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Forms of the word
ἄνεσις, εως, ἡ
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rest, relaxation, relief
pr. the relaxing of a state of constraint; relaxation of rigor of confinement, Acts 24:23; met. ease, rest, peace, tranquility, 2 Cor. 2:13; 7:5; 8:13; 2 Thess. 1:7*

Greek-English Concordance for ἄνεσις

Acts 24:23 Then he commanded the centurion to keep him in custody, but to let him have some freedom (anesin | ἄνεσιν | acc sg fem) and not to prevent any of his friends from taking care of his needs.
2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no relief (anesin | ἄνεσιν | acc sg fem) for my spirit, because I could not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-bye to them and went on to Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 7:5 For even when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest (anesin | ἄνεσιν | acc sg fem), but on all sides we were distressed — from the outside came conflicts, from within there were fears.
2 Corinthians 8:13 For this is not for the ease (anesis | ἄνεσις | nom sg fem) of others and a burden for you, but a matter of equality;
2 Thessalonians 1:7 and to give relief (anesin | ἄνεσιν | acc sg fem) to you who are afflicted, and to us as well, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels