has strengthened (endunamoō | Strong's # G1743)

  • Definition: "to cause someone to have the ability to do or to experience something -- ‘to make someone able, to give capability to, to enable, to strengthen, to empower’" [ref] // "'to render strong' (en, 'in,' dunamis, 'power'), is translated 'enabled' in 1 Tim. 1:12 [KJV/NKJV], more lit., 'instrengthened,' 'inwardly strengthened,' suggesting strength in soul and purpose" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to strengthen fully"; "to confirm, establish"; "to make stable" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to lack strength"; "to have it badly, to be ill" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • has strengthened 1x: 1 Timothy 1:12
    • strengthened 1x: 2 Timothy 4:17
    • be strong 1x: 2 Timothy 2:1

faithful (pistos | Strong's # G4103)

  • Definition: "pertaining to being trusted -- ‘faithful, trustworthy, dependable, reliable’" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "worthy"; "steadfast, sure"; "blameless"; "irreproachable"; "sincere"; "firm, without wavering"; "unmovable" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "uncertain"; "unstable"; "unfaithful, untrustworthy"; "false"; "deceitful"; "seducing" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • a trustworthy 4x: 1 Timothy 1:15; 3:1; 4:9; 2 Timothy 2:11
    • believe 2x: 1 Timothy 4:3, 12
    • believers 1x: 1 Timothy 6:2
    • faithful 5x: 1 Timothy 1:12; 1 Timothy 3:11; 2 Timothy 2:2, 12; Titus 1:9
    • of believers 1x: 1 Timothy 4:10
    • trustworthy 1x: Titus 3:8
    • who believe 1x: Titus 1:6
    • woman who is a believer 1x: 1 Timothy 5:16

a blasphemer (blasphēmos | Strong's # G989)

  • Definition: "a person who defames someone or something -- ‘defamer, blasphemer’" [ref] // "abusive, speaking evil" [ref] // "To be abusive, reviling, destroying one's good name" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "reviling, railing, or a railer"; "an insulter"; "a derider, mocker" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "devout"; "true"; "pious" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • blasphemer 1x: 1 Timothy 1:13
    • reviler 1x: 2 Timothy 3:2

a violent aggressor (hubristēs | Strong's # G5197)

  • Definition: "a violent, insolent man" [ref] // "An insolent persecutor of others who mistreats them for the pleasure which the affliction of the wrong brings him" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "reviler" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: violent aggressor 1x: 1 Timothy 1:13

I was shown mercy (eleos | Strong's # G1653)

  • Definition: "to show kindness or concern for someone in serious need -- ‘to show mercy, to be merciful toward, to have mercy on, mercy’" [ref] // Mercy "is the outward manifestation of pity ... It assumes need on the part of him who receives it, and resources adequate to meet the need on the part of him who shows it." [ref]
  • Synonyms: "pity"; "sorrow"; "affection, sympathy" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "hardness, callousness" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: mercy 4x: 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2, 16, 18

acceptance (apodochē | Strong's # G594)

  • Definition: "to come to believe something to be true and to respond accordingly, with some emphasis upon the source -- ‘to accept, to receive, acceptance, reception’" [ref] // "Recognition, acknowledgment, approval, or more exactly, ready or willing acknowledgment (only in 1 Timothy 1:15; 4:9)." [ref]
  • Synonyms: "agreement"; "acknowledgment, confession"; "confirmation" [ref]
  • Antonyms: " abolition, disannulling" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: acceptance 2x: 1 Timothy 1:15; 4:9

sinners (hamartōlos | Strong's # G268)

  • Definition: "lit., 'one who misses the mark' ... it is the most usual term to describe the fallen condition of men; it is applicable to all men, Rom. 5:8, 19." [ref] // "Erring from the way or mark." [ref]
  • Synonyms: "impious, ungodly"; "an unbeliever"; "a debtor"; "one to be blamed"; "unjust" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "innocent"; "guiltless"; "one without sin"; "one without malice"; "just, one who recognizes that God has rights upon his life. He submits himself to be God's rightful possession and, therefore, acquires God's nature and performs his duty toward God. One who exercises first his duties and then his rights toward God." [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: sinners 2x: 1 Timothy 1:9, 15

patience (makrothumia | Strong's # G3115)

  • Definition: "a state of emotional calm in the face of provocation or misfortune and without complaint or irritation -- ‘patience.’" [ref] // "forbearance, patience, longsuffering (makros, 'long,' thumos, 'temper')" [ref] // "Forbearance, long-suffering, self-restraint before proceeding to action." [ref]
  • Synonyms: "tolerance"; "clemency" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "wrath"; "fierceness, indignation" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: patience 3x: 1 Timothy 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:10; 4:2

eternal (aiōn | Strong's # G165)

  • Definition: "a unit of time as a particular stage or period of history -- ‘age, era.’" [ref] // "signifies a period of indefinite duration, or time viewed in relation to what takes place in the period" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "generation, the people of a certain period of time"; "day or period of time"; "forever, always" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "time"; "season"; "moment" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • age 1x: Titus 2:12
    • eternal 1x: 1 Timothy 1:17
    • forever and ever (eis ho aiōn ho aiōn) 2x: 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Timothy 4:18
    • world 2x: 1 Timothy 6:17; 2 Timothy 4:10

immortal (aphthartos | Strong's # G862)

  • Definition: "pertaining to being not subject to decay and death -- ‘imperishable, immortal.’" [ref] // "not liable to corruption or decay, incorruptible" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "indissoluble, permanent, endless"; "eternal, perpetual"; "unmixed, unaffected" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "corruptible, perishable"; "bad, corrupted by age, worn out" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: immortal 1x: 1 Timothy 1:17