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Dictionaries :: Unprofitable, Unprofitableness

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g888 Greek: achreios

Unprofitable, Unprofitableness:

"unless (chreia, "use"), "unprofitable," occurs in Mat 25:30; Luk 17:10. In the Sept., 2Sa 6:22.

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g890 Greek: achrestos

Unprofitable, Unprofitableness:

"unprofitable, unserviceable" (chrestos, "serviceable"), is said of Onesimus, Phm 1:11, antithetically to euchrestos, "profitable," with a play on the name of the converted slave (from onesis, "profit").

Note: Achreios is more distinctly negative than achrestos, which suggests positively hurtful.

A-3 Adjective Strong's Number: g255 Greek: alusiteles

Unprofitable, Unprofitableness:

"not advantageous, not making good the expense involved" (lusiteles, "useful"), occurs in Hbr 13:17.

A-4 Adjective Strong's Number: g512 Greek: anopheles

Unprofitable, Unprofitableness:

"not beneficial or serviceable" (a, negative, n, euphonic, opheleo, "to do good, to benefit"), is rendered "unprofitable" in Tts 3:9; in the neuter, used as a noun, "unprofitableness," Hbr 7:18, said of the Law as not accomplishing that which the "better hope" could alone bring. In the Sept., Pro 28:3; Isa 44:10; Jer 2:8.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g889 Greek: achreoo | achreioo

Unprofitable, Unprofitableness:

akin to A, No. 1, "to make useless," occurs in Rom 3:12, in the Passive Voice, rendered "they have... become unprofitable."

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