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The Definition of the word Agony


Contest; wrestling; severe struggling with pain and suffering. "Anguish is the reflection on evil that is already past, while" agony is a struggle with evil at the time present. It is only used in the New Testament by Luke (22:44) to describe our Lord's fearful struggle in Gethsemane. "The verb from which the noun "agony" is derived is used to "denote an earnest endeavour or striving, as "Strive [agonize] to" "enter" (Luke 13:24); "Then would my servants fight" [agonize]" (John 18:36). Comp. 1 Cor. 9:25; Col. 1:29; 4:12; 1 Tim. 6:12; 2 "Tim. 4:7, where the words "striveth," "labour," "conflict," "fight, are the renderings of the same Greek verb."

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