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Behoove

BEHOOVE

be-hoov':

Used in the New Testament for two Greek words dei (Luke 24:26; Acts 17:3) and opheilo (Hebrews 2:17); the former referring to a physical, and the latter to a moral, necessity (Bengelon, 1 Corinthians 11:10). The former means "must," that is, it is required by the order which God has ordained; the latter, "ought," that is, it is required as a debt.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BEHOOVE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.