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Strong's #786 - ἄσπονδος

from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G4689)
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  1. without a treaty or covenant
    1. of things not mutually agreed upon e.g. abstinences from hostilities
  2. that cannot be persuaded to enter into a covenant, implacable
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Verse Results
KJV (2)
Romans 1
2 Timothy 1
NAS (1)
2 Timothy 1
HCS (1)
2 Timothy 1
BSB (1)
2 Timothy 1
ESV (1)
2 Timothy 1
WEB (2)
Romans 1
2 Timothy 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἄσπονδ-ος, ον,

without σπονδή or drink-offering: hence,

I of a god, to whom no drink-offering is poured, ἄ. θεός, i.e. death, E. Alc. 424.

II without a regular truce (ratified by σπονδαί), ἀνοκωχή Th. 5.32;

1. of persons, without making a truce, ἄ. ἀπιέναι Id. 3.111, cf. 113; ἀσπόνδους τοὺς νεκροὺς ἀνελέσθαι take up their dead without leave asked, Id. 2.22; τὸ εὐπρεπὲς ἄσπονδον the specious plea of neutrality, Id. 1.37.

2. admitting of no truce, implacable, ἄσπονδόν τ' Ἄρη (ἀράν codd.) A. Ag. 1235 (Pors.); πόλεμος D. 18.262, Plb. 1.65.6, etc.; ἔχθρα Plu. Per. 30; ἀσπόνδοισι νόμοισιν ἔχθραν συμβάλλειν E. El. 905 (lyr.); of persons, implacable, 2 Timothy 3:3. Adv. -δως, ἔχειν Ph. Fr. 24H.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἄσπονδος, ἀσπονδον (σπονδή a libation, which, as a kind of sacrifice, accompanied the making of treaties and compacts; cf. Latinspondere); (from Thucydides down);

1. without a treaty or covenant; of things not mutually agreed upon, e. g. abstinence from hostilities, Thucydides 1, 37, etc.

2. that cannot be persuaded to enter into a covenant, implacable (in this sense from Aeschylus down; especially in the phrase ἄσπονδος πόλεμος, Dem. pro cor., p. 314, 16; Polybius 1, 65, 6; (Philo de sacrif. § 4); Cicero, ad Att. 9, 10, 5; (cf. Trench, § lii.)): joined with ἄστοργος, Romans 1:31 Rec.; 2 Timothy 3:3.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἄσπονδος , -ον

(< σπονδή , a libation);

1. without truce (Thuc.).

2. admitting of no truce, implacable (Dem., al.): 2 Timothy 3:3.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Priene has the combination ἀσυλεὶ καὶ ἀσπονδεί seven times, in the common sense ";without formal treaty";—the reverse of the meaning applied metaphorically in 2 Timothy 3:3 : friends need no treaty, and implacable foes will not make one. Literary parallels suffice for the Pauline use.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ασπονδοι άσπονδοι ἄσπονδοι ασπόνδους aspondoi áspondoi
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