Vincent Word Studies - Galatians 5:23 - 5:23

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Vincent Word Studies - Galatians 5:23 - 5:23

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Meekness (πραΰ̀της)

See on meek, Mat 5:5.

Temperance (ἐγκράτεια)

Only here by Paul. He alone uses ἐγκρατεύεσθαι to have continency, 1Co 7:9; 1Co 9:25. See on is temperate, 1Co 9:25. The word means self-control, holding in hand the passions and desires. So Xen. Mem. i. 2, 1, of Socrates, who was ἐγκρατεστατος most temperate as to sexual pleasures and pleasures of the appetite.

Such (τοιούτων)

Such things, not persons.

There is no law (οὐκ ἔστιν νόμος)

Against such virtues there is no law to condemn them. The law can bring no charge against them. Comp. 1Ti 1:9,1Ti 1:10.