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ἀγαθὸς 'agathos' meaning 'good' Strong's 18

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This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word ἀγαθὸς, 'agathos' meaning 'good', Strong's 18 in the New Testament. It gives every verse where the word 'agathos' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word agathos appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1. Scriptures for ἀγαθὸς 'agathos' meaning 'good' Strong's 18

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him?
7:17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.
7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, nor can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
12:35 The good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
19:16 And, behold, one came and said to him, good Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
19:17 And he said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?
22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.
25:23 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeling down to him, asked him, good teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
10:18 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? no-one is good except one, that is, God.

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.
6:45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bore fruit a hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
8:15 But those on the good ground are those, who in a right and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with endurance.
10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?
12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
18:19 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good, except one, that is, God.
19:17 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, you have authority over ten cities.
23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:

John 1:46 And Nathanael said to him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip says to him, Come and see.
5:29 And shall come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgement.
7:12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, No; but he deceives the people.

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and alms deeds which she did.
11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and many people was added to the Lord.
23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men, brothers, I have lived in all good conscience before God until today.

Romans 2:7 To those who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man who works good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
3:8 And not rather, (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? Whose condemnation is just.
5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
7:12 Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
7:13 Was then that which is good made death to me? May it not be! But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.
7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I do not find.
7:19 For the good that I would do, I do not do: but the evil which I would not do, that I do.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose.
9:11 (For the children being not yet born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls;)
10:15 And how shall they preach, except they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
12:2 And do not be conformed to this age: but you be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cling to that which is good.
12:21 Do not be overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the authority? Do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same:
13:4 For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him who does evil.
14:16 Do not let then your good be evil spoken of:
15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
16:19 For your obedience has reached to all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise to that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it is good or bad.
9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound towards you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Galatians 6:6 Let him who is being taught in the word share with him who teaches in all good things.
6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
4:28 Let him who stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him who needs.
4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
6:8 Knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whetherhe isbond or free.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord into all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 3:6 But now, after Timothy came from you to us, and declared to us good news of your faith and love, and that you have good remembrance of us always, longing to see us, as we also to see you:
5:15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone; but always follow the good, both for one another, and for all men.

2 Thessalonians 2:16 And our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who has loved us, and has given us eternal comfort, and good hope by grace,
2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

1 Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of non-hypocritical faith:
1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
2:10 But (which becomes women confessing godliness) with good works.
5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, and fit for the master's use, and prepared for every good work.
3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished for every good work.

Titus 1:16 They confess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and to every good work disapproved.
2:5 Sound-minded, chaste, good keepers at home, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
2:10 Not stealing, but showing all good faith, that they may adorn the teaching of God our saviour in all things.
3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to every good work,

Philemon 1:6 So that the fellowship of your faith may become effective in full knowledge of every good thing in you, in Christ Jesus.
1:14 But without your mind I wanted to do nothing; that your good may not be as of necessity, but willingly.

Hebrews 9:11 But Christ being come a high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation;
10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not itself the image of the things, year by year with the same sacrifices which they offer continually, is never able to perfect those who draw near.
13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for the ages of the ages. Amen.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, nor shadow of turning.
3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

1 Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the perverse.
3:10 For he who will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
3:13 And who is he who will hurt you, if you are followers of that which is good?
3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
3:21 The like figure even baptism which does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

3 John 1:11 Beloved, do not imitate the evil, but the good. He who does good is of God: he who does evil has not seen God.

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