Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
ἀσθενής, -ές
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weak, ill (of physical weakness or illness, also of moral or spiritual weakness)
without strength, weak, infirm, Mt. 26:41; Mk. 14:38; 1 Pet. 3:7; helpless, Rom. 5:6; imperfect, inefficient, Gal. 4:9; feeble, without energy, 2 Cor. 10:10; infirm in body, sick, sickly, Mt. 25:39, 43, 44; weak, mentally or spiritually, dubious, hesitating, 1 Cor. 8:7, 10; 9:22; 1 Thess. 5:14; afflicted, distressed, oppressed with calamities, 1 Cor. 4:10

Greek-English Concordance for ἀσθενής

Matthew 25:43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, naked and you did not clothe me, sick (asthenēs | ἀσθενής | nom sg masc) and in prison and you did not visit me.’
Matthew 25:44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick (asthenē | ἀσθενῆ | acc sg masc) or in prison and did not help you?’
Matthew 26:41 Stay alert and pray lest you enter a time of trial. The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.” (asthenēs | ἀσθενής | nom sg fem)
Mark 14:38 Stay alert and pray so that you will not come into temptation; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” (asthenēs | ἀσθενής | nom sg fem)
Luke 9:2 Then he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal
Luke 10:9 and heal the sick (astheneis | ἀσθενεῖς | acc pl masc) in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
Acts 4:9 if we are being examined today about a good deed done to a sick (asthenous | ἀσθενοῦς | gen sg masc) man, by what means this man has been healed,
Acts 5:15 so that they carried out the sick (astheneis | ἀσθενεῖς | acc pl masc) even into the streets, and laid them on cots and mats, so that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them.
Acts 5:16 A great number of people from the towns around Jerusalem also came, bringing the sick (astheneis | ἀσθενεῖς | acc pl masc) and those tormented by evil spirits, and they were healed, all of them.
Romans 5:6 For while we were still helpless (asthenōn | ἀσθενῶν | gen pl masc), at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of men, and the weakness (asthenes | ἀσθενές | nom sg neut) of God is stronger than the strength of men.
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak (asthenē | ἀσθενῆ | acc pl neut) things of the world to shame the strong;
1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ, but you are men of wisdom in Christ! We are weak (astheneis | ἀσθενεῖς | nom pl masc), but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!
1 Corinthians 8:7 However, not everyone has this knowledge. But some, because in former times they were involved with idols, eat this food as though it were an idol sacrifice, and thus their conscience, being weak (asthenēs | ἀσθενής | nom sg fem), is defiled.
1 Corinthians 8:9 But take care that this right of yours does not become a stumbling block to the weak (asthenesin | ἀσθενέσιν | dat pl masc).
1 Corinthians 8:10 For if someone should see you who have knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of the one who is weak (asthenous | ἀσθενοῦς | gen sg masc) be emboldened to eat food sacrificed to idols?
1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak (asthenesin | ἀσθενέσιν | dat pl masc) I became weak (asthenēs | ἀσθενής | nom sg masc) that I might win the weak (astheneis | ἀσθενεῖς | acc pl masc). I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.
1 Corinthians 11:30 That is why many of you are weak (astheneis | ἀσθενεῖς | nom pl masc) and sick, and quite a few are dead.
1 Corinthians 12:22 Quite the contrary, those members of the body that seem to be weaker (asthenestera | ἀσθενέστερα | nom pl neut comparative) are indispensable,
2 Corinthians 10:10 For some are saying, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is weak (asthenēs | ἀσθενής | nom sg fem), and his rhetoric amounts to nothing.”
Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God — or rather, are known by God — how can you turn back again to the feeble (asthenē | ἀσθενῆ | acc pl neut) and inferior elementary principles of the world? How can you want to be their slaves all over again?
1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we appeal to you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, comfort the discouraged, help the weak (asthenōn | ἀσθενῶν | gen pl masc), be patient toward all.
Hebrews 7:18 For there is an annulment of a former commandment because of its weakness (asthenes | ἀσθενές | acc sg neut) and uselessness
1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way, live with them with understanding, showing honor to the woman as a weaker (asthenesterō | ἀσθενεστέρῳ | dat sg neut comparative) vessel, since you are joint heirs of the gracious gift of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.