Many teachers live and die by the strong s and I indeed find it a helpful tool not the where with all to end all.
We must be as complete as we can to the Greek ,even then we should research it out more if we can.
Sometime your spirit tells you keep looking. It can t hurt to listen.
I have found the Interlinear to be the most effective for me to find the true meaning of words and phrases.
Then the Greek lexicon for the word meanings . At times there seems to be a disagreement . I then go to the
web enter the Greek word and find as many writings and explanations as I can.
We are all flawed humans and the Apostles are long dead so if you choose a flawed human to guide you
prayerfully make sure it is you.
We hope and pray this will help you to grow.
ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER Rom 1:12
REJOICING TOGETHER Rom. 12:15
PRAYING TOGETHER Rom. 15:30
REFRESHING ONE ANOTHER Rom 15:32
SUFFERING TOGETHER 1 Cor 12:26
RESTORING ONE ANOTHER Gal. 6:1
CARRYING EACH OTHER S BURDENS Gal. 6:2
BEING TRUTHFUL WITH ONE ANOTHER Eph 4:32
FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER Eph 4:32
BEARING WITH ONE ANOTHER AND FORGIVING COL3:13
TEACHING, ADMONISHING Col 3:16
GIVING TO ONE ANOTHER Phil 4:14, 15
STIMULATING ONE ANOTHER TO GOOD DEEDS Heb. 10:24
CONFESSING TO ONE ANOTHER James 5:16
Fun studying the Bible (wormwood and Bitter)
10 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell R403 from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third R404 of the rivers and on the springs R405 of waters. 11 The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third R406 of the waters became wormwood, R407 and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.
Concordant Literal. This is why I like this bible you can see it did not try to interpret this word.
. 10 And the third messenger trumpets. And a large star falls out of heaven, burning as a torch. And it falls on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
11 And the name of the star is said to be Absinth. And a third of the waters became absinth, and many of mankind died of the waters, seeing that they were made bitter. Greek word for bitter (Pikraino)
This form of bitter is destructive type.
Example of Pikraino
This is not the function of a Christian husband's headship. In fact, the husband is commanded to not embitter (pikraino/ present, passive imperfect) his wife." (Col.3: 19). Pikraino means to treat harshly or critical so as to crush her spirit to make her submit.
Greek word (apsinthos) interpreted as wormwood meaning is really obscure.
The interlinear uses the term (UN-DRINK) it would seem to mean poison as men died who drank it.
The plant wormwood doesn't seem to be poison it is bitter.
This also seems to make the interpreters say the water became bitter like wormwood.
The etymology of Greek apsinthion is not clearly explained; a theory derives it from a- (negation) + psinthos [??????], an obscure adjective meaning "enjoyable" cf. also Sanskrit ashiva [????] "unpleasant, pernicious". The meaning of the compound, "unpleasant", would seem fit for a bitter herb, but may well be the product of folk etymology. A better guess is that the name actually stems from some Middle Eastern language: In Middle Persian, the name aspand is recorded for a bitter plant (perhaps Syrian rue, Peganum harmala); modern Farsi has afsentin [???????] "wormwood" and espand [?????] "Syrian rue". This plant is not related to the herb commonly called rue.
You need to go beyond the Strongs to find the truth. Strongs is a tool like a can opener.
The answer to this question is likewise unpopular but just as clear and difficult to deny. Numerous
passages affirm that the destiny of the lost is punishment (Matt. 25:46; 2 Thess. 1:8-9; 2 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 21:8).
But just what is the nature of this punishment? To answer this question is the purpose of our study. In
order to appreciate what is involved in punishment we need to acquaint ourselves with a number of Greek
words which convey this idea in the New Testament.
Ekdikesis (2 Thess. 1:8) "lit. (that which proceeds) out of justice, " W.E. Vine, The Expanded Vine s
Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, vol. 4, p. 184.
Dike (2 Thess. 1:9; Jue 7) Thayer (p. 151) says this word can be applied to the execution of the sentence that
comes from a judicial hearing or decision.
Kolasis and kolazo (Matt. 25:46; 2 Pet. 2:9) Several sources say these words signify a cutting off, a pruning.
"Punishment is designed to cut off what is bad or disorderly", Kittel, Theological Dicteionary of the New
Testament, vol. 3, p. 814.
Timoreo and timoria (Heb. 10:29) "Primarily, to help, then to avenge...i.e. to help by redressing wrongs",
Vine, vol. 3, p. 230http://www.victorious.org/chastise.htmMatt25,46
Kolasis, chas·ten (chsn)
tr.v. chas·tened, chas·ten·ing, chas·tens
1. To correct by punishment or reproof; take to task.
2. To restrain; subdue: chasten a proud spirit.
3. To rid of excess; refine or purify: chasten a careless writing style.
Noun 1. chastening - a rebuke for making a mistake
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had
to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
Timoria, punishment 1. a rendering help
3. vengeance, punishment, penalty
1st john 4,18
Kolasis, correction, punishment, penalty
Epitimia, punishment 2nd Corth2,6
1st Peter 2,14
, a revenging, vengeance, punishment
2nd peter 2,9 "chasten"
Kolazo, 1. to lop or prune, as trees and wings
2. to curb, check, restrain
3. to chastise, correct, punishment
4. to cause to be punished
Dike, 1. custom, usage
2. right, just
3. a suit at law
4. a judicial hearing, judicial decision, esp. sentence of condemnation
5. execution of a sentence, punishment
1. to suffer punishment
6. the goddess Justice, avenging justice
Paqad, attend to punishment again is in regards to what is best for you.
Some helpful sites
http://hellbusters.8m.com/upd3.html (endless punishment)
Our heavenly Father,
hallowed is your name.
10. "Your Kingdom is come.
Your will is done,
As in heaven so also on earth.
11. "Give us the bread for our daily need.
12. "And leave us serene,
just as we also allowed others serenity.
13. "And do not pass us through trial,
except separate us from the evil one.
For yours is the Kingdom,
the Power and the Glory
To the end of the universe,
of all the universes." Amen!