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Strong's #4994 - σωφρονίζω

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  1. restore one to his senses
  2. to moderate, control, curb, disciple
  3. to hold one to his duty
  4. to admonish, to exhort earnestly
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ASV (2)
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Titus 1
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Titus 1
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Titus 1
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Titus 2
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Titus 1
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Titus 1
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Titus 2
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Titus 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


recall a person to his senses, chasten, E. Fr. 209, Pl. Grg. 478d, X. Cyr. 8.6.16, etc.; ἡ τοιαύτη ἧττα σωφρονίζειν ἱκανή ib. 3.1.20; τοὺς πονηροτάτους αἱ συμφοραὶ ς. D. 25.93: folld. by inf., ἵνα σωφρονίζωσιν τὰς νέας φιλάνδρους εἶναι κτλ. Titus 2:4 : Pass., to be chastened, learn self-control, Th. 6.78, X. Cyr. 3.1.19, etc.

2. of passions, things, etc., ς. τὸ θυμούμενον τῆς γνώμης Antipho 2.3.3; οὐ τὴν λαγνείαν λιμῷ ς. X. Mem. 2.1.16; ἀμπνοὰς ς. to pant less violently, E. HF 869 (troch.); τῶν κατὰ τὴν πόλιν τι ἐς εὐτέλειαν ς. to reduce the expenses of government at home, Th. 8.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σωφρονίζω, 3 person plural indicative σωφρονιζουσιν, Titus 2:4 L marginal reading T Tr, others, subjunctive σωφρονίζωσι; "to make one σώφρων, restore one to his senses; to moderate, control, curb, discipline; to hold one to his duty; so from Euripides, and Thucydides down; to admonish, to exhort earnestly (R. V. train"): τινα followed by an infinitive Titus 2:4.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** σωφρονίζω ,

[in Aq.: Isaiah 38:16 *;]

to make σώφρων , recall one to his senses, control (RV, train): c. acc pers., Titus 2:4.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";preciousness,"; ";worth"; (Revelation 18:19), is common as a title : cf. P Amh II. 145.8 (iv/v A.D.) βούλο ]μαι. . . μὴ φορτικὸς. . ὅμως γε [νέσ ]θαι τῇ σῇ τιμιότητι περὶ οἱουδήποτε [πρά ]γματος, ";I desire nevertheless not to weary your honour on any subject"; (Edd.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
σωφρονιζωσι σωφρονίζωσι σωφρονίζωσιν sophronizosin sophronízosin sōphronizōsin sōphronízōsin
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