Due Benevolence
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Benevolence The TR has Gk. eúnoia in 1 Cor. 7:3, followed by the AV the better reading, however, is simply opheilḗ, hence RSV “conjugal rights,” NEB “her due.” This reference to the marriage relation is explained in v. 4. Cf. Ex. 21:10.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Benevolence, Due
BENEVOLENCE, DUE. The KJV of 1 Cor 7:3 reads, “Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence,” but ASV and most other versions read simply “her due” (Gr. opheilēn), what she has the right to expect (Jerusalem Bible), what he owes her. It is a direction dealing with “the duty of cohabitation” (Alford).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Benevolence, Due
BENEVOLENCE, DUE (Gk. hē opheilomenē eunoia, NASB, “fulfill his duty”). In the KJV, a euphemism for marital duty (1 Cor. 7:3).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BENEVOLENCE<be-nev’-o-lens>: the King James Version translation of phrase in Textus Receptus of the New Testament of 1 Corinthians 7:3, rejected by the Revised Version (British and American) which following Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek translates Greek [opheile], “due.” This reference
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Benevolence. A “forced” gratuity, under the excuse of a loan, exacted by some of the Plantagenet kings. First enforced in 1473, it was declared illegal by the Bill of Rights in 1689.“Royal benevolences were encroaching more and more on the right of parliamentary taxation.”—Green: History of the English
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
benevolence. The attitude of intending or the action of doing *good toward others. Benevolence, as a disposition of the *will, is subjective. As a subjective disposition, benevolence is considered to correspond to the activity of *beneficence. See also charity.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
BENEVOLENCE.—The disposition which sets itself to desire steadfastly the welfareand happiness of others. Christian benevolence is this disposition of heart informed by the example and precept of Christ, this informing of the heart being the work of His Holy Spirit. Continual active benevolence is perhaps
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
benevolence. This word occurs once in the KJV as a translation of the Greek term eunoia G2334 (“goodwill, affection”): “Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence” (1 Cor. 7:3). All early mss, however, omit this term as well as the accompanying participle (opheilomenēn, “owed, due”); instead,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
BENEVOLENCE, bē̇-nevʹō̇-lens: AV tr of phrase in TR of 1 Cor 7:3, rejected by RV which following WH translates Gr, opheilḗ “due.” This reference to the marriage relation is explained in ver 4. Cf Ex 21:10.