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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Kind, Kind, Kindly, Kindness

A — 1: χρηστός

(Strong's #5543 — Adjective — chrestos — khrase-tos' )

"serviceable, good, pleasant" (of things), "good, gracious, kind" (of persons), is translated "kind" in Luke 6:35 , of God; in Ephesians 4:32 , enjoined upon believers. See BETTER , EASY , GOOD , GOODNESS , GRACIOUS.

A — 2: ἀγαθός

(Strong's #18 — Adjective — agathos — ag-ath-os' )

"good," is translated "kind" in Titus 2:5 , RV. See GOOD.

B — 1: χρηστεύομαι

(Strong's #5541 — Verb — chresteuomai — khraste-yoo'-om-ahee )

akin to A. No. 1, "to be kind," is said of love, 1 Corinthians 13:4 .

C — 1: χρηστότης

(Strong's #5544 — Noun Feminine — chrestotes — khray-stot'-ace )

akin to A, No. 1, and B, used of "goodness of heart, kindness," is translated "kindness" in 2 Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 5:22 , RV (AV, "gentleness"); Ephesians 2:7; Colossians 3:12; Titus 3:4 . See GOODNESS.

C — 2: φιλανθρωπία

(Strong's #5363 — Noun Feminine — philanthropia — fil-an-thro-pee'-ah )

from philos, "loving," anthropos, "man" (Eng., "philanthropy"), denotes "kindness," and is so translated in Acts 28:2 , of that which was shown by the inhabitants of Melita to the shipwrecked voyagers; in Titus 3:4 , of the "kindness" of God, translated "(His) love toward man." See LOVE.

D — 1: φιλανθρώπως

(Strong's #5364 — Adverb — philanthropos — fil-an-thro'-poce )

akin to C, No. 2, "humanely, kindly," is translated "kindly" in Acts 27:3 (AV, "courteously"). See COURTEOUSLY.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Kind, Kind, Kindly, Kindness'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/k/kind-kind-kindly-kindness.html. 1940.

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