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Meaning of TEMPTATION

Pronunciation:  temp'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"
  2. [n]  something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
  3. [n]  the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid; "he felt the temptation and his will power weakened"
 

TEMPTATION is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: enticement, enticement
 
 See Also: allurement, allurement, bait, blandishment, come-on, desire, forbidden fruit, hook, influence, influence, leading astray, leading off, lure, seduction, solicitation, sweetener, wheedling

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Temp*ta"tion\, n. [OF. temptation, tentation, F.
tentation, L. tentatio.]
1. The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.

         When the devil had ended all the temptation, he
         departed from him for a season.       --Luke iv. 13.

2. The state of being tempted, or enticed to evil.

         Lead us not into temptation.          --Luke xi. 4.

3. That which tempts; an inducement; an allurement,
   especially to something evil.

         Dare to be great, without a guilty crown; View it,
         and lay the bright temptation down.   --Dryden.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of temptations means that an envious person will try to turn your friends against you and cause you much problems.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(1.) Trial; a being put to the test. Thus God "tempted [Gen. 22: 1; R.V., 'did prove'] Abraham;" and afflictions are said to tempt, i.e., to try, men (James 1:2, 12; comp. Deut. 8:2), putting their faith and patience to the test. (2.) Ordinarily, however, the word means solicitation to that which is evil, and hence Satan is called "the tempter" (Matt. 4:3). Our Lord was in this way tempted in the wilderness. That temptation was not internal, but by a real, active, subtle being. It was not self-sought. It was submitted to as an act of obedience on his part. "Christ was led, driven. An unseen personal force bore him a certain violence is implied in the words" (Matt. 4:1-11).

The scene of the temptation of our Lord is generally supposed to have been the mountain of Quarantania (q.v.), "a high and precipitous wall of rock, 1,200 or 1,500 feet above the plain west of Jordan, near Jericho."

Temptation is common to all (Dan. 12:10; Zech. 13:9; Ps. 66:10; Luke 22:31, 40; Heb. 11:17; James 1:12; 1 Pet. 1:7; 4:12). We read of the temptation of Joseph (Gen. 39), of David (2 Sam. 24; 1 Chr. 21), of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 32:31), of Daniel (Dan. 6), etc. So long as we are in this world we are exposed to temptations, and need ever to be on our watch against them.

 

 

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