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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The face; the countenance or its expression.

2. (n.) Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.

3. (n.) Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.

4. (n.) That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer.

5. (n.) A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.

6. (v. t.) To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; -- often with up.

7. (v. t.) To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.

8. (v. t.) To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers; as, to cheer hounds in a chase.

9. (v. i.) To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; -- usually with up.

10. (v. i.) To be in any state or temper of mind.

11. (v. i.) To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHEER; CHEERFULNESS

cher, cher'-fool-nes: The English word "cheer" meant:

(1) originally face, countenance (Greek kara, "head," through Old French, chere, "face"),

(2) then the expression on the face, especially

(3) the expression of good spirits, and finally

(4) good spirits, without any reference to the facial expression.

The noun "cheer" in English Versions of the Bible is only found with adjective "good" (except 1 Esdras 9:54, "great cheer"), the word not having quite lost its earlier neutral character (any face expression, whether joyous or otherwise). In Old Testament, Tobh, is translated "cheer," "let thy heart cheer thee" (see GOOD); sameach, "to rejoice" is so translated in Deuteronomy 24:5, "shall cheer his wife" (the King James Version "cheer up his wife"), and Judges 9:13, "wine, which cheereth God ('elohim) and man." The phrase "of good cheer" occurs in Old Testament in Job 9:27 (the King James Version "comfort"); in Apocrypha, 1 Esdras 9:54; The Wisdom of Solomon 18:6; Baruch 4:5, 30; Sirach 18:32 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "luxury"); in New Testament for Greek euthumeo, euthumos, in Acts 27:22, 25, 36, and for tharseo in Matthew 9:2, 22. (the King James Version "comfort"); Matthew 14:27; Mark 6:50; Mark 10:49 (RV; "comfort" in the King James Version); John 16:33 Acts 23:11. "Cheer" as verb transitive occurs in Ecclesiastes 11:9 Deuteronomy 24:5 Judges 9:13.

Cheerful occurs in Proverbs 15:13, 15 (the King James Version "merry"); Zechariah 8:19; Zechariah 9:17 the King James Version; Sirach 30:25; 2 Corinthians 9:7.

Cheerfully, Acts 24:10.

Cheerfulness, Romans 12:8.

D. Miall Edwards

Greek
2114. euthumeo -- to be of good cheer
... to be of good cheer. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: euthumeo Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-thoo-meh'-o) Short Definition: I am cheerful Definition: I keep up ...
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2165. euphraino -- to cheer, make merry
... to cheer, make merry. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: euphraino Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-frah'-ee-no) Short Definition: I cheer, am glad, make merry ...
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2115a. euthumos -- of good cheer
... of good cheer. Transliteration: euthumos Short Definition: encouraged. Word Origin
from eu and thumos Definition of good cheer NASB Word Usage encouraged (1). ...
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2115. euthumos -- of good cheer
... of good cheer. Part of Speech: Adjective; Adverb, Comparative Transliteration: euthumos
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo'-thoo-mos) Short Definition: cheerful, having ...
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2293. tharseo -- to be of good courage
... to be of good courage. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: tharseo Phonetic Spelling:
(thar-seh'-o) Short Definition: be of good cheer Definition: I am of ...
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404. anapsucho -- to refresh
... properly, bring cooling (reviving, with fresh air); (figuratively) bring much-needed
(much-) , "causing someone to recover a state of cheer or encouragement ...
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2292. tharreo -- to be of good courage
... of good courage. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: tharreo Phonetic Spelling:
(thar-hreh'-o) Short Definition: I am courageous, of good cheer Definition: I ...
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2174. eupsucheo -- to be of good courage
... to be of good courage. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eupsucheo Phonetic
Spelling: (yoo-psoo-kheh'-o) Short Definition: I am of good cheer Definition: I ...
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5463. chairo -- to rejoice, be glad
... A primary verb; to be "cheer"ful, ie Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially
as salutation (on meeting or parting), be well -- farewell, be glad ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1906. hed -- a shout, shouting, cheer
... 1905, 1906. hed. 1907 . a shout, shouting, cheer. Transliteration: hed
Phonetic Spelling: (hade) Short Definition: shouting. Word ...
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1959. hedad -- a shout, shouting, cheer
... 1958, 1959. hedad. 1960 . a shout, shouting, cheer. Transliteration: hedad
Phonetic Spelling: (hay-dawd') Short Definition: shouting. ...
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8055. samach -- rejoice, be glad
... cheer up, be make glad, have, make joyful, be make merry, cause to, make
to rejoice, very. A primitive root; probably to brighten ...
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2895. tob -- to be pleasing or good
... be do better, cheer, be do, seem good, make goodly, please, be, do,. A
primitive root, to be (transitively, do or make) good (or ...
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1082. balag -- to gleam, smile
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to gleam, smile NASB Word Usage cheerful (1),
flashes forth (1), have a cheer (1), smile (1). comfort, recover strengthen. ...
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Library

Be of Good Cheer.
... Be of Good Cheer. "BE of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid" (Matthew 14:27). ... These
precious words of comfort and cheer came from His loving heart and lips. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gaebelein/the lord of glory/be of good cheer.htm

Cheer for Despondency
... Cheer for Despondency. A sermon (No.3183) published on Thursday, February 3, 1910,
delivered by CH Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/cheer for despondency.htm

The Note of Cheer
... BOOK I. THE MAN. CHAPTER V. The Note of Cheer. The chapter now to be added
is written under the influence of a Sabbath afternoon ...
/.../jackson/the message and the man/chapter v the note of.htm

December the Twenty-Fifth Christmas Cheer
... DECEMBER The Twenty-fifth CHRISTMAS CHEER. "Good will toward men!" "Luke
2:8-20. ... Let that holy thought make our Christmas cheer. ...
/.../december the twenty-fifth christmas cheer.htm

Holy Father, Cheer Our Way
... I. DAILY PRAYER: Morning Daily Prayer: Evening 16. Holy Father, cheer our way.
7.7.7.5 ... John Stainer, 1875. Richard H. Robinson, 1869. Holy Father, cheer our way. ...
/.../daily prayer evening 16 holy.htm

Cheer Up, My Comrades!
... Cheer Up, My Comrades! ... Did you not try to cheer a poor neighbour the other day by
telling of the Lord's goodness to you when you were very sick yourself? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 26 1880/cheer up my comrades.htm

"Three Manners of Looking Seen in Our Lord's Countenance"
... "Three manners of looking seen in our Lord's Countenance" GLAD and joyous and sweet
is the Blissful lovely Cheer [292] of our Lord to our souls. ...
/.../julian/revelations of divine love/chapter lxxi three manners of.htm

What the Redbird Told Me
... This is what he said to me: "You, you, you, cheer up, cheer up, cheer up." He hopped
about from limb to limb, wiping his beak, picking at pieces of bark, but ...
//christianbookshelf.org/naylor/heart talks/talk seventeen what the redbird.htm

"As Long as we be Meddling with any Part of Sin we Shall Never See ...
... And thus was the Blissful Cheer of our Lord shewed in Pity: [295] in which Shewing
I saw that sin is most contrary,"so far forth that as long as we be. ...
/.../julian/revelations of divine love/chapter lxxii as long as.htm

Christ's Encouragements
... CHRIST'S ENCOURAGEMENTS. 'Son, be of good cheer.'"Matthew 9:2. This word
of encouragement, which exhorts to both cheerfulness and ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/christs encouragements.htm

Thesaurus
Cheer (22 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared
for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer. ...
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Cheerfulness (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) Good spirits; a state of moderate joy or gayety;
alacrity. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHEER; CHEERFULNESS. ...
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Comfort (130 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console;
to cheer. 4 ... assistance. To comfort is to cheer and encourage. ...
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Seeing (442 Occurrences)
... Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, cheer up! ... (DBY). Matthew
9:22 But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Daughter, cheer up! ...
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Spake (704 Occurrences)
... YLT). Matthew 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of
good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. (KJV ASV YLT). Matthew ...
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Spoke (799 Occurrences)
... Matthew 14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying "Cheer up! ... But he
immediately spoke with them, and said to them, "Cheer up! ...
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Afraid (361 Occurrences)
... (WEY NIV). Matthew 14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying "Cheer up! ...
But he immediately spoke with them, and said to them, "Cheer up! ...
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Book (211 Occurrences)
... 5. Words of Cheer to Israel: The general thought that pervades the section, Baruch
4:5-5:9, is words of cheer to Israel (ie Judah) in exile, but we have here ...
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Baruch (24 Occurrences)
... 5. Words of Cheer to Israel: The general thought that pervades the section, Baruch
4:5-5:9, is words of cheer to Israel (ie Judah) in exile, but we have here ...
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Daughter (320 Occurrences)
... Matthew 9:22 But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Daughter, cheer up! ...
Luke 8:48 He said to her, "Daughter, cheer up. Your faith has made you well. ...
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Concordance
Cheer (22 Occurrences)

Matthew 9:2
Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you."
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Matthew 9:22
But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Daughter, cheer up! Your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour.
(WEB ASV)

Matthew 14:27
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying "Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid."
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Mark 6:50
for they all saw him, and were troubled. But he immediately spoke with them, and said to them, "Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid."
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Mark 10:49
Jesus stood still, and said, "Call him." They called the blind man, saying to him, "Cheer up! Get up. He is calling you!"
(WEB WEY ASV NIV)

Luke 8:48
He said to her, "Daughter, cheer up. Your faith has made you well. Go in peace."
(WEB)

Luke 16:19
Now there was a rich man and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making good cheer in splendour every day.
(DBY)

John 16:33
I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."
(WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)

Acts 23:11
The following night, the Lord stood by him, and said, "Cheer up, Paul, for as you have testified about me at Jerusalem, so you must testify also at Rome."
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Acts 27:22
Now I exhort you to cheer up, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Acts 27:25
Therefore, sirs, cheer up! For I believe God, that it will be just as it has been spoken to me.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Acts 27:36
Then they all cheered up, and they also took food.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Colossians 4:8
And for this very purpose I send him to you that you may know how we are faring; and that he may cheer your hearts.
(WEY)

James 5:13
Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praises.
(Root in WEB ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Jude 1:3
Dear friends, since I am eager to begin a letter to you on the subject of our common salvation, I find myself constrained to write and cheer you on to the vigorous defense of the faith delivered once for all to God's people.
(WEY)

Deuteronomy 24:5
When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out in the army, neither shall he be assigned any business: he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer his wife whom he has taken.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

1 Kings 21:7
Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be merry. I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."
(See RSV NIV)

Job 9:27
If I say,'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;'
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)

Job 10:20
Aren't my days few? Cease then. Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort,
(See NAS)

Psalms 94:19
In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul.
(See RSV)

Ecclesiastes 2:3
I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold of folly, until I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their lives.
(WEB ASV RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 11:9
Rejoice, young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

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