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Meet

Meet

Agreeable; fit; proper.

The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not MEET to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. ( Mark 7:26-27 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Meet'". A King James Dictionary.

MEET

met, adjective (yashar; axios):

Various words are employed to express meetness, the sense of what is proper, worthy, or fit. We have yashar, "straight," "upright," "right" (2 Kings 10:3, "meetest"; Jeremiah 26:14, the Revised Version (British and American) "right"); yashar (Jeremiah 27:5, the Revised Version (British and American) "right"); yosher (Proverbs 11:24, the Revised Version margin "what is justly due"); 'arikh, Aramaic "meet" (Ezra 4:14); bene, "sons of" (Deuteronomy 3:18, the King James Version "meet for the war," margin "Hebrew sons of power," the Revised Version (British and American) "men of valor"); kun, "to be right" etc. (Exodus 8:26); `asah "to be made," "used" (Ezekiel 15:5 twice, the Revised Version margin "made into"), tsaleach, "to be good or fit for" (Ezekiel 15:4, the Revised Version (British and American) "profitable"); ra'ah, "seen," "looked out," "chosen" (Esther 2:9); axios, "worthy" (Matthew 3:8; Acts 26:20, the Revised Version (British and American) "worthy"; 1 Corinthians 16:4; 2 Thessalonians 1:3); dikaios, "just," "right" (Philippians 1:7 the Revised Version (British and American) "right"; 2 Peter 1:13 the Revised Version (British and American) "right"); euthetos, "we set" (Hebrews 6:7); euchrestos, "very useful," "profitable" (2 Timothy 2:21, "meet for the master's use"); hikanos, "sufficient" (1 Corinthians 15:9); hikanoo, "to make sufficient" (Colossians 1:12); kalos, "beautiful," "honest" (Matthew 15:26; Mark 7:27); dei "it behooveth" (Luke 15:32; Romans 1:27, the Revised Version (British and American) "due"). For "meet" (supplied) (Judges 5:30), the Revised Version (British and American) has "on"; for "Surely it is meet to be said unto God" (Job 34:31), "For hath any said unto God?" In 2 Macc 9:12, we have dikaios, the Revised Version (British and American) "right."

W. L. Walker


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