Honorable, without Honor - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Honorable, without Honor

[ 1,,G1741, endoxos ]
(a) held in honor" (en, "in," doxa, "honor;" cp. HONOR, A, No. 2), "of high repute," 1 Corinthians 4:10, AV "(are) honorable," RV, "(have) glory," in contrast to atimos, "without honor" (See No. 6 below). See GLORIOUS, GORGEOUSLY.

[ 2,,G1784, entimos ]
lit., "in honor" (en, "in," time, "honor:" See HONOR, A, No. 1), is used of the centurion's servant in Luke 7:2, "dear" (RV marg., "precious ... or honorable"); of self-sacrificing servants of the Lord, said of Epaphroditus, Philippians 2:29, RV "(hold such) in honor" (AV, "in reputation;" marg., "honor such"); of Christ, as a precious stone, 1 Peter 2:4, 1 Peter 2:6 (RV marg., "honorable"). Cp. timios in 1 Peter 1:7, 1 Peter 1:19; See No. 4.

The comparative degree, entimoteros, is used (in the best mss.) of degrees of honor attached to persons invited to a feast, a marriage feast, Luke 14:8, "a more honorable man." See PRECIOUS.

[ 3,,G2158, euschemon ]
signifies "elegant, comely, of honorable position," AV, "honorable," RV, "of honorable estate," Mark 15:43; Acts 13:50; Acts 17:12; for other renderings in 1 Corinthians 7:35; 1 Corinthians 12:24 See COMELY, B.

[ 4,,G5093, timios ]
"precious, valuable, honorable" (akin to time, "honor;" See No. 2), is used of marriage in Hebrews 13:4, AV, as a statement, "(marriage) is honorable (in all)," RV, as an exhortation, "let (marriage) be had in honor (among all)." See DEAR, PRECIOUS, REPUTATION.

[ 5,,G2570, kalos ]
"good, fair," is translated "honorable" in Romans 12:17; 2 Corinthians 8:21; 2 Corinthians 13:7, RV (AV, "honest"). See GOOD, HONEST.

[ 6,,G820, atimos ]
without honor (a, negative, or privative, time, "honor"), "despised," is translated "without honor" in Matthew 13:57; Mark 6:4; "dishonor" in 1 Corinthians 4:10, RV (AV, "despised"). See DESPISE.

The comparative degree atimoteros is used in the best mss. in 1 Corinthians 12:23, "less honorable."

Note: For semnos, honorable, Philippians 4:8, RV, See GRAVE.

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