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Quiet, Quietness

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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A — 1: ἤρεμος

(Strong's #2263 — Adjective — eremos — ay'-rem-os )

"quiet, tranquil," occurs in 1 Timothy 2:2 , RV, "tranquil" (AV, "quiet"); it indicates tranquillity arising from without.

A — 2: ἡσύχιος

(Strong's #2272 — Adjective — hesuchios — hay-soo'-khee-os )

has much the same meaning as No. 1, but indicates "tranquillity arising from within," causing no distrubance to others. It is translated "quiet" in 1 Timothy 2:2 , RV (AV, "peaceable"); "quiet" in 1 Peter 3:4 , where it is associated with "meek," and is to characterize the spirit or disposition. See PEACEABLE.

B — 1: ἡσυχάζω

(Strong's #2270 — Verb — hesuchazo — hay-soo-khad'-zo )

akin to A, No, 2, "to be still, to live quietly:" see CEASE , A, No. 3.

B — 2: καταστέλλω

(Strong's #2687 — Verb — katastello — kat-as-tel'-lo )

denotes "to quiet:" see APPEASE.

B — 3: ἡσυχάζω

(Strong's #2270 — Verb — hesuchazo — hay-soo-khad'-zo )

akin to A, No, 2, "to be still, to live quietly:" see CEASE , A, No. 3.

C — 1: εἰρήνη

(Strong's #1515 — Noun Feminine — eirene — i-rah'-nay )

"peace," is translated "quietness" in Acts 24:2 , AV (RV, "peace"). See PEACE (e).

C — 2: ἡσυχία

(Strong's #2271 — Noun Feminine — hesuchia — hay-soo-khee'-ah )

akin to A, No. 2, and B. No. 1, denotes "quietness," 2 Thessalonians 3:12; it is so translated in the RV of 1 Timothy 2:11,12 (AV, "silence"); in Acts 22:2 , RV, "(they were the more) quiet," AV, "(they kept the more) silence," lit., "they kept quietness the more."

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Quiet, Quietness'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ved/​q/quiet-quietness.html. 1940.
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