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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Good-looking; handsome; pleasing or agreeable to the sight; well-proportioned.

2. (superl.) Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.

3. (adv.) In a becoming manner.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COMELINESS; COMELY

kum'-li-nes, kum'-li: Cognate with "becoming," namely, what is suitable, graceful, handsome. The servant of Yahweh in Isaiah 53:2 is without "comeliness" (hadhar, "honor"), i.e. there is in his appearance nothing attractive, while he is bowed beneath man's sin. "Praise is comely" (na'wah,ff. of na'weh; Psalm 33:1; Psalm 147:1), i.e. suitable or befitting "for the righteous," and, therefore, an honor and glory; "uncomely parts," aschemona (1 Corinthians 12:23), namely, less honorable. See also 1 Samuel 16:18, "a comely person"; Songs 6:4, "comely as Jerusalem." etc.

Greek
2158. euschemon -- comely
... comely. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: euschemon Phonetic Spelling:
(yoo-skhay'-mone) Short Definition: comely, honorable Definition: (a) comely ...
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4241. prepo -- to be fitting, proper, suitable
... Word Origin a prim. verb Definition to be fitting, proper, suitable NASB
Word Usage fitting (4), proper (3). comely. Apparently ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5000. naveh -- comely, seemly
... 4999, 5000. naveh. 5001 . comely, seemly. Transliteration: naveh Phonetic Spelling:
(naw-veh') Short Definition: lovely. ... becometh, comely, seemly. ...
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4998. naah -- to be comely or befitting
... naah. 4999 . to be comely or befitting. Transliteration: naah Phonetic Spelling:
(naw-aw') Short Definition: lovely. ... be beautiful, become, be comely. ...
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8231b. shaphar -- to be beautiful, fair or comely
... 8231a, 8231b. shaphar. 8232 . to be beautiful, fair or comely. Transliteration:
shaphar Short Definition: beautiful. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5116. naveh -- abode of shepherd or flocks, habitation
... 5115b, 5116. naveh. 5116a . abode of shepherd or flocks, habitation.
Transliteration: naveh Phonetic Spelling: (naw-veh') Short Definition: comely. ...
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8597. tipharah -- beauty, glory
... 1), pomp (1), pride (1), splendor (1). beautiful, brave, comely, fair, glorious,
honor, majesty. Or tiphereth {tif-eh'-reth}; from ...
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3303. yapheh -- fair, beautiful
... sleek (3). beautiful, beauty, comely, fairest, one, goodly, pleasant, well. From
yaphah; beautiful (literally or figuratively) -- + beautiful ...
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2433. chin -- perhaps beauty
... Word Origin from chanan Definition perhaps beauty NASB Word Usage orderly (1). comely.
Another form for chen; beauty -- comely. see HEBREW chen. 2432, 2433. ...
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8389. toar -- outline, form
... be drawn, mark out. From ta'ar; outline, ie Figure or appearance -- + beautiful,
X comely, countenance, + fair, X favoured, form, X goodly, X resemble, visage. ...
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8390. Taarea -- a descendant of Saul
... of Saul, the same as NH8475 NASB Word Usage Tarea (1). beautiful, comely, countenance,
fair, favored, goodly. Perhaps from ara'; Taarea, an Israelite -- Tarea. ...
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3190. yatab -- to be good, well, glad, or pleasing
... or figuratively (happy, successful, right) -- be accepted, amend, use aright, benefit,
be (make) better, seem best, make cheerful, be comely, + be content ...
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Library

It is a Comely Thing
... It is a comely thing. tr., John Brownlie 6,6,8,6. deute proskunesomen kai prospesomen
auto. (kontakion). I. It is a comely thing. To glorify and praise. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the greek church/it is a comely thing.htm

Thy Cheeks are Comely as a Turtle Dove's; Thy Neck as Jewels.
... CHAPTER I. 9. Thy cheeks are comely as a turtle dove's; thy neck as jewels. The
cheeks signify the interior and exterior; they are comely as a turtle dove's. ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/9 thy cheeks are comely.htm

I am Black, but Comely, O Ye Daughters of Jerusalem, as the Tents ...
... COMMENTARY. CHAPTER I. 4. I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem,
as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. ...
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To Praise is Comely, O My Soul,
... MEDITATIONS To praise is comely, O my soul,. tr., John Brownlie 8.6.8.6.8.8.
I. To praise is comely, O my soul,. To God this homage pay; ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the apostolic church/to praise is comely o.htm

Behold, Thou Art Fair, My Beloved, and Comely; Our Bed is Adorned ...
... COMMENTARY. CHAPTER I. 15. Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, and comely;
our bed is adorned with flowers. The loving soul seeing ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/15 behold thou art fair.htm

Thou Art Beautiful, O My Love, Sweet and Comely as Jerusalem ...
... CHAPTER VI. 3. Thou art beautiful, O my love, sweet and comely as Jerusalem,
terrible as an army set in array. The Bridegroom finding ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/3 thou art beautiful o.htm

Rules for visits, Exorcisms, and How People are to Assist the Sick ...
... Moreover, also, this is comely and useful, that a man "visit orphans and widows,"
[409] and especially those poor persons who have many children. ...
/.../two epistles concerning virginity/chapter xii rules for visits exorcisms.htm

Chapter i
... into his storechambers; we will exult and be glad in thee, remembering thy breasts
are better than wine, the upright love thee.5. I am black, but comely, O ye ...
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What Priests Should be and Should not Be.
... This too, again, is comely, that a man should not be envious of his neighbour.
And moreover, again, it is suitable and comely that ...
/.../two epistles concerning virginity/chapter xiii what priests should be.htm

The Washing Away of Sins is Indicated by the White Robes of the ...
... The washing away of sins is indicated by the white robes of the catechumens,
whence the Church speaks of herself as black and comely. ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter vii the washing away.htm

Thesaurus
Comely (32 Occurrences)
... COMELINESS; COMELY. kum'-li-nes, kum'-li: Cognate with "becoming," namely, what
is suitable, graceful, handsome. ... "Praise is comely" (na'wah,ff. ...
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Comeliness (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The quality or state of being comely. Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COMELINESS; COMELY. kum'-li ...
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Goodly (46 Occurrences)
... 1. (adv.) Excellently. 2. (superl.) Pleasant; agreeable; desirable. 3. (superl.)
of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful. ...
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Countenance (67 Occurrences)
... The countenance (mar'eh) is"fair" (1 Samuel 17:42 2 Samuel 14:27 Daniel 1:15); in
1 Samuel 16:12, literally, "fair of eyes"; "comely" (Songs 2:14); "beautiful ...
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Handsome (15 Occurrences)
... Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression;
attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than ...
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Speech (107 Occurrences)
... I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty
man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and ...
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Valor (45 Occurrences)
... I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty
man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and ...
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Valour (66 Occurrences)
... seen a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite, that is skilful in playing, and a mighty
man of valor, and a man of war, and prudent in speech, and a comely person; and ...
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Uncovered (78 Occurrences)
... (KJV WEY DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). 1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely
that a woman pray unto God uncovered? (KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Uncomely (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Not comely. -- adv. In an uncomely manner.
Multi-Version Concordance Uncomely (2 Occurrences). 1 Corinthians ...
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Concordance
Comely (32 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 7:35
And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
(KJV WBS)

1 Corinthians 11:13
Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
(KJV DBY WBS)

1 Corinthians 12:24
For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
(KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Hebrews 11:23
By faith Moses, having been born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw the child comely, and were not afraid of the decree of the king;
(YLT)

Genesis 39:6
And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not aught 'that was' with him, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was comely, and well-favored.
(ASV)

Genesis 49:21
"Naphtali is a doe set free, who bears beautiful fawns.
(See RSV)

1 Samuel 9:2
And he had a son whose name was Saul, choice and comely; and there was not among the children of Israel a comelier person than he; from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
(DBY)

1 Samuel 16:18
Then one of the young men answered, and said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Yahweh is with him."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

1 Samuel 17:42
When the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and withal of a fair face.
(See RSV)

2 Samuel 7:8
and now, thus dost thou say to My servant, to David: 'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, I have taken thee from the comely place, from after the flock, to be leader over My people, over Israel;
(YLT)

1 Kings 1:6
And his father had not grieved him at any time in saying, Why doest thou so? and he was also a very comely man; and his mother bore him after Absalom.
(DBY)

1 Kings 20:3
Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the most comely, are mine.
(WBS)

Job 41:12
I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
(KJV WBS)

Psalms 33:1
Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Psalms 83:12
Who have said, 'Let us occupy for ourselves The comely places of God.'
(YLT)

Psalms 93:5
Thy testimonies have been very stedfast, To Thy house comely 'is' holiness, O Jehovah, for length of days!
(YLT)

Psalms 147:1
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Proverbs 17:7
Not comely for a fool is a lip of excellency, Much less for a noble a lip of falsehood.
(YLT)

Proverbs 19:10
Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes.
(YLT)

Proverbs 26:1
As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, So honour 'is' not comely for a fool.
(YLT)

Proverbs 30:29
There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:
(KJV DBY WBS)

Ecclesiastes 5:18
Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Song of Songs 1:5
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Song of Songs 1:10
Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Song of Songs 2:14
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Song of Songs 4:3
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Song of Songs 6:4
Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 4:2
In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Isaiah 52:7
How comely on the mountains, Have been the feet of one proclaiming tidings, Sounding peace, proclaiming good tidings, Sounding salvation, Saying to Zion, 'Reigned hath thy God.'
(YLT)

Jeremiah 6:2
The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Joel 1:19
Unto Thee, O Jehovah, I do call, For fire hath consumed comely places of a wilderness, And a flame hath set on fire all trees of the field.
(YLT)

Joel 1:20
Also the cattle of the field long for Thee, For dried up have been streams of water, And fire hath consumed comely places of a wilderness!'
(YLT)

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