Word Summary
apeitheō: to disobey
Original Word: ἀπειθέω
Transliteration: apeitheō
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-i-theh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to disobey
Meaning: to disobey
Strong's Concordance
to disbelieve, disobey

From apeithes; to disbelieve (wilfully and perversely) -- not believe, disobedient, obey not, unbelieving.

see GREEK apeithes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 544: ἀπειθέω

ἀπειθέω, ἀπειθῶ; imperfect ἠπείθουν; 1 aorist ἠπείθησα; "to be ἀπειθής (which see); not to allow oneself to be persuaded; not to comply with;

a. to refuse or withhold belief (in Christ, in the gospel; opposed to πιστεύω): τῷ υἱῷ, John 3:36; τῷ λόγῳ, 1 Peter 2:8; 1 Peter 3:1; absolutely of those who reject the gospel, (R. V. to be disobedient; cf. b.): Acts 14:2; Acts 17:5 (Rec.); ; Romans 15:31; 1 Peter 2:7 (T Tr WH ἀπιστοῦσιν).

b. to refuse belief and obedience: with the dative of thing or of person, Romans 2:8 (τῇ ἀλήθεια); f (τῷ θεῷ); 1 Peter 4:17; absolutely, Romans 10:21 (Isaiah 65:2); Hebrews 3:18; Hebrews 11:31; 1 Peter 3:20. (In the Sept. a common equivalent to מָרָה, סָרַר; in Greek writings often from Aeschylus Ag. 1049 down; in Homer et al. ἀπίθειν.)