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Meekness

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Psalm 37:11 KJV 1900
But the meek shall inherit the earth; And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Matthew 5:5 KJV 1900
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Hebrew

6035. עָנָו ʿânâv, aw-nawv´; or [by intermixture with 6041]

עָנָיו ʿânâyv, aw-nawv´; from 6031; depressed (fig.), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, espec. saintly):—humble, lowly, meek, poor°. Comp. 6041.

Translated from 3 Hebrew words and is used 15 times.
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Greek

4239. πραΰς praüs, prah-ooce´; appar. a prim. word; mild, i.e. (by impl.) humble:—meek. See also 4235

This Greek work is used 3 times by Jesus in the book of Matthew and once in 1 Peter
It is used 16 times total in the NT and comes from 3 Greek words
It is strength under control
It does not mean weakness and being a doormat
Having humility, being teachable & patient (even during suffering)
No attitude of being “better-than-thou”
An attitude regarding oneself rather than someone else

The patient and hopeful endurance of undesirable circumstances identifies the person as externally vulnerable and weak but inwardly resilient and strong.

The use of the Greek word when applied to animals makes this clear, for it means “tame” when applied to wild animals. In other words, such animals have not lost their strength but have learned to control the destructive instincts that prevent them from living in harmony with others.

Another word that reflects meekness in a man, is the word, “gentleman.”
The word gentle is closely connected to “meek”
This is not someone who is weak or depressed, but someone, who has strength under control. There is no need to make a display of strength.
We can all probably remember someone who was a “show-off.” That person who talked about them self, describing what they could all do, or maybe showing you how they were stronger, smarter, or richer. This is not the character of the meek.
Two men, who both said they were meek
Numbers 12:3 KJV 1900
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
Originally, Moses was not meek. He was the Pharaoh's son and he knew it. He may even have believed that he was the one who should bring deliverance to the children of Isreal so they would no longer be slaves. He was confident and strong.
He killed an Egyptian who was beating up a Hebrew -when he was 40
After he fled Egypt chased off several shepherds so the daughters of Midian could get water
40 years later (80 years old), he was still strong, but his view of himself changed.
Exodus 3:11 KJV 1900
And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matthew 21:4–5 KJV 1900
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Ancient kings of the middle east would describe themselves as meek
Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
The most common context for where the word “meek” is used in the Bible is where people who are meek are rewarded or vindicated.
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: They shall praise the Lord that seek him: Your heart shall live for ever.
The meek will he guide in judgment: And the meek will he teach his way.
But the meek shall inherit the earth; And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
And in thy majesty ride prosperously Because of truth and meekness and righteousness; And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
When God arose to judgment, To save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
The Lord lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground.
For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: He will beautify the meek with salvation.
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, And reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, And the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; Because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, And turn aside the way of the meek: And a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, To profane my holy name:
Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, Which have wrought his judgment; Seek righteousness, seek meekness: It may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
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.
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
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