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In the Hebrew Old Testament, the word translated “meek” can also mean afflicted, oppressed, or devout. Thus that verse describing Moses as being the meekest man on earth (Num 12:3) could perhaps more honestly be translated to say that Moses was the most “afflicted” man on earth. In English, however, the word meek generally refers to the endurance of pain or injury with patience and without resentment. How does the Christian determine when to accept one’s situation in meekness and when to respond with godly aggression?