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on´ẽr - a - b ' 50 ( כּבד , kābhēdh ; εὐσχήμων , euschḗmōn ): In the Old Testament "honorable" is for the most part the translation of kābhēdh , properly, "to be heavy," "weighty" ( Genesis 34:19 , the Revised Version (British and American) "honored"; Numbers 22:15; 1 Samuel 9:6; Isaiah 3:5 , etc.); kābhōdh , "weight," "heaviness," etc., occurs in Isaiah 5:13; hōdh , "beauty," "majesty," "honor" (Psalm 111:3 , the Revised Version (British and American) "honor"); 'ādhar , "to make honorable," "illustrious" (Isaiah 42:21 , "magnify the law, and make it honorable," the Revised Version margin "make the teaching great and glorious"); , yāḳār , "precious" (Psalm 45:9 ); nāsā' pānı̄m , "lifted up of face" (2 Kings 5:1; Isaiah 3:3; Isaiah 9:15 ); nesū phānı̄m (Job 22:8 , the Revised Version margin "he whose person is accepted"); euschēmōn , literally, "well fashioned," is translated Mark 15:43 , the King James Version "honorable," the Revised Version (British and American) "of honorable estate"; compare Acts 13:50; Acts 17:12; éndoxos , "in glory," occurs 1 Corinthians 4:10 , the Revised Version (British and American) "glory"; tı́mios , "weighty" (Hebrews 13:4 , the Revised Version (British and American) "had in honor"); átimos , "without weight or honor" (1 Corinthians 12:23 , "less honorable"); éntimos , "in honor" (Luke 14:8 ), "more honorable."

The Revised Version (British and American) gives for "honorable" (1 Samuel 9:6 ), "held in honor"; for "Yet shall I be glorious" (Isaiah 49:5 ), "I am honorable"; "honorable" for "honest" (Romans 12:17; 2 Corinthians 13:7; Philippians 4:8 , margin "reverend"); for "honestly" (Hebrews 13:18 ) the American Standard Revised Version has "honorably."

In Apocrypha we have endóxōs translated "honorable" ( Tobit 12:7 , the Revised Version (British and American) "gloriously"); endoxos ( Judith 16:21 ), timios (The Wisdom of Song of Solomon 4:8 ), doxázō ( Sirach 24:12 , the Revised Version (British and American) "glorified"), dóxa (29:27, the Revised Version (British and American) "honor"), etc.

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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Honorable'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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