A term found almost exclusively in the Letters of Paul, where it apparently denotes any person who is not a member of the Christian community (1Cor 6:6; 1Cor 7:12-15; 1Cor 10:27; 1Cor 14:22-24; 2Cor 4:4; 2Cor 6:14-15; also (Rom 15:31), where a different Greek word is thus translated).

1Cor 6:6

6but a believer goes to court against a believer —and before unbelievers at that?

1Cor 7:12-15

12To the rest I say—I and not the Lord—that if any believer has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.13And ... View more

1Cor 10:27

27If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience.

1Cor 14:22-24

22Tongues, then, are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is not for unbelievers but for believers.23If, therefore, the whole church com ... View more

2Cor 4:4

4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is t ... View more

2Cor 6:14-15

The Temple of the Living God
14Do not be mismatched with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship is ... View more

Rom 15:31

31that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my ministry to Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints,

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