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Victor M. Eskew


My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.


1.    My brethren

A.   Strong (80):  a brother

B.    Thayer:  a brother, a fellow believer, united to another by the bond of affection

C.   Vine:  male children of the same parents…all believers


2.    Count

A.   Strong (2233):  to deem, that is, consider

B.    Thayer:  to consider, deem, account, think

C.   Vine:  literally, to lead before the mind, account


3.    Joy

A.   Strong (5479):  cheerfulness, that is calm delight

B.    Thayer:  joy, gladness

C.   Vine:  joy, delight


4.    Fall into

A.   Strong (4045):  to fall into something that is all around…be surrounded with

B.    Thayer:  so to fall into as to be encompassed

C.   Vine:  literally, to fall around, hence signifies to fall in with


5.    Divers

A.   Strong (4164):  motley, that is, various in character

B.    Thayer:  various colours, variegated, of various sorts

C.   Vines:  denotes parti-coloured, variegated…manifold


6.    Temptations

A.   Strong (3986):  a putting to the proof…by experience of evil

B.    Thayer:  an experiment, attempt, trial, proving…the trial of man’s fidelity, integrity, virtue, constancy…adversity, affliction, trouble:  sent by God and serving to test or prove one’s character, faith, holiness

C.   Vines:  of trials of temptations, Divinely permitted or sent