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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?


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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>.


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

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