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Strong's #5539 - χρήσιμος

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  1. fit for use, useful
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Strong #: 1215 ‑ בֶּצַע (beh'‑tsah);  6743 ‑ צָלֵחַ (tsaw‑lakh', tsaw‑lay'‑akh);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

χρήσῐμ-ος, η, ον, also ος, ον X. Mem. 3.8.8, Pl. Grg. 480b, R. 333b: (χράμαι):

useful, serviceable, first in Thgn. 406; εἰς ἀνάγκαν, ἔνθ' οὐ ποδὶ χρησίμῳ χρῆται S. OT 878 (lyr.); τὸ χ. φρενῶν the excellence of.., E. Ph. 1740 (lyr.); τὸ αὐτίκα χ. Th. 3.56; ἡ διὰ τὸ χ. φιλία Arist. EN 1159b13; τὰ χ. Men. Mon. 579; χ. εἴς τι useful for something, Hdt. 4.109, Ar. Pl. 493 (anap.), Pl. R. l. c.; ἐπί τι Id. Grg. l. c.; πρός τι E. Hipp. 482 (Comp.); ἰδίᾳ ἑκάστῳ χ. καὶ ὑπὲρ τοῦ κοινοῦ ὠφέλιμα X. Cyr. 6.2.34; τοῦτ' οὖν τί ἐστι χρήσιμον; Ar. Nu. 202; χρήσιμόν ἐστι, c. inf., Id. Av. 382 (troch.).

2. of persons, serviceable, useful, S. Aj. 410, D. 20.7, etc.; Comp. -ώτερος Pl. Lg. 819c: esp., like cross χρηστός, a good and useful citizen, χ. πόλει E. Or. 910; χ. πολίτης Eup. 118; χ. τινι Isa Fr. 16.1; ἐπί τι D. 25.31; τοὺς εὐπόρους δεῖ χ. αὑτοὺς παρέχειν τοῖς πολίταις to show themselves useful, serviceable to the state, Id. 42.22, cf. E. Supp. 887, Isa Fr. 10.1 (Comp.); τοῖς σώμασι -ώτεροι more able -bodied, X. Lac. 5.9; opp. ἀργαλέος τὴν ὄψιν, Aeschin. 1.61.

3. used, made use of, τέμενος -ώτατον a muchfrequented sanctuary, dub. in Hdt. 2.178.

4. χρησίμη διαθήκη an available (i.e. authentic) will, Isa 6.30.

5. νομίσματα οὐ χρήσιμα ἔξω money that will not pass abroad, X. Vect. 3.2.

II Adv., -μως ἔχειν to be serviceable, Th. 3.44, X. Cyr. 8.5.9; χ. τινὶ σωθῆναι with advantage to him, Th. 5.91, cf. J. BJ 6.2.9; τὰ -μως λεγόμενα Plu. 2.36d.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χρήσιμος, χρησιμη, χρήσιμον (χράομαι), first in Theognis, 406, fit for use, useful: 2 Timothy 2:14.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χρήσιμος , -η , -ον

(< χράομαι ),

[in LXX: Genesis 37:26 H1215 etc.;]

useful: 2 Timothy 2:14.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
χρήσιμοι χρησίμοις χρησιμον χρήσιμον χρήσιμόν χρησίμων chresimon chrēsimon chrḗsimon
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