néphó: to be sober, to abstain from wineOriginal Word: νήφω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (nay'-fo)
Short Definition: I am calm, vigilant, sober
Definition: (lit: I am sober), I am calm (vigilant), circumspect.
3525 nḗphō – properly, to be sober (not drunk), not intoxicated; (figuratively) free from illusion, i.e. from the intoxicating influences of sin (like the impact of selfish passion, greed, etc.).
3525 /nḗphō ("be sober, unintoxicated") refers to having presence of mind (clear judgment), enabling someone to be temperate (self-controlled). 3525 /nḗphō ("uninfluenced by intoxicants") means to have "one's wits (faculties) about them," which is the opposite of being irrational.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
to be sober, to abstain from wine
keep sober (1), sober (5).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3525: νήφω
νήφω; 1 aorist imperative 2 person plural νήψατε; from Theognis, Sophocles, Xenophon down; to be sober; in the N. T. everywhere tropically, to be calm and collected in spirit; to be temperate, dispassionate, circumspect: 1 Thessalonians 5:6, 8; 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 5:8; εἰς τάς προσευχάς, unto (the offering of) prayer, 1 Peter 4:7. (Synonym: see ἀγρυπνέω; and on the word see Ellicott on Timothy, the passage cited Compare: ἀνανήφω, ἐκνήφω.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceto be sober, to abstain from wine
Of uncertain affinity: to abstain from wine (keep sober), i.e. (figuratively) be discreet -- be sober, watch.
Forms and Transliterationsνηφε νήφε νῆφε νηφοντες νήφοντες νηφωμεν νήφωμεν νηψατε νήψατε nephe nêphe nēphe nē̂phe nephomen nēphōmen nḗphomen nḗphōmen nephontes nēphontes nḗphontes nepsate nēpsate nḗpsate
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3525
νῆφε — 1 Occ.
νήφωμεν — 2 Occ.
νήφοντες — 1 Occ.
νήψατε — 2 Occ.
1 Thessalonians 5:6 V-PSA-1P
GRK: γρηγορῶμεν καὶ νήφωμεν
NAS: do, but let us be alert and sober.
KJV: let us watch and be sober.
INT: we should watch and we should be sober
1 Thessalonians 5:8 V-PSA-1P
1 Peter 1:13 V-PPA-NMP
1 Peter 4:7 V-AMA-2P