entreaties (deēsis | Strong's # G1162)

  • Definition: "that which is asked with urgency based on presumed need -- ‘request, plea, prayer’" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "a vow or wish"; "intercession, a petition to a superior"; "something asked for, request as if it were from an inferior to a superior"
  • Antonyms: "self-sufficiency" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • entreaties 2x: 1 Timothy 2:1; 5:5
    • prayers 1x: 2 Timothy 1:3

prayers (proseuchē | Strong's # G4335)

  • Definition: "to speak to or to make requests of God -- ‘to pray, to speak to God, to ask God for, prayer’" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "entreaty"; "supplication" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: prayers 2x: 1Timothy 2:1; 5:5

petitions (enteuxis | Strong's # G1783)

  • Definition: "to speak to someone on behalf of someone else -- ‘to intercede, intercession’" [ref] // "A falling in with, meeting with, coming together, intercession, prayer, address to God for oneself or others" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • petitions 1x: 1 Timothy 2:1
    • prayer 1x: 1 Timothy 4:5

thanksgivings (eucharistia | Strong's # G2169)

  • Definition: "to express gratitude for benefits or blessings -- ‘to thank, thanksgiving, thankfulness’" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "praise"; "the ascription of the blessed state and recognition of it" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "curse" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • thanksgivings 1x: 1 Timothy 2:1
    • gratefully 1x: 1 Timothy 4:3
    • gratitude 1x: 1 Timothy 4:4

kings (basileus | Strong's # G935)

  • Definition: "one who has absolute authority within a particular area and is able to convey this power and authority to a successor (though in NT times, certain kings ruled only with the approval of Roman authorities and had no power to pass on their prerogatives) -- ‘king’" [ref] // "A king, monarch" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "ruler"; "ruler of a city"; "despot, an absolute ruler"; "lord"; "the all-ruling, almighty, omnipotent"; "a leader, ruler, governor"; "Caesar, a title of the Roman emperor"; "mighty potentate" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "private person, also means ignorant, rude, unlearned in the proper context" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • King 2x: 1 Timothy 1:17; 6:15
    • kings 1x: 1 Timothy 2:2

authority (huperochē | Strong's # G5247)

  • Definition: "a state of high rank or position, with the implication in some contexts of being too high or excessive -- ‘high status, high sounding, pompous’" [ref] // "Prominence, eminence" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "excellency, exceeding greatness"; "preeminence in council, highest or uppermost seat"; "a sitting or reclining at preeminence at meals"; "foremost, first" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: authority 1x: 1 Timothy 2:2

tranquil (ēremos | Strong's # G2263)

  • Definition: "pertaining to a quiet, peaceful existence or attitude -- ‘quiet, peaceful’" [ref] // "it indicates tranquillity arising from without" [ref] // "Placid, quiet, composed, tranquil" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "quiet"; "placid mild"; "meek"; "gentle, tolerant"; "composed"; "peaceful" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "wild, raging" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: tranquil 1x: 1 Timothy 2:2

quiet (hēsuchios | Strong's # G2272)

  • Definition: "pertaining to a quiet, peaceful existence or attitude -- ‘quiet, peaceful’" [ref] // "'tranquillity arising from within,' causing no disturbance to others" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "tranquil"; "peaceful"; "mild"; "gentle, tolerant"; "meek" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "fierce"; "violent" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: quiet 1x: 1 Timothy 2:2

godliness (eusebeia | Strong's # G2150)

  • Definition: "behavior reflecting correct religious beliefs and attitudes -- ‘piety, godliness’ ... In a number of languages eusebeia in 1 Tim 2:2 may be appropriately translated as ‘to live as God would have us live’ or ‘to live as God has told us we should live.’" [ref] // "from eu, 'well,' and sebomai, 'to be devout,' denotes that piety which, characterized by a Godward attitude, does that which is well-pleasing to Him" [ref] // "Devotion, piety toward God" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • godliness 6x: 1 Timothy 2:2; 4:8; 6:3, 5, 6, 11; Titus 1:1
    • of godliness 2x: 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:5
    • the purpose of godliness 1x: 1 Timothy 4:7

dignity (semnotēs | Strong's # G4587)

  • Definition: "behavior which is befitting, implying a measure of dignity leading to respect -- ‘propriety, befitting behavior.’" [ref] // "Decency, dignity, seriousness" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "gracefulness"; "modesty, reverence toward God"; "godliness, piety" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • dignified 1x: Titus 2:7
    • dignity 2x: 1 Timothy 2:2; 3:4

mediator (mesitēs | Strong's # G3316)

  • Definition: "a person who acts as a mediator in bringing about reconciliation -- ‘mediator, one who reconciles’ ... A mediator may be spoken of in a number of different ways, often idiomatically, for example, ‘one who stands in the middle,’ ‘one who speaks to both,’ ‘one who cuts palavers,’ or ‘one who causes arguments to cease.’ " [ref] // "lit., 'a go-between' (from mesos, 'middle,' and eimi, 'to go')" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "agent, officer" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: mediator 1x: 1 Timothy 2:5

as a ransom (antilutron | Strong's # G487)

  • Definition: "the means or instrument by which release or deliverance is made possible -- ‘means of release, ransom.’" [ref] // "A ransom, a price of redemption" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "freedom"; "salvation"; "means of salvation" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "ruin, destruction"; "corruption"; "a crushing, complete destruction" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: ransom 1x: 1 Timothy 2:6

holy (hosios | Strong's # G3741)

  • Definition: "pertaining to being holy in the sense of [superior] moral qualities and possessing certain essentially divine qualities in contrast with what is human -- ‘holy, pure, divine.’" [ref] // "signifies 'religiously right, holy,' as opposed to what is unrighteous or polluted. It is commonly associated with righteousness" [ref] // "Holy, righteous, unpolluted with wickedness, right as conformed to God and His laws" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "reverent, as is becoming to sacredness"; "holy with the implication of purity"; "unblemished" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "profane"; "impious, hater of God"; "one who violates the ordinances" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • devout 1x: Titus 1:8
    • holy 1x: 1 Timothy 2:8

wrath (orgē | Strong's # G3709)

  • Definition: "a relative state of anger -- ‘anger, fury.’ ... In a number of languages it is impossible to speak of ‘anger’ without indicating against whom the anger exists. For example, in 1 Tm 2:8 it might be possible to say ‘to pray without anger against anyone’ or ‘to pray without being angry at anyone.’" [ref] // "originally any 'natural impulse, or desire, or disposition,' came to signify 'anger,' as the strongest of all passions" [ref] // "Wrath, anger as a state of mind" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "bitterness"; "gall"; "partisan strife"; "indignation" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "self-control"; "meekness"; "mildness"; "quietness"; "peace"; "calm"; "patience" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: wrath 1x: 1 Timothy 2:8

dissension (dialogismos | Strong's # G1261)

  • Definition: "to argue about differences of opinion -- ‘to argue, to dispute, argument.’" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "a dispute, questioning"; "contradiction, gainsaying"; "a thought suggestive of evil intent, imagination"; "a thought, plot, machination, sentiment." [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: dissension 1x: 1 Timothy 2:8