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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Decently

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1: εὐσχημόνως
(Strong's #2156 — Adverb — euschemonos — yoo-skhay-mon'-oce )

denotes "gracefully, becomingly, in a seemly manner" (eu, "well," schema, "a form, figure"); "honestly," in Romans 13:13 (marg., "decently"), in contrast to the shamefulness of gentile social life; in 1 Thessalonians 4:12 , the contrast is to idleness and its concomitant evils and the resulting bad testimony to unbelievers; in 1 Corinthians 14:40 , "decently," where the contrast is to disorder in oral testimony in the churches. See HONESTLY.

Note: Cp. euschemosune, "comeliness," 1 Corinthians 12:23 , and euschemon, "comely, honorable." See COMELY.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Decently'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/d/decently.html. 1940.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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