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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Sober, Soberly, Soberminded

Dictionaries :: Sober, Soberly, Soberminded

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g4998 Greek: sophron

Sober, Soberly, Soberminded:

denotes "of sound mind" (sozo, "to save," phren, "the mind"); hence, "self-controlled, soberminded," always rendered "sober-minded" in the RV; in 1Ti 3:2; Tts 1:8, AV, "sober;" in Tts 2:2, AV, "temperate;" in Tts 2:5, AV, "discreet."

Note: For nephalios (akin to B, No. 1), translated "sober" in 1Ti 3:11; Tts 2:2, see TEMPERATE.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g3525 Greek: nepho

Sober, Soberly, Soberminded:

signifies "to be free from the influence of intoxicants;" in the NT, metaphorically, it does not in itself imply watchfulness, but is used in association with it, 1Th 5:6, 8; 2Ti 4:5; 1Pe 1:13; 4:7, RV (AV, "watch"); 5:8. Cp. eknepho and ananepho, under AWAKE, No. 3 and Note.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4993 Greek: sophroneo

Sober, Soberly, Soberminded:

akin to A, is rendered "to think soberly," Rom 12:3; "to be sober," 2Cr 5:13; "to be soberminded," Tts 2:6; in 1Pe 4:7, AV "be ye sober" (RV, "of sound mind"); see MIND, B, No. 5.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4994 Greek: sophronizo

Sober, Soberly, Soberminded:

denotes "to cause to be of sound mind, to recall to one's senses;" in Tts 2:4, RV, it is rendered "they may train" (AV, "they may teach... to be sober," marg., "wise"); "train" expresses the meaning more adequately; the training would involve the cultivation of sound judgment and prudence.

C-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g4996 Greek: sophronos

Sober, Soberly, Soberminded:

akin to A and B, Nos. 2 and 3, "soberly," occurs in Tts 2:12; it suggests the exercise of that self-restraint that governs all passions and desires, enabling the believer to be conformed to the mind of Christ.

Note: For the phrase "to think soberly," see B, No. 2.


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