3640. oligopistos
Strong's Concordance
oligopistos: of little faith
Original Word: ὀλιγόπιστος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: oligopistos
Phonetic Spelling: (ol-ig-op'-is-tos)
Definition: little faith
Usage: of little faith.
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3640 oligópistos (from 3641 /olígos, "little in number, low in quantity" and 4102 /pístis, "faith") – properly, few occurrences (applications) of faith. 3640 (oligópistos) occurs five times in the NT, each time with Jesus rebuking the problem of failing to hear His voice (cf. Jn 10:3,4,27).

"Little-faith" (3640 /oligópistos) describes someone dull to hearing the Lord's voice, or disinterested in walking intimately with Him. In contrast, the goal of life is to receive (obey) the Lord's gift of faith in each scene of life (Ro 14:23; Heb 11:6).

[3640 (oligópistos) is derived from 3461 /myriás ("few, small in number"), which is the opposite of 4183 /polýs ("many in number").]

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3640: ὀλιγόπιστος

ὀλιγόπιστος, ὀλιγοπιστου, , (ὀλίγος and πίστις), of little faith, trusting too little: Matthew 6:30; Matthew 8:26; Matthew 14:31; Matthew 16:8; Luke 12:28. (Not found in secular authors)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
of little faith.

From oligos and pistis; incredulous, i.e. Lacking confidence (in Christ) -- of little faith.

see GREEK oligos

see GREEK pistis

Forms and Transliterations
Ολιγοπιστε ολιγόπιστε Ὀλιγόπιστε ολιγοπιστιαν ὀλιγοπιστίαν ολιγοπιστοι ολιγόπιστοι ὀλιγόπιστοι Oligopiste Oligópiste oligopistian oligopistían oligopistoi oligópistoi
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 6:30 Adj-VMP
GRK: μᾶλλον ὑμᾶς ὀλιγόπιστοι
NAS: more [clothe] you? You of little faith!
KJV: [clothe] you, O ye of little faith?
INT: more you O [you] of little faith

Matthew 8:26 Adj-VMP
GRK: δειλοί ἐστε ὀλιγόπιστοι τότε ἐγερθεὶς
NAS: are you afraid, you men of little faith? Then
KJV: fearful, O ye of little faith? Then
INT: fearful are you O [you] of little faith Then having arisen

Matthew 14:31 Adj-VMS
GRK: λέγει αὐτῷ Ὀλιγόπιστε εἰς τί
NAS: of him, and said to him, You of little faith, why
KJV: unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore
INT: says to him [you] of little faith of why

Matthew 16:8 Adj-VMP
GRK: ἐν ἑαυτοῖς ὀλιγόπιστοι ὅτι ἄρτους
NAS: of this, said, You men of little faith, why
KJV: unto them, O ye of little faith, why
INT: among yourselves O [you] of little faith because bread

Matthew 17:20 N-AFS
GRK: Διὰ τὴν ὀλιγοπιστίαν ὑμῶν ἀμὴν
NAS: to them, Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly
INT: Because of the little faith of you truly

Luke 12:28 Adj-VMP
GRK: μᾶλλον ὑμᾶς ὀλιγόπιστοι
NAS: more [will He clothe] you? You men of little faith!
KJV: [will he clothe] you, O ye of little faith?
INT: rather you O [you] of little faith

Strong's Greek 3640
6 Occurrences


Ὀλιγόπιστε — 1 Occ.
ὀλιγοπιστίαν — 1 Occ.
ὀλιγόπιστοι — 4 Occ.











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