akarpos: unfruitfulOriginal Word: ἄκαρπος, ονPart of Speech:
unfruitful, barren, profitless.
175 ákarpos (an adjective, from 1 /A "not" and 2590 /karpós, "fruit") – properly, unfruitful.
175 /ákarpos ("unfruitful") refers to any thought (action) not originated and empowered by the Lord, i.e. not born of faith (birthed and empowered by God).
By definition, all decisions that are not born "of faith are sin" (Ro 14:23) – which automatically renders them eternally fruitless ("a waste"). This is the case regardless of how impressive or acceptable they are in the eyes of the world.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
(as a neg. prefix) and karposDefinition
unfruitful (6), without fruit (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 175: ἄκαρποςἄκαρπος
) (from Aeschylus
down), without fruit, barren
1. properly: δένδρα, Jude 1:12.
2. metaphorically, not yielding what it ought to yield, (A. V. unfruitful): Matthew 13:22; Mark 4:19; destitute of good deeds, Titus 3:14; 2 Peter 1:8; contributing nothing to the instruction, improvement, comfort, of others, 1 Corinthians 14:14; by litotes pernicious, Ephesians 5:11 (Wis. 15:4; cf. Grimm on Wis. 1:11).<1>
without fruit, unfruitful.
From a (as a negative particle) and karpos; barren (literally or figuratively) -- without fruit, unfruitful.
see GREEK a
see GREEK karpos