|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To commit, entrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.
2. (v. t.) To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.
3. (v. t.) To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act.
4. (v. t.) To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.
5. (n.) Commendation; praise.
6. (n.) Compliments; greetings.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) For paratithemi (Luke 23:46), translating the Hebrew paqadh (Psalm 31:5), in the dying words of Jesus: "Into thy hands I commend my Spirit." the King James Version in Psalms has the more general word "commit." The use of the Greek word in the sense of "deposit what belongs to one into the hands of another" is not uncommon in the classics. So also the derivatives paratheke (2 Timothy 1:12) and parakatatheke (1 Timothy 6:20 2 Timothy 1:14). See DEPOSIT. This sense of the English, while slightly archaic, corresponds to the first meaning of the Latin, whence it comes, "to commit for preservation," especially of the dying; to commend children, parents, etc., to the care of others (for examples, see Harper's Latin Dictionary).
(2) For sunistiemi, "to stand together," and then, by standing together, to establish, prove, exhibit, as "righteousness" and "love of God" (Romans 3:5; Romans 5:8), and thus to attest (2 Corinthians 3:1; 2 Corinthians 4:2), and, finally, to certify or to recommend a stranger (Romans 16:1 2 Corinthians 6:4). The use of paristemi in 1 Corinthians 8:8 is equivalent.
(3) "To praise," epaineo (Luke 16:8), and sunistemi in 2 Corinthians 10:12, 18; for the Old Testament, Hebrew hillel, in Genesis 12:15 the King James Version; Proverbs 12:8.
H. E. Jacobs
Commend (22 Occurrences)
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. (KJV ASV WBS)
Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. (KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Romans 3:5 But if our unrighteousness commends the righteousness of God, what will we say? Is God unrighteous who inflicts wrath? I speak like men do. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Romans 5:8 But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Romans 13:3 For judges and magistrates are to be feared not by right-doers but by wrong-doers. You desire--do you not? --to have no reason to fear your ruler. Well, do the thing that is right, and then he will commend you. (WEY NIV)
Romans 14:18 and whoever in this way devotedly serves Christ, God takes pleasure in him, and men highly commend him. (WEY)
Romans 16:1 I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is a servant of the assembly that is at Cenchreae, (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 8:8 But food will not commend us to God. For neither, if we don't eat, are we the worse; nor, if we eat, are we the better. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I commend you for remembering me in everything, and because you hold fast truths and practices precisely as I have taught them to you. (WEY RSV)
1 Corinthians 11:17 And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse ye come together; (See RSV)
1 Corinthians 11:22 What, don't you have houses to eat and to drink in? Or do you despise God's assembly, and put them to shame who don't have? What shall I tell you? Shall I praise you? In this I don't praise you. (See RSV)
2 Corinthians 3:1 Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or do we need, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 4:2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. Paul's Letter to the Galatians (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 5:12 For we are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer those who boast in appearance, and not in heart. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 6:4 but in everything commending ourselves, as servants of God, in great endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, (Root in WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 10:12 For we are not bold to number or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves. But they themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without understanding. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 10:18 For it isn't he who commends himself who is approved, but whom the Lord commends. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Timothy 2:15 Earnestly seek to commend yourself to God as a servant who, because of his straightforward dealing with the word of truth, has no reason to feel any shame. (WEY)
1 Peter 2:14 or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well. (See NIV)
Psalms 31:5 Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth. (WEB ASV)
Psalms 145:4 One generation will commend your works to another, and will declare your mighty acts. (WEB NIV)
Ecclesiastes 8:15 Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be joyful: for that will accompany him in his labor all the days of his life which God has given him under the sun. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)