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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

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ad -van´tā̇j ( סכן , ṣākhan ): In Job 35:3 is interpreted in succeeding clause as "profit." In Romans 3:1 περισσός , perissós , is likewise interpreted by a paraphrase in the next sentence. the Revised Version (British and American) prefers to render pleonektéō by "take advantage," where the King James Version has "defraud" (2 Corinthians 7:2 ), or "make gain of" (2 Corinthians 12:17 ; compare 2 Corinthians 2:11 ). In Judges 1:16 "advantage" ( ōphéleia ) means "profit.»

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Advantage'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/a/advantage.html. 1915.

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