692. argos
Strong's Concordance
argos: inactive, idle
Original Word: ἀργός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: argos
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-gos')
Definition: inactive, idle
Usage: idle, lazy, thoughtless, unprofitable, injurious.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and ergon
inactive, idle
NASB Translation
careless (1), idle (4), lazy (1), useless (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 692: ἀργός

ἀργός, ἀργόν, and in later writings from Aristotle, hist. anim. 10, 40 (vol. i., p. 627{a}, 15) on and consequently also in the N. T. with the feminine ἀργῇ, which among the early Greeks Epimenides alone is said to have used, Titus 1:12; cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 104f; id. Paralip., p. 455ff; Winers Grammar, 68 (67) (cf. 24; Buttmann, 25 (23)) (contracted from ἀεργός which Homer uses, from alpha privative and ἔργον without work, without labor, doing nothing), inactive, idle;

a. free from labor, at leisure (ἀργόν εἶναι, Herodotus 5, 6): Matthew 20:3, 6 (Rec.); 1 Timothy 5:13.

b. lazy, shunning the labor which one ought to perform (Homer, Iliad 9, 320 , τ' ἀεργός ἀνήρ, , τέ πολλά ἐοργως): πίστις, James 2:20 (L T Tr WH for R G νεκρά); γαστέρες ἀργαί i. e. idle gluttons, from Epimenides, Titus 1:12 (Nicet. ann. 7, 4, 135 d. εἰς ἀργᾷς γαστερας ὀχετηγησας); ἀργός καί ἄκαρπος εἰς τί, 2 Peter 1:8.

c. of things from which no profit is derived, although they can and ought to be productive; as of fields, trees, gold and silver, (cf. Grimm on Wis. 14:5; (Liddell and Scott, under the word I. 2)); unprofitable, ῤῆμα ἀργόν, by litotes equivalent to pernicious (see ἄκαρπος): Matthew 12:36. [SYNONYMS: ἀργός, βραδύς, νωθρός: ἀργός, idle, involving blameworthiness; βραδύς slow (tardy), having a purely temporal reference and no necessary bad sense; νωθρός sluggish, descriptive of constitutional qualities and suggestive of censure. Schmidt, chapter 49; Trench, § civ.]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
barren, idle, slow.

From a (as a negative particle) and ergon; inactive, i.e. Unemployed; (by implication) lazy, useless -- barren, idle, slow.

see GREEK a

see GREEK ergon

Forms and Transliterations
αργαι αργαί ἀργαί ἀργαὶ αργη ἀργή αργοι αργοί ἀργοί αργον αργόν ἀργὸν αργους αργούς ἀργούς ἀργοὺς argai argaí argaì arge argē argḗ argoi argoí argon argòn argous argoús argoùs
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 12:36 Adj-NNS
GRK: πᾶν ῥῆμα ἀργὸν ὃ λαλήσουσιν
NAS: you that every careless word
KJV: That every idle word that
INT: every word careless that may speak

Matthew 20:3 Adj-AMP
GRK: τῇ ἀγορᾷ ἀργούς
NAS: standing idle in the market place;
KJV: standing idle in
INT: the marketplace idle

Matthew 20:6 Adj-NMP
GRK: τὴν ἡμέραν ἀργοί
NAS: here idle all
KJV: others standing idle, and saith
INT: the day idle

1 Timothy 5:13 Adj-NFP
GRK: δὲ καὶ ἀργαὶ μανθάνουσιν περιερχόμεναι
NAS: learn [to be] idle, as they go around
KJV: they learn [to be] idle, wandering about
INT: moreover also [to be] idle they learn going about to

1 Timothy 5:13 Adj-NFP
GRK: μόνον δὲ ἀργαὶ ἀλλὰ καὶ
NAS: and not merely idle, but also
KJV: not only idle, but tattlers
INT: only moreover idle but also

Titus 1:12 Adj-NFP
GRK: θηρία γαστέρες ἀργαί
NAS: evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
KJV: evil beasts, slow bellies.
INT: wild beasts gluttons lazy

James 2:20 Adj-NFS
GRK: τῶν ἔργων ἀργή ἐστιν
NAS: without works is useless?
INT: works dead is

2 Peter 1:8 Adj-AMP
GRK: πλεονάζοντα οὐκ ἀργοὺς οὐδὲ ἀκάρπους
NAS: you neither useless nor
KJV: [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor
INT: abounding neither idle nor unfruitful

Strong's Greek 692
8 Occurrences

ἀργαὶ — 3 Occ.
ἀργή — 1 Occ.
ἀργοί — 1 Occ.
ἀργὸν — 1 Occ.
ἀργούς — 2 Occ.

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