5543. chréstos
Strong's Concordance
chréstos: serviceable, good
Original Word: χρηστός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: chréstos
Phonetic Spelling: (khrase-tos')
Short Definition: useful, gentle, pleasant, kind
Definition: useful, gentle, pleasant, kind.
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Cognate: 5543 xrēstós (an adjective, derived from 5530 /xráomai, "to furnish what is suitable, useful") – properly, useful (serviceable, productive); well-fitted (well-resourced); useful (beneficial, benevolent). See 5544 (xrēstotēs).

On the spiritual plane, 5543 /xrēstós ("suitable, usefully kind") describes what God defines is kind – and therefore also eternally useful! "We have no adjective in English that conveys this blend of being kind and good at the same time" (M. Vincent).

["Xrestus ("useful, kindly") was a common slave-name in the Graeco-Roman world. It "appears as a spelling variant for the unfamiliar Christus (Xristos). (In Greek the two words were pronounced alike.)" (F. F. Bruce, The Books of Acts, 368).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
adjective from chraomai
Definition
serviceable, good
NASB Translation
easy (1), good (2), kind (2), kindness (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5543: χρηστός

χρηστός, χρηστη, χρηστόν (χράομαι), from Herodotus down, the Sept. for טוב;

1. properly, fit for use, useful; virtuous, good: ἤθη χρηστά, 1 Corinthians 15:33 ((Treg. χρηστά (but cf. Buttmann, 11)), see ἦθος, 2).

2. manageable, i. e. mild, pleasant (opposed to harsh, hard, sharp, bitter): of things, χρηστότερός οἶνος, pleasanter, Luke 5:39 (here T Tr text χρηστός; so WH in brackets) (of wine also in Plutarch, mor., p. 240 d. (i. e. Lacaen. apophtheg. (Gorgias 2); p. 1073 a. (i. e. de com. notit. 28)); of food and drink, Plato, de rep. 4, p. 438 a.; σῦκα, the Sept. Jeremiah 24:3, 5); ζυγός (opposed to burdensome), Matthew 11:30 (A. V. easy); of persons, kind, benevolent: of God, 1 Peter 2:3 (A. V. gracious) from Psalm 33:9 (); τό χρηστόν τοῦ Θεοῦ equivalent to χρηστότης (Winer's Grammar, § 34, 2), Romans 2:4; of men, εἰς τινα toward one, Ephesians 4:32; ἐπί τινα, Luke 6:35 (here of God; in both passages, A. V. kind).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
better, easy, gracious, kind.

From chraomai; employed, i.e. (by implication) useful (in manner or morals) -- better, easy, good(-ness), gracious, kind.

see GREEK chraomai

Forms and Transliterations
χρηστα χρηστά χρηστὰ χρηστοι χρηστοί χρηστον χρηστόν χρηστὸν χρηστος χρηστός χρηστὸς χρηστότερός χρηστού χρηστών chresta chrestà chrēsta chrēstà chrestoi chrestoí chrēstoi chrēstoí chreston chrestòn chrēston chrēstòn chrestos chrestós chrestòs chrēstos chrēstós chrēstòs
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Strong's Greek 5543
7 Occurrences


χρηστὰ — 1 Occ.
χρηστοί — 1 Occ.
χρηστὸν — 1 Occ.
χρηστὸς — 4 Occ.

Matthew 11:30 Adj-NMS
GRK: ζυγός μου χρηστὸς καὶ τὸ
NAS: For My yoke is easy and My burden
KJV: my yoke [is] easy, and my
INT: yoke of me easy and the

Luke 5:39 Adj-NMS
GRK: Ὁ παλαιὸς χρηστός ἐστιν
NAS: The old is good [enough].'
KJV: The old is better.
INT: the old better is

Luke 6:35 Adj-NMS
GRK: ὅτι αὐτὸς χρηστός ἐστιν ἐπὶ
NAS: for He Himself is kind to ungrateful
KJV: he is kind unto the unthankful
INT: for he kind is to

Romans 2:4 Adj-NNS
GRK: ὅτι τὸ χρηστὸν τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: not knowing that the kindness of God
KJV: that the goodness of God
INT: that the kindness of God

1 Corinthians 15:33 Adj-ANP
GRK: φθείρουσιν ἤθη χρηστὰ ὁμιλίαι κακαί
NAS: company corrupts good morals.
KJV: communications corrupt good manners.
INT: corrupts character good companionships bad

Ephesians 4:32 Adj-NMP
GRK: εἰς ἀλλήλους χρηστοί εὔσπλαγχνοι χαριζόμενοι
NAS: Be kind to one another,
KJV: be ye kind one to another,
INT: to one another kind tender-hearted forgiving

1 Peter 2:3 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἐγεύσασθε ὅτι χρηστὸς ὁ κύριος
NAS: you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.
KJV: that the Lord [is] gracious.
INT: you did taste that [is] good the Lord

7 Occurrences

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