Marriage and Family Series – Personal Behavior

We were not meant to behave rudely and unseemly. – –

Doth 807 not 3756 behave itself unseemly, 807

does not behave rudely


4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails.

New King James


4Charity 26 suffereth long, 3114 5719 and is kind; 5541 5736 charity 26 envieth 2206 5719 not; 3756 charity 26 vaunteth 4068 3756 not 4068 5736 itself, 4068 5736 is 5448 not 3756 puffed up, 5448 5743 5Doth 807 not 3756 behave itself unseemly, 807 seeketh 2212 5719 not 3756 her own, 1438 is 3947 not 3756 easily provoked, 3947 5743 thinketh 3049 5736 no 3756 evil; 2556 6Rejoiceth 5463 5719 not 3756 in 1909 iniquity, 93 but 1161 rejoiceth 4796 5719 in the 225 truth 225 ; 7Beareth 4722 5719 all things, 3956 believeth 4100 5719 all things, 3956 hopeth 1679 5719 all things, 3956 endureth 5278 5719 all things. 3956 5719

8Charity 26 never 3763 faileth:

King James with Greek Reference Numbers


The definition for these words and the words found within the definition content speak volumes on this matter of not being rude and/or unseemly. I will limit my comments to one concluding comment at the end of the richly rewarding definitions.


In the Greek Language the meaning of “behave itself unseemly” is as follows:

807. ajschmonevw ascheµmoáneáoµ, as-kay-mon-eh’-o; from 809; to be (i.e. act) unbecoming:- behave self uncomely (unseemly).

809. ajschvmwn ascheµmoµn, as-kay’-mone; from 1 (as a neg. particle) and a presumed der. of 2192 (in the sense of its congener 4976); prop. shapeless, i.e. (fig.) inelegant:- uncomely.


In the Encarta World English Dictionary the meaning of “unbecoming” is as follows:



1. not flattering: unsuitable or unattractive on the wearer

2. not right or proper: not suitable, especially as not conforming with accepted attitudes or behavior


In the Encarta World English Dictionary the meaning of “unseemly” is as follows:



1. not in good taste: contrary to accepted standards of good taste or appropriate behavior

2. inconvenient: occurring at an inconvenient time or place


in unseemly manner: in an improper or inappropriate manner


In the Encarta World English Dictionary the meaning of “shapeless” is as follows:



1. lacking precise shape: with an indefinite or imprecise shape

2. lacking structure: put together in a very haphazard way


In the Encarta World English Dictionary the meaning of “inelegant” is as follows:



1. unstylish: lacking grace, sophistication, and good taste in appearance or behavior

2. lacking precision: unnecessarily complicated or long


In the Encarta World English Dictionary the meaning of “uncomely” is as follows:

Uncomely when actually looked up in the dictionary directs you to uncomfortable.



1. not physically comfortable: feeling a lack of or not providing physical comfort

2. awkward or uneasy: feeling or making others feel awkward and ill at ease


In the Encarta World English Dictionary the meaning of “rudely” is as follows:



1. ill-mannered: disagreeable or discourteous in manner or action

Don’t be rude!

2. indecent: offensive to accepted standards of decency

rude words

3. unrefined: lacking refinement or social skills

4. sudden and unpleasant: happening with unexpected suddenness and unpleasantness

a rude awakening

7. inexperienced: without schooling or experience

a rude youth raised in the wilderness

9. vague: lacking precision

[13th century. Via French < Latin rudis “raw, rough”]

-rude·ly, , adv



We find today that rudeness and unseemly behavior seem to be the norm, in that normal is actually considered to be what happens more often than not. Finding people, well-bred in manners and self contained enough to be gracious is a rarity. However, we see people which are much more broken than in years past. When a person is not mentally and emotionally healthy they will behave with less taste and class. This behavior is much worse in the home than in public. Why? This is not how it should be, but often is the reality. I believe it is because in their home is where people feel most comfortable and let their hair down, so to speak, the most. This results in the inside of them showing more on the outside and that inside can be pretty ugly if a person has not been taught well or had been damage a great deal in life. Yet, our homes house the people who mean the most to us in life and there above all other places we should make every effort to be on our best behavior and to guard the feeling of those around us.


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