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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Importunity

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1: ἀναίδεια
(Strong's #335 — Noun Feminine — anaidia[-ea] — an-ah'ee-die-ah' )

denotes "shamelessness, importunity" (a, negative, n, euphonic, and aidos, "shame, modesty"), and is used in the Lord's illustration concerning the need of earnestness and perseverance in prayer, Luke 11:8 . If shameless persistence can obtain a boon from a neighbor, then certainly earnest prayer will receive our Father's answer.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Importunity'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/i/importunity.html. 1940.

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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