Acceptable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(a.) Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ACCEPT; ACCEPTABLE; ACCEPTATION

ak-sept', ak-sep'-ta-b'-l, ak-sep-ta'-shun: "To receive with favor," "to take pleasure in"; "well-pleasing"; "the act of receiving."

Accept, used

(1) of sacrifice, "accept thy burnt-sacrifice" (dashen, "accept as fat," i.e. receive favorably; Psalm 20:3);

(2) of persons, "Yahweh accept Job" (Job 42:9, nasa', "to lift up," "take," "receive");

(3) of works, "a the work of his hands" (Deuteronomy 33:11 ratsah, "to delight in").

In New Testament

(1) of favors, "We accept. with all thankfulness" (apodechomai, Acts 24:3);

(2) of personal appeal, "He accept our exhortation" (2 Corinthians 8:17);

(3) of God's Impartiality (lambano, "to take," "receive"); "accepteth not man's person" (Galatians 2:6).

Acceptable, used

(1) of justice (bachar, "choose select"), "more accept. than sacrifice" (Proverbs 21:3);

(2) of words (chephets, "delight in," "sought. accept words") (Ecclesiastes 12:10);

(3) of times (ratson, "delight," "approbation"; dektos, "receivable") "acceptable year of the Lord" (Isaiah 61:2 (King James Version); Luke 4:19);

(4) of spiritual sacrifice (euprosdektos, "well received"), "acceptable to God" (1 Peter 2:5);

(5) of patient endurance (charis, "grace," "favor") "This is acceptable with God" (1 Peter 2:20). Acceptation, used twice to indicate the trustworthiness of the gospel of Christ's saving grace: "worthy of all acceptation." (1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 4:9).

These words are full of the abundant grace of God and are rich in comfort to believers. That which makes man, in word, work and character, acceptable to God; and renders It possible for God to accept him, his service and sacrifice, is the fullness of the Divine mercy and grace and forgiveness. He "chose us" and made us, as adopted sons, the heirs of His grace "which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved" (Ephesians 1:6; compare the King James Version).

Dwight M. Pratt

Greek
587. apodektos -- acceptable
... acceptable. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: apodektos Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-od'-ek-tos) Short Definition: worthy to be received, acceptable, welcome ...
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2144. euprosdektos -- acceptable
... acceptable. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: euprosdektos Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-pros'-dek-tos) Short Definition: well-received, acceptable Definition ...
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1184. dektos -- acceptable
... acceptable. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: dektos Phonetic Spelling:
(dek-tos') Short Definition: acceptable, accepted Definition: acceptable ...
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2101. euarestos -- well-pleasing
... well-pleasing. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: euarestos Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-ar'-es-tos) Short Definition: acceptable, well-pleasing Definition ...
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1384. dokimos -- tested, approved
... tested, approved. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: dokimos Phonetic Spelling:
(dok'-ee-mos) Short Definition: approved, acceptable Definition: approved ...
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4375. prosphiles -- pleasing, agreeable
... agreeable. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: prosphiles Phonetic Spelling:
(pros-fee-lace') Short Definition: pleasing, acceptable Definition: pleasing ...
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2418. hierourgeo -- to perform sacred rites
... things. 2418 (from 2411 , "Temple" and 2041 , "work") -- properly, doing ,
like offering acceptable sacrifices to God. 2418 () is ...
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701. arestos -- pleasing, ie fit
... fit. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: arestos Phonetic Spelling:
(ar-es-tos') Short Definition: pleasing, satisfactory, acceptable Definition: pleasing ...
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111. athemitos -- lawless
... 111 (an adjective, derived from 1/A "not" and , "a custom, what is acceptable because
accepted") -- properly, not acceptable based on the prevailing custom or ...
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2413. hieros -- sacred, a sacred thing, a temple
... 2413 (an adjective) -- properly, (because associated with God's , ); consecrated
to deity and therefore "," ie because acceptable for God's service. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7522. ratson -- goodwill, favor, acceptance, will
... Word Origin from ratsah Definition goodwill, favor, acceptance, will NASB Word Usage
acceptable (5), acceptance (1), accepted (8), delight (5), desire (2 ...
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8232. shephar -- to be fair or seemly
... be acceptable, please, think good. (Aramaic) corresponding to shaphar; to be beautiful
-- be acceptable, please, + think good. see HEBREW shaphar. 8231b, 8232 ...
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7521. ratsah -- to be pleased with, accept favorably
... 2), enjoy (2), enjoyed (1), favor (2), favorable (1), favored (2), favors (1), find
pleasure (1), fulfills (1), make (1), make himself acceptable (1), make ...
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977. bachar -- to choose
... acceptable, appoint, choose choice, excellent, join, be rather, require. A
primitive root; properly, to try, ie (by implication) select ...
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2656. chephets -- delight, pleasure
... desire (1). acceptable, delightsome, desire, things desired, matter, pleasant,
purpose. From chaphets; pleasure; hence (abstractly ...
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1878. dashen -- to be fat, grow fat
... root Definition to be fat, grow fat NASB Word Usage anointed (1), become greasy
(1), become prosperous (1), find your acceptable (1), made fat (1), prosper (1 ...
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3787. kasher -- to be advantageous, proper, or suitable, to ...
... A primitive root properly, to be straight or right; by implication, to be acceptable;
also to succeed or prosper -- direct, be right, prosper. 3786, 3787. ...
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5208. nichoach -- soothing, tranquilizing
... Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to nichoach Definition soothing, tranquilizing
NASB Word Usage acceptable sacrifices (1), fragrant incense (1). ...
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3190. yatab -- to be good, well, glad, or pleasing
... goes well (1), good (1), good (2), good that i do (1), good reason (3), happy (1),
joyful (1), make (1), makes a cheerful (1), makes...acceptable (1), merry (3 ...
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Library

The Acceptable Sacrifice;
... THE ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE; OR, THE EXCELLENCY OF A BROKEN HEART: SHOWING ... such,.
George Cokayn September 21, 1688. THE ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE; OR,. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/the acceptable sacrifice.htm

The Acceptable Fast.
... THE SEASONS, ANNUAL OCCASIONS, ETC. 868. " The Acceptable Fast. 868. LM
H. Ballou. The Acceptable Fast. 1 This is the fast the ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/868 the acceptable fast.htm

Acceptable Sacrifices. August 10.
... Acceptable Sacrifices. August 10. Every time we perform an act of kindness
to any human being, ay, even to a dumb animal; every ...
/.../kingsley/daily thoughts /acceptable sacrifices august 10.htm

Acceptable Offering. 1 Father of Our Feeble Race
... 764. " Acceptable Offering. 1 Father of our feeble race. 764. 7s. M. J. Taylor.
Acceptable Offering. 1 Father of our feeble race, Wise, beneficent, and kind! ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/764 acceptable offering 1.htm

MJ Taylor. Acceptable Offerings.
... I. PUBLIC WORSHIP. 11. 7s. MJ Taylor. Acceptable Offerings. 1 Lord! what
offering shall we bring, At Thine altars when we bow? Hearts ...
/.../various/book of hymns for public and private devotion/11 7s m j taylor.htm

Inasmuch as Your Name, which is Greatly Beloved, is Acceptable to ...
... Chapter I. Inasmuch as your name, which is greatly beloved, is acceptable
to me in God� Inasmuch as your name, which is greatly ...
/.../the second epistle of ignatius to the ephesians /chapter i inasmuch as your.htm

The Fasts of the Jews are not True Fasts, nor Acceptable to God.
... Chapter III."The fasts of the Jews are not true fasts, nor acceptable to
God. He says then to them again concerning these things ...
/.../barnabas/the epistle of barnabas /chapter iii the fasts of the.htm

First Sunday after Epiphany. I Beseech You, Brethren, by the ...
... I beseech you, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. ...
/.../winkworth/lyra germanica the christian year/first sunday after epiphany i.htm

What are the Requisites of that Prayer, which is Acceptable to God ...
... Lord's Day 45 Question 117 What are the requisites of that prayer, which
is acceptable to God, and which he will hear? What are ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 117 what are the.htm

That those who Put what is virtuous Before what is Useful are ...
... Book III. Chapter VIII. That those who put what is virtuous before what
is useful are acceptable to God� That those who put what ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter viii that those who.htm

Thesaurus
Acceptable (48 Occurrences)
... Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to
a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one ...
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Acceptation (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or
regard; state of being acceptable. ... ACCEPT; ACCEPTABLE; ACCEPTATION. ...
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Favor (184 Occurrences)
... In the American Standard Revised Version "the acceptable year of the Lord" (Isaiah
61:2) is changed Into "the year of Yahweh's favor"; "Do I now persuade men ...
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Duty (90 Occurrences)
... of Christ Jesus among the Gentiles, doing priestly duties in connexion with God's
Good News so that the sacrifice--namely the Gentiles--may be acceptable to Him ...
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Blemish (71 Occurrences)
... Ephesians 5:27). Christ offered himself a sacrifice "without blemish," acceptable
to God (1 Peter 1:19). Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (vt ...
/b/blemish.htm - 31k

Accept (106 Occurrences)
... is then on its adoption.]. 7. (a.) Accepted. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
ACCEPT; ACCEPTABLE; ACCEPTATION. ak-sept', ak-sep'-ta ...
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Meditation (15 Occurrences)
... the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight"); of siach, "speech,"
"meditation" (Psalm 104:34, "Let my meditation be sweet unto him"); of sichah, a ...
/m/meditation.htm - 12k

Acceptably (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In an acceptable manner; in a manner to please
or give satisfaction. Multi-Version Concordance Acceptably (1 Occurrence). ...
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Succor (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 6:2 (for he saith, At an acceptable time I hearkened unto thee, And
in a day of salvation did I succor thee: behold, now is the acceptable time ...
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Serving (85 Occurrences)
... NAS NIV). Romans 14:18 for he who in these things is serving the Christ,
'is' acceptable to God and approved of men. (YLT). Romans ...
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Concordance
Acceptable (48 Occurrences)

Luke 4:19
and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 4:24
He said, "Most certainly I tell you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.
(WEB ASV DBY RSV)

Acts 10:35
but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT RSV)

Romans 12:1
Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Romans 14:18
For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
(WEB KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Romans 15:16
that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest the Good News of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 15:31
that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints;
(WEB ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 6:2
for he says, "At an acceptable time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV)

2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you don't have.
(WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Ephesians 5:10
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
(KJV WBS)

Philippians 4:18
But I have all things, and abound. I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, a sweet-smelling fragrance, an acceptable and well-pleasing sacrifice to God.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 2:3
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to repay their parents, for this is acceptable in the sight of God.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Titus 2:9
bondmen to be subject to their own masters, to make themselves acceptable in everything; not gainsaying;
(DBY)

Hebrews 11:4
Through faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain did, and through this faith he obtained testimony that he was righteous, God giving the testimony by accepting his gifts; and through it, though he is dead, he still speaks.
(WEY RSV)

Hebrews 12:28
Therefore, receiving, as we now do, a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us cherish thankfulness so that we may ever offer to God an acceptable service, with godly reverence and awe.
(WEY NAS RSV)

1 Peter 2:5
You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Peter 2:19
For it is an acceptable thing with God, if, from a sense of duty to Him, a man patiently submits to wrong, when treated unjustly.
(WEY ASV DBY)

1 Peter 2:20
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
(KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS)

Exodus 28:38
And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity committed in the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow, even in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 1:3
If his offering be a burnt-offering of the herd, he shall offer it a male without blemish; he shall bring it to the door of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 10:19
And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things have befallen me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD?
(See RSV)

Leviticus 22:20
But whatever has a blemish, that you shall not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Leviticus 22:21
And whosoever bringeth a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto the LORD in fulfilment of a vow clearly uttered, or for a freewill-offering, of the herd or of the flock, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 22:27
When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; but from the eighth day and thenceforth it may be accepted for an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
(See RSV NIV)

Leviticus 27:9
"'If it is an animal, of which men offer an offering to Yahweh, all that any man gives of such to Yahweh becomes holy.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 27:11
If it is any unclean animal, of which they do not offer as an offering to Yahweh, then he shall set the animal before the priest;
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 33:24
Of Asher he said, "Asher is blessed with children. Let him be acceptable to his brothers. Let him dip his foot in oil.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Judges 14:3
Then his father and his mother said to him, "Is there never a woman among the daughters of your brothers, or among all my people, that you go to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines?" Samson said to his father, "Get her for me; for she pleases me well."
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 29:6
And Achish called David, and said to him, As Jehovah liveth, thou art upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the camp is acceptable to me; for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming to me to this day; but thou art not acceptable to the lords.
(DBY)

Ezra 6:10
that they may offer sacrifices of pleasant aroma to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
(See NAS)

Psalms 19:14
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Yahweh, my rock, and my redeemer.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 20:3
Receive the memorial of all thy meal-offerings, and accept the fat of thy burnt-sacrifice; Selah
(See NAS)

Psalms 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
(See RSV)

Psalms 69:13
But as for me, my prayer is to you, Yahweh, in an acceptable time. God, in the abundance of your loving kindness, answer me in the truth of your salvation.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Proverbs 15:2
Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 9:17
The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
(See JPS)

Isaiah 49:8
Thus says Yahweh, "In an acceptable time have I answered you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you; and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to raise up the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritage:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Isaiah 56:7
even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
(See JPS NAS)

Isaiah 58:5
Is such the fast that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yahweh?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 61:2
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
(KJV DBY WBS)

Jeremiah 6:20
To what purpose comes there to me frankincense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 4:27
Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of your tranquility.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Malachi 1:14
"But the deceiver is cursed, who has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the Lord a blemished thing; for I am a great King," says Yahweh of Armies, "and my name is awesome among the nations."
(See NIV)

Malachi 3:4
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to Yahweh, as in the days of old, and as in ancient years.
(See NIV)

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