2570. kalos
Strong's Concordance
kalos: beautiful, good
Original Word: καλός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: kalos
Phonetic Spelling: (kal-os')
Short Definition: beautiful, good, worthy
Definition: beautiful, as an outward sign of the inward good, noble, honorable character; good, worthy, honorable, noble, and seen to be so.
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2570 kalósattractively good; good that inspires (motivates) others to embrace what is lovely (beautiful, praiseworthy); i.e. well done so as to be winsome (appealing).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
beautiful, good
NASB Translation
beautiful (1), better (5), better* (2), commendable manner (1), excellent (1), fair (1), fine (2), good (79), high (1), honest (1), honorable (1), right thing (1), sound (1), treasure* (1), what is right (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2570: καλός

καλός, καλή, καλόν (probably primarily 'sound,' 'hale,' 'whole ;' cf. Vanicek, p. 140f; Curtius, § 31), the Sept. for יָפֶה beautiful, but much more often for טוב good; beautiful, applied by the Greeks to everything so distinguished in form, excellence, goodness, usefulness, as to be pleasing; hence (according to the context) equivalent to "beautiful, handsome, excellent, eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable";

a. beautiful to look at, shapely, magnificent: λίθοις καλοῖς κεκόσμηται (A. V. goodly), Luke 21:5.

b. good, excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well adapted to its ends: joined to the names of material objects, universally, 1 Timothy 4:4 (equivalent to pure); especially of things so constituted as to answer the purpose for which that class of things was created; good of its kind: τά καλά, of fish, opposed to such as are thrown away (τά σαπρά), Matthew 13:48; σπέρμα, Matthew 13:24, 21, 37f; καρπός, Matthew 3:10; Matthew 7:17-19; Matthew 12:33; Luke 3:9 (L WH brackets καλόν); ; δένδρον, opposed to σαπρόν, Matthew 12:33; Luke 6:43; γῆ, Matthew 13:8, 23; Mark 4:8, 20; Luke 8:15; καλόν τό ἅλας (is an excellent thing), Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34; so too νόμος, good in its substance and nature, and fitted to beget good, Romans 7:16; 1 Timothy 1:8; διδασκαλία, true and approved teaching, 1 Timothy 4:6; καρδία καλή καί ἀγαθή, Luke 8:15; παραθήκη (which see) (containing (rather, consisting of) καλά), 2 Timothy 1:14; μέτρον, ample measure (rabbinical, טובה מדה; English good measure), Luke 6:38; βαθμός (firm (but see βαθμός)), 1 Timothy 3:13; also θεμέλιος, 1 Timothy 6:19; equivalent to genuine, approved, πάντα δοκιμάζετε, τό καλόν κατέχετε, 1 Thessalonians 5:21; equivalent to precious (A. V. goodly), μαργαρῖται, Matthew 13:45; equivalent to superior to other kinds, οἶνος, John 2:10; joined to names of men designated by their office, competent, able, such as one ought to be: ποιμήν, John 10:11, 14; διάκονος, 1 Timothy 4:6; οἰκονόμος, 1 Peter 4:10; στρατιώτης, 2 Timothy 2:3; joined to nouns denoting an effect estimated by the power it involves, or by its constancy, or by the end aimed at by its author, equivalent to praiseworthy, noble: στρατεία, 1 Timothy 1:18; ἀγών, 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7; ὁμολογία, 1 Timothy 6:12f; ἔργον, Matthew 26:10; Mark 14:6; John 10:33; 1 Timothy 3:1; plural John 10:32. καλόν ἐστιν, it is expedient, profitable, wholesome: followed by an infinitive as subject, 1 Corinthians 7:1; with τίνι added (so in 1 Corinthians, the passage cited also), Matthew 18:8f (cf. Winers Grammar, 241 (226); Buttmann, § 149, 7); Mark 9:43, 45, 47, R G (also L Tr marginal reading in 47); 1 Corinthians 7:26; 1 Corinthians 9:15; καλόν ἐστιν followed by the accusative and infinitive, Mark 9:43, 45, 47, L (but see above) T Tr (but not marginal reading, see above) WH; Hebrews 13:9; followed by εἰ (cf. Buttmann, 217 (187f); Winer's Grammar, 282 (265)), Matthew 26:24; Mark 9:42; Mark 14:21; followed by ἐάν (Buttmann and Winer's Grammar, as above), 1 Corinthians 7:8; it is pleasant, delightful, followed by an accusative with an infinitive: Matthew 17:4; Mark 9:5; Luke 9:33.

c. beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life, and hence praiseworthy; morally good, noble, (Latinhonestus; (cf. Aristotle, τό καθ' αὐτό καλόν)): διάκρισις καλοῦ τέ καί κακοῦ, Hebrews 5:14; ἔργα, Matthew 5:16; 1 Timothy 5:10, 25; 1 Timothy 6:18; Titus 2:7, 14; Titus 3:8, 14; Hebrews 10:24; 1 Peter 2:12, and Lachmann in 2 Peter 1:10; ἀναστροφή, James 3:13; 1 Peter 2:12; καλή συνείδησις, consciousness of good deeds (A. V. a good conscience), Hebrews 13:18; καλά, καλόν ἐνώπιον τίνος, in one's judgment, Romans 12:17; 2 Corinthians 8:21; 1 Timothy 2:3 and Rec. in 1 Timothy 5:4; ζηλοῦσθαι ἐν καλῷ, Galatians 4:18; τό καλόν κατεργάζεσθαι, Romans 7:18; ποιεῖν, Romans 7:21; 2 Corinthians 13:7; Galatians 6:9; James 4:17; καλόν ἐστιν, it is right, proper, becoming, followed by an infinitive: Matthew 15:26 (L T ἔξεστιν); (Mark 7:27); Galatians 4:18 (here Tr marginal reading imperative); Romans 14:21.

d. honorable, conferring honor: μαρτυρία, 1 Timothy 3:7; ὄνομα, James 2:7; οὐ καλόν τό καύχημα ὑμῶν, 1 Corinthians 5:6.

e. affecting the mind agreeably, comforting and confirming: Θεοῦ ῤῆμα (the Sept. for טוב דָּבָר, which is spoken of the divine promises, Joshua 21:45; Zechariah 1:13), the gospel and its promises full of consolation, Hebrews 6:5. Compar. καλλίων, κάλλιον, better: neut, adverbially, σύ κάλλιον ἐπιγινώσκεις, i. e. better than by thy question thou seemest to know, Acts 25:10 (Winers Grammar, 242 (227)). The word is not found in the Apocalypse. (Cf. Trench, § cvi. at the end; Zezschwitz, Profangräcität as above with, p. 60f (cf. ἀγαθός, at the end); Westcott on John 10:11.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of uncertain affinity; properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), i.e. Valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from agathos, which is properly intrinsic) -- X better, fair, good(-ly), honest, meet, well, worthy.

see GREEK agathos

Forms and Transliterations
καλα καλά καλὰ καλαί καλάς καλη καλή καλῇ καλην καλήν καλὴν καλης καλής καλῆς καλλίονα κάλλιστα κάλλιστον κάλλιστος καλοι καλοί καλοὶ καλοις καλοίς καλοῖς καλον καλόν καλὸν καλος καλός καλὸς καλου καλού καλοῦ καλους καλούς καλοὺς καλω καλώ καλῷ καλων καλών καλῶν kala kalà kale kalē kalêi kalē̂i kalen kalēn kalḗn kalḕn kales kalês kalēs kalē̂s kalo kalō kaloi kaloì kalôi kalō̂i kalois kaloîs kalon kalón kalòn kalôn kalōn kalō̂n kalos kalós kalòs kalou kaloû kalous kaloùs
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Strong's Greek 2570
101 Occurrences

καλὰ — 7 Occ.
καλῇ — 2 Occ.
καλὴν — 11 Occ.
καλῆς — 2 Occ.
καλῷ — 1 Occ.
καλῶν — 6 Occ.
καλοὶ — 1 Occ.
καλοῖς — 3 Occ.
καλὸν — 54 Occ.
καλός — 7 Occ.
καλοῦ — 3 Occ.
καλοὺς — 4 Occ.

Matthew 3:10 Adj-AMS
GRK: ποιοῦν καρπὸν καλὸν ἐκκόπτεται καὶ
NAS: that does not bear good fruit
KJV: not forth good fruit is hewn down,
INT: producing fruit good is cut down and

Matthew 5:16 Adj-ANP
GRK: ὑμῶν τὰ καλὰ ἔργα καὶ
NAS: that they may see your good works,
KJV: they may see your good works, and
INT: your good works and

Matthew 7:17 Adj-AMP
GRK: ἀγαθὸν καρποὺς καλοὺς ποιεῖ τὸ
NAS: tree bears good fruit, but the bad
KJV: tree bringeth forth good fruit; but
INT: good good fruits good produces

Matthew 7:18 Adj-AMP
GRK: σαπρὸν καρποὺς καλοὺς ποιεῖν
NAS: tree produce good fruit.
KJV: tree bring forth good fruit.
INT: bad fruits good to produce

Matthew 7:19 Adj-AMS
GRK: ποιοῦν καρπὸν καλὸν ἐκκόπτεται καὶ
NAS: that does not bear good fruit
KJV: not forth good fruit is hewn down,
INT: producing fruit good is cut down and

Matthew 12:33 Adj-ANS
GRK: τὸ δένδρον καλὸν καὶ τὸν
NAS: make the tree good and its fruit good,
KJV: make the tree good, and his
INT: the tree good and the

Matthew 12:33 Adj-AMS
GRK: καρπὸν αὐτοῦ καλόν ἢ ποιήσατε
NAS: good and its fruit good, or make
KJV: his fruit good; or else make
INT: fruit of it good or make

Matthew 13:8 Adj-AFS
GRK: γῆν τὴν καλὴν καὶ ἐδίδου
NAS: fell on the good soil
KJV: fell into good ground, and
INT: ground good and yielded

Matthew 13:23 Adj-AFS
GRK: ἐπὶ τὴν καλὴν γῆν σπαρείς
NAS: And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil,
KJV: into the good ground
INT: on the good ground having been sown

Matthew 13:24 Adj-ANS
GRK: ἀνθρώπῳ σπείραντι καλὸν σπέρμα ἐν
NAS: who sowed good seed
KJV: unto a man which sowed good seed in
INT: a man having sown good seed in

Matthew 13:27 Adj-ANS
GRK: Κύριε οὐχὶ καλὸν σπέρμα ἔσπειρας
NAS: did you not sow good seed
KJV: not thou sow good seed in
INT: Sir not good seed did you sow

Matthew 13:37 Adj-ANS
GRK: σπείρων τὸ καλὸν σπέρμα ἐστὶν
NAS: The one who sows the good seed
KJV: He that soweth the good seed
INT: sows the good seed is

Matthew 13:38 Adj-NNS
GRK: τὸ δὲ καλὸν σπέρμα οὗτοί
NAS: is the world; and [as for] the good seed,
KJV: the world; the good seed are
INT: and [the] good seed these

Matthew 13:45 Adj-AMP
GRK: ἐμπόρῳ ζητοῦντι καλοὺς μαργαρίτας
NAS: a merchant seeking fine pearls,
KJV: man, seeking goodly pearls:
INT: a merchant seeking beautiful pearls

Matthew 13:48 Adj-ANP
GRK: συνέλεξαν τὰ καλὰ εἰς ἄγγη
NAS: and gathered the good [fish] into containers,
KJV: and gathered the good into
INT: they collected the good into vessels

Matthew 15:26 Adj-NNS
GRK: Οὐκ ἔστιν καλὸν λαβεῖν τὸν
NAS: and said, It is not good to take
KJV: It is not meet to take the children's
INT: Not it is good to take the

Matthew 17:4 Adj-NNS
GRK: Ἰησοῦ Κύριε καλόν ἐστιν ἡμᾶς
NAS: Lord, it is good for us to be here;
KJV: Lord, it is good for us to be
INT: to Jesus master good it is for us

Matthew 18:8 Adj-NNS
GRK: ἀπὸ σοῦ καλόν σοί ἐστιν
NAS: and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter
KJV: it is better for thee
INT: from you better for you it is

Matthew 18:9 Adj-NNS
GRK: ἀπὸ σοῦ καλόν σοί ἐστιν
NAS: it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter
KJV: thee: it is better for thee to enter
INT: from you good for you it is

Matthew 26:10 Adj-ANS
GRK: ἔργον γὰρ καλὸν ἠργάσατο εἰς
NAS: For she has done a good deed
KJV: for she hath wrought a good work upon
INT: a work indeed good she did to

Matthew 26:24 Adj-NNS
GRK: ἀνθρώπου παραδίδοται καλὸν ἦν αὐτῷ
NAS: It would have been good for that man
KJV: it had been good for that
INT: of man is betrayed good were it for him

Mark 4:8 Adj-AFS
GRK: γῆν τὴν καλήν καὶ ἐδίδου
NAS: [seeds] fell into the good soil,
KJV: fell on good ground, and
INT: soil good and yielded

Mark 4:20 Adj-AFS
GRK: γῆν τὴν καλὴν σπαρέντες οἵτινες
NAS: are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil;
KJV: on good ground;
INT: soil good having been sown such as

Mark 7:27 Adj-NNS
GRK: γάρ ἐστιν καλὸν λαβεῖν τὸν
NAS: first, for it is not good to take
KJV: it is not meet to take the children's
INT: indeed it is good to take the

Mark 9:5 Adj-NNS
GRK: Ἰησοῦ ῥαββί καλόν ἐστιν ἡμᾶς
NAS: Rabbi, it is good for us to be here;
KJV: Master, it is good for us to be
INT: to Jesus Rabbi good it is for us

101 Occurrences

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