4993. sóphroneó
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sóphroneó: to be of sound mind, i.e. to be temperate
Original Word: σωφρονέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: sóphroneó
Phonetic Spelling: (so-fron-eh'-o)
Short Definition: I am sober-minded, exercise self-control
Definition: I am of sound mind, am sober-minded, exercise self-control.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 4993 sōphronéō – properly, safety-minded; having a sober outlook that reflects true balance.

For the believer, 4993 /sōphronéō ("think shrewdly") reflects what God defines is true moderation. This God-controlled perspective blends the extremities of truth on both sides of a matter. See 4998 (sōphrōn).

[The whole word-family (root, sōphro-) comes from two words: sōos ("safe") and phrēn ("what regulates life," the root of the English term, "diaphram").

Example: An opera singer controls the length (quality) of their tones by their diaphragm, which even controls our ability to breathe and moderates heartbeat. This regulates ("brings safety") to the body, keeping it properly controlled.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from sóphrón
to be of sound mind, i.e. to be temperate
NASB Translation
have sound judgment (1), right mind (2), sensible (1), sound judgment (1), sound mind (1).

STRONGS NT 4993: σωφρονέω

σωφρονέω, σωφρόνω; 1 aorist imperative σωφρονήσατε; (σώφρων, which see); from Tragg., Xenophon, Plato down; to be of sound mind, i. e.

a. to be in one's right mind: of one who has ceased δαιμονίζεσθαι, Mark 5:15; Luke 8:35; opposed to ἐκστηναι, 2 Corinthians 5:13, (the σωφρονων and μανεις are contrasted in Plato, de rep. i., p. 331 c.; σωφρονουσαι and μανεισαι, Phaedr., p. 244 b.; μεμηνως ... ἐσωφρονησε, Apollod. 3, 5, 1, 6).

b. to exercise self-control; i. e. α. to put a moderate estimate upon oneself, think of oneself soberly: opposed to ὑπερφρονεῖν, Romans 12:3. β. to curb one's passions, Titus 2:6; joined with νήφω (as in Lucian, Nigrin. 6) (R. V. be of sound mind and be sober), 1 Peter 4:7.

be in right mind, be sober minded

From sophron; to be of sound mind, i.e. Sane, (figuratively) moderate -- be in right mind, be sober (minded), soberly.

see GREEK sophron

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