4006. pepoithésis
Strong's Concordance
pepoithésis: confidence
Original Word: πεποίθησις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: pepoithésis
Phonetic Spelling: (pep-oy'-thay-sis)
Definition: confidence
Usage: confidence, trust, reliance.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 4006 pepoíthēsis (a feminine noun derived from 3982 /peíthō, "persuade, be persuaded") – properly, persuasion; used of human confidence (deluded self-persuasion in Phil 3:4), but more commonly of Spirit-produced persuasion (2 Cor 3:4; Eph 3:12). See 3982 (peithō).

Eph 3:12: "In whom we have confidence (3954 /parrhēsía) and interactive-access in persuasion (4006 /pepoíthēsis) through the (principle) of faith that is given by Him."

[4006 (pepoíthēsis) is used of human persuasion (confidence) in Phil 3:4.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from peithó
NASB Translation
confidence (5), confident (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4006: πεποίθησις

πεποίθησις, πεποιθησεως, (πείθω, 2 perfect πέποιθα), trust, confidence (R. V.), reliance: 2 Corinthians 1:15; 2 Corinthians 3:4; 2 Corinthians 10:2; Ephesians 3:12; εἰς τινα, 2 Corinthians 8:22; ἐν τίνι,Philippians 3:4. (Philo de nobilit. § 7; Josephus, Antiquities 1, 3, 1; 3, 2, 2; 10, 1, 4; (11, 7, 1; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 2, 3 [ET]); Zosimus (), Sextus Empiricus, others; the Sept. once for בִּטָּחון, 2 Kings 18:19.) The word is condemned by the Atticists; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 295.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
confidence, trust.

From the perfect of the alternate of pascho; reliance -- confidence, trust.

see GREEK pascho

Forms and Transliterations
πεποιθησει πεποιθήσει Πεποιθησιν Πεποίθησιν πεποίθησις πεποιθότως πέπονας pepoithesei pepoithēsei pepoithḗsei Pepoithesin Pepoithēsin Pepoíthesin Pepoíthēsin
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Englishman's Concordance
2 Corinthians 1:15 N-DFS
GRK: ταύτῃ τῇ πεποιθήσει ἐβουλόμην πρότερον
NAS: In this confidence I intended at first
KJV: in this confidence I was minded
INT: with this confidence I purposed previously

2 Corinthians 3:4 N-AFS
GRK: Πεποίθησιν δὲ τοιαύτην
NAS: Such confidence we have through
KJV: And such trust have we through
INT: Confidence moreover such

2 Corinthians 8:22 N-DFS
GRK: πολὺ σπουδαιότερον πεποιθήσει πολλῇ τῇ
NAS: because of [his] great confidence in you.
KJV: upon the great confidence which
INT: much more earnest by the confidence great which [is]

2 Corinthians 10:2 N-DFS
GRK: θαρρῆσαι τῇ πεποιθήσει ᾗ λογίζομαι
NAS: I [need] not be bold with the confidence with which
KJV: when I am present with that confidence, wherewith
INT: I should be bold with the confidence with which I reckon

Ephesians 3:12 N-DFS
GRK: προσαγωγὴν ἐν πεποιθήσει διὰ τῆς
NAS: boldness and confident access
KJV: access with confidence by the faith
INT: access in confidence by the

Philippians 3:4 N-AFS
GRK: ἐγὼ ἔχων πεποίθησιν καὶ ἐν
NAS: might have confidence even
KJV: also have confidence in the flesh.
INT: I have trust even in

Strong's Greek 4006
6 Occurrences

πεποιθήσει — 4 Occ.
Πεποίθησιν — 2 Occ.

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