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Ask the Pastor

† Theological musings and answers to selected questions by a confessional Lutheran pastor.






18 August 2005

Meekness


Q: What does the word meek mean in the Bible?

A: “Meek” has the same general meaning as in regular English usage. In the context of “Blessed are the meek, (Matt 5:5)” it means gentle or patient, describing the kind of people who are even-tempered, in control, and don’t try to impose their wills upon others.

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version™, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles.

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Walter Snyder is the pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, Missouri and coauthor of the book What Do Lutherans Believe.

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