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The word “encourage” is used 59 times in the NIV Bible?

     The word “encouraging” is used 8 times in the NIV Bible?

          The word “courage” appears 35 times in the NIV Bible?

                 The word “courageous” appears 14 time in the NIV Bible?


The dictionary definition of the word “en·cour·age”?”                      

1 a: to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope : hearten <she was encouraged to continue by her early success> b: to attempt to persuade : urge <they encouraged him to go back to school>

3: to give help or patronage to : foster <government grants designed to encourage conservation>

— en·cour·ag·er noun

synonyms encourage , inspirit , hearten , embolden mean to fill with courage or strength of purpose. encourage suggests the raising of one's confidence especially by an external agency <the teacher's praise encouraged the students to greater efforts>. inspirit, somewhat literary, implies instilling life, energy, courage, or vigor into something <patriots inspirited the people to resist>. hearten implies the lifting of dispiritedness or despondency by an infusion of fresh courage or zeal <a hospital patient heartened by good news>. embolden implies the giving of courage sufficient to overcome timidity or reluctance <emboldened by her first success, she tried an even more difficult climb>.


The Word “Thanksgiving” appears 32 times in the NIV Bible?

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