chréstotés: goodness, excellence, uprightnessOriginal Word: χρηστότης, τητος, ἡPart of Speech:
goodness, benignity, kindnessDefinition:
goodness, uprightness, kindness, gentleness.
5544 xrēstótēs (a noun, derived from 5543 /xrēstós, "useful, profitable") – properly, useable, i.e. well-fit for use (for what is really needed); kindness that is also serviceable.
5544 /xrēstótēs ("useful kindness") refers to meeting real needs, in God's way, in His timing (fashion). Hence 5544 (xrēstótēs) is listed as a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22). With the believer, 5544 /xrēstótēs ("divine kindness") is the Spirit-produced goodness which meets the need and avoids human harshness (cruelty). "We have no term that quite carries this notion of kind and good" (WP, 1, 92).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
goodness, excellence, uprightnessNASB Translation
good (1), kindness (9).