Jan
2013

The Greek word anesis

Found just five times in the New Testament (Acts 24:23Acts 24:23
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

23 And he gave order to the centurion that he should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister unto him.

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; 2 Cor. 2:13; 7:5; 8:132 Cor. 2:13; 7:5; 8:13
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia. 5 For even when we were come into Macedonia our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. 13 For I say not this that others may be eased and ye distressed;

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; 2 Thess. 1:72 Thess. 1:7
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7 and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power in flaming fire,

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), the Greek noun “anesis” described “ease,” “rest,” or “liberty.”

Paul received some “relaxation” or “indulgence” regarding the circumstances of his imprisonment (Acts 24:23Acts 24:23
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

23 And he gave order to the centurion that he should be kept in charge, and should have indulgence; and not to forbid any of his friends to minister unto him.

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). In 2 Cor. 2:13; 7:52 Cor. 2:13; 7:5
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia. 5 For even when we were come into Macedonia our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

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Paul used this term to describe the lack of rest regarding his mind and body. Rest awaits the righteous (2 Thess. 1:72 Thess. 1:7
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

7 and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power in flaming fire,

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).