Jan
2013

The Greek word anesis

Found just five times in the New Testament (Acts 24:23; 2 Cor. 2:13; 7:5; 8:13; 2 Thess. 1:7), the Greek noun “anesis” described “ease,” “rest,” or “liberty.”

Paul received some “relaxation” or “indulgence” regarding the circumstances of his imprisonment (Acts 24:23). In 2 Cor. 2:13; 7:5 Paul used this term to describe the lack of rest regarding his mind and body. Rest awaits the righteous (2 Thess. 1:7).