G5899 - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number


See Definition for praotes { [G4236]}
See Definition for epieikeia { [G1932]}

Both words may be translated gentleness, yet there are marked
differences in meaning. praotes is rather passive, denoting, as
has been said above (see Humility, Gentleness), one's attitude toward
others in view of their acts, bad or good.

epieikeia is distinctly active, it is seen in one's deeds toward
others, and it usually implies the relation of superior to inferior.
It is fundamentally a relaxing of strict legal requirements concerning
others, yet doing this in order more fully to carry out the real
spirit of the law. It is clemency in which there is no element of
weakness or injustice.