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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 2:13they thought that the early Church were full of sweet wine?”

ROM 16:18For 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 1:8For God is my witness, how I deeply desire all of you with the affections [splagchnon] of Christ Jesus.”

PHI 2:1Since 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 3:12And 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.

Racham/bowels used to designate the emotions and point to having mercy in such passages as GEN 43:30; 1KI 3:26.

GEN 43:30And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother:”

me`ah intestines, abdomen, stomach, belly, bowels, the place of emotions.

JOB 30:27My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.” KJV

SOS 5:4My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.” KJV

JER 4:19My 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 4:19My 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 1:20Behold, 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 13:25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.” KJV

PRO 18:8The 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

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