Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (superl.) Fit; adapted; suitable.
2. (superl.) Having sufficient power, strength, force, skill, means, or resources of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent for some end; competent; qualified; capable; as, an able workman, soldier, seaman, a man able to work; a mind able to reason; a person able to be generous; able to endure pain; able to play on a piano.
3. (superl.) Specially: Having intellectual qualifications, or strong mental powers; showing ability or skill; talented; clever; powerful; as, the ablest man in the senate; an able speech.
4. (superl.) Legally qualified; possessed of legal competence; as, able to inherit or devise property.
5. (v.) To make able; to enable; to strengthen.
6. (v.) To vouch for.
7. (n.) An adjective suffix now usually in a passive sense; able to be; fit to be; expressing capacity or worthiness in a passive sense; as, movable, able to be moved; amendable, able to be amended; blamable, fit to be blamed; salable.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaABLE
a'-b'-l: The Greek dunamai, "to have power," may refer either to inherent strength, or to the absence of in external obstacles, or to what may be allowable or permitted. The Greek ischuo, as in Luke 13:24 John 21:6, refers always to the first of the above meanings. The use of the word as an adjective the King James Version of 2 Corinthians 3:6, is misleading, and has been properly changed in the Revised Version (British and American) into "sufficient as ministers," i.e. "hath fitted us to be ministers."
Greek1410. dunamai -- to be able, to have power
... to be able, to have power. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: dunamai Phonetic
Spelling: (doo'-nam-ahee) Short Definition: I am powerful, am able Definition ...
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1414. dunateo -- to be able, be powerful
1415. dunatos -- strong, mighty, powerful
2480. ischuo -- to be strong, have power
1840. exischuo -- to have strength enough
2924. kritikos -- critical
2425. hikanos -- sufficient, fit
1317. didaktikos -- apt at teaching
2427. hikanoo -- to make sufficient
2192. echo -- to have, hold
Strong's Hebrew3201. yakol -- to be able, have power
... yakol or yakol. 3202 . to be able, have power. Transliteration: yakol or yakol
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-kole') Short Definition: able. Word Origin a prim. ...
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3202. yekel -- to be able
3546. kehal -- to be able
3081. Yehukal -- "the LORD is able," a courtier of King Zedekiah
3203. Yekolyah -- "Yah has been able," mother of King Azariah
3027. yad -- hand
5381. nasag -- to reach, overtake
2428. chayil -- strength, efficiency, wealth, army
6113. atsar -- to restrain, retain
7272. regel -- foot
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ThesaurusAble (730 Occurrences)
... of any kind to accomplish the object; possessed of qualifications rendering competent
for some end; competent; qualified; capable; as, an able workman, soldier ...
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Bible ConcordanceAble (730 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:9 Don't think to yourselves,'We have Abraham for our father,' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world, a city set upon a mount is not able to be hid;
Matthew 5:36 You may not take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
Matthew 6:24 No man is able to be a servant to two masters: for he will have hate for the one and love for the other, or he will keep to one and have no respect for the other. You may not be servants of God and of wealth.
Matthew 6:27 And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself a cubit taller?
Matthew 7:11 If you, then, being evil, are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who make requests to him?
Matthew 7:18 A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits.
Matthew 8:2 And a leper came to Him, and throwing himself at His feet, said, "Sir, if only you are willing you are able to cleanse me."
Matthew 8:28 On His arrival at the other side, in the country of the Gadarenes, there met Him two men possessed by demons, coming from among the tombs: they were so dangerously fierce that no one was able to pass that way.
Matthew 9:28 When he had come into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They told him, "Yes, Lord."
Matthew 10:28 Don't be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
Matthew 11:5 The blind see; those who were not able to, are walking; lepers are made clean; those who were without hearing, now have their ears open; the dead come to life again, and the poor have the good news given to them.
Matthew 11:14 And if you are able to see it, this is Elijah who was to come.
Matthew 12:29 Or how is one able to go into the house of the strong man, and to plunder his goods, if first he may not bind the strong man? and then his house he will plunder.
Matthew 12:34 You offspring of snakes, how are you, being evil, able to say good things? because out of the heart's store come the words of the mouth.
Matthew 15:31 So that the people were full of wonder when they saw that those who had no voice were talking, the feeble were made strong, those whose bodies were broken had the power of walking, and the blind were able to see: and they gave glory to the God of Israel.
Matthew 16:3 And in the morning, The weather will be bad today, for the sky is red and angry. You are able to see the face of heaven, but not the signs of the times.
Matthew 17:16 I have brought him to your disciples, and they have not been able to cure him."
Matthew 17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, "Why weren't we able to cast it out?"
Matthew 18:25 and was unable to pay. So his master ordered that he and his wife and children and everything that he had should be sold, and payment be made.
Matthew 19:11 But he said to them, Not all men are able to take in this saying, but only those to whom it is given.
Matthew 19:12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven's sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it."
Matthew 19:25 And his disciples having heard, were amazed exceedingly, saying, 'Who, then, is able to be saved?'
Matthew 20:22 But Jesus answered, "You don't know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They said to him, "We are able."
Matthew 20:23 They say to him, We are able. He says to them, Truly, you will take of my cup: but to be seated at my right hand and at my left is not for me to give, but it is for those for whom my Father has made it ready.
Matthew 20:34 And Jesus, being moved with pity, put his fingers on their eyes: and straight away they were able to see, and went after him.
Matthew 22:46 No one was able to answer him a word, neither did any man dare ask him any more questions from that day forth.
Matthew 25:15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to everyone as he was able; and he went on his journey.
Matthew 26:40 And he comes to the disciples, and sees that they are sleeping, and says to Peter, What, were you not able to keep watch with me one hour?
Matthew 26:53 dost thou think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?
Matthew 26:61 and said, "This man said,'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.'"
Matthew 27:24 So when Pilate saw that he was able to do nothing, but that trouble was working up, he took water and, washing his hands before the people, said, The blood of this upright man is not on my hands: you are responsible.
Matthew 27:42 Others he saved; himself he is not able to save! If he be King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe him;
Matthew 27:65 Pilate said to them, You have watchmen; go and make it as safe as you are able.
Mark 1:40 One day there came a leper to Jesus entreating Him, and pleading on his knees. "If you are willing," he said, "you are able to cleanse me."
Mark 1:45 But he went out, and made it public, giving an account of it everywhere, so that Jesus was no longer able to go openly into a town, but was outside in the waste land; and they came to him from every part.
Mark 2:4 Finding themselves unable, however, to bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they untiled the roof just over His head, and after clearing an opening they lowered the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
Mark 2:7 Why does this man thus speak? he blasphemes. Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?
Mark 2:19 And Jesus said to them, 'Are the sons of the bride-chamber able, while the bridegroom is with them, to fast? so long time as they have the bridegroom with them they are not able to fast;
Mark 3:20 And he went into a house. And the people came together again, so that they were not even able to take bread.
Mark 3:23 He summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
Mark 3:27 But no one is able to go into the house of the strong man and take his goods, without first putting cords round the strong man, and then he will take his goods.
Mark 4:32 But when it is planted, it comes up, and becomes taller than all the plants, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of heaven are able to take rest in its shade.
Mark 4:33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.
Mark 5:3 He was living in the place of the dead: and no man was able to keep him down, no, not with a chain;
Mark 5:4 because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn asunder by him, and the fetters were shattered; and no one was able to subdue him.
Mark 6:5 And he was unable to do any work of power there, but only to put his hands on one or two persons who were ill, and make them well.
Mark 6:19 And Herodias was bitter against him, desiring to put him to death; but she was not able;
Mark 7:15 There is nothing outside the man which, going into him, is able to make him unclean: but the things which come out of the man are those which make the man unclean.
Mark 7:18 And he said to them, Have even you so little wisdom? Do you not see that whatever goes into a man from outside is not able to make him unclean,
Mark 7:24 And he went away from there to the country of Tyre and Sidon. And he went into a house, desiring that no man might have knowledge of it: and he was not able to keep it secret.
Mark 8:4 And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to fill these men with bread here in a desert place?
Mark 8:25 Then again he put his hands on his eyes; and looking hard, he was able to see, and saw all things clearly.
Mark 9:3 and his garments became glittering, white exceedingly, as snow, so as a fuller upon the earth is not able to whiten 'them'.
Mark 9:18 and wherever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and wastes away. I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they weren't able."
Mark 9:22 And frequently it has sent him into the fire and into the water, for his destruction; but if you are able to do anything, have pity on us, and give us help.
Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, If you are able! All things are possible to him who has faith.
Mark 9:28 And when he had gone into the house, his disciples said to him privately, Why were we unable to send it out?
Mark 9:29 And he said to them, 'This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting.'
Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, "Don't forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.
Mark 10:26 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying unto themselves, 'And who is able to be saved?'
Mark 10:38 But Jesus said to them, "You don't know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
Mark 10:39 They said to him, "We are able." Jesus said to them, "You shall indeed drink the cup that I drink, and you shall be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;
Mark 10:51 And Jesus said to him, What would you have me do to you? And the blind man said, Master, make me able to see.
Mark 10:52 And Jesus said to him, Go on your way; your faith has made you well. And straight away he was able to see, and went after him in the way.
Mark 14:7 for the poor always ye have with you, and whenever ye may will ye are able to do them good, but me ye have not always;
Mark 14:8 She has done what she was able: she has put oil on my body to make it ready for its last resting-place.
Mark 14:37 And he came, and saw them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? were you not able to keep watch one hour?
Mark 15:31 And in like manner also the chief priests, mocking with one another, with the scribes, said, 'Others he saved; himself he is not able to save.
Luke 1:20 Behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things will happen, because you didn't believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
Luke 1:22 When, however, he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they knew that he must have seen a vision in the Sanctuary; but he kept making signs to them and continued dumb.
Luke 1:37 For there is nothing which God is not able to do.
Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and don't begin to say among yourselves,'We have Abraham for our father;' for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones!
Luke 5:12 On another occasion, when He was in one of the towns, there was a man there covered with leprosy, who, seeing Jesus, threw himself at His feet and implored Him, saying, "Sir, if only you are willing, you are able to make me clean."
Luke 5:21 And the scribes and Pharisees were having an argument, saying, Who is this, who has no respect for God? who is able to give forgiveness for sins, but God only?
Luke 5:34 And Jesus said, Are you able to make the friends of the newly-married man go without food when he is with them?
Luke 6:7 The Scribes and the Pharisees were on the watch to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath that they might be able to bring an accusation against Him.
Luke 6:39 He spoke a parable to them. "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?
Luke 8:19 And his mother and his brothers came to him, and they were not able to get near him because of the great number of people.
Luke 8:43 And a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with haemorrhage--and had spent on doctors all she had, but none of them had been able to cure her--
Luke 8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not able to keep it secret, she came, shaking with fear, and falling down before him she made clear before all the people the reason for her touching him, and how she was made well straight away.
Luke 9:40 And I made a request to your disciples to send it out of him, but they were not able to do it.
Luke 9:45 But this saying was not clear to them and its sense was kept secret from them so that they were not able to see it: and they had fear of questioning him about it.
Luke 11:7 and he from within answering may say, Do not give me trouble, already the door hath been shut, and my children with me are in the bed, I am not able, having risen, to give to thee.
Luke 11:13 If, then, you who are evil are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who make request to him?
Luke 11:41 But if you give to the poor such things as you are able, then all things are clean to you.
Luke 12:4 And I say to you, my friends, Have no fear of those who may put the body to death, and are able to do no more than that.
Luke 12:25 And which of you is able by anxious thought to add a moment to his life?
Luke 12:26 If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?
Luke 13:11 where a woman was present who for eighteen years had been a confirmed invalid: she was bent double, and was unable to lift herself to her full height.
Luke 13:24 "Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
Luke 14:6 And they were not able to answer him to these things.
Luke 14:14 And you will have a blessing, because they will not be able to give you any payment, and you will get your reward when the upright come back from the dead.
Luke 14:18 And they all gave reasons why they were not able to come. The first said to him, I have got a new field, and it is necessary for me to go and see it: I am full of regret that I am unable to come.
Luke 14:20 And another said, I have been married, and so I am not able to come.
Luke 14:26 If any one doth come unto me, and doth not hate his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and yet even his own life, he is not able to be my disciple;
Luke 14:27 and whoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, is not able to be my disciple.
Luke 14:29 Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,
Luke 14:30 saying,'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'
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