The translation of `am, `am "a people or nation" (Genesis 33:15, "some of the folk that are with me"; Proverbs 30:26, "The conies are but a feeble folk"); of le'om, with the same meaning (Jeremiah 51:58, "the folk in the fire," the Revised Version (British and American) "the nations for the fire"); "sick folk" is the translation of arrhostos, "not strong" (Mark 6:5); of ton asthenounton, participle of astheneo, "to be without strength," "weak," "sick" (John 5:3, the Revised Version (British and American) "them that were sick"); "sick folks," of astheneis plural of asthenes, "without strength," the Revised Version (British and American) "sick folk" (Acts 5:16).

W. L. Walker

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'FOLK'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.