goodness, agathósuné, G19

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Strong’s number: G19

Greek Lexical Dictionary: Strong’s #19 – ἀγαθωσύνη

Greek Word: ἀγαθωσύνη, ης, ἡ

Part of Speech: Noun, feminine

Transliteration: agathosune

Phonetic Spelling: (ag-ath-o-soo’-nay)

Quick Definition: to do good

Usage: intrinsic goodness, especially as a personal quality, with stress on the kindly (rather than the righteous) side of goodness.

Etymology: from G18

NASB Translation: goodness (4)

New Testament Usage

4x in 4 verses: Rom 15:14; Gal 5:22; Eph 5:9; 2Th 1:11

13X in the Septuagint

Jdg 8:35; 2Ch 24:16; Neh 9:25; Neh 9:35; Neh 13:31; Psa 51:5; Ecc 4:8; Ecc 5:10; Ecc 5:17; Ecc 6:3; Ecc 6:6; Ecc 7:14; Ecc 9:18.

Englishman’s concordance: ἀγαθωσύνη (agathosune)


Thayers G19 : uprightness of heart and life, goodness, kindness

Strongs G19: From G18; goodness, that is, virtue or beneficence: – goodness.

Mounce G19: goodness

Related Words: G18 (adj); G17 (adj); G16 (noun); G15 (verb); G14 (verb);

Hebrew equivalent words: Strong #: 2896 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);  2896 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);  2898 ‑ טוּב (toob);  

Precepts Austin: agathosune

Reference works

What is hesed, God’s lovingkindess?

03 Good or evil, life or death? Mark 2:23-3:6

13 Why do you call me good? Mark 10:17-31

21 Matthew 5:8 The pure in heart

37 Matthew 6:25-34 Do not be anxious for tomorrow

06 1John 2:29-3:12 Practicing Righteousness

03 2Peter 1:5-6 Virtue to Godliness

11 2Peter 2:17-22 Freedom, slavery and sin

Righteous vs. the wicked in the Psalms

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