699. areskia
Strong's Concordance
areskia: a desire to please, pleasing
Original Word: ἀρέσκεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: areskia
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-es'-ki-ah)
Short Definition: pleasing, willing service
Definition: pleasing, willing service.
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Cognate: 699 areskeía – the effort to fully and properly please (used only in Col 1:10). See 700 (areskō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from areskó
Definition
a desire to please, pleasing
NASB Translation
please (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 699: ἀρεσκεία

ἀρεσκεία (T WH ἀρεσκια (see Iota)), ἀρεσκειας, (from ἀρεσκεύω to be complaisant; hence, not to be written (with R G L Tr) ἀρεσκεία (cf. Chandler § 99; Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 g.; Buttmann, 12 (11))), desire to please: περιπατεῖν ἀξίως τοῦ κυρίου εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν, to please him in all things, Colossians 1:10; (of the desire to please God, in Philo, opif. § 50; de profug. § 17; de victim. § 3 at the end In native Greek writings commonly in a bad sense: Theophrastus, char. 3 (5); Polybius 31, 26, 5; Diodorus 13, 53; others; (cf. Lightfoot on Colossians, the passage cited)).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
desire to please

From a derivative of aresko; complaisance -- pleasing.

see GREEK aresko

Forms and Transliterations
αρέσκειαι αρέσκειαν ἀρεσκείαν αρεσκιαν ἀρεσκίαν areskeian areskeían
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Strong's Greek 699
1 Occurrence


ἀρεσκείαν — 1 Occ.

Colossians 1:10 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς πᾶσαν ἀρεσκείαν ἐν παντὶ
NAS: of the Lord, to please [Him] in all
KJV: unto all pleasing, being fruitful in
INT: to all pleasing in every

1 Occurrence

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