Expedient - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Expedient

[ 1,,G4851, sumphero ]
signifies
(a), transitively, lit., to bring together," (sun, "with," phero, "to bring"), Acts 19:19;
(b) intransitively, "to be an advantage, profitable, expedient" (not merely 'convenient'); it is used mostly impersonally, "it is (it was) expedient;" so in Matthew 19:10, RV (negatively), AV, "it is (not) good;" John 11:50; John 16:7; John 18:14; 1 Corinthians 6:12; 1 Corinthians 10:23; 2 Corinthians 8:10; 2 Corinthians 12:1; "it is profitable," Matthew 5:29-Matthew 5:30; Matthew 18:6, RV; "was profitable," Acts 20:20; "to profit withal," 1 Corinthians 12:7; in Hebrews 12:10, used in the neuter of the present participle with the article as a noun, "for (our) profit." See PROFIT. Cp. the adjective sumphoros (or sumpheron), "profitable," used with the article as a noun, 1 Corinthians 7:35; 1 Corinthians 10:33.

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