Cheerfulness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Good spirits; a state of moderate joy or gayety; alacrity.
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
2432. hilarotes -- cheerfulness
... cheerfulness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hilarotes Phonetic
Spelling: (hil-ar-ot'-ace) Short Definition: cheerfulness Definition ...
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5479. chara -- joy, delight
... gladness, joy. From chairo; cheerfulness, ie Calm delight -- gladness, X greatly,
(X be exceeding) joy(-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous). see GREEK chairo. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4010. mabligith -- smiling, cheerfulness, source of brightening
... mabligith. 4011 . smiling, cheerfulness, source of brightening. Transliteration:
mabligith Phonetic Spelling: (mab-leeg-eeth') Short Definition: healing. ...
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1083. Bilgah -- "cheerfulness," two Israelites
... 1082, 1083. Bilgah. 1084 . "cheerfulness," two Israelites. Transliteration:
Bilgah Phonetic Spelling: (bil-gaw') Short Definition: Bilgah. ...
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3974. maor -- a luminary
... meh-o-raw'}; from 'owr; properly, a luminous body or luminary, ie (abstractly) light
(as an element): figuratively, brightness, iecheerfulness; specifically, a ...
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2122. ziv -- brightness, splendor
... brightness, countenance. (Aramaic) corresponding to Ziv; (figuratively) cheerfulness --
brightness, countenance. see HEBREW Ziv. 2121, 2122. ziv. 2123 . ...
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8342. sason -- exultation, rejoicing
... gladness, joy, mirth, rejoicing. Or sason {saw-sone'}; from suws; cheerfulness;
specifically, welcome -- gladness, joy, mirth, rejoicing. see HEBREW suws. ...
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7613. seeth -- exaltation, dignity, swelling, uprising
... From nasa'; an elevation or leprous scab; figuratively, elation or cheerfulness;
exaltation in rank or character -- be accepted, dignity, excellency, highness ...
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Library

Of the Attainment of Cheerfulness in the Duty of Catechising, and ...
... Chapter 10."Of the Attainment of Cheerfulness in the Duty of Catechising, and
of Various Causes Producing Weariness in the Catechumen. 14. ...
/.../on the catechising of the uninstructed/chapter 10 of the attainment of.htm

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

What the Redbird Told Me
... Cheerfulness is largely a matter of habit. ... I find it now the easier, and by
far the better, way. Cheerfulness is a habit; get the habit. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/naylor/heart talks/talk seventeen what the redbird.htm

Rom. xii. 4, 5
... [1535] "He that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness." For it is not enough to show
mercy, but it behooves us to do it with a largeness and an ungrudging spirit ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxi rom xii 4.htm

The Epistle to the Philippians.
... It is the free outflow of tender love and gratitude, and full of joy and cheerfulness
in the face of life and death. ... Practical: Christian cheerfulness. ...
/.../schaff/history of the christian church volume i/section 97 the epistle to.htm

Fragment ii. Therefore You Ought to Strive to the Utmost of Your ...
... command of the emperor which does not offend God has proceeded from God Himself;
[1293] and execute it in love as well as in fear, and with all cheerfulness. ...
/.../theonas/epistle of phileas/fragment ii therefore you ought.htm

The God of Nature (Preached During a Wet Harvest. )
... They had their full share of all the ills to which flesh is heir. Yet look, I beg
you, at the cheerfulness of these two Psalms, the 147th and 148th. ...
/.../kingsley/the water of life and other sermons/sermon xx the god of.htm

The Distracted Mind
... That in proportion as they lose faith in God and His goodness, they lose courage
and lose cheerfulness; and have too often to find a false courage and a false ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xxxix the distracted mind.htm

Psalm XCV.
... Now the title of the Psalm is "David's Song of praise." The "Song of praise" signifieth
both cheerfulness, in that it is a song; and devotion, for it is praise ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xcv.htm

Whether Delight Differs from Joy?
... Objection 3: Further, if joy differs from delight, it seems that there is equal
reason for distinguishing gladness, exultation, and cheerfulness from delight ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether delight differs from joy.htm

Thesaurus
Cheerfulness (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHEER; CHEERFULNESS. ...Cheerfulness, Romans 12:8.
D. Miall Edwards. Multi-Version Concordance Cheerfulness (1 Occurrence). ...
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Cheer (22 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart. 3. (n.) Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness;
animation. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHEER; CHEERFULNESS. ...
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Bilgai (1 Occurrence)
... bil'-ga bil'-ga-i (bilgah; bilgay, "cheerfulness"): A priest or priestly family
in the time of the Return (Nehemiah 12:5), and (under the form of "Bilgai ...
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Bilgah (3 Occurrences)
... bil'-ga bil'-ga-i (bilgah; bilgay, "cheerfulness"): A priest or priestly family
in the time of the Return (Nehemiah 12:5), and (under the form of "Bilgai ...
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Zeal (45 Occurrences)
... 12:8 or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality;
he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. ...
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Native (35 Occurrences)
... 5. (a.) Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn;
not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc. ...
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Leadership (4 Occurrences)
... In the exhortation!' he who is sharing -- 'In simplicity!' he who is leading --
'In diligence?' he who is doing kindness -- 'In cheerfulness.' (See NIV). ...
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Leads (64 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Romans 12:8 or he that exhorts, in exhortation; he that gives, in simplicity;
he that leads, with diligence; he that shews mercy, with cheerfulness. ...
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Liberality (7 Occurrences)
... 12:8 or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality;
he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. ...
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Liberal (11 Occurrences)
... 12:8 or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality;
he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. ...
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