2) a minor, not of age

3) metaphorically childish, untaught, unskilled

Part of Speech: adjective

Relation: from an obsolete particle ne- (implying negation) and G2031

Citing in TDNT: 4:912, 631




Usage:

This word is used 14 times:

Matthew 11:25: "and hast revealed them unto babes."
Matthew 21:16: "read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise"
Luke 10:21: "and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so"
Romans 2:20: "An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge"
1 Corinthians 3:1: "as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ."
1 Corinthians 13:11: "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as"
1 Corinthians 13:11: "a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought"
1 Corinthians 13:11: "a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but"
1 Corinthians 13:11: "a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man,"
1 Corinthians 13:11: "I became a man, I put away childish things."
Galatians 4:1: "as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be"
Galatians 4:3: "we, when we were children, were in bondage under the"
Ephesians 4:14: "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every"
Hebrews 5:13: "of righteousness: for he is a babe."









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