léstés: a robberOriginal Word: λῃστής, οῦ, ὁPart of Speech:
a robber, brigand, banditDefinition:
a robber, brigand, bandit.
3027 lēstḗs – a thief ("robber"), stealing out in the open (typically with violence). 3027 /lēstḗs ("a bandit, briard") is a thief who also plunders and pillages – an unscrupulous marauder (malefactor), exploiting the vulnerable without hesitating to use violence.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from léis (booty)Definition
a robberNASB Translation
robber (5), robbers (6), robbers' (4).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3027: λῃστήςλῃστής
, to plunder, and this from Ionic and epic ληίς
, for which the Attics use λεῖα
, booty) (from Sophocles
down), a robber; a plunderer, freebooter, brigand
: Matthew 26:55
; Mark 14:48
; Luke 22:52
; John 10:1
; John 18:40
; plural, Matthew 21:13
; Matthew 27:38, 44
; Mark 11:17
; Mark 15:27
; Luke 10:30, 36
; Luke 19:46
; John 10:8
; 2 Corinthians 11:26
. (Not to be confounded with κλέπτης thief,
one who takes property by stealth (although the distinction is obscured in A. V.
); cf. Trench
, § xliv.)<1>
From leizomai (to plunder); a brigand -- robber, thief.