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Endeavor
Effort • Operation
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Endeavor
Endeavor [Gk. zētéō] (Gal. 2:17); AV, NEB, SEEK; [spoudázō] (1 Thess. 2:17); NEB BE ANXIOUS. This word has been weakened since the AV was translated. In the 17th cent. it implied utmost exertion and success; now it emphasizes the difficulty of the effort and suggests the possibility of failure.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ENDEAVOR
ENDEAVOR<en-de’-ver>: The sense of this word has suffered weakening since the time of the King James Version. Then it implied utmost exertion and success; now rather forlorn hope and possible failure. Thus the Revised Version (British and American) reads “giving diligence,” “give diligence,” for
OPERATION
OPERATION<op-er-a’-shun> ([מַעֲשֶׂה, màashe], “work”; [ἐνέργεια, energeia], [ἐνέργημα, energema], “energy”): Twice used in the Old Testament of God’s creative work (Psalm 28:4, 5; Isaiah 5:12). The Holy Spirit’s inworking and power are manifest in the bestowal of spiritual gifts on individuals
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Endeavor
ENDEAVOR, en-deʹvẽr: The sense of this word has suffered weakening since the time of AV. Then it implied utmost exertion and success; now rather forlorn hope and possible failure. Thus RV reads “giving diligence,” “give diligence,” for AV “endeavoring,” “endeavor,” in Eph 4:3; 2 Pet 1:15, respectively;
Operation
OPERATION, op-ẽr-ā´shun (מַעֲשֶׂה‎, ma‛ăseh, “work”; ἐνέργεια, enérgeia, ἐνέργημα, enérgēma, “energy”): Twice used in the OT of God’s creative work (Ps 28:4, 5; Isa 5:12). The Holy Spirit’s inworking and power are manifest in the bestowal of spiritual gifts on individuals and on the church (1