Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4102: pistis (pronounced pis'-tis)

from 3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:--assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



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

1a) relating to God

1a1) the conviction that God exists and is the creator and ruler of all things, the provider and bestower of eternal salvation through Christ

1b) relating to Christ

1b1) a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God

1c) the religious beliefs of Christians

1d) belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same

2) fidelity, faithfulness

2a) the character of one who can be relied on

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from G3982

Citing in TDNT: 6:174, 849


This word is used 244 times:

Matthew 8:10: "unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel."
Matthew 9:2: "Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son,"
Matthew 9:22: "Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the"
Matthew 9:29: "saying, According to your faith be it unto you."
Matthew 15:28: "woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And"
Matthew 17:20: "unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say"
Matthew 21:21: "unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not"
Matthew 23:23: "judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done,"
Mark 2:5: "Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son,"
Mark 4:40: "how is it that ye have no faith?"
Mark 5:34: "unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in"
Mark 10:52: "unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately"
Mark 11:22: "saith unto them, Have faith in God."
Luke 5:20: "And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy"
Luke 7:9: "unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel."
Luke 7:50: "the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in"
Luke 8:25: "Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying"
Luke 8:48: "Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in"
Luke 17:5: "Lord, Increase our faith."
Luke 17:6: "said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say"
Luke 17:19: "Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole."
Luke 18:8: "Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the"
Luke 18:42: "unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee."
Luke 22:32: "thee, that thy faith fail not: and when"
Acts 3:16: "his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong,"
Acts 3:16: "and know: yea, the faith which is by him"
Acts 6:5: "Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and"
Acts 6:7: "priests were obedient to the faith."
Acts 6:8: "And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great"
Acts 11:24: "of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added"
Acts 13:8: "to turn away the deputy from the faith."
Acts 14:9: "perceiving that he had faith to be healed,"
Acts 14:22: "and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must"
Acts 14:27: "them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles."
Acts 15:9: "them, purifying their hearts by faith."
Acts 16:5: "churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily."
Acts 17:31: "whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from"
Acts 20:21: "toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus"
Acts 24:24: "him concerning the faith in Christ."
Acts 26:18: "among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."
Romans 1:5: "apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for"
Romans 1:8: "all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole"
Romans 1:12: "by the mutual faith both of you and"
Romans 1:17: "is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as"
Romans 1:17: "revealed from faith to faith: as it is written."
Romans 1:17: "it is written. The just shall live by faith."
Romans 3:3: "did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?"
Romans 3:22: "the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all"
Romans 3:25: "hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare"
Romans 3:26: "and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus."

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