Temper
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Ephesians 4:31-32
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
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Ephesians 4:31
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
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Galatians 3:27
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
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Colossians 3:8
But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
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Proverbs 16:32
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.
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Proverbs 29:11
A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.
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James 1:19-20
Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
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Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
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Ephesians 4:26-27
Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:
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Ephesians 4:26
Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To mingle in due proportion; to prepare by combining; to modify, as by adding some new element; to qualify, as by an ingredient; hence, to soften; to mollify; to assuage; to soothe; to calm.

2. (v. t.) To fit together; to adjust; to accommodate.

3. (v. t.) To bring to a proper degree of hardness; as, to temper iron or steel.

4. (v. t.) To govern; to manage.

5. (v. t.) To moisten to a proper consistency and stir thoroughly, as clay for making brick, loam for molding, etc.

6. (v. t.) To adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.

7. (n.) The state of any compound substance which results from the mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar.

8. (n.) Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, blood, choler, phlegm, and melancholy.

9. (n.) Disposition of mind; the constitution of the mind, particularly with regard to the passions and affections; as, a calm temper; a hasty temper; a fretful temper.

10. (n.) Calmness of mind; moderation; equanimity; composure; as, to keep one's temper.

11. (n.) Heat of mind or passion; irritation; proneness to anger; -- in a reproachful sense.

12. (n.) The state of a metal or other substance, especially as to its hardness, produced by some process of heating or cooling; as, the temper of iron or steel.

13. (n.) Middle state or course; mean; medium.

14. (n.) Milk of lime, or other substance, employed in the process formerly used to clarify sugar.

15. (v. i.) To accord; to agree; to act and think in conformity.

16. (v. i.) To have or get a proper or desired state or quality; to grow soft and pliable.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TEMPER

tem'-per: The word is used in the King James Version to render different Hebrew words. In Ezekiel 46:14 for "temper" (racac) the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "moisten." In So (5:2) a noun from the same stem means "dew-drops." In Exodus 29:2 the King James Version we read "cakes unleavened, tempered (balal, literally, "mixed") with oil," the Revised Version (British and American) "mingled." The word denotes "rough-and-ready mixing." In the recipe for the making of incense given in Exodus (30:35) occur the words "tempered together," malach (literally, "salted"; hence, the Revised Version (British and American) "seasoned with salt"). The word occurs in two interesting connections in The Wisdom of Solomon 15:7 (the Revised Version (British and American) "knead") and 16:21. In 1 Corinthians 12:24 it occurs in English Versions of the Bible as a rendering of the Greek word sugqerannumi, which meant to "mix together." Paul is arguing in favor of the unity of the church and of cooperation on the part of individual members, and uses as an illustration the human body which consists of various organs with various functions. It is God, argues the apostle, who has "tempered," "compounded" or "blended," the body. Each member has its place and function and must contribute to the welfare of the whole frame. The same Greek word occurs in Hebrews 4:2. The author urges the necessity of faith in regard to the gospel. The unbelieving Israelites had derived no benefit from their hearing of the gospel because their hearing of it was not "mixed" with faith.

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Greek
4786. sugkerannumi -- to mix together, hence to agree with
... mix with, temper together. From sun and kerannumi; to commingle, ie (figuratively)
to combine or assimilate -- mix with, temper together. see GREEK sun. ...
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506. anupotaktos -- not subject to rule
... From a (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of hupotasso; unsubdued,
ie Insubordinate (in fact or temper) -- disobedient, that is not put under ...
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2114. euthumeo -- to be of good cheer
... 2114 (from 2095 , "good" and 2372 , "passion") -- properly, to show as it proceeds
from a sound disposition (temper); hence, "be of good cheer, in good spirits ...
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3116. makrothumos -- with forbearance, patiently
... patiently. Adverb of a compound of makros and thumos; with long (enduring) temper,
ie Leniently -- patiently. see GREEK makros. see GREEK thumos. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1101. balal -- to mingle, mix, confuse, confound
... baw-lal') Short Definition: anoint. anoint, confound, fade, mingle, mix
self, give provender, temper A primitive root; to overflow ...
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7450. rasas -- to moisten
... temper. A primitive root; to comminute; used only as denominative from raciyc, to
moisten (with drops) -- temper. see HEBREW raciyc. 7449, 7450. rasas. 7451 ...
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4414. malach -- to tear away, dissipate
... to tear away, dissipate. Transliteration: malach Phonetic Spelling: (maw-lakh')
Short Definition: salt. salt, season, temper together, vanish away ...
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7307. ruach -- breath, wind, spirit
... 1), mind (3), motives (1), points (1), quick-tempered* (1), side (4), sides (2),
Spirit (76), spirit (127), spirits (3), strength (1), temper (2), thoughts* (1 ...
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7116. qatser -- short
... few, hasty, small, soon. From qatsar; short (whether in size, number, life, strength
or temper) -- few, hasty, small, soon. see HEBREW qatsar. 7115, 7116. ...
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Library

Ill-Temper
... ILL-TEMPER. "He ... Or more narrowly, sins of the passions, including all forms
of lust and selfishness, and sins of the temper. The ...
//christianbookshelf.org/drummond/the ideal life/ill-temper.htm

The Temper of Christ
... SERMON XXXII. THE TEMPER OF CHRIST. Philippians 2:4. Let this ... What mind? What
sort of mind and temper ought to be in us? St. Paul tells ...
/.../kingsley/the good news of god/sermon xxxii the temper of.htm

Christianity Requires the Temper of Childhood.
... SERMONS. CHRISTIANITY REQUIRES THE TEMPER OF CHILDHOOD. MARK x.15.""Verily
I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom ...
/.../shedd/sermons to the natural man/christianity requires the temper of.htm

Prayer for the Christian Temper.
... DEVOUT EXERCISES. 489. " Prayer for the Christian Temper. 489. CM Anonymous.
Prayer for the Christian Temper. 1 Almighty Maker! Lord of all! ...
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The Temper for Success in Life. October 9.
... The Temper for Success in Life. October 9. The men whom I have seen succeed
best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful men ...
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The Control of the Temper
... THE SAYINGS OF THE WISE THE CONTROL OF THE TEMPER. ... He who is patient is better than
a warrior, And he who rules his temper than he who takes a city. ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/the control of the temper.htm

The Reader Reminded How Much He Needs the Assistance of the Spirit ...
... THE READER REMINDED HOW MUCH HE NEEDS THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO FORM
HIM TO THE TEMPER DESCRIBED ABOVE, AND WHAT ENCOURAGEMENT HE HAS TO EXPECT IT ...
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A More Particular view of the Several Branches of the Christian ...
... A MORE PARTICULAR VIEW OF THE SEVERAL BRANCHES OF THE CHRISTIAN TEMPER, BY WHICH
THE READER MAY BE FARTHER ASSISTED IN JUDGING WHAT HE IS, AND WHAT HE SHOULD ...
/.../the rise and progress of religion in the soul/chapter xiv a more particular.htm

But Maximian, who Knew the Outrageous Temper of Galerius...
... Chap. XXVII. But Maximian, who knew the outrageous temper of Galerius´┐Ż
But Maximian, who knew the outrageous temper of Galerius ...
/.../of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xxvii but maximian who.htm

The Nature of Heavenly Contemplation; with the Time, Place, and ...
... CHAPTER XIII. THE NATURE OF HEAVENLY CONTEMPLATION; WITH THE TIME, PLACE, AND
TEMPER FITTEST FOR IT. The duty of heavenly contemplation ...
/.../baxter/the saints everlasting rest/chapter xiii the nature of.htm

Thesaurus
Temper (14 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To fit together; to adjust; to accommodate. 3. (vt) To bring to a proper
degree of hardness; as, to temper iron or steel. 4. (vt) To govern; to manage. ...
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Tempered (7 Occurrences)
... 1. (imp. & pp) of Temper. ... Proverbs 14:29 Whoso is slow to anger 'is' of great
understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly. (See NAS NIV). ...
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Liver (16 Occurrences)
... It was the seat of feeling, and thus became synonymous with temper, disposition,
character (compare Assyrian kabittu, "liver", "temper," "character," and ...
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Forgiving (11 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Forgive. 2. (a.) Disposed to forgive; inclined to overlook
offenses; mild; merciful; compassionate; placable; as, a forgiving temper. ...
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Thorn (30 Occurrences)
... Romans 16:22, etc.). (4.) Another view which has been maintained is that this "thorn"
consisted in an infirmity of temper, to which he occasionally gave way ...
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Meek (23 Occurrences)
... 1. (superl.) Mild of temper; not easily provoked or irritated; patient under injuries;
not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive. ...
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Amiable (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Lovable; lovely; pleasing. 2. (a.) Friendly; kindly;
sweet; gracious; as, an amiable temper or mood; amiable ideas. ...
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Spirit (706 Occurrences)
... 8. (n.) One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar
characteristics of mind or temper; as, a ruling spirit; a schismatic spirit. ...
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Sour (15 Occurrences)
... 3. (superl.) Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as,
a man of a sour temper; a sour reply. 4. (superl.) Afflictive; painful. ...
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Temperance (3 Occurrences)

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Bible Concordance
Temper (14 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Ephesians 4:23 and to get yourselves renewed in the temper of your minds and clothe yourselves
(WEY)

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, must flee from these things; and strive for uprightness, godliness, good faith, love, fortitude, and a forgiving temper.
(WEY)

Titus 1:7 For, as God's steward, a minister must be of blameless life, not over-fond of having his own way, not a man of a passionate temper nor a hard drinker, not given to blows nor greedy of gain,
(WEY NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 8:3 Into your hand hath God given the heads of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb; and what have I been able to do like you?' Then their temper desisted from off him in his speaking this thing.
(YLT)

1 Samuel 20:7 If he says,'It is well;' your servant shall have peace: but if he be angry, then know that evil is determined by him.
(See NIV)

Job 21:4 I -- to man 'is' my complaint? and if 'so', wherefore May not my temper become short?
(YLT)

Proverbs 14:17 Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
(YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
(WEB YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 16:32 He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 17:27 He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
(Root in WEB YLT NIV)

Proverbs 29:11 A foolish man lets out all his wrath, but a wise man keeps it back quietly.
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the wrath of the ruler is against you, keep in your place; in him who keeps quiet even great sins may be overlooked.
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 46:14 And thou shalt prepare a meat offering for it every morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat offering continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LORD.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Subtopics

Temper

Temperament

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Tempered (7 Occurrences)

Liver (16 Occurrences)

Forgiving (11 Occurrences)

Thorn (30 Occurrences)

Meek (23 Occurrences)

Amiable (2 Occurrences)

Spirit (706 Occurrences)

Sour (15 Occurrences)

Temperance (3 Occurrences)

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Vein (1 Occurrence)

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Kick (8 Occurrences)

Ugly (7 Occurrences)

Uniformly (2 Occurrences)

Uprightness (46 Occurrences)

Over-fond (1 Occurrence)

Lacking (53 Occurrences)

Gentle (48 Occurrences)

Gloomy (10 Occurrences)

Grain (413 Occurrences)

Warm (25 Occurrences)

Irritable (2 Occurrences)

Ill-tempered (1 Occurrence)

Irascible (1 Occurrence)

Ill-natured (3 Occurrences)

Instability (1 Occurrence)

Impetuous (4 Occurrences)

Fret (9 Occurrences)

Fire (602 Occurrences)

Fond (6 Occurrences)

Fortitude (5 Occurrences)

Fretful (1 Occurrence)

Friendly (17 Occurrences)

Frame (33 Occurrences)

Front (327 Occurrences)

Temperate (6 Occurrences)

Te'meni (1 Occurrence)

Tone (9 Occurrences)

Tune (15 Occurrences)

Rough (24 Occurrences)

Rugged (7 Occurrences)

Rigor (8 Occurrences)

Relent (15 Occurrences)

Exalting (10 Occurrences)

Equality (3 Occurrences)

Even (10971 Occurrences)

Delay (47 Occurrences)

Displays (5 Occurrences)

Drinker (6 Occurrences)

Disposition (3 Occurrences)

Desisted (1 Occurrence)

Metal (69 Occurrences)

Madness (13 Occurrences)

Meekness (14 Occurrences)

Modesty (4 Occurrences)

Passionate (6 Occurrences)

Philosophy (1 Occurrence)

Presenting (16 Occurrences)

Boanerges (1 Occurrence)

Benhadad (24 Occurrences)

Blood (435 Occurrences)

Courage (74 Occurrences)

Command (442 Occurrences)

Clemency (1 Occurrence)

Clothe (52 Occurrences)

Clement (1 Occurrence)

Complacent (5 Occurrences)

Cheer (22 Occurrences)

Compassionate (22 Occurrences)

Churlishness (1 Occurrence)

Consisting (6 Occurrences)

Achan (7 Occurrences)

Acquainted (21 Occurrences)

Ardent (7 Occurrences)

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