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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5281 - ὑπομονή
- steadfastness, constancy, endurance
- in the NT the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings
- patiently, and steadfastly
- a patient, steadfast waiting for
- a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance
remaining behind, Arist. Rh. 1410a4, D.H. 1.44.
II endurance, τῶν ἀκουσίων πόνων Democr. 240; λύπης Pl. Def. 412c; ἡ μὴ ὑ. ἀτιμαζομένων Arist. APo. 97b24, cf. Rh. 1384a21; εὐχερὴς τῆς ἀποτέξεως ὑ. Sor. 1.46; πολέμου Plb. 4.51.1; [ θανάτου ] Plu. Pel. 1; ἡ τῆς μαχαίρας ὑ. τῶν πληγῶν the sword's power to sustain blows, Plb. 15.15.8.
2. in bad sense, obstinacy, Demetr.Lac. Herc. 1012.47.
3. of plants, power to endure, Thphr. CP 5.16.3.
III enduring to do, αἰσχρῶν ἔργων Id. Char. 6.1.
ὑπο -μονή , -ῆς , ἡ
[in LXX for H4723 and cogn. forms; freq. in 4Mac;]
1. a remaining behind (Arist.).
2. patient enduring, endurance: Luke 8:15; Luke 21:19, Romans 5:3-4; Romans 15:4-5, 2 Corinthians 6:4; 2 Corinthians 12:12, Colossians 1:11, 2 Thessalonians 1:4, 1 Timothy 6:11, 2 Timothy 3:10, Titus 2:2, Hebrews 10:36, James 1:3-4; James 5:11, 2 Peter 1:6, Revelation 2:2-3; Revelation 2:19; Revelation 13:10; Revelation 14:12; δι᾿ ὑπομονῆς , Romans 8:25, Hebrews 12:1; c. gen. pers., 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (ICC, in l), Revelation 3:10; c. gen. rei, Romans 2:7, 2 Corinthians 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 1:3; seq. ἐν , Revelation 1:9.†
SYN.: see μακροθυμία G3115, and cf. Hort on James 1:3.
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";love of strangers,"; ";hospitality"; (Rom. 12:13, Heb. 13:2) : cf. the curious P Lond 1917.4 (c. A.D. 330–340) where the writeraddresses his correspondent—ταῦτα τὰ γ [ρά ]μματα ἡ [μῶν ἔγρα ]ψα ἐν τῷ χαρτίῳ τούτῳ ἴ ̣ν α ̣ὐ ̣τὰ ἀνάγνοις μαιτὰ χαρᾶς. . . καὶ [[π ]] μαιτὰ φιλοξε [[ν ]]νίας μακροθυμίας πεπληρωμαίαν (l. πεπληρωμένος) πνεύμ ̣[ατος ἁγίου, ";this our letter I wrote on this papyrus that you might read it with joy, and with entertainment of long-suffering filled with the Holy Ghost"; (Bell), and similarly l..14.. We may also cite the inscr. on a statue to the rhetorician Herodes Atticus, Syll.3 859 A (c. A.D. 150) ἡ πόλις η῾Δελφῶν φιλίας καὶ [θιλο ]ξενίας ἕνεκα
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