Adorn, Adorning - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Adorn, Adorning

[ A-1,Verb,G2885, kosmeo ]
primarily to arrange, to put in order" (Eng., "cosmetic"), is used of furnishing a room, Matthew 12:44; Luke 11:25, and of trimming lamps, Matthew 25:7. Hence, "to adorn, to ornament," as of garnishing tombs, Matthew 23:29; buildings, Luke 21:5; Revelation 21:19; one's person, 1 Timothy 2:9; 1 Peter 3:5; Revelation 21:2; metaphorically, of "adorning a doctrine," Titus 2:10. See GARNISH, TRIM.

[ B-1,Noun,G2889, kosmos ]
"a harmonious arrangement or order," then, "adornment, decoration," came to denote "the world, or the universe, as that which is Divinely arranged." The meaning "adorning" is found in 1 Peter 3:3. Elsewhere it signifies "the world." Cp. kosmios, decent, modest, 1 Timothy 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:2. See WORLD.

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