5422. phrenapataó
Strong's Concordance
phrenapataó: to deceive the mind
Original Word: φρεναπατάω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: phrenapataó
Phonetic Spelling: (fren-ap-at-ah'-o)
Definition: to deceive the mind
Usage: I deceive the mind, impose upon.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 5422 phrenapatáō (from 5424 /phrḗn, "inner-outlook regulating behavior" and 538 /apatáō, "deceive by distorting") – properly, to act from a distorted perspective (warped sense of reality) which "redefines reality" (facts) – i.e. to fit one's self-deception (used only in Gal 6:3). See 5423 (phrenapatēs).

5422 /phrenapatáō ("confused inside-out") means to become the victim of one's own confused mind-set – which then blames God for it or makes others "the scapegoat." This mind-set is detached from reality and leaves someone in their own fantasy world.

"More is implied in this word (5422 /phrenapatáō) than in apataō ('to cheat, beguile, deceive'), for it brings out the idea of subjective fancies" (J. Thayer). This term was apparently "coined by Paul" (N. Turner).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from phrenapatés
to deceive the mind
NASB Translation
deceives (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5422: φρεναπατάω

φρεναπατάω, φρεναπάτω; (φρεναπάτης, which see): τινα, to deceive anyone's mind, Galatians 6:3 ("more is implied by this word than by ἀπαταν, for it brings out the idea of subjective fancies" (Lightfoot ad loc.); cf. Green, Critical Notes at the passage). (Ecclesiastical and Byzantine writings.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From phrenapates; to be a mind-misleader, i.e. Delude -- deceive.

see GREEK phrenapates

Forms and Transliterations
φρεναπατα φρεναπατᾷ phrenapata phrenapatā̂i
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Englishman's Concordance
Galatians 6:3 V-PIA-3S
GRK: μηδὲν ὤν φρεναπατᾷ ἑαυτόν
NAS: when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
KJV: nothing, he deceiveth himself.
INT: nothing being he deceives himself

Strong's Greek 5422
1 Occurrence

φρεναπατᾷ — 1 Occ.

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