Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of the Emotions of the Soul, Part 4. The many different references to the emotions of the soul .
Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Point 2. New Testament Greek Words for Emotion.
Koilia identified with the solar plexus, a part of the central nervous system, often translated stomach, belly, womb.
JOH 7:38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, From his innermost being [koilia] shall flow rivers of living water.”
ACT 2:13 “they thought that the early Church were full of sweet wine?”
ROM 16:18 “For such believers are slaves, not of our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own [koilia] emotions,”
Splagchnon the parasympathetic and sympathetic effects of emotion – intestines, guts, entrails, bowels, tender mercies = feelings and affections.
PHI 1:8 “For God is my witness, how I deeply desire all of you with the affections [splagchnon] of Christ Jesus.”
PHI 2:1 “Since therefore there is encouragement in Christ, since there is comfort from virtue-love, since there is fellowship of the Spirit, since there is tendernesses and compassions,”
COL 3:12 “And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion [splagchnon], kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;”
hoti ta splagchnon inward parts, intestines and here it means tender and deep affections.
Turn to 1JO 3:17
Nephros “reins” in the King James version and minds in the NAS.
1. Emotion does not contain thought.
Point 3. Old Testament Words for Emotions.
GEN 43:30 “And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother:”
me`ah intestines, abdomen, stomach, belly, bowels, the place of emotions.
JOB 30:27 “My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.” KJV
SOS 5:4 “My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.” KJV
JER 4:19 “My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.”
JER 4:19 “My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Because you have heard, O my soul,”
LAM 1:20 “Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me;”
Beten something that is hollow; the belly, the abdomen.
PRO 13:25 “The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.” KJV
PRO 18:8 “The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.”
PRO 26:22 “The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” KJV