kalós: wellOriginal Word: καλῶς
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (kal-oce')
Short Definition: well, nobly, rightly
Definition: well, nobly, honorably, rightly.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
adverb from kalos
beautifully (1), commendably (1), correctly (1), experts (1), good (4), honorably (1), kind enough (1), quite right (1), recover* (1), right (2), rightly (5), very well (1), well (16), well enough (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2573: καλῶς
καλῶς (καλός), adverb (from Homer down), beautifully, finely, excellently, well: (universally, διά τό καλῶς οἰκοδομῆσθαι (Tr οἰκοδομεῖσθαι, which see), Luke 6:48 T Tr WH); specifically,
a. rightly, so that there shall be no room for blame: joined to verbs of speaking (ἀποκρινεσθια, λαλεῖν, λέγειν, προφητεύειν, etc.), well, truly, Matthew 15:7; Mark 7:6; Luke 20:39; John 4:17; John 8:48; John 13:13; (John 18:23); Acts 28:25; fitly, i. e. agreeably to the facts and words of the case, Mark 12:28; καλῶς "Right! Well!" an expression of approval: Mark 12:32; Romans 11:20; of deeds: καλῶς ποιεῖν, to do well, act uprightly, James 2:19; 1 Corinthians 7:37f (where the teaching is, that one can do καλῶς, but another κρεῖσσον); καλῶς ποιεῖν with participle to do well that, etc. (Buttmann, § 144, 15 a.; Winer's Grammar, 345 (323)), Acts 10:33; Philippians 4:14; 2 Peter 1:19; 3 John 1:6. (1 Macc. 12:18, 22; 2 Macc. 2:16, etc.); with verbs denoting a duty or office which one fulfils well: 1 Timothy 3:4, 12; 1 Timothy 5:17; specifically honestly, uprightly: Galatians 4:17; ἀναστρέφεσθαι, Hebrews 13:18; ποιεῖν, James 2:8.
c. honorably, in honor: James 2:3 (others give it here an outward reference, equivalent to in a good place, comfortably).
d. καλῶς εἰπεῖν τινα, to speak well of one, Luke 6:26; καλῶς ποιεῖν τινα, to do good to, benefit one, Matthew 5:44 Rec.; τίνι (Winer's Grammar, § 32, 1 β.; Buttmann, 146 (128)), Luke 6:27; καλῶς ποιεῖν, simply, to do good: Matthew 12:12.
e. καλῶς ἔχειν, to be well (of those recovering health): Mark 16:18. Adverb from kalos; well (usually morally) -- (in a) good (place), honestly, + recover, (full) well. see GREEK kalos
Adverb from kalos; well (usually morally) -- (in a) good (place), honestly, + recover, (full) well.
see GREEK kalos
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2573
καλῶς — 37 Occ.
Matthew 5:44 Adv
GRK: καταρωμένους ὑμᾶς καλῶς ποιεῖτε τοὺς
KJV: you, do good to them that hate you,
INT: curse you good do to those who