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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ABILITY . In AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘ability’ is either material ( Leviticus 27:8 , Ezra 2:69 , Acts 11:29 ) or personal ( Daniel 1:4 , Matthew 25:15 ) capacity. The mod. meaning (‘mental power’) is not found in AV [Note: Authorized Version.] .
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Ability'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/a/ability.html. 1909.