Use (Noun), Useful - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Use (Noun), Useful

[ 1,,G1838, hexis ]
akin to echo, to have," denotes "habit, experience, use," Hebrews 5:14.

[ 2,,G5532, chreia ]
"need," is translated "uses" in Titus 3:14; in Ephesians 4:29, AV, "(for the) use (of edifying)," RV, "(as the) need (may be)." See NECESSITY, NEED.

[ 3,,G5540, chresis ]
"use" (akin to chraomai, "to use"), occurs in Romans 1:26-Romans 1:27.

Notes:

(1) In 2 Timothy 2:21, the adjective euchrestos, "useful, serviceable" (eu, "well," chraomai, "to use"), is translated "meet for ... use;" in 2 Timothy 4:11, "useful," RV, (AV, "profitable"); in Philemon 1:11, "profitable." See PROFITABLE, B, No. 2.

(2) In 1 Corinthians 8:7 the best texts have the noun sunetheia, RV, "being used," lit., "by the custom (of the idol)," i.e., by being associated. See CUSTOM. In the Sept., Proverbs 31:13. Contrast achrestos, "unprofitable," Philemon 1:11.

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