570. apistia
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apistia: unbelief
Original Word: ἀπιστία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: apistia
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-is-tee'-ah)
Short Definition: unbelief, unfaithfulness, distrust
Definition: unbelief, unfaithfulness, distrust.

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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 Concordance
Word Origin
from apistos
NASB Translation
unbelief (10), unbelieving (1).

STRONGS NT 570: ἀπιστία

ἀπιστία, ἀπιστίας, (from ἄπιστος), 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.)


From apistos; faithlessness, i.e. (negatively) disbelief (lack of Christian faith), or (positively) unfaithfulness (disobedience) -- unbelief.

see GREEK apistos

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