Rest - Berry's New Testament Synonyms


ἀνάπαυσις, ἄνεσις.

Both words in a certain sense mean rest, but from different standpoints. ἀνάπαυσις is rest which comes by cessation from labor, which may be simply temporary. ἄνεσις means literally the relaxation of strings which have been drawn tight. Hence, it is used to designate ease, especially that which comes by relaxation of unfavorable conditions of any kind, such as affliction.