asthenés: without strength, weakOriginal Word: ἀσθενής, έςPart of Speech:
weak, infirm, sickDefinition:
(lit: not strong), (a) weak (physically, or morally), (b) infirm, sick.
772 asthenḗs (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "without" and sthenos, "vigor, strength") – properly, without vigor, living in a state of weakness (depletion). 722 (arotrióō) refers to a lack of necessary resources ("insufficient") – literally, "without adequate strength" and hence "frail, feeble (sickly)."
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
(as a neg. prefix) and sthenés (strong)Definition
without strength, weakNASB Translation
helpless (1), sick (6), unimpressive (1), weak (12), weak things (1), weaker (1), weakness (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 772: ἀσθενήςἀσθενής
strength), weak, infirm, feeble
; (from Pindar
a. universally: Matthew 26:41; Mark 14:38; 1 Peter 3:7; τό ἀσθενές τοῦ Θεοῦ, the act of God in which weakness seems to appear, viz. that the suffering of the cross should be borne by the Messiah, 1 Corinthians 1:25.
b. specifically: contextually, unable to achieve anything great, 1 Corinthians 4:10; destitute of power among men, 1 Corinthians 1:27 (Lachmann brackets); weaker and inferior, μέλος, 1 Corinthians 12:22; sluggish in doing right, Romans 5:6; lacking in manliness and dignity, 2 Corinthians 10:10; used of the religious systems anterior to Christ, as having no power to promote piety and salvation, Galatians 4:9; Hebrews 7:18; lacking in decision about things lawful and unlawful (see ἀσθενέω), 1 Corinthians 8:7, 9 L T Tr WH, ; ; 1 Thessalonians 5:14.
c. of the body, feeble, sick: Matthew 25:39 R G L marginal reading, 43f; Luke 9:2 L Tr brackets; ; Acts 4:9; Acts 5:15; 1 Corinthians 11:30.<1>
feeble, impotent, sick, weak
From a (as a negative particle) and the base of sthenoo; strengthless (in various applications, literal, figurative and moral) -- more feeble, impotent, sick, without strength, weak(-er, -ness, thing).
see GREEK a
see GREEK sthenoo