Simplicity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.

2. (n.) The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.

3. (n.) Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.

4. (n.) Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.

5. (n.) Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.

6. (n.) Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SIMPLICITY

sim-plis'-i-ti (pethayyuth; haplotes): The words in the Old Testament commonly translated "simplicity" are pethi, "simple" (Proverbs 1:22), pethayyuth, "simplicity" (9:13 margin), tom, "completeness," "integrity" (2 Samuel 15:11), "They went in their simplicity." In the New Testament, haplotes, "singleness of mind," "simplicity," occurs in Romans 12:8, "He that giveth let him do it with simplicity," the Revised Version (British and American) "liberality," margin "Greek: `singleness' "; 2 Corinthians 1:12, "in simplicit and godly sincerity," the Revised Version (British and American) (with corrected text) "in holiness and sincerity of God"; 2 Corinthians 11:3, "the simplicity that is in Christ," the Revised Version (British and American) (with corrected text) "the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ"; compare Ephesians 6:5 Colossians 3:22, where the translation is "singleness" In The Wisdom of Solomon 1:1 we have, "Think ye of the Lord with a good mind (the King James Version "heart"), and in singleness (the King James Version "simplicity") of heart seek ye him" (haplotes). our Lord also speaks (Matthew 6:22 Luke 11:34) of the "single eye" (haplous), and James (1:5) applies haplos, "simply," "directly," without after-thought (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "liberally") to God, who had been described by Plato (Rep. ii.382 E) as being perfectly simple (haplous) and true, both in word and deed. In such "simplicity"-openness, sincerity, freedom from double-mindedness-man most resembles God and is most open to His visitation and blessing.

W. L. Walker

Greek
572. haplotes -- singleness, hence simplicity
... singleness, hence simplicity. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: haplotes
Phonetic Spelling: (hap-lot'-ace) Short Definition: simplicity, sincerity ...
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858. aphelotes -- simplicity
... simplicity. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: aphelotes Phonetic Spelling:
(af-el-ot'-ace) Short Definition: simplicity, sincerity Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6612b. pethi -- simplicity
... simplicity. Transliteration: pethi Short Definition: simple-minded. Word Origin
from pathah Definition simplicity NASB Word Usage simple-minded (1). ...
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6615. pethiyyuth -- simplicity
... 6614, 6615. pethiyyuth. 6616 . simplicity. Transliteration: pethiyyuth
Phonetic Spelling: (peth-ah-yooth') Short Definition: naive. ...
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8537. tom -- completeness, integrity, also part of the high ...
... upright (1). full, integrity, perfection, simplicity, uprightly at a venture.
From tamam; completeness; figuratively, prosperity; usually ...
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6612. pthiy -- simple, perhaps open-minded
... 6611, 6612. pthiy. 6612a . simple, perhaps open-minded. Transliteration: pthiy
Phonetic Spelling: (peth-ee') Short Definition: one. foolish, simplicity, one ...
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Library

On Sandals and Simplicity
... X. On Sandals and Simplicity. ... The only kind of simplicity worth preserving is the
simplicity of the heart, the simplicity which accepts and enjoys. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/chesterton/heretics/x on sandals and simplicity.htm

Simplicity Toward Christ
... LXXXIX SIMPLICITY TOWARD CHRIST. 2 Corinthians xi.3. In listening, as we
have done, from day to day to Bishop Vincent, there has ...
/.../peabody/mornings in the college chapel/lxxxix simplicity toward christ.htm

The Simplicity and Sublimity of Salvation
... The Simplicity and Sublimity of Salvation. A Sermon (No.2259). Intended for Reading
on Lord's-Day, June 5th, 1892,. Delivered by. CH SPURGEON,. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 38 1892/the simplicity and sublimity of.htm

The Simplicity of Christ.
... DEVOUT EXERCISES. 505. " The Simplicity of Christ. 505. 7s. M. C. Wesley.
The Simplicity of Christ. 1 Lord! that I may learn ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/505 the simplicity of.htm

Of the Simplicity of God (Eight Articles)
... OF THE SIMPLICITY OF GOD (EIGHT ARTICLES). ... Concerning His simplicity, there
are eight points of inquiry: (1) Whether God is a body? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/of the simplicity of god.htm

The Simplicity Indeed, Both of the Gospel Letter and Doctrine...
... Address 103: The simplicity indeed, both of the gospel letter and doctrine´┐Ż
The simplicity indeed, both of the gospel letter and ...
/.../address 103 0 0 the simplicity indeed.htm

Want of Simplicity. October 10.
... Want of Simplicity. October 10. Faith and prayer are simple things, . . .
but when we begin to want faith, and to assist prayer ...
/.../kingsley/daily thoughts /want of simplicity october 10.htm

Eccles. 12:12 Simplicity in Preaching.
... CHAPTER III Eccles. 12:12. SIMPLICITY IN PREACHING. [3] KING SOLOMON says ...
That point is simplicity in language and style. I ought to ...
/.../chapter iii eccles 12 12 simplicity.htm

Peter's Simplicity of Life.
... Book VII. Chapter VI."Peter's Simplicity of Life. Then Peter, laughing, said: "And
do you not think, Clement, that very necessity must make you my servant? ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter vi peters simplicity of life.htm

The Testament of Issachar Concerning Simplicity.
... The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. V."The Testament of Issachar Concerning
Simplicity. 1. The record of the words of Issachar. ...
/.../v the testament of issachar concerning.htm

Thesaurus
Simplicity (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) The quality or state of being simple, unmixed,
or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths. ...
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Integrity (46 Occurrences)
... in-teg'-ri-ti (tom, tummah): The translation of tom, "simplicity," "soundness,"
"completeness," rendered also "upright," "perfection." Its original sense ...
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Bondmen (117 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Ephesians 6:5 Bondmen, obey masters according to flesh, with fear and
trembling, in simplicity of your heart as to the Christ; (DBY). ...
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Earthly (39 Occurrences)
... Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to your earthly masters, with respect and eager
anxiety to please and with simplicity of motive as if you were obeying Christ ...
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Slaves (119 Occurrences)
... Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to your earthly masters, with respect and eager
anxiety to please and with simplicity of motive as if you were obeying Christ ...
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Simply (27 Occurrences)

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Purity (16 Occurrences)
... The maiden in the song goes forth in the night, in the simplicity of her heart,
to find her beloved (Songs 3:2). In the same simplicity, Evangeline wandered ...
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Epistles (2 Occurrences)
... occurs. The limitations in the range of ideas are matched by those of vocabulary
and by the unvarying simplicity of syntactical form. ...
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Astronomy
... made the stars also' (Genesis 1:16). The extreme simplicity of this passage
is most significant. In marked contrast to the Bah creation ...
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You-ward (9 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that
in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the ...
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Bible Concordance
Simplicity (12 Occurrences)

Acts 2:46 And every day, being constantly in the temple with one accord, and breaking bread in the house, they received their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
(DBY YLT)

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to your earthly masters, with respect and eager anxiety to please and with simplicity of motive as if you were obeying Christ.
(WEY DBY YLT)

Colossians 3:22 Slaves, be obedient in everything to your earthly masters; not in acts of eye service, as aiming only to please men, but with simplicity of purpose, because you fear the Lord.
(WEY DBY YLT)

Genesis 20:5 Said he not himself unto me, She is my sister? And she, even she herself said, He is my brother. In the integrity of my heart and the innocency of my hands have I done this.
(See JPS)

Genesis 20:6 And God said unto him in the dream, Yea, I know that in the integrity of thy heart thou has done this, and I also withheld thee from sinning against me. Therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
(See JPS)

2 Samuel 15:11 Two hundred men went with Absalom out of Jerusalem, who were invited, and went in their simplicity; and they didn't know anything.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

1 Kings 9:4 And thou -- if thou dost walk before Me as David thy father walked, in simplicity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee -- My statutes and My judgments thou dost keep --
(YLT)

Proverbs 1:22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, and fools hate knowledge?
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Isaiah 3:17 The Lord also hath scabbed The crown of the head of daughters of Zion, And Jehovah their simplicity exposeth.
(YLT)

Subtopics

Simplicity

Simplicity is Opposed to Fleshly Wisdom

Simplicity: Beware of Being Corrupted from That, Which is in Christ

Simplicity: David

Simplicity: Exhortation To

Simplicity: Illustrated

Simplicity: Jeremiah

Simplicity: Necessity For

Simplicity: Paul

Simplicity: should be Exhibited in Acts of Benevolence

Simplicity: should be Exhibited in all Our Conduct

Simplicity: should be Exhibited in Preaching the Gospel

Simplicity: should be Exhibited: Concerning Evil

Simplicity: should be Exhibited: Concerning Malice

Simplicity: should be Exhibited: Concerning Our own Wisdom

Simplicity: The Christians

Simplicity: They Who Have the Grace of are Made Wise by God

Simplicity: They Who Have the Grace of are Made Wise by the Word of God

Simplicity: They Who Have the Grace of are Preserved by God

Simplicity: They Who Have the Grace of Made Circumspect by Instruction

Simplicity: They Who Have the Grace of Profit by the Correction of Others

Related Terms

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You-ward (9 Occurrences)

Native (35 Occurrences)

Naive (16 Occurrences)

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Leads (64 Occurrences)

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Liberal (11 Occurrences)

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Generously (12 Occurrences)

Giveth (378 Occurrences)

Glorying (27 Occurrences)

Godly (50 Occurrences)

Wool (34 Occurrences)

Innocently (1 Occurrence)

Innocence (10 Occurrences)

Friend (139 Occurrences)

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Thoughtless (17 Occurrences)

Rejoicing (90 Occurrences)

Ruleth (21 Occurrences)

Exhorteth (1 Occurrence)

Encourage (34 Occurrences)

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Eye-services (1 Occurrence)

Exhortation (16 Occurrences)

Encouraging (12 Occurrences)

Devotion (17 Occurrences)

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Motive (3 Occurrences)

Mockery (12 Occurrences)

Peter (181 Occurrences)

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Partook (3 Occurrences)

Partaking (6 Occurrences)

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Somehow (8 Occurrences)

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Subtilty (9 Occurrences)

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Scabbed (3 Occurrences)

Shews (6 Occurrences)

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