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- n. unprofitability
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of producing no profit or good; uselessness; inutility.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit
The law brought nothing to its perfected end; everything in it was introductory to its antitype in the Christian economy, which realizes the perfection contemplated; compare "unprofitableness," Heb 7: 18. did -- rather connect with Heb 7: 18, thus, "There takes place (by virtue of Ps 110: 4) a repealing of the commandment (on the one hand), but (on the other) a bringing in afterwards (the Greek expresses that there is
Breit, akleestaton, “a most inglorious spectacle of extreme unprofitableness.”
Presently, Ischomachus proceeded: Now it is of prime importance,428 in reference to the profitableness or unprofitableness of agriculture, even on a large estate where there are numerous429 workfolk,430 whether a man takes any pains at all to see that his labourers are devoted to the work on hand during the appointed time,431 or whether he neglects that duty.
Thus first by one instance and then another would he demonstrate the unprofitableness of trying to appear rich, or courageous, or strong, without really being the thing pretended.
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
I suppose we have been too long familiar with the unprofitableness of speculation, have surrendered too definitely to action — to the material side of things, retaining for what relaxation our spirits may require, a habit of sentimental aspiration, carefully divorced from things as they are.
And we may use as a proof the unprofitableness of the sap of this tree, which, though it is very sweet, yet makes the worst liquor in the world.
There lies the unprofitableness under that ordinance, — that though God has given us the wedding garment, we are not cast out, yet we take not care to deck ourselves, that God and Christ may give us refreshing entertainment when we come into his presence.
Our failing herein evidently and apparently witnesses to the faces of most professors that this is the ground of their unprofitableness under that ordinance.
He will discover hypocritical professors, and bring forth their hidden works of darkness; he will reprove others for their worldliness and unprofitableness under the gospel.
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