3483. nai
Strong's Concordance
nai: yes, certainly, even so
Original Word: ναί
Part of Speech: Particle, Disjunctive Particle
Transliteration: nai
Phonetic Spelling: (nahee)
Definition: yes (indeed), certainly
Usage: yes, certainly, even so.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3483: ναί

ναί, a particle of assertion or confirmation (akin to νή; cf. Donaldson, Cratylus § 189), from Homer down, yea, verily, truly, assuredly, even so: Matthew 11:26; Luke 10:21; Philemon 1:20; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 16:7; Revelation 22:20; ναί, λέγω ὑμῖν κτλ., Matthew 11:9; Luke 7:26; Luke 11:51; Luke 12:5; ναί, λέγει τό πνεῦμα, Revelation 14:13; it is responsive and confirmatory of the substance of some question or statement: Matthew 9:28; Matthew 13:51; Matthew 15:27; Matthew 17:25; Matthew 21:16; Mark 7:28; John 11:27; John 21:15; Acts 5:8 (); ; Romans 3:29; a repeated ναί, most assuredly (A. V. yea, yea), expresses emphatic assertion, Matthew 5:37; ἤτω ὑμῶν τό ναί ναί, let your ναί be ναί, i. e. let your allegation be true, James 5:12 (Buttmann, 163 (142); Winer's Grammar, 59 (58)); εἶναι or γίνεσθαι ναί καί οὐ, to be or show oneself double-tongued, i. e. faithless, wavering, false, 2 Corinthians 1:18f; ἵνα παῥ ἐμοί τό ναί ναί καί τό οὐ οὐ, that with me should be found both a solemn affirmation and a most emphatic denial, i. e. that I so form my resolves as, at the dictate of pleasure or profit, not to carry them out, ibid. 17 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 460 (429)); ναί ἐν αὐτῷ γέγονεν, in him what was promised has come to pass, 2 Corinthians 1:19; ἐπαγγελίαι ἐν αὐτῷ τό ναί namely, γεγόνασιν, have been fulfilled, have been confirmed by the event, 2 Corinthians 1:20 (cf. Meyer at the passage). It is a particle of appeal or entreaty, like the (English yea) (German ja): with an imperative, ναί ... συλλαμβάνου αὐταῖς, Philippians 4:3 (where Rec. has καί for ναί); ναί ἔρχου, Revelation 22:20 Rec.; so ναί ναί, Judith 9:12. (A classification of the uses of ναί in the N. T. is given by Ellicott on Philippians 4:3; cf. Green, 'Grit. Note' on Matthew 11:26.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
truly, yes

A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes -- even so, surely, truth, verily, yea, yes.

Forms and Transliterations
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:37 Prtcl
GRK: λόγος ὑμῶν ναὶ ναί οὒ
NAS: But let your statement be, 'Yes, yes
KJV: communication be, Yea, yea; Nay,
INT: statement of you Yes yes no

Matthew 5:37 Prtcl
GRK: ὑμῶν ναὶ ναί οὒ οὔ
NAS: be, 'Yes, yes [or] 'No,
KJV: be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay:
INT: of you Yes yes no no

Matthew 9:28 Prtcl
GRK: λέγουσιν αὐτῷ Ναί κύριε
NAS: this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord.
KJV: They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
INT: They say to him Yes Lord

Matthew 11:9 Prtcl
GRK: προφήτην ἰδεῖν ναί λέγω ὑμῖν
NAS: A prophet? Yes, I tell
KJV: A prophet? yea, I say
INT: a prophet to see Yes I say to you

Matthew 11:26 Prtcl
GRK: ναί ὁ πατήρ
NAS: Yes, Father, for this way
KJV: Even so, Father: for
INT: Yes Father

Matthew 13:51 Prtcl
GRK: λέγουσιν αὐτῷ Ναί
NAS: They said to Him, Yes.
KJV: They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
INT: They say to him Yes

Matthew 15:27 Prtcl
GRK: δὲ εἶπεν Ναί κύριε καὶ
NAS: But she said, Yes, Lord; but even
KJV: And she said, Truth, Lord: yet
INT: moreover she said Yes master even

Matthew 17:25 Prtcl
GRK: λέγει Ναί καὶ ἐλθόντα
NAS: He said, Yes. And when he came
KJV: He saith, Yes. And when
INT: He says Yes And when he having entered

Matthew 21:16 Prtcl
GRK: λέγει αὐτοῖς Ναί οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε
NAS: said to them, Yes; have you never
KJV: unto them, Yea; have ye never
INT: says to them Yes never did you read

Mark 7:28 Prtcl
GRK: λέγει αὐτῷ Ναί κύριε καὶ
NAS: and said to Him, Yes, Lord,
KJV: said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet
INT: says to him Yes Lord for even

Luke 7:26 Prtcl
GRK: ἰδεῖν προφήτην ναί λέγω ὑμῖν
NAS: A prophet? Yes, I say
KJV: A prophet? Yea, I say
INT: to see a prophet Yes I say to you

Luke 10:21 Prtcl
GRK: αὐτὰ νηπίοις ναί ὁ πατήρ
NAS: them to infants. Yes, Father,
KJV: them unto babes: even so, Father; for
INT: them to little children yes Father

Luke 11:51 Prtcl
GRK: τοῦ οἴκου ναί λέγω ὑμῖν
NAS: and the house [of God]; yes, I tell
KJV: and the temple: verily I say unto you,
INT: the house yes I say to you

Luke 12:5 Prtcl
GRK: τὴν γέενναν ναί λέγω ὑμῖν
NAS: into hell; yes, I tell
KJV: into hell; yea, I say unto you,
INT: hell yes I say to you

John 11:27 Prtcl
GRK: λέγει αὐτῷ Ναί κύριε ἐγὼ
NAS: She said to Him, Yes, Lord;
KJV: She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I
INT: She says to him Yes Lord I

John 21:15 Prtcl
GRK: λέγει αὐτῷ Ναί κύριε σὺ
NAS: He said to Him, Yes, Lord;
KJV: He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou
INT: He says to him Yes Lord you

John 21:16 Prtcl
GRK: λέγει αὐτῷ Ναί κύριε σὺ
NAS: Me? He said to Him, Yes, Lord;
KJV: He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou
INT: He says to him Yes Lord you

Acts 5:8 Prtcl
GRK: δὲ εἶπεν Ναί τοσούτου
NAS: And she said, Yes, that was the price.
KJV: And she said, Yea, for so much.
INT: and she said Yes for so much

Acts 22:27 Prtcl
GRK: δὲ ἔφη Ναί
NAS: And he said, Yes.
KJV: He said, Yea.
INT: moreover he said Yes

Romans 3:29 Prtcl
GRK: καὶ ἐθνῶν ναὶ καὶ ἐθνῶν
NAS: also? Yes, of Gentiles
KJV: of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles
INT: also of Gentiles Yes also of Gentiles

2 Corinthians 1:17 Prtcl
GRK: ἐμοὶ τό Ναί ναὶ καὶ
NAS: so that with me there will be yes, yes
KJV: me there should be yea yea, and
INT: me yes yes and

2 Corinthians 1:17 Prtcl
GRK: τό Ναί ναὶ καὶ τό
NAS: that with me there will be yes, yes and no,
KJV: there should be yea yea, and nay
INT: yes yes and

2 Corinthians 1:18 Prtcl
GRK: οὐκ ἔστιν Ναί καὶ Οὔ
NAS: our word to you is not yes and no.
KJV: was not yea and nay.
INT: not was yes and no

2 Corinthians 1:19 Prtcl
GRK: οὐκ ἐγένετο Ναί καὶ Οὔ
NAS: and Timothy-- was not yes and no,
KJV: was not yea and nay,
INT: not was yes and no

2 Corinthians 1:19 Prtcl
GRK: Οὔ ἀλλὰ Ναί ἐν αὐτῷ
NAS: was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.
KJV: him was yea.
INT: no but yes in him

Strong's Greek 3483
34 Occurrences


ναὶ — 34 Occ.











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