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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Self-restraint; self-command.

2. (n.) The restraint which a person imposes upon his desires and passions; the act or power of refraining from indulgence of the sexual appetite, esp. from unlawful indulgence; sometimes, moderation in sexual indulgence.

3. (n.) Uninterrupted course; continuity.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kon'-ti-nen-si (egkrateuomai "to have self-control" or "continency" the Revised Version (British and American), "to contain" the King James Version): Paul, although he would that all men were like himself unmarried, yet advises that they should marry if they cannot control their sexual passions, and hold them in complete subjection to Christian motives (1 Corinthians 7:9). The same Greek verb is used in 1 Corinthians 9:25, and translated "is temperate" (the King James Version and the English Revised Version) of the athlete who during the period of training abstains from all indulgence in food, 'drink, and sexual passion. For the general principle as expressed in substantive egkrateia (Acts 24:25 Galatians 5:23 2 Peter 1:6) and adjective egkrates (Titus 1:8) see TEMPERANCE, TEMPERATE.

T. Rees


Verily Thou Enjoinest Me Continency from the Lust of the Flesh...
... Book X Chapter XXX Verily Thou enjoinest me continency from the lust of
the flesh? Verily Thou enjoinest me continency from the ...
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Whether it is Possible to be Dispensed from a Solemn Vow of ...
... SERVICE BY PROMISE (Q ) Whether it is possible to be dispensed from a
solemn vow of continency? Objection 1: It would seem that ...
/.../ theologica/whether it is possible to 2.htm

Of the Benefit of virginity and of Continency.
... Third Book. 32. Of the benefit of virginity and of continency. In Genesis:
"Multiplying I will multiply thy sorrows and thy groanings ...
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Letters Ccclxi. And Ccclxiii.
... Basil to Urbicius the monk, concerning continency. You do well in making exact
definitions for us, so that we may recognise not only continency, but its fruit. ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letters ccclxi and ccclxiii.htm

How Sacred Love Contains the Twelve Fruits of the Holy Ghost ...
... Paul speaks thus: Now the fruit of the Spirit is charity, joy, peace, patience,
benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xix how sacred love.htm

And all My Hope is no Where but in Thy Exceeding Great Mercy. ...
... Thou enjoinest us continency; and when I knew, saith one, that no man can be continent,
unless God give it, this also was a part of wisdom to know whose gift ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xxix and all my.htm

All Hope is in the Mercy of God.
... Thou imposest continency upon us, [877] "nevertheless, when I perceived," saith
one, "that I could not otherwise obtain her, except God gave her me; . . . ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter xxix all hope is in.htm

Further Development of the Foregoing Argument.
... not, and it shall be given him." [3664] It is written also in the Proverbs of Solomon,
"Because theLord giveth wisdom." [3665] And of continency it is read in ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 43 further development of the.htm

Of the Discipline and Advantage of Chastity.
... it sends the entire man under its yoke of lust, alluring at first, that it may do
the more mischief by its attraction,"the foe of continency, exhausting both ...
/.../of the discipline and advantage.htm

Argument. --But, on the Ground that Liberty in Meats is Granted to ...
... granted to us, it does not of necessity follow that luxury is allowed us; nor because
the Gospel has dealt with us very liberally, has it taken away continency ...
/.../novatian/on the jewish meats/chapter vi argument but on the.htm

Continency (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (n.) Uninterrupted course; continuity. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONTINENCY. ...
T. Rees. Multi-Version Concordance Continency (1 Occurrence). ...
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Continence (1 Occurrence)

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Self-control (14 Occurrences)
...continency"; 9:25, the athlete "exerciseth self-control." Self-control is therefore
repeatedly set forth in the New Testament as among the important Christian ...
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...continency"; 9:25, the athlete "exerciseth self-control." Self-control is therefore
repeatedly set forth in the New Testament as among the important Christian ...
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Continual (55 Occurrences)

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Contain (19 Occurrences)
... chastity. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONTAIN. kon-tan'. See CONTINENCY.
Multi-Version Concordance Contain (19 Occurrences). John ...
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Continency (1 Occurrence)

1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they have not continency, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.



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