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Path/direction to NOT sober, NOT vigilant, NOT self-controlled, Intoxicated
Eph5:18 -mhmequskete(maymethusketay) – translated as “be not drunk, not intoxicated” [present tenseimper. = remain/stay not drunk]I Tim 3:3-Mhpάροινον(lit. not by/near wine; not one found near/alongside wine (elder)]ITim 3:2,11; Titus 2:2 –νηφαλέος[nephaleos] = sober, vigilant, un-intoxicated.Strong's Exhaustive Concordance: to be (continuously) sober, to abstain from wine, tokeepsober (imperative).Mid-70s semantic shift of temperate = moderate. Temperate meant ‘abstain’ prior to the 1970s; “temperance movement” of the 1920s = prohibition.
Path/direction to keep (be) sober, vigilant, self-controlled, un-intoxicated
mhmequskete-be not intoxicated
Condition of being drunk;drunkeness
Inceptive verb: is a grammatical aspect (meaning) which refers tothe becomingof a state or condition; itdurativelydenotesa gradual becoming, such asγηράσκω- ‘growing older’.It refers to a subject that has begun and continues in the indicated process regardless of how deeply involved they are in the process.Formetheusko(to be drunk), if one is in the process of becoming intoxicated regardless of what level of consumption he has reached thus far, he might rightly be described with this verb.
One may not be in a condition ofdrunkeness, but neither is one un-intoxicated, sober, vigilant, self-controlled...
Condition ofbecomingdrunk
Path/direction to NOT sober, NOT vigilant, NOT self-controlled, Intoxicated
I Tim 3:2,11; Titus 2:2–νηφαλέος[nephaleos] = sober, vigilant, self-controlled as in un-intoxicated, not influenced by.IThess5:6,8 – “Let us be sober…since we are of the day therefore let us be sober.”II Tim 4:5 – …be sober in all things.I Pet 1:13; 4:7; 5:8 – “…keep sober…be sober and watchful (alertly)…be of sober spirit…be sober-minded”nḗphō– to be sober (not drunk), not intoxicated, proper/properly; (figuratively) free from illusion, i.e.from the intoxicating influencesof sin (like the impact of selfish passion, greed, etc.); clear presence of mind to have sound judgment, uninfluenced by intoxicants.Strong's Exhaustive Concordance:to be sober, to abstain from wine, to remain, be and keep sober
Path/direction to be sober, vigilant, self-controlled, un-intoxicated
νηφαλέος[nephaleos=nepha-LAY-ohs] = be/stay sober, vigilant…
Condition ofbeingdrunk
Inception - an "inceptive" verb, showsa process of becoming.
Condition ofbecomingdrunk
At what point does one become not vigilant, or uninfluenced by that which intoxicates?what kind of influence?The kind that moves one away from self-control, being and remaining sober and vigilant!
Condition / state of vigilance, soberness
Inceptive verb:is a grammatical aspect which refers to the becoming of a state or condition; itdurativelydenotesa gradual becoming, such asγηράσκω- ‘growing older’.It refers to a subject that has begun and continues in the indicated process regardless of how deeply involved they are in the process. Formetheusko(to be drunk), if one is in the process of becoming intoxicated regardless of what level of intoxication he has reached thus far, his behavior and condition may rightly be described with this verb.
Path/direction to NOT sober, NOT vigilant, NOT self-controlled,intoxicated
I Tim 3:2,11; Titus 2:2–νηφαλέος[nephaleos] = sober, vigilant, un-intoxicated.Strong's Exhaustive Concordance: to be (continuously) sober, to abstain from wine, tokeepsober(imperative).I Tim 3:3-Mhpάροινον(lit. not by/near wine; not one found near/alongside wine or those who are]Eph5:18 -mhmequskete(maymethusketay) – translated as “be not drunk/intoxicated”
Path/direction to keep (be) sober, vigilant, self-controlled, un-intoxicated(state/behavior of continuous being)
mhmequskete-be not intoxicated
Condition of being drunk;drunkeness
Ultimately, this is a matter ofDECISION&DIRECTION. What direction has one stepped by drinking?
Condition ofbecomingdrunk

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