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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3786 - ὄφελος

from ophello (to heap up, i.e. accumulate or benefit)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
  1. advantage, profit
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2974 ‑ יָאַל (yaw‑al');  
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KJV (3)
1 Corinthians
NAS (3)
1 Corinthians
HCS (3)
1 Corinthians
BSB (3)
1 Corinthians
ESV (3)
1 Corinthians
WEB (3)
1 Corinthians
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὄφελος, τό,

(ὀφέλλω B) only in nom. and acc. sg.,

1. furtherance, advantage, help, αἴ κ' ὄφελός τι γενώμεθα in case we can be of any use, Il. 13.236; ὅς τοι πόλλ' ὄ. γένετο who was a help to thee in many matters, 17.152; οὐδὲν σοί γ' ὄ. not as any good to thee, 22.513; ὄ. τί μοι ἔσσῃ h.Merc. 34; τί δ' ἔστ' ὄ. δειλὸς ἀνήρ; Thgn. 102; λέγεις Ἀτρείδαις ὄ. ἢ 'π' ἐμοὶ τόδε; S. Ph. 1384; τί δῆτ' ἂν εἴης ὄ. ἡμῖν; what good could you be to us? Ar. Pl. 1152, cf. Pl. R. 505a, etc.; τὸ μέγα ὄ. τῆς πόλεως, Lat. columen rerum, ironical in Aeschin. 2.24 (quoted from D.): c. inf., τί γὰρ ὄ. σώματί γε κάμνοντι.. σιτία πολλὰ διδόναι; Pl. Grg. 504e, cf. 513e; τί ζῆν ὄ. ᾧ μή 'στι τὸ ζῆν εἰδέναι; Philem. 104.

2. c. gen., φυγᾶς ὄ. εἴ τί μοι A. Supp. 737 (lyr.); τῶν ὄ. ἐστι οὐδέν Hdt. 8.68. γ; οἷσι.. οὐδὲν ὄ. ἐστιν οὔτε χρημάτων οὔτε τῶν ἄλλων οὐδενὸς ἄτερ τῆς ὑγιείης Hp. Vict. 3.69; τί τῆς εὐμορφίας ὄ.; E. Fr. 548; ἐλευθερίας οὐδὲν ὄ. And. 4.17; ἐάν τι ἡμῶν ὡς νομοθετῶν ὄ. ᾖ Pl. R. 530c; ἀνὴρ ὅτου τι καὶ σμικρὸν ὄ. ἐστιν Id. Ap. 28b; γεωργοῦ ἀργοῦ οὐδὲν ὄφελος X. Cyr. 1.6.18; μαγείρῳ μαχαίρας οὐδὲν ὄ. ἥτις μὴ τέμνει D. 25.46; τί δ' ὄ. εὖ λαλοῦντος, ἂν κακῶς φρονῇ; Men. 821.

3. ὅ τι πέρ ἐστ' ὄ. ἐν τῇ πόλει all that is best, all the best people, Ar. Ec. 53, cf. Luc. Herod. 8: c. gen., ὅ τι περ ὄ. τοῦ στρατεύματος the serviceable part (or perh. the flower) of the army, X. HG 5.3.6, cf. Theoc. 13.18; ὅ τι περ.. ἀπληστίας ὄ. the flower (acme) of gluttony, Luc. Tim. 55.

4. c. gen. objecti, help against a thing, Nic. Th. 518.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ὄφελος , -ονς , τό

(< ὀφέλλω , to increase),

[in LXX: Job 15:3 (H3276 hi.)*;]

advantage, help: 1 Corinthians 15:32, James 2:14; James 2:16.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the literal sense ";loose,"; ";set free,"; cf. PSI IV. 435.9 (B.C. 258–7) (as restored by Deissmann, LO. 4, p. 121) ἐμοῦ ̣δ ̣ε ̣π [α ]ρ ̣[ακαλέσαντος τὸν θεὸν Σάραπιν,] ὅπως ἄμ με παραλύσηι τοῦ ἐνταῦθ ̣α [ἔργου, Syll 226 (= .3 495).175 (c. B.C. 230) ἐξ ὧν ἀπέλυσε μὲν τὴμ πόλιν ὀφειλημάτων, παρέλυσε δὲ τόκων. The subst. παράλυσις occurs in Artem. p. 263.14.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
οφελος όφελος ὄφελος ophelos óphelos
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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