5544. chréstotés
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chréstotés: goodness, excellence, uprightness
Original Word: χρηστότης, τητος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: chréstotés
Phonetic Spelling: (khray-stot'-ace)
Short Definition: goodness, benignity, kindness
Definition: goodness, uprightness, kindness, gentleness.

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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 Concordance
Word Origin
from chréstos
goodness, excellence, uprightness
NASB Translation
good (1), kindness (9).

STRONGS NT 5544: χρηστότης

χρηστότης, χρηστητος, (χρηστός);

1. moral goodness, integrity: Romans 3:12 (from Psalm 13:3 () (A. V. 'doeth good').

2. benignity, kindness: Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 5:22; Colossians 3:12; Titus 3:4; χρηστότης τίνος ἐπί τινα, Romans 11:22 (opposed to ἀποστομια (which see)); Ephesians 2:7. (The Sept.; Euripides, Isaeus, Diodorus, Josephus, Aelian, Herodian; often in Plutarch) (See Trench, Synonyms, § lxiii.)

gentleness, goodness, kindness.

From chrestos; usefulness, i.e. Morally, excellence (in character or demeanor) -- gentleness, good(-ness), kindness.

see GREEK chrestos

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