3816. pais
Strong's Concordance
pais: a child, boy, youth
Original Word: παῖς, παιδός, ὁ, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: pais
Phonetic Spelling: (paheece)
Short Definition: a boy or girl child
Definition: (a) a male child, boy, (b) a male slave, servant; thus: a servant of God, especially as a title of the Messiah, (c) a female child, girl.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 3816 país – a child under training (strict oversight), emphasizing their ongoing development necessary to reach their highest (eternal) destiny. See 3813 (paidon).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
Definition
a child, boy, youth
NASB Translation
boy (4), child (1), children (1), girl's (1), male children (1), men (1), servant (12), servants (2), slaves* (1), son (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3816: παῖς

παῖς, genitive παιδός, , , from Homer down; in the N. T. only in the Gospels and Acts;

1. a child, boy or girl; the Sept. for נַעַר and נַעֲרָה (Genesis 24:28; Deuteronomy 22:15, etc.): παῖς, Matthew 17:18; Luke 2:43; Luke 9:42; Acts 20:12; παῖς, Luke 8:51, 54; plural infants, children, Matthew 2:16; Matthew 21:15; παῖς τίνος, the son of one, John 4:51.

2. (Like the Latinpuer, equivalent to) servant, slave (Aeschylus choëph. 652; Aristophanes nub. 18, 132; Xenophon, mem. 3, 13, 6; symp. 1, 11; 2, 23; Plato, Charm., p. 155 a.; Protag., p. 310{c}. and often; Diodorus 17, 76; others; so the Sept. times without number for עֶבֶד (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 30, no. 3); cf. the similar use of German Bursch (Frenchgarcon, English boy)): Matthew 8:6, 8, 13; Luke 7:7 cf. Luke 7:10; Luke 12:45; Luke 15:26. an attendant, servant, specifically, a king's attendant, minister: Matthew 14:2 (Diodorus 17:36; hardly so in the earlier Greek writings; Genesis 41:37; 1 Samuel 16:15-17; 1 Samuel 18:22, 26; Daniel 2:7; 1 Macc. 1:6, 8; 1 Esdr. 2:16 1 Esdr. 5:33, 35); hence, in imitation of the Hebrew יְהוָה עֶבֶד, παῖς τοῦ Θεοῦ is used of a devout worshipper of God, one who fulfils God's will (Psalm 68:18 (); Psalm 112:1 (); Wis. 2:13, etc.) thus, the people of Israel, Luke 1:54 (Isaiah 41:8; Isaiah 42:19; Isaiah 44:1f, 21, etc.); David, Luke 1:69; Acts 4:25 (Psalm 17:1 (); () (Ald., Complutensian), etc.); likewise any upright and godly man whose agency God employs in executing his purposes; thus in the N. T. Jesus the Messiah: Matthew 12:18 (from Isaiah 42:1); Acts 3:13, 26; Acts 4:27, 30 (cf. Harnack on the Epistle of Barnabas 6, 1 [ET] and Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 59, 2 [ET]); in the O. T. also Moses, Nehemiah 1:7f; the prophets, 1 Esdr. 8:79(81); Baruch 2:20, 24; and others. [SYNONYMS: παῖς, παιδάριον, παιδον, παιδίσκη, τέκνον: The grammarian Aristophanes is quoted by Ammonius (under the word, γέρων) as defining thus: παιδίον, τό τρεφόμενον ὑπό τιθηνου. παιδάριον δέ, τό ἤδη περιπατουν καί τῆς λέξεως ἀντεχόμενον. παιδίσκος δ', ἐν τῇ ἐχομένῃ ἡλικία. παῖς δ' διά τῶν ἐγκυκλιων μαθηματων δυνάμενος ἰέναι. Philo (de mund. opif. § 36) quotes the physician Hippocrates as follows: ἐν ἀνθρώπου φύσει ἑπτά εἰσιν ὧραι κτλ.. παιδίον μέν ἐστιν ἄχρις ἑπτά ἐτῶν, ὀδόντων ἐκβολης. παῖς δέ ἄχρι γονης ἐκφυσεως, τά δίς ἑπτά. μειράκιον δέ ἄχρι γενειου λαχνωσεως, ἐς τά τρίς ἑπτά, etc. According to Schmidt, παιδίον denotes exclusively a little child; παιδάριον child up to its first school years; παῖς a child of any age; (παιδίσκος and) παιδίσκη, in which reference to descent quite disappears, cover the years of late childhood and early youth. But usage is untrammelled from a child is expressed either by ἐκ παιδός (most frequently), or ἐκ παιδίου, or ἐκ (ἀπό) παιδαρίου. παῖς and τέκνον denote a child alike as respects descent and age, reference to the latter being more prominent in the former word, to descent in τέκνον; but the period παῖς covers is not sharply defined; and, in classic usage as in modern, youthful designations cleave to the female sex longer than to the male. See Schmidt, chapter 69; Höhne in Luthardt's Zeitschrift as above with for 1882, p. 57ff.]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
child, maiden, servant, young man.

Perhaps from paio; a boy (as often beaten with impunity), or (by analogy), a girl, and (genitive case) a child; specially, a slave or servant (especially a minister to a king; and by eminence to God) -- child, maid(-en), (man) servant, son, young man.

see GREEK paio

Forms and Transliterations
παιδα παίδα παίδά παῖδα παῖδά παιδας παιδάς παίδας παίδάς παῖδας παιδές παίδες παίδές παιδί παιδος παιδός παιδὸς παιδων παίδων παις παίς παῖς παισί παισιν παισίν παισὶν paida paîda paîdá paidas paîdas paidon paidōn paídon paídōn paidos paidós paidòs pais paîs paisin paisìn
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24 Occurrences


παῖδα — 5 Occ.
παῖδας — 3 Occ.
παίδων — 1 Occ.
παιδὸς — 5 Occ.
παῖς — 9 Occ.
παισὶν — 1 Occ.

Matthew 2:16 N-AMP
GRK: πάντας τοὺς παῖδας τοὺς ἐν
NAS: all the male children who were in Bethlehem
KJV: all the children that were in
INT: all the boys that [were] in

Matthew 8:6 N-NMS
GRK: Κύριε ὁ παῖς μου βέβληται
NAS: Lord, my servant is lying
KJV: Lord, my servant lieth at
INT: Lord the servant of me is laid

Matthew 8:8 N-NMS
GRK: ἰαθήσεται ὁ παῖς μου
NAS: the word, and my servant will be healed.
KJV: and my servant shall be healed.
INT: will be healed the servant of me

Matthew 8:13 N-NMS
GRK: ἰάθη ὁ παῖς αὐτοῦ ἐν
NAS: for you as you have believed. And the servant was healed
KJV: And his servant was healed in
INT: was healed the servant of him in

Matthew 12:18 N-NMS
GRK: Ἰδοὺ ὁ παῖς μου ὃν
NAS: BEHOLD, MY SERVANT WHOM
KJV: Behold my servant, whom I have chosen;
INT: Behold the servant of me whom

Matthew 14:2 N-DMP
GRK: εἶπεν τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ Οὗτός
NAS: and said to his servants, This
KJV: said unto his servants, This is
INT: said to [the] servants of him This

Matthew 17:18 N-NMS
GRK: ἐθεραπεύθη ὁ παῖς ἀπὸ τῆς
NAS: came out of him, and the boy was cured
KJV: him: and the child was cured from
INT: was healed the boy from the

Matthew 21:15 N-AMP
GRK: καὶ τοὺς παῖδας τοὺς κράζοντας
NAS: that He had done, and the children who were shouting
KJV: he did, and the children crying in
INT: and the children the crying

Luke 1:54 N-GMS
GRK: ἀντελάβετο Ἰσραὴλ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ μνησθῆναι
NAS: to Israel His servant, In remembrance
KJV: his servant Israel,
INT: He helped Israel servant of him [in order] to remember

Luke 1:69 N-GMS
GRK: οἴκῳ Δαυὶδ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ
NAS: of David His servant--
KJV: the house of his servant David;
INT: house of David servant of him

Luke 2:43 N-NMS
GRK: Ἰησοῦς ὁ παῖς ἐν Ἰερουσαλήμ
NAS: of days, the boy Jesus
KJV: returned, the child Jesus
INT: Jesus the boy in Jerusalem

Luke 7:7 N-NMS
GRK: ἰαθήτω ὁ παῖς μου
NAS: the word, and my servant will be healed.
KJV: and my servant shall be healed.
INT: shall be healed the servant of me

Luke 8:51 N-GFS
GRK: πατέρα τῆς παιδὸς καὶ τὴν
NAS: and James, and the girl's father
KJV: and the mother of the maiden.
INT: father of the child and the

Luke 8:54 N-NFS
GRK: λέγων Ἡ παῖς ἔγειρε
NAS: and called, saying, Child, arise!
KJV: and called, saying, Maid, arise.
INT: saying Child arise

Luke 9:42 N-AMS
GRK: ἰάσατο τὸν παῖδα καὶ ἀπέδωκεν
NAS: and healed the boy and gave him back
KJV: and healed the child, and delivered
INT: healed the boy and gave back

Luke 12:45 N-AMP
GRK: τύπτειν τοὺς παῖδας καὶ τὰς
NAS: the slaves, [both] men and women,
KJV: to beat the menservants and
INT: to beat the men-servants and the

Luke 15:26 N-GMP
GRK: ἕνα τῶν παίδων ἐπυνθάνετο τί
NAS: one of the servants and [began] inquiring
KJV: one of the servants, and asked
INT: one of the servants he inquired what

John 4:51 N-NMS
GRK: ὅτι ὁ παῖς αὐτοῦ ζῇ
NAS: him, saying that his son was living.
KJV: Thy son liveth.
INT: the son of him lives

Acts 3:13 N-AMS
GRK: ἐδόξασεν τὸν παῖδα αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦν
NAS: has glorified His servant Jesus,
KJV: hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom
INT: glorified the servant of him Jesus

Acts 3:26 N-AMS
GRK: θεὸς τὸν παῖδα αὐτοῦ ἀπέστειλεν
NAS: raised up His Servant and sent
KJV: having raised up his Son Jesus, sent
INT: God the servant of him sent

Acts 4:25 N-GMS
GRK: στόματος Δαυὶδ παιδός σου εἰπών
NAS: David Your servant, said,
KJV: of thy servant David
INT: [the] mouth David servant of you having said

Acts 4:27 N-AMS
GRK: τὸν ἅγιον παῖδά σου Ἰησοῦν
NAS: against Your holy servant Jesus, whom
KJV: thy holy child Jesus, whom
INT: the holy servant of you Jesus

Acts 4:30 N-GMS
GRK: τοῦ ἁγίου παιδός σου Ἰησοῦ
NAS: the name of Your holy servant Jesus.
KJV: of thy holy child Jesus.
INT: of the holy servant of you Jesus

Acts 20:12 N-AMS
GRK: δὲ τὸν παῖδα ζῶντα καὶ
NAS: They took away the boy alive,
KJV: they brought the young man alive,
INT: moreover the boy alive and

24 Occurrences

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