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lib'-er-al, lib-er-al'-i-ti, lib'-er-al-i: The different forms of the word all refer to one who is generous, bountiful, willing and ready to give and to help. Both the Hebrew words of the Old Testament and the Greek words of the New Testament translated into the English word "liberal" have a deeper and nobler meaning than is generally conveyed by the English word. In Proverbs 11:25, the liberal soul (nephesh berakhah) means a soul that carries a blessing. In Isaiah 32:5, the American Standard Revised Version has "bountiful" where the King James Version has "liberal," and in Isaiah 32:8 "noble" takes the place of "liberal" (nadhibh). The principal Greek words are haplotes literally, "simplicity," "sincerity," and charis, "grace," "favor." In 1 Corinthians 16:3, "bounty" substitutes "liberality." It is well to bear in mind that a Biblical liberality can spring only out of a noble soul, and is Godlike in its genesis and spirit.

G. H. Gerberding

2130. eumetadotos -- ready to impart
... [The prefix () "emphasizes the nuance either of liberality, or the ease, promptitude,
and joy with which one makes one's wealth useful to (cf. ...
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572. haplotes -- singleness, hence simplicity
... Word Origin from haplous Definition singleness, hence simplicity NASB
Word Usage liberality (4), simplicity (1), sincerity (2). ...
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100. hadrotes -- thickness, abundance
... abundance. From hadros (stout); plumpness, ie (figuratively) liberality -- abundance.
(adroteti) -- 1 Occurrence. 99, 100. hadrotes. 101 . Strong's Numbers
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5485. charis -- grace, kindness
... upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude) -- acceptable,
benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s ...
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Strong's Hebrew
292. Achinadab -- "my brother is noble," an official of Solomon
... Ahinadab. From 'ach and nadab; brother of liberality; Achinadab, an Israelite --
Ahinadab. see HEBREW 'ach. see HEBREW nadab. 291, 292. Achinadab. 293 . ...
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5992. Amminadab -- "my kinsman is noble," the name of several ...
... NASB Word Usage Amminadab (13). Amminadab. From am and nadab; people of liberality;
Amminadab, the name of four Israelites -- Amminadab. see HEBREW am. ...
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Of Liberality. ...
... Book II. Chapter XV. Of liberality.� Of liberality. To whom it must ... bestowed
upon the needy. 69. There are many kinds of liberality. ...
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Methodical Liberality
the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/methodical liberality.htm

Whether Liberality is About Money?
... OF LIBERALITY (SIX ARTICLES) Whether liberality is about money? Objection
1: It seems that liberality is not about money. For every ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether liberality is about money.htm

Whether Liberality is a virtue?
... OF LIBERALITY (SIX ARTICLES) Whether liberality is a virtue? Objection
1: It seems that liberality is not a virtue. For no virtue ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether liberality is a virtue.htm

Whether Liberality is the Greatest of the virtues?
... OF LIBERALITY (SIX ARTICLES) Whether liberality is the greatest of the virtues?
Objection 1: It seems that liberality is the greatest of the virtues. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether liberality is the greatest.htm

Whether Liberality is a Part of Justice?
... OF LIBERALITY (SIX ARTICLES) Whether liberality is a part of justice? Objection
1: It seems that liberality is not a part of justice. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether liberality is a part.htm

Of Liberality (Six Articles)
... OF LIBERALITY (SIX ARTICLES). We must now consider liberality and the opposite vices,
namely, covetousness and prodigality. ... (1) Whether liberality is a virtue? ...
/.../ theologica/of liberality six articles .htm

Whether Covetousness is Opposed to Liberality?
(EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether covetousness is opposed to liberality? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether covetousness is opposed to.htm

Christ Teaching Liberality
... CHRIST TEACHING LIBERALITY. If ... taught. We have one of these in the title to
our present chapter, which is"Christ Teaching Liberality. ...
/.../newton/the life of jesus christ for the young/christ teaching liberality.htm

Whether Using Money is the Act of Liberality?
... OF LIBERALITY (SIX ARTICLES) Whether using money is the act of liberality? Objection
1: It seems that using money is not the act of liberality. ...
/...// theologica/whether using money is the.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor; charity.

2. (n.) A gift; a gratuity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, a prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.

Liberality (7 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LIBERAL; LIBERALITY; LIBERALLY. ... GH Gerberding.
Multi-Version Concordance Liberality (7 Occurrences). ...
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Liberal (11 Occurrences)
... of the Liberal party, so called. Cf. Whig. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
LIBERAL; LIBERALITY; LIBERALLY. lib'-er-al, lib-er-al ...
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Liberally (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a liberal manner. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. LIBERAL; LIBERALITY; LIBERALLY. lib'-er-al ...
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Generosity (6 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Liberality in giving; munificence. ... 2 Corinthians 9:11 you being enriched
in everything to all liberality, which works through us thanksgiving to God. ...
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Free-hearted (3 Occurrences)
... 8:2 that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep
poverty has abounded to the riches of their free-hearted liberality. (DBY). ...
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Charity (29 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Liberality in judging of men and their actions; a disposition which inclines
men to put the best construction on the words and actions of others. ...
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Libertines (1 Occurrence)
... Greek words are haplotes literally, "simplicity," "sincerity," and charis, "grace,"
"favor." In 1 Corinthians 16:3, "bounty" substitutes "liberality." It is ...
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Generous (17 Occurrences)
... Corinthians 8:2 how, while passing through great trouble, their boundless joy even
amid their deep poverty has overflowed to increase their generous liberality...
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Bounty (14 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. 2. (n.) Liberality in bestowing gifts
or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence. ...
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Ahinadab (1 Occurrence)
... Brother of liberality = liberal, one of the twelve commissariat officers appointed
by Solomon in so many districts of his kingdom to raise supplies by monthly ...
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Bible Concordance
Liberality (7 Occurrences)

Romans 12:8 or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 8:2 how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality.

2 Corinthians 9:11 you being enriched in everything to all liberality, which works through us thanksgiving to God.

2 Corinthians 9:13 seeing that through the proof given by this service, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the Good News of Christ, and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all;

Esther 1:7 They gave them drinks in golden vessels of various kinds, including royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king.
(See NIV)

Esther 2:18 Then the king made a great feast for all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces, and gave gifts according to the king's bounty.



Liberality in Antioch (Of Syria)

Liberality in Corinth

Liberality in Jerusalem

Liberality in Macedonia

Liberality in Philippi

Liberality: Araunah

Liberality: Araunah for Sacrifice

Liberality: Artaxerxes

Liberality: Asa and Abijam

Liberality: Barnabas

Liberality: Barzillai

Liberality: Barzillai and Others to David

Liberality: Blessings Connected With

Liberality: Boaz

Liberality: Characteristic of Saints

Liberality: Christ Set an Example of

Liberality: Christians

Liberality: Church of Antioch

Liberality: Cornelius

Liberality: Cyrus

Liberality: Darius

Liberality: David

Liberality: Dorcas

Liberality: Elisha Toward Elijah

Liberality: Exercise of, Provokes Others To

Liberality: Exhortations To

Liberality: Extraordinary - Exemplified: Churches of Macedonia

Liberality: Extraordinary - Exemplified: Israelites

Liberality: Extraordinary - Exemplified: Poor Widow

Liberality: General Scriptures Concerning

Liberality: God Never Forgets

Liberality: Hezekiah

Liberality: Israelites at the Erection of the Tabernacle

Liberality: Israelites' offerings for the Temple

Liberality: Jacob

Liberality: Jehoshaphat

Liberality: Jews

Liberality: Jews After the Captivity

Liberality: Joab to David

Liberality: Joanna

Liberality: Joash and his People

Liberality: Job

Liberality: Josiah

Liberality: Judah

Liberality: King of Sodom to Abraham

Liberality: Labour to be Enabled to Exercise

Liberality: Lack of a Proof of not Having Faith

Liberality: Lack of a Proof of not Loving God

Liberality: Lack of Brings Many a Curse

Liberality: Lydia

Liberality: Manasseh

Liberality: Mary Magdalene

Liberality: Nebuzaradan

Liberality: Nehemiah

Liberality: Paul

Liberality: People of Melita (Malta) to Paul

Liberality: Pharaoh to Joseph's People

Liberality: Pleasing to God

Liberality: Princes of Israel

Liberality: Promises To

Liberality: Queen of Sheba to Solomon

Liberality: Reubenites

Liberality: Samuel

Liberality: should be Exercised in Forwarding Missions

Liberality: should be Exercised in Giving Alms

Liberality: should be Exercised in Leading to Those in Want

Liberality: should be Exercised in Relieving the Destitute

Liberality: should be Exercised in Rendering Personal Services

Liberality: should be Exercised in the Service of God

Liberality: should be Exercised with Simplicity

Liberality: should be Exercised without Ostentation

Liberality: should be Exercised: Abundantly

Liberality: should be Exercised: According to Ability

Liberality: should be Exercised: Toward all Men

Liberality: should be Exercised: Toward Enemies

Liberality: should be Exercised: Toward Saints

Liberality: should be Exercised: Toward Servants

Liberality: should be Exercised: Toward Strangers

Liberality: should be Exercised: Toward the Poor

Liberality: should be Exercised: Willingly

Liberality: Shunammite

Liberality: Solomon

Liberality: Stephanas

Liberality: The Centurion

Liberality: The Good Samaritan

Liberality: The Magi (Wise Men from the East)

Liberality: The Poor Widow

Liberality: Unprofitable, Without Love

Liberality: Zacchaeus

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Liberally (4 Occurrences)

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Free-hearted (3 Occurrences)

Charity (29 Occurrences)

Libertines (1 Occurrence)

Generous (17 Occurrences)

Bounty (14 Occurrences)

Ahinadab (1 Occurrence)

Proof (38 Occurrences)

Philippians (2 Occurrences)

Desolation (131 Occurrences)

Tithe (30 Occurrences)

Abomination (78 Occurrences)

Second (2060 Occurrences)

Zeal (45 Occurrences)

Overflowed (14 Occurrences)

Overflowing (54 Occurrences)

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Govern (21 Occurrences)

Gamaliel (7 Occurrences)

Glorifying (21 Occurrences)

Welled (1 Occurrence)

Worketh (49 Occurrences)

Whomsoever (28 Occurrences)

Increase (184 Occurrences)

Instrumentality (5 Occurrences)

Freedom (45 Occurrences)

Fidelity (13 Occurrences)

Thanksgiving (49 Occurrences)

Rules (160 Occurrences)

Euodia (1 Occurrence)

Extreme (11 Occurrences)

Extolled (6 Occurrences)

Enriched (13 Occurrences)

Exhorting (13 Occurrences)

Exhorts (1 Occurrence)

Exhibit (7 Occurrences)

Diligence (31 Occurrences)

Profession (9 Occurrences)

Producing (20 Occurrences)

Proving (14 Occurrences)

Practical (2 Occurrences)

Proved (49 Occurrences)

Brings (155 Occurrences)

Bountifulness (1 Occurrence)

Benefit (39 Occurrences)

Boundless (3 Occurrences)

Communicating (4 Occurrences)

Contributing (4 Occurrences)

Cheerfulness (1 Occurrence)

Contribution (24 Occurrences)

Contributes (1 Occurrence)

Contributions (19 Occurrences)

Acknowledging (7 Occurrences)

Amid (31 Occurrences)

Abound (36 Occurrences)

Achaia (11 Occurrences)

Accompanies (3 Occurrences)

Aid (20 Occurrences)

Abounded (6 Occurrences)

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Sharing (18 Occurrences)

Severe (53 Occurrences)

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Abundantly (73 Occurrences)

Abundance (194 Occurrences)

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Grace (277 Occurrences)

Produce (140 Occurrences)

Poor (276 Occurrences)

Occasion (53 Occurrences)

Riches (118 Occurrences)

Glorify (49 Occurrences)

Needs (85 Occurrences)

Result (73 Occurrences)

Rich (140 Occurrences)

Confession (22 Occurrences)

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