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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To commit, entrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.

2. (v. t.) To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.

3. (v. t.) To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act.

4. (v. t.) To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.

5. (n.) Commendation; praise.

6. (n.) Compliments; greetings.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COMMEND

ko-mend':

(1) For paratithemi (Luke 23:46), translating the Hebrew paqadh (Psalm 31:5), in the dying words of Jesus: "Into thy hands I commend my Spirit." the King James Version in Psalms has the more general word "commit." The use of the Greek word in the sense of "deposit what belongs to one into the hands of another" is not uncommon in the classics. So also the derivatives paratheke (2 Timothy 1:12) and parakatatheke (1 Timothy 6:20 2 Timothy 1:14). See DEPOSIT. This sense of the English, while slightly archaic, corresponds to the first meaning of the Latin, whence it comes, "to commit for preservation," especially of the dying; to commend children, parents, etc., to the care of others (for examples, see Harper's Latin Dictionary).

(2) For sunistiemi, "to stand together," and then, by standing together, to establish, prove, exhibit, as "righteousness" and "love of God" (Romans 3:5; Romans 5:8), and thus to attest (2 Corinthians 3:1; 2 Corinthians 4:2), and, finally, to certify or to recommend a stranger (Romans 16:1 2 Corinthians 6:4). The use of paristemi in 1 Corinthians 8:8 is equivalent.

(3) "To praise," epaineo (Luke 16:8), and sunistemi in 2 Corinthians 10:12, 18; for the Old Testament, Hebrew hillel, in Genesis 12:15 the King James Version; Proverbs 12:8.

H. E. Jacobs

Greek
4921. sunistemi and sunistano -- to commend, establish, stand near ...
... to commend, establish, stand near, consist. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
sunistemi and sunistano Phonetic Spelling: (soon-is-tah'-o) Short Definition ...
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1867. epaineo -- to praise
... to praise. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epaineo Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ahee-neh'-o) Short Definition: I praise, commend Definition: I praise, commend ...
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3908. paratithemi -- to place beside, to set before
... Word Origin from para and tithemi Definition to place beside, to set before NASB
Word Usage commend (1), commended (1), commit (1), entrust (3), entrusted (1 ...
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3936. paristemi -- to place beside, to present, stand by, appear
... Word Origin from para and histemi Definition to place beside, to present, stand
by, appear NASB Word Usage bystanders (5), come (1), commend (1), help (1 ...
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3860. paradidomi -- to hand over, to give or deliver over, to ...
... par-ad-id'-o-mee) Short Definition: I hand over, deliver, betray Definition: I hand
over, pledge, hand down, deliver, commit, commend, betray, abandon. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7623. shabach -- to soothe, still
... to soothe, still. Transliteration: shabach Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-bakh') Short
Definition: commend. commend, glory, keep in, praise, still, triumph ...
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1984. halal -- to shine
... make boast self, celebrate, commend, deal, make, foolish glory, give light,
be make, A primitive root; to be clear (orig. Of sound ...
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Library

My God, to Thee I Now Commend
... VII. My God, to Thee I now commend. 8,6,8,6 Mein Gott in deine Hände. ... by Catherine
Winkworth, 1855. My God, to Thee I now commend. My soul; for Thou, O Lord,. ...
/.../winkworth/lyra germanica the christian year/vii my god to thee.htm

Behold Now I Commend My Soul to God who is Most Faithful and For.. ...
... Section 56. Behold now I commend my soul to God who is most faithful and
for� 56. Behold now I commend my soul to God who is most ...
/.../patrick/the confession of st patrick/section 56 behold now i.htm

These Three Petitions, in which we Specially Commend Ourselves and ...
... Of Prayer. John Calvin Chapter 47 These three petitions, in which we
specially commend ourselves and all that we have to� These ...
/.../of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/chapter 47 these three petitions.htm

2 Cor. Iii. 1
... 2 1 Corinthians 3:1 Are we beginning, again to commend ourselves? or need we, as
do some, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you? ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily vi 2 cor iii.htm

The Hands of the Father.
... "Father, into thy hand I commend my spirit.""St Luke 23:46. ... Then the cry meant, It
is finished; the cry meant, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/macdonald/unspoken sermons/the hands of the father.htm

God's Love Commended to Us.
... WHAT is meant here by "commend?" To recommend to set forth in a clear and strong
light. Towards whom is this love exercised? ... How does He commend this love? ...
/.../finney/sermons on gospel themes/xviii gods love commended to.htm

The Prayer of Jabez
... have only time to take one clause of it"indeed, that one clause may be said to
comprehend the rest: "Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed!" I commend it as ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/the prayer of jabez.htm

The Armies Thus Approaching Each Other, Seemed on the Eve of a ...
... "Supreme God, we beseech Thee; Holy God, we beseech Thee; unto Thee we commend all
right; unto Thee we commend our safety; unto Thee we commend our empire. ...
/.../of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xlvi the armies thus.htm

Thirty-First Day. Calmness in Death.
... CALMNESS IN DEATH. "Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.""Luke, xxiii.46. ...
into Thy hands I commend my spirit." FATHER! It is going HOME! ...
/.../macduff/the mind of jesus/thirty-first day calmness in death.htm

Acts xx. 32
... Homily XLV. Acts XX. 32. Acts XX.32 "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and
to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xlv acts xx 32.htm

Thesaurus
Commend (22 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act. ...
6. (n.) Compliments; greetings. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COMMEND. ...
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Recommend (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To commend to the favorable notice of another; to commit to another's care,
confidence, or acceptance, with favoring representations; to put in a ...
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Deposit (19 Occurrences)
... margin, paraphrased in both the King James Version and the Revised Version (British
and American) into "that which is committed" (see COMMEND)): The noun was ...
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Commendatory (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (a.) Serving to commend; containing praise or commendation; commending; praising. ...
2 Corinthians 3:1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? ...
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Deaconess (1 Occurrence)
... Paul says, "I commend unto you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant (the Revised
Version, margin "or, deaconess") of the church that is at Cenchrea" (Romans 16:1 ...
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Ourselves (129 Occurrences)
... (WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS NIV). 2 Corinthians 3:1 Are we beginning again to commend
ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you? ...
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Commending (4 Occurrences)
... & vb. n.) of Commend. Multi-Version Concordance ... 2 Corinthians 10:18 for not he who
is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend. (YLT). ...
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Vengeance (63 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS). Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of
God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? ...
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Victuals (32 Occurrences)
... (YLT). 1 Corinthians 8:8 But victuals do not commend us to God, for neither if we
may eat are we in advance; nor if we may not eat, are we behind; (YLT). ...
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Letters (51 Occurrences)
... 2 Corinthians 3:1 Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need,
as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you? ...
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Concordance
Commend (22 Occurrences)

Luke 23:46
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Acts 20:32
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
(KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what will we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak like men do.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Romans 5:8
But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Romans 13:3
For judges and magistrates are to be feared not by right-doers but by wrong-doers. You desire--do you not? --to have no reason to fear your ruler. Well, do the thing that is right, and then he will commend you.
(WEY NIV)

Romans 14:18
and whoever in this way devotedly serves Christ, God takes pleasure in him, and men highly commend him.
(WEY)

Romans 16:1
I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is a servant of the assembly that is at Cenchreae,
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 8:8
But food will not commend us to God. For neither, if we don't eat, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Corinthians 11:2
Now I commend you for remembering me in everything, and because you hold fast truths and practices precisely as I have taught them to you.
(WEY RSV)

1 Corinthians 11:17
And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse ye come together;
(See RSV)

1 Corinthians 11:22
What, don't you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God's assembly, and put them to shame who don't have? What shall I tell you? Shall I praise you? In this I don't praise you.
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 3:1
Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you?
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 4:2
But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. Paul's Letter to the Galatians
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 5:12
For we are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer those who boast in appearance, and not in heart.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 6:4
but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
(Root in WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 10:12
For we are not bold to number or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves. But they themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without understanding.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Corinthians 10:18
For it isn't he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Timothy 2:15
Earnestly seek to commend yourself to God as a servant who, because of his straightforward dealing with the word of truth, has no reason to feel any shame.
(WEY)

1 Peter 2:14
or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
(See NIV)

Psalms 31:5
Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.
(WEB ASV)

Psalms 145:4
One generation will commend your works to another, and will declare your mighty acts.
(WEB NIV)

Ecclesiastes 8:15
Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that will accompany him in his labor all the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

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