Abide • Abiding • Away with • Bide • Dure • Endure • Stamina • Survival • Tireless
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abide In the AV, “abide” is sometimes used in its now archaic sense “endure,” e.g., Mal. 3:2 (Heb. kûl); Nah. 1:6 (qûm); Eccl. 1:4 (‘āmaḏ), or “await,” Acts 20:23 (GK. ménō).
Away with
Away with Archaic in Isa. 1:13, AV, for “endure, bear with” (Heb. yāḵōl).
Bide A variant of “abide,” rendering Gk. periménō, in Wisd. 8:12, AV (RSV “they will wait for me”). In Acts 1:4 the same word is translated “wait for” in both the AV and RSV.
Endure [Heb. ḥāyâ, ʿāmaḏ (e.g., Ex. 18:23; Ps. 102:26 [MT 27]; 111:3, 10; 112:3, 9; Ezk. 22:14; Dnl. 11:6), qûm—‘arise’ (e.g., Job 8:15), yāḵōl (e.g., Est. 8:6; Ps. 101:5; Isa. 1:13; Jer. 10:10), yāšaḇ—‘sit down’ (Ps. 102:12 [MT 13]); Gk. ménō, hypoménō (e.g., Mt. 10:22; 24:13), phéro,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Endurance (Gk. hypomonḗ).†; One of the virtues of the Christian life cited in the New Testament, produced during suffering and which itself could produce character (Rom. 5:3–4). The Greek term suggests “tolerance,” “forbearance,” “patience” (KJV, JB), and “perseverance” (NIV). See also Patience.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
AbidingAs a common translation of the Greek verb menein, “to abide” has rich theological associations in the Fourth Gospel where 40 of the 112 NT occurrences of the verb occur (it appears another 26 times in the Epistles of John). It is used to communicate the enduring character of Christ*, and more
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Endurance, Perseverance
Endurance, PerseveranceEndurance is a characteristic mark of a Christian in the NT. The key Greek word that conveys this point is hypomenō or hypomonē. This word presumes that the Christian life garners opposition that must be met by spiritual resistance. The opposition may come from formal or informal
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABIDE<a-bid’>: Old English word signifying progressively to “await,” “remain,” “lodge,” “sojourn,” “dwell,” “continue,” “endure”; represented richly in Old Testament (King James Version) by 12 Hebrew and in New Testament by as many Greek words. In the Revised Version (British and American)
AWAY WITH1. “To endure,” “to bear with” (Isaiah 1:13), “I cannot away with iniquity and the solemn meeting,” i e. endure the combination of wickedness and worship. In the Hebrew merely, “I am unable iniquity and the solenm meeting.”2. To destroy [αἴρω, airo]. Found in such expressions
BIDE<bid>: A variant of “ abide” (which see); is the rendering of [περιμένω, perimeno], in The Wisdom of Solomon 8:12 (the Revised Version (British and American) “they shall wait for me”). In Acts 1:4 the same word is translated “wait for.”
DURE<dur> ([πρόσκαιρος, proskairos]): Used for “ endure” (which see), the King James Version Matthew 13:21 (the Revised Version (British and American) “endureth”).
ENDURE<en-dur’>: Used in the Bible1. in the sense of “continue,” “last,” as in Psalm 9:7, “The Lord shall endure for ever” (the American Standard Revised Version “Yahweh sitteth as king forever”); 30:5, “Weeping may endure for a night” (the Revised Version (British and American) “tarry”
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Abide, an old English word having the sense of await (Acts 20:23), and passing by easy transition to the sense of bear, endure (Num. 31:23; Joel 2:11).
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
ENDURANCE.—The active qualities of perseverance and persistence, never absent from the biblical notion of endurance, form, in effect, the substance of the art. Activity, and need not be considered here. The passive aspect suggests an inquiry as to—1. The causes of those trials which Christ had to endure.
ABIDING.—Of the three possible renderings of the Greek μονή and μένω, ‘remaining, to remain,’ ‘dwelling, to dwell,’ ‘abiding, to abide,’ the last is the most satisfactory. The first has the advantage of being akin to the Greek in derivation, but it is too passive in its sense, and in so far as it includes
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
AbideGreek expression: menōPronunciation: MEHN ohStrong’s Number: 3306Key VersesJohn 15:4–7, 9–10; 1 John 2:24, 27–28In our fast-paced society, who has the time to stay put or sit around? But that is exactly what Jesus commands his followers to do in order to be productive: “Abide in Me, and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
abide. A verb used in the KJV and other English versions of the Bible to render many words (such as Heb. ʿāmad H6641 and Gk. menō G3531). When used in a transitive sense, the English verb means “to await” (Acts 20:23), “to withstand, endure” (Jer. 10:10; Mal. 3:2). As an intransitive verb it means
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
ABIDING“Abiding” is the Johannine way of speaking of believers’ need to live their lives in close communion with Christ. Over half of the 118 NT occurrences of the word menō (“to abide” or “to remain”) are found in the Johannine corpus (40× in John’s Gospel and 27× in the Johannine Epistles, compared
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ABIDE, a-bīdʹ: OE word signifying progressively to “await,” “remain,” “lodge,” “sojourn,” “dwell,” “continue,” “endure”; represented richly in OT (AV) by 12 Heb and in NT by as many Gr words. In RV displaced often by words meaning “to sojourn,” “dwell,” “encamp.” The Heb and Gr originals in most frequent
Away With
AWAY WITH: (1) “To endure,” “to bear with” (Isa 1:13), “I cannot away with iniquity and the solemn meeting,” i.e. endure the combination of wickedness and worship. In the Heb merely, “I am unable iniquity and the solemn meeting.” (2) To destroy (αἴρω, aírō). Found in such expressions as Acts 22:22,
BIDE, bīd: A variant of “abide” (q.v.); is the rendering of περιμένω, periménō, in Wisd 8:12 (RV “they shall wait for me”). In Acts 1:4 the same word is trd “wait for.”
DURE, dūr (πρὀσκαιρος, próskairos): Used for “endure” (q.v.), AV Mt 13:21 (RV “endureth”).
ENDURE, en-dūrʹ: Used in the Bible (1) in the sense of “continue,” “last,” as in Ps 9:7, “The Lord shall endure for ever” (ARV “Jeh sitteth as king for ever”); 30:5, “Weeping may endure for a night” (RV “tarry,” m “may come in to lodge at even”); Jn 6:27, “the meat which endureth,” AV. RV “the food
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ENDURANCE [חָכָהkhakhah; ὑπομονή hypomonē]. In the OT “to endure” means to remain and persevere. The former typically refers to God’s throne (Lam 5:19) and righteousness (Ps 111:3); the latter to steadfastness under trial.PERSEVERANCE in righteous adversity recurs throughout Job. Daniel’s blessing
ABIDE [לִיןlin; μένω menō]. To abide is to stay, tarry, or dwell, to turn aside from a journey, to remain in a place, or to seek shelter. Metaphorically, abide refers to being in God’s care: “Let me abide (lin) in your tent forever” (Ps 61:4). Abiding in God’s tent requires that one honor the Lord
Key passages
Mt 10:22

and you will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endures to the end—this one will be saved.

Ro 5:3–4

And not only this, but we also boast in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces patient endurance, and patient endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope,

Heb 12:1–7

Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, putting aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, let us run with patient endurance the race that has been set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the originator and …

Jas 1:12

Blessed is the person who endures testing, because when he is approved he will receive the crown of life that he has promised to those who love him.

Jas 5:11

Behold, we consider blessed those who have endured. You have heard about the patient endurance of Job, and you saw the outcome from the Lord, that the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

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