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Bible Dictionaries

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Search Results: "pleasing"

Title Matches: 2
Please, Pleasing, Well-Pleasing, Pleasure
— 1: ἀρέσκω ► (Strong's #700 — Verb — aresko — ar-es'-ko ) signifies (a) "to be pleasing to, be acceptable to," Matthew 14:6 ; Mark 6:22 ; Acts 6:5 ; Romans 8:8 ; 15:2 ; 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 ; Galatians 1:10 ; 1 Thessalonians
Well-Pleasing
► (Strong's #2101 — Adjective — euarestos — yoo-ar'-es-tos ) is used in Romans 12:1,2 , translated "acceptable" (RV marg., "well-pleasing"); in the following the RV has "well-pleasing," Romans 14:18 ; 2 Corinthians 5:9 ; Ephesians 5:10 ; in Philippians 4:18 ; Colossians 3:20
Approximate Matches: 16
Accept, Accepted, Acceptable
— apodektos — ap-od'-ek-tos ) a strengthened form of No. 1 (apo, "from," used intensively), signifies "acceptable," in the sense of what is pleasing and welcome, 1 Timothy 2:3 ; 5:4 . B — 3: εὐπρόσδεκτος ►
Aim
it one's aim," Romans 15:20 , of Paul's "aim" in Gospel pioneering, RV (AV, "strive"); 2 Corinthians 5:9 , of the "aim" of believers "to be well-pleasing" unto the Lord, RV (AV, "labor"); in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 , of the "aim" of believers to be quiet, do their own business and work with their
Deliver, Deliverance, Deliverer
χαρίζομαι ► (Strong's #5483 — Verb — charizomai — khar-id'-zom-ahee ) "to gratify, to do what is pleasing to anyone," is translated "deliver" in the AV of Acts 25:11,16 ; RV, "give up" (marg., "grant by favor," i.e., to give over to the Jews so as
Desire, Desirous
(marg., "good pleasure"); in 2 Thessalonians 1:11 , RV, "desire," AV and RV, marg., "good pleasure." It is used of God in Matthew 11:26 ("well pleasing," RV, for AV, "seemed good"); Luke 2:14 , RV, "men in whom He is well pleased," lit., "men of good plearure" (the construction is objective);
Fit, Fitly, Fitting
A — 2: ἀρεστός ► (Strong's #701 — Adjective — arestos — ar-es-tos' ) "pleasing" (akin to aresko, "to please"), is translated "(it is not) fit," RV (AV, "reason"), in Acts 6:2 . See PLEASE , REASON. B — 1: ἀνήκω
Godliness, Godly
yoo-seb'-i-ah ) from eu, "well," and sebomai, "to be devout," denotes that piety which, characterized by a Godward attitude, does that which is well-pleasing to Him. This and the corresponding verb and adverb (see below) are frequent in the Pastoral Epistles, but do not occur in previous Epistles of
Good, Goodly, Goodness
1 Peter 2:18 . The neuter of the adjective with the definite article signifies that which is "good," lit., "the good," as being morally honorable, pleasing to God, and therefore beneficial. Christians are to prove it, Romans 12:2 ; to cleave to it, Romans 12:9 ; to do it, Romans 13:3 ; Galatians 6:10
Love
first of all in implicit obedience to His commandments, John 14:15,21,23 ; 15:10 ; 1 John 2:5 ; 5:3 ; 2 John 1:6 . Self-will, that is, self-pleasing, is the negation of love to God. "Christian love, whether exercised toward the brethren, or toward men generally, is not an impulse from the
Lovely
1: προσφιλής ► (strong's #4375 — adjective — prosphiles — pros-fee-lace' ) "pleasing, agreeable, lovely" (pros, "toward," phileo, "to love"), occurs in philippians 4:8 . in the sept., esther 5:1 (3rd sentence).
Men-Pleasers
— anth-ro-par'-es-kos ) an adjective signifying "studying to please men" (anthropos, "man," aresko, "to please"), designates, "not simply one who is pleasing to men ..., but one who endeavors to please men and not God" (Cremer). It is used in Ephesians 6:6 ; Colossians 3:22 . In the Sept., Psalm 53:5
Move, Moved, Mover, Moving, Unmovable
1 Thessalonians 3:3 , Passive Voice, "(that no man) be moved (by these afflictions)." Some have suggested the primary meaning, "to be wheedled, befooled, by pleasing utterances;" but Greek interpreters regard it as synonymous with No. 3, or with tarasso, "to disturb," and this is confirmed by the contrast with
Seem
eudokia, "good pleasure, satisfaction" (eu, "well," and dokeo), is used with ginomai, "to become," and translated "it seemed good," AV (RV, "it was well-pleasing"). (2) In Luke 24:11 , AV, phaino, "to appear" (Passive Voice), is translated "seemed" (RV, "appeared").
Self-Willed
1: αὐθάδης ► (Strong's #829 — Adjective — authades — ow-thad'-ace ) "self-pleasing" (autos, "self," hedomai, "to please"), denotes one who, dominated by self-interest, and inconsiderate of others, arrogantly asserts his own will,
Think
εὐδοκέω ► (Strong's #2106 — Verb — eudokeo — yoo-dok-eh'-o ) "to be well-pleasing," is rendered "we thought it good" in 1 Thessalonians 3:1 . See PLEASE. 11: ἀξιόω ► (Strong's
Well Pleased
A — 1: εὐδοκία ► (Strong's #2107 — Noun Feminine — eudokia — yoo-dok-ee'-ah
Will, Would
A — 1: θέλημα ► (Strong's #2307 — Noun Neuter — thelema — thel'-ay-mah ) signifies
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