Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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θέλημα, -ματος, τό
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will, decision, desire
will, bent, inclination, 1 Cor. 16:12; Eph. 2:3; 1 Pet. 4:3; resolve, 1 Cor. 7:37; will, purpose, design, 2 Tim. 2:26; 2 Pet. 1:21; will, sovereign pleasure, behest, Mt. 18:14; Lk. 12:47; Acts 13:22, et al. freq.; ἐν τῶ θελήματι θεοῦ, Deo permittente, if God please or permit, Rom. 1:10

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1 Peter 2:15 For this is the will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut) of God: by doing good to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
1 Peter 3:17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if it is God’s will (thelēma | θέλημα | nom sg neut), than for doing evil.
1 Peter 4:2 so that you no longer live your remaining days in the flesh concerned about human desires but about the will (thelēmati | θελήματι | dat sg neut) of God.
1 Peter 4:19 So then, let those who are suffering according to the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of God by doing good entrust their souls to a faithful Creator.
2 Peter 1:21 for prophecy never had its origin in the will (thelēmati | θελήματι | dat sg neut) of man, but men borne along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
1 John 2:17 The world is passing away with all its desires, but the one who does the will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) of God remains forever.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence we have as we approach him: that if we ask anything according to his will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut), he hears us.
Revelation 4:11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and because of your will (thelēma | θέλημα | acc sg neut) they existed and were created.”