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No. 0     Original Topic: Easy to be intreated   
By:  Resting_In_Christ   Gender: F   Age: 34   on  Dec 22, 2013 at 11:55 PM   Viewed 20286 times     
James 3:17 (KJV) “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

I love the phrase, "Easy to be intreated." It means easily obeying, compliant. To me it says, "Yes! Whatever you ask of me, I will try to do it. I will, at least, give it my best effort."

So often "I don’t want to" is our first response. Are you easily asked? Or do others dread asking you to do something because they are afraid of your answer or how you will respond?

Are you easily entreated?

No. 1     Reply: Re: Easy to be intreated   
By:  hopeful782   Gender: F   Age: 24   on  Mar 27, 2014 at 8:19 PM     
What a challenging statement! Thank you for posting it.
No. 2     Reply: Re: Easy to be intreated   
By:  lisa-dean836   Gender: F   Age: 32   on  Apr 12, 2014 at 8:55 PM     
This is an interesting question, I'm intrigued. As your question is depende of that which is asked of an individual.
Now, I understands that wisdom allows one to see into the mind of God, while knowledge allows one to act like God.
It reminds me that Eve was easily entreated, Genesis 3:6 "And the woman SAW that the tree was good for food..." which tells me that the snake must've eaten and she saw that nothing happened to him but God didn't tell the animals not to eat it.
"...and that it was pleasant to the eyes..." I recall the first time I saw the 'I can't believe it's not butter' advertisement, the expression on the woman's face made me pause when I saw the butter on the supermarket shelf. I had to taste it, I had to know for sure if the woman was faking it or it really taste great "...and a tree to be desired to make one wise..." and not to mention the burger King advertisement that usually comes on before news, the flames under the beef on that grill, I could just smell it and instantly I was hungry, almost forgot that I'd eaten already.
"...and she took of the fruit and did eat AND SHE GAVE ALSO TO HER HUSBAND..."
A public figure gets up and said 'it's getting hot in here so take off all your clothes' and it is ok because this person is an icon. One fool make many.
And David SAW her bathing from the roof and sent his men for her 2 Samuel 11:2-4. So am I easy to be entreated? it depends.
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By:  listenandhear   Gender: F   Age: 57   on  Jun 15, 2014 at 12:02 AM     
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No. 4     Reply: Re: Easy to be intreated   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Jul 11, 2017 at 1:07 PM     
This interlinear translation of the word:

http://biblehub.com/interlinear/james/3-17.htm

We find the word:

eupeithēs
εὐπειθής

with one occurrence in scripture:

εὐπειθής (eupeithēs) — 1 Occurrence

James 3:17 Adj-NMS
GRK: εἰρηνική ἐπιεικής εὐπειθής μεστὴ ἐλέους
NAS: gentle, reasonable, full
KJV: gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full
INT: peaceful gentle yielding full of mercy

A great verse to meditate upon:

(extending the verse out in the KJV and ESV):

James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Again, a wonderful verse for certain to take deeply into one's heart in understanding.

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