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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.

2. (v. t.) To make able (to do, or to be, something); to confer sufficient power upon; to furnish with means, opportunities, and the like; to render competent for; to empower; to endow.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


Only in 1 Timothy 1:12 (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American)) in the sense of "strengthen" (Greek endunamoo, "endue with strength").

1412. dunamoo -- to make strong, enable
... to make strong, enable. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: dunamoo Phonetic Spelling:
(doo-nam-o'-o) Short Definition: I empower, fill with power Definition ...
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1743. endunamoo -- to empower
... enable, increase in, strengthen. From en and dunamoo; to empower -- enable, (increase
in) strength(-en), be (make) strong. see GREEK en. see GREEK dunamoo. ...
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2427. hikanoo -- to make sufficient
... make able. From hikanos; to enable, ie Qualify -- make able (meet). see GREEK hikanos.
(ikanosanti) -- 1 Occurrence. (ikanosen) -- 1 Occurrence. 2426, 2427. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3203. Yekolyah -- "Yah has been able," mother of King Azariah
... And Ykolyahuw {yek-ol-yaw'-hoo}; or (2 Chronicles 26:3) Ykiylyah {yek-ee-leh-yaw'};
from yakol and Yahh; Jah will enable; Jekoljah or Jekiljah, an Israelitess ...
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On the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Ghost
... 180 Q. Why do we receive the gift of knowledge? A. We receive the gift of knowledge
to enable us to discover the will of God in all things. ...
/.../kinkead/baltimore catechism no 4/lesson 16 on the gifts.htm

This Assiduity in Prayer, Though it Specially Refers to the ...
... By these words (as I understand them) he taught us to seek a place of retirement
which might enable us to turn all our thoughts inwards and enter deeply into ...
/.../of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/chapter 29 this assiduity in.htm

The victory of Faith
... It will enable you to overcome the world's deceits, and to see that selfishness
is not the way to prosper. ... Faith will enable us to overcome the world. ...
/.../kingsley/town and country sermons/sermon vii the victory of.htm

Letter ii. Self-Control and Self-Culture.
... Self-control will enable us to become possessed of both. ... It will also enable us,
through mental application and effort, to acquire knowledge. ...
/.../letter ii self-control and self-culture.htm

Believe Just Now
... was thoroughly helpless, yet he is, on the spot, commanded to do the very thing
which he could least of all do, the thing which Jesus only could enable him to ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/bonar/gods way of peace/chapter ix believe just now.htm

Peculiarities of Tennessee Synod.
... In various ways, as, for instance, such a gigantic body might by means of their
wealth establish so great a number of printing-offices as would enable them to ...
/.../bente/american lutheranism/peculiarities of tennessee synod.htm

Why an External Guide is Necessary in the Beginning. ...
... 3. Now to the end to enable the soul to make a good choice (I mean such a soul as
hath freedom to make her own choice), I will set down the qualities necessary ...
/.../chapter ii why an external.htm

... On this subject they give even more information than Acts, and enable us to control
it by showing the gradual development of thought and language in the ...
/.../lake/landmarks in the history of early christianity/ii jerusalem.htm

Prefatory Note.
... I have met with none whose calm and sagacious judgment might more surely enable
him to form correct conclusions, nor whose high and scrupulous principle should ...
/.../kennedy/life and work in benares and kumaon 1839-1877/prefatory note.htm

The Foundation of the Church.
... risen Lord awaited together the coming of the promised Comforter, who should abide
with them for ever, to guide them into all truth, and to enable them to ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson xxi the foundation of.htm

Enable (6 Occurrences)
... to endow. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ENABLE. en-a'-b ... with strength").
Multi-Version Concordance Enable (6 Occurrences). Luke 1:74 ...
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... It is sometimes used to give a causal force, as in enable, enfeeble, to cause to
be, or to make, able, or feeble; and sometimes merely gives an intensive force ...
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Enabled (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Enable. Multi-Version Concordance
Enabled (8 Occurrences). John 6:65 He said, "For this ...
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Hobab (3 Occurrences)
... His knowledge of the wilderness and of its possible dangers would enable him to
be to the Israelites "instead of eyes." The facts recorded of this man are too ...
/h/hobab.htm - 10k

Persian (4 Occurrences)
... But the condition of the text is such that there is great difficulty in recovering
the original reading with sufficient accuracy to enable us to lay down rules ...
/p/persian.htm - 45k

Babylonia (17 Occurrences)
... were intended. These enable the excavator to determine who the builders
or restorers were of the buildings uncovered. Naturally, in ...
/b/babylonia.htm - 75k

... Too little of the Old Testament has survived to enable a settling of this question,
nor is it possible to tell how much revision the New Testament translation ...
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... Too little of the Old Testament has survived to enable a settling of this question,
nor is it possible to tell how much revision the New Testament translation ...
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Wing (18 Occurrences)
... 19. (n.) One of the sides of the stags in a theater. 20. (vt) To furnish
with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity. 21. ...
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Float (4 Occurrences)
... 20. (vt) To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a
joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation. Int. ...
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Bible Concordance
Enable (6 Occurrences)

Luke 1:74 to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear,
(See NIV)

Acts 4:29 And now, Lord, listen to their threats, and enable Thy servants to proclaim Thy Message with fearless courage,

1 Corinthians 7:35 Thus much I say in your own interest; not to lay a trap for you, but to help towards what is becoming, and enable you to wait on the Lord without distraction.

2 Peter 1:15 So on every possible occasion I will also do my best to enable you to recall these things after my departure.

Revelation 12:14 Then, the two wings of a great eagle were given to the woman to enable her to fly away into the Desert to the place assigned her, there to be cared for, for a period of time, two periods of time, and half a period of time, beyond the reach of the serpent.

Ecclesiastes 6:2 A man to whom God gives money, wealth, and honour so that he has all his desires but God does not give him the power to have joy of it, and a strange man takes it. This is to no purpose and an evil disease.
(See NIV)



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