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Entry for Strong's #5543 - χρηστός

Transliteration
chrēstós
Phonetics
khrase-tos'  
Word Origin
from (5530)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
9:483,1320
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. fit, fit for use, useful
    1. virtuous, good
  2. manageable
    1. mild, pleasant (as opp. to harsh, hard sharp, bitter)
    2. of things: more pleasant, of people, kind, benevolent
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2896 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);  3368 ‑ יָקָר (yaw‑kawr');  3477 ‑ יָשָׁר (yaw‑shawr');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (7) NAS (7) HCS (7)
Matthew 1
Luke 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 1
1 Peter 1
Matthew 1
Luke 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 1
1 Peter 1
Matthew 1
Luke 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 1
Ephesians 1
1 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-APN 1
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 3
A-NSM-C 1
A-NSN 1
A-APN 1
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 4
A-NSN 1
A-APN 1
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 3
A-NSM-C 1
A-NSN 1
NA WH
A-APN 1
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 4
A-NSN 1
A-APN 1
A-NPM 1
A-NSM 4
A-NSN 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

χρηστός, ή, όν,

(χράομαι)

of things, like χρήσιμος, useful, good of its kind, serviceable, [τόξα] χρηστὰ οὐδέν Hdt. 3.78; [ ἀτραπὸς] οὐδὲν χ. τισι Id. 7.215; χ. ἐπίπλοα Id. 1.94; [ γῆ ] E. Hec. 594; οἰκία, opp. μοχθηρά, Pl. Grg. 504a; ἡ χ. μέλιττα, opp. οἱ κηφῆνες, Arist. HA 624b23: freq. of wholesome food, μελίτωμα Batr. 39; ποτόν, σῖτος, Pl. R. 438a; περὶ τὸ σῶμα Pl. Prt. 313d: c. gen., for a thing, νεύρων for the sinews, Ael. NA 14.21; ῥάφανος Alex. 15.8; ὄψον Antiph. 242, etc. (but pleasant to taste, nice, Thphr. Char. 2.10): generally, πολιτεία Isoc. 12.135; βίος Aeschin. 1.179; of victims and omens, auspicious, ἱρά, σφάγια, Hdt. 5.44, 9.61, 62; τελευτὴ χ. a happy end or issue, Id. 7.157; εἰ.. τοῦτό γε δοκέει ὑμῖν εἶναι χρηστόν Id. 5.92. ά: pl., τὰ χ., as Subst., benefits, kindnesses, Id. 1.41, 42; χρηστὰ φέρειν Id. 4.139; χρηστόν τι συμβουλεύειν, χρηστὰ ἐπιτηδεύειν, Ar. Nu. 793, Antipho 3.3.9; χρηστὰ λέγειν, πράττειν, etc., Men. 725, 787, etc.: but τὰ χ. also, happy event, ἐκτελοῖτο δὴ τὰ χ. A. Pers. 228 (troch.); prosperity, success, τὰ χ. δ' αὔθ' ἕκαστ' ἔχει φίλους E. Hec. 1227.

2. in moral sense, opp. κακός, Eup. in PSI 11.1213.2; opp. πονηρός, Pl. Prt. 313d; τὸ χ., opp. τὸ αἰσχρόν, S. Ph. 476; χρηστός, opp. λυπρός, E. Med. 601: but λῦπαι χρησταί if working for good, Pl. Grg. 499e.

3. good for its purpose, effective (even for evil), τραῦμα, δῆγμα, Luc. Symp. 44, Alex. 55.

4. Gramm., in use, current, ποιηταῖς χρηστά Eust. 215.8.

II of persons, good, esp. in war, valiant, true, Hdt. 5.109, 6.13, S. Ph. 437, etc.: generally, good, honest, worthy, Id. OT 610; οἰκέται X. Oec. 9.5; of women, ἐρεῖ τις ὡς Κλυταιμνήστρα κακή· Ἄλκηστιν ἀντέθηκα χρηστήν Eub. 117.11, cf. Men. Mon. 634; of good citizens, useful, deserving, D. 20.7: c. acc. cogn., ἃ χρηστοὶ ἐγένεσθε Th. 3.64; χ. περὶ τὴν πόλιν γεγενημένος Lys. 14.31; χ. καὶ φιλόπολις Ar. Pl. 900; collectively, ὀλίγον τὸ χ. Id. Ra. 783; but also ironically, ὁ χ. οὑτοσί Id. Numbers 8:1-26; οἱ χ. πρέσβεις οὗτοι D. 18.30, cf. 89; ἐκλελάκτικεν ὁ χ. ἡμῖν μοιχός Men. 16. freq. on Epitaphs, IG 3.3149,3155, al. c. inf., ὅσοι προβατεύειν χ. Him. Or. 14.32.

2. οἱ χρηστοί, like οἱ ἀγαθοί, those of good family, X. Ath. 1.4, 6.

3. of the gods, propitious, merciful, bestowing health or wealth, θεῶν χρηστῶν ἥκειν εὖ Hdt. 8.111, cf. M.Ant. 9.11.

4. of men, good, kindly, δούλῳ.. χ. γενόμενός ἐστι δεσπότης πατρίς Antiph. 265; ὡς ἡδὺ δούλῳ δεσπότου χρηστοῦ τυχεῖν Men. Mon. 556, cf. Philem. 227; ὁ χ., ὡς ἔοικε, καὶ χρηστοὺς ποιεῖ Men. 203b, cf. Plu. Phoc. 10; χ. περί τινα D. 59.2; ἐπί τινας Luke 6:35; εἰς ἀλλήλους Ephesians 4:32. sts. simple, silly, like εὐήθης, χρηστὸς εἶ ὅτι ἡγῇ.., you're a nice fellow, to think that.., Pl. Phdr. 264b, cf. Tht. 161a; ὦ χρηστέ D. 18.318.

5. of a man, strong, able in body for sexual intercourse, = γυναικὶ χρῆσθαι δυνάμενος, Hp. Genit. 2.

6. of the dead, whence χρηστὸν ποιεῖν = ἀποκτιννύναι, in a treaty between the Spartans and Tegea, Arist. Fr. 592.

III Adv. -τῶς well, properly, Hdt. 4.117, Hp. Art. 32; χ. ἔχειν Ar. Ec. 219; σκευάσαι χ. τοὖψον Alex. 149.6.: ironically, χ. τὴν πατρίδα ἐπετρόπευσας Hdt. 3.36.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χρηστός, χρηστη, χρηστόν (χράομαι), from Herodotus down, the Sept. for טוב;

1. properly, fit for use, useful; virtuous, good: ἤθη χρηστά, 1 Corinthians 15:33 ((Treg. χρηστά (but cf. Buttmann, 11)), see ἦθος, 2).

2. manageable, i. e. mild, pleasant (opposed to harsh, hard, sharp, bitter): of things, χρηστότερός οἶνος, pleasanter, Luke 5:39 (here T Tr text χρηστός; so WH in brackets) (of wine also in Plutarch, mor., p. 240 d. (i. e. Lacaen. apophtheg. (Gorgias 2); p. 1073 a. (i. e. de com. notit. 28)); of food and drink, Plato, de rep. 4, p. 438 a.; σῦκα, the Sept. Jeremiah 24:3, 5); ζυγός (opposed to burdensome), Matthew 11:30 (A. V. easy); of persons, kind, benevolent: of God, 1 Peter 2:3 (A. V. gracious) from Psalm 33:9 (); τό χρηστόν τοῦ Θεοῦ equivalent to χρηστότης (Winer's Grammar, § 34, 2), Romans 2:4; of men, εἰς τινα toward one, Ephesians 4:32; ἐπί τινα, Luke 6:35 (here of God; in both passages, A. V. kind).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χρηστός , - , -όν

(<χράομαι ),

[in LXX chiefly for H2896 (freq. of God: Psalms 25:8, al.), also for H3368 (Ezekiel 27:22; Ezekiel 28:13), H3477 (Proverbs 2:21 א A);]

serviceable, good;

(a) of things, good, leasant: of food (as often in cl.), οἶνος , Luke 5:39; ζυγός , Matthew 11:30 (EV, easy); in ethical sense, ἤθη , 1 Corinthians 15:33;

(b) of persons, good, kind, gracious: Ephesians 4:32; of God, Luke 6:35, 1 Peter 2:3; τ . χρηστὸν (= ἡ χρηστότης ) τοῦ θεοῦ , Romans 2:4.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
χρηστα χρηστά χρηστὰ χρηστοι χρηστοί χρηστον χρηστόν χρηστὸν χρηστος χρηστός χρηστὸς χρηστότερός χρηστού χρηστών chresta chrestà chrēsta chrēstà chrestoi chrestoí chrēstoi chrēstoí chreston chrestòn chrēston chrēstòn chrestos chrestós chrestòs chrēstos chrēstós chrēstòs
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