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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Worthy, Worthily

Dictionaries :: Worthy, Worthily

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g514 Greek: axios

Worthy, Worthily:

"of weight, worth, worthy," is said of persons and their deeds:

(a) in a good sense, e.g., Mat 10:10, 11, 13 (twice), Mat 10:37 (twice), Mat 10:38; 22:8; Luk 7:4; 10:7; 15:19, 21; Jhn 1:27; Act 13:25; 1Ti 5:18; 6:1; Hbr 11:38; Rev 3:4; 4:11; 5:2, 4, 9, 12;

(b) in a bad sense, Luk 12:48; 23:15; Act 23:29; 25:11, 25; 26:31; Rom 1:32; Rev 16:6.

A-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g2425 Greek: hikanos

Worthy, Worthily:

"sufficient," is translated "worthy" in this sense in Mat 3:11 (marg., "sufficient"); so Mat 8:8; Mar 1:7; Luk 3:16; 7:6.
See ABILITY, C, No. 2, etc.

A-3 Adjective Strong's Number: g1777 Greek: enochos

Worthy, Worthily:

"held in, bound by," is translated "worthy (of death)" in Mat 26:66; Mar 14:64, RV (marg., "liable to;" AV, "guilty").


(1) In Jam 2:7, AV, kalos, "good, fair," is translated "worthy" (RV, "honorable").

(2) For the AV of Eph 4:1; Col 1:10; 1Th 2:12, see C, below.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g515 Greek: axioo

Worthy, Worthily:

"to think or count worthy," is used

(1) of the estimation formed by God

(a) favorably, 2Th 1:11, "may count (you) worthy (of your calling)," suggestive of grace (it does not say "may make you worthy"); Hbr 3:3, "of more glory," of Christ in comparison with Moses;

(b) unfavorably, Hbr 10:29, "of how much sorer punishment;"

(2) by a centurion (negatively) concerning himself, Luk 7:7;

(3) by a church, regarding its elders, 1Ti 5:17, where "honor" stands probably for "honorarium," i.e., "material support."
See also DESIRE, B, No. 1 (Act 28:22), THINK (Act 15:38).

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g2661 Greek: kataxioo

Worthy, Worthily:

a strengthened form of No. 1, occurs in Luk 20:35; 21:36, in some texts; Act 5:41; 2Th 1:5.
See ACCOUNT, A, No. 5.

C-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g514 Greek: axios

Worthy, Worthily:

"worthily," so translated in the RV [with one exception, see (c)], for AV, "worthy" and other renderings,

(a) "worthily of God," 1Th 2:12, of the Christian walk as it should be; 3Jo 1:6, RV, of assisting servants of God in a way which reflects God's character and thoughts;

(b) "worthily of the Lord," Col 1:10; of the calling of believers, Eph 4:1, in regard to their "walk" or manner of life;

(c) "worthy of the gospel of Christ," Phl 1:27, of a manner of life in accordance with what the gospel declares;

(d) "worthily of the saints," RV, of receiving a fellow believer, Rom 16:2, in such a manner as befits those who bear the name of "saints." Deissmann (Bible Studies, pp. 248 ff.) shows from various inscriptions that the phrase "worthily of the god" was very popular at Pergamum.


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