False Confidence • Fearlessness • Morale • Poise • Self-Confidence
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Confidence; Confident
Confidence; Confident [Heb. bāṭaḥ, biṭṭāḥôn, miḇṭāḥ, kesel, kislâ, also sāmaḵ (2 Ch. 32:8), ʾāman (Job 29:24), sôḏ (Prov. 3:32); Gk. parrhēsía, peíthō, tharrhéō, pepoíthēsis, pisteúō, hypóstasis]; AV also BOLDNESS, BOLDLY, TRUST, HOPE, BELIEVE, FREELY (Acts 2:29), “rest
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
ConfidenceConfidence denotes trust in something or someone. It involves a high degree of certainty and faith, often in a person, to act in accordance with our expectations or hopes. We can have confidence in God and in our standing with him. We can also have confidence in others to trust them with intimate
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CONFIDENCE<kon’-fi-dens> ([בָּטַח‎, baTach], and forms, [כֶּסֶל‎, kecel]; [παῤῥησία, parrhesia]; [πείθω, peitho], [πεποίθησις, pepoithesis], [ὑπόστασις, hupostasis]): The chief Hebrew word translated “confidence” ([baTach], and its forms) means, perhaps, radically, “to be open,” showing thus
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CONFIDENCE, konʹfi-dens (בָּטַח‎, bāṭaḥ, and forms, כֶּסֶל‎, keṣel; παῤῥησία, parrhēsía, πείθω, peíthō, πεποίθησις, pepoíthēsis, ὑπόστασις, hupóstasis): The chief Heb word trd “confidence” (bāṭaḥ, and its forms) means, perhaps, radically, “to be open,” showing thus what originated the
Key passages
Ps 20:7–8

Some boast in chariots and others in horses, but we boast in the name of Yahweh, our God. They will collapse and fall, and we will rise and stand firm.

Pr 28:26

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be saved.

Is 47:7–11

And you said, “I shall be an eternal mistress forever!” You did not set these things upon your heart; you did not remember its end. Therefore now hear this, luxuriant one who sits in security, who says in her heart, “I am, and besides me there is no one. I shall not sit as a widow, and …

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