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Lexicon :: Strong's G5623 - ōpheleō

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ōpheleō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as ὠφέλεια (G5622)
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Strong’s Definitions

ὠφελέω ōpheléō, o-fel-eh'-o; from the same as G5622; to be useful, i.e. to benefit:—advantage, better, prevail, profit.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's G5623 in the following manner: profit (11x), prevail (2x), better (1x), advantage (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's G5623 in the following manner: profit (11x), prevail (2x), better (1x), advantage (1x).
  1. to assist, to be useful or advantageous, to profit

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ὠφελέω ōpheléō, o-fel-eh'-o; from the same as G5622; to be useful, i.e. to benefit:—advantage, better, prevail, profit.
ὠφελέω, ὠφέλω; future ὠφελήσω; 1 aorist ὠφέλησα; passive, present ὠφελοῦμαι; 1 aorist ὠφελήθην; 1 future ὠφεληθήσομαι (Matthew 16:26 L T Tr WH); (ὄφελος); from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; the Sept. for הועִיל; to assist, to be useful or advantageous, to profit: absolutely, Romans 2:25; with the accusative οὐδέν, to be of no use, to effect nothing, Matthew 27:24; John 6:63; John 12:19 (in these examples (John 6:63 excepted) A. V. prevail); τινα, to help or profit one, Hebrews 4:2; τινα τί to help, profit, one in a thing ((but the second accusative is a cognate accusative or the accusative of a neuter adjective or pronoun; cf. Winers Grammar, 227 (213)) so from Herodotus 3, 126 down): οὐδέν τινα, 1 Corinthians 14:6; Galatians 5:2; τί ὠφελήσει (or ὠφελεῖ (τόν)) ἄνθρωπον, ἐάν κτλ.; ((T WH follow with an infinitive)), what will (or 'doth') it profit a man if etc. ((or 'to' etc.))? Mark 8:36; passive, ὠφελοῦμαι, to be helped or profited: Hebrews 13:9; with the accusative μηδέν, Mark 5:26; οὐδέν, 1 Corinthians 13:3; with the accusative of the interrogative τί, Matthew 16:26; Luke 9:25 (here WH marginal reading gives the active); τί ἐκ τίνος (genitive of person), to be profited by one m some particular (cf. Meyer on Matt. as below; ἐκ, II. 5), Matthew 15:5; Mark 7:11.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

15:5; 16:26; 16:26; 27:24
5:26; 7:11; 8:36
6:63; 6:63; 12:19
1 Corinthians
13:3; 14:6
4:2; 13:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5623 matches the Greek ὠφελέω (ōpheleō),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - “But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever I have that would help G5623 you has been [fn]given to God,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - “For what will it profit G5623 a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:24 - When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing G5623 nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:26 - and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped G5623 at all, but rather had grown worse
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:11 - but you say, ‘If a man says to his father or his mother, whatever I have that would help G5623 you is Corban (that is to say, [fn]given to God),’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:36 - “For what does it profit G5623 a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:25 - “For what is a man profited G5623 if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:63 - “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits G5623 nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:19 - So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing G5623 any good; G5623 look, the world has gone after Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:25 - For indeed circumcision is of value G5623 if you practice [fn]the Law; but if you are a transgressor [fn]of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:3 - And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body [fn]to be burned, but do not have love, it profits G5623 me nothing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:6 - But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit G5623 you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching?
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:2 - Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit G5623 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:2 - For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word [fn]they heard did not profit G5623 them, because [fn]it was not united by faith in those who heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:9 - Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who [fn]were so occupied were not benefited. G5623
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