Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
ἀργός, ή, όν
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idle, lazy; useless, ineffective; careless
pr. inactive, unemployed, Mt. 20:3, 6; idle, averse from labor, 1 Tim. 5:13; Tit. 1:12; met. 2 Pet. 1:8; unprofitable, hollow, or by impl., injurious, Mt. 12:36; Jas. 2:20*

Greek-English Concordance for ἀργός

Matthew 12:36 But I say to you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every careless (argon | ἀργόν | acc sg neut) word they speak.
Matthew 20:3 And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the marketplace with nothing (argous | ἀργούς | acc pl masc) to do.
Matthew 20:6 And about the eleventh hour, when he had gone out and found others standing around, he said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle (argoi | ἀργοί | nom pl masc) all day long?’
1 Timothy 5:13 But at the same time they also learn to be idlers (argai | ἀργαί | nom pl fem), flitting about among houses, but not only idlers (argai | ἀργαί | nom pl fem) but also gossips and busybodies, speaking about things that they should not.
Titus 1:12 One of them, their own prophet, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy (argai | ἀργαί | nom pl fem) gluttons.”
James 2:20 Would you like to be shown, you shallow person, that faith without works is useless (argē | ἀργή | nom sg fem)?
2 Peter 1:8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will make you effective and productive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.