|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Worthy of honor; fit to be esteemed or regarded; estimable; illustrious.
2. (a.) High-minded; actuated by principles of honor, or a scrupulous regard to probity, rectitude, or reputation.
3. (a.) Proceeding from an upright and laudable cause, or directed to a just and proper end; not base; irreproachable; fair; as, an honorable motive.
4. (a.) Conferring honor, or produced by noble deeds.
5. (a.) Worthy of respect; regarded with esteem; to be commended; consistent with honor or rectitude.
6. (a.) Performed or accompanied with marks of honor, or with testimonies of esteem; an honorable burial.
7. (a.) of reputable association or use; respectable.
8. (n.) An epithet of respect or distinction; as, the honorable Senate; the honorable gentleman.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
on'-er-a-b'-l (kabhedh; euschemon): In the Old Testament "honorable" is for the most part the translation of kabhedh, properly, "to be heavy," "weighty" (Genesis 34:19, the Revised Version (British and American) "honored"; Numbers 22:15 1 Samuel 9:6; Isaiah 3:5, etc.); kabhodh, "weight," "heaviness," etc., occurs in Isaiah 5:13; hodh, "beauty," "majesty," "honor" (Psalm 111:3, the Revised Version (British and American) "honor"); 'adhar, "to make honorable," "illustrious" (Isaiah 42:21, "magnify the law, and make it honorable," the Revised Version margin "make the teaching great and glorious"); yaqar}, "precious" (Psalm 45:9); nasa' panim, "lifted up of face" (2 Kings 5:1 Isaiah 3:3; Isaiah 9:15); nesu phanim (Job 22:8, the Revised Version margin "he whose person is accepted"); euschemon, literally, "well fashioned," is translated Mark 15:43, the King James Version "honorable," the Revised Version (British and American) "of honorable estate"; compare Acts 13:50; Acts 17:12; endoxos, "in glory," occurs 1 Corinthians 4:10, the Revised Version (British and American) "glory"; timios, "weighty" (Hebrews 13:4, the Revised Version (British and American) "had in honor"); atimos, "without weight or honor" (1 Corinthians 12:23, "less honorable"); entimos, "in honor" (Luke 14:8), "more honorable."
The Revised Version (British and American) gives for "honorable" (1 Samuel 9:6), "held in honor"; for "Yet shall I be glorious" (Isaiah 49:5), "I am honorable"; "honorable" for "honest" (Romans 12:17 2 Corinthians 13:7 Philippians 4:8, margin "reverend"); for "honestly" (Hebrews 13:18) the American Standard Revised Version has "honorably."
In Apocrypha we have endoxos translated "honorable" (Tobit 12:7, the Revised Version (British and American) "gloriously"); endoxos (Judith 16:21), timios (The Wisdom of Solomon 4:8), doxazo (Ecclesiasticus 24:12, the Revised Version (British and American) "glorified"), doxa (29:27, the Revised Version (British and American) "honor"), etc.
W. L. Walker
Honorable (42 Occurrences)
Matthew 2:6 "'And thou, Bethlehem in the land of Judah, by no means the least honorable art thou among princely places in Judah! For from thee shall come a prince--one who shall be the Shepherd of My People Israel.'" (WEY)
Mark 15:43 there came Joseph of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. (ASV WBS)
Luke 14:8 "When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, don't sit in the best seat, since perhaps someone more honorable than you might be invited by him, (WEB ASV WBS)
Acts 13:50 But the Jews urged on the devout women of honorable estate, and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their borders. (ASV WBS)
Acts 17:12 Many of them therefore believed; also of the Greek women of honorable estate, and of men, not a few. (ASV WBS)
Romans 9:21 hath not the potter authority over the clay, out of the same lump to make the one vessel to honour, and the one to dishonour? (See NAS)
Romans 12:17 Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men. (WEB ASV)
1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised. (WBS)
1 Corinthians 12:23 Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety; (WEB WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 8:21 Having regard for honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. (WEB ASV NAS RSV)
2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we are as reprobate. (WEB ASV)
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. (WEB ASV NAS RSV)
1 Thessalonians 4:4 that each of you know his own vessel to possess in sanctification and honour, (See NIV)
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but lewd persons and adulterers God will judge. (WBS)
James 2:7 Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called? (WEB ASV RSV)
Genesis 34:19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honorable than all the house of his father. (KJV WBS)
Numbers 22:15 Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they. (WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)
1 Samuel 9:6 And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honorable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can show us our way that we should go. (KJV WBS)
1 Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, "Who among all your servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and is taken into your council, and is honorable in your house? (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
2 Samuel 23:19 Wasn't he most honorable of the three? therefore he was made their captain: however he didn't attain to the first three. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
2 Samuel 23:23 He was more honorable than the thirty, but he didn't attain to the first three. David set him over his guard. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
2 Kings 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Syria: he was also a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
1 Chronicles 4:9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother named him Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him with sorrow." (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 11:21 Of the three, he was more honorable than the two, and was made their captain: however he didn't attain to the first three. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
1 Chronicles 11:25 Behold, he was more honorable than the thirty, but he didn't attain to the first three: and David set him over his guard. (WEB KJV ASV WBS)
Ezra 4:10 and the rest of the nations that the great and honourable Asnapper removed and set in the city of Samaria, and the rest beyond the river, and at such a time: (See NAS NIV)
Job 22:8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth. The honorable man, he lived in it. it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which Yahweh overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: (WEB ASV WBS NAS)
Psalms 45:9 Kings' daughters are among your honorable women. At your right hand the queen stands in gold of Ophir. (WEB ASV WBS)
Psalms 111:3 His work is honorable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever. (WBS)
Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey; nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor. (WEB NIV)
Isaiah 3:3 the captain of fifty, the honorable man, the counselor, the skilled craftsman, and the clever enchanter. (WEB ASV WBS NAS)
Isaiah 3:5 The people will be oppressed, everyone by another, and everyone by his neighbor. The child will behave himself proudly against the old man, and the base against the honorable. (WEB ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people go into captivity for lack of knowledge. Their honorable men are famished, and their multitudes are parched with thirst. (WEB ASV WBS NAS)
Isaiah 9:15 The elder and the honorable man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail. (WEB ASV WBS NAS)
Isaiah 23:8 Who has planned this against Tyre, the giver of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth? (WEB ASV WBS)
Isaiah 23:9 Yahweh of Armies has planned it, to stain the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth. (WEB ASV WBS)
Isaiah 32:5 The foolish man will no longer be named noble, and they will not say of the false man that he is a man of honour. (See RSV)
Isaiah 42:21 It pleased Yahweh, for his righteousness' sake, to magnify the law, and make it honorable. (WEB ASV WBS)
Isaiah 43:4 Since thou hast been precious in my sight, 'and' honorable, and I have loved thee; therefore will I give men in thy stead, and peoples instead of thy life. (ASV WBS)
Isaiah 49:5 Now says Yahweh who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, and that Israel be gathered to him (for I am honorable in the eyes of Yahweh, and my God is become my strength); (WEB ASV)
Isaiah 58:13 "If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, and the holy of Yahweh honorable; and shall honor it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words: (WEB ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Nahum 3:10 Yet was she carried away. She went into captivity. Her young children also were dashed in pieces at the head of all the streets, and they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains. (WEB ASV WBS NAS)