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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Agony

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Contest; wrestling; severe struggling with pain and suffering. Anguish is the reflection on evil that is already past, while agony is a struggle with evil at the time present. It is only used in the New Testament by (Luke 22:44 ) to describe our Lord's fearful struggle in Gethsemane.

The verb from which the noun "agony" is derived is used to denote an earnest endeavour or striving, as "Strive [agonize] to enter" (Luke 13:24 ); "Then would my servants fight" [agonize] (John 18:36 ). Compare 1 Corinthians 9:25 ; Colossians 1:29 ; 4:12 ; 1 Timothy 6:12 ; 2 Timothy 4:7 , where the words "striveth," "labour," "conflict," "fight," are the renderings of the same Greek verb.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Agony'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/a/agony.html. 1897.

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Sunday, October 13th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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