Sincerity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense; sincereness.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SINCERE; SINCERITY

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

Greek
1505. eilikrineia -- clearness, by impl. purity, sincerity
... purity, sincerity. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: eilikrineia Phonetic
Spelling: (i-lik-ree'-ni-ah) Short Definition: clearness, sincerity ...
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572. haplotes -- singleness, hence simplicity
... simplicity. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: haplotes Phonetic Spelling:
(hap-lot'-ace) Short Definition: simplicity, sincerity, purity Definition ...
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858. aphelotes -- simplicity
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: aphelotes Phonetic Spelling:
(af-el-ot'-ace) Short Definition: simplicity, sincerity Definition: simplicity ...
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1103. gnesios -- lawfully begotten, genuine
... Word Origin from ginomai Definition lawfully begotten, genuine NASB Word
Usage sincerity (1), true (3). genuine, true, legitimate. ...
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861. aphtharsia -- incorruptibility
... From aphthartos; incorruptibility; genitive, unending existence; (figuratively)
genuineness -- immortality, incorruption, sincerity. see GREEK aphthartos. ...
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225. aletheia -- truth
... Phonetic Spelling: (al-ay'-thi-a) Short Definition: truth Definition: truth, but
not merely truth as spoken; truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4339. meshar -- evenness, uprightness, equity
... from yashar Definition evenness, uprightness, equity NASB Word Usage equity (8),
peaceful arrangement (1), right things (1), rightly (1), sincerity (1), smooth ...
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8549. tamim -- complete, sound
... sound NASB Word Usage blameless (22), blamelessly (1), complete (1), entire (1),
full (1), intact (1), integrity (4), perfect (5), sincerity (1), unblemished (2 ...
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Library

The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
... The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity. A Sermon (No.985). Delivered by. CH SPURGEON,. ...
Oh, to continue in prayer! it is the very test of sincerity. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/the touchstone of godly sincerity.htm

Sincerity and Hypocrisy.
... DEVOUT EXERCISES. 456. " Sincerity and Hypocrisy. 456. CM Watts. Sincerity
and Hypocrisy. 1 God is a spirit just and wise, He ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/456 sincerity and hypocrisy.htm

Sincerity and Hypocrisy; Or, Formality in Worship, John 4 24 Psalm ...
... Hymns. Book 1. Hymn 1:136. Sincerity and hypocrisy; or, Formality in worship,
John 4. 24. Psalm 139. 23 24. 1 God is a spirit just ...
/.../watts/hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 0 136111111 sincerity and hypocrisy.htm

Sincerity.
... THE TEACHING OF THE KINGDOM SINCERITY. "Enter ye in by the narrow gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth ...
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This System was Continued, with More Sincerity on the Part of ...
... XIII. This system was continued, with more sincerity on the part of
government� This system was continued, with more sincerity ...
/.../lamartine/atheism among the people/xiii this system was continued.htm

Sincerity and Hypocrisy; Or, Formality in Worship. John 4:24; Ps. ...
... HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS IN THREE BOOKS. HYMN 136 Sincerity and hypocrisy; or,
formality in worship. ... CM Sincerity and hypocrisy; or, formality in worship. ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/hymn 136 sincerity and hypocrisy.htm

Psalm 119:03. Third Part. Profession: of Sincerity, Repentance ...
... THE Psalms of David, In Metre. Psalm 119:03. Third Part. Profession: of
sincerity, repentance, and obedience. Ver.57 60. 1 Thou ...
/.../watts/the psalms of david/psalm 119 3 0 third part profession .htm

Psalm 139:3. Third Part. LM Sincerity Professed, and Grace Tried ...
... THE Psalms of David, In Metre. Psalm 139:3. Third Part. LM Sincerity professed,
and grace tried; or, The heart- searching of God. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/watts/the psalms of david/psalm 139 3 0 third part l.htm

Truth, Sincerity, &C. Phil. 4 8
... Hymns. Book 1. Hymn 1:35. [Supplement.] Truth, sincerity, &c. Phil. 4.
8. 1 Let those who bear the Christian name Their holy vows ...
/.../watts/hymns and spiritual songs/hymn 1 35 supplement truth sincerity.htm

Psalm 18 Part 2 Sincerity Proved and Rewarded.
... THE PSALMS OF DAVID PSALM 18 PART 2 Sincerity proved and rewarded. v.20-26 LM.
Sincerity proved and rewarded. Lord, thou hast seen my soul sincere,. ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/psalm 18 part 2 sincerity.htm

Thesaurus
Sincerity (17 Occurrences)
... SINCERE; SINCERITY. ... (Joshua 24:14); the same word is translated "sincerity" (Judges
9:16, 19, the Revised Version (British and American) "uprightly"). ...
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Sincere (18 Occurrences)
... SINCERE; SINCERITY. ... (Joshua 24:14); the same word is translated "sincerity" (Judges
9:16, 19, the Revised Version (British and American) "uprightly"). ...
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Simplicity (12 Occurrences)
... the Revised Version (British and American) "liberality," margin "Greek: `singleness' ";
2 Corinthians 1:12, "in simplicit and godly sincerity," the Revised ...
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Integrity (46 Occurrences)
... 25:21; Psalm 26:1, 11; 41:12:00; 78:72 Proverbs 19:1; Proverbs 20:7), in all which
places it seems to carry the meaning of simplicity, or sincerity of heart ...
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Doubtful (4 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 13:7 And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in
order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is ...
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Demonstrated (2 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 13:7 And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in
order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is ...
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Thomas (12 Occurrences)
... It was his sincerity which made him to stand aloof from the rest of the disciples
till he had attained to personal conviction regarding the resurrection; but ...
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Seem (115 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 13:7 And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in
order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is ...
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Sinew (2 Occurrences)

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Sincerely (8 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Sincerity (17 Occurrences)

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 NAS)

1 Corinthians 5:8
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as so many, peddling the word of God. But as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 5:12
We are not again commending ourselves to your favour, but are furnishing you with a ground of boasting on our behalf, so that you may have a reply ready for those with whom superficial appearances are everything and sincerity of heart counts for nothing.
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 8:8
I speak not by way of commandment, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity also of your love.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS NIV)

2 Corinthians 13:7
And our prayer to God is that you may do nothing wrong; not in order that our sincerity may be demonstrated, but that you may do what is right, even though our sincerity may seem to be doubtful.
(WEY)

Ephesians 6:5
Servants, be obedient to those who according to the flesh are your masters, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as to Christ;
(See NAS NIV)

Ephesians 6:24
Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
(KJV WEY WBS)

Colossians 3:22
Servants, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not just when they are looking, as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God.
(See NAS NIV)

Titus 2:7
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
(KJV WEY WBS)

Hebrews 10:22
let us draw near with sincerity and unfaltering faith, having had our hearts sprinkled, once for all, from consciences oppressed with sin, and our bodies bathed in pure water.
(WEY)

Joshua 24:14
"Now therefore fear Yahweh, and serve him in sincerity and in truth. Put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, in Egypt; and serve Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Judges 9:16
And, now, if in truth and in sincerity ye have acted, when ye make Abimelech king; and if ye have done good with Jerubbaal, and with his house; and if according to the deed of his hands ye have done to him --
(YLT)

Judges 9:19
yea, if in truth and in sincerity ye have acted with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, rejoice ye in Abimelech, and he doth rejoice -- even he -- in you;
(YLT)

Psalms 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is very wickedness; Their throat is an open sepulchre; They flatter with their tongue.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 33:15
He whose ways are true, and whose words are upright; he who gives no thought to the profits of false acts, whose hands have not taken rewards, who will have no part in putting men to death, and whose eyes are shut against evil;
(See NAS)

Subtopics

Sincerity

Sincerity by Hezekiah

Sincerity by Lois and Eunice

Sincerity by Nathanael

Sincerity by Paul

Sincerity by some Men of the Tribe of Zebulun

Sincerity by Timothy

Sincerity: A Characteristic of the Doctrines of the Gospel

Sincerity: Blessedness of

Sincerity: Christ Was an Example of

Sincerity: Does not Exempt from Guilt

Sincerity: Evil People are Devoid of

Sincerity: Exhortations To

Sincerity: Forgiveness of Enemies Must be Sincere

Sincerity: Hezekiah

Sincerity: Jesus Was an Example of

Sincerity: Lois and Eunice

Sincerity: Men of Zebulun

Sincerity: Ministers should be Examples of

Sincerity: Nathanael

Sincerity: Opposed to Fleshly Wisdom

Sincerity: Paul

Sincerity: Pray For, on Behalf of Others

Sincerity: Prayer For, on Behalf of Others

Sincerity: Servants Must Render Honest Service

Sincerity: Servants of should be Examples of

Sincerity: should Characterise: Our Faith

Sincerity: should Characterise: Our Love to Christ

Sincerity: should Characterise: Our Love to God

Sincerity: should Characterise: Our Love to One Another

Sincerity: should Characterise: Our Service to God

Sincerity: should Characterise: Our Whole Conduct

Sincerity: should Characterise: The Preaching of the Gospel

Sincerity: should Characterize: Our Faith

Sincerity: should Characterize: Our Love to One Another

Sincerity: should Characterize: Our Love Toward God

Sincerity: should Characterize: Our Love Toward Jesus

Sincerity: should Characterize: Our Service Toward God

Sincerity: should Characterize: Our Whole Conduct

Sincerity: should Characterize: The Preaching of the Gospel

Sincerity: The Gospel Sometimes Preached Without

Sincerity: The Redeemed

Sincerity: The Wicked Devoid of

Sincerity: Timothy

Sincerity: Whatever is Done Must be Done With

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