Wednesday, August 19, 2015

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: Gentleness (a sermon to be preached on August 23, 2015, at Kenwood Church in Livonia, MI)

I am back after a bit of a break from blogging.  I will be back on a regular basis again.  

Here is some nerdy Bible geek information about our fruit of the week, gentleness.  Thank you,

Strong's Concordance
prautés: gentleness
Original Word: πρᾳΰτης, τητος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: prautés
Phonetic Spelling: (prah-oo'-tace)
Short Definition: mildness, gentleness
Definition: mildness, gentleness.
HELPS Word-studies
Cognate: 4240 praýtēs (compare 4236 /praótēs, another feminine noun which is also derived from the root pra-, emphasizing the divine origin of the meekness) –meekness ("gentle strength") which expresses power with reserve and gentleness.See 4236 (praotes).
For the believer, meekness (4240 /praýtēs, "gentle-force") begins with the Lord's inspiration and finishes by His direction and empowerment. It is a divinely-balanced virtue that can only operate through faith (cf. 1 Tim 6:11; 2 Tim 2:22-25).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from praus
NASB Translation
consideration (1), gentleness (8), humility (1), meekness (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4240: πραΰτης

πραΰτης, see πραότης

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
From praus; mildness, i.e. (by implication) humility -- meekness.
see GREEK praus