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Self-Control

SELF-CONTROL

self-kon-trol' (egkrateia):

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, egkrates, "self-controlled" (Titus 1:8 the Revised Version (British and American)); compare verb forms in 1 Corinthians 7:9, "have .... continency"; 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". 1915.