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Holman Bible Dictionary
NAS term for generosity or openhandedness (Romans 12:8
; 2 Corinthians 8:2
). The KJV used simplicity for the text of Romans 12:8
and liberality for 2 Corinthians 8:2
. The precise meaning of the underlying Greek is a matter of interpretation. “Simplicity” can mean wholeheartedly, generously (NIV, NRSV), or openhanded (REB). “Simplicity” can also mean purely, without mixed motives or desire for selfish gain. See Stewardship
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Liberality'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/l/liberality.html. 1991.