Selfish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.

2. (a.) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.

Greek
5367. philautos -- loving oneself
... loving oneself. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: philautos Phonetic Spelling:
(fil'-ow-tos) Short Definition: selfish Definition: self-loving, selfish ...
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2052. eritheia -- rivalry, hence ambition
... it causes. 2052 ("selfish ambition") places self-interest ahead of what
declares right, or what is good for others. Word Origin ...
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3525. nepho -- to be sober, to abstain from wine
... be sober (not drunk), not intoxicated; (figuratively) free from illusion, ie from
the intoxicating influences of sin (like the impact of selfish passion, greed ...
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3834. panourgia -- cleverness, craftiness
... every" and 2041 , "deed") -- properly, every (evil) work; (figuratively) crafty
behavior; unscrupulous cunning that stops at nothing to achieve a selfish goal. ...
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505. anupokritos -- unhypocritical, unfeigned
... 1 "not" and 5271 , "to act as a hypocrite") -- properly, ("put on"), describing
sincere behavior free from hidden agendas (selfish motives) -- literally ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5869. ayin -- an eye
... 1), own eyes (1), please* (3), pleased* (14), pleases* (1), prefer* (2), presence
(8), saw* (1), see (1), see* (1), seem (1), seemed* (1), selfish* (1), sight ...
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7451a. ra -- bad, evil
... 1), evildoers* (1), evils (1), great (1), grievous (4), harm* (1), harmful (3),
man (1), miserable (1), misfortune* (1), sad (4), selfish* (1), serious (1 ...
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Library

The End of Ahab's Selfish Family
... THE OLD TESTAMENT THE END OF AHAB'S SELFISH FAMILY. Elisha the prophet called
one of the followers of the prophets and said to him ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the end of ahabs selfish.htm

The End of Religion
... My friends, all this springs from that selfish view of religion which is
gaining power among us more and more. Christ came to deliver ...
/.../kingsley/discipline and other sermons/sermon viii the end of religion.htm

A Coaling Station for Satan's Fleet.
... "because ye ask amiss to spend it in your pleasures." That is to say selfish praying;
asking for something just because I want it; want it for myself. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on prayer/a coaling station for satans.htm

The Final Retrospect
... The wood, hay, and stubble of selfish works and selfish purposes will be
burned up in the fire that will try every man's work. How ...
/.../naylor/heart talks/talk fifty-nine the final retrospect.htm

The Power of Meditation
... If, therefore, you constantly dwell upon that which is selfish and debasing, you
will ultimately become selfish and debased; if you ceaselessly think upon that ...
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A Prophet's Woes
... The first plague-spot is the accumulation of wealth in few hands, and the selfish
withdrawal of its possessors from the life of the community. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/a prophets woes.htm

The Wicked Heart Set to do Evil.
... perhaps, he becomes very polite and very amiable in his manners"sometimes, very
religious"if religion is popular, but altogether selfish, and none the less ...
/.../finney/sermons on gospel themes/viii the wicked heart set.htm

The Necessity and Effect of Union.
... In like manner, any number of persons might be agreed in their desires and motives,
but if their motives are selfish, their being agreed in them will only make ...
/.../finney/lectures on revivals of religion/lecture xvi the necessity and.htm

1 Corinthians xiii. 11
... And, because those higher feelings, which are the great check to selfishness, have
not yet arisen within him, the selfish instinct, connected apparently with ...
/.../arnold/the christian life/lecture ii 1 corinthians xiii.htm

The Power of Ambition.
... The dominant motive in his life is ambition, but it is a thoroughly selfish ambition. ...
Does a man with a selfish ambition always injure others? ...
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Thesaurus
Selfish (14 Occurrences)
...Selfish (14 Occurrences). ... (WEY). 2 Corinthians 12:17 Have I gained any selfish advantage
over you through any one of the messengers I have sent to you? (WEY). ...
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Ambition (9 Occurrences)
... Philippians 1:16 The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition,
thinking that they add affliction to my chains; (WEB). ...
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Narrow (21 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Contracted; of limited scope; illiberal; bigoted; as, a narrow mind;
narrow views. 6. (superl.) Parsimonious; stingy; covetous; selfish. ...
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Churl (6 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A rough, surly, ill-bred man; a boor. 3. (n.) A selfish miser; an illiberal
person; a miser. 4. (a.) Churlish; rough; selfish. Int. ...
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Selfishly (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a selfish manner; with regard to private interest
only or chiefly. Multi-Version Concordance Selfishly (1 Occurrence). ...
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Gained (66 Occurrences)
... There is not one of you whom we have wronged, not one to whom we have done harm,
not one over whom we have gained any selfish advantage. (WEY). ...
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Jealousy (54 Occurrences)
... James 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart,
don't boast and don't lie against the truth. (WEB ASV NAS RSV). ...
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Empire (8 Occurrences)
... Events had proved that a narrow exclusive aristocracy was incapable of good government
because of its utterly selfish policy and disregard for the rights of ...
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Liberal (11 Occurrences)
... 5. (a.) Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.
6. (a.) Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious. ...
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Guided (86 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 2 Corinthians 12:18 I begged Titus to visit you, and sent our other brother
with him. Did Titus gain any selfish advantage over you? ...
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Concordance
Selfish (14 Occurrences)

Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 7:2
Make room for us in your hearts. There is not one of you whom we have wronged, not one to whom we have done harm, not one over whom we have gained any selfish advantage.
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 12:17
Have I gained any selfish advantage over you through any one of the messengers I have sent to you?
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 12:18
I begged Titus to visit you, and sent our other brother with him. Did Titus gain any selfish advantage over you? Were not he and I guided by one and the same Spirit, and did we not walk in the same steps?
(WEY)

Galatians 5:20
idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies,
(See RSV NIV)

Philippians 1:16
The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
(WEB)

Philippians 1:17
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.
(See NAS NIV)

Philippians 2:3
nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves --
(See NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 3:3
not a hard drinker nor given to blows; not selfish or quarrelsome or covetous;
(WEY)

James 3:14
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

James 3:16
For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 119:36
Turn my heart toward your statutes, not toward selfish gain.
(WEB NIV)

Proverbs 18:1
An unfriendly man pursues selfishness, and defies all sound judgment.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Proverbs 23:6
Do not take the food of him who has an evil eye, or have any desire for his delicate meat:
(See NAS)

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Selfish

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