2315. theopneustos
Strong's Concordance
theopneustos: God-breathed, i.e. inspired by God
Original Word: θεόπνευστος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: theopneustos
Phonetic Spelling: (theh-op'-nyoo-stos)
Short Definition: God-breathed, inspired by God
Definition: God-breathed, inspired by God, due to the inspiration of God.
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2315 theópneustos (from 2316 /theós, "God" and 4154 /pnéō, "breathe out") – properly, God-breathed, referring to the divine inspiration (inbreathing) of Scripture (used only in 2 Tim 3:16).

2315 /theópneustos ("God-breathed"), likely a term coined by Paul, "expresses the sacred nature of the Scriptures (their divine origin) and their power to sanctify believers" (C. Spicq, 2, 193).

[Inbreathing (2315 /theópneustos) relates directly to God's Spirit (Gk pneuma) which can also be translated "breath."]

2 Tim 3:16: "Each-and-every (3956 /pás, singular) Scripture (Gk, singular) is God-breathed (2315 /theópneustos) and profitable for teaching, for convincing, for correction, for training in righteousness."

The singular (anarthrous) use of 3956 /pás ("all") underlines that each part of speech (every inflected word-form, "reflex") used in the Bible is God-breathed, i.e. inscripturated (written) under divine inspiration.

[G. Archer, "2315 (theópneustos) is better rendered 'breathed out by God' as the emphasis is upon the divine origin of the inscripturated revelation itself" (A Survey of OT Introduction, fn. 7, 29).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from theos and pneó
God-breathed, i.e. inspired by God
NASB Translation
inspired by God (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2315: θεόπνευστος

θεόπνευστος, θεοπνευστον (Θεός and πνέω), inspired by God: γραφή, i. e. the contents of Scripture, 2 Timothy 3:16 (see πᾶς, I. 1 c.); σοφιη (pseudo-)Phocyl. 121; ὄνειροι, Plutarch, de plac. phil. 5, 2, 3, p. 904 f.; (Sibylline Oracles 8, 411 (cf. 308); Nonnus, paraphr. ev. Ioan. 1, 99). (ἐμπνευστος also is used passively, but ἄπνευστος, ἐυπνευστος, πυριπνευστος (δυσδιαπνευστος), actively (and δυσαναπνευστος; apparently either active or passive; cf. Winer's Grammar, 96 (92) note).)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
given by inspiration of God.

From theos and a presumed derivative of pneo; divinely breathed in -- given by inspiration of God.

see GREEK theos

see GREEK pneo

Forms and Transliterations
θεοπνευστος θεόπνευστος theopneustos theópneustos
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Englishman's Concordance
Strong's Greek 2315
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θεόπνευστος — 1 Occ.

2 Timothy 3:16 Adj-NFS
GRK: πᾶσα γραφὴ θεόπνευστος καὶ ὠφέλιμος
NAS: Scripture is inspired by God and profitable
KJV: scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and
INT: Every Scripture [is] God-breathed and profitable

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