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EXPEDIENT

eks-pe'-di-ent (sumphero):

The Greek word translated "expedient" (sumphero) means literally, "to bear or bring together"; with a personal reference, "to be well or profitable." In the New Testament it never means "profitable" or "convenient" as opposed to what is strictly right. It is translated "expedient" (John 11:50, "it is expedient for us," the Revised Version (British and American) "for you"; John 16:7, "It is expedient for you that I go away," i.e. "profitable," "for your good," 18:14; 1 Corinthians 6:12; 1 Corinthians 10:23 2 Corinthians 8:10; 2 Corinthians 12:1). In Matthew 19:10, instead of "not good to marry," the Revised Version (British and American) has "not expedient." The modern sense of "expediency" as "hastening" or "acceleration," is not found in the New Testament, any more than its bad sense of "mere convenience." "Nothing but the right can ever be expedient" (Whately).

W. L. Walker

Greek
4851. sumphero -- to bring together, to be profitable
... or advancement (M. Vincent). bring together, be expedient, be profitable
for. From sun and phero (including its alternate); to bear ...
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4851a. sumphero -- to bring together, to be profitable
... phero Definition to bring together, to be profitable NASB Word Usage advantage
(2), better (4), brought...together (1), common good (1), expedient (2), good (1 ...
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1351. dilogos -- given to repetition, double-tongued
... a deliberate -- acting like a spiritual "weathervane" by reversing their position
(taking different sides of an issue whenever it is convenient or expedient). ...
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Library

Whether it is Expedient to Take Vows?
... SERVICE BY PROMISE (Q ) Whether it is expedient to take vows? Objection
1: It would seem that it is not expedient to take vows. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is expedient to.htm

Whether it is Expedient to Grieve for Sin Continually?
... OF THE TIME FOR CONTRITION (THREE ARTICLES) Whether it is expedient to grieve for
sin continually? ... Therefore it is not expedient to grieve for sin continually. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is expedient to 2.htm

Field-Preaching Expedient
... "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Wesley's Advice to Travelers; Wesley and the French
Prisoners Field-preaching Expedient. Friday 14."l returned to London. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/field-preaching expedient.htm

Fourth Sunday after Easter. It is Expedient for You that I Go Away ...
... Fourth Sunday After Easter. It is expedient for you that I go away, for
if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you. ...
/.../winkworth/lyra germanica the christian year/fourth sunday after easter it.htm

Our Lord Says, "It is Expedient for You that I Go Away...
... Address 66: Our Lord says, "It is expedient for you that I go away´┐Ż Our
Lord says, "It is expedient for you that I go away, or ...
/.../address 66 0 0 our lord says.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, John xvi. 7, "I Tell You the Truth; it ...
... 7, "I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away," etc. [CXLIII. ...
"I tell you the truth," He saith, "It is expedient for you that I go away. ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xciii on the words.htm

If it be Granted that Second Marriage is Lawful, yet all Things ...
... Chapter VIII."If It Be Granted that Second Marriage is Lawful, Yet All
Things Lawful are Not Expedient. Let it now be granted ...
/.../tertullian/on exhortation to chastity/chapter viii if it be granted.htm

Nevertheless I Tell You the Truth; it is Expedient for You that I ...
... Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away;
for if I go not away. Nevertheless I tell you the truth ...
/.../finney/lectures to professing christians/nevertheless i tell you the.htm

Introduction.
... [25] Like Cicero, he treats of that which is right, becoming, or honourable [decorum],
and what is expedient [utile]; [26] but with reference not to this life ...
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Self-Help
... John 16:7. It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter
will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. ...
/.../kingsley/discipline and other sermons/sermon xx self-help.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Advantageous; suitable to a purpose, especially to one's own benefit; hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances; conducive to self-interest; desirable; advisable; -- sometimes contradistinguished from right.

2. (a.) Quick; expeditious.

3. (n.) That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end.

4. (n.) Means devised in an exigency; shift.

Thesaurus
Expedient (8 Occurrences)
... to accomplish an end. 4. (n.) Means devised in an exigency; shift. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. EXPEDIENT. eks-pe'-di-ent (sumphero ...
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Sarai (13 Occurrences)
... This double relationship suggested to Abraham the expedient that he twice used when
he lacked faith in God to protect his life and in cowardice sought his own ...
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Sarah (38 Occurrences)
... This double relationship suggested to Abraham the expedient that he twice used when
he lacked faith in God to protect his life and in cowardice sought his own ...
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Joash (49 Occurrences)
... "The Levites hastened it not," it is declared (2 Chronicles 24:5). 4. A New Expedient:
Time passed, and in the ... The expedient proved brilliantly successful. ...
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Best (252 Occurrences)
... 7. (superl.) Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient
is best known to himself. 8. (vt) To get the better of. Int. ...
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Jehoash (28 Occurrences)
... "The Levites hastened it not," it is declared (2 Chronicles 24:5). 4. A New Expedient:
Time passed, and in the ... The expedient proved brilliantly successful. ...
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Ought (130 Occurrences)
... 5. (imp., pp, or auxiliary) To be necessary, fit, becoming, or expedient; to behoove; --
in this sense formerly sometimes used impersonally or without a ...
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Weeks (17 Occurrences)
... To give time the violent expedient is adopted of dating the commencement of the
70 weeks from the prophecy of Jeremiah of the 70 years' captivity, or of the ...
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Ineffectual (1 Occurrence)
... (a.) Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient; weak; useless;
futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual attempt; an ineffectual expedient. ...
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Rachel (42 Occurrences)
... Then Rachel resorted to the expedient once employed by Sarah under similar
circumstances (16:2;); she bade Jacob take her handmaid Bilhah, as a concubine, ...
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Bible Concordance
Expedient (8 Occurrences)

Matthew 19:10 His disciples said to him, "If this is the case of the man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry."
(WEB ASV RSV)

John 11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
(KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV)

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
(KJV ASV WBS)

John 18:14 Now it was Caiaphas who advised the Jews that it was expedient that one man should perish for the people.
(WEB KJV WEY DBY YLT NAS)

1 Corinthians 6:12 "All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be brought under the power of anything.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
(KJV ASV WBS)

2 Corinthians 8:10 I give a judgment in this: for this is expedient for you, who were the first to start a year ago, not only to do, but also to be willing.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)

2 Corinthians 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
(KJV ASV WBS)

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Expediency: General Scriptures Concerning

Expedient

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