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1: καλῶς
(Strong's #2573 — Adverb — kalos — kal-oce' )

"finely" (akin to kalos, "good, fair"), is usually translated "well," indicating what is done rightly; in the Epistles it is most frequent in 1Tim. (1 Timothy 3:4,12,13 ; 5:17 ); twice it is used as an exclamation of approval, Mark 12:32 ; Romans 11:20 ; the comparative degree kallion, "very well," occurs in Acts 25:10 . See GOOD , C, No. 1.

Note: The neuter form of the adjective kalos, with the article and the present participle of poieo, "to do," is translated "well-doing" in Galatians 6:9 .

2: εὖ
(Strong's #2095 — Adverb — eu — yoo )

primarily the neuter of an old word, eus, "noble, good," is used (a) with verbs, e.g., Mark 14:7 , "do (poieo) ... good;" Acts 15:29 (prasso); Ephesians 6:3 (ginomai, "to be"); (b) in replies, "good," "well done," Matthew 25:21,23 ; in Luke 19:17 , eu ge (in the best texts). The word is the opposite of kakos, "evilly." See GOOD , C, No. 2.

Notes: (1) In 2 Timothy 1:18 , beltion, the neuter form of what is used as the comparative degree of agathos, "good," is used adverbially and translated "very well." (2) For John 2:10 , "have well drunk" (RV, "freely"), see DRINK , B, No. 2. (3) Hos, "as," with kai, "also (and)," is rendered "as well as" in Acts 10:47 (kathos in some mss.); 1 Corinthians 9:5 . (4) In Hebrews 4:2 kathaper, "even as," with kai, is translated "as well as:" see EVEN , No. 8.

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

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