egkrateia: mastery, self-controlOriginal Word: ἐγκράτεια, ας, ἡPart of Speech:
self-mastery, self-restraint, self-control, continence.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
mastery, self-controlNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1466: ἐγκράτειαἐγκράτεια
III. 3), ἐγκρατείας
(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
, and following; Sir. 18:29; 4 Macc. 5:34.)<1>
From egkrates; self-control (especially continence) -- temperance.
see GREEK egkrates