2 Cor 1:12
...our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity , not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

2 Cor 2:17
...we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity , but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

Phil 1:10-11
...that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Phil 1:15-16
...some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
the one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely...

1 Peter 2:2-3
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

Defining The Word Sincere

Websters 1828

Sincerity (SINCER'ITY) n. [L. sinceritas.]

1. Honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation or hypocrisy.
2. Freedom from hypocrisy, disguise or false pretense.

(SINCE'RE) a. [L. sincerus, which is said to be composed of sine, without, and cera, wax; as if applied originally to pure honey.]

1. Pure; unmixed.
3. Being in reality what it appears to be; not feigned; not simulated; not  assumed or said for the sake of appearance; real; not hypocritical or  pretended.

(SINCE'RELY), adv.

Honestly; with real purity of heart; without simulation or disguise.

Strongs Definitions

Old Testament Usage

We do not look just for the word "sincere" in the Old Testament, but when we find it, we look up the definition and then search for the strongs number and see how many times it is used, and where it is used.

OT:8549 tamiym
(taw-meem'); from OT:8552;

entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth.

KJV Usage - without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright (-ly), whole.

New Testament Usage

NT:97 adolos (ad'-ol-os); from NT:1 (as a negative particle); and NT:1388;

undeceitful, i.e. (figuratively) unadulterated.

KJV Usage - sincere.

NT:505 anupokritos
(an-oo-pok'-ree-tos); from NT:1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of NT:5271;

undissembled, i.e. sincere.

KJV Usage - without dissimulation (hypocrisy), unfeigned.

NT:1505 eilikrineia
(i-lik-ree'-ni-ah); from NT:1506;

clearness, i.e. (by implication) purity (figuratively).

KJV Usage - sincerity.

NT:55 hagnos
(hag-noce'); adverb from NT:53;

purely, i.e. honestly.

KJV Usage - sincerely.

NT:572 haplotes
(hap-lot'-ace); from NT:573;

singleness, i.e. (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self-seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal).

KJV Usage- bountifulness, liberal (-ity), simplicity, singleness.


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