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Strong's #2173 - εὔχρηστος

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  1. easy to make use of, useful
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Strong #: 2656 ‑ חֵפֶץ (khay'‑fets);  
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KJV (3)
2 Timothy 2
Philemon 1
NAS (3)
2 Timothy 2
Philemon 1
HCS (3)
2 Timothy 2
Philemon 1
BSB (3)
2 Timothy 2
Philemon 1
ESV (2)
2 Timothy 2
WEB (5)
2 Timothy 4
Philemon 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

εὔχρηστ-ος, ον,

also - η, ον Orph. Fr. 272: (χράομαι):

I useful, serviceable, ἔν τινι Hp. Fract. 16 (Sup.); πρός τι Pl. Lg. 777b, X. Mem. 3.8.5, etc.; εἴς τι D.S. 5.40 (Sup.); of persons, c. dat., PPetr. 3p.153 (iii B.C.); τῷ δήμῳ Inscr.Prien. 102.5 (ii/i B.C.); σκεῦος εὔ. τῷ δεσπότῃ 2 Timothy 2:21; εὔχρησται ἡμέραι, in astrology, Orph. Fr. 272. Adv. - τως Chrysipp.Stoic. 2.334; εὐ. ἔχειν πρός τι Plb. 3.73.5, Ael. Tact. 3.2.

II easy to execute, διίππευσις ib. 18.4.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

εὔχρηστος, εὔχρηστον (εὖ and χράομαι), easy to make use of, useful: with the dative of person 2 Timothy 2:21; opposed to ἄχρηστος, Philemon 1:11; εἰς τί, for a thing, 2 Timothy 4:11. (Diodorus 5, 40; Wis. 13:13; πρός τί, Xenophon, mem. 3, 8, 5.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

εὔ -χρηστος , -ον

(εὖ , χράομαι ),

[in LXX: Proverbs 31:13 (H2656), Wisdom of Solomon 13:13*;]

useful, serviceable: c. dat. pers., 2 Timothy 2:21; id. seq. εἰς , c. dat. rei, 2 Timothy 4:11; opp. to ἄχρηστος , Philemon 1:11.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For εὔχρηστος with the dat. of pers. (2 Timothy 2:21), cf. P Petr III. 53 (n).5 Πέτωυς, ὃν οὐδὲ σὺ ἀγνοεῖς εὔχρηστον ὄντα τοῖς ἐν τῶι νομῶι, ἀπέσταλται εἰς Ἀλεξανδρείαν, ";Petous, who, as you know very well, is of great value to those in the nome, was sent to Alexandria"; (Ed.), Priene 102.5 (c. B.C. 100) προ [γ ]όν [ων δὲ ὄντα γεγ ]ενημένων εὐχρήστων κ ̣οιν ̣ ̣ι ̣ [τ ]ε ̣ τ ̣ω ̣̑[ι δήμ ]ωι καὶ κατ᾽ ἰδίαν ἑκάστω ̣ι τῶν π ̣[ολιτῶν, and for the comp. see PSI IV. 361.24 (B.C. 251–0) προθυμότερος ἔσται καί σοι εὐχρηστότερος. The constr. with εἰς is found in Cagnat IV. 818.23 where a certain C. Ageleius is honoured at Hierapolis for fiscal services he had rendered—εἰς χρίας κυρ [ια ]κὰς εὔχρηστο [ν ] γενόμενον. For the subst. see P Par 63.191 (B.C. 164) (= P Petr III. p. 35) ὅταν ὁρῶσιν ἀντικαταλλασσομένην αὐτοῖς τὴν εὐχρηστίαν, ";as soon as they see that the benefit will accrue to themselves also"; (Mahaffy), and for the verb = ";lend"; (cf. Lob. Phryn. p. 402) see P Oxy II. 241.30 (c. A.D. 98) πρός ται (l. τε) ἃς εὐχρήστη ̣σαν αὐτῷ κατὰ χιρόγραφον, ";in return for an accommodation in accordance with a note of hand"; (Edd.), ib. XII. 1473.26 (A.D. 201).


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List of Word Forms
εύχρηστα ευχρηστον εύχρηστον εὔχρηστον ευχρηστος εὔχρηστος euchreston euchrēston eúchreston eúchrēston euchrestos euchrēstos eúchrestos eúchrēstos
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