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What does meek mean in the phrase the meek shall inherit the earth?
- Those without a lot of personal strength or power.
- Meekness is mentioned as one of the fruits of the Spirit, one of the characteristics of Christ. and the Greek word used in the phrase means 'gentle'. It refers to those with a spirit that is free of vanity, who are willing and obedient to God's leading, and are humble and patient in affliction. It is seen as a strength, not a weakness
- This is than a great paradox. For the expression of the meaning of this word, the person must knowingly appear weak even though this person must have great strength, simply to live a life style that supports the words meaning. A person like this is one of great things, the ignorant people will not affect this persons state of mind. This person will have a view point which allows them to be within confrontation with full control over it, believe it or not, letting the so called leader do what they want, but the meek person knows exactly what this person is thinking and too do they know what this person thinks about the meek person. The meek person will know that the so called 'leader' will think he is the leader, the meek person will know what the aggressor thinks towards himself (meek guy). The meek person may allow you to think that you won the argument, but the meek person is a genius in my opinion who has the ability to concentrate on greater things, because clever people can not understand this person, and often this would bring respect and following.
- Originally the word meek comes from the Greek word Praus which mean gentle strength. Jesus was meek as he was the God of the Universe and was able to do anything, but he was humble about it. He was completely confident in all his power, but he wasn't arrogant about it. The meaning of the word meek has, however, been changed in current English and suggests a person who is "weak" and "indecisive," which is opposite to the meaning of praus. Overall, the general meaning of the phrase is such: Those who have much power and are self-confident with humility, will inherit the earth. My source for the greek word and meaning was www.ntwords.com
A much less Ptolemaic answer would be as follows. Those who are meek shall inherit the earth by being buried in it and/or those who are meek shall inherit the earth by becoming slaves of the Romans who are sent to work on farms.
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The meek are those who are humble and lowly towards God here on this earth. Their attitude is the opposite of PRIDE. In our present day human society with it's prevailing thou…ghts and ideas governed, guided and swayed by Satan, the attitude of pride makes one want to put self above all else, thinking that that is the way to be on top. Not so in God's Kingdom. God hates PRIDE. His system of reward for doing good, the person who is highest in His Eyes is the person of a simple, humble, obedient and teachable heart versus one who stands against God and elevates self above all else. Hence, thos ewho are "meek" will be first and highest in God's Kingdom, like Jesus.
He meant just that. The majority of people who have ever lived will be residing on this earth in the near future. Psalms 37:11 and Psalms 37;29 which says they will be living …forever upon the earth. So contrary to what people are being told by their religious leaders the bible says God's kingdom will rule from heaven over the earth. That kingdom is poised right now to take control of the earth. Daniel 2:44. Jehovah's Witnesses are telling the good news of this kingdom to help people to have this happy hope of the near future. Matthew 24:14.
it could be bold or brave actually the opposite Of Meek is more accurately Proud or assertive, Meek is to be Humble , gental or Mild.
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"Meekness is strength under control." (Source: Bible Doctrines for Today Abeka Book p.112)
This comment is found at Matthew 5:5 where Jesus is quoting from Psalms 37(particularly verses 10,11,29), promising that those who are 'meek' (humble and teachable) will one d…ay 'inherit the earth' originally intended for humanity. God's original purpose for mankind was for them to live in perfect health on a perfect earth, forever(Genesis 2:7,15-17)(Ecclesiastes 3:11). He created the earth to exist and be inhabited forever(Psalm 104:5) (Isaiah 45:18; Acts 17:26). Adam lost that hope for mankind(Romans 5:12), by his disobedience, but Jesus' sacrifice again made God's original purpose for us possible.(2 Corinthians 1:20)(Psalms 115:16)(Ecclesiastes 1:4)(Proverbs 2:20-22) including 'inheriting' an earth filled with peace, health, joy and everlasting life(Revelation 21:4)(John 17:3)(Isaiah 54:13-14)(Isaiah 33:24)(Matthew 6:9-10). So, those who are humble enough to allow themselves to be taught by God, will inherit this earth, which was originally provided as our home, by God(Psalm 115:16/Acts 17:26).
No, they do not. To be "meek" is to be extraordinarily patient. Those who are meek understand that "good things come to those who wait" and that it is in the nature of things …that the good and worthy outcome often takes far longer to come about/happen than less worthy outcomes. To be humble, on the other hand, is to be modest; to not be proud or arrogant, or to think that one is better than, or superior, to others. It is usually only those who are humble who have the strength of character to also be meek -- but they are not the same state of being.
The Meek shall inherit the earth means the humble and forboding shall recieve the earth in the end of days according to bible doctrine
lets just say its simply means humbled
A synonym for the word for meek, especially from a biblical perspective, is coachable. The opposite of meek would then be prideful.
Meek means to be submissive....but also it means to be humble, power under control. You could be angry at someone but being meek you control that anger.
This phrase from Matthew 5:5 is in direct opposition to 'survival of the fittest. Our society works on the assumption that the assertive, the powerful rule the world. The word… 'inherit' suggest that when something else passes away, it is to be given to another. Christ raises up the humble. Paul reflects this theology in 1 Corinthians 1:27. Similar promises in the Bible are at Psalms 37:10,11,and 29.
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