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Temperance

TEMPERANCE (Gr. enkrateia, sōphrosynē). The prime meaning is self-control (Acts.24.25; 1Cor.9.25; Gal.5.23; 2Pet.1.6). It is not limited to abstinence from liquor. In Acts.24.25 the reference is to chastity. In 1Tim.3.2, 1Tim.3.11; Titus.2.2 it is the opposite of “drunken.”