5012. tapeinophrosune
Strong's Concordance
tapeinophrosune: humility
Original Word: ταπεινοφροσύνη, ης, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: tapeinophrosune
Phonetic Spelling: (tap-i-nof-ros-oo'-nay)
Definition: lowliness of mind, humility
Usage: humility, lowliness of mind, modesty.
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5012 tapeinophrosýnē (a noun, derived from 5011 /tapeinós, "low, humble" and 5424 /phrḗn, "moderation as regulated by inner perspective") – properly, low; humility, "lowliness" of human pride (self-government); that quality of mindset of "having a humble opinion of oneself, i.e. a deep sense of one's (moral) littleness – i.e. lowliness of mind" (J. Thayer).

In Scripture, 5012 /tapeinophrosýnē ("lowliness, humility") is an inside-out virtue produced by comparing ourselves to the Lord (rather than to others). This brings behavior into alignment with this inner revelation to keep one from being self-exalting (self-determining, self-inflated). For the believer, 5012 /tapeinophrosýnē ("humility") means living in complete dependence on the Lord, i.e. with no reliance on self (the flesh).

[5012 (tapeinophrosýnē) is atypically used of false humility in Col 2:18,23.]

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5012: ταπεινοφροσύνη

ταπεινοφροσύνη, ταπεινοφροσύνης, (ταπεινόφρων; opposed to μεγαλοφροσύνη, ὑψηλοφροσύνη (cf. Winers Grammar, 99 (94))), "the having a humble opinion of oneself; a deep sense of one's (moral) littleness; modesty, humility, lowliness of mind"; (Vulg.humilitas, Luth. Demuth): Acts 20:19; Ephesians 4:2; Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 5:5; used of an affected and ostentatious humility in Colossians 2:18, 23. (The word occurs neither in the O. T., nor in secular authors — (but in Josephus, b. j. 4, 9, 2 in the sense of pusillanimity; also Epictetus diss. 3, 24, 56 in a bad sense. See Trench, N. T. Synonyms, § xlii.; Lightfoot on Philippians, the passage cited; Zezschwitz, Profangräcität, as above w., pp. 20, 62; Winer's Grammar, 26).)

STRONGS NT 5012a: ταπεινόφρωνταπεινόφρων, ταπεινοφρον (ταπεινός and φρήν), humble-minded, i. e. having a modest opinion of oneself: 1 Peter 3:8, where Rec. φιλόφρονες. (Proverbs 29:23; in a bad sense, pusillanimous, mean-spirited, μικρούς τύχῃ καί περιδηις ποιεῖ καί ταπεινόφρονας, Plutarch, de Alex. fort. 2, 4; (de tranquill. animi 17. See Winer's Grammar, § 34, 3 and references under the word ταπεινοφροσύνη, at the end).)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From a compound of tapeinos and the base of phren; humiliation of mind, i.e. Modesty -- humbleness of mind, humility (of mind, loneliness (of mind).

see GREEK tapeinos

see GREEK phren

Forms and Transliterations
ταπεινόφρονας ταπεινοφρονες ταπεινόφρονες ταπεινοφροσυνη ταπεινοφροσύνη ταπεινοφροσύνῃ ταπεινοφροσυνην ταπεινοφροσύνην ταπεινοφροσυνης ταπεινοφροσύνης tapeinophrones tapeinóphrones tapeinophrosune tapeinophrosunē tapeinophrosunen tapeinophrosunēn tapeinophrosunes tapeinophrosunēs tapeinophrosyne tapeinophrosynē tapeinophrosýnei tapeinophrosýnēi tapeinophrosynen tapeinophrosynēn tapeinophrosýnen tapeinophrosýnēn tapeinophrosynes tapeinophrosynēs tapeinophrosýnes tapeinophrosýnēs
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Englishman's Concordance
Acts 20:19 N-GFS
GRK: μετὰ πάσης ταπεινοφροσύνης καὶ δακρύων
NAS: with all humility and with tears
KJV: all humility of mind, and
INT: with all humility and tears

Ephesians 4:2 N-GFS
GRK: μετὰ πάσης ταπεινοφροσύνης καὶ πραΰτητος
NAS: with all humility and gentleness,
KJV: With all lowliness and meekness,
INT: with all humility and gentleness

Philippians 2:3 N-DFS
GRK: ἀλλὰ τῇ ταπεινοφροσύνῃ ἀλλήλους ἡγούμενοι
NAS: empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard
KJV: but in lowliness of mind let
INT: but in humility one another esteeming

Colossians 2:18 N-DFS
GRK: θέλων ἐν ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ θρησκείᾳ
NAS: by delighting in self-abasement and the worship
KJV: a voluntary humility and
INT: doing [his] will in humility and worship

Colossians 2:23 N-DFS
GRK: ἐθελοθρησκίᾳ καὶ ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ ἀφειδίᾳ
NAS: in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment
KJV: and humility, and
INT: voluntary worship and humility and unsparing treatment

Colossians 3:12 N-AFS
GRK: οἰκτιρμοῦ χρηστότητα ταπεινοφροσύνην πραΰτητα μακροθυμίαν
NAS: kindness, humility, gentleness
KJV: kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness,
INT: of compassion kindess humility gentleness patience

1 Peter 3:8 Adj-NMP
GRK: φιλάδελφοι εὔσπλαγχνοι ταπεινόφρονες
INT: loving the brothers tender hearted humble

1 Peter 5:5 N-AFS
GRK: ἀλλήλοις τὴν ταπεινοφροσύνην ἐγκομβώσασθε ὅτι
NAS: of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another,
KJV: and be clothed with humility: for
INT: one to another the humility bind on because

Strong's Greek 5012
8 Occurrences

ταπεινόφρονες — 1 Occ.
ταπεινοφροσύνῃ — 3 Occ.
ταπεινοφροσύνην — 2 Occ.
ταπεινοφροσύνης — 2 Occ.

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