Gentleness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The quality or state of being gentle, well-born, mild, benevolent, docile, etc.; gentility; softness of manners, disposition, etc.; mildness.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GENTLENESS

jen'-t'-l-nes (`anah; epieikeia, chrestotes): In 2 Samuel 22:36 `anah, "to bend low," "to condescend," is translated "gentleness," "Thy gentleness hath made me great," the Revised Version, margin "or condescension"; so also Psalm 18:35, where the word is `anwah "humility," "gentleness," or "condescension." In the New Testament epieikeia ("fairness," "moderation," in Acts 24:4 translated "clemency") is in 2 Corinthians 10:1 translated "gentleness," "the meekness and gentleness of Christ" (2 Maccabees 2:22 "favour," the Revised Version (British and American) "forbearance"); chrestotes, "kindness," "usefulness," is translated "gentleness" in Galatians 5:22 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "kindness"; chrestos is the word translated "kind" (to the unthankful and evil, Luke 6:35), and chrestotes seems to carry in it a similar idea of active kindness.

Gentle occurs in the Old Testament only in the Revised Version (British and American) of Jeremiah 11:19, "I was like a gentle lamb" (kebhes). In the New Testament it is the translation of epios, "mild," "gentle" (1 Thessalonians 2:7 2 Timothy 2:24), and of epieikes, "fitting" "proper," etc. (1 Timothy 3:3 the Revised Version (British and American); Titus 3:2 James 3:17 1 Peter 2:18); also, with article, Philippians 4:5 (the King James Version "moderation," the Revised Version (British and American) "forbearance"). In 2 Maccabees 15:12 Onias is said (the King James Version) to be "gentle (praos) in condition," the Revised Version (British and American) "in manner."

W. L. Walker

Greek
1932. epieikeia -- fairness, gentleness
... fairness, gentleness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: epieikeia
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ee-i'-ki-ah) Short Definition: considerateness ...
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4240. prautes -- gentleness
... gentleness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: prautes Phonetic Spelling:
(prah-oo'-tace) Short Definition: mildness, gentleness Definition ...
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4236. praotes -- meekness.
... meekness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: praotes Phonetic Spelling:
(prah-ot'-ace) Short Definition: mildness, gentleness Definition: mildness ...
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5544. chrestotes -- goodness, excellence, uprightness
... chrestotes Phonetic Spelling: (khray-stot'-ace) Short Definition: goodness, benignity,
kindness Definition: goodness, uprightness, kindness, gentleness. ...
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4239a. praupathia -- meekness
... meekness. Transliteration: praupathia Short Definition: gentleness. Word Origin
from praus and pascho Definition meekness NASB Word Usage gentleness (1). ...
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4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
... boast" (). Gal 5:22,23: " 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,.
patience, kindness, goodness, (4102), 23 gentleness,. self ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6037. anvah -- gentleness, meekness
... 6036, 6037. anvah. 6038 . gentleness, meekness. Transliteration: anvah Phonetic
Spelling: (an-vaw') Short Definition: gentleness. ... gentleness, meekness ...
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328. at -- gentleness
... 327, 328. at. 329 . gentleness. Transliteration: at Phonetic Spelling:
(at) Short Definition: gently. Word Origin from an unused ...
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6038. anavah -- humility
... Word Origin from anah Definition humility NASB Word Usage gentleness (1), help
(1), humility (4), meekness (1). gentleness, humility, meekness. ...
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6031. anah -- to be bowed down or afflicted
... as follows) -- abase self, afflict(-ion, self), answer (by mistake for anah), chasten
self, deal hardly with, defile, exercise, force, gentleness, humble (self ...
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Library

Gentleness.
... GENTLENESS. Fruit-bearing trees are used in the Scriptures to represent the race
of mankind. ... Gentleness is one of the fruits of the Spirit (Gal.5: 22). ...
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Gentleness Succeeding Strength
... THE FIRST BOOK OF KINGS GENTLENESS SUCCEEDING STRENGTH. 'He ... indeed! But Elisha's
gentleness is to be noted. He let them have their own way. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/gentleness succeeding strength.htm

Thirteenth Day. Gentleness in Rebuke.
... Thirteenth Day. GENTLENESS IN REBUKE. "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou
me?""John, xxi.15. No word here of the erring disciple's ...
/.../macduff/the mind of jesus/thirteenth day gentleness in rebuke.htm

That Gentleness must be Added to Severity, as is Shown in the Case ...
... That gentleness must be added to severity, as is shown in the case of St.� That
gentleness must be added to severity, as is shown in the case of St. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xvii that gentleness must.htm

August 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
... AUGUST 2. "Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). "Thy
gentleness hath made me great" (Psalm 18:35). The blessed ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /august 2 thy gentleness hath.htm

May 1. "The Fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness" (Gal. v. 22).
... MAY 1. "The fruit of the Spirit is gentleness" (Gal. v. 22). "The fruit
of the Spirit is gentleness" (Galatians 5:22). Nature's ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /may 1 the fruit of.htm

St. Ambrose Writes in Praise of Gentleness, Pointing Out How ...
... Two Books Concerning Repentance. Book I. Chapter I. St. Ambrose writes in praise
of gentleness, pointing out how needful that grace is for� St. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter i st ambrose writes.htm

Letter iv. To the Same, on his Wisdom and Gentleness. ...
... The Doubtful Letters Of Sulpitius Severus. Letter IV. To the Same, on His Wisdom
and Gentleness.� To the Same, on His Wisdom and Gentleness. ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /letter iv to the same.htm

What the Ruler's Discrimination Should be Between Correction and ...
... OF GREGORY THE GREAT BISHOP OF ROME, Chapter X. What the ruler's discrimination
should be between correction and connivance, between fervour and gentleness. ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter x what the rulers.htm

2 Cor. x. 1, 2
... Now I Paul myself entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I who in
your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily xxi 2 cor x.htm

Thesaurus
Gentleness (17 Occurrences)
... softness of manners, disposition, etc.; mildness. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
GENTLENESS. jen'-t'-l-nes (`anah; epieikeia, chrestotes ...
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Gentle (48 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 1 Corinthians 4:21 What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in
love and a spirit of gentleness? ... Galatians 5:23 gentleness, and self-control. ...
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Moderately (1 Occurrence)
... The Lord is at hand," the Revised Version (British and American) "forbearance,"
margin "or gentleness"; compare 2 Corinthians 10:1. The proper meaning of this ...
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Meekness (14 Occurrences)
... face of opposition (Numbers 12:3; compare 2 Corinthians 12:1-6). Meekness is ascribed
even to Yahweh Himself (2 Samuel 22:36, "Thy gentleness (`anawah) hath ...
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Offence (27 Occurrences)
... (Ecclesiastes 10:4, "Yielding pacifleth great offenses," the American Standard Revised
Version "Gentleness (the English Revised Version "yielding") allayeth ...
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Offend (24 Occurrences)
... (Ecclesiastes 10:4, "Yielding pacifleth great offenses," the American Standard Revised
Version "Gentleness (the English Revised Version "yielding") allayeth ...
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Condescending (3 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 2 Samuel 22:36 And thou didst give me the shield of thy salvation,
And thy condescending gentleness hath made me great. (DBY). ...
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Clemency (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Disposition to forgive an offender; mercy;
mildness of temper; gentleness; tenderness. 2. (n.) Mildness ...
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Condescension (2 Occurrences)
... Condescension (2 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 22:36 Thou hast also given me the shield
of thy salvation; And thy gentleness hath made me great. (See JPS). ...
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Stoop (10 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 22:36 You have also given me the shield of your salvation. Your gentleness
has made me great. (See NIV). ... Your gentleness has made me great. (See NIV). ...
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Concordance
Gentleness (17 Occurrences)

Acts 24:4
and that I may not be further tedious to thee, I pray thee to hear us concisely in thy gentleness;
(YLT)

1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?
(WEB ASV NAS RSV)

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward you.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
(KJV WBS)

Galatians 5:23
gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV)

Ephesians 4:2
With all gentle and quiet behaviour, taking whatever comes, putting up with one another in love;
(See NAS)

Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
(WEB DBY NIV)

Colossians 3:12
As saints of God, then, holy and dearly loved, let your behaviour be marked by pity and mercy, kind feeling, a low opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, and a power of undergoing all things;
(See NAS NIV)

1 Timothy 6:11
But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

2 Timothy 2:25
in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,
(WEB NAS RSV)

James 3:13
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.
(WEB NAS)

1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:
(See NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 22:36
You have also given me the shield of your salvation. Your gentleness has made me great.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Psalms 18:35
You have also given me the shield of your salvation. Your right hand sustains me. Your gentleness has made me great.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Proverbs 15:4
Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit.
(DBY)

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, don't leave your place; for gentleness lays great offenses to rest.
(WEB JPS ASV)

Subtopics

Gentleness

Gentleness of Christ

Gentleness of God

Gentleness of God of Paul

Gentleness: Exhortations To

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