'Expedient' in the Bible
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now, for thus it is expedient for us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
From that time forth Jesus began to declare unto his disciples, how it was expedient for him to go unto Jerusalem and to suffer many things of the elders and the princes of the priests and of the scribes and to be killed and to be raised again the third day.
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or thought], it would be better ( more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea.
was it not also expedient unto thee to have mercy on thy fellowslave even as I had mercy on thee?
The disciples say unto him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin and have omitted that which is more important of the law: judgment, mercy, and faith; these were expedient for ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
therefore, it was expedient for thee to have put my money to the bankers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with interest.
It is expedient unto him to increase, but unto me, to decrease.
It is expedient that I do the works of him that sent me while it is day; the night comes, when no one can work.
And I have other sheep which are not of this fold; it is expedient that I bring them also, and they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.
Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ abides for ever; and how sayest thou, It is expedient that the Son of man be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
Now as to the matters of which you wrote me. It is well [and by that I mean advantageous, expedient, profitable, and wholesome] for a man not to touch a woman [to cohabit with her] but to remain unmarried.
But to the unmarried people and to the widows, I declare that it is well (good, advantageous, expedient, and wholesome) for them to remain [single] even as I do.
I think then, because of the impending distress [that is even now setting in], it is well (expedient, profitable, and wholesome) for a person to remain as he or she is.
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
For it is expedient that there also be heresies among you, so that those who are proved may become manifest among you.
And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
But if I tarry long, that thou may know how it is expedient to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the congregation of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.
whose mouths it is expedient to stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.
But speak thou the things which are expedient unto sound doctrine,
Therefore, though I might be very bold in Christ to command thee that which is expedient,
For it was expedient that he, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, preparing to bring forth many sons in his glory, should perfect the author of their saving health through sufferings.
For it was expedient that we have such a high priest, who is holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens,
- Acceptable (110 instances)
- Advisable (4 instances)
- Applicable (1 instance)
- Becoming (130 instances)
- Befitting (3 instances)