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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Incontinency, Incontinent

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A — 1: ἀκρασία
(Strong's #192 — Noun Feminine — akrasia — ak-ras-ee'-a )

denotes "want of power" (a, negative, kratos, "power"); hence, "want of self-control, incontinency," 1 Corinthians 7:5 ; in Matthew 23:25 , "excess." See EXCESS.

B — 1: ἀκρατής
(Strong's #193 — Adjective — akrates — ak-rat'-ace )

denotes "powerless, impotent;" in a moral sense, unrestrained, "without self-control," 2 Timothy 3:3 , RV (AV, "incontinent"). See SELF-CONTROL.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Incontinency, Incontinent'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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