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  • Pain, anguish, or struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death, from the Greek word agonia (Webster's dictionary)
  • Passion (Christianity), also called the Agony of Christ
  • Agony aunt, an advice columnist
  • Spice agony, a fictional ritual from the Frank Herbert's Dune universe

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Up to date as of January 22, 2010
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The Agony
by George Herbert

      Philosophers have measured mountains,
Fathomed the depths of seas, of states, and kings,
Walked with a staff to heav'n, and traced fountains:
      But there are two vast, spacious things,
The which to measure it doth more behove:
Yet few there are that sound them; Sin and Love.

      Who would know Sin, let him repair
Unto Mount Olivet; there shall he see
A man so wrung with pains, that all his hair,
      His skin, his garments bloody be.
Sin is that press and vice, which forceth pain
To hunt his cruel food through ev'ry vein.

      Who knows not Love, let him assay
And taste that juice, which on the cross a pike
Did set again abroach; then let him say
      If ever he did taste the like.
Love is that liquor sweet and most divine,
Which my God feels as blood; but I, as wine.

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contest; wrestling; severe struggling with pain and suffering. Anguish is the reflection on evil that is already past, while agony is a struggle with evil at the time present. It is only used in the New Testament by Luke (22:44) to describe our Lord's fearful struggle in Gethsemane.

The verb from which the noun "agony" is derived is used to denote an earnest endeavour or striving, as "Strive [agonize] to enter" (Luke 13:24); "Then would my servants fight" [agonize] (John 18:36). Comp. 1 Cor. 9:25; Col. 1:29; 4:12; 1 Tim. 6:12; 2 Tim. 4:7, where the words "striveth," "labour," "conflict," "fight," are the renderings of the same Greek verb.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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