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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Quiet, Quietness

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A — 1: ἤρεμος
(Strong's #2263 — Adjective — eremos — ay'-rem-os )

"quiet, tranquil," occurs in 1 Timothy 2:2 , RV, "tranquil" (AV, "quiet"); it indicates tranquillity arising from without.

A — 2: ἡσύχιος
(Strong's #2272 — Adjective — hesuchios — hay-soo'-khee-os )

has much the same meaning as No. 1, but indicates "tranquillity arising from within," causing no distrubance to others. It is translated "quiet" in 1 Timothy 2:2 , RV (AV, "peaceable"); "quiet" in 1 Peter 3:4 , where it is associated with "meek," and is to characterize the spirit or disposition. See PEACEABLE.

B — 1: ἡσυχάζω
(Strong's #2270 — Verb — hesuchazo — hay-soo-khad'-zo )

akin to A, No, 2, "to be still, to live quietly:" see CEASE , A, No. 3.

B — 2: καταστέλλω
(Strong's #2687 — Verb — katastello — kat-as-tel'-lo )

denotes "to quiet:" see APPEASE.

B — 3: ἡσυχάζω
(Strong's #2270 — Verb — hesuchazo — hay-soo-khad'-zo )

akin to A, No, 2, "to be still, to live quietly:" see CEASE , A, No. 3.

C — 1: εἰρήνη
(Strong's #1515 — Noun Feminine — eirene — i-rah'-nay )

"peace," is translated "quietness" in Acts 24:2 , AV (RV, "peace"). See PEACE (e).

C — 2: ἡσυχία
(Strong's #2271 — Noun Feminine — hesuchia — hay-soo-khee'-ah )

akin to A, No. 2, and B. No. 1, denotes "quietness," 2 Thessalonians 3:12 ; it is so translated in the RV of 1 Timothy 2:11,12 (AV, "silence"); in Acts 22:2 , RV, "(they were the more) quiet," AV, "(they kept the more) silence," lit., "they kept quietness the more."


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Quiet, Quietness'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/q/quiet-quietness.html. 1940.

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