3356. metriopatheó
Strong's Concordance
metriopatheó: to hold one's emotions in restraint
Original Word: μετριοπαθέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: metriopatheó
Phonetic Spelling: (met-ree-op-ath-eh'-o)
Definition: to hold one's emotions in restraint
Usage: I bear gently with, have compassion.
HELPS Word-studies

3356 metriopathéō(from metrios, "mediating," derived from metri, "an instrument for measuring" and 3806 /páthos, "feeling") – properly, to feel appropriately, i.e. with divinely-measured intensity ("God-controlled moderation").

3356 /metriopathéō ("feel with divinely-measured intensity") expresses discriminating feeling (empathy) which is not too severe or too tolerant. 3356 (metriopathéō), used only in Heb 5:2, ultimately refers to the ministry of Christ.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as metriós and pathos
to hold one's emotions in restraint
NASB Translation
deal gently (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3356: μετριοπαθέω

μετριοπαθέω, μετριοπάθω; ((cf. Winer's Grammar, 101 (95)); from μετριοπαθής, adhering to the true measure in one's passions or emotions; ἔφη (viz., Aristotle) τόν σοφόν μή εἶναι μέν ἀπαθη, μετριοπαθη δέ, (Diogenes Laërtius 5, 31; μετριοπαθεια, moderation in passions or emotions, especially anger and grief, is opposed to the ἀπάθεια of the Stoics; from μέτριος and πάθος); equivalent to μετρίως or κατά τό μέτρον πάσχω, to be affected moderately or in due measure; to preserve moderation in the passions, especially in anger or grief (Philo de Abrah. § 44; de Josepho § 5; (Josephus, Antiquities 12, 3, 2; others)); hence, of one who is not unduly disturbed by the errors, faults, sins, of others, but bears with them gently; like other verbs of emotion (cf. Krüger, § 48, 8), with a dative of the person toward whom the feeling is exercised: Hebrews 5:2; cf. the full discussion by Bleek at the passage.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
have compassion.

From a compound of the base of metrios and pathos; to be moderate in passion, i.e. Gentle (to treat indulgently) -- have compassion.

see GREEK metrios

see GREEK pathos

Forms and Transliterations
μετριοπαθειν μετριοπαθείν μετριοπαθεῖν metriopathein metriopatheîn
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Englishman's Concordance
Hebrews 5:2 V-PNA
GRK: μετριοπαθεῖν δυνάμενος τοῖς
NAS: he can deal gently with the ignorant
KJV: Who can have compassion on the ignorant,
INT: to exercise forbearance being able with those

Strong's Greek 3356
1 Occurrence

μετριοπαθεῖν — 1 Occ.

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