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Reference: Temperance


1. In the RV 'temperance' is the tr of the Gr. word enkrateia, the root-meaning of which is 'power over oneself,' 'self-mastery.' It is a comprehensive virtue, and on this account 'self-control,' the tr of Revised Version margin, is to be preferred (Ac 24:25; Ga 5:23; 2Pe 1:5). The corresponding adjective is found only in Tit 1:8, and the verb only in 1Co 7:9; 9:25. The negative form of the adjective is translated 'without self-control' (2Ti 3:3), and of the noun 'excess' (Mt 23:25), and 'incontinency' (1Co 7:5). The RV tr another Gr. word (n

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