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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.

2. (v. t.) To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.

3. (v. i.) To form an estimate; to have regard to the value; to consider.

4. (v. t.) Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.

5. (v. t.) High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

es-tem' (chashabh; hegeomai):

"To esteem" means sometimes simply "to think" or "reckon"; in other connections it means "to regard as honorable" or "valuable." We have examples of both senses in the Bible. The word most often so translated in the Old Testament is chashabh, meaning perhaps originally, "to bind," hence, "combine," "think," "reckon" (Job 41:27 the King James Version; Isaiah 29:16, 17; Isaiah 53:4 Lamentations 4:2). In Isaiah 53:3 we have the word in the higher sense, "We esteemed him not." This sense is expressed also by `arakh, "to set in array," "in order" (Job 36:19, the King James Version "Will he esteem thy riches?" the English Revised Version "Will thy riches suffice?" margin "Will thy cry avail?" which the American Standard Revised Version adopts as the text); also by tsaphan, "to hide," "to conceal" (Job 23:12, the King James Version "I have esteemed the words of his mouth," the Revised Version (British and American) "treasured up"); qalah, "to be light," is translated "lightly esteemed" (1 Samuel 18:23, "I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed"), also qalal, same meaning (1 Samuel 2:30, "They that despise me shall be lightly esteemed"). In the New Testament, hegeomai, "to lead out," is used in the sense of "counting honorable," etc. (Philippians 2:3 the Revised Version (British and American) "counting"; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; perhaps Hebrews 11:26, but the Revised Version (British and American) has simply "accounting"); krino, "to judge," is used in the sense of "to reckon" (Romans 14:5 twice); also logizomai, "to reckon" (Romans 14:14, the Revised Version (British and American) "accounteth"); hupselos, "high," "exalted," is rendered "highly esteemed" in Luke 16:15 the King James Version, but in the Revised Version (British and American) "exalted"; exoutheneo, "to think nothing of," is translated "least esteemed" (1 Corinthians 6:4 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "of no account").

The following changes in the Revised Version (British and American) are of interest: for "He that is despised and hath a servant, is better than he that honoreth himself and lacketh bread" (Proverbs 12:9), "Better is he that is lightly esteemed"; for "Better is he than both they, which hath not yet been" (Ecclesiastes 4:3), "Better than them both did I esteem him," margin "Better than they both is he"; for "Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay" (Isaiah 29:16), "Ye turn things upside down!" (margin, "Oh your perversity!"), "Shall the potter be esteemed (the English Revised Version "counted") as clay," etc.-in this connection a forcible assertion of the necessary possession of knowledge by the Creator of man.

W. L. Walker

3643. oligoreo -- to esteem lightly
... to esteem lightly. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: oligoreo Phonetic Spelling:
(ol-ig-o-reh'-o) Short Definition: I despise, make light of Definition: I ...
// - 6k

1392. doxazo -- to render or esteem glorious (in a wide ...
... to render or esteem glorious (in a wide application). Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: doxazo Phonetic Spelling: (dox-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I glorify ...
// - 9k

3643a. oligoreo -- to esteem lightly
... 3643, 3643a. oligoreo. 3643b . to esteem lightly. Transliteration: oligoreo
Short Definition: lightly. Word Origin from oligos and ...
// - 5k

2233. hegeomai -- to lead, suppose
... 2233 ("what goes before, in front") refers to such as: "the leading thought" in
one's mind, ie to esteem (regard highly); or a leading authority, providing ...
// - 9k

3170. megaluno -- to make or declare great
... Definition to make or declare great NASB Word Usage displayed...great (1), enlarged
(1), exalted (1), exalting (1), exalts (1), high esteem (1), high ...
// - 7k

5092. time -- a valuing, a price
... From tino; a value, ie Money paid, or (concretely and collectively) valuables; by
analogy, esteem (especially of the highest degree), or the dignity itself ...
// - 7k

3049. logizomai -- to reckon, to consider
... Middle voice from logos; to take an inventory, ie Estimate (literally or figuratively)
-- conclude, (ac-)count (of), + despise, esteem, impute, lay, number ...
// - 8k

5252. huperphroneo -- to be overly proud, to have high thoughts
... be haughty, think more highly. From huper and phroneo; to esteem oneself overmuch,
ie Be vain or arrogant -- think more highly. see GREEK huper. ...
// - 7k

2706. kataphroneo -- to think little of
... behavior from inner mind-set") -- properly, view , ie with a negative (hostile)
outlook; to despise, thinking on (thinking of); esteem lightly, seeing as ...
// - 8k

3404. miseo -- to hate
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: miseo Phonetic Spelling: (mis-eh'-o) Short
Definition: I hate, detest Definition: I hate, detest, love less, esteem less. ...
// - 8k

Strong's Hebrew
3474. yashar -- to be smooth, straight, or right
... root Definition to be smooth, straight, or right NASB Word Usage agreeable (2),
directed (1), esteem right (1), evenly applied (1), fixed straight (1), good (2 ...
/hebrew/3474.htm - 6k

2803. chashab -- to think, account
... consider (3), considered (13), counted (1), counts (1), designer (1), determined
(1), devise (13), devised (8), devises (1), devising (1), esteem (2), esteemed ...
/hebrew/2803.htm - 6k

7034. qalah -- to be lightly esteemed or dishonored
... base, contemn, despise, lightly esteem, set light, seem vile. A primitive root;
to be light (as implied in rapid motion), but figuratively ...
/hebrew/7034.htm - 6k

6186. arak -- to arrange or set in order
... set the battle, array, compare, direct, equal, esteem, estimate, expert
in war, A primitive root; to set in a row, ie Arrange, put ...
/hebrew/6186.htm - 5k

2536b. chamudah -- desirableness, preciousness
... 2536a, 2536b. chamudah. 2537 . desirableness, preciousness. Transliteration:
chamudah Short Definition: esteem. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/2536b.htm - 5k

5034. nabel -- to be senseless or foolish
... disgrace, dishounor, lightly esteem, come to nothing, make vile, wither
A primitive root; to wilt; generally, to fall away, fail ...
/hebrew/5034.htm - 5k

7043. qalal -- to be slight, swift or trifling
... into contempt, (ac-)curse, despise, (be) ease(-y, -ier), (be a, make, make somewhat,
move, seem a, set) light(-en, -er, -ly, -ly afflict, -ly esteem, thing), X ...
/hebrew/7043.htm - 6k

6845. tsaphan -- to hide, treasure up
... by covering over); by implication, to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny;
specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk -- esteem, hide(-den ...
/hebrew/6845.htm - 6k


Of Self-Esteem
self-esteem. We cannot place too little confidence in ourselves ...
/...// of christ/chapter v of self-esteem.htm

High Esteem in which Martin was Held.
... Sulpitius Severus On the Life of St. Martin. Chapter IX. High Esteem in
which Martin was held. Nearly about the same time, Martin ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter ix high esteem in.htm

Men Often Highly Esteem what God Abhors.
... XXI. MEN OFTEN HIGHLY ESTEEM WHAT GOD ABHORS. ... Show how and why it is that men highly
esteem that which God abhors. 1. They have a different rule of judgment. ...
/.../finney/sermons on gospel themes/xxi men often highly esteem.htm

November 30. "In Lowliness of Mind Let Each Esteem Other Better ...
... NOVEMBER 30. "In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves"
(Phil. ii. 3). "In lowliness of mind let each esteem ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /november 30 in lowliness of.htm

You Know that Love Receives a Grandeur of Value and Esteem from ...
... THE SECOND CENTURY 85 You know that Love receives a grandeur of value and
esteem from the greatness of the person. You know that ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/85 you know that love.htm

If Thou Know Not, O Thou Fairest among Women, Go Thy Way Forth by ...
... Now, nothingness deserves no esteem, because it has no good; neither does it merit
love, for it is nothing; it is only worthy, on the contrary, of contempt and ...
// of songs of solomon/7 if thou know not.htm

On the Difference of Loves.
... when by this dilection we do not much prefer one friend before others it is called
simple dilection, but when, on the contrary, we much more esteem and greatly ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xiii on the difference.htm

Self-Humbling and Self-Searching
... the "fairest among women." Others, who thought her the fairest of the fair, spoke
no less than the truth when they affirmed it; but in her own esteem she felt ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/self-humbling and self-searching.htm

Liturgical Use.
... Yet after it had come into high esteem with Christians its chances of Jewish
acceptance would of course be largely diminished. EARLY. ...
/.../daubney/the three additions to daniel a study/liturgical use.htm

The Bishop at Work
... in the Middle Ages had an especial care for lepers because of that most fortunate
mistranslation in Isaiah 53:4. which we render "we did esteem Him stricken ...
/.../marson/hugh bishop of lincoln/chapter v the bishop at.htm

Esteem (25 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded
on supposed worth. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ESTEEM. ...
/e/esteem.htm - 17k

Honor (240 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration;
reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence. ...
/h/honor.htm - 37k

Pride (277 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable
conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank, etc ...
/p/pride.htm - 37k

Disesteem (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Want of esteem; low estimation, inclining
to dislike; disfavor; disrepute. 2. (vt) To feel an ...
/d/disesteem.htm - 8k

Value (138 Occurrences)
... anything. 3. (n.) Precise signification; import; as, the value of a word;
the value of a legal instrument. 4. (n.) Esteem; regard. 5 ...
/v/value.htm - 37k

Naaman (19 Occurrences)
... in Greek in the New Testament; Textus Receptus of the New Testament, Neeman): (1)
A successful Syrian general, high in the confidence and esteem of the king of ...
/n/naaman.htm - 15k

Regard (230 Occurrences)
... dislike. 6. (vt) To pay respect to; to treat as something of peculiar value,
sanctity, or the like; to care for; to esteem. 7. (vt ...
/r/regard.htm - 36k

Respect (204 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To consider worthy of esteem; to regard with honor. 3. (vt) To look toward;
to front upon or toward. ... 7. (v.) Esteem; regard; consideration; honor. ...
/r/respect.htm - 38k

Proud (96 Occurrences)
... 2. (superl.) Possessing or showing too great self-esteem; overrating one's
excellences; hence, arrogant; haughty; lordly; presumptuous. ...
/p/proud.htm - 33k

Credit (39 Occurrences)
... faith; trust; confidence. 2. (n.) Reputation derived from the confidence
of others; esteem; honor; good name; estimation. 3. (n.) A ...
/c/credit.htm - 20k

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Esteem (25 Occurrences)

Mark 12:11
this Cornerstone came from the Lord, and is wonderful in our esteem?'"

Acts 5:13
and of the rest no one was daring to join himself to them, but the people were magnifying them,
(See NAS)

Romans 12:17
Pay back to no man evil for evil. Take thought for what is right and seemly in every one's esteem.

1 Corinthians 12:23
and those parts of the body which we esteem to be the more void of honour, these we clothe with more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness;

Philippians 2:3
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Philippians 2:6
who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God;

1 Thessalonians 5:13
And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

1 Thessalonians 5:20
do not lightly esteem prophecies;

2 Thessalonians 3:15
and do not esteem him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

1 Peter 2:4
Come to Him, the ever-living Stone, rejected indeed by men as worthless, but in God's esteem chosen and held in honour.

2 Kings 5:1
Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Jehovah had given victory unto Syria: he was also a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.
(See JPS)

Nehemiah 6:16
It happened, when all our enemies heard of it, that all the nations that were about us feared, and were much cast down in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was worked of our God.
(See RSV)

Esther 10:3
For Mordecai the Jew was next to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted by the multitude of his brothers, seeking the good of his people, and speaking peace to all his descendants.
(See NIV)

Job 36:19
Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

Psalms 119:128
Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

Proverbs 4:8
Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor, when you embrace her.

Ecclesiastes 4:3
yea, better than them both 'did I esteem' him that hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.

Isaiah 5:21
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and intelligent in their own esteem!

Isaiah 13:17
Lo, I am stirring up against them the Medes, Who silver esteem not, And gold -- they delight not in it.

Isaiah 53:3
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:4
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 66:2
For all these things my hand has made, and they are mine, says the Lord; but to this man only will I give attention, to him who is poor and broken in spirit, fearing my word.
(See NIV)

Daniel 10:11
He said to me, Daniel, you man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright; for am I now sent to you. When he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling.

Daniel 10:19
He said, "Greatly beloved man, don't be afraid: peace be to you, be strong, yes, be strong." When he spoke to me, I was strengthened, and said, "Let my lord speak; for you have strengthened me."

Malachi 3:16
Then have those fearing Jehovah spoken one to another, And Jehovah doth attend and hear, And written is a book of memorial before Him Of those fearing Jehovah, And of those esteeming His name.
(Root in YLT NAS)



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Value (138 Occurrences)

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Respect (204 Occurrences)

Proud (96 Occurrences)

Credit (39 Occurrences)

Corinth (13 Occurrences)

Count (85 Occurrences)

Honorable (42 Occurrences)

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Sermon (1 Occurrence)

Vainglory (2 Occurrences)

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One's (59 Occurrences)

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Lightly (31 Occurrences)

Lowliness (9 Occurrences)

Let (16815 Occurrences)

Griefs (7 Occurrences)

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Friendship (13 Occurrences)

Friend (139 Occurrences)

Favorite (3 Occurrences)

Think (601 Occurrences)

Tender (66 Occurrences)

Respectable (1 Occurrence)

Rufus (2 Occurrences)

Recommendation (2 Occurrences)

Reputation (12 Occurrences)

Rapine (5 Occurrences)

Rank (42 Occurrences)

Reckon (34 Occurrences)

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Resources (5 Occurrences)

Reckoning (32 Occurrences)

Everybody (15 Occurrences)

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Embrace (11 Occurrences)

Ever-living (20 Occurrences)

Estates (4 Occurrences)

Epaphroditus (2 Occurrences)

Eminent (9 Occurrences)

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Disreputable (1 Occurrence)

Daniel (74 Occurrences)

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Make (12882 Occurrences)

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Prize (13 Occurrences)

Bless (174 Occurrences)

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Admire (1 Occurrence)

Adorn (13 Occurrences)

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Scorn (65 Occurrences)

Seemly (10 Occurrences)

Solid (13 Occurrences)

Self-respect (1 Occurrence)

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