5011. tapeinos
Strong's Concordance
tapeinos: low-lying, fig. lowly, hence lowly in spirit
Original Word: ταπεινός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: tapeinos
Phonetic Spelling: (tap-i-nos')
Short Definition: humble, lowly
Definition: humble, lowly, in position or spirit (in a good sense).
HELPS Word-studies

5011 tapeinós (an adjective) – properly, low; (figuratively) inner lowliness describing the person who depends on the Lord rather than self. See 5012 (tapeinophrosynē).

5011 /tapeinós ("lowly, humble") means being God-reliant rather than self-reliant – which ironically always exalts a person (brings them true worth, cf. 1 Pet 5:6).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
Definition
low-lying, fig. lowly, hence lowly in spirit
NASB Translation
depressed (1), humble (5), lowly (1), meek (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5011: ταπεινός

ταπεινός, ταπεινή ταπεινόν, from (Pindar), Aeschylus, Herodotus down, the Sept. for עָנִי, עָנָו, שָׁפָל, etc., low, i. e.

a. properly, not rising far from the ground: Ezekiel 17:24.

b. metaphorically, α. as to condition, lowly, of low degree: with a substantive, James 1:9; substantively οἱ ταπεινοί, opposed to δυνάσται, Luke 1:52; equivalent to brought low with grief, depressed (Sir. 25:23), 2 Corinthians 7:6. Neuter τά ταπεινά, Romans 12:16 (on which see συναπάγω, at the end). β. lowly in spirit, humble: opposed to ὑπερήφανος, James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5 (from Proverbs 3:34); with τῇ καρδία added, Matthew 11:29 (τῷ πνεύματι, Psalm 33:19 (); in a bad sense, deporting oneself abjectly, deferring servilely to others (Xenophon, mem. 3, 10, 5; Plato, legg. 6, p. 774{c}; often in Isocrates), 2 Corinthians 10:1. (Cf. references under the word ταπεινοφροσύνη, at the end.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
cast down, humble, lowly.

Of uncertain derivation; depressed, i.e. (figuratively) humiliated (in circumstances or disposition) -- base, cast down, humble, of low degree (estate), lowly.

Forms and Transliterations
εταπεινοφρόνουν ταπεινά ταπεινή ταπεινοί ταπεινοις ταπεινοίς ταπεινοῖς ταπεινόν ταπεινος ταπεινός ταπεινὸς ταπεινοτέρα ταπεινότερα ταπεινού ταπεινους ταπεινούς ταπεινοὺς ταπεινώ ταπεινών ταπείνων ταπεινωτάτη tapeinois tapeinoîs tapeinos tapeinòs tapeinous tapeinoús tapeinoùs
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8 Occurrences


ταπεινοῖς — 3 Occ.
ταπεινὸς — 3 Occ.
ταπεινούς — 2 Occ.

Matthew 11:29 Adj-NMS
GRK: εἰμι καὶ ταπεινὸς τῇ καρδίᾳ
NAS: gentle and humble in heart,
KJV: meek and lowly in heart: and
INT: I am and humble [in] the heart

Luke 1:52 Adj-AMP
GRK: καὶ ὕψωσεν ταπεινούς
NAS: And has exalted those who were humble.
KJV: and exalted them of low degree.
INT: and exalted [the] humble

Romans 12:16 Adj-DMP
GRK: ἀλλὰ τοῖς ταπεινοῖς συναπαγόμενοι μὴ
NAS: but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise
KJV: condescend to men of low estate. Be
INT: but with the lowly going along not

2 Corinthians 7:6 Adj-AMP
GRK: παρακαλῶν τοὺς ταπεινοὺς παρεκάλεσεν ἡμᾶς
NAS: who comforts the depressed, comforted
KJV: that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted
INT: encourages those brought low encouraged us

2 Corinthians 10:1 Adj-NMS
GRK: πρόσωπον μὲν ταπεινὸς ἐν ὑμῖν
NAS: I who am meek when face to face
INT: appearance indeed [am] humble among you

James 1:9 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἀδελφὸς ὁ ταπεινὸς ἐν τῷ
NAS: But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory
KJV: the brother of low degree rejoice
INT: brother of low degree in the

James 4:6 Adj-DMP
GRK: ὑπερηφάνοις ἀντιτάσσεται ταπεινοῖς δὲ δίδωσιν
NAS: BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
KJV: giveth grace unto the humble.
INT: [the] proud sets himself against to lowly moreover he gives

1 Peter 5:5 Adj-DMP
GRK: ὑπερηφάνοις ἀντιτάσσεται ταπεινοῖς δὲ δίδωσιν
NAS: BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
KJV: giveth grace to the humble.
INT: [the] proud sets himself against to [the] humble however gives

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