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HONEST; HONESTY

on'-est, on'-es-ti: The word "honest" in the New Testament in the King James Version generally represents the adjective kalos, "good," "excellent," "honorable," and, with the exception of Lk 8:15, "honest and good heart," is changed in the Revised Version (British and American) into the more correct "honorable" (Rom 12:17; 2 Cor 8:21; 13:7; Phil 4:8); in 1 Pet 2:12, into "seemly.' In the American Standard Revised Version "honestly" in Heb 13:18 is rendered "honorably," and in 1 Thess 4:12 (here euschemonos) is rendered "becomingly." The noun "honesty" occurs but once in the King James Version as the translation of semnotes (1 Tim 2:2), and in the Revised Version (British and American) is more appropriately rendered "gravity."
James Orr
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'HONEST; HONESTY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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