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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: κέρδος
(Strong's #2771 — Noun Neuter — kerdos — ker'-dos )

"gain" (cp. kerdaino, "to gain, get gain"), is translated "gain" in Philippians 1:21 ; 3:7 ; "lucre" in Titus 1:11 (preceded by aischros, "filthy"). See GAIN.

B — 1: αἰσχροκερδής
(Strong's #146 — Adjective — aischrokerdes — ahee-skhrok-er-dace' )

denotes "greedy of base gains" (aischros, and A, as above), 1 Timothy 3:8 , "greedy of filthy lucre;" so the RV in Titus 1:7 , AV, "(given to) filthy lucre." In some mss. 1 Timothy 3:3 .

B — 2: αἰσχροκερδῶς
(Strong's #147 — Adverb — aischrokerdos — ahee-skhrok-er-doce' )

denotes "from eagerness for base gain," 1 Peter 5:2 , "for filthy lucre."

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

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