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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Benefit, Benefactor

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1: εὐεργεσία
(Strong's #2108 — Noun Feminine — euergesia — yoo-erg-es-ee'-ah )

lit., "good work" (eu, "well," ergon, "work"), is found in Acts 4:9 , "good deed," and 1 Timothy 6:2 , "benefit."

2: εὐεργέτης
(Strong's #2110 — Noun Masculine — euergetes — yoo-erg-et'-ace )

"a benefactor," expresses the agent, Luke 22:25 .

3: χάρις
(Strong's #5485 — Noun Feminine — charis — khar'-ece )

"grace," is once rendered "benefit," 2 Corinthians 1:15 ; it stresses the character of the "benefit," as the effect of the gracious disposition of the benefactor. See ACCEPTABLE , FAVOR , GRACE , LIBERALITY , PLEASURE , THANK.

4: ἀγαθός
(Strong's #18 — Adjective — agathon — ag-ath-os' )

the neuter of agathos, used as a noun in Philemon 1:14 , is translated "benefit," AV; RV, "goodness." See GOOD.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Benefit, Benefactor'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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