Reprobate
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REPROBATE

The close phonetic resemblance and etymological affinity of dokimos to the verb dokimazo, "to try," "test," has caused the notion of "being tested," "tried," and its opposite of "being found wanting in the test" to associate itself more or less distinctly with the adjectives dokimos and adokimos. Thus the more complex meaning results of that which is acknowledged or rejected, because it has approved or not approved itself in testing. This connotation is present in 2 Corinthians 13:5, 6, 7 2 Timothy 3:8; Titus 1:16 Hebrews 6:8. In the first two of these passages the word is used of Christians who ostensibly were in the true faith, but either hypothetically or actually are represented as having failed to meet the test. "Reprobate unto every good work" (Titus 1:16) are they who by their life have disappointed the expectation of good works. The "reprobate (rejected) land" of Hebrews 6:8 is land that by bearing thorns and thistles has failed to meet the test of the husband man. It should be noticed, however, that adokimos, even in these cases, always retains the meaning of rejection because of failure in trial; compare in the last-named passage: "rejected and nigh unto cursing."

LITERATURE.

Cremer, Biblisch-theologisches Worterbuch der neutestamentlichen Gracitat(10), 356-57.

Geerhardus Vos

Greek
96. adokimos -- Admin, an Israelite
... Definition: failing to pass the test, unapproved, counterfeit. castaway,
rejected, reprobate. From a (as a negative particle) and ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3988. ma'ac -- to reject
... also (intransitively) to disappear -- abhor, cast away (off), contemn, despise,
disdain, (become) loathe(some), melt away, refuse, reject, reprobate, X utterly ...
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3988a. maas -- to reject
... rejected (1), despise (6), despised (4), despises (2), despising (1), disdained
(1), refuse (2), reject (8), rejected (37), rejects (1), reprobate (1), retract ...
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Library

To those who are Altogether Reprobate, and Unrepentant, who ...
... Canon IV. To those who are altogether reprobate, and unrepentant, who
possess the Ethiopian's unchanging skin´┐Ż To those who are ...
/.../peter/the writings of peter of alexandria/canon iv to those who.htm

The Reprobate are to be Punished for Merits of a Different Kind.
... A Treatise on rebuke and grace, Chapter 42."The Reprobate are to Be Punished
for Merits of a Different Kind. But those who do ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 42 the reprobate are to.htm

Christ the Only Preservative against a Reprobate Spirit
... Christ the Only Preservative Against a Reprobate Spirit. The doctrines of
the gospel are doctrines of peace, and they bring comfort ...
/.../selected sermons of george whitefield/christ the only preservative against.htm

Of the Indiscriminate Increase of the Church, Wherein Many ...
... Book XVIII. Chapter 49."Of the Indiscriminate Increase of the Church, Wherein
Many Reprobate are in This World Mixed with the Elect. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 49 of the indiscriminate increase.htm

Vision Third. Concerning the Building of the Triumphant Church ...
... The Pastor: Book First."Visions. Vision Third. Concerning the Building of the
Triumphant Church, and the Various Classes of Reprobate Men. Chap. I. ...
/.../the pastor books first second third/vision third concerning the building.htm

Election Confirmed by the Calling of God. The Reprobate Bring Upon ...
... THE REPROBATE BRING UPON THEMSELVES THE RIGHTEOUS DESTRUCTION TO WHICH THEY ARE
DOOMED. ... II. The case of the Reprobate, from sec.12-17. Sections. ...
/.../the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 24 election confirmed by.htm

One and the Same God the Father Inflicts Punishment on the ...
... Against Heresies: Book IV Chapter XL."One and the same God the Father inflicts
punishment on the reprobate, and bestows rewards on the elect. ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xl one and the same.htm

Whether God is a Cause of Sin?
... For the Apostle says of certain ones (Rom.1:28): "God delivered them up to a reprobate
sense, to do those things which are not right [Douay: 'convenient ...
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Whether God Reprobates any Man?
... Therefore reprobation will likewise be the cause of the loss of the reprobate. But
this false. ... But this is false. Therefore God does not reprobate anyone. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether god reprobates any man.htm

The Hardening Operation of Love.
... destruction consists in the fact that, according to the testimony of the apostle,
the Lord gives the impenitent sinner over to a reprobate mind: "Wherefore God ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xxxi the hardening operation of.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
That which is rejected on account of its own worthlessness (Jeremiah 6:30; Hebrews 6:8; Gr. adokimos, "rejected"). This word is also used with reference to persons cast away or rejected because they have failed to make use of opportunities offered them (1 Corinthians 9:27; 2 Corinthians 13:5-7).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Not enduring proof; one who is morally lost or abandoned; rejected.

2. (a.) Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and lost; given up to vice; depraved.

3. (a.) of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as, reprobate conduct.

4. (n.) One morally abandoned and lost.

5. (v. t.) To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to condemn as unworthy; to disallow; to reject.

6. (v. t.) To abandon to punishment without hope of pardon.

Thesaurus
Reprobate (8 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as, reprobate
conduct. 4. (n.) One morally abandoned and lost. ...REPROBATE. ...
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Castaway (1 Occurrence)
... adokimos, (1 Corinthians 9:27), one regarded as unworthy (RV, "rejected"); elsewhere
rendered "reprobate" (2 Timothy 3:8, etc.); "rejected" (Hebrews 6:8, etc ...
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Depraved (12 Occurrences)
... Romans 1:28 Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up
to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; (See NAS NIV). ...
/d/depraved.htm - 9k

Counterfeit (3 Occurrences)
... and American) "base metal" (compare Septuagint Leviticus 19:19 Deuteronomy 22:11,
"mingled garment," and 2 Corinthians 13:5, 6, adokimos, "reprobate" (silver ...
/c/counterfeit.htm - 9k

Approve (14 Occurrences)
... That which does not stand the test is adokimos, "reprobate." Compare Jeremiah
6:30 King James Version: "reprobate silver." That which stands the test is dokimos ...
/a/approve.htm - 12k

Names (133 Occurrences)
... Sometimes contempt for certain reprobate men would be most expressively indicated
by a change of name, eg the change of Esh-baal, "man of Baal," to Ish-bosheth ...
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Unseemly (9 Occurrences)
... Romans 1:28 And according as they did not think good to have God in their knowledge,
God gave them up to a reprobate mind to practise unseemly things; (DBY). ...
/u/unseemly.htm - 9k

Unapproved (1 Occurrence)
... Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved,
but that you may do that which is honorable, though we are as reprobate...
/u/unapproved.htm - 6k

Oppose (29 Occurrences)
... 2 Timothy 3:8 Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose
the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. ...
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Opposed (23 Occurrences)
... 2 Timothy 3:8 Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose
the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. ...
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Bible Concordance
Reprobate (8 Occurrences)

Romans 1:28 Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS)

2 Corinthians 13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
(Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS)

2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is honorable, though we are as reprobate.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

2 Timothy 3:8 Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
(KJV ASV WBS)

Psalms 15:4 In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honoreth them that fear Jehovah; He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;
(ASV NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Subtopics

Reprobacy: Eli's House

Reprobacy: General Scriptures Concerning

Reprobacy: Israel

Reprobacy: Saul

Reprobate

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