Feb
2013

The Greek word aneko

Found only in Eph. 5:4Eph. 5:4
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.

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; Col. 3:18Col. 3:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

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; Phile. 8, the Greek verb “aneko,” is often translated with words like “convenient,” “fitting,” or “proper.”

There is to be “proper behavior” among God’s people (Eph. 5:4Eph. 5:4
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, or jesting, which are not befitting: but rather giving of thanks.

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) because they are in a saved relationship with Christ (Col. 3:18Col. 3:18
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

18 Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

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).  Paul’s use of this word in Phile. 8 seems to also include a legal sense.