Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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σύνεσις, εως, ἡ
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understanding, insight; intelligence, the faculty of comprehension, often referring to wisdom and insight in spiritual matters
pr. a sending together, a junction, as of streams; met. understanding, intelligence, discernment, Lk. 2:47; 1 Cor. 1:19; meton. the understanding, intellect, mind, Mk. 12:33; Eph. 3:4; Col. 1:9; 2:2; 2 Tim. 2:7*

Greek-English Concordance for σύνεσις

Mark 12:33 And ‘to love him with the whole heart, and with the whole understanding (syneseōs | συνέσεως | gen sg fem), and with the whole strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Luke 2:47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding (synesei | συνέσει | dat sg fem) and his answers.
1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the shrewdness (synesin | σύνεσιν | acc sg fem) of the intelligent I will thwart.”
Ephesians 3:4 Accordingly, when you read this you will be able to understand my insight (synesin | σύνεσιν | acc sg fem) into the mystery of Christ,
Colossians 1:9 For this reason, we from the day we heard about you, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will his in all spiritual wisdom and understanding (synesei | συνέσει | dat sg fem), spiritual
Colossians 2:2 My goal is that their hearts may be encouraged and knit together in love, so that they may have all the wealth of full assurance and the knowledge (syneseōs | συνέσεως | gen sg fem) of God’s mystery, God’s which is Christ,
2 Timothy 2:7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight (synesin | σύνεσιν | acc sg fem) in all this.