Bill Mounce

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(ἠπίστουν), -, ἠπίστησα, -, -, -
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to disbelieve, be faithless, unfaithful. In some contexts unbelief has no implication of faithlessness or hardheartedness (Lk 24:11); in other contexts unbelief is a moral failure, not acting like a true follower (2Ti 2:13)
to refuse belief, be incredulous, disbelieve, Mk. 16:11, 16; Lk. 24:11, 41; Acts 28:24; to prove false, violate one's faith, be unfaithful, Rom. 3:3; 2 Tim. 2:13

Greek-English Concordance for ἀπιστέω

Mark 16:11 And when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they refused (ēpistēsan | ἠπίστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) to believe it.
Mark 16:16 The one who believes and is baptized will be saved, but the one who refuses to believe (apistēsas | ἀπιστήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) will be condemned.
Luke 24:11 but these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe (ēpistoun | ἠπίστουν | imperf act ind 3 pl) them.
Luke 24:41 While (apistountōn | ἀπιστούντων | pres act ptcp gen pl masc) they still could not believe (apistountōn | ἀπιστούντων | pres act ptcp gen pl masc) it for joy and were continuing to marvel, he said to them, “Have you anything to eat here?”
Acts 28:24 saying, some were convinced by what he said, but others refused (ēpistoun | ἠπίστουν | imperf act ind 3 pl) to believe.
Romans 3:3 But what if some were unfaithful (ēpistēsan | ἠπίστησαν | aor act ind 3 pl), will their lack of faith nullify the faithfulness of God?
2 Timothy 2:13 If we are faithless (apistoumen | ἀπιστοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl), he remains faithful, for he is unable to deny himself.”
1 Peter 2:7 Therefore the great value is to you who believe; but for those who do not believe (apistousin | ἀπιστοῦσιν | pres act ptcp dat pl masc), “The stone that the builders rejected, this very one has become the cornerstone,”