haplós: simply, sincerelyOriginal Word: ἁπλῶς
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (hap-loce')
Short Definition: simply, sincerely
Definition: simply, sincerely, graciously, bountifully.
Cognate: 574 haplṓs (the adverbial form of 573 /haploús, "single, unfolded") – properly, acting with simplicity – literally, "without folds" (WP, J. Thayer), i.e. without undue complications. See 572 (haplotēs).
574 /haplṓs ("simply"), used only in Js 1:5, refers to God "generously" giving wisdom – which is better translated "giving undividedly, openly" (literally, "unfolded, holding nothing back").
Js 1:5,6: "5But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously (574 /haplṓs) and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6But he must [continuously, in process] ask in faith (4102 /pístis) without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind" (NASU).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
adverb from haplous
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 574: ἁπλῶς
ἁπλῶς, adverb (from Aeschylus down), simply, openly, frankly, sincerely: James 1:5 (led solely by his desire to bless).
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceliberally, sincerely
see GREEK haplous
see GREEK haplotes
Forms and Transliterationsαπλως απλώς ἁπλῶς aplos aplōs haplos haplôs haplōs haplō̂s
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