Bill Mounce

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ἄφρων

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἄφρων, -ον
Greek transliteration: 
aphrōn
Simplified transliteration: 
aphron
Numbers
Strong's number: 
878
GK Number: 
933
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
11
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
a-4b(1)
Gloss: 
foolish, ignorant
Definition: 
unwise, inconsiderate, simple, foolish, Lk. 11:40; 12:20; 1 Cor. 15:36; ignorant, religiously unenlightened, Rom. 2:20; Eph. 5:17; 1 Pet. 2:15; boastfully foolish, vain, 2 Cor. 11:16, 19

Greek-English Concordance for

Luke 11:40 Fools! (aphrones | ἄφρονες | voc pl masc) Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
Luke 12:20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! (aphrōn | ἄφρων | voc sg masc) This very night your soul will be demanded of you. And what you have prepared for yourself, whose will it be?’
Romans 2:20 a corrector of the foolish (aphronōn | ἀφρόνων | gen pl masc), a teacher of little children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and of truth —
1 Corinthians 15:36 You fool! (aphrōn | ἄφρων | voc sg masc) What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
2 Corinthians 11:16 Again I say, let no one think me foolish (aphrona | ἄφρονα | acc sg masc). But even if you do, then at least accept me as a fool (aphrona | ἄφρονα | acc sg masc), so that I too may boast a little.
2 Corinthians 11:19 For gladly you put up with fools (aphronōn | ἀφρόνων | gen pl masc), since you are so wise!
2 Corinthians 12:6 For even if I should choose to boast, I would not be foolish (aphrōn | ἄφρων | nom sg masc), because I would be telling the truth. But I refrain from this, so that no one will give credit to me beyond what he sees in me or he hears from me,
2 Corinthians 12:11 I am acting like a fool (aphrōn | ἄφρων | nom sg masc), but you drove me to it. I ought to be commended by you, for in no way am I inferior to the “super-apostles” — even though I am nothing.
Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be foolish (aphrones | ἄφρονες | nom pl masc), but understand what the will of the Lord is.
1 Peter 2:15 For this is the will of God: by doing good to silence the ignorance of foolish (aphronōn | ἀφρόνων | gen pl masc) men.