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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2908 Greek: kreisson


from kratos, "strong" (which denotes power in activity and effect), serves as the comparative degree of agathos, "good" (good or fair, intrinsically). Kreisson is especially characteristic of the Epistle to the Hebrews, where it is used 12 times; it indicates what is

(a) advantageous or useful, 1Cr 7:9, 38; 11:17; Hbr 11:40; 12:24; 2Pe 2:21; Phl 1:23, where it is coupled with mallon, "more," and pollo, "much, by far," "very far better" (RV);

(b) excellent, Hbr 1:4; 6:9; 7:7, 19, 22; 8:6; 9:23; 10:34; 11:16, 35.

2 Strong's Number: g2570 g3123 Greek: kalon mallon


the neuter of kalos, with mallon, "more," is used in Mar 9:42, "it were better (lit., 'much better') for him if a great millstone were hanged about his neck." In verses Mar 9:43, 45, 47, kalos is used alone (RV, "good," for AV, "better").

Note: In Luk 5:39 the most authentic texts have chrestos, "good," instead of the comparative, chrestoteros, "better."


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