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Victor M. Eskew


But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.  For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.


1.    Ask

A.   Strong (154):  to ask, translated as ask, beg, call for, crave, desire

B.    Thayer:  to ask, beg, call for, crave, desire, require

C.   Vine:  to ask…more frequently suggests the attitude of a suppliant, the petition of one who is lesser in position than he to whom the petition is made


2.    Faith

A.   Strong (4102):  persuasion, that is, credence, moral conviction, reliance upon Christ, constancy in such profession

B.    Thayer:  conviction of the truth of anything, belief…belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence)

C.   Vine:  firm persuasion, a conviction based upon hearing…used in the N.T. always of faith in God or Christ, or things spiritual


3.    Nothing

A.   Strong (3367):  not even one, none, not at all, nothing

B.    Thayer:  nobody, no one, nothing

C.   Vine:  no one


4.    Wavering

A.   Strong (1252):  to separate thoroughly, to withdraw, discriminate, hesitate

B.    Thayer:  to be at variance with one’s self, hesitate, doubt

C.   Vine:  to waver, to doubt


5.    Driven with the wind

A.   Strong (416):  to toss with the wind

B.    Thayer:  to agitate or drive by the wind

C.   Vine:  to drive by the wind


6.    Tossed

A.   Strong (4494):  to breeze up, to agitate into waves

B.    Thayer;  to raise a breeze…to toss to and fro, to agitate, of persons whose mind wavers in uncertainty between hope and fear, between doing and not doing a thing

C.   Vine:  to make a breeze, of raising of waves by the wind