Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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σπουδή, -ῆς, ἡ
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hurry, haste; earnestness, diligence, zeal, eagerness
haste;, μετὰ σπουδῆς, with haste, hastily, quickly, Mk. 6:25; Lk. 1:39; earnestness, earnest application, diligence, enthusiasm, Rom. 12:8, 11; 2 Cor. 7:11, 12; 8:16; 8:7f.

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Mark 6:25 And immediately, entering with haste (spoudēs | σπουδῆς | gen sg fem) to the king, she asked him, saying, “I want you to give me right now the head of John the baptizer on a platter.”
Luke 1:39 In those days Mary arose and went into the hill country with eagerness (spoudēs | σπουδῆς | gen sg fem), to a town in Judah,
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 (spoudē | σπουδῇ | dat sg fem); if it is showing mercy, then do it with cheerfulness.
Romans 12:11 do not lag in zeal (spoudē | σπουδῇ | dat sg fem); be enthusiastic in spirit; serve the Lord;
2 Corinthians 7:11 For see what eagerness (spoudēn | σπουδήν | acc sg fem) this very thing — this sadness as God intended — has produced in you; what defense of yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what deep concern, what punishment! In everything you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
2 Corinthians 7:12 So then, even though I wrote to you, it was not on account of the offender, nor on account of the one offended, but that your earnestness (spoudēn | σπουδήν | acc sg fem) toward us might be revealed to you in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 8:7 But as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all eagerness (spoudē | σπουδῇ | dat sg fem), and in the love we have aroused in you — make sure that you excel in this act of kindness.
2 Corinthians 8:8 I am not saying this as an order, but as a way of testing the genuineness of your love by comparison with the eagerness (spoudēs | σπουδῆς | gen sg fem) of others.
2 Corinthians 8:16 But thanks be to God who put the same eagerness (spoudēn | σπουδήν | acc sg fem) on your behalf in the heart of Titus,
Hebrews 6:11 But we want each one of you to demonstrate the same earnestness (spoudēn | σπουδήν | acc sg fem) to the very end for the fulfillment of your hope,
2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason, make every effort (spoudēn | σπουδήν | acc sg fem) by your faith to produce virtue, by virtue knowledge,
Jude 1:3 Dear friends, although I was eager to write to you about our common salvation, nevertheless I find it necessary to write and encourage you to carry on the struggle for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.