KJV Dictionary Definition: worthiness
1. Desert; merit.
The prayers which our Savior made, were for his own worthiness accepted.
2. Excellence; dignity; virtue.
Who is sure he hath a soul, unless it see and judge and follow worthiness?
3. Worth; quality or state of deserving.
WORTHY, a. G.
1. Deserving; such as merits; having worth or excellence; equivalent; with of, before the thing deserved. She has married a man worthy of her.
Thou art worthy of the sway.
I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies--Genesis 32.
2. Possessing worth or excellence of qualities; virtuous; estimable; as a worthy citizen; a worthy magistrate.
Happier thou mayst be, worthier canst not be.
This worthy mind should worthy things embrace.
3. Suitable; having qualities suited to; either in a good or bad sense; equal in value; as flowers worthy of paradise.
4. Suitable to any thing bad.
The merciless Macdonald, worthy to be a rebel.
5. Deserving of ill; as things worthy of stripes. Luke 12.
WORTHY, n. A man of eminent worth; a man distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a man of valor; a word much used in the plural; as the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies.
WORTHY, v.t. To render worthy; to exalt. Not in use.