1466. egkrateia
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egkrateia: mastery, self-control
Original Word: ἐγκράτεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: egkrateia
Phonetic Spelling: (eng-krat'-i-ah)
Short Definition: self-mastery, self-control
Definition: self-mastery, self-restraint, self-control, continence.

HELPS word-Studies

1466 egkráteia (from 1722 /en, "in the sphere of" and 2904 /krátos, "dominion, mastery") – properly, dominion within, i.e. "self-control" – proceeding out from within oneself, but not by oneself.

For the believer, 1466 /egkráteia ("self-control, Spirit-control") can only be accomplished by the power of the Lord. Accordingly, 1466 /egkráteia ("true mastery from within") is explicitly called a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:23).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from egkratés
mastery, self-control
NASB Translation
self-control (4).

STRONGS NT 1466: ἐγκράτεια

ἐγκράτεια (see ἐν III. 3), ἐγκρατείας, , (ἐγκρατής), self-control, Latincontinentia, temperantia (the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, especially his sensual appetites): Acts 24:25; Galatians 5:23 (22); 2 Peter 1:6. (Xenophon, Plato, and following; Sir. 18:29; 4 Macc. 5:34.)


From egkrates; self-control (especially continence) -- temperance.

see GREEK egkrates

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