haplotetos – singleness, single-minded, sincerity, without self-seeking, generosity, liberality, simplicity, simple, sincere devotion, simple devotion, singlehearted devotion, devotion, loyalty, total commitment to Christ

haplotes – generosity, simplicity, sincerity, singlehearted devotion

haplos – liberally, with singleness of heart, simplicity

akeraious – unmixed, unadulterated, pure, guileless, innocent, without any mixture of evil

apheloteti to be sincere, without hardness, to be generous

charis – grace, gracious, God’s special favor, undeserved favor and blessings of God, unmerited favor and blessings of God, graciousness, favor, gift, joyful, liberality

New Testament:

Acts 2:46-47 “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart (apheloteti), praising God, and having favor with all the people.  And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

Romans 12:8 “Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity (haplotes); he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.”

I Corinthians 16:3 “And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality (charis) unto Jerusalem.”

II Corinthians 1:12 “For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity (haplotes) 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.”

II Corinthians 8:2 “How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality (haplotes).”

II Corinthians 9:8-15 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you: that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth forever.  Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness)  Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.  For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God; Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution (haplotes) unto them, and unto all men; and by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.  Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”

II Corinthians 11:3 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity (haplotetos) that is in Christ.”

Ephesians 6:5-7 “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness (haplotes) of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.”

Colossians 3:22 “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart (haplotes), fearing God: and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”

James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men; liberally (haplos), and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

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