3525. néphó
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néphó: to be sober, to abstain from wine
Original Word: νήφω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: néphó
Phonetic Spelling: (nay'-fo)
Short Definition: I am calm, vigilant, sober
Definition: (lit: I am sober), I am calm (vigilant), circumspect.

HELPS word-Studies

3525 nḗphō – properly, to be sober (not drunk), not intoxicated; (figuratively) free from illusion, i.e. from the intoxicating influences of sin (like the impact of selfish passion, greed, etc.).

3525 /nḗphō ("be sober, unintoxicated") refers to having presence of mind (clear judgment), enabling someone to be temperate (self-controlled). 3525 /nḗphō ("uninfluenced by intoxicants") means to have "one's wits (faculties) about them," which is the opposite of being irrational.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
to be sober, to abstain from wine
NASB Translation
keep sober (1), sober (5).

STRONGS NT 3525: νήφω

νήφω; 1 aorist imperative 2 person plural νήψατε; from Theognis, Sophocles, Xenophon down; to be sober; in the N. T. everywhere tropically, to be calm and collected in spirit; to be temperate, dispassionate, circumspect: 1 Thessalonians 5:6, 8; 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 5:8; εἰς τάς προσευχάς, unto (the offering of) prayer, 1 Peter 4:7. (Synonym: see ἀγρυπνέω; and on the word see Ellicott on Timothy, the passage cited Compare: ἀνανήφω, ἐκνήφω.)

to be sober, to abstain from wine

Of uncertain affinity: to abstain from wine (keep sober), i.e. (figuratively) be discreet -- be sober, watch.

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