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The Exegetical Anatomy of the Mind

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Introduction

The New Testament writers used various words to describe the different spiritual parts of a person. In this article, we will explore the term “νοός,” which I will translate as mind. At times, I will translate the verbs and participle related to “νοός” as mind or minding, giving them new meaning for the purposes of Exegetical Psychology. Because the words of the Bible were chosen by God, I prefer to translate words using similar English words. I have chosen a few examples from the New Testament to show how the mind fits into Exegetical Psychology.

  1. Mind and the Stomach. Jesus asked His disciples: “Do you not mind (“οὐ νοεῖτε”) that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?” (Mathew 15:17). taught His disciples that they must mind that what goes into the mouth and then into the stomach does not defile a man (Matthew 15:7). Jesus trained the disciples to use their mind to perceive spiritual truth by observing spiritual reality with their mind. 
  2. The Mind and Bread.  As the disciples came to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, they had forgotten to bring bread. Jesus aid to them: “Beware of the leaven of he Pharisees and Sadducees.” They began questions among themselves why Jesus was talking about bread, thinking He was referring to the physical bread they had forgotten to bring. Knowing their discussion, Jesus asked His disciples: “How do you not mind (“πῶς οὐ νοεῖτε “) that I did not speak to you concerning bread?” (Matthew 16:11).  Jesus was talking about great spiritual truth and how to use the mind spiritually. Jesus trained to His disciples to use their mind to perceive the evil of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Jesus questioned them about they did not mind what He had said. The disciples were anxious about bread, but Jesus was teaching them about spiritual leaven, training their mind to perceive spiritual reality. Therefore, for the purposes of Exegetical Psychology, believers must mind the spiritual events around them, and mind the evil promoted by evil people, like physical leaven spreading through physical dough. So also evil teachers spread spiritual evil to the people listening to them, where it brings spiritual leaven corrupting the people who hear and spreading among them.
  3. The Abomination of Desolation and the Mind. Jesus also said that His disciples must mind (“νοείτω”) as they read Daniel’s description of the Abomination of Desolation. Once the disciples mind what Daniel wrote, then when they see the Abomination of Desolation, they know to flee to the mountains (Matthew 24:15). Jesus continued the training of the mind of His disciples. The disciples of Jesus must mind the words of the prophets and learn the spiritual truths of Scripture using their minds to comprehend that spiritual truth and identify the Abomination of Desolation, so that they may take appropriate action.
  4. Understanding and the Mind. Jesus compared and contrasted the terms “mind” and “understand” when He was talking to His disciples about the miracles He had performed. He also related a hard heart to the ability to mind and understand. Jesus commanded the crowd to listen (“Ἀκούσατέ”) to Him and understand (“σύνετε”) (Mark 7:14).  Please notice the relationship of terms here. Jesus linked the command to hear with the command to understand. Hearing first, then understand what you have heard. The term “understand” (“σύνετε”) always refers to spiritual understanding in the New Testament (see The Use of the Term “συνιέναι” in the New Testament.) Having issued those commands, Jesus then explained to the crowd that nothing outside the man can defile (“κοινῶσα”) the man. The things which proceed out of the man defile the man (Mark 7:15). The disciples then questioned Jesus about the parable and He said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also?”. Jesus declared that out of the heart (“τῆς καρδίας”) of man proceed evil thoughts (“διαλογισμοὶ”–see ) and all kinds of sinful actions (Mark 7:21-22). 

The New Testament Usage of the Term Mind

 

VerseTextTranslationNotesPoint
Matthew 15:17οὐ νοεῖτε ὅτι πᾶν τὸ εἰσπορευόμενον εἰς τὸ στόμα εἰς τὴν κοιλίαν χωρεῖ καὶ εἰς ἀφεδρῶνα ἐκβάλλεται;Do you not mind that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?Mind the things that go into your mouthMind the things that go into your mouth
Matthew 16:9οὔπω νοεῖτε, οὐδὲ μνημονεύετε τοὺς πέντε ἄρτους τῶν πεντακισχιλίων καὶ πόσους κοφίνους ἐλάβετε;Do you not yet mind or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up?Mind not the same as remember the five loavesMind not the same as remember the five loaves
Matthew 16:11πῶς οὐ νοεῖτε ὅτι οὐ περὶ ἄρτων εἶπον ὑμῖν; προσέχετε δὲ ἀπὸ τῆς ζύμης τῶν Φαρισαίων καὶ Σαδδουκαίων.How is it that you do not mind that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”You did not mind what I spoke to youYou did not mind what I spoke to you
Matthew 22:37ὁ δὲ ἔφη αὐτῷ, Ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ καρδίᾳ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ψυχῇ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ διανοίᾳ σουAnd He said to him, “You shall love the Lord the God of you in all the heart of you and in all the heart of you, and in all the soul of you and in all the reasoning of you.God commands love in all your mindLove comes from heart, soul, and mind
Matthew 24:15Ὅταν οὖν ἴδητε τὸ βδέλυγμα τῆς ἐρημώσεως τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ Δανιὴλ τοῦ προφήτου ἑστὸς ἐν τόπῳ ἁγίῳ, ὁ ἀναγινώσκων νοείτω,“Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader mind), The reader can mind what events meanThe reader can mind what events mean
Mark 7:18καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· οὕτως καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀσύνετοί ἐστε; οὐ νοεῖτε ὅτι πᾶν τὸ ἔξωθεν εἰσπορευόμενον εἰς τὸν ἄνθρωπον οὐ δύναται αὐτὸν κοινῶσαιAnd He said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not mind that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, Do you not mind what goes into a manDo you not mind what goes into a man
Mark 8:17καὶ γνοὺς λέγει αὐτοῖς· τί διαλογίζεσθε ὅτι ἄρτους οὐκ ἔχετε; οὔπω νοεῖτε οὐδὲ συνίετε; πεπωρωμένην ἔχετε τὴν καρδίαν ὑμῶν;And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet mind or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? Mind does not always mean understandMind does not always mean understand
Mark 12:30: Luke 10:27καὶ ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ψυχῆς σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς διανοίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος σουAnd He said to him, “You shall love the Lord the God from all of the heart, and from all the soul of you, and from all the of you.God commands love from all of your mindGod commands love, and it must fill your mind
Mark 12:34καὶ ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἰδὼν [αὐτὸν] ὅτι νουνεχῶς ἀπεκρίθη εἶπεν αὐτῷ· οὐ μακρὰν εἶ ἀπὸ τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ θεοῦ.  Καὶ οὐδεὶς οὐκέτι ἐτόλμα αὐτὸν ἐπερωτῆσαι.When Jesus saw that he had answered mindfully, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.Jesus answered mindfullyJesus answered mindfully
Mark 13:14Ὅταν δὲ ἴδητε τὸ βδέλυγμα τῆς ἐρημώσεως ἑστηκότα ὅπου οὐ δεῖ, ὁ ἀναγινώσκων νοείτω, τότε οἱ ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ φευγέτωσαν εἰς τὰ ὄρη,“But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader mind), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. Readers may mind prophecyReaders may mind prophecy
Luke 10:27ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν· ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης [τῆς] καρδίας σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ψυχῇ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ἰσχύϊ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ διανοίᾳ σου, καὶ τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν.And he answered, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MINDEN; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”Love God with all your mindLove God with all your mind
Luke 24:45τότε διήνοιξεν αὐτῶν τὸν νοῦν τοῦ συνιέναι τὰς γραφάς·Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,Jesus opened their minds to understandJesus opened their minds to understand
Romans 1:20τὰ γὰρ ἀόρατα αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ κτίσεως κόσμου τοῖς ποιήμασιν νοούμενα καθορᾶται, ἥ τε ἀΐδιος αὐτοῦ δύναμις καὶ θειότης, εἰς τὸ εἶναι αὐτοὺς ἀναπολογήτους,For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being minded through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. God’s attributes are minded by what has been madeGod’s attributes are minded by what has been made
Romans 1:28Καὶ καθὼς οὐκ ἐδοκίμασαν τὸν θεὸν ἔχειν ἐν ἐπιγνώσει, παρέδωκεν αὐτοὺς ὁ θεὸς εἰς ἀδόκιμον νοῦν, ποιεῖν τὰ μὴ καθήκονταAnd just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,Depraved mindDepraved mind
Romans 7:23βλέπω δὲ ἕτερον νόμον ἐν τοῖς μέλεσίν μου ἀντιστρατευόμενον τῷ νόμῳ τοῦ νοός μου καὶ αἰχμαλωτίζοντά με ἐν τῷ νόμῳ τῆς ἁμαρτίας τῷ ὄντι ἐν τοῖς μέλεσίν μουBut I see a different law in the members of me waging war in the law of my mind and making me a prisoner in the law of sin the one being in the members of meSpiritual war rages in the mind, affecting the members of the bodySpiritual war in the mind affects the members of the body
Romans 7:25χάρις δὲ τῷ θεῷ διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν. ἄρα οὖν αὐτὸς ἐγὼ τῷ μὲν νοῒ δουλεύω νόμῳ θεοῦ, τῇ δὲ σαρκὶ νόμῳ ἁμαρτίαςIn his mind, he served the law of God, but in his flesh, he served the law of sinWe serve the law of God in our mindsService to God operates in our minds
Romans 11:34τίς γὰρ ἔγνω νοῦν κυρίου; ἢ τίς σύμβουλος αὐτοῦ ἐγένετοFor WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?Mind of the LORDMind of the LORD
Romans 12:2καὶ μὴ συσχηματίζεσθε τῷ αἰῶνι τούτῳ, ἀλλὰ μεταμορφοῦσθε τῇ ἀνακαινώσει τοῦ νοὸς εἰς τὸ δοκιμάζειν ὑμᾶς τί τὸ θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ, τὸ ἀγαθὸν καὶ εὐάρεστον καὶ τέλειον. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.Renewing of your mindRenewing of your mind
Romans 14:5Ὃς μὲν [γὰρ] κρίνει ἡμέραν παρ’ ἡμέραν, ὃς δὲ κρίνει πᾶσαν ἡμέραν· ἕκαστος ἐν τῷ ἰδίῳ νοῒ πληροφορείσθω.One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. Convinced in own mindConvinced in own mind
1 Corinthians 1:10Παρακαλῶ δὲ ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, διὰ τοῦ ὀνόματος τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἵνα τὸ αὐτὸ λέγητε πάντες καὶ μὴ ᾖ ἐν ὑμῖν σχίσματα, ἦτε δὲ κατηρτισμένοι ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ νοῒ καὶ ἐν τῇ αὐτῇ γνώμῃ.Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same knowledge.Same mind and in the same knowledgeSame mind and in the same knowledge
1 Corinthians 2:16τίς γὰρ ἔγνω νοῦν κυρίου, ὃς συμβιβάσει αὐτόν; ἡμεῖς δὲ νοῦν Χριστοῦ ἔχομενFor WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.Mind of ChristMind of Christ
1 Corinthians 14:14ἐὰν [γὰρ] προσεύχωμαι γλώσσῃ, τὸ πνεῦμά μου προσεύχεται, ὁ δὲ νοῦς μου ἄκαρπός ἐστιν.For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.My spirit prays, my mind is unfruitfulMy spirit prays, my mind is unfruitful
1 Corinthians 14:15τί οὖν ἐστιν; προσεύξομαι τῷ πνεύματι, προσεύξομαι δὲ καὶ τῷ νοΐ· ψαλῶ τῷ πνεύματι, ψαλῶ δὲ καὶ τῷ νοΐ.What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.Sing with mind, sing with spirit alsoSing with mind, sing with spirit also
1 Corinthians 14:19ἀλλ’ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ θέλω πέντε λόγους τῷ νοΐ μου λαλῆσαι, ἵνα καὶ ἄλλους κατηχήσω, ἢ μυρίους λόγους ἐν γλώσσῃ.however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.Speak with mind rather with tongueSpeak with mind rather with tongue
2 Corinthians 2:11ἵνα μὴ πλεονεκτηθῶμεν ὑπὸ τοῦ σατανᾶ· οὐ γὰρ αὐτοῦ τὰ νοήματα ἀγνοοῦμεν.so that no advantage would be taken of us by satan, for we are not unmindful of his mind-things.Not unmindful of satan’s mind-thingsNot unmindful of satan’s mind-things
2 Corinthians 3:14ἀλλ’ ἐπωρώθη τὰ νοήματα αὐτῶν. ἄχρι γὰρ τῆς σήμερον ἡμέρας τὸ αὐτὸ κάλυμμα ἐπὶ τῇ ἀναγνώσει τῆς παλαιᾶς διαθήκης μένει, μὴ ἀνακαλυπτόμενον ὅτι ἐν Χριστῷ καταργεῖται·But their mind-things were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.Their mind-things were hardenedTheir mind-things were hardened
2 Corinthians 4:4ἐν οἷς ὁ θεὸς τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου ἐτύφλωσεν τὰ νοήματα τῶν ἀπίστων εἰς τὸ μὴ αὐγάσαι τὸν φωτισμὸν τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τῆς δόξης τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ.in whose case the god of this world has blinded the mind-things of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.Blinded the mind-thingsBlinded the mind-things
2 Corinthians 10:5καὶ πᾶν ὕψωμα ἐπαιρόμενον κατὰ τῆς γνώσεως τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ αἰχμαλωτίζοντες πᾶν νόημα εἰς τὴν ὑπακοὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ,We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every mind-thing captive to the obedience of Christ,Taking every mind-thing captiveTaking every mind-thing captive
2 Corinthians 11:3φοβοῦμαι δὲ μή πως, ὡς ὁ ὄφις ἐξηπάτησεν Εὕαν ἐν τῇ πανουργίᾳ αὐτοῦ, φθαρῇ τὰ νοήματα ὑμῶν ἀπὸ τῆς ἁπλότητος [καὶ τῆς ἁγνότητος] τῆς εἰς τὸν Χριστόν.But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your mind-things will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.Your mind-things will be led astrayYour mind-things will be led astray
Ephesians 2:3ἐν οἷς καὶ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἀνεστράφημέν ποτε ἐν ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις τῆς σαρκὸς ἡμῶν ποιοῦντες τὰ θελήματα τῆς σαρκὸς καὶ τῶν διανοιῶν, καὶ ἤμεθα τέκνα φύσει ὀργῆς ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποί·Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind-thing, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.Indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind-thingIndulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind-thing
Ephesians 4:17Τοῦτο οὖν λέγω καὶ μαρτύρομαι ἐν κυρίῳ, μηκέτι ὑμᾶς περιπατεῖν, καθὼς καὶ τὰ ἔθνη περιπατεῖ ἐν ματαιότητι τοῦ νοὸς αὐτῶν,So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,the futility of their mindthe futility of their mind
Ephesians 4:23ἀνανεοῦσθαι δὲ τῷ πνεύματι τοῦ νοὸς ὑμῶνand that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,Renewed in the spirit of your mindRenewed in the spirit of your mind
Philippians 4:7καὶ ἡ εἰρήνη τοῦ θεοῦ ἡ ὑπερέχουσα πάντα νοῦν φρουρήσει τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν καὶ τὰ νοήματα ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ.And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your mind-things in Christ Jesus.Guard your mind-thingGuard your mind-thing
Colossians 1:21Καὶ ὑμᾶς ποτε ὄντας ἀπηλλοτριωμένους καὶ ἐχθροὺς τῇ διανοίᾳ ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις τοῖς πονηροῖς,And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind-things, engaged in evil deeds,Hostile in mind-thingsHostile in mind-things
Colossians 2:18μηδεὶς ὑμᾶς καταβραβευέτω θέλων ἐν ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ θρησκείᾳ τῶν ἀγγέλων, ἃ ἑόρακεν ἐμβατεύων, εἰκῇ φυσιούμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ νοὸς τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ,Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,Inflated without cause by his fleshly mindInflated without cause by his fleshly mind
2 Thessalonians 2:2εἰς τὸ μὴ ταχέως σαλευθῆναι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ νοὸς μηδὲ θροεῖσθαι, μήτε διὰ πνεύματος μήτε διὰ λόγου μήτε δι’ ἐπιστολῆς ὡς δι’ ἡμῶν, ὡς ὅτι ἐνέστηκεν ἡ ἡμέρα τοῦ κυρίου· that you not be quickly shaken from your mind or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Not quickly shaken from your mind by a spirit or message or a letter as if from usNot quickly shaken from your mind
1 Timothy 1:7θέλοντες εἶναι νομοδιδάσκαλοι, μὴ νοοῦντες μήτε ἃ λέγουσιν μήτε περὶ τίνων διαβεβαιοῦνται.wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not mind either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.They do not mind what they are sayingThey do not mind what they are saying
1 Timothy 6:5διαπαρατριβαὶ διεφθαρμένων ἀνθρώπων τὸν νοῦν καὶ ἀπεστερημένων τῆς ἀληθείας, νομιζόντων πορισμὸν εἶναι τὴν εὐσέβειαν.and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.Depraved mindDepraved mind
2 Timothy 2:7νόει ὃ λέγω· δώσει γάρ σοι ὁ κύριος σύνεσιν ἐν πᾶσιν.Mind what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.Mind what I sayMind what I say
2 Timothy 3:8ὃν τρόπον δὲ Ἰάννης καὶ Ἰαμβρῆς ἀντέστησαν Μωϋσεῖ, οὕτως καὶ οὗτοι ἀνθίστανται τῇ ἀληθείᾳ, ἄνθρωποι κατεφθαρμένοι τὸν νοῦν, ἀδόκιμοι περὶ τὴν πίστιν.Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.Depraved mindDepraved mind
Titus 1:15πάντα καθαρὰ τοῖς καθαροῖς· τοῖς δὲ μεμιαμμένοις καὶ ἀπίστοις οὐδὲν καθαρόν, ἀλλὰ μεμίανται αὐτῶν καὶ ὁ νοῦς καὶ ἡ συνείδησις.To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. Mind and conscience defiledMind and conscience defiled
Hebrews 10:16αὕτη ἡ διαθήκη ἣν διαθήσομαι πρὸς αὐτοὺς μετὰ τὰς ἡμέρας ἐκείνας, λέγει κύριος·
διδοὺς νόμους μου ἐπὶ καρδίας αὐτῶν
καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν διάνοιαν αὐτῶν ἐπιγράψω αὐτούς,
“THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM
AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD:
I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART,
AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM,” He then says,
I will put my laws upon their hearts and I will write them on their mindsI will put my laws upon their hearts and I will write them on their minds
Hebrews 11:3Πίστει νοοῦμεν κατηρτίσθαι τοὺς αἰῶνας ῥήματι θεοῦ, εἰς τὸ μὴ ἐκ φαινομένων τὸ βλεπόμενον γεγονέναι.By faith we mind that the ages were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. By faith we mind that the ages were prepared by the word of GodBy faith we mind that the ages were prepared by the word of God
2 Peter 3:1Ταύτην ἤδη, ἀγαπητοί, δευτέραν ὑμῖν γράφω ἐπιστολὴν ἐν αἷς διεγείρω ὑμῶν ἐν ὑπομνήσει τὴν εἰλικρινῆ διάνοιανThis is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,Stir up sincere mind by way of reminderStir up sincere mind by way of reminder
Revelation 13:18Ὧδε ἡ σοφία ἐστίν. ὁ ἔχων νοῦν ψηφισάτω τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦ θηρίου, ἀριθμὸς γὰρ ἀνθρώπου ἐστίν, καὶ ὁ ἀριθμὸς αὐτοῦ ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ.Here is wisdom. Let him who has mind calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.Mind calculate the number Mind calculate the number
Revelation 17:9ὧδε ὁ νοῦς ὁ ἔχων σοφίαν.  Αἱ ἑπτὰ κεφαλαὶ ἑπτὰ ὄρη εἰσίν, ὅπου ἡ γυνὴ κάθηται ἐπ’ αὐτῶν. καὶ βασιλεῖς ἑπτά εἰσιν·Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits,Here is the mind which as wisdom.Here is the mind which as wisdom.
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The Exegetical Anatomy of the Mind

 

 

VerseTextTranslationNotesPoint
Matthew 15:17οὐ νοεῖτε ὅτι πᾶν τὸ εἰσπορευόμενον εἰς τὸ στόμα εἰς τὴν κοιλίαν χωρεῖ καὶ εἰς ἀφεδρῶνα ἐκβάλλεται;Do you not mind that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?Mind the things that go into your mouthMind the things that go into your mouth
Matthew 16:9οὔπω νοεῖτε, οὐδὲ μνημονεύετε τοὺς πέντε ἄρτους τῶν πεντακισχιλίων καὶ πόσους κοφίνους ἐλάβετε;Do you not yet mind or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets full you picked up?Mind not the same as remember the five loavesMind not the same as remember the five loaves
Matthew 16:11πῶς οὐ νοεῖτε ὅτι οὐ περὶ ἄρτων εἶπον ὑμῖν; προσέχετε δὲ ἀπὸ τῆς ζύμης τῶν Φαρισαίων καὶ Σαδδουκαίων.How is it that you do not mind that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”You did not mind what I spoke to youYou did not mind what I spoke to you
Matthew 22:37ὁ δὲ ἔφη αὐτῷ, Ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ καρδίᾳ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ψυχῇ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ διανοίᾳ σουAnd He said to him, “You shall love the Lord the God of you in all the heart of you and in all the heart of you, and in all the soul of you and in all the reasoning of you.God commands love in all your mindLove comes from heart, soul, and mind
Matthew 24:15Ὅταν οὖν ἴδητε τὸ βδέλυγμα τῆς ἐρημώσεως τὸ ῥηθὲν διὰ Δανιὴλ τοῦ προφήτου ἑστὸς ἐν τόπῳ ἁγίῳ, ὁ ἀναγινώσκων νοείτω,“Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader mind), The reader can mind what events meanThe reader can mind what events mean
Mark 7:18καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· οὕτως καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀσύνετοί ἐστε; οὐ νοεῖτε ὅτι πᾶν τὸ ἔξωθεν εἰσπορευόμενον εἰς τὸν ἄνθρωπον οὐ δύναται αὐτὸν κοινῶσαιAnd He said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not mind that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, Do you not mind what goes into a manDo you not mind what goes into a man
Mark 8:17καὶ γνοὺς λέγει αὐτοῖς· τί διαλογίζεσθε ὅτι ἄρτους οὐκ ἔχετε; οὔπω νοεῖτε οὐδὲ συνίετε; πεπωρωμένην ἔχετε τὴν καρδίαν ὑμῶν;And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet mind or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? Mind does not always mean understandMind does not always mean understand
Mark 12:30: Luke 10:27καὶ ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης τῆς καρδίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ψυχῆς σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς διανοίας σου καὶ ἐξ ὅλης τῆς ἰσχύος σουAnd He said to him, “You shall love the Lord the God from all of the heart, and from all the soul of you, and from all the of you.God commands love from all of your mindGod commands love, and it must fill your mind
Mark 12:34καὶ ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἰδὼν [αὐτὸν] ὅτι νουνεχῶς ἀπεκρίθη εἶπεν αὐτῷ· οὐ μακρὰν εἶ ἀπὸ τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ θεοῦ.  Καὶ οὐδεὶς οὐκέτι ἐτόλμα αὐτὸν ἐπερωτῆσαι.When Jesus saw that he had answered mindfully, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.Jesus answered mindfullyJesus answered mindfully
Mark 13:14Ὅταν δὲ ἴδητε τὸ βδέλυγμα τῆς ἐρημώσεως ἑστηκότα ὅπου οὐ δεῖ, ὁ ἀναγινώσκων νοείτω, τότε οἱ ἐν τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ φευγέτωσαν εἰς τὰ ὄρη,“But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader mind), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. Readers may mind prophecyReaders may mind prophecy
Luke 10:27ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν· ἀγαπήσεις κύριον τὸν θεόν σου ἐξ ὅλης [τῆς] καρδίας σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ψυχῇ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ ἰσχύϊ σου καὶ ἐν ὅλῃ τῇ διανοίᾳ σου, καὶ τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν.And he answered, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MINDEN; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”Love God with all your mindLove God with all your mind
Luke 24:45τότε διήνοιξεν αὐτῶν τὸν νοῦν τοῦ συνιέναι τὰς γραφάς·Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,Jesus opened their minds to understandJesus opened their minds to understand
Romans 1:20τὰ γὰρ ἀόρατα αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ κτίσεως κόσμου τοῖς ποιήμασιν νοούμενα καθορᾶται, ἥ τε ἀΐδιος αὐτοῦ δύναμις καὶ θειότης, εἰς τὸ εἶναι αὐτοὺς ἀναπολογήτους,For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being minded through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. God’s attributes are minded by what has been madeGod’s attributes are minded by what has been made
Romans 1:28Καὶ καθὼς οὐκ ἐδοκίμασαν τὸν θεὸν ἔχειν ἐν ἐπιγνώσει, παρέδωκεν αὐτοὺς ὁ θεὸς εἰς ἀδόκιμον νοῦν, ποιεῖν τὰ μὴ καθήκονταAnd just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,Depraved mindDepraved mind
Romans 7:23βλέπω δὲ ἕτερον νόμον ἐν τοῖς μέλεσίν μου ἀντιστρατευόμενον τῷ νόμῳ τοῦ νοός μου καὶ αἰχμαλωτίζοντά με ἐν τῷ νόμῳ τῆς ἁμαρτίας τῷ ὄντι ἐν τοῖς μέλεσίν μουBut I see a different law in the members of me waging war in the law of my mind and making me a prisoner in the law of sin the one being in the members of meSpiritual war rages in the mind, affecting the members of the bodySpiritual war in the mind affects the members of the body
Romans 7:25χάρις δὲ τῷ θεῷ διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν. ἄρα οὖν αὐτὸς ἐγὼ τῷ μὲν νοῒ δουλεύω νόμῳ θεοῦ, τῇ δὲ σαρκὶ νόμῳ ἁμαρτίαςIn his mind, he served the law of God, but in his flesh, he served the law of sinWe serve the law of God in our mindsService to God operates in our minds
Romans 11:34τίς γὰρ ἔγνω νοῦν κυρίου; ἢ τίς σύμβουλος αὐτοῦ ἐγένετοFor WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?Mind of the LORDMind of the LORD
Romans 12:2καὶ μὴ συσχηματίζεσθε τῷ αἰῶνι τούτῳ, ἀλλὰ μεταμορφοῦσθε τῇ ἀνακαινώσει τοῦ νοὸς εἰς τὸ δοκιμάζειν ὑμᾶς τί τὸ θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ, τὸ ἀγαθὸν καὶ εὐάρεστον καὶ τέλειον. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.Renewing of your mindRenewing of your mind
Romans 14:5Ὃς μὲν [γὰρ] κρίνει ἡμέραν παρ’ ἡμέραν, ὃς δὲ κρίνει πᾶσαν ἡμέραν· ἕκαστος ἐν τῷ ἰδίῳ νοῒ πληροφορείσθω.One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. Convinced in own mindConvinced in own mind
1 Corinthians 1:10Παρακαλῶ δὲ ὑμᾶς, ἀδελφοί, διὰ τοῦ ὀνόματος τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ἵνα τὸ αὐτὸ λέγητε πάντες καὶ μὴ ᾖ ἐν ὑμῖν σχίσματα, ἦτε δὲ κατηρτισμένοι ἐν τῷ αὐτῷ νοῒ καὶ ἐν τῇ αὐτῇ γνώμῃ.Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same knowledge.Same mind and in the same knowledgeSame mind and in the same knowledge
1 Corinthians 2:16τίς γὰρ ἔγνω νοῦν κυρίου, ὃς συμβιβάσει αὐτόν; ἡμεῖς δὲ νοῦν Χριστοῦ ἔχομενFor WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.Mind of ChristMind of Christ
1 Corinthians 14:14ἐὰν [γὰρ] προσεύχωμαι γλώσσῃ, τὸ πνεῦμά μου προσεύχεται, ὁ δὲ νοῦς μου ἄκαρπός ἐστιν.For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.My spirit prays, my mind is unfruitfulMy spirit prays, my mind is unfruitful
1 Corinthians 14:15τί οὖν ἐστιν; προσεύξομαι τῷ πνεύματι, προσεύξομαι δὲ καὶ τῷ νοΐ· ψαλῶ τῷ πνεύματι, ψαλῶ δὲ καὶ τῷ νοΐ.What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also.Sing with mind, sing with spirit alsoSing with mind, sing with spirit also
1 Corinthians 14:19ἀλλ’ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ θέλω πέντε λόγους τῷ νοΐ μου λαλῆσαι, ἵνα καὶ ἄλλους κατηχήσω, ἢ μυρίους λόγους ἐν γλώσσῃ.however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.Speak with mind rather with tongueSpeak with mind rather with tongue
2 Corinthians 2:11ἵνα μὴ πλεονεκτηθῶμεν ὑπὸ τοῦ σατανᾶ· οὐ γὰρ αὐτοῦ τὰ νοήματα ἀγνοοῦμεν.so that no advantage would be taken of us by satan, for we are not unmindful of his mind-things.Not unmindful of satan’s mind-thingsNot unmindful of satan’s mind-things
2 Corinthians 3:14ἀλλ’ ἐπωρώθη τὰ νοήματα αὐτῶν. ἄχρι γὰρ τῆς σήμερον ἡμέρας τὸ αὐτὸ κάλυμμα ἐπὶ τῇ ἀναγνώσει τῆς παλαιᾶς διαθήκης μένει, μὴ ἀνακαλυπτόμενον ὅτι ἐν Χριστῷ καταργεῖται·But their mind-things were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.Their mind-things were hardenedTheir mind-things were hardened
2 Corinthians 4:4ἐν οἷς ὁ θεὸς τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου ἐτύφλωσεν τὰ νοήματα τῶν ἀπίστων εἰς τὸ μὴ αὐγάσαι τὸν φωτισμὸν τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τῆς δόξης τοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ.in whose case the god of this world has blinded the mind-things of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.Blinded the mind-thingsBlinded the mind-things
2 Corinthians 10:5καὶ πᾶν ὕψωμα ἐπαιρόμενον κατὰ τῆς γνώσεως τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ αἰχμαλωτίζοντες πᾶν νόημα εἰς τὴν ὑπακοὴν τοῦ Χριστοῦ,We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every mind-thing captive to the obedience of Christ,Taking every mind-thing captiveTaking every mind-thing captive
2 Corinthians 11:3φοβοῦμαι δὲ μή πως, ὡς ὁ ὄφις ἐξηπάτησεν Εὕαν ἐν τῇ πανουργίᾳ αὐτοῦ, φθαρῇ τὰ νοήματα ὑμῶν ἀπὸ τῆς ἁπλότητος [καὶ τῆς ἁγνότητος] τῆς εἰς τὸν Χριστόν.But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your mind-things will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.Your mind-things will be led astrayYour mind-things will be led astray
Ephesians 2:3ἐν οἷς καὶ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἀνεστράφημέν ποτε ἐν ταῖς ἐπιθυμίαις τῆς σαρκὸς ἡμῶν ποιοῦντες τὰ θελήματα τῆς σαρκὸς καὶ τῶν διανοιῶν, καὶ ἤμεθα τέκνα φύσει ὀργῆς ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποί·Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind-thing, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.Indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind-thingIndulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind-thing
Ephesians 4:17Τοῦτο οὖν λέγω καὶ μαρτύρομαι ἐν κυρίῳ, μηκέτι ὑμᾶς περιπατεῖν, καθὼς καὶ τὰ ἔθνη περιπατεῖ ἐν ματαιότητι τοῦ νοὸς αὐτῶν,So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,the futility of their mindthe futility of their mind
Ephesians 4:23ἀνανεοῦσθαι δὲ τῷ πνεύματι τοῦ νοὸς ὑμῶνand that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,Renewed in the spirit of your mindRenewed in the spirit of your mind
Philippians 4:7καὶ ἡ εἰρήνη τοῦ θεοῦ ἡ ὑπερέχουσα πάντα νοῦν φρουρήσει τὰς καρδίας ὑμῶν καὶ τὰ νοήματα ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ.And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your mind-things in Christ Jesus.Guard your mind-thingGuard your mind-thing
Colossians 1:21Καὶ ὑμᾶς ποτε ὄντας ἀπηλλοτριωμένους καὶ ἐχθροὺς τῇ διανοίᾳ ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις τοῖς πονηροῖς,And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind-things, engaged in evil deeds,Hostile in mind-thingsHostile in mind-things
Colossians 2:18μηδεὶς ὑμᾶς καταβραβευέτω θέλων ἐν ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ θρησκείᾳ τῶν ἀγγέλων, ἃ ἑόρακεν ἐμβατεύων, εἰκῇ φυσιούμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ νοὸς τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ,Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,Inflated without cause by his fleshly mindInflated without cause by his fleshly mind
2 Thessalonians 2:2εἰς τὸ μὴ ταχέως σαλευθῆναι ὑμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ νοὸς μηδὲ θροεῖσθαι, μήτε διὰ πνεύματος μήτε διὰ λόγου μήτε δι’ ἐπιστολῆς ὡς δι’ ἡμῶν, ὡς ὅτι ἐνέστηκεν ἡ ἡμέρα τοῦ κυρίου· that you not be quickly shaken from your mind or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Not quickly shaken from your mind by a spirit or message or a letter as if from usNot quickly shaken from your mind
1 Timothy 1:7θέλοντες εἶναι νομοδιδάσκαλοι, μὴ νοοῦντες μήτε ἃ λέγουσιν μήτε περὶ τίνων διαβεβαιοῦνται.wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not mind either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.They do not mind what they are sayingThey do not mind what they are saying
1 Timothy 6:5διαπαρατριβαὶ διεφθαρμένων ἀνθρώπων τὸν νοῦν καὶ ἀπεστερημένων τῆς ἀληθείας, νομιζόντων πορισμὸν εἶναι τὴν εὐσέβειαν.and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.Depraved mindDepraved mind
2 Timothy 2:7νόει ὃ λέγω· δώσει γάρ σοι ὁ κύριος σύνεσιν ἐν πᾶσιν.Mind what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.Mind what I sayMind what I say
2 Timothy 3:8ὃν τρόπον δὲ Ἰάννης καὶ Ἰαμβρῆς ἀντέστησαν Μωϋσεῖ, οὕτως καὶ οὗτοι ἀνθίστανται τῇ ἀληθείᾳ, ἄνθρωποι κατεφθαρμένοι τὸν νοῦν, ἀδόκιμοι περὶ τὴν πίστιν.Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.Depraved mindDepraved mind
Titus 1:15πάντα καθαρὰ τοῖς καθαροῖς· τοῖς δὲ μεμιαμμένοις καὶ ἀπίστοις οὐδὲν καθαρόν, ἀλλὰ μεμίανται αὐτῶν καὶ ὁ νοῦς καὶ ἡ συνείδησις.To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. Mind and conscience defiledMind and conscience defiled
Hebrews 10:16αὕτη ἡ διαθήκη ἣν διαθήσομαι πρὸς αὐτοὺς μετὰ τὰς ἡμέρας ἐκείνας, λέγει κύριος·
διδοὺς νόμους μου ἐπὶ καρδίας αὐτῶν
καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν διάνοιαν αὐτῶν ἐπιγράψω αὐτούς,
“THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM
AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD:
I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART,
AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM,” He then says,
I will put my laws upon their hearts and I will write them on their mindsI will put my laws upon their hearts and I will write them on their minds
Hebrews 11:3Πίστει νοοῦμεν κατηρτίσθαι τοὺς αἰῶνας ῥήματι θεοῦ, εἰς τὸ μὴ ἐκ φαινομένων τὸ βλεπόμενον γεγονέναι.By faith we mind that the ages were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. By faith we mind that the ages were prepared by the word of GodBy faith we mind that the ages were prepared by the word of God
2 Peter 3:1Ταύτην ἤδη, ἀγαπητοί, δευτέραν ὑμῖν γράφω ἐπιστολὴν ἐν αἷς διεγείρω ὑμῶν ἐν ὑπομνήσει τὴν εἰλικρινῆ διάνοιανThis is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,Stir up sincere mind by way of reminderStir up sincere mind by way of reminder
Revelation 13:18Ὧδε ἡ σοφία ἐστίν. ὁ ἔχων νοῦν ψηφισάτω τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦ θηρίου, ἀριθμὸς γὰρ ἀνθρώπου ἐστίν, καὶ ὁ ἀριθμὸς αὐτοῦ ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ.Here is wisdom. Let him who has mind calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.Mind calculate the number Mind calculate the number
Revelation 17:9ὧδε ὁ νοῦς ὁ ἔχων σοφίαν.  Αἱ ἑπτὰ κεφαλαὶ ἑπτὰ ὄρη εἰσίν, ὅπου ἡ γυνὴ κάθηται ἐπ’ αὐτῶν. καὶ βασιλεῖς ἑπτά εἰσιν·Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits,Here is the mind which as wisdom.Here is the mind which as wisdom.