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Sincerity

Sincerity [NAVE]

SINCERITY
Does not exempt from guilt, Gen. 20.
See: Ignorance, Sins of.
Forgiveness of enemies must be sincere, Matt. 18:35.
Servants must render honest service, Eph. 6:5-7.
Whatsoever is done must be in, 1 Cor. 10:31.
Jesus was an example of, 1 Pet. 2:22.
Ministers should be examples of, Tit. 2:7.
Opposed to fleshly wisdom, 2 Cor. 1:12.
Should characterize our love to God, 2 Cor. 8:8, 24; our love to Jesus, Eph. 6:24; our service to God, Josh. 24:14; our faith, 1 Tim. 1:5; our love to one another, Rom. 12:9; 1 Pet. 1:22; 1 John 3:18; our whole conduct, 2 Cor. 1:12; the preaching of the gospel, 2 Cor. 2:17; 1 Thess. 2:3-5.
A characteristic of the doctrines of the gospel, 1 Pet. 2:2.
The gospel sometimes preached without, Phil. 1:16.
The wicked devoid of, Psa. 5:9; 55:21.
Exhortations to, 1 Cor. 5:8; 1 Pet. 2:1.
Prayer for, on behalf of others, Phil. 1:10.
Blessedness of, Psa. 32:2.
Exemplified
By men of Zebulun, 1 Chr. 12:33.
By Hezekiah, Isa. 38:3.
By Nathanael, John 1:47.
By Paul, 2 Cor. 1:12.
By Timothy, 2 Tim. 1:5.
By Lois and Eunice, 2 Tim. 1:5.

SINCERE; SINCERITY [ISBE]

SINCERE; SINCERITY - sin-ser', sin-ser'-i-ti (tamim; aphtharsia, eilikrineia): "Sincerity" occurs once in the Old Testament as the translation of tamim, "complete," "entire," "sincere," etc. (Josh 24:14); the same word is translated "sincerity" (Jdg 9:16,19, the Revised Version (British and American) "uprightly"). Four different words are rendered "sincere," "sincerely" "sincerity," in the New Testament: adolos, "without guile," "unadulterated," "desire the sincere milk of the word" (1 Pet 2:2 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "the spiritual," the American Revised Version margin "Greek, `belonging to the reason'; compare Rom 12:1," the English Revised Version margin reasonable"), "milk which is without guile," with no other purpose but to nourish and benefit the soul (Alford); hagnos, "without blame," "pure," "preach Christ .... not sincerely" (Phil 1:17); aphtharsia, "without corruption" (Eph 6:24, the King James Version "that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity," the American Standard Revised Version "with a love incorruptible," margin " `in incorruption.' See Rom 2:7," the English Revised Version "uncorruptness"; Tit 2:7, the King James Version "shewing uncorruptness .... sincerity," the Revised Version (British and American) "uncorruptness"); gnesios, "not spurious" (2 Cor 8:8); eilikrines, literally,, judged of in the sunlight, hence, "clear," "manifest" (Phil 1:10); eilikrineia, with same meaning, is translated "sincerity" (1 Cor 5:8; 2 Cor 1:12; 2:17).

The Revised Version (British and American) has "sincere" for "pure" (2 Pet 3:1), "sincerely" for "clearly" (Job 33:3).

In The Wisdom of Solomon 7:25 we have eilikrines in the description of Wisdom as a "pure influence," the Revised Version (British and American) "clear effluence."

W. L. Walker


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