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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Liberal, Liberality, Liberally

Dictionaries :: Liberal, Liberality, Liberally

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g572 Greek: haplotes

Liberal, Liberality, Liberally:

denotes

(a) "simplicity, sincerity, unaffectedness" (from haplous, "single, simple," in contrast to diplous, "double"), Rom 12:8, "simplicity;" 2Cr 11:3 (in some mss. in 2Cr 1:12); Eph 6:5; Col 3:22, singleness;"

(b) "simplicity as manifested in generous giving," "liberality," 2Cr 8:2; 9:11 (AV, "bountifulness," RV marg., "singleness"); 9:13 (AV, "liberal").
See BOUNTY, No. 2.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g5485 Greek: charis

Liberal, Liberality, Liberally:

is rendered "liberality" in 1Cr 16:3, AV.
See BOUNTY, No. 3.

B-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g574 Greek: haplos

Liberal, Liberality, Liberally:

"liberally, with singleness of heart," is used in Jam 1:5 of God as the gracious and "liberal" Giver. The word may be taken either

(a) in a logical sense, signifying unconditionally, simply, or

(b) in a moral sense, generously; for the double meaning compare A, No. 1. On this passage Hort writes as follows: "Later writers comprehend under the one word the whole magnanimous and honorable type of character in which singleness of mind is the central feature."

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