Excited [Gk. throéō](2 Thess. 2:2); AV TROUBLED; NEB ALARM YOURSELF. The translation “excited” is acceptable if understood to mean “stirred by strong emotion” (Oxford English Dictionary, I , 381), without, perhaps, the connotation of pleasurable anticipation. In the Synoptic Apocalypse (Mk.
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EXCITEMENT [זֶגֹר zeghor; θόρυβοςthorybos] A variety of Hebrew and Greek words meaning excitement include a connotation of turmoil, disquiet, uproar, and unrest (4 Macc 8:26). The cause of the agitation can be the rumor of war (e.g., Matt 24:6; Mark 13:7). Conversely, it can take on the sense of being