Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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ἰδιώτης, ου, ὁ
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ordinary, untrained person, one who does not understand, an inquirer
pr. one in private life, one devoid of special learning or gifts, a plain person, Acts 4:13; 2 Cor. 11:6; ungifted, 1 Cor. 14:16, 23, 24*

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Acts 4:13 Seeing the boldness of Peter and John, and coming to find that they were uneducated and common (idiōtai | ἰδιῶται | nom pl masc) men, they were astonished and recognized that as those who had been with Jesus.
1 Corinthians 14:16 Otherwise, if you are praising God by the Spirit, how can anyone in the position of an outsider (idiōtou | ἰδιώτου | gen sg masc) say, “Amen,” to your thanksgiving since he does not know what you are saying?
1 Corinthians 14:23 So if the whole church assembles in the same place and everyone is speaking in tongues, and outsiders (idiōtai | ἰδιῶται | nom pl masc) or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your minds?
1 Corinthians 14:24 But if all are prophesying, and an unbeliever or outsider (idiōtēs | ἰδιώτης | nom sg masc) comes in, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all,
2 Corinthians 11:6 But even if I am an amateur (idiōtēs | ἰδιώτης | nom sg masc) in speaking, I am certainly not in knowledge. Rather, in every way we have made this plain to you as to all.