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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register; a counter register.

2. (n.) That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder; restraint.

3. (n.) Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or regulating influence; superintendence; government; as, children should be under parental control.

4. (v. t.) To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute.

5. (v. t.) To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower.

1466. egkrateia -- mastery, self-control
... mastery, self-control. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: egkrateia
Phonetic Spelling: (eng-krat'-i-ah) Short Definition: self-mastery, self ...
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1467. egkrateuomai -- to exercise self-control
... to exercise self-control. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: egkrateuomai Phonetic
Spelling: (eng-krat-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I exercise self ...
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4995. sophronismos -- self-control
... self-control. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: sophronismos Phonetic
Spelling: (so-fron-is-mos') Short Definition: self-control, self-discipline ...
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4997. sophrosune -- soundness of mind, self-control
... soundness of mind, self-control. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
sophrosune Phonetic Spelling: (so-fros-oo'-nay) Short Definition: sanity ...
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193. akrates -- powerless, impotent
... powerless, impotent. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: akrates Phonetic
Spelling: (ak-rat'-ace) Short Definition: lacking self-control, inclined to ...
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192. akrasia -- want of power
... 192 (from 1 "not" and 2904 , "prevail") -- properly, without prevailing (taking
dominion), ie the inability to maintain control; (figuratively) without self ...
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4031. perikrates -- having full command of
... Phonetic Spelling: (per-ee-krat-ace') Short Definition: having full power over,
mastering Definition: having full power over, mastering, gaining control over. ...
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4993. sophroneo -- to be of sound mind, ie to be temperate
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sophroneo Phonetic Spelling: (so-fron-eh'-
o) Short Definition: I am sober-minded, exercise self-control Definition: I am ...
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2634. katakurieuo -- to bend down
... 2634 (from 2596 , ", according to," intensifying 2691 , "exercise lordship") --
properly, exercise control (ward) as an with full jurisdiction; (passive) to be ...
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1849. exousia -- power to act, authority
... Word Origin from exesti Definition power to act, authority NASB Word Usage authorities
(7), authority (65), charge (1), control (1), domain (2), dominion (1 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4623. matsar -- restraint, control
... 4622, 4623. matsar. 4624 . restraint, control. Transliteration: matsar
Phonetic Spelling: (mah-tsawr') Short Definition: control. ...
/hebrew/4623.htm - 6k

2477. Chalach -- an area under Assyr. control
... an area under Assyr. control. Transliteration: Chalach Phonetic Spelling:
(khal-akh') Short Definition: Halah. ... control NASB Word Usage Halah (3). Halah. ...
/hebrew/2477.htm - 6k

6544a. para -- let go, let alone
... root Definition let go, let alone NASB Word Usage avoid (1), brought about a lack
(1), control (1), draw the away (1), get out of control (1), go loose (1 ...
/hebrew/6544a.htm - 5k

662. aphaq -- to hold, be strong
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to hold, be strong NASB Word Usage control
(1), controlled (2), forced (1), restrain (1), restrained (2). ...
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3027. yad -- hand
... 1), borders (1), bounty (3), care (7), charge (7), close* (1), coast (1), command
(3), compulsion* (3), consecrate* (3), consecrated* (4), control (1), courage ...
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7980. shalat -- to domineer, be master of
... root Definition to domineer, be master of NASB Word Usage control over (1), domineered
(1), empowered (2), exercised authority (1), gain the mastery over (1 ...
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4910. mashal -- to rule, have dominion, reign
... root Definition to rule, have dominion, reign NASB Word Usage dominion (1), gain
control (1), govern (1), had charge (1), have authority (1), master (1 ...
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4964. metheg -- a bridle
... bridle. Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition a bridle NASB Word
Usage bit (1), bridle (3), control (1). bit, bridle. From ...
/hebrew/4964.htm - 5k


... THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHER CHAPTER IX. SELF-CONTROL. ... She felt that the time was
opportune to plant the seed of self-control within the young heart. ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter ix self-control.htm

Parental Control.
to control his mind and to instil within his mind pure and upright desires. ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter x parental control.htm

Self-Control. October 28.
... Self-Control. October 28. Settle it in your minds, young people, that the
first and the last of all virtues and graces which God ...
// thoughts /self-control october 28.htm

Self-Control. April 13.
... Self-control. April 13. A well-educated moral sense, a well-educated
character, saves from idleness and ennui, alternating with ...
// thoughts /self-control april 13.htm

Ambrose on God's Control Over Men's Thoughts.
... A Treatise on the gift of perseverance, Chapter 20."Ambrose on God's Control
Over Men's Thoughts. And when Ambrose said this, he ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 20 ambrose on gods control.htm

The Control of the Temper
... THE SAYINGS OF THE WISE THE CONTROL OF THE TEMPER. A mild ... anger. A man without
self-control Is a ruined city whose wall is broken. A ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/the control of the temper.htm

Letter ii. Self-Control and Self-Culture.
... LETTER II. SELF-CONTROL AND SELF-CULTURE. My Dear Daughter:"One great ... or
useful lives. It is the lesson of self-control. Parents and ...
/.../letter ii self-control and self-culture.htm

That the Peace of Our Heart Does not Depend on Another's Will, but ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter XVII. That the peace of our heart does not depend
on another's will, but lies in our own control. The chief ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xvii that the peace.htm

The Answer on the Way to Keep Control Over Abstinence.
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter XXII. The answer on the way to keep
control over abstinence. Theonas: If we weigh everything ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xxii the answer on.htm

Of the Fact that Opposite Powers are not of the Same Boldness, and ...
... Chapter XX. Of the fact that opposite powers are not of the same boldness, and
that the occasions of temptation are not under their control. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xx of the fact.htm

Control (88 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or regulating influence;
superintendence; government; as, children should be under parental control...
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Self-control (14 Occurrences)
Self-control. Selfcontrol, Self-control. Self-controlled . ... (n.) Control of one's
self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command. Int. ...
/s/self-control.htm - 11k

Command (442 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at
one's disposal; to lead. 3. (vt) To have within a sphere ...
/c/command.htm - 36k

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SELF-CONTROL. self-kon-trol' (egkrateia):
Rendered in the King James Version "temperance" (compare ...
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Arts (48 Occurrences)
... his town. And Saul had put away from the land all those who had control
of spirits and who made use of secret arts. (BBE). 1 Samuel ...
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Frequently (28 Occurrences)
... For frequently it would take a grip of him: and he was kept under control, and prisoned
with chains; but parting the chains in two, he would be sent by the ...
/f/frequently.htm - 14k

Miracle (15 Occurrences)
... One force counteracts another: vital force keeps the chemical laws of matter in
abeyance; and muscular force can control the action of physical force. ...
/m/miracle.htm - 44k

Devils (48 Occurrences)
... of treating these eases adopted by our Lord and His apostles (see EXORCISM) indicates
the belief of the New Testament writers that the control of demons over ...
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Demons (54 Occurrences)
... of treating these eases adopted by our Lord and His apostles (see EXORCISM) indicates
the belief of the New Testament writers that the control of demons over ...
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Communion (8 Occurrences)
... of treating these eases adopted by our Lord and His apostles (see EXORCISM) indicates
the belief of the New Testament writers that the control of demons over ...
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Control (88 Occurrences)

Matthew 24:29
"But immediately after those times of distress the sun will be darkened, the moon will not shed her light, the stars will fall from the firmament, and the forces which control the heavens will be disordered and disturbed.

Matthew 24:45
"Who therefore is the loyal and intelligent servant to whom his master has entrusted the control of his household to give them their rations at the appointed time?

Matthew 25:21
His lord said to him, Well done, good and true servant: you have been true in a small thing, I will give you control over great things: take your part in the joy of your lord.

Matthew 25:23
His lord said to him, Well done, good and true servant: you have been true in a small thing, I will give you control over great things: take your part in the joy of your lord.

Luke 8:29
For he gave an order to the evil spirit to come out of the man. For frequently it would take a grip of him: and he was kept under control, and prisoned with chains; but parting the chains in two, he would be sent by the driving of the evil spirit into waste places.

Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, Who then is the wise and responsible servant whom his lord will put in control of his family, to give them their food at the right time?

Luke 12:44
Truly I say to you, he will put him in control of all his goods.

Luke 21:26
while men's hearts are fainting for fear, and for anxious expectation of what is coming on the world. For the forces which control the heavens will be disordered and disturbed.

Acts 1:7
And he said to them, It is not for you to have knowledge of the time and the order of events which the Father has kept in his control.

Acts 5:4
While you kept it, didn't it remain your own? After it was sold, wasn't it in your power? How is it that you have conceived this thing in your heart? You haven't lied to men, but to God."
(See NAS)

Acts 6:3
Take then from among you seven men of good name, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, to whom we may give control of this business.

Acts 8:11
And they gave attention to him, because for a long time his wonder-working powers had kept them under his control.

Acts 14:19
But some Jews came to that place from Antioch and Iconium, and got control over the people; and after stoning Paul, they had him pulled out of the town, taking him for dead.

Acts 21:31
And while they were attempting to put him to death, news came to the chief captain of the band that all Jerusalem was out of control.

Acts 24:23
And he gave orders to the captain to keep Paul under his control, and to let him have everything he had need of; and not to keep his friends from coming to see him.

Acts 27:16
Running under the lee of a small island called Clauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat.
(See NAS)

Romans 6:20
For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they don't have self-control, let them marry. For it's better to marry than to burn.

1 Corinthians 7:37
But the man who is strong in mind and purpose, who is not forced but has control over his desires, does well if he comes to the decision to keep her a virgin.

1 Corinthians 9:19
Though free from all human control, I have made myself the slave of all in the hope of winning as many converts as possible.

1 Corinthians 9:27
But I give blows to my body, and keep it under control, for fear that, after having given the good news to others, I myself might not have God's approval.

1 Corinthians 14:32
And the spirits of the prophets are controlled by the prophets;
(Root in BBE NIV)

1 Corinthians 14:34
Let women keep quiet in the churches: for it is not right for them to be talking; but let them be under control, as it says in the law.

2 Corinthians 10:6
Being ready to give punishment to whatever is against his authority, after you have made it clear that you are completely under his control.

Galatians 4:2
but he is under the control of guardians and trustees until the time his father has appointed.

Galatians 5:23
gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Philippians 3:21
who shall transform the body of our humiliation to its becoming conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working of his power, even to subject to himself the all things.
(See NIV)

1 Thessalonians 4:4
that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
(See NIV)

1 Thessalonians 5:14
And our desire is that you will keep control over those whose lives are not well ordered, giving comfort to the feeble-hearted, supporting those with little strength, and putting up with much from all.

1 Timothy 1:9
and remembers that a law is not enacted to control a righteous man, but for the lawless and rebellious, the irreligious and sinful, the godless and profane--for those who strike their fathers or their mothers, for murderers,

1 Timothy 3:4
but ruling his own household wisely and well, with children kept under control with true dignity.

2 Timothy 3:6
For of these are those who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
(See NIV)

Titus 2:6
Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober minded;

Hebrews 2:8
You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that he subjected all things to him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we don't see all things subjected to him, yet.
(See RSV)

James 1:26
If a man seems to have religion and has no control over his tongue but lets himself be tricked by what is false, this man's religion is of no value.

James 3:2
For we all go wrong in a number of things. If a man never makes a slip in his talk, then he is a complete man and able to keep all his body in control.

James 3:3
Now if we put bits of iron into horses' mouths so that they may be guided by us, we have complete control of their bodies.

2 Peter 2:10
and especially those who are abandoned to sensuality--craving, as they do, for polluted things, and scorning control. Fool-hardy and self-willed, they do not tremble when speaking evil of glorious beings;

Revelation 16:9
People were scorched with great heat, and people blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues. They didn't repent and give him glory.
(See NIV)

Revelation 16:14
For they are the spirits of demons working marvels--spirits that go out to control the kings of the whole earth, to assemble them for the battle which is to take place on the great day of God, the Ruler of all.

Genesis 14:4
For twelve years they were under the rule of Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they put off his control.

Genesis 39:4
And having a high opinion of Joseph as his servant, he made him the overseer of his house and gave him control over all he had.

Genesis 39:5
And from the time when he made him overseer and gave him control of all his property, the blessing of the Lord was with the Egyptian, because of Joseph; the blessing of the Lord was on all he had, in the house and in the field.

Genesis 39:6
And he gave Joseph control of all his property, keeping no account of anything, but only the food which was put before him. Now Joseph was very beautiful in form and face.

Genesis 39:8
But he would not, and said to her, You see that my master keeps no account of what I do in his house, and has put all his property in my control;

Genesis 39:22
And the keeper of the prison put all the prisoners under Joseph's control, and he was responsible for whatever was done there.

Genesis 41:35
And let them get together all the food in those good years and make a store of grain under Pharaoh's control for the use of the towns, and let them keep it.

Genesis 45:1
Then Joseph couldn't control himself before all those who stood before him, and he cried, "Cause every man to go out from me!" No one else stood with him, while Joseph made himself known to his brothers.

Exodus 21:29
But if the ox has frequently done such damage in the past, and the owner has had word of it and has not kept it under control, so that it has been the cause of the death of a man or woman, not only is the ox to be stoned, but its owner is to be put to death.

Exodus 21:36
But if it is common knowledge that the ox has frequently done such damage in the past, and its owner has not kept it under control, he will have to give ox for ox; and the dead beast will be his.

Exodus 32:25
And Moses saw that the people were out of control, for Aaron had let them loose to their shame before their haters:

Joshua 18:1
And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled themselves together at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there; and the land was subdued before them.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 3:13
And you are to say to him that I will send punishment on his family for ever, for the sin which he had knowledge of; because his sons have been cursing God and he had no control over them.

1 Samuel 28:3
Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel, after weeping for him, had put his body in its last resting-place in Ramah, his town. And Saul had put away from the land all those who had control of spirits and who made use of secret arts.

1 Samuel 28:7
Then Saul said to his servants, Get me a woman who has control of a spirit so that I may go to her and get directions. And his servants said to him, There is such a woman at En-dor.

1 Samuel 28:9
And the woman said to him, But you have knowledge of what Saul has done, how he has put away out of the land those who have control of spirits and the users of secret arts: why would you, by a trick, put me in danger of death?

2 Samuel 3:39
While I, though I am crowned king, have little strength, and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are out of my control: may the Lord give to the evil-doer the reward of his evil-doing!

2 Samuel 6:6
And when they came to Nacon's grain-floor, Uzzah put his hand on the ark of God to keep it safe in its place, for the oxen were out of control.

2 Samuel 8:1
After this it happened that David struck the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took the bridle of the mother city out of the hand of the Philistines.

2 Samuel 8:3
David struck also Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion at the River.
(See NIV)

1 Kings 4:10
... the son of Hesed in Arubboth; Socoh and all the land of Hepher were under his control;

1 Kings 5:14
And sent them to Lebanon in bands of ten thousand every month: for a month they were working in Lebanon and for two months in their country, and Adoniram was in control of them.

1 Kings 11:24
He gathered men to him, and became captain over a troop, when David killed them of Zobah : and they went to Damascus, and lived therein, and reigned in Damascus.
(See NIV)

2 Kings 7:17
And the king gave authority to that captain, on whose arm he was supported, to have control over the doorway into the town; but he was crushed to death there under the feet of the people, as the man of God had said when the king went down to him.

2 Kings 21:6
And he made his son go through the fire, and made use of secret arts and signs for reading the future; he gave positions to those who had control of spirits and to wonder-workers; he did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, moving him to wrath.

2 Kings 23:24
And all those who had control of spirits, and the wonder-workers, and the images, and the false gods, and all the disgusting things which were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, Josiah put away, so that he might give effect to the words of the agreement recorded in the book which Hilkiah the priest made discovery of in the house of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 18:1
After this it happened, that David struck the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 18:3
David struck Hadadezer king of Zobah to Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 23:29
The holy bread was in their care, and the crushed grain for the meal offering, of unleavened cakes or meal cooked over the fire or in water; they had control of all sorts of weights and measures;

1 Chronicles 27:25
And Azmaveth, the son of Adiel, was controller of the king's property; Jonathan, the son of Uzziah, had control of all store-houses in country places and in the towns and little towns and strong places;
(Root in BBE)

1 Chronicles 27:30
Obil the Ishmaelite had control of the camels and Jehdeiah the Meronothite of the she-asses;

2 Chronicles 17:5
Therefore Yahweh established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat tribute; and he had riches and honor in abundance.

2 Chronicles 24:11
And it came to pass at the time the chest was brought for the king's control by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scribe and high priest's officer came, and they emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to its place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.

2 Chronicles 25:3
Now it happened, when the kingdom was established to him, that he killed his servants who had killed the king his father.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 31:14
And Kore, the son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the east door, had control of the offerings freely given to God, and the distribution of the offerings of the Lord and the most holy things.

2 Chronicles 33:6
More than this, he made his children go through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; and he made use of secret arts, and signs for reading the future, and unnatural powers, and gave positions to those who had control of spirits and to wonder-workers: he did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, moving him to wrath.

Job 9:33
There is no one to give a decision between us, who might have control over us.

Psalms 39:1
<To the chief music-maker. Of Jeduthun. A Psalm. Of David.> I said, I will give attention to my ways, so that my tongue may do no wrong; I will keep my mouth under control, while the sinner is before me.

Psalms 83:2
For see! those who make war on you are out of control; your haters are lifting up their heads.

Psalms 119:133
Let my steps be guided by your word; and let not sin have control over me.

Proverbs 16:32
He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.

Proverbs 25:28
He whose spirit is uncontrolled is like an unwalled town which has been broken into.

Proverbs 29:11
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.

Ecclesiastes 2:19
And who is to say if that man will be wise or foolish? But he will have power over all my work which I have done and in which I have been wise under the sun. This again is to no purpose.

Ecclesiastes 8:8
There is no man who hath control over the spirit to retain the spirit; and no one hath control over the day of death; and there is no discharge in that war, neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

Isaiah 8:19
And when they say to you, Make request for us to those who have control of spirits, and to those wise in secret arts, who make hollow bird-like sounds; is it not right for a people to make request to their gods, to make request for the living to the dead?

Jeremiah 28:14
For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: I have put a yoke of iron on the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the animals of the field also.
(See NIV)

Daniel 11:43
But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.



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