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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Meekness

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A calm temper of mind, not easily provoked (James 3:13 ). Peculiar promises are made to the meek (Matthew 5:5 ; Isaiah 66:2 ). The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined (Colossians 3:12 ; 1 Timothy 6:11 ; Zephaniah 2:3 ), and is exemplified in Christ (Matthew 11:29 ), Abraham (Genesis 13 ; 16:5,6 ) Moses (Numbers 12:3 ), David (Zechariah 12:8 ; 2 Samuel 16:10,12 ), and Paul (1 Corinthians 9:19 ).


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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 'Meekness'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/m/meekness.html. 1897.

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the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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