Depression • Foreboding • Insecurity • Pressure • Stress • Tension • Worry
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Anxiety; (Be) Anxious
Anxiety; (Be) Anxious [Heb. dā’ag̱ (1 S. 9:5; 10:2; Jer. 17:8), de’āg̱â (Prov. 12:25), ‘eṣeḇ—‘pain,’ ‘toil’ (Ps. 127:2), śî (a)ḥ (1 S. 1:16), ḥālâ (Mic. 1:12); Aram kerā’ (Dnl. 7:15)]; AV HEAVINESS, COMPLAINT, SORROWS, GRIEVED, etc.; NEB WORRY, CARE, GRIEF, TROUBLED, GREATLY ALARMED (Mic.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Anxiety. †Various degrees of anxiety, ranging from concern to fear and dread, are depicted in both the Old and New Testaments. Anxiety may be the natural concern a parent exhibits for his children (1 Sam. 9:5; 10:2; Heb. dā˒ag) or that which one feels for the well-being of a fellow (Phil. 2:20;
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Anxietyfeeling of dread, fear, or apprehension, sometimes with no clear justification; can be caused by a situation that is dangerous or troubling in some way; can also arise in response to apparently innocuous situations or as the product of internal emotional conflicts of unknown cause; some anxiety
depressionFleeting periods of sadness, pessimism, and lowered self-esteem are often popularly called depression. Clinical depression, however, is a serious but treatable illness characterized by a dejected mood of longer duration or greater intensity. It is among the most common of mental disorders,
stressThe body’s response to a threat or demand arising from a new or changing situation is called stress. The emotional and physical experiences of stress can be caused by a complex and tense situation. Under stress, the body makes rapid physiological changes, called adaptive responses, to deal with
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Anxiety, Ethical
anxiety, ethical. A feeling of despair brought on by the necessity to make ethical or moral decisions. Ethical anxiety is a necessary attribute in the formation of moral *character in the ethical *society. Søren *Kierkegaard asserted that anxiety was one of the markers of true *freedom of choice.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ANXIETY State of mind wherein one is concerned about something or someone. This state of mind may range from genuine concern (Phil. 2:20, 28; 2 Cor. 11:28) to obsessions that originate from a distorted perspective of life (Matt. 6:25–34; Mark 4:19; Luke 12:22–31). Jesus did not prohibit genuine concern
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
anxiety. This English term can be used to render several words, such as Hebrew dĕʾāgâ H1796 and Greek merimna G3533. In both Testaments it is made unambiguously clear that the child of God has a heavenly Father who loves and cares for his own. God will allow nothing to befall his followers except
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ANXIETY [דָּאֵגdaʾegh, דְּאָגָהdeʾaghah, כָּעָסkharadh, עָצַבkaʿas, חָרַדʿatsav,; μέριμνα merimna, μεριμνάω merimnaō, προμεριμνάω promerimnao, φρονέω phroneō, φροντίζω phrontizō]. Anxiety is distress or unease regarding present or impending ill. Although such unease is an inevitable element
Key passages
Ps 94:19

When my troubled thoughts were many within me, your consolations cheered my soul.

Pr 12:25

Anxiety in the heart of a man will weigh him down, but a good word will cheer him.

Mt 6:25–34

“For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, and not for your body, what you will wear. Is your life not more than food and your body more than clothing? Consider the birds of the sky, that they do not sow or reap or gather …

Php 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Pe 5:6–8

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the right time, casting all your cares on him, because he cares for you. Be sober; be on the alert. Your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

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