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Reference: Conversation


In the Bible, usually means the whole tenor of one's life, intercourse with his fellow men, Ga 1:13; Eph 4:22; 1Pe 1:15. Another word is employed in Php 3:20, which means, "our citizenship is in heaven." For conversation in modern sense of discourse, the English version generally has communication, 2Ki 9:11; Mt 5:37; Eph 4:29.

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(1) generally the goings out and in of social intercourse (Eph 2:3; 4:22; R.V., "manner of life"); one's deportment or course of life. This word is never used in Scripture in the sense of verbal communication from one to another (Ps 50:23; Heb 13:5). In Php 1:27; 3:20, a different Greek word is used. It there means one's relations to a community as a citizen, i.e., citizenship.

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In English Version the word is always used in the archaic sense of 'behaviour,' 'conduct.' In the OT, AV gives it twice (Ps 37:14; 50:23), representing Heb. derek = 'way' (cf. RV and Revised Version margin). In the NT it is used in AV to render three sets of words. (1) The noun anastroph

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This word is not used in scripture in the sense of familiar discourse. It occurs in the O.T. in Ps 37:14; 50:23, and refers to the walk; it reads in the margin 'the upright of way,' 'that disposeth his way.' In the N.T. the word ????????? has a similar sense of 'walk, conduct, behaviour,' Ga 1:13; Eph 4:22; 1Ti 4:12; and in all other passages except Php 1:27; and Php 3:20 (where it is ?????????, 'citizenship' which for the Christian is in heaven, separating him from citizenship on earth and its politics); and Heb.13:5, ??????, 'general manner of life.'

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