878. aphrón
Strong's Concordance
aphrón: without reason, foolish
Original Word: ἄφρων, ονος, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: aphrón
Phonetic Spelling: (af'-rone)
Definition: without reason, foolish
Usage: senseless, foolish, inconsiderate.
HELPS Word-studies

878 áphrōn – (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "without" and 5424 /phrḗn, "inner perspective as it regulates behavior") – properly, lacking perspective because short-sighted, i.e. lacking the "over-all picture" (perspective) needed to act prudently.

878 /áphrōn ("unperceptive") describes someone lacking true moderation because they fail to grasp cause-and-effect relationships – i.e. willful ignorance in understanding what prompts inevitable effects (consequences).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and phrén
without reason, foolish
NASB Translation
fool (2), foolish (8), foolish ones (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 878: ἄφρων

ἄφρων, ἀφρωνος, , , Ἄφρον, τό (from the alpha privative and φρήν, cf. εὔφρων, σώφρων) (from Homer down), properly, without reason ((εἴδωλα, Xenophon, mem. 1, 4, 4); of beasts, ibid. 1, 4, 14), senseless, foolish, stupid; without refection or intelligence, acting rashly: Luke 11:40; Luke 12:20; Romans 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:36; 2 Corinthians 11:16, 19 (opposed to φρόνιμος, as in Proverbs 11:29); 2 Corinthians 12:6, 11; Ephesians 5:17 (opposed to συνιέντες); 1 Peter 2:15. (A strong term; cf. Schmidt, chapter 147 § 17.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
foolish, unwise.

From a (as a negative particle) and phren; properly, mindless, i.e. Stupid, (by implication) ignorant, (specially) egotistic, (practically) rash, or (morally) unbelieving -- fool(-ish), unwise.

see GREEK a

see GREEK phren

Forms and Transliterations
άφρον αφρονα άφρονα ἄφρονα άφρονας αφρονες άφρονες άφρονές ἄφρονες αφρονέστατοί αφρονέστατος άφρονι άφρονος αφρονων αφρόνων ἀφρόνων άφροσι άφροσιν Αφρων άφρων Ἄφρων αφυλάκτως Aphron Aphrōn Áphron Áphrōn aphrona áphrona aphrones áphrones aphronon aphronōn aphrónon aphrónōn
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 11:40 Adj-VMP
GRK: ἄφρονες οὐχ ὁ
NAS: You foolish ones, did not He who made
KJV: [Ye] fools, did not
INT: Fools [did] not the [one]

Luke 12:20 Adj-VMS
GRK: ὁ θεός Ἄφρων ταύτῃ τῇ
NAS: said to him, 'You fool! This
KJV: said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night
INT: God Fool this the

Romans 2:20 Adj-GMP
GRK: παιδευτὴν ἀφρόνων διδάσκαλον νηπίων
NAS: a corrector of the foolish, a teacher
KJV: An instructor of the foolish, a teacher
INT: an instructor of [the] foolish a teacher of infants

1 Corinthians 15:36 Adj-VMS
GRK: ἄφρων σὺ ὃ
NAS: You fool! That which you sow
KJV: [Thou] fool, that which thou
INT: Fool you what

2 Corinthians 11:16 Adj-AMS
GRK: με δόξῃ ἄφρονα εἶναι εἰ
NAS: think me foolish; but if
KJV: think me a fool; if otherwise, yet
INT: me should think a fool to be if

2 Corinthians 11:16 Adj-AMS
GRK: κἂν ὡς ἄφρονα δέξασθέ με
NAS: me even as foolish, so
KJV: yet as a fool receive me,
INT: even as a fool receive me

2 Corinthians 11:19 Adj-GMP
GRK: ἀνέχεσθε τῶν ἀφρόνων φρόνιμοι ὄντες
NAS: tolerate the foolish gladly.
KJV: ye suffer fools gladly,
INT: you bear with fools intelligent being

2 Corinthians 12:6 Adj-NMS
GRK: οὐκ ἔσομαι ἄφρων ἀλήθειαν γὰρ
NAS: to boast I will not be foolish, for I will be speaking
KJV: not be a fool; for I will say
INT: not I will be a fool for truth indeed

2 Corinthians 12:11 Adj-NMS
GRK: Γέγονα ἄφρων ὑμεῖς με
NAS: I have become foolish; you yourselves
KJV: I am become a fool in glorying; ye
INT: I have become a fool you me

Ephesians 5:17 Adj-NMP
GRK: μὴ γίνεσθε ἄφρονες ἀλλὰ συνίετε
NAS: then do not be foolish, but understand
KJV: be ye not unwise, but understanding
INT: not be foolish but understanding

1 Peter 2:15 Adj-GMP
GRK: τὴν τῶν ἀφρόνων ἀνθρώπων ἀγνωσίαν
NAS: the ignorance of foolish men.
KJV: the ignorance of foolish men:
INT: the of senseless men ignorance

Strong's Greek 878
11 Occurrences

Ἄφρων — 4 Occ.
ἄφρονα — 2 Occ.
ἄφρονες — 2 Occ.
ἀφρόνων — 3 Occ.

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