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Forms of the word
ταπεινός, ή, όν
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humble, lowly, downcast, timid
low, in situation; of condition, humble, poor, mean, depressed, Lk. 1:52; 2 Cor. 7:6; Jas. 1:9; met. of the mind, humble, lowly, modest, Mt. 11:29; Rom. 12:16; 2 Cor. 10:1; Jas. 4:6; 1 Pet. 5:5*

Greek-English Concordance for ταπεινός

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly (tapeinos | ταπεινός | nom sg masc) in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Luke 1:52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones and exalted those of humble (tapeinous | ταπεινούς | acc pl masc) position.
Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly (tapeinois | ταπεινοῖς | dat pl masc). Do not be wise in your own estimation.
2 Corinthians 7:6 But God, who encourages the downcast (tapeinous | ταπεινούς | acc pl masc), encouraged us with the arrival of Titus.
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I, Paul myself, appeal to you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ — I who when present am “timid” (tapeinos | ταπεινός | nom sg masc) among you, but when away am “bold” toward you.
James 1:9 Let the brother of limited (tapeinos | ταπεινός | nom sg masc) means (tapeinos | ταπεινός | nom sg masc) take pride in his high position,
James 4:6 But he gives greater grace. That is why scripture says, “God opposes the proud but he gives grace to the humble.” (tapeinois | ταπεινοῖς | dat pl masc)
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (tapeinois | ταπεινοῖς | dat pl masc)