apistia: unbeliefOriginal Word: ἀπιστία, ας, ἡPart of Speech:
unbelief, unfaithfulness, distrustDefinition:
unbelief, unfaithfulness, distrust.
Cognate: 570 apistía (the negated form of 4103 /pistós, "faithful") – properly, without (divine) persuasion, "no-faithfulness" (unfaithfulness); "want of faith" (betraying a trust)" (J. Thayer).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
unbelief (10), unbelieving (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 570: ἀπιστίαἀπιστία
), want of faith and trust
1. unfaithfulness, faithlessness (of persons betraying a trust): Romans 3:3 (cf. references under the word ἀπιστέω, 1).
2. want of faith, unbelief: shown in withholding belief in the divine power, Mark 16:14, or in the power and promises of God, Romans 4:20; Hebrews 3:19; in the divine mission of Jesus, Matthew 13:58; Mark 6:6; by opposition to the gospel, 1 Timothy 1:13; with the added notion of obstinacy, Romans 11:20, 23; Hebrews 3:12. contextually, weakness of faith: Matthew 17:20 (where L T Tr WH ὀλιγοπιστίαν); Mark 9:24. (In Greek writings from Hesiod and Herodotus down.)<1>
From apistos; faithlessness, i.e. (negatively) disbelief (lack of Christian faith), or (positively) unfaithfulness (disobedience) -- unbelief.
see GREEK apistos