4993. sóphroneó
Strong's Concordance
sóphroneó: to be of sound mind, i.e. to be temperate
Original Word: σωφρονέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: sóphroneó
Phonetic Spelling: (so-fron-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I am sober-minded, exercise self-control
Definition: I am of sound mind, am sober-minded, exercise self-control.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 4993 sōphronéō – properly, safety-minded; having a sober outlook that reflects true balance.

For the believer, 4993 /sōphronéō ("think shrewdly") reflects what God defines is true moderation. This God-controlled perspective blends the extremities of truth on both sides of a matter. See 4998 (sōphrōn).

[The whole word-family (root, sōphro-) comes from two words: sōos ("safe") and phrēn ("what regulates life," the root of the English term, "diaphram").

Example: An opera singer controls the length (quality) of their tones by their diaphragm, which even controls our ability to breathe and moderates heartbeat. This regulates ("brings safety") to the body, keeping it properly controlled.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from sóphrón
Definition
to be of sound mind, i.e. to be temperate
NASB Translation
have sound judgment (1), right mind (2), sensible (1), sound judgment (1), sound mind (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4993: σωφρονέω

σωφρονέω, σωφρόνω; 1 aorist imperative σωφρονήσατε; (σώφρων, which see); from Tragg., Xenophon, Plato down; to be of sound mind, i. e.

a. to be in one's right mind: of one who has ceased δαιμονίζεσθαι, Mark 5:15; Luke 8:35; opposed to ἐκστηναι, 2 Corinthians 5:13, (the σωφρονων and μανεις are contrasted in Plato, de rep. i., p. 331 c.; σωφρονουσαι and μανεισαι, Phaedr., p. 244 b.; μεμηνως ... ἐσωφρονησε, Apollod. 3, 5, 1, 6).

b. to exercise self-control; i. e. α. to put a moderate estimate upon oneself, think of oneself soberly: opposed to ὑπερφρονεῖν, Romans 12:3. β. to curb one's passions, Titus 2:6; joined with νήφω (as in Lucian, Nigrin. 6) (R. V. be of sound mind and be sober), 1 Peter 4:7.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
be in right mind, be sober minded

From sophron; to be of sound mind, i.e. Sane, (figuratively) moderate -- be in right mind, be sober (minded), soberly.

see GREEK sophron

Forms and Transliterations
σωφρονειν σωφρονείν σωφρονεῖν σωφρονησατε σωφρονήσατε σωφρονουμεν σωφρονούμεν σωφρονοῦμεν σωφρονουντα σωφρονούντα σωφρονοῦντα sophronein sophroneîn sōphronein sōphroneîn sophronesate sophronḗsate sōphronēsate sōphronḗsate sophronoumen sophronoûmen sōphronoumen sōphronoûmen sophronounta sophronoûnta sōphronounta sōphronoûnta
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Strong's Greek 4993
6 Occurrences


σωφρονήσατε — 1 Occ.
σωφρονεῖν — 2 Occ.
σωφρονοῦμεν — 1 Occ.
σωφρονοῦντα — 2 Occ.

Mark 5:15 V-PPA-AMS
GRK: ἱματισμένον καὶ σωφρονοῦντα τὸν ἐσχηκότα
NAS: clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had
KJV: and in his right mind: and
INT: clothed and of sound mind him who had

Luke 8:35 V-PPA-AMS
GRK: ἱματισμένον καὶ σωφρονοῦντα παρὰ τοὺς
NAS: clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened.
KJV: and in his right mind: and
INT: clothed and of sound mind at the

Romans 12:3 V-PNA
GRK: εἰς τὸ σωφρονεῖν ἑκάστῳ ὡς
NAS: so as to have sound judgment, as God
INT: so as to be sober-minded to each as

2 Corinthians 5:13 V-PIA-1P
GRK: θεῷ εἴτε σωφρονοῦμεν ὑμῖν
NAS: if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
KJV: or whether we be sober, [it is] for your cause.
INT: [it was] to God or are sober-minded [it is] for you

Titus 2:6 V-PNA
GRK: ὡσαύτως παρακάλει σωφρονεῖν
NAS: urge the young men to be sensible;
KJV: likewise exhort to be sober minded.
INT: in like manner exhort to be self-controlled

1 Peter 4:7 V-AMA-2P
GRK: τέλος ἤγγικεν σωφρονήσατε οὖν καὶ
NAS: therefore, be of sound judgment and sober
KJV: be ye therefore sober, and watch
INT: end has drawn near be sober-minded therefore and

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