Impotent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Not potent; lacking power, strength, or vigor, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; deficient in capacity; destitute of force; weak; feeble; infirm.

2. (a.) Wanting the power of self-restraint; uncontrolled; ungovernable; violent.

3. (a.) Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes, sterile; barren.

4. (n.) One who is impotent.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IMPOTENT

im'-po-tent (astheneo, adunatos): The verb signifies "to be without strength," and derivatives of it are used in John 5:3, 7 the King James Version and Acts 4:9 to characterize the paralyzed man at Bethesda and the cripple at the Temple gate. For the same condition of the Lystra lame man the word adunatos is used, which is synonymous. In these cases it is the weakness of disease. In this sense the word is used by Shakespeare (Love's Labor Lost, V, ii, 864; Hamlet, I, ii, 29). The impotent folk referred to in the Epistle of Jeremy (Baruch 6:28) were those weak and feeble from age and want; compare "impotent and snail-paced beggary" (Richard III, IV, iii, 53).

Alexander Macalister

Greek
193. akrates -- powerless, impotent
... powerless, impotent. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: akrates Phonetic
Spelling: (ak-rat'-ace) Short Definition: lacking self-control, inclined to ...
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770. astheneo -- to be weak, feeble
... be diseased, impotent, sick, weak. From asthenes; to be feeble (in any sense) --
be diseased, impotent folk (man), (be) sick, (be, be made) weak. ...
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102. adunatos -- unable, powerless
... 1), could not do (1), without strength (1). impossible, impotent, weak.
From a (as a negative particle) and dunatos; unable, ie ...
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772. asthenes -- without strength, weak
... weak (12), weak things (1), weaker (1), weakness (2). feeble, impotent,
sick, weak. From a (as a negative particle) and the base ...
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3499. nekroo -- to put to death
... death, render weak Definition: lit. and met: I put to death, make as dead;
I render weak, impotent. Cognate: 3499 (from 3498 , corpse ...
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2135. eunouchos -- a eunuch
... From eune (a bed) and echo; a castrated person (such being employed in Oriental
bed-chambers); by extension an impotent or unmarried man; by implication, a ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3808. lo -- not
... 1), cheaply* (1), disregarded* (1), except (1), failed* (1), false* (1), futile*
(1), gone (1), ignorant* (1), illiterate* (1), impotent* (1), incapable* (1 ...
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3524. kabbir -- great, mighty, much
... Word Origin from kabar Definition great, mighty, much NASB Word Usage impotent*
(1), mighty (6), mighty men (1), mighty one (1), much (1), older* (1). ...
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Library

August the Twenty-Fifth Impotent Enemies
... AUGUST The Twenty-fifth IMPOTENT ENEMIES. "Who shall separate us from the love of
Christ?" "Romans 8:31-39. Who can get between the love of Christ and me? ...
/.../august the twenty-fifth impotent enemies.htm

Again in John v. 2, Etc. , on the Five Porches, Where Lay a Great ...
... Sermon LXXV. Again in John v. 2, etc., on the five porches, where lay a great multitude
of impotent folk, and of the pool of Siloa. [CXXV. Ben.] ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxxv again in john.htm

More than Conquerors
... down, as it were, a miscellaneous mass of evil things, and then triumphs over them,
and all the genus to which they belong, as being utterly impotent to drag ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/more than conquerors.htm

Whether a Spell Can be an Impediment to Marriage?
... stated with regard to frigidity [4986](A[1]). There is, however this difference
between a spell and frigidity, that a person who is impotent through frigidity ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether a spell can be.htm

The Third Miracle in John's Gospel
... This poor man, sick and impotent for eight and thirty years"many of which he had
spent, as it would appear, day by day, wearily dragging his paralysed limbs ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the third miracle in johns.htm

Jesus Life-Giver and Judge.
... As soon as the impotent man discovered who it was that had given him strength, he
informed the authorities, either from sheer thoughtlessness, or because he ...
/.../xiii jesus life-giver and judge.htm

Paul and Barnabas in Lystra.
... "And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from
his mother's womb, who never had walked." His case resembles that of the man ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture xv paul and barnabas.htm

"O Wretched Man that I Am!"
... First, these words are the language of a regenerate man; second, of an impotent
man; third, of a wretched man; and fourth, of a man on the borders of complete ...
//christianbookshelf.org/murray/absolute surrender/o wretched man that i.htm

Wilt Thou be Made Whole?
... The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool. ... About
the answer of the impotent man there could be no doubt. ...
/.../murray/the ministry of intercession/chapter viii wilt thou be.htm

At the Unknown' Feast in Jerusalem, and by the Pool of Bethesda.
... That such had been the case, has been inferred by some from this, that the narrative
of the healing of the impotent man reads so Jewish, that the account of it ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xii at the unknown.htm

Thesaurus
Impotent (5 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Wanting the power of procreation; unable to copulate; also, sometimes,
sterile; barren. 4. (n.) One who is impotent. Int. ...IMPOTENT. ...
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Unable (102 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Not able; not having sufficient strength, means,
knowledge, skill, or the like; impotent' weak; helpless; incapable; -- now ...
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Omnipotence (2 Occurrences)
... energy with which the divine nature operates finds expression also in the name
'El Chay, "Living God," which God bears over against the impotent idols (1 ...
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Womb (84 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS). Acts 14:8 At Lystra a certain man sat, impotent in
his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked. ...
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Withered (46 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV). John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent
folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. ...
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Walked (178 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Acts 14:8 At Lystra a certain man sat, impotent in his feet, a cripple
from his mother's womb, who never had walked. (WEB ...
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Imposture (1 Occurrence)

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Impoverish (3 Occurrences)

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Impossible (31 Occurrences)
... im-pos'-ib'-l (verb adunateo; adjective adunatos): "To be impossible" is the
translation of adunateo, "to be powerless," "impotent" (Matthew 17:20 Luke 1:37 ...
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Folk (9 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV). John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind,
halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. (KJV). ...
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Concordance
Impotent (5 Occurrences)

John 5:3
In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
(KJV WBS)

John 5:7
The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
(KJV WBS)

Acts 4:9
If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
(KJV ASV WBS)

Acts 14:8
At Lystra a certain man sat, impotent in his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 16:14
But now the Lord has said, In three years, the years of a servant working for payment, the glory of Moab, all that great people, will be turned to shame, and the rest of Moab will be very small and without honour.
(See NAS)

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