Nov
2012

The Greek word anapauo

Similar to the noun “anapausis,” the Greek verb “anapauo” described rest, taking rest, or giving rest.

Jesus said He gives rest to people (Mt. 11:28).  Sleepy disciples were told to rest (Mt. 26:45).  Jesus believed there are times when one should take a rest from his work (Mk. 6:31).  Luke used this word in Lk. 12:19 to describe the “ease” desired by a wealthy man.  Christians “refreshed” the spirits of fellow saints (1 Cor. 16:18; 2 Cor. 7:13).

This Greek verb is used more than a dozen times in the New Testament.