sóphroneó: to be of sound mind, i.e. to be temperateOriginal Word: σωφρονέωPart of Speech:
I am sober-minded, exercise self-controlDefinition:
I am of sound mind, am sober-minded, exercise self-control.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
to be of sound mind, i.e. to be temperateNASB Translation
have sound judgment (1), right mind (2), sensible (1), sound judgment (1), sound mind (1).