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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: συμφέρω
(Strong's #4851 — Verb — sumphero — soom-fer'-o )

signifies (a), transitively, lit., "to bring together," (sun, "with," phero, "to bring"), Acts 19:19 ; (b) intransitively, "to be an advantage, profitable, expedient" (not merely 'convenient'); it is used mostly impersonally, "it is (it was) expedient;" so in Matthew 19:10 , RV (negatively), AV, "it is (not) good;" John 11:50 ; 16:7 ; 18:14 ; 1 Corinthians 6:12 ; 10:23 ; 2 Corinthians 8:10 ; 12:1 ; "it is profitable," Matthew 5:29,30 ; 18:6 , RV; "was profitable," Acts 20:20 ; "to profit withal," 1 Corinthians 12:7 ; in Hebrews 12:10 , used in the neuter of the present participle with the article as a noun, "for (our) profit." See PROFIT. Cp. the adjective sumphoros (or sumpheron), "profitable," used with the article as a noun, 1 Corinthians 7:35 ; 10:33 .

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

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