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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting

Dictionaries :: Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g5622 Greek: opheleia

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

primarily denotes "assistance;" then, "advantage, benefit,;" "profit," in Rom 3:1.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3786 Greek: ophelos

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

"profit" in Jam 2:14, 16: see ADVANTAGE, No. 2.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g4851 Greek: sumpheron

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

the neuter form of the present participle of sumphero (see B, No. 1), is used as a noun with the article in Hbr 12:10, "(for our) profit;" in some mss. in 1Cr 7:35; 10:33 (see No. 4); in 1Cr 12:7, preceded by pros, "with a view to, towards," translated "to profit withal," lit., "towards the profiting."

A-4 Noun Strong's Number: g4851 Greek: sumphoros

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

akin to No. 3, an adjective, signifying "profitable, useful, expedient," is used as a noun, and found in the best texts, with the article, in 1Cr 7:35 (see No. 3); 1Cr 10:33 (1st part), the word being understood in the 2nd part.

A-5 Noun Strong's Number: g4297 Greek: prokope

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

translated "profiting" in 1Ti 4:15, AV (RV, "progress"); see FURTHERANCE.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4851 Greek: sumphero

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

"to be profitable," Mat 5:29, 30; Act 20:20: see EXPEDIENT.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g5623 Greek: opheleo

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

akin to A, No. 1, is translated "to profit" in Mat 15:5; 16:26; Mar 7:11; 8:36; Luk 9:25, RV; Jhn 6:63; Rom 2:25; 1Cr 13:3; 14:6; Gal 5:2; Hbr 4:2; 13:9.

B-3 Verb Strong's Number: g4298 Greek: prokopto

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

is translated "I profited" in Gal 1:14, AV.

C-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g5539 Greek: chresimos

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

"useful" (akin to chraomai, "to use"), is translated as a noun in 2Ti 2:14, "to (no) profit," lit., "to (nothing) profitable."

C-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g2173 Greek: euchrestos

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

"useful, serviceable" (eu, "well," chrestos, "serviceable," akin to chroamai, see No. 1), is used in Phm 1:11, "profitable," in contrast to achrestos, "unprofitable" (a, negative), with a delightful play upon the name "Onesimus," signifying "profitable" (from onesis, "profit"), a common name among slaves. Perhaps the prefix eu should have been brought out by some rendering like "very profitable," "very serviceable," the suggestion being that whereas the runaway slave had done great disservice to Philemon, now after his conversion, in devotedly serving the Apostle in his confinement, he had thereby already become particularly serviceable to Philemon himself, considering that the latter would have most willingly rendered service to Paul, had it been possible. Onesimus, who had belied his name, was now true to it on behalf of his erstwhile master, who also owed his conversion to the Apostle.

It is translated "meet for (the master's) use" in 2Ti 2:21; "useful" in 2Ti 4:11, RV (AV, "profitable").
See USEFUL. In the Sept., Pro 31:13.

C-3 Adjective Strong's Number: g5624 Greek: ophelimos

Profit (Noun and Verb), Profitable, Profiting:

"useful, profitable" (akin to B. No. 2), is translated "profitable" in 1Ti 4:8, both times in the RV (AV, "profiteth" in the 1st part), of physical exercise, and of godliness; in 2Ti 3:16 of the God-breathed Scriptures; in Tts 3:8, of maintaining good works.


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