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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The word in another form is used also in a verbal sense and to apply to physical ease and comfort, as "My couch shall ease my complaint" (Job 7:13; compare especially 2 Chronicles 10:4 , 2 Chronicles 10:9 ). Simple mental tranquillity or peace of mind is also expressed by it (Jeremiah 46:27 ).
The single instance of its use in the New Testament is illustrative of its figurative but most common usage in the Old Testament, where it refers to moral indifference in the parable of the Rich Fool: "Soul ... take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry" ( Luke 12:19 ).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Ease'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/e/ease.html. 1915.
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