Jan
2018

The Greek word “ἐγκρατεύομαι”

Limited to 1 Cor. 7:9 and 1 Cor. 9:25, the Greek verb “enkrateuomai” meant “abstain from something” or “exercise self-control.”

Paul advised marriage for those who struggle with sexual “self-control.”  In 1 Cor. 9:25, this word is applied to the self-control needed by both athletes and Christians.