Parts of Speech Noun Feminine

Elpis Definition

NAS Word Usage - Total: 54
  1. expectation of evil, fear
  2. expectation of good, hope
    1. in the Christian sense
      1. joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation
  3. on hope, in hope, having hope
    1. the author of hope, or he who is its foundation
    2. the thing hoped for
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Original Language
from a primary elpo (to anticipate, usually with pleasure)
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Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Elpis". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999. . 1999.