The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REC'OMPENSE, verb transitive

1. To compensate; to make return of an equivalent for any thing given, done or suffered; as, to recompense a person for services, for fidelity or for sacrifices of time, for loss or damages.

The word is followed by the person or the service. We recompense a person for his services, or we recompense his kindness. It is usually found more easy to neglect than to recompense a favor.

2. To require; to repay; to return an equivalent; in a bad sense.

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Romans 12:17.

3. To make an equivalent return in profit or produce. The labor of man is recompensed by the fruits of the earth.

4. To compensate; to make amends by any thing equivalent.

Solyman - said he would find occasion for them to recompense that disgrace.

5. To make restitution or an equivalent return for. Numbers 5:7.


1. An equivalent returned for any thing given, done or suffered; compensation; reward; amends; as a recompense for services, for damages, for loss, etc.

2. Requital; return of evil or suffering or other equivalent; as a punishment.

To me belongeth vengeance and recompense Deuteronomy 32:35.

And every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward. Hebrews 2:2.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REC'OMPENSED, participle passive Rewarded; requited.