|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth.
2. (n.) Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.
3. (n.) That which is given generously or liberally.
4. (n.) A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
boun'-ti-fool-nes, boun'-ti (haplotes, "singleness," "benevolence," 2 Corinthians 9:11 the King James Version; Tobh, "to be good" (Proverbs 22:9); eulogia, "good speech," "blessing" (2 Corinthians 9:6); gamal, "to treat well" (Psalm 119:17); shoa`, "to be liberal" (Isaiah 32:5); yadh, "hand," "power"): Paul speaks of the church at Corinth "being enriched in everything unto all liberality" (the King James Version "bountifulness," 2 Corinthians 9:11). The offering of the church at Corinth for the Christians of Judea is termed a "bounty," a blessing, liberally given: "and not of extortion" (the King James Version "of covetousness," 2 Corinthians 9:5, 6). The word occurs also in 1 Kings 10:13: "Besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty," literally "according to the hand of King Solomon."
Bounty (14 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 16:3 And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem: (ASV DBY)
2 Corinthians 8:20 Avoiding this, that any man should blame us in 'the matter of' this bounty which is ministered by us: (ASV)
2 Corinthians 9:5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness. (KJV ASV WBS)
Genesis 49:26 The blessings of thy father are mighty beyond the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of the prince among his brethren. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 28:12 Yahweh will open to you his good treasure in the sky, to give the rain of your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend to many nations, and you shall not borrow. (See NIV)
1 Kings 10:13 King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, besides that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned, and went to her own land, she and her servants. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 9:36 Behold, we are servants this day, and as for the land that you gave to our fathers to eat its fruit and its good, behold, we are servants in it. (See NAS)
Esther 1:7 They gave them drinks in golden vessels of various kinds, including royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Esther 2:18 Then the king made a great feast for all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces, and gave gifts according to the king's bounty. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS)
Psalms 65:11 You crown the year with your bounty. Your carts overflow with abundance. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 68:10 Your congregation lived therein. You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor. (See NIV)
Psalms 116:12 How can I repay unto the LORD all His bountiful dealings toward me? (See RSV)
Jeremiah 31:12 They shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow to the goodness of Yahweh, to the grain, and to the new wine, and to the oil, and to the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. (See NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 31:14 I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, says Yahweh. (See NIV)