3525. néphó
Strong's Concordance
néphó: to be sober, to abstain from wine
Original Word: νήφω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: néphó
Phonetic Spelling: (nay'-fo)
Definition: to be sober, to abstain from wine
Usage: (lit: I am sober), I am calm (vigilant), circumspect.
HELPS Word-studies

3525 nḗphō – properly, to be sober (not drunk), not intoxicated; (figuratively) free from illusion, i.e. from the intoxicating influences of sin (like the impact of selfish passion, greed, etc.).

3525 /nḗphō ("be sober, unintoxicated") refers to having presence of mind (clear judgment), enabling someone to be temperate (self-controlled). 3525 /nḗphō ("uninfluenced by intoxicants") means to have "one's wits (faculties) about them," which is the opposite of being irrational.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
to be sober, to abstain from wine
NASB Translation
keep sober (1), sober (5).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3525: νήφω

νήφω; 1 aorist imperative 2 person plural νήψατε; from Theognis, Sophocles, Xenophon down; to be sober; in the N. T. everywhere tropically, to be calm and collected in spirit; to be temperate, dispassionate, circumspect: 1 Thessalonians 5:6, 8; 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 5:8; εἰς τάς προσευχάς, unto (the offering of) prayer, 1 Peter 4:7. (Synonym: see ἀγρυπνέω; and on the word see Ellicott on Timothy, the passage cited Compare: ἀνανήφω, ἐκνήφω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
to be sober, to abstain from wine

Of uncertain affinity: to abstain from wine (keep sober), i.e. (figuratively) be discreet -- be sober, watch.

Forms and Transliterations
νηφε νήφε νῆφε νηφοντες νήφοντες νηφωμεν νήφωμεν νηψατε νήψατε nephe nêphe nēphe nē̂phe nephomen nēphōmen nḗphomen nḗphōmen nephontes nēphontes nḗphontes nepsate nēpsate nḗpsate
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Englishman's Concordance
1 Thessalonians 5:6 V-PSA-1P
GRK: γρηγορῶμεν καὶ νήφωμεν
NAS: do, but let us be alert and sober.
KJV: let us watch and be sober.
INT: we should watch and we should be sober

1 Thessalonians 5:8 V-PSA-1P
GRK: ἡμέρας ὄντες νήφωμεν ἐνδυσάμενοι θώρακα
NAS: But since we are of [the] day, let us be sober, having put
KJV: of the day, be sober, putting on
INT: of day being should be sober having put on [the] breastplate

2 Timothy 4:5 V-PMA-2S
GRK: σὺ δὲ νῆφε ἐν πᾶσιν
NAS: But you, be sober in all things,
KJV: But watch thou in
INT: you moreover be sober in all things

1 Peter 1:13 V-PPA-NMP
GRK: διανοίας ὑμῶν νήφοντες τελείως ἐλπίσατε
NAS: your minds for action, keep sober [in spirit], fix your hope
KJV: mind, be sober, and hope
INT: mind of you being sober perfectly hope

1 Peter 4:7 V-AMA-2P
GRK: οὖν καὶ νήψατε εἰς προσευχάς
NAS: be of sound judgment and sober [spirit] for the purpose of prayer.
KJV: sober, and watch unto prayer.
INT: therefore and be watchful unto prayers

1 Peter 5:8 V-AMA-2P
GRK: Νήψατε γρηγορήσατε ὁ
NAS: Be of sober [spirit], be on the alert.
KJV: Be sober, be vigilant; because
INT: Be sober watch the

Strong's Greek 3525
6 Occurrences

νῆφε — 1 Occ.
νήφωμεν — 2 Occ.
νήφοντες — 1 Occ.
νήψατε — 2 Occ.

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