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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Well-Pleasing

A — 1: εὐάρεστος

(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 (RV and AV); in Titus 2:9 , RV, "well-pleasing" (AV, "please ... well"); in Hebrews 13:21 , RV and AV. See ACCEPTABLE.

B — 1: εὐαρεστέω

(Strong's #2100 — Verb — euaresteo — yoo-ar-es-teh'-o )

akin to A, is rendered "to be well-pleasing" in Hebrews 11:5,6 , RV (AV, "please"); in Hebrews 13:16 , "is well pleased."

C — 1: εὐδοκία

(Strong's #2107 — Noun Feminine — eudokia — yoo-dok-ee'-ah )

lit., "good pleasure," is rendered "well-pleasing" in Matthew 11:26; Luke 10:21 . See DESIRE , PLEASURE , SEEM , WELL PLEASED , WILL.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Well-Pleasing'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/w/well-pleasing.html. 1940.

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