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Forms of the word
καλός, -ή, -όν
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good, right; beautiful, fine, excellent
pr. beautiful; good, of good quality or disposition; fertile, rich, Mt. 13:8, 23; useful, profitable, Lk. 14:34; καλόν ἐστι(ν), it is profitable, it is well, Mt. 18:8, 9; excellent, choice, select, goodly, Mt. 7:17, 19; καλόν ἐστι(ν), it is pleasant, delightful, Mt. 17:4; just, full measure, Lk. 6:38; honorable, distinguished, Jas. 2:7; good, possessing moral excellence, worthy, upright, virtuous, Jn. 10:11, 14; 1 Tim. 4:6; τὸ καλόν, and τὸ καλόν ἔργον, what is good and right, a good deed, rectitude, virtue, Mt. 5:16; Rom. 7:18, 21; right, duty, propriety, Mt. 15:26; benefit, favor, Jn. 10:32, 33

Greek-English Concordance for καλός

1 Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the matters you wrote about. Yes, “It is good (kalon | καλόν | nom sg neut) for a man not to have sexual contact with a woman.”
1 Corinthians 7:8 Now to the unmarried and to the widows I say that it is good (kalon | καλόν | nom sg neut) for them to remain single, as I am.
1 Corinthians 7:26 I think, then, that this is good (kalon | καλόν | acc sg neut) because of the present distress — that it is good (kalon | καλόν | acc sg neut) for a man to remain as he is.
1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this so that something will be done for me; for it would be better (kalon | καλόν | nom sg neut) for me rather to die — no one shall take away my ground for boasting!
2 Corinthians 8:21 for we are concerned to do what is right (kala | καλά | acc pl neut), not only before the Lord but also before men.
2 Corinthians 13:7 Now we pray to God that you may not do anything wrong, not that we would appear as having passed the test, but that you may do what is right (kalon | καλόν | acc sg neut) even though we may appear as having failed.
Galatians 4:18 Now to be zealous for a good (kalō | καλῷ | dat sg neut) purpose (kalō | καλῷ | dat sg neut) is always good (kalon | καλόν | nom sg neut), not just when I am present with you.
Galatians 6:9 So let us not grow tired of doing what is right (kalon | καλόν | acc sg neut), for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 but test everything, hold fast what is good (kalon | καλόν | acc sg neut),
1 Timothy 1:8 Now we know Now that good (kalos | καλός | nom sg masc) the law is good (kalos | καλός | nom sg masc) if someone uses it lawfully, uses
1 Timothy 1:18 This command I am entrusting to you, child Timothy, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, so that by them you might fight the good (kalēn | καλήν | acc sg fem) fight,
1 Timothy 2:3 This is good (kalon | καλόν | nom sg neut) and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,
1 Timothy 3:1 Trustworthy is the saying. If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he is desiring a good (kalou | καλοῦ | gen sg neut) work.
1 Timothy 3:7 And it is also necessary for an overseer to have a good (kalēn | καλήν | acc sg fem) reputation with those outside, lest he fall into reproach, which is the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 3:13 For those who serve well are acquiring a good (kalon | καλόν | acc sg masc) standing for themselves and great confidence in faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 4:4 since all of God’s creation is good (kalon | καλόν | nom sg neut), and nothing is unclean if it is received with thanksgiving;
1 Timothy 4:6 By placing these things before the brethren, you will be a good (kalos | καλός | nom sg masc) servant of Christ Jesus, being trained by the words of the faith and of the good (kalēs | καλῆς | gen sg fem) teaching that you have followed.
1 Timothy 5:10 being witnessed to by good (kalois | καλοῖς | dat pl neut) deeds, if she raised children, if she showed hospitality, if she washed the feet of the saints, if she helped the afflicted, if she earnestly pursued every good work.
1 Timothy 5:25 So also the good (kala | καλά | nom pl neut) works of some are conspicuous, and those that are not conspicuous are not able to be hidden.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good (kalon | καλόν | acc sg masc) fight of the faith. Seize hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and about which you confessed the good (kalēn | καλήν | acc sg fem) confession before many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:13 I urge you, in the presence of God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who witnessed in the time of Pontius Pilate the good (kalēn | καλήν | acc sg fem) confession,
1 Timothy 6:18 to do good, to be rich in good (kalois | καλοῖς | dat pl neut) deeds, to be generous, sharing,
1 Timothy 6:19 laying up for themselves a good (kalon | καλόν | acc sg masc) foundation for the coming age, so that they might seize hold of what is truly life.
2 Timothy 1:14 Guard the good (kalēn | καλήν | acc sg fem) deposit by the Holy Spirit that indwells us.
2 Timothy 2:3 Share in suffering as a good (kalos | καλός | nom sg masc) soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7 The good (kalon | καλόν | acc sg masc) fight I have fought, the race I have completed, the faith I have kept.
Titus 2:7 in all things, showing yourself to be an example of good (kalōn | καλῶν | gen pl neut) works, pure and dignified in your teaching,
Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us so that he might redeem us from all lawlessness and cleanse for himself a special people, a zealot for good (kalōn | καλῶν | gen pl neut) works.
Titus 3:8 Trustworthy is the saying, and I want you to insist emphatically on these things so that those who have believed in God might be intent on devoting themselves to good (kalōn | καλῶν | gen pl neut) works. These are good (kala | καλά | nom pl neut) and profitable for people.
Titus 3:14 And let our people learn to be devoted to good (kalōn | καλῶν | gen pl neut) deeds, specifically the urgent needs, lest they be fruitless.
Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who by virtue of their maturity have senses that are trained to distinguish good (kalou | καλοῦ | gen sg neut) from evil.
Hebrews 6:5 and have tasted the goodness (kalon | καλόν | acc sg neut) of God’s word and the powers of the coming age
Hebrews 10:24 And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good (kalōn | καλῶν | gen pl neut) works,
Hebrews 13:9 Do not be swept off your feet by all sorts of strange teachings, for it is good (kalon | καλόν | nom sg neut) for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, with which their adherents are not benefited.
Hebrews 13:18 Continue to pray for us, for we are convinced that we have a clear (kalēn | καλήν | acc sg fem) conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in every way.
James 2:7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the honorable (kalon | καλόν | acc sg neut) name by which you were called?
James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his exemplary (kalēs | καλῆς | gen sg fem) conduct let him show his works done in the gentleness born of wisdom.
James 4:17 So the person who knows what is right (kalon | καλόν | acc sg neut) to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
1 Peter 2:12 and maintain an honorable (kalēn | καλήν | acc sg fem) lifestyle among the Gentiles so that, with respect to the very things about which they slander you as evildoers, they may, by observing your good (kalōn | καλῶν | gen pl neut) works, glorify God on the day of visitation.
1 Peter 4:10 Each one should serve others in respect to the gift he has received, as a good (kaloi | καλοί | nom pl masc) steward of the grace of God in its various forms: