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Importunity

Holman Bible Dictionary

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Troublesome urgency; excessive persistence. In Luke 11:8 importunity results in a favorable response to a midnight request for bread (KJV, RSV). Many modern translations read persistence (NAS, NIV, NRSV, REB). The literal meaning of the term is shamelessness (NEB; compare TEV: “not ashamed to keep on asking”).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Importunity'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​i/importunity.html. 1991.
 
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