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Dictionaries :: Ease, Eased

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g373 Greek: anapauo

Ease, Eased:

signifies "to cause or permit one to cease from any labor or movement" so as to recover strength. It implies previous toil and care. Its chief significance is that of taking, or causing to take, rest; it is used in the Middle Voice in Luk 12:19, "take (thine) ease," indicative of unnecessary, self-indulgent relaxation. In the papyri it is used technically, as an agricultural term. Cp. anapausis, "rest."

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g425 Greek: anesis

Ease, Eased:

denotes "a letting loose, relaxation, easing;" it is connected with aniemi, "to loosen, relax" (ana, "back," and hiemi, "to send"). It signifies "rest," not from toil, but from endurance and suffering. Thus it is said

(a) of a "less vigorous" condition in imprisonment, Act 24:23, "indulgence," AV, "liberty;"

(b) "relief" from anxiety, 2Cr 2:13; 7:5, "relief" (AV, "rest");

(c) "relief" from persecutions, 2Th 1:7, "rest;"

(d) of "relief" from the sufferings of poverty, 2Cr 8:13, "be eased," lit., "(that there should be) easing for others (trouble to you)." Cp. the synonymous word anapausis, "cessation or rest" (akin to A).
See INDULGENCE, LIBERTY, RELIEF, REST. In the Sept., 2Ch 23:15.

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