kauchéma: a boastOriginal Word: καύχημα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (kow'-khay-mah)
Short Definition: a boasting
Definition: a boasting; a ground of boasting (glorying, exultation).
Cognate: 2745 kaúxēma (a neuter noun) – boasting, focusing on the results of exulting/boasting (note the -ma suffix). This boasting (exulting) is always positive when it is in the Lord, and always negative when based on self. See 2744 (kauχaomai).Word Origin
boast (3), boast about (1), boasting (3), proud (1), proud confidence (1), reason to be proud (1), reason to glory (1), something to boast about (1).
STRONGS NT 2745: καύχημα
καύχημα, καυχήματος, τό (καυχάομαι), very rare in secular authors; the Sept. for תְּהִלָּה, praise, and תִּפְאֶרֶת, ornament, beauty; several times in Sirach:
1. that of which one glories or can glory, matter or ground of glorying: Romans 4:2; 1 Corinthians 9:15; 2 Corinthians 1:14; Philippians 2:16; τό καύχημα ἔχειν εἰς ἑαυτόν μόνον, his glorying confined to himself (R. V. in regard of himself alone), Galatians 6:4; τό καύχημα τῆς ἐλπίδος, the matter for glorying which hope gives, i. e. the hope, of which we glory, Hebrews 3:6.
2. As γέννημα, δίωγμα, θέλημα. ἴαμα, κήρυγμα (2 Timothy 4:17), κλαῦμα, πλήρωμα, φρόνημα, etc., are used for γέννησις, δίωξις, θέλησις, κτλ. (cf. Ellicott on Philippians 4:6), so also (which H. A. W. Meyer persists in denying (as respects the New Testament (see his note on Romans 4:2); so Ellicott and Lightfoot on Galatians 6:4; Lünem. on Heb. as above)) is καύχημα used for καύχησις (Pindar Isthm. 5, 65 (cf. Meyer on Philippians 1:26 note; on the apparent use of nouns in μά in an active sense see Lightfoot on Colossians, p. 257f)), a glorying, boasting: 1 Corinthians 5:6; Philippians 1:26; ὑπέρ τίνος (see καυχάομαι, under the end), 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 9:3.<1>
From kauchaomai; a boast (properly, the object; by implication, the act) in a good or a bad sense -- boasting, (whereof) to glory (of), glorying, rejoice(-ing).
see GREEK kauchaomai καυχημα καύχημα καύχημά καυχηματος καυχήματος kauchema kauchēma kaúchema kaúchemá kaúchēma kaúchēmá kauchematos kauchēmatos kauchḗmatos
Strong's Greek 2745
καύχημα — 10 Occ.
καυχήματος — 1 Occ.
Romans 4:2 N-ANS
BIB: ἐδικαιώθη ἔχει καύχημα ἀλλ' οὐ
NAS: he has something to boast about, but not before
KJV: he hath [whereof] to glory; but
INT: was justified he has ground of boasting but not
1 Corinthians 5:6 N-NNS
BIB: καλὸν τὸ καύχημα ὑμῶν οὐκ
NAS: Your boasting is not good.
KJV: Your glorying [is] not good.
INT: good [is] the boasting of you not
1 Corinthians 9:15 N-ANS
BIB: ἢ τὸ καύχημά μου οὐδεὶς
NAS: man make my boast an empty
KJV: should make my glorying void.
INT: than the boasting of me anyone
1 Corinthians 9:16 N-NNS
BIB: ἔστιν μοι καύχημα ἀνάγκη γάρ
NAS: I have nothing to boast of, for I am under
KJV: nothing to glory of: for
INT: there is to me boasting for necessity indeed
2 Corinthians 1:14 N-NNS
BIB: μέρους ὅτι καύχημα ὑμῶν ἐσμὲν
NAS: did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also
KJV: we are your rejoicing, even as ye
INT: part that boasting of you we are
2 Corinthians 5:12 N-GNS
BIB: διδόντες ὑμῖν καυχήματος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν
NAS: you an occasion to be proud of us, so
KJV: you occasion to glory on our
INT: are giving to you of boasting in behalf of us
2 Corinthians 9:3 N-NNS
BIB: μὴ τὸ καύχημα ἡμῶν τὸ
NAS: in order that our boasting about
KJV: lest our boasting of you
INT: not the boasting of us which [is]
Galatians 6:4 N-ANS
BIB: μόνον τὸ καύχημα ἕξει καὶ
NAS: he will have [reason for] boasting in regard
KJV: shall he have rejoicing in
INT: alone the boasting he will have and
Philippians 1:26 N-NNS
BIB: ἵνα τὸ καύχημα ὑμῶν περισσεύῃ
NAS: so that your proud confidence in me may abound
KJV: your rejoicing may be more abundant
INT: that the boasting of you might abound
Philippians 2:16 N-ANS
BIB: ἐπέχοντες εἰς καύχημα ἐμοὶ εἰς
NAS: of Christ I will have reason to glory because
KJV: that I may rejoice in the day
INT: holding forth for a boast to me in
Hebrews 3:6 N-ANS
BIB: καὶ τὸ καύχημα τῆς ἐλπίδος
NAS: our confidence and the boast of our hope
KJV: and the rejoicing of the hope
INT: and the boasting of the hope