Glad (be, make), Gladly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Glad (be, make), Gladly

[ A-1,Verb,G5463, chairo ]
is the usual word for rejoicing, being glad;" it is rendered by the verb "to be glad" in Mark 14:11; Luke 15:32; Luke 22:5; Luke 23:8; John 8:56; John 11:15; John 20:20; Acts 11:23; Acts 13:48; in the following the RV has "to rejoice" for AV, "to be glad," Romans 16:19; 1 Corinthians 16:17; 2 Corinthians 13:9; 1 Peter 4:13; Revelation 19:7. See FAREWELL, No. 4, GREETING, HAIL, JOY, REJOICE.

[ A-2,Verb,G21, agalliao ]
"to exult, rejoice greatly," is chiefly used in the Middle Voice (Active in Luke 1:47; some mss. have the Passive in John 5:35, "to be made glad"). In the OT, it is found abundantly in the Psalms, from Psalms 2:11 onward to Psalms 149:2, Psalms 149:5 (Sept.). It conveys the idea of jubilant exultation, spiritual "gladness," Matthew 5:12, "be exceeding glad," the Lord's command to His disciples; Luke 1:47, in Mary's song; Luke 10:21, of Christ's exultation ("rejoiced"); cp. Acts 2:26, "(My tongue) was glad," AV (RV, "rejoiced"); John 8:56, of Abraham; Acts 16:34, RV, "rejoiced greatly" (of the Philippian jailor); 1 Peter 1:6, 1 Peter 1:8; 1 Peter 4:13 ("with exceeding joy"), of believers in general; in Revelation 19:7, RV, "be exceeding glad" (AV, "rejoice"). See REJOICE.

[ A-3,Verb,G2165, euphraino ]
"to cheer, gladden," is rendered "maketh ... glad" in 2 Corinthians 2:2. See FARE, MERRY, REJOICE.

[ B-1,Adverb,G2234, hedeos ]
"gladly" (from hedus, "sweet"), is used in Mark 6:20; Mark 12:37; 2 Corinthians 11:19.

[ B-2,Adverb,G2236, hedista ]
the superlative degree of No. 1, "most gladly, most delightedly, with great relish," is rendered "most gladly" in 2 Corinthians 12:9, 2 Corinthians 12:15 (RV; AV, "very gladly").

[ B-3,Adverb,G780, asmenos ]
"with delight, delightedly, gladly," is found in Acts 21:17. It is absent from the best texts in Acts 2:41 (See the RV).

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