wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Proxy
proxy fight
proxy marriage
proxy war
Proxyship
Prozac
PrP
PRS
Pruce
Prud'hon
Prude
PRUDENCE; PRUDENT
Prudency
Prudent
Prudential
Prudentialist
Prudentiality
Prudentially
Prudentials
Prudently
Pruderies
Prudery
Prudhoe Bay
Prudhomme

PRUDENCE; PRUDENT definitions

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

proo'-dens, proo'-dent: In the Old Testament "prudence" is the translation of `ormah (Pr 8:12); also in the King James Version of sekhel (2Ch 2:12, the Revised Version (British and American) "discretion"); and "prudent" is the translation of `arum, "subtle" (Pr 12:16,23; 13:16, etc.; compare Ge 3:1; Job 5:12), and of bin (1Sa 16:18, the Revised Version margin "skillful"; Pr 16:21; 18:15; Isa 5:21; 10:13, the American Standard Revised Version "understanding," etc.), with other words. In the New Testament "prudence" occurs once as the translation of phronesis (Eph 1:8); "prudent" is in the King James Version the translation of sunetos, changed in the Revised Version (British and American) to "understanding" (Mt 11:25; Ac 13:7); in 1Co 1:19, the American Standard Revised Version has "the discerning," the English Revised Version retains "prudent." In its etymological sense of seeing beforehand (contraction of "providence"), "prudence" does not occur in the New Testament. As forethought, foresight, prudence was reckoned one of the cardinal virtues by the ancient ethical writers. See the remarks of Coleridge on its lower and higher character in his Aids to Reflection, Aphor. 29.

W. L. Walker



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup