Advantage
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What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end; benefit; as, the enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.

2. (n.) Superiority; mastery; -- with of or over.

3. (n.) Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.

4. (n.) Interest of money; increase; surplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).

5. (v. t.) To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADVANTAGE

ad-van'-taj (cakhan): In Job 35:3 is interpreted in succeeding clause as "profit." In Romans 3:1 perissos, is likewise interpreted by a paraphrase in the next sentence. the Revised Version (British and American) prefers to render pleonekteo by "take advantage," where the King James Version has "defraud" (2 Corinthians 7:2), or "make gain of" (2 Corinthians 12:17; compare 2 Corinthians 2:11). In Jude 1:16 "advantage" (opheleia) means "profit."

Greek
3786. ophelos -- advantage, help
... advantage, help. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: ophelos Phonetic
Spelling: (of'-el-os) Short Definition: advantage, gain, profit Definition ...
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4124. pleonexia -- advantage, covetousness
... advantage, covetousness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: pleonexia
Phonetic Spelling: (pleh-on-ex-ee'-ah) Short Definition: covetousness ...
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3683. Onesiphoros -- "bringing advantage," Onesiphorus, a ...
... 3682, 3683. Onesiphoros. 3684 . "bringing advantage," Onesiphorus, a Christian.
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Onesiphoros Phonetic Spelling ...
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4122. pleonekteo -- to have more, to overreach
... more, to overreach. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pleonekteo Phonetic Spelling:
(pleh-on-cek-teh'-o) Short Definition: I take advantage of Definition: I ...
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5622. opheleia -- assistance, profit, benefit
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: opheleia Phonetic Spelling:
(o-fel'-i-ah) Short Definition: usefulness, profit, advantage Definition: usefulness ...
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4053. perissos -- abundant
... Speech: Adjective; Adverb Transliteration: perissos Phonetic Spelling: (per-is-sos')
Short Definition: abundant, greater, vehemently, advantage Definition: more ...
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2771. kerdos -- gain
... gain. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: kerdos Phonetic Spelling:
(ker'-dos) Short Definition: gain, advantage Definition: gain, advantage, profit. ...
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1554. ekdidomi -- to give up, give out, let out for hire
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekdidomi Phonetic Spelling: (ek-did-o'-mee)
Short Definition: I give out, let, let out for my own advantage Definition: I ...
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4851. sumphero -- to bring together, to be profitable
... to bear together (contribute), ie (literally) to collect, or (figuratively) to conduce;
especially (neuter participle as a noun) advantage -- be better for ...
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1731. endeiknumi -- to indicate (by word or act), to prove
... interest shown by the one making something . [Such displaying then is always
and sense of advantage.]. Word Origin from en and deiknumi ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3504. yithron -- advantage, profit
... 3503, 3504. yithron. 3505 . advantage, profit. Transliteration: yithron
Phonetic Spelling: (yith-rone') Short Definition: advantage. ...
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3148. yother -- superiority, advantage, excess
... 3147, 3148. yother. 3149 . superiority, advantage, excess. Transliteration:
yother Phonetic Spelling: (yo-thare') Short Definition: advantage. ...
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5532. cakan -- to be of use or service, benefit
... acquaint self, be advantage, ever, be, unprofitable, treasurer, be wont
A primitive root; to be familiar with; by implication, to ...
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4195. mothar -- abundance, preeminence
... 4194, 4195. mothar. 4196 . abundance, preeminence. Transliteration: mothar
Phonetic Spelling: (mo-thar') Short Definition: advantage. ...
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3788. kishron -- skill, success
... Word Origin from kasher Definition skill, success NASB Word Usage advantage (1),
skill (2). ... From kasher; success, advantage -- equity, good, right. ...
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2600. chinnam -- out of favor
... From chen; gratis, ie Devoid of cost, reason or advantage -- without a cause (cost,
wages), causeless, to cost nothing, free(-ly), innocent, for nothing (nought ...
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5532a. sakan -- to be of use or service, benefit
... root Definition to be of use or service, benefit NASB Word Usage advantage (1),
ever been accustomed (1), intimately acquainted (1), nurse (2), profits (1 ...
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Library

Of what Advantage to us is Christ's Ascension into Heaven?
... Lord's Day 18 Question 49 Of what advantage to us is Christ's ascension into heaven?
Of what advantage to us is Christ's ascension into heaven? ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 49 of what advantage.htm

What Advantage is it to us to Know that God Has Created, and by ...
... Lord's Day 10 Question 28 What advantage is it to us to know that God has
created, and by his providence does still uphold all things? ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 28 what advantage is.htm

What is the Special Advantage in the Pelagian Opinions?
... Book IV. Chapter 5."What is the Special Advantage in the Pelagian Opinions?
What advantage, then, is it to them that they say ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 5 what is the special.htm

Treatise ix. On the Advantage of Patience.
... Treatise IX. On the Advantage of Patience. Argument."Cyprian Himself Briefly
Sets Forth the Occasion of This Treatise at the Conclusion ...
/.../cyprian/the treatises of cyprian/treatise ix on the advantage.htm

Of the Advantage and Use of the World and of the Seasons.
... Chap. XIII."Of the Advantage and Use of the World and of the Seasons. If
any one considers the whole government of the world, he ...
/.../chap xiii of the advantage and.htm

Christ Acted for Our Advantage in Being Unwilling to Reveal the ...
... Book V. Chapter XVII. Christ acted for our advantage in being unwilling to
reveal the day of judgment.� Christ acted for our advantage ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter xvii christ acted for.htm

Advantage of the Delay.
... Book I. Chapter XXI."Advantage of the Delay. To this Peter answered: "Tell
Simon in the meantime to do as he pleases, and to rest ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xxi advantage of the delay.htm

Of the Advantage of the Delay which Results from the Struggle ...
... II. Second Conference of Abbot Moses. Chapter XIII. Of the advantage of the delay
which results from the struggle between flesh and spirit. ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xiii of the advantage.htm

The Necessity and Advantage of Rebuke.
... A Treatise on rebuke and grace, Chapter 7 [V.]"The Necessity and Advantage
of Rebuke. To this we answer: Whoever you are that ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 7 v the necessity and.htm

Elucidation. Stated in Obscure Terms, with Advantage...
... Elucidation. Stated in obscure terms, with advantage� (Stated in obscure terms,
with advantage, p.495.) Turn back to the Second Apology of Justin (cap. ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/elucidation stated in obscure terms.htm

Thesaurus
Advantage (44 Occurrences)
... n.) Any condition, circumstance, opportunity, or means, particularly favorable to
success, or to any desired end; benefit; as, the enemy had the advantage of a ...
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Selfish (14 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort,
advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others. ...
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Interest (35 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion;
part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the ...
/i/interest.htm - 21k

Purchase (25 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to
get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon. ...
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Better (218 Occurrences)
... of the subject. 6. (n.) Advantage, superiority, or victory; -- usually with
of; as, to get the better of an enemy. 7. (n.) One who ...
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Benefit (39 Occurrences)
... favor conferred. 2. (n.) Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness,
or adds value to property; advantage; profit. 3. (n ...
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Avail (15 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit;
to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment. ...
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Gained (66 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). 2 Corinthians 2:11 that no advantage may be gained over us by
Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes. (WEB ASV). ...
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Gain (142 Occurrences)
... respectable. 3. (vt) That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase,
profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss. 4 ...
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Lure (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage
or pleasure; a decoy. 3. (n.) A velvet smoothing brush. ...
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Bible Concordance
Advantage (44 Occurrences)

Mark 5:26 and had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent everything she had and had found no advantage from it, but had rather got worse,
(DBY)

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
(WEB WEY NAS RSV)

Acts 7:19 The same took advantage of our race, and mistreated our fathers, and forced them to throw out their babies, so that they wouldn't stay alive.
(WEB NAS)

Romans 3:1 Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision?
(WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 7:8 Sin took advantage of this, and by means of the Commandment stirred up within me every kind of coveting; for apart from Law sin would be dead.
(WEY)

Romans 7:11 For sin seized the advantage, and by means of the Commandment it completely deceived me, and also put me to death.
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 7:21 Were you a slave when God called you? Let not that weigh on your mind. And yet if you can get your freedom, take advantage of the opportunity.
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 8:8 But meat does not commend us to God; neither if we should not eat do we come short; nor if we should eat have we an advantage.
(DBY)

1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no one seek his own advantage, but that of the other.
(DBY)

1 Corinthians 10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 2:11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

2 Corinthians 7:2 Open your hearts to us. We wronged no one. We corrupted no one. We took advantage of no one.
(WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV)

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.
(See NAS)

2 Corinthians 11:20 For you bear with a man, if he brings you into bondage, if he devours you, if he takes you captive, if he exalts himself, if he strikes you on the face.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 12:17 Did I take advantage of you by anyone of them whom I have sent to you?
(WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV)

2 Corinthians 12:18 I exhorted Titus, and I sent the brother with him. Did Titus take any advantage of you? Didn't we walk in the same spirit? Didn't we walk in the same steps?
(WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV)

Galatians 5:2 Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
(See RSV)

1 Thessalonians 4:6 that no one should take advantage of and wrong a brother or sister in this matter; because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.
(WEB NIV)

Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and be submissive to them. For they are keeping watch over your souls as those who will have to give account; that they may do this with joy and not with lamentation. For that would be of no advantage to you.
(WEY RSV NIV)

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons to gain advantage.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 22:22 "You shall not take advantage of any widow or fatherless child.
(WEB NIV)

Exodus 22:23 If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;
(WEB)

Leviticus 25:14 "'If you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 11:23 The messenger said to David, "The men prevailed against us, and came out to us into the field, and we were on them even to the entrance of the gate.
(See RSV)

Job 22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? Or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
(See JPS)

Job 35:3 That you ask,'What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips 'is' only to want.
(YLT)

Proverbs 21:5 The purposes of the diligent 'are' only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
(YLT NAS)

Ecclesiastes 1:3 What advantage 'is' to man by all his labour that he laboureth at under the sun?
(YLT NAS)

Ecclesiastes 2:11 and I have looked on all my works that my hands have done, and on the labour that I have laboured to do, and lo, the whole 'is' vanity and vexation of spirit, and there is no advantage under the sun!
(YLT)

Ecclesiastes 2:13 And I saw that there is an advantage to wisdom above folly, like the advantage of the light above the darkness.
(YLT)

Ecclesiastes 3:9 What advantage hath the doer in that which he is labouring at?
(YLT)

Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which happens to the sons of men happens to animals. Even one thing happens to them. As the one dies, so the other dies. Yes, they have all one breath; and man has no advantage over the animals: for all is vanity.
(WEB YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 5:9 It is good generally for a country where the land is worked to have a king.
(See NAS RSV)

Ecclesiastes 5:11 When goods increase, those who eat them are increased; and what advantage is there to its owner, except to feast on them with his eyes?
(WEB JPS ASV NAS)

Ecclesiastes 5:16 And this also 'is' a painful evil, just as he came, so he goeth, and what advantage 'is' to him who laboureth for wind?
(YLT NAS)

Ecclesiastes 6:8 For what advantage has the wise more than the fool? What has the poor man, that knows how to walk before the living?
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 6:11 For there are many things that increase vanity: what is man advantaged?
(Root in DBY YLT NAS)

Ecclesiastes 7:11 Wisdom 'is' good with an inheritance, And an advantage 'it is' to those beholding the sun.
(YLT NAS RSV)

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom 'is' a defense, money 'is' a defence, And the advantage of the knowledge of wisdom 'is', She reviveth her possessors.
(YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the iron hath been blunt, And he the face hath not sharpened, Then doth he increase strength, And wisdom 'is' advantageous to make right.
(Root in YLT NAS)

Ecclesiastes 10:11 If the serpent bite before it is charmed, then is there no advantage in the charmer.
(ASV DBY JPS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 30:5 For they have all come with offerings to a people of no use to them, in whom is no help or profit, but only shame and a bad name.
(See NIV)

Daniel 11:17 He shall set his face to come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and with him equitable conditions; and he shall perform them: and he shall give him the daughter of women, to corrupt her; but she shall not stand, neither be for him.
(See RSV)

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