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Dictionaries :: Fierce, Fierceness

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g434 Greek: anemeros

Fierce, Fierceness:

signifies "not tame, savage" (from a, negative, and hemeros, "gentle"), 2Ti 3:3. Epictetus describes those who forget God as their Creator, as resembling lions, "wild, savage and fierce" (anemeroi) (Moulton and Milligan, Greek Test. Vocab.).

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g5467 Greek: chalepos

Fierce, Fierceness:


(a) "hard to do or deal with, difficult, fierce," is said of the Gadarene demoniacs, Mat 8:28;

(b) "hard to bear, painful, grievous," said of the last times, 2Ti 3:1, RV, "grievous," for AV, "perilous."


(1) In Jam 3:4 skleros, "hard, rough, violent," is said of winds, RV, "rough," for AV, "fierce."

(2) In Luk 23:5, the verb epischuo, "to make or grow stronger" (from epi, "over" intensive, and ischus, "strength"), is used metaphorically, "they were the more urgent," RV, for AV, "the more fierce."

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2372 Greek: thumos

Fierce, Fierceness:

"hot anger, wrath," is rendered "fierceness" in Rev 16:19; 19:15, of the wrath of God.

B-2 Noun Strong's Number: g2205 Greek: zelos

Fierce, Fierceness:

"zeal, jealousy," is rendered "fierceness" in Hbr 10:27, RV (of fire).


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