astheneia: weakness, frailtyOriginal Word: ἀσθένεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (as-then'-i-ah)
Short Definition: want of strength, weakness, illness
Definition: want of strength, weakness, illness, suffering, calamity, frailty.
Cognate: 769 asthéneia – properly, without strength (negating the root sthenos, "strength"). See 772 (asthenēs).
769 /asthéneia ("weakness, sickness") refers to an ailment that deprives someone of enjoying or accomplishing what they would like to do. 769 (asthéneia) focuses on the handicaps that go with the weakness.
[769 (asthéneia) expresses the weakening influences of the illness or a particular problem, especially as someone becomes wrongly (overly) dependent.]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
ailments (1), diseases (1), ill (1), illness (1), infirmities (1), sickness (3), sicknesses (2), weak (1), weakness (9), weaknesses (4).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 769: ἀσθένεια
ἀσθένεια, ἀσθενείας, ἡ (ἀσθενής) (from Herodotus down), want of strength, weakness, infirmity;
a. of Body; α. its native weakness and frailty: 1 Corinthians 15:43; 2 Corinthians 13:4. β. feebleness of health; sickness: John 5:5; John 11:4; Luke 13:11, 12; Galatians 4:13 (ἀσθένεια τῆς σαρκός); Hebrews 11:34; in plural: Matthew 8:17; Luke 5:15; Luke 8:2; Acts 28:9; 1 Timothy 5:23.
b. of Soul; want of the strength and capacity requisite α. to understand a thing: Romans 6:19 (where ἀσθένειαν τῆς σαρκός denotes the weakness of human nature). β. to do things great and glorious, as want of human wisdom, of skill in speaking, in the management of men: 1 Corinthians 2:3. γ. to restrain corrupt desires; proclivity to sin: Hebrews 5:2; Hebrews 7:28; plural the various kinds of this proclivity, Hebrews 4:15. δ. to bear trials and troubles: Romans 8:26 (where read τῇ ἀσθένεια for Rec. ταῖς ἀσθενείαις); 2 Corinthians 11:30; 2 Corinthians 12:9; plural the mental (?) states in which this weakness manifests itself: 2 Corinthians 12:5, 9f. From asthenes; feebleness (of mind or body); by implication, malady; morally, frailty -- disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness. see GREEK asthenes
From asthenes; feebleness (of mind or body); by implication, malady; morally, frailty -- disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.
see GREEK asthenes
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 769
ἀσθενείᾳ — 6 Occ.
ἀσθενείαις — 4 Occ.
ἀσθένειαν — 4 Occ.
ἀσθενείας — 8 Occ.
ἀσθενειῶν — 2 Occ.
Matthew 8:17 N-AFP
GRK: Αὐτὸς τὰς ἀσθενείας ἡμῶν ἔλαβεν
NAS: TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY
KJV: took our infirmities, and bare
INT: Himself the infirmities of us he took
Hebrews 4:15 N-DFP
Hebrews 11:34 N-GFS