551. apeirastos
Strong's Concordance
apeirastos: untried, untempted
Original Word: ἀπείραστος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: apeirastos
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-i'-ras-tos)
Definition: untried, untempted
Usage: untried, inexperienced, untempted, incapable of being tempted.
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551 apeírastos (from 1 /A "not" and 3985 /peirázō, "susceptible to enticement, allurement") – properly, unable to be tempted, lacking the very capacity to be enticed by evil or influenced by sin.

551/apeirastos ("untemptable"), only occurring in Js 1:13, refers to God's nature as incapable of being tempted, i.e. He can not be wooed (enticed) by sin.

[551 (apeírastos) is also used in ancient secular Greek meaning "incapable of being tempted" (L-S). Theologians connect this to the "impassability of God."]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and peirazó
untried, untempted
NASB Translation
cannot be tempted (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 551: ἀπείραστος

ἀπείραστος, ἀπειραστον (πειράζω), as well untempted as untemptable: ἀπείραστος κακῶν that cannot be tempted by evil, not liable to temptation to sin, James 1:13; cf. the full remarks on this passage in Winers Grammar, § 30, 4 (cf. § 16, 3 a.; Buttmann, 170 (148)). (Josephus, b. j. 5, 9, 3; 7, 8, 1, and ecclesiastical writings. The Greeks said ἀπείρατος, from πειράω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
not to be tempted.

From a (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of peirao; untried, i.e. Not temptable -- not to be tempted.

see GREEK a

see GREEK peirao

Forms and Transliterations
απειραστος απείραστός ἀπείραστός apeirastos apeírastós
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Englishman's Concordance
James 1:13 Adj-NMS
GRK: γὰρ θεὸς ἀπείραστός ἐστιν κακῶν
NAS: for God cannot be tempted by evil,
KJV: God cannot be tempted with evil,
INT: indeed God not to be tempted is by evils

Strong's Greek 551
1 Occurrence

ἀπείραστός — 1 Occ.

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