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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Self-Control

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self - kon - trōl ´ ( ἐγκράτεια , egkráteia ): Rendered in the King James Version "temperance" (compare Latin temperario and continentia ), but more accurately "self-control," as in the Revised Version (British and American) ( Acts 24:25; Galatians 5:23; 2 Peter 1:6 ); adjective of same, ἐγκρατής , egkratḗs , "self-controlled" (Titus 1:8 the Revised Version (British and American)); compare verb forms in 1 Corinthians 7:9 , "have ... continency"; 1 Corinthians 9:25 , the athlete "exerciseth self-control." Self-control is therefore repeatedly set forth in the New Testament as among the important Christian virtues.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Self-Control'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/s/self-control.html. 1915.

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