1893. epei
Strong's Concordance
epei: when, because
Original Word: ἐπεί
Part of Speech: Conjunction
Transliteration: epei
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-i')
Short Definition: after, for, since, otherwise
Definition: of time: when, after; of cause: since, because; otherwise: else.
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1893 epeí (a conjunction composed of 1909, "on, fitting" and 1487 /ei, "if, which assumes the premise is factual") – properly, aptly if, introducing something assumed to be factual and fitting, i.e. as appropriate to what is assumed. Its sense is, "Assume what precedes is true, and understand what follows to be appropriate and applicable" (i.e. true as well).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epi and ei
Definition
when, because
NASB Translation
because (5), otherwise (8), since (11).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1893: ἐπεί

ἐπεί (from temporal ἐπί and εἰ, literally, thereupon when; Curtius, Erläut. etc., p. 182; cf. Etym. Magn. 356, 7), conjunction (Latincum), when, since (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 53, 1); used:

1. of time, after; so once in the N. T.: Luke 7:1 (where L T Tr text WH text ἐπειδή).

2. of cause, etc., since, seeing that, because: Matthew 18:32; (Matthew 21:40 T Tr WH); ; Mark 15:42; Luke 1:34; John 13:29; John 19:31; 1 Corinthians 14:12; 2 Corinthians 11:18; 2 Corinthians 13:3; Hebrews 5:2, 11; Hebrews 6:13; Hebrews 9:17; Hebrews 11:11; ἐπεί οὖν since then, Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 4:6. Agreeably to a very common abbreviation of speech, we must often supply in thought between ἐπεί and the proposition depending upon it some such phrase as if it is (or were) otherwise; so that the particle, although retaining the force of since, is yet to be rendered otherwise, else, or for then (German sonst); so in Romans 11:6, 22; Hebrews 9:26; ἐπεί ἄρα, 1 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 7:14 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 53, 8 a.); ἐπεί alone before a question (cf. Winers Grammar, 480 (417); Buttmann, 233 (200)): Romans 3:6; 1 Corinthians 14:16; 1 Corinthians 15:29; Hebrews 10:2; (4 Macc. 1:33; 2:7, 19; 6:34 (); ). Cf. Matthiae, § 618; (Buttmann, § 149, 5).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
because, else, for that, otherwise

From epi and ei; thereupon, i.e. Since (of time or cause) -- because, else, for that (then, -asmuch as), otherwise, seeing that, since, when.

see GREEK epi

see GREEK ei

Forms and Transliterations
επει επεί ἐπεὶ epei epeì
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27 Occurrences


ἐπεὶ — 27 Occ.

Matthew 18:32 Conj
GRK: ἀφῆκά σοι ἐπεὶ παρεκάλεσάς με
NAS: that debt because you pleaded
KJV: that debt, because thou desiredst me:
INT: I forgave you since you begged me

Matthew 21:46 Conj
GRK: τοὺς ὄχλους ἐπεὶ εἰς προφήτην
INT: the crowds because as a prophet

Matthew 27:6 Conj
GRK: τὸν κορβανᾶν ἐπεὶ τιμὴ αἵματός
NAS: them into the temple treasury, since it is the price
KJV: the treasury, because it is
INT: the treasury since [the] price of blood

Mark 15:42 Conj
GRK: ὀψίας γενομένης ἐπεὶ ἦν παρασκευή
NAS: come, because it was the preparation day,
KJV: was come, because it was
INT: evening having arrived since it was [the] Preparation

Luke 1:34 Conj
GRK: ἔσται τοῦτο ἐπεὶ ἄνδρα οὐ
NAS: can this be, since I am a virgin?
KJV: this be, seeing I know not
INT: will be this since a man not

John 13:29 Conj
GRK: γὰρ ἐδόκουν ἐπεὶ τὸ γλωσσόκομον
NAS: were supposing, because Judas
KJV: [of them] thought, because Judas
INT: indeed thought since the moneybag

John 19:31 Conj
GRK: οὖν Ἰουδαῖοι ἐπεὶ παρασκευὴ ἦν
KJV: therefore, because it was
INT: Therefore [the] Jews because [the] preparation it was

Romans 3:6 Conj
GRK: μὴ γένοιτο ἐπεὶ πῶς κρινεῖ
NAS: May it never be! For otherwise, how
KJV: God forbid: for then how shall
INT: never may it be otherwise how will judge

Romans 11:6 Conj
GRK: ἐξ ἔργων ἐπεὶ ἡ χάρις
NAS: of works, otherwise grace
KJV: of works: otherwise grace is
INT: of works otherwise grace

Romans 11:6 Conj
GRK: ἐστὶν χάρις ἐπεὶ τὸ ἔργον
KJV: no more grace: otherwise work is
INT: is it grace else work

Romans 11:22 Conj
GRK: τῇ χρηστότητι ἐπεὶ καὶ σὺ
NAS: in His kindness; otherwise you also
KJV: in [his] goodness: otherwise thou
INT: the kindness otherwise also you

1 Corinthians 5:10 Conj
GRK: ἢ εἰδωλολάτραις ἐπεὶ ὠφείλετε ἄρα
KJV: with idolaters; for then
INT: or idolaters since you ought then

1 Corinthians 7:14 Conj
GRK: τῷ ἀδελφῷ ἐπεὶ ἄρα τὰ
NAS: her believing husband; for otherwise your children
INT: the husband else then the

1 Corinthians 14:12 Conj
GRK: καὶ ὑμεῖς ἐπεὶ ζηλωταί ἐστε
NAS: also you, since you are zealous
KJV: so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous
INT: also you since zealous you are

1 Corinthians 14:16 Conj
GRK: ἐπεὶ ἐὰν εὐλογῇς
NAS: Otherwise if you bless
KJV: Else when thou shalt bless
INT: Else if you bless

1 Corinthians 15:29 Conj
GRK: Ἐπεὶ τί ποιήσουσιν
NAS: Otherwise, what will those
KJV: Else what shall they do
INT: otherwise what will they do

2 Corinthians 11:18 Conj
GRK: ἐπεὶ πολλοὶ καυχῶνται
NAS: Since many boast
KJV: Seeing that many glory
INT: Since many boast

2 Corinthians 13:3 Conj
GRK: ἐπεὶ δοκιμὴν ζητεῖτε
NAS: since you are seeking for proof
KJV: Since ye seek a proof
INT: Since a proof you seek

Hebrews 2:14 Conj
GRK: ἐπεὶ οὖν τὰ
NAS: Therefore, since the children share
KJV: Forasmuch then as the children
INT: Since therefore the

Hebrews 4:6 Conj
GRK: ἐπεὶ οὖν ἀπολείπεται
NAS: Therefore, since it remains for some
KJV: Seeing therefore it remaineth
INT: Since therefore it remains [for]

Hebrews 5:2 Conj
GRK: καὶ πλανωμένοις ἐπεὶ καὶ αὐτὸς
NAS: and misguided, since he himself
KJV: on them that are out of the way; for that he
INT: and erring since also himself

Hebrews 5:11 Conj
GRK: δυσερμήνευτος λέγειν ἐπεὶ νωθροὶ γεγόνατε
NAS: and [it is] hard to explain, since you have become
KJV: hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull
INT: difficult in interpretation to speak since sluggish you have become

Hebrews 6:13 Conj
GRK: ὁ θεός ἐπεὶ κατ' οὐδενὸς
NAS: to Abraham, since He could
KJV: to Abraham, because he could
INT: God since by no one

Hebrews 9:17 Conj
GRK: νεκροῖς βεβαία ἐπεὶ μὴ τότε
KJV: men are dead: otherwise it is of
INT: death [is] affirmed since not then

Hebrews 9:26 Conj
GRK: ἐπεὶ ἔδει αὐτὸν
NAS: Otherwise, He would have needed
KJV: For then must he
INT: since it was necessary for him

27 Occurrences

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