Exercise
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Exercise, bodily

(1 Timothy 4:8). An ascetic mortification of the flesh and denial of personal gratification (Comp. Colossians 2:23) to which some sects of the Jews, especially the Essenes, attached importance.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of exercising; a setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use; habitual activity; occupation, in general; practice.

2. (n.) Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc.

3. (n.) Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise on horseback.

4. (n.) The performance of an office, a ceremony, or a religious duty.

5. (n.) That which is done for the sake of exercising, practicing, training, or promoting skill, health, mental, improvement, moral discipline, etc.; that which is assigned or prescribed for such ends; hence, a disquisition; a lesson; a task; as, military or naval exercises; musical exercises; an exercise in composition.

6. (n.) That which gives practice; a trial; a test.

7. (v. t.) To set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to; to put in action habitually or constantly; to school or train; to exert repeatedly; to busy.

8. (v. t.) To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop; hence, also, to improve by practice; to discipline, and to use or to for the purpose of training; as, to exercise arms; to exercise one's self in music; to exercise troops.

9. (v. t.) To occupy the attention and effort of; to task; to tax, especially in a painful or vexatious manner; harass; to vex; to worry or make anxious; to affect; to discipline; as, exercised with pain.

10. (v. t.) To put in practice; to carry out in action; to perform the duties of; to use; to employ; to practice; as, to exercise authority; to exercise an office.

11. (v. i.) To exercise one's self, as under military training; to drill; to take exercise; to use action or exertion; to practice gymnastics; as, to exercise for health or amusement.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EXERCISE

ek'-ser-siz (`asah; gumnazo, poieo):

"Exercise" (meaning originally, "to drive or thrust out") has different shades of meaning: It means

(1) "to do," "to put into action" (Jeremiah 9:24, `asah, "to do," "Yahweh who exerciseth lovingkindness"; Revelation 13:12, poieo, "to do," "He exerciseth all the authority of the first"; APC Tobit 12:9, the Revised Version (British and American) "do");

(2) with violence implied, gazal, "to take away violently," "have exercised robbery" (Ezekiel 22:29); "to act habitually" (Psalm 131:1, halakh, "to walk," "Neither do I exercise myself in great matters" the Revised Version, margin "walk"; Acts 24:16, askeo, "to work up"; compare APC 2Esdras 15:8; Ecclesiasticus 50:28);

(3) "to train" or "discipline," gumnazo, "to use exercise," "to train up" (1 Timothy 4:7, "Exercise thyself unto godliness"; Hebrews 5:14; Hebrews 12:11 2 Peter 2:14; compare APC 1Macc 6:30 2Macc 15:12);

(4) "to afflict" (Ecclesiastes 1:13; Ecclesiastes 3:10, `anah, "to be afflicted," "exercised therewith," "exercised in it"); in Matthew 20:25 Mark 10:42, katakurieuo, "to lord it over," and katexousiazo, "to exercise authority," are translated respectively "exercise dominion" and "exercise authority," the English Revised Version "lord it over" and "exercise authority"; in Luke 22:25, the Greek words are kurieuo, "to be lord over" and exousiazo, "to have power or authority over," the Revised Version (British and American) "have lordship," "have authority." In 1 Timothy 4:8 the noun, gumnasia, meaning gymnastic exercise, occurs (somatike gumnasia), translated "bodily exercise," contrasted with "exercise unto godliness," the Revised Version (British and American) "For bodily exercise is profitable for a little (m "for little"); but godliness is profitable for all things," a saying to which the youth of all times would do well to give heed. In 2 Maccabees 4:9, Jason is said to have set up "a place of exercise" (gumnasion) in Jerusalem. In 1 Peter 5:2 the Revised Version (British and American), "exercising the oversight" is substituted for "taking the oversight."

W. L. Walker

Greek
1129. gumnasia -- exercise
... exercise. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: gumnasia Phonetic Spelling:
(goom-nas-ee'-ah) Short Definition: physical exercise Definition: (physical ...
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1128. gumnazo -- to exercise naked, to train
... to exercise naked, to train. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: gumnazo Phonetic
Spelling: (goom-nad'-zo) Short Definition: I train by physical exercise ...
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2715. katexousiazo -- to exercise authority over
... to exercise authority over. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katexousiazo Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-ex-oo-see-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I have power over ...
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1850. exousiazo -- to exercise authority over
... to exercise authority over. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exousiazo Phonetic
Spelling: (ex-oo-see-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I exercise authority ...
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1467. egkrateuomai -- to exercise self-control
... to exercise self-control. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: egkrateuomai Phonetic
Spelling: (eng-krat-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I exercise self ...
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831. authenteo -- to govern, exercise authority
... to govern, exercise authority. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: authenteo Phonetic
Spelling: (ow-then-teh'-o) Short Definition: I domineer over Definition ...
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2616. katadunasteuo -- to exercise power over
... to exercise power over. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katadunasteuo Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-ad-oo-nas-tyoo'-o) Short Definition: I overpower, quell ...
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2634b. katakurieuo -- to exercise dominion over
... 2634a, 2634b. katakurieuo. 2635 . to exercise dominion over. Transliteration:
katakurieuo Short Definition: dominion. Word Origin ...
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2616a. katadunasteuo -- to exercise power over
... 2616, 2616a. katadunasteuo. 2616b . to exercise power over. Transliteration:
katadunasteuo Short Definition: oppress. Word Origin ...
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2634. katakurieuo -- to bend down
... to bend down. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katakurieuo Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-ak-oo-ree-yoo'-o) Short Definition: I exercise authority over, overpower ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3925. lamad -- to exercise in, learn
... 3924, 3925. lamad. 3926 . to exercise in, learn. Transliteration: lamad Phonetic
Spelling: (law-mad') Short Definition: teach. Word Origin a prim. ...
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1497. gazal -- to tear away, seize, rob
... catch, consume, exercise robbery, pluck off, rob, spoil, take away by force,
violence,. A primitive root; to pluck off; specifically ...
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6213. asah -- do, make
... be busy, X certainly, have the charge of, commit, deal (with), deck, + displease,
do, (ready) dress(-ed), (put in) execute(-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast ...
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1980. halak -- to go, come, walk
... literally and figuratively) -- (all) along, apace, behave (self), come, (on)
continually, be conversant, depart, + be eased, enter, exercise (self), + follow ...
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6031. anah -- to be bowed down or afflicted
... applications, as follows) -- abase self, afflict(-ion, self), answer (by mistake
for anah), chasten self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness ...
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6213a. asah -- do, make
... earns (1), established (1), establishes (1), evildoer* (2), evildoers* (1), execute
(24), executed (10), executes (5), executing (1), exercise (1), exercises (1 ...
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8323. sarar -- to be or act as prince, rule
... A primitive root; to have (transitively, exercise; reflexively, get) dominion --
X altogether, make self a prince, (bear) rule. 8322, 8323. sarar. 8324 . ...
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Library

Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise of Faith
Of Prayer"A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. <. Of Prayer--A Perpetual Exercise
of Faith John Calvin. Henry Beveridge (Translator) Table of Contents. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/calvin/of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/

A Daily Constant Exercise.
... A DAILY CONSTANT EXERCISE. ... chap. iii. Sec. 25) we here present thee a peculiar exercise,
consisting of all variety of affections and acts of the will, &c. ...
/.../a daily constant exercise.htm

How a Soul is to Exercise Meditation. ...
... VIZ. MEDITATION. CHAPTER III. How a soul is to exercise Meditation.� Sec.
1. How a soul is to exercise Meditation. Sec. Sec. 2 ...
/.../chapter iii how a soul.htm

The Exercise of Mercy Optional with God.
... SERMONS. THE EXERCISE OF MERCY OPTIONAL WITH GOD. ROMANS ix.15.""For
He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have ...
/.../shedd/sermons to the natural man/the exercise of mercy optional.htm

Whether the Angels Exercise Functions of Life in the Bodies ...
... OF THE ANGELS IN COMPARISON WITH BODIES (THREE ARTICLES) Whether the angels
exercise functions of life in the bodies assumed? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the angels exercise functions.htm

Of Prayer --A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. The Daily Benefits ...
... CHAPTER 20. OF PRAYER"A PERPETUAL EXERCISE OF FAITH. THE DAILY BENEFITS
DERIVED FROM IT. OF PRAYER"A PERPETUAL EXERCISE OF FAITH. ...
/.../the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 20 of prayera perpetual.htm

More Special Advices Touching the Exercise of Affections of Divine ...
... More special advices touching the exercise of affections of divine Love.� Sec. ... 1,
2. More special advices touching the exercise of affections of divine Love. ...
/.../chapter iii more special advices.htm

Another Similitude Concerning the Same Exercise
... THE SECOND BOOK CHAPTER XVI. ANOTHER SIMILITUDE CONCERNING THE SAME EXERCISE.
When summer draws near and the sun rises higher, it ...
/.../chapter xvi another similitude concerning.htm

Of the Most Excellent Exercise we Can Make in the Interior and ...
... OF THE MOST EXCELLENT EXERCISE WE CAN MAKE IN THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR TROUBLES
OF THIS LIFE, AFTER ATTAINING THE INDIFFERENCE AND DEATH OF THE WILL. ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xv of the most.htm

Whether a Man who is in Sin Can Without Sin Exercise the Order He ...
... OF THE QUALITIES REQUIRED OF THOSE WHO RECEIVE THIS SACRAMENT (FIVE ARTICLES) Whether
a man who is in sin can without sin exercise the Order he has received? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether a man who is 3.htm

Thesaurus
Exercise (35 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Exercise, bodily. (1 Timothy 4:8). An ascetic mortification
of the flesh and denial of personal gratification (Comp. ...
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Lordship (12 Occurrences)
... Matthew 20:25 But Jesus having called them to him, said, Ye know that the rulers
of the nations exercise lordship over them, and the great exercise authority ...
/l/lordship.htm - 10k

Practice (71 Occurrences)
... of a similar kind; usage; habit; custom; as, the practice of rising early; the practice
of making regular entries of accounts; the practice of daily exercise. ...
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Lords (63 Occurrences)
... Mark 10:42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they
which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and ...
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Walk (315 Occurrences)
... touches the ground. 2. (vi) To move or go on the feet for exercise or
amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble. 3. (vi) To be ...
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Train (17 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise; to discipline; as,
to train the militia to the manual exercise; to train soldiers to the use of ...
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Gifts (144 Occurrences)
... The Book of Acts furnishes plentiful evidence of the exercise of this gift by apostles
and other prominent men in the primitive church (Acts 3:7; Acts 5:12-16 ...
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Rule (291 Occurrences)
... 13. (n.) A composing rule. See under Composing. 14. (n.) To control the will and
actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage. 15. ...
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Gentiles (150 Occurrences)
... Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes
of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise...
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Reign (468 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (v.) To exercise sovereign power; to rule. 2.
(n.) The territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom ...
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Concordance
Exercise (35 Occurrences)

Matthew 20:25
But Jesus summoned them, and said, "You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 10:42
Jesus summoned them, and said to them, "You know that they who are recognized as rulers over the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 22:25
And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
(KJV WEY DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Acts 24:16
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Romans 5:21
in order that as sin has exercised kingly sway in inflicting death, so grace, too, may exercise kingly sway in bestowing a righteousness which results in the Life of the Ages through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Root in WEY)

Romans 12:6
Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;
(See NAS)

Romans 12:7
if it is the gift of administration, let the administrator exercise a sound judgement in his duties.
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they don't have self-control, let them marry. For it's better to marry than to burn.
(See RSV)

1 Corinthians 8:9
But be careful that by no means does this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to the weak.
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 12:10
to another the exercise of miraculous powers; to another the gift of prophecy; to another the power of discriminating between prophetic utterances; to another varieties of the gift of 'tongues;' to another the interpretation of tongues.
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 13:10
For this reason I write thus while absent, that when present I may not have to act severely in the exercise of the authority which the Lord has given me for building up, and not for pulling down.
(WEY)

Ephesians 3:7
in which I have been appointed to serve, in virtue of the work which God, in the exercise of His power within me, has graciously entrusted to me.
(WEY)

Ephesians 3:20
Now to Him who, in exercise of His power that is at work within us, is able to do infinitely beyond all our highest prayers or thoughts--
(WEY)

Philippians 3:21
who, in the exercise of the power which He has even to subject all things to Himself, will transform this body of our humiliation until it resembles His own glorious body.
(WEY)

1 Timothy 2:12
But I don't permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be in quietness.
(WEB DBY NAS)

1 Timothy 3:1
The word is faithful: if any one aspires to exercise oversight, he desires a good work.
(DBY)

1 Timothy 4:7
But refuse profane and old wives' fables. Exercise yourself toward godliness.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Timothy 6:15
which in its own time the blessed and only Ruler shall shew, the King of those that reign, and Lord of those that exercise lordship;
(DBY)

2 Timothy 4:5
But as for you, you must exercise habitual self-control, and not live a self-indulgent life, but do the duty of an evangelist and fully discharge the obligations of your office.
(WEY)

Hebrews 5:2
being able to exercise forbearance towards the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is clothed with infirmity;
(DBY)

James 1:18
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
(See NAS)

1 Peter 5:2
Be shepherds of God's flock which is among you. Exercise the oversight not reluctantly but eagerly, in accordance with the will of God; not for base gain but with cheerful minds;
(WEY)

Revelation 13:5
A mouth speaking great things and blasphemy was given to him. Authority to make war for forty-two months was given to him.
(See RSV NIV)

Revelation 13:10
If any one is eager to lead others into captivity, he must himself go into captivity. If any one is bent on killing with the sword, he must himself be killed by the sword. Here is an opportunity for endurance, and for the exercise of faith, on the part of God's people.
(WEY)

Revelation 17:9
Here is scope for the exercise of a mind that has wisdom! The seven heads are the seven hills on which the woman sits.
(WEY)

Revelation 18:17
for in one hour so great riches has been made desolate. And every steersman, and every one who sailed to any place, and sailors, and all who exercise their calling on the sea, stood afar off,
(DBY)

Leviticus 16:32
And the priest who hath been anointed, and who hath been consecrated, to exercise the priesthood in his father's stead, shall make atonement; and he shall put on the linen garments, the holy garments.
(DBY)

Leviticus 25:33
The Levites may redeem the house that was sold, and the city of his possession, and it shall be released in the Jubilee; for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
(See RSV)

Numbers 3:3
These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, who were consecrated to exercise the priesthood.
(DBY)

1 Kings 21:7
And Jezebel his wife said to him, Dost thou now exercise sovereignty over Israel? arise, eat bread, and let thy heart be glad: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jizreelite.
(DBY)

Psalms 131:1
Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Proverbs 21:3
To exercise justice and judgment is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
(DBY)

Proverbs 21:15
It is a joy to the good man to do right, but it is destruction to the workers of evil.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 9:24
but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Exercise

Related Terms

Lordship (12 Occurrences)

Practice (71 Occurrences)

Lords (63 Occurrences)

Walk (315 Occurrences)

Train (17 Occurrences)

Gifts (144 Occurrences)

Rule (291 Occurrences)

Gentiles (150 Occurrences)

Reign (468 Occurrences)

Exercised (20 Occurrences)

Discipline (63 Occurrences)

Muster (9 Occurrences)

Play (61 Occurrences)

Command (442 Occurrences)

Sovereignty (14 Occurrences)

Power (862 Occurrences)

Officials (229 Occurrences)

Glow (3 Occurrences)

Godliness (16 Occurrences)

Will (64996 Occurrences)

Tyrannize (1 Occurrence)

Tilt (2 Occurrences)

Rulers (310 Occurrences)

Reason (438 Occurrences)

Esteemed (44 Occurrences)

Exertion (2 Occurrences)

Discourse (25 Occurrences)

Dominion (72 Occurrences)

Duties (46 Occurrences)

Mercy (467 Occurrences)

Palestra

Princes (324 Occurrences)

Piety (21 Occurrences)

Believe (239 Occurrences)

Considered (80 Occurrences)

Accounted (32 Occurrences)

Appointment (16 Occurrences)

Summoned (103 Occurrences)

Swing (3 Occurrences)

Smell (77 Occurrences)

Galatia (6 Occurrences)

Redemption (46 Occurrences)

Keys (2 Occurrences)

Eager (43 Occurrences)

Province (66 Occurrences)

Gift (148 Occurrences)

Ones (687 Occurrences)

Act (204 Occurrences)

Exercising (5 Occurrences)

Forgiveness (124 Occurrences)

Prayers (99 Occurrences)

Calling (145 Occurrences)

Healing (60 Occurrences)

Preaching (116 Occurrences)

Government (20 Occurrences)

Hospitality (9 Occurrences)

Abstinence (2 Occurrences)

Mediator (7 Occurrences)

Jesus (10891 Occurrences)

Host (261 Occurrences)

Priesthood (30 Occurrences)

Authority (326 Occurrences)

Within (400 Occurrences)

Greece (15 Occurrences)

Quietness (15 Occurrences)

Various (52 Occurrences)

Varieties (5 Occurrences)

Volition

Killing (41 Occurrences)

Kingly (7 Occurrences)

Kenosis

Utterances (9 Occurrences)

Useful (14 Occurrences)

Oppression (67 Occurrences)

Outdoor (1 Occurrence)

Obligations (10 Occurrences)

Judging (141 Occurrences)

Judge (297 Occurrences)

Jizreelite (7 Occurrences)

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