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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.

2. (superl.) Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured.

3. (superl.) Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness.

4. (superl.) Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

sin-ser', sin-ser'-i-ti (tamim; aphtharsia, eilikrineia): "Sincerity" occurs once in the Old Testament as the translation of tamim, "complete," "entire," "sincere," etc. (Joshua 24:14); the same word is translated "sincerity" (Judges 9:16, 19, the Revised Version (British and American) "uprightly"). Four different words are rendered "sincere," "sincerely" "sincerity," in the New Testament: adolos, "without guile," "unadulterated," "desire the sincere milk of the word" (1 Peter 2:2 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "the spiritual," the American Revised Version margin "Greek, `belonging to the reason'; compare Romans 12:1," the English Revised Version margin reasonable"), "milk which is without guile," with no other purpose but to nourish and benefit the soul (Alford); hagnos, "without blame," "pure," "preach Christ.... not sincerely" (Philippians 1:17); aphtharsia, "without corruption" (Ephesians 6:24, the King James Version "that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity," the American Standard Revised Version "with a love incorruptible," margin " `in incorruption.' See Romans 2:7," the English Revised Version "uncorruptness"; Titus 2:7, the King James Version "shewing uncorruptness.... sincerity," the Revised Version (British and American) "uncorruptness"); gnesios, "not spurious" (2 Corinthians 8:8); eilikrines, literally, judged of in the sunlight, hence, "clear," "manifest" (Philippians 1:10); eilikrineia, with same meaning, is translated "sincerity" (1 Corinthians 5:8 2 Corinthians 1:12; 2 Corinthians 2:17).

The Revised Version (British and American) has "sincere" for "pure" (2 Peter 3:1), "sincerely" for "clearly" (Job 33:3).

In The Wisdom of Solomon 7:25 we have eilikrines in the description of Wisdom as a "pure influence," the Revised Version (British and American) "clear effluence."

W. L. Walker

1506. eilikrines -- judged by sunlight, unalloyed, pure
... of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: eilikrines Phonetic Spelling: (i-lik-ree-nace')
Short Definition: pure, uncontaminated, sincere Definition: (originally ...
// - 7k

505. anupokritos -- unhypocritical, unfeigned
... anupokritos Phonetic Spelling: (an-oo-pok'-ree-tos) Short Definition: unfeigned,
without hypocrisy Definition: unfeigned, without hypocrisy, sincere. ...
// - 7k

97. adolos -- guileless, genuine
... undeceitful, sincere. From a (as a negative particle}; and dolos; undeceitful, ie
(figuratively) unadulterated -- sincere. see GREEK a. see GREEK dolos. ...
// - 7k

185. akeraios -- unmixed, pure
... Phonetic Spelling: (ak-er'-ah-yos) Short Definition: simple, unsophisticated, innocent
Definition: (lit: unmixed) simple, unsophisticated, sincere, blameless. ...
// - 7k

1103. gnesios -- lawfully begotten, genuine
... 1103 (from 1085/, "offspring, birth") -- properly, true to (proper ); (figuratively)
"" because (totally legitimate); , ; sincere because . ...
// - 7k

228. alethinos -- true.
... Word Origin from alethes Definition true. NASB Word Usage sincere (1), true (26),
true one (1). true. From alethes; truthful -- true. see GREEK alethes. ...
// - 8k

3852. paraggelia -- an instruction, a command
... See 3853 (). 1 Tim 1:5: "But the goal of our (3852 ) is love from a pure
heart and a good conscience and a sincere (4102 )" (). ...
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908. baptisma -- (the result of) a dipping or sinking
... of baptism. Cognate: 908 -- (note the - suffix, emphasizing it is a , ie
of sincere repentance.) 908 () indicates (, ). Word Origin ...
// - 6k

2379. thusiasterion -- an altar
... 2379 -- ; (figuratively) the ; (figuratively) the "place" of consecration,
where the Lord meets and communes with the sincere believer. ...
// - 7k

1174. deisidaimonesteros -- very fearful of gods, religious ...
... 1174 (from , "to dread" and , "a deity") -- properly, religious (superstitious)
fear, driven by a confused concept of God -- producing "sincere" but religion. ...
// - 7k


Sincere Seekers Assured Finders
... Sincere Seekers Assured Finders. A Sermon (No.3490). Published on Thursday,
December 16th, 1915. Delivered by. CH SPURGEON,. At [16]the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 61 1915/sincere seekers assured finders.htm

Simple and Sincere. June 23.
... Simple and Sincere. June 23. There are those, and, thanks to Almighty God,
they are to be numbered by tens of thousands, who will ...
/...// thoughts /simple and sincere june 23.htm

Is Pelagius Sincere?
... A work on the proceedings of pelagius, Chapter 56 [XXXI.]"Is Pelagius
Sincere? How, then, can it be believed that Pelagius (if ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 56 xxxi is pelagius sincere.htm

CM Alford. Sincere Worship.
... 482. CM Alford. Sincere Worship. 1 O Thou, who hast Thy servants taught That not
by words alone, But by the fruits of holiness, The life of God is shown; ...
/.../book of hymns for public and private devotion/482 c m alford sincere.htm

Psalm 32 Free Pardon and Sincere Obedience; Or, Confession and ...
... THE PSALMS OF DAVID PSALM 32 Free pardon and sincere obedience; or, Confession and
forgiveness. CM ... His spirit hates deceit and lies,. His words are all sincere; ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/psalm 32 free pardon and.htm

Prayer is the Soul's Sincere Desire,
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CCXLI Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,.
Utter'd, or unexpress'd; The motion of a hidden fire. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/ccxli prayer is the souls.htm

How Pure and Sincere Prayer Can be Gained.
... II. Second Conference of Abbot Moses. Chapter III. How pure and sincere
prayer can be gained. And therefore in order that prayer ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter iii how pure and.htm

"Truly" Said I, "You have Clearly Proved How Much a Sincere Love ...
... Dialogues of Sulpitius Severus. Chapter II. "Truly" said I, "you have clearly
proved how much a sincere love can accomplish� "Truly ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter ii truly said i.htm

Psalm 32:2. First Part. LM Free Pardon and Sincere Obedience; Or ...
... THE Psalms of David, In Metre. Psalm 32:2. First Part. LM Free pardon and
sincere obedience; or, Confession and forgiveness. 1 Happy ...
/...// psalms of david/psalm 32 2 0 first part l.htm

The Few Next Remarks: "You, O Sincere Believers, Find Fault with ...
... Chapter XXXVIII. The few next remarks: "You, O sincere believers, find fault
with us� The few next remarks: "You, O sincere believers ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter xxxviii the few next.htm

Sincere (18 Occurrences)
... in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the
appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for ...
/s/sincere.htm - 14k

Sincerity (17 Occurrences)
... (n.) The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom
from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense; sincereness. Int. ...
/s/sincerity.htm - 14k

Sincerely (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (adv.) In a sincere manner. 2. (adv.) Purely;
without alloy. 3. (adv.) Honestly; unfeignedly; without ...
/s/sincerely.htm - 9k

Simple (40 Occurrences)
... dress. 3. (a.) Mere; not other than; being only. 4. (a.) Not given to artifice,
stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true. 5 ...
/s/simple.htm - 21k

Eli (36 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 4:18). The character of Eli, while sincere and devout, seems to
have been entirely lacking in firmness. He appears from ...
/e/eli.htm - 24k

Simon (75 Occurrences)
... by Peter himself and even written under his direction this circumstance may be
considered as an evidence of his integrity and sincere contrition." Nothing more ...
/s/simon.htm - 91k

Nature (80 Occurrences)
... wheel" probably means "circle of nature" (the whole creation; see COURSE)); gnesios,
"genuine" ("true to right nature") "legitimate," "sincere," is translated ...
/n/nature.htm - 35k

Unfeigned (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Not feigned; not counterfeit; not hypocritical; real;
sincere; genuine; as, unfeigned piety; unfeigned love to man. Int. ...
/u/unfeigned.htm - 8k

Offense (44 Occurrences)
... (WBS NIV). Philippians 1:10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent;
that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ; (WEB WBS). ...
/o/offense.htm - 18k

Open (586 Occurrences)
... 5. (a.) Without reserve or false pretense; sincere; characterized by sincerity;
unfeigned; frank; also, generous; liberal; bounteous; -- applied to personal ...
/o/open.htm - 41k

Sincere (18 Occurrences)

Luke 20:20
They watched him, and sent out spies, who pretended to be righteous, that they might trap him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor.
(See RSV)

Acts 2:46
Day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart,
(See NIV)

Romans 12:9
Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.

2 Corinthians 6:6
in pureness, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love,

2 Corinthians 11:3
But I am afraid that, as the serpent in his craftiness deceived Eve, so your minds may be led astray from their single-heartedness and their fidelity to Christ.

Philippians 1:10
so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;

1 Timothy 1:5
But the end sought to be secured by exhortation is the love which springs from a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere faith.

1 Timothy 3:8
Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money;
(See NIV)

2 Timothy 1:5
For I recall the sincere faith which is in your heart--a faith which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and then in your mother Eunice, and, I am fully convinced, now dwells in you also.

Hebrews 10:22
Let us go in with true hearts, in certain faith, having our hearts made free from the sense of sin and our bodies washed with clean water:

James 3:17
The wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceful, courteous, not self-willed, full of compassion and kind actions, free from favouritism and from all insincerity.
(See NIV)

1 Peter 1:22
Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently:

1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

2 Peter 3:1
This is now, beloved, the second letter that I have written to you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by reminding you;

Psalms 2:12
Give sincere homage, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 11:5
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
(See JPS)

Proverbs 29:10
The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life.
(See JPS)

Daniel 11:34
Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves to them with flatteries.
(See NIV)



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