Disbelieve - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Disbelieve

[ 1,,G569, apisteo ]
to be unbelieving" (a, negative, pistis, "faith;" cp. apistos, "unbelieving"), is translated "believed not," etc., in the AV (except in 1 Peter 2:7, "be disobedient"); "disbelieve" (or "disbelieved") in the RV, in Mark 16:11,16; Luke 24:11,41; Acts 28:24; "disbelieve" is the best rendering, implying that the unbeliever has had a full opportunity of believing and has rejected it; some mss. have apeitheo, "to be disobedient," in 1 Peter 2:7; Romans 3:3, RV, "were without faith;" 2 Timothy 2:13, RV, "are faithless. Cp. DISOBEDIENT, C. SEE BELIEVE.

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