3027. léstés
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léstés: a robber
Original Word: λῃστής, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: léstés
Phonetic Spelling: (lace-tace')
Short Definition: a robber, brigand, bandit
Definition: a robber, brigand, bandit.

HELPS word-Studies

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 Concordance
Word Origin
from léis (booty)
a robber
NASB Translation
robber (5), robbers (6), robbers' (4).

STRONGS NT 3027: λῃστής

λῃστής, ληστου, (for ληιστής from ληίζομαι, to plunder, and this from Ionic and epic ληίς, for which the Attics use λεῖα, booty) (from Sophocles and Herodotus 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.)

robber, thief.

From leizomai (to plunder); a brigand -- robber, thief.

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