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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Honorable, Without Honor

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1: ἔνδοξος

(Strong's #1741 — Adjective — endoxos — en'-dox-os )

denotes (a) "held in honor" (en, "in," doxa, "honor;" cp. HONOR, A, No. 2), "of high repute," 1 Corinthians 4:10 , AV "(are) honorable," RV, "(have) glory," in contrast to atimos, "without honor" (see No. 6 below). See GLORIOUS , GORGEOUSLY.

2: ἔντιμος

(Strong's #1784 — Adjective — entimos — en'-tee-mos )

lit., "in honor" (en, "in," time, "honor:" see HONOR , A, No. 1), is used of the centurion's servant in Luke 7:2 , "dear" (RV marg., "precious ... or honorable"); of self-sacrificing servants of the Lord, said of Epaphroditus, Philippians 2:29 , RV "(hold such) in honor" (AV, "in reputation;" marg., "honor such"); of Christ, as a precious stone, 1 Peter 2:4,6 (RV marg., "honorable"). Cp. timios in 1:7,19; see No. 4.

The comparative degree, entimoteros, is used (in the best mss.) of degrees of honor attached to persons invited to a feast, a marriage feast, Luke 14:8 , "a more honorable man." See PRECIOUS.

3: εὐσχήμων

(Strong's #2158 — Adjective — euschemon — yoo-skhay'-mone )

signifies "elegant, comely, of honorable position," AV, "honorable," RV, "of honorable estate," Mark 15:43; Acts 13:50; 17:12; for other renderings in 1 Corinthians 7:35; 12:24 see COMELY , B.

4: τίμιος

(Strong's #5093 — Adjective — timios — tim'-ee-os )

"precious, valuable, honorable" (akin to time, "honor;" see No. 2), is used of marriage in Hebrews 13:4 , AV, as a statement, "(marriage) is honorable (in all)," RV, as an exhortation, "let (marriage) be had in honor (among all)." See DEAR , PRECIOUS , REPUTATION.

5: καλός

(Strong's #2570 — Adjective — kalos — kal-os' )

"good, fair," is translated "honorable" in Romans 12:17; 2 Corinthians 8:21; 13:7 , RV (AV, "honest"). See GOOD , HONEST.

6: ἄτιμος

(Strong's #820 — Adjective — atimos — at'-ee-mos )

without honor (a, negative, or privative, time, "honor"), "despised," is translated "without honor" in Matthew 13:57; Mark 6:4; "dishonor" in 1 Corinthians 4:10 , RV (AV, "despised"). See DESPISE.

The comparative degree atimoteros is used in the best mss. in 1 Corinthians 12:23 , "less honorable."

Note: For semnos, honorable, Philippians 4:8 , RV, see GRAVE.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Honorable, Without Honor'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/h/honorable-without-honor.html. 1940.

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