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ἁπλότης, τητος, ἡ
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Formally the quality of singleness, translated generosity, the state of giving things in a manner that shows liberality; sincerity, the moral quality of honesty expressing singleness of purpose or motivation
simplicity, sincerity, purity, of mind, Rom. 12:8; 11:3; Eph. 6:5; Col. 3:22; liberality, as arising from simplicity and frankness of character, 2 Cor. 8:2; 9:11, 13; 11:3*

Greek-English Concordance for ἁπλότης

Romans 12:8 if you have the gift of encouragement, then use it to encourage; if you are able to give, give generously; if your gift is leadership, lead with zeal; if it is showing mercy, then do it with cheerfulness.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our confidence is this, the testimony of our conscience, that with simplicity (haplotēti | ἁπλότητι | dat sg fem) and sincerity like that of God, and not with earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, we conducted ourselves in the world, and all the more toward you.
2 Corinthians 8:2 how that in a severe test of affliction, the fullness of their joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in the richness of their generosity (haplotētos | ἁπλότητος | gen sg fem).
2 Corinthians 9:11 In every way you will be made rich for all your generosity (haplotēta | ἁπλότητα | acc sg fem), which is producing through us thanksgiving to God,
2 Corinthians 9:13 By their approval of this service, they glorify God for your obedience stemming from your confession in the gospel of Christ, and for the generosity (haplotēti | ἁπλότητι | dat sg fem) of your partnership with them and with everyone.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid, however, that just as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be led astray from the simplicity (haplotētos | ἁπλότητος | gen sg fem) and purity that is in Christ.
Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with sincerity (haplotēti | ἁπλότητι | dat sg fem) of heart, as though obeying Christ,
Colossians 3:22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in every regard, not with a view to impressing others, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity (haplotēti | ἁπλότητι | dat sg fem) of heart, fearing the Lord.