Skilful
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(a.) See Skilful.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SKILL; SKILFUL

skil, skil'-fool (forms of yadha` (2 Chronicles 2:14, etc.), bin (1 Chronicles 15:22), sakhal (Daniel 1:4, etc.), lamadh (1 Chronicles 5:18), chakham (1 Chronicles 28:21), charash (Ezekiel 21:31), yaTabh (Psalm 33:3); in Apocrypha empeiria (The Wisdom of Solomon 13:13), episteme (Sirach 1:19; 38:3, 6); adverb eumathos (The Wisdom of Solomon 13:11)): As a verb "to skill," meaning to have understanding or to be dexterous, common in Elizabethan English and in the King James Version and the English Revised Version (1 Kings 5:6 2 Chronicles 2:7; 2 Chronicles 34:12), is obsolete. The American Standard Revised Version substitutes such expressions as "knoweth how" (1 Kings 5:6) and "were skillful with" (2 Chronicles 34:12). As a noun the word is used in the sense of "knowledge" (Ecclesiastes 9:11), "insight" (Daniel 1:17), and "wisdom" (1 Chronicles 28:21). The adjective skillful is used in corresponding senses, especially in the American Standard Revised Version, where it takes the place of "cunning" (Exodus 26:31; Exodus 31:4; Exodus 35:33, 35; 38:23 2 Chronicles 2:7, 13, 14 Songs 7:1 Isaiah 40:20 Jeremiah 10:9) and of "curious" (Exodus 35:32), where the Hebrew chashabh suggests planning or devising, and thus what we should call "original" work. Both the English Revised Version and the American Standard Revised Version use the word in place of "eloquent" (Isaiah 3:3), "right" (Ecclesiastes 4:4) and "cunning" (1 Chronicles 25:7). In the first of these instances the Hebrew word means "understanding"; in the second, it refers to the manner of doing a thing, and in the third, to the training that makes one "skilled." the Revised Version (British and American) uses the word "skilled" of those that "took the war upon them" (Numbers 31:27 the King James Version). Skillfulness (Psalm 78:72) is used with reference to the hands, not only in their work, but also in guiding (as, e.g., a pilot). To play well (Hebrew heTibhu naggen), is rendered "play skillfully" (Psalm 33:3). "Unskillful" is used with reference to the uninitiated in the sense of "inexperienced" (Hebrews 5:13, apeiros).

Nathan Isaacs

Greek
3835. panourgos -- ready to do anything, crafty, skillful
... Noun, Masculine Transliteration: panourgos Phonetic Spelling: (pan-oor'-gos) Short
Definition: cunning, crafty Definition: cunning, crafty, skilful, clever. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3835.htm - 7k

3981. peithos -- persuasive
... Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: peithos Phonetic Spelling: (pi-thos')
Short Definition: persuasive Definition: persuasive, enticing, skilful. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2451. chokmah -- wisdom
... skilful, wisdom, wisely, wit. From chakam; wisdom (in a good sense) -- skilful,
wisdom, wisely, wit. see HEBREW chakam. 2450, 2451. chokmah. 2452 . ...
/hebrew/2451.htm - 6k

2796. charash -- engraver, artificer
... workers (1). artificer, carpenter, craftsman, engraver, maker, mason, skilful,
smith,. From charash; a fabricator or any material ...
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6264. athid -- ready, prepared
... From athad; prepared; by implication, skilful; feminine plural the future; also
treasure -- things that shall come, ready, treasures. see HEBREW athad. ...
/hebrew/6264.htm - 6k

2450. chakam -- wise
... cunning man, subtil, wisehearted,. From chakam; wise, (ie Intelligent, skilful or
artful) -- cunning (man), subtil, ((un-)), wise((hearted), man). ...
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3045. yada -- to know
... be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive,
privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of ...
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3925. lamad -- to exercise in, learn
... to goad, ie (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Oriental incentive):(un-)
accustomed, X diligently, expert, instruct, learn, skilful, teach(-er, - ing ...
/hebrew/3925.htm - 6k

2453. Chakmoni -- "wise," two Israelites
... NASB Word Usage Hachmoni (1), Hachmonite (1). Hachmoni, Hachmonite. From chakam;
skilful; Chakmoni, an Israelite -- Hachmoni, Hachmonite. see HEBREW chakam. ...
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4106. mahir -- quick, prompt, ready, skilled
... diligent, hasty, ready. Or mahir {maw-here'}; from mahar; quick; hence, skilful --
diligent, hasty, ready. see HEBREW mahar. 4105, 4106. mahir or mahir. 4107 ...
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Library

Treats of the Same.
... yet is profitable for him: Therefore he believes not his Appetite, nor trusts in
his own Judgment, but yields himself up to a skilful Physitian, obeying him in ...
/.../the spiritual guide which disentangles the soul/chap xii treats of the.htm

The Personal Character of this Book.
... being destitute of the support of learning; and, when you mentioned me, bestowed
on me the complimentary phrases of "most learned" and "most skilful." But yet ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 1 i the personal character.htm

Andromeda
... Over the sea, past Crete, on the Syrian shore to the southward, Dwells in the
well-tilled lowland a dark-haired AEthiop people, Skilful with needle and loom ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/andromeda and other poems/andromeda.htm

How the Valentinians Pervert the Scriptures to Support their Own ...
... Their manner of acting is just as if one, when a beautiful image of a king has been
constructed by some skilful artist out of precious jewels, should then take ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter viii how the valentinians pervert.htm

Of the Variety of Philosophers, and their Truth.
... since so great a world, so adorned and of such magnitude, could neither have been
made nor arranged and set in order without some most skilful author, and that ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap vii of the variety of.htm

Whether the Son of God Ought to have Assumed Human Nature in all ...
... in all its supposita. Objection 3: Further, a skilful workman completes
his work in the shortest manner possible. But it would have ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether the son of god 3.htm

Gifts and Talents.
... The construction of the tabernacle required capable workmen, skilful carpenters,
goldsmiths, and silversmiths, and masters in the arts of weaving and ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/viii gifts and talents.htm

Conformity to Type
... notion, that some more subtle aid to vision than an achromatic would show the hidden
artist, with his plan before him, striving with skilful manipulation to ...
/.../drummond/natural law in the spiritual world/conformity to type.htm

On the Soul and the Resurrection.
... Well, she gave in to me for a little while, like a skilful driver, in the ungovernable
violence of my grief; and then she tried to check me by speaking, and to ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/on the soul and the 2.htm

On Accusations, and the Treatment of Accusers.
... written, "Judge righteous judgment;" [2760] and elsewhere, "Why do ye not even of
yourselves judge what is right?" [2761] Be ye therefore as skilful dealers in ...
/.../various/constitutions of the holy apostles/sec v on accusations and the.htm

Thesaurus
Skilful (38 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) See Skilful. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
SKILL; SKILFUL. skil, skil'-fool (forms of yadha` (2 ...
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Skilled (44 Occurrences)
... thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains: of fine twined linen, and blue,
and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt ...
/s/skilled.htm - 20k

Finely (27 Occurrences)
... thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains: of fine twined linen, and blue,
and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt ...
/f/finely.htm - 14k

Skilfully (13 Occurrences)
... thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains: of fine twined linen, and blue,
and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt ...
/s/skilfully.htm - 10k

Craftsman (23 Occurrences)
... Exodus 35:35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of
workmanship, of the engraver, and of the skilful workman, and of the embroiderer ...
/c/craftsman.htm - 13k

Twisted (79 Occurrences)
... thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains: of fine twined linen, and blue,
and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt ...
/t/twisted.htm - 28k

Experienced (23 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 2:7 And now send me a man skilful to work in gold, and in silver, and
in bronze, and in iron, and in purple and crimson and blue, and experienced ...
/e/experienced.htm - 13k

Danite (7 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 2:14 the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was
a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in ...
/d/danite.htm - 9k

Colours (20 Occurrences)
... Exodus 35:35 Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of
workmanship, of the engraver, and of the skilful workman, and of the embroiderer ...
/c/colours.htm - 12k

Cunning (43 Occurrences)
... kun'-ing (chakham, chashabh): In Bible-English "cunning" means always "wise" or
"skilful"; the word does not occur in the bad sense, and it is found in the Old ...
/c/cunning.htm - 22k

Concordance
Skilful (38 Occurrences)

2 Timothy 2:24
and a bondservant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be inoffensive towards all men, a skilful teacher, and patient under wrongs.
(WEY)

Genesis 25:27
And the boys grew. And Esau was a skilful hunter, a man of the field. And Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents.
(ASV RSV)

Exodus 26:1
Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shalt thou make them.
(See JPS ASV RSV)

Exodus 26:31
And thou shalt make a veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim the work of the skilful workman shall it be made.
(See JPS ASV)

Exodus 28:6
And they shall make the ephod of gold, of blue, and purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen, the work of the skilful workman.
(See JPS ASV RSV)

Exodus 31:4
to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
(See JPS ASV)

Exodus 35:32
and to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
(See JPS ASV)

Exodus 35:33
and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of skilful workmanship.
(See JPS ASV)

Exodus 35:35
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of workmanship, of the engraver, and of the skilful workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any workmanship, and of those that devise skilful works.
(See JPS ASV)

Exodus 36:8
And all the wise-hearted men among them that wrought the work made the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, Bezalel made them.
(See JPS ASV RSV)

Exodus 36:35
And he made the veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubim, the work of the skilful workman, made he it.
(See JPS ASV RSV)

Exodus 38:23
And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skilful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and in fine linen.
(See JPS ASV)

Exodus 39:3
And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skilful workman.
(See JPS ASV)

Exodus 39:8
And he made the breastplate, the work of the skilful workman, like the work of the ephod; of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen.
(See JPS ASV)

1 Samuel 16:16
Let our lord now command thy servants, that are before thee, to seek out a man who is a skilful player on the harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
(See JPS ASV DBY YLT RSV)

1 Samuel 16:18
Then answered one of the young men, and said, Behold, I have 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 Jehovah is with him.
(See JPS ASV YLT RSV)

1 Chronicles 5:18
The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were forty and four thousand seven hundred and threescore, that were able to go forth to war.
(See JPS ASV DBY)

1 Chronicles 15:22
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
(See JPS ASV DBY)

1 Chronicles 22:15
Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all men that are skilful in every manner of work:
(See JPS ASV DBY YLT)

1 Chronicles 25:7
And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in singing unto Jehovah, even all that were skilful, was two hundred fourscore and eight.
(See JPS ASV DBY RSV)

2 Chronicles 2:7
Now therefore send me a man skilful to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that knoweth how to grave all manner of gravings, to be with the skilful men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.
(See JPS ASV DBY)

2 Chronicles 2:13
And now I have sent a skilful man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,
(See JPS ASV DBY)

2 Chronicles 2:14
the son of a woman of the daughters of Dan; and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson, also to grave any manner of graving, and to devise any device; that there may be a place appointed unto him with thy skilful men, and with the skilful men of my lord David thy father.
(See JPS ASV DBY)

2 Chronicles 26:15
And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by skilful men, to be on the towers and upon the battlements, wherewith to shoot arrows and great stones. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
(See JPS ASV DBY RSV)

2 Chronicles 34:12
And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and 'others of' the Levites, all that were skilful with instruments of music.
(ASV RSV)

Psalms 47:7
For God is the King of all the earth: Sing ye praises with understanding.
(See JPS)

Psalms 58:5
Which hearkeneth not to the voice of whisperers, A charmer of charms most skilful.
(YLT)

Psalms 78:72
So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
(Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT RSV)

Proverbs 22:29
Have you seen a man who is expert in his business? he will take his place before kings; his place will not be among low persons.
(See RSV)

Ecclesiastes 4:4
Then I saw all labor and every skilful work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
(ASV)

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I have turned so as to see under the sun, that not to the swift 'is' the race, nor to the mighty the battle, nor even to the wise bread, nor even to the intelligent wealth, nor even to the skilful grace, for time and chance happen with them all.
(YLT)

Song of Songs 7:1
How beautiful are thy feet in sandals, O prince's daughter! Thy rounded thighs are like jewels, The work of the hands of a skilful workman.
(ASV)

Isaiah 3:3
the captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counsellor, and the expert artificer, and the skilful enchanter.
(See JPS ASV RSV)

Isaiah 40:20
He that is too impoverished for 'such' an oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a skilful workman to set up a graven image, that shall not be moved.
(ASV YLT RSV)

Jeremiah 9:17
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for the skilful women, that they may come:
(ASV DBY RSV)

Jeremiah 50:9
For, lo, I am stirring up, And am causing to come up against Babylon, An assembly of great nations from a land of the north, And they have set in array against her, From thence she is captured, Its arrow -- as a skilful hero -- returneth not empty,
(YLT)

Ezekiel 21:31
And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY RSV)

Daniel 9:22
And he instructed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee wisdom and understanding.
(See JPS DBY)

Subtopics

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Experienced (23 Occurrences)

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Colours (20 Occurrences)

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Assigned (64 Occurrences)

Inventing (2 Occurrences)

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