Expedient [Gk. symphérō] (Mt. 19:10; Jn. 11:50; 18:14); AV also GOOD; NEB BETTER, “more to your interest.” Gk. symphérō (“help” or “be useful, profitable”) is used by the disciples when Jesus is talking about divorce. If a man commits adultery by marrying another woman after he has been divorced,
EXPEDIENCY, EXPEDIENT. Expedient has two meanings: (1) the quality of principle of being adapted to ends which accomplish what is good; (2) the principle of doing what appears profitable or expedient under the particular circumstances apart from moral principles, often called pure expediency.The wide
EXPEDIENCY, EXPEDIENT (Gk. sumpherō, to “advantage”). “The principle of doing what is deemed most practicable or serviceable under the circumstances.” A familiar rule of expediency is that laid down by the apostle Paul: “Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, that
EXPEDIENT, EXPEDIENCY — doing what is necessary in a given circumstance to achieve a certain goal. During the plot to kill Jesus, Caiaphas the high priest declared, “It is expedient that one man [Jesus] should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish” (John 11:50; also 18:14).
EXPEDIENT<eks-pe’-di-ent> ([συμφέρω, sumphero]): The Greek word translated “expedient” (sumphero) means literally, “to bear or bring together”; with a personal reference, “to be well or profitable.” In the New Testament it never means “profitable” or “convenient” as opposed to what is strictly
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EXPEDIENT,eks-pēʹdi-ent (συμφἐρω,sumphérō): The Gr word trd “expedient” (sumphérō) means lit. “to bear or bring together”; with a personal reference, “to be well or profitable.” In the NT it never means “profitable” or “convenient” as opposed to what is strictly right. It is trd “expedient” (Jn