XXa-kord, a-kord-ing-li: In Old Testament, peh, "mouth," "to fight with one accord" (Josh 9:2) lephi, "according to the mouth of," "according to their families" (Gen 47:12, "acc. to (the number of) their little ones" the Revised Version, margin). In Isa 59:18 the same Hebrew word, ke`al, is rendered "according to" and "accordingly." In New Testament homothumadon, indicative of harmony of mind or action, Acts, 1:14; 2:46; 7:57; 18:12) and kata, of the same mind .... according to Christ Jesus (Rom 15:5); automatos, "of itself," "without constraint," "opened to them of its own accord" (Acts 12:10), i.e. without human agency (compare Lev 25:5 the King James Version; Mk 4:28); authairetos, "of his own free choice" (2 Cor 8:17). God "will render to every man according to his works" (Rom 2:6), that is, agreeably to the nature of his works (1 Cor 3:8), but salvation is not according to works (2 Tim 1:9; Titus 3:5).
M. O. Evans