Bill Mounce

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yes, indeed, a marker of strong agreement, affirmation, or emphasis
a particle, used to strengthen an affirmation, certainly, Rev. 22:20; to make an affirmation, or express an assent, yea, yes, Mt. 5:37; Acts 5:8

Greek-English Concordance for ναί

Matthew 5:37 But let what you say be a simple ‘Yes (nai | ναί | particle), or ‘No, anything more than this comes from the evil one.
Matthew 9:28 When he had gone into the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes (nai | ναί | particle), Lord.”
Matthew 11:9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes (nai | ναί | particle), I tell you, and more than a prophet.
Matthew 11:26 yes (nai | ναί | particle), Father, for such was your gracious will.
Matthew 13:51 “Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” (nai | ναί | particle)
Matthew 15:27 “Yes (nai | ναί | particle), Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
Matthew 17:25 “Yes,” (nai | ναί | particle) he answered. And when he went into the house, Jesus spoke to Peter first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect tolls or taxes — from their sons or from outsiders?”
Matthew 21:16 and they said to him, “Do you hear what they are saying?” “Yes,” (nai | ναί | particle) replied Jesus, “but have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have brought forth praise’?”
Luke 7:26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes (nai | ναί | particle), I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
Luke 10:21 At this time Jesus was filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes (nai | ναί | particle), Father, for such was well-pleasing in your sight.
Luke 11:51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes (nai | ναί | particle), I tell you, it will be charged against this generation.
Luke 12:5 I will show you whom you should fear: Fear the one who, after he kills, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes (nai | ναί | particle), I tell you, fear this one!
John 11:27 She said to him, “Yes (nai | ναί | particle), Lord; I firmly believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, the one who was to come into the world.”
John 21:15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?” He said to him, “Yes (nai | ναί | particle), Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Take care of my lambs.”
John 21:16 He said to him again, a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes (nai | ναί | particle), Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Look after my sheep.”
Acts 5:8 And Peter addressed her, “Tell me whether for so much you sold the land” And she said, “Yes (nai | ναί | particle), for so much.”
Acts 22:27 The commanding officer came to him and said, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?” He replied, “Yes.” (nai | ναί | particle)
Romans 3:29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles as well? Yes (nai | ναί | particle), of Gentiles as well.
2 Corinthians 1:17 Therefore when I was planning this, I was not capricious, was I? Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, so that with me it would be “Yes (nai | ναί | particle), yes” (nai | ναί | particle) and “No, no” at the same time?
2 Corinthians 1:18 But as surely as God is trustworthy, our word to you has not been “Yes” (nai | ναί | particle) and “No.”
2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the one who was proclaimed among you by us — by me, Silvanus, and Timothy — was not “Yes” (nai | ναί | particle) and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” (nai | ναί | particle)
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God find their “Yes” (nai | ναί | particle) in him; and that is why it is through him that we say our “Amen” to God for his glory.
Philippians 4:3 Yes (nai | ναί | particle), I ask you also, my true comrade, help these women who have labored side by side with me in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Philemon 1:20 Yes (nai | ναί | particle), brother, I do wish that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.
James 5:12 Above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. Rather let your “Yes” (nai | ναί | particle) be yes (nai | ναί | particle) and your “No,” no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the tribes of earth will wail on account of him. So shall it be! (nai | ναί | particle) Amen.
Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes (nai | ναί | particle) indeed!” says the Spirit, “so they can rest from their labors, because their deeds will follow them!”
Revelation 16:7 And I heard the altar saying, “Yes (nai | ναί | particle) indeed, O Lord God the Almighty, true and just are your judgments!”
Revelation 22:20 The one who testifies to these things says: “Yes (nai | ναί | particle), I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!