|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A helpful result; an act of kindness; a favor conferred.
2. (n.) Whatever promotes prosperity and personal happiness, or adds value to property; advantage; profit.
3. (n.) A theatrical performance, a concert, or the like, the proceeds of which do not go to the lessee of the theater or to the company, but to some individual actor, or to some charitable use.
4. (n.) Beneficence; liberality.
5. (n.) Natural advantages; endowments; accomplishments.
6. (v. t.) To be beneficial to; to do good to; to advantage; to advance in health or prosperity; to be useful to; to profit.
7. (v. i.) To gain advantage; to make improvement; to profit; as, he will benefit by the change.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ben'-e-fit (gemul = "a deed," 2 Chronicles 32:25); yaTabh = (causat.) "to make well," "to do good" (Jeremiah 18:10). The plural of gemul, is found is found in Psalm 103:2. Psalm 68:19 (the King James Version) should be translated "Blessed be the Lord. Day by day he sustains us; God is our salvation." charis = "gift"; "grace" (2 Corinthians 1:15, "a second benefit": that is, two visits in the same journey). euergesia = "good deed done" (1 Timothy 6:2: "because they that partake of the benefit (of their service) are believing and beloved"); agathos = "good" (Philemon 1:14, the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American) "goodness").
Frank E. Hirsch
Benefit (39 Occurrences)
Matthew 16:26 Why, what benefit will it be to a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give to buy back his life? (WEY)
Mark 5:26 and had undergone many different treatments under a number of doctors and had spent all she had without receiving benefit but on the contrary growing worse, (WEY)
Mark 8:36 Why, what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? (WEY)
Luke 9:25 Why, what benefit is it to a man to have gained the whole world, but to have lost or forfeited his own self. (WEY)
John 4:38 I sent you to reap a harvest which is not the result of your own labours. Others have laboured, and you are getting benefit from their labours." (WEY NIV)
John 6:63 It is the spirit which gives Life. The flesh confers no benefit whatever. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and are Life. (WEY)
John 11:42 I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude that stands around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me." (See NIV)
John 12:30 Jesus answered, "This voice hasn't come for my sake, but for your sakes. (See NIV)
Acts 4:9 if we to-day are under examination concerning the benefit conferred on a man helplessly lame, as to how this man has been cured; (WEY NAS)
Romans 3:1 What special privilege, then, has a Jew? Or what benefit is to be derived from circumcision? (WEY NAS)
Romans 6:21 At that time, then, what benefit did you get from conduct which you now regard with shame? Why, such things finally result in death. (WEY NAS NIV)
Romans 6:22 But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life. (See NAS NIV)
1 Corinthians 4:6 Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another. (See RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 7:35 This I say for your own profit; not that I may ensnare you, but for that which is appropriate, and that you may attend to the Lord without distraction. (See NAS RSV)
1 Corinthians 14:6 But, brethren, as things are, if I come to you speaking in 'tongues,' what benefit shall I confer on you, if the utterance is neither in the form of a revelation nor of additional knowledge nor of prophecy nor of teaching? (WEY RSV)
1 Corinthians 14:12 Therefore, seeing that you are ambitious for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in them so as to benefit the Church. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 1:15 In this confidence, I was determined to come first to you, that you might have a second benefit; (WEB KJV ASV WBS NIV)
Galatians 5:2 Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing. (See NAS)
Ephesians 3:2 if, that is, you have heard of the work which God has graciously entrusted to me for your benefit, (WEY)
Ephesians 4:29 Let no unwholesome words ever pass your lips, but let all your words be good for benefiting others according to the need of the moment, so that they may be a means of blessing to the hearers. (Root in WEY NIV)
Colossians 1:25 I have been appointed to serve the Church in the position of responsibility entrusted to me by God for your benefit, so that I may fully deliver God's Message-- (WEY NAS)
1 Timothy 6:2 Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Philemon 1:14 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. (KJV WBS)
Philemon 1:20 Yes, brother, let me have joy from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in the Lord. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 1:14 Are not all angels spirits that serve Him--whom He sends out to render service for the benefit of those who, before long, will inherit salvation? (WEY)
Hebrews 13:9 Don't be carried away by various and strange teachings, for it is good that the heart be established by grace, not by food, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. (Root in WEB WEY NAS RSV)
1 Peter 4:10 Whatever be the gifts which each has received, you must use them for one another's benefit, as good stewards of God's many-sided kindness. (WEY)
Leviticus 7:18 If any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings is eaten on the third day, it will not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed to him who offers it. It will be an abomination, and the soul who eats any of it will bear his iniquity. (See NAS)
2 Chronicles 32:25 But Hezekiah didn't render again according to the benefit done to him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath on him, and on Judah and Jerusalem. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Job 22:2 "Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself. (See NIV)
Job 22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that you are righteous? Or does it benefit him, that you make your ways perfect? (WEB)
Ecclesiastes 4:4 And I have seen all the labour, and all the benefit of the work, because for it a man is the envy of his neighbour. Even this 'is' vanity and vexation of spirit. (YLT)
Ecclesiastes 5:11 In the multiplying of good have its consumers been multiplied, and what benefit 'is' to its possessor except the sight of his eyes? (YLT NIV)
Isaiah 38:17 See, in place of peace my soul had bitter sorrow. but you have kept back my soul from the underworld; for you have put all my sins out of your memory. (See NIV)
Isaiah 57:12 I will make clear what your righteousness is like and your works; you will have no profit in them. (See NIV)
Isaiah 65:8 This is the word of the Lord: As the new wine is seen in the grapes, and they say, Do not send destruction on it, for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants, in order that I may not put an end to them all. (See NAS)
Jeremiah 18:10 if they do that which is evil in my sight, that they not obey my voice, then I will repent of the good, with which I said I would benefit them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Jeremiah 23:32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, says Yahweh, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their vain boasting: yet I didn't send them, nor commanded them; neither do they profit this people at all, says Yahweh. (See NAS NIV)
Micah 2:7 Doth the house of Jacob say, 'Hath the Spirit of Jehovah been shortened? Are these His doings?' Do not My words benefit the people that is walking uprightly? (YLT)