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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

self-kon-trol' (egkrateia): Rendered in the King James Version "temperance" (compare Latin temperario and continentia), but more accurately "self-control," as in the Revised Version (British and American) (Acts 24:25 Galatians 5:23 2 Peter 1:6); adjective of same, egkrates, "self-controlled" (Titus 1:8 the Revised Version (British and American)); compare verb forms in 1 Corinthians 7:9, "have.... continency"; 9:25, the athlete "exerciseth self-control." Self-control is therefore repeatedly set forth in the New Testament as among the important Christian virtues.

1466. egkrateia -- mastery, self-control
... mastery, self-control. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: egkrateia
Phonetic Spelling: (eng-krat'-i-ah) Short Definition: self-mastery, self ...
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1467. egkrateuomai -- to exercise self-control
... to exercise self-control. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: egkrateuomai Phonetic
Spelling: (eng-krat-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I exercise self ...
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4995. sophronismos -- self-control
... self-control. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: sophronismos Phonetic
Spelling: (so-fron-is-mos') Short Definition: self-control, self-discipline ...
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4997. sophrosune -- soundness of mind, self-control
... soundness of mind, self-control. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
sophrosune Phonetic Spelling: (so-fros-oo'-nay) Short Definition: sanity ...
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193. akrates -- powerless, impotent
... powerless, impotent. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: akrates Phonetic
Spelling: (ak-rat'-ace) Short Definition: lacking self-control, inclined to ...
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192. akrasia -- want of power
... and 2904 , "prevail") -- properly, without prevailing (taking dominion), ie the
inability to maintain control; (figuratively) without self-control and hence ...
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4993. sophroneo -- to be of sound mind, ie to be temperate
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sophroneo Phonetic Spelling: (so-fron-eh'-
o) Short Definition: I am sober-minded, exercise self-control Definition: I am ...
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4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
... love, joy, peace,. patience, kindness, goodness, (4102), 23 gentleness,.
self-control; against such things there is no law.". 2 Thes 1 ...
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857. apheidia -- unsparing treatment
... 857 -- (from 1 "not" and 5339 , "to spare") -- properly, severity, referring to
a " form of self-control" based on an ascetic, unsparing attitude" (, 1, 88.90 ...
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... THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHER CHAPTER IX. SELF-CONTROL. ... She felt that the time was
opportune to plant the seed of self-control within the young heart. ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter ix self-control.htm

Self-Control. October 28.
... Self-Control. October 28. Settle it in your minds, young people, that the
first and the last of all virtues and graces which God ...
// thoughts /self-control october 28.htm

Self-Control. April 13.
... Self-control. April 13. A well-educated moral sense, a well-educated
character, saves from idleness and ennui, alternating with ...
// thoughts /self-control april 13.htm

Letter ii. Self-Control and Self-Culture.
... LETTER II. SELF-CONTROL AND SELF-CULTURE. My Dear Daughter:"One great ... or
useful lives. It is the lesson of self-control. Parents and ...
/.../letter ii self-control and self-culture.htm

An Unwalled City
... The need for continual vigilance and self-control comes from the very make of
our souls, for our nature is not a democracy, but a kingdom. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/an unwalled city.htm

The Acquirement of Spiritual Power
... Dispassion argues superior self-control; sublime patience is the very hall-mark
of divine knowledge, and to retain an unbroken calm amid all the duties and ...
/.../allen/the way of peace/the acquirement of spiritual power.htm

The "Gates of Hades" and the "Gates of Zion" Contrasted.
... gates of Zion may be conceived as opposed to the gates of death, so that there is
one gate of death, dissoluteness, but a gate of Zion, self-control; and so a ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/13 the gates of hades.htm

The Fifth Word from the Cross
... Afterwards also, in spite of the ever-increasing pain, He preserved absolute
self-control. ... His self-control was not proud or sullen. ...
/.../stalker/the trial and death of jesus christ/chapter xviii the fifth word.htm

Christian Asceticism
... we have 'the same mind' as the suffering Christ, we shall put on the armour for
war to the knife with these in society, and for the rigid self-control of our ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/christian asceticism.htm

James iii. 1, 2
... He shows how hard it is, to observe the just measure, to exercise the proper
self-control, in the use of speech; what injury may proceed from a single word ...
/.../neander/the epistle of james practically explained/james iii 1 2.htm

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SELF-CONTROL. self-kon-trol' (egkrateia):
Rendered in the King James Version "temperance" (compare ...
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Self-control (14 Occurrences)
Self-control. Selfcontrol, Self-control. Self-controlled . Noah Webster's
Dictionary ... Selfcontrol, Self-control. Self-controlled . Reference Bible.
/s/self-control.htm - 11k

Godliness (16 Occurrences)
... 2 Peter 1:6 and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and
in patience godliness; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). ...
/g/godliness.htm - 12k

Endurance (31 Occurrences)
... is. (WEY DBY YLT NAS). 2 Peter 1:6 along with knowledge, self-control; along
with self-control, power of endurance; (WEY DBY YLT). 2 ...
/e/endurance.htm - 15k

Maintain (50 Occurrences)
... Maintain (50 Occurrences). Acts 19:36 These facts, then, being unquestioned, it
becomes you to maintain your self-control and not act recklessly. (WEY). ...
/m/maintain.htm - 21k

Steadfastness (15 Occurrences)
... mercy. (See RSV). 2 Peter 1:6 and in knowledge, self-control; and in
self-control patience; and in patience godliness; (See RSV). 2 ...
/s/steadfastness.htm - 10k

Passion (82 Occurrences)
... word a slight sexual reference, but this must not be overstressed; the warning probably
includes any violent over-emotion that robs a man of his self-control. ...
/p/passion.htm - 37k

Control (88 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they don't have self-control, let them
marry. ... (WEY). Galatians 5:23 gentleness, and self-control. ...
/c/control.htm - 33k

Exercise (35 Occurrences)
... duties. (WEY). 1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they don't have self-control, let them
marry. For it's better to marry than to burn. (See RSV). ...
/e/exercise.htm - 22k

Sermon (1 Occurrence)
... in lands and houses, in social position, in intellectual attainments, but in the
wealth of the inner life, in moral strength, in self-control, in spiritual ...
/s/sermon.htm - 39k

Bible Concordance
Self-control (14 Occurrences)

Acts 19:36 These facts, then, being unquestioned, it becomes you to maintain your self-control and not act recklessly.

Acts 24:25 As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you."

1 Corinthians 7:5 Don't deprive one another, unless it is by consent for a season, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer, and may be together again, that Satan doesn't tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they don't have self-control, let them marry. For it's better to marry than to burn.

1 Corinthians 9:25 Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.

Galatians 5:23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

1 Timothy 2:9 and I would have the women dress becomingly, with modesty and self-control, not with plaited hair or gold or pearls or costly clothes,

1 Timothy 2:15 But if they go on in faith and love and holy self-control, she will be kept safe at the time of childbirth.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God didn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.

2 Timothy 3:3 without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,

2 Timothy 4:5 But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.

2 Peter 1:6 and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;

2 Chronicles 28:19 For the Lord made Judah low, because of Ahaz, king of Israel; for he had given up all self-control in Judah, sinning greatly against the Lord.

Proverbs 25:28 He whose spirit is uncontrolled is like an unwalled town which has been broken into.



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