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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p.a.) Proved or found guilty; convicted.

2. (n.) A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime.

3. (n.) A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.

4. (v. t.) To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's conscience.

5. (v. t.) To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.

6. (v. t.) To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.

7. (v. t.) To defeat; to doom to destruction.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kon-vikt', kon-vik'-shun (elegcho and compounds, "to prove guilty"): Usual translation of English Versions of the Bible, where the King James Version has "convince," as in John 8:46 Titus 1:9 James 2:9; once also replacing the King James Version "reprove" (John 16:8), while the Revised Version (British and American) changes the King James Version "convince" into "reprove" in 1 Corinthians 14:24. It always implies the presentation of evidence. It is a decision presumed to be based upon a careful and discriminating consideration of all the proofs offered, and has a legal character, the verdict being rendered either in God's judgment (Romans 3:19), or before men (John 8:46) by an appeal to their consciences in which God's law is written (Romans 2:15). Since such conviction is addressed to the heart of the guilty, as well as concerning him externally, the word "reprove" is sometimes substituted. To "convict. in respect of righteousness, and of judgment" (John 16:8), refers to the conviction of the inadequacy and perversity of the ordinary, natural standards of righteousness and judgment, and the approval of those found in Christ, by the agency of the Holy Spirit, as the great interpreter and applier of the work of Christ.

H. E. Jacobs

1651. elegcho -- to expose, convict, reprove
... to expose, convict, reprove. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: elegcho Phonetic
Spelling: (el-eng'-kho) Short Definition: I rebuke, expose Definition: (a) I ...
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1827. exelegcho -- convince.
... 1827 (from 1537 , "completely out from" intensifying 1651, "convict") -- properly,
convict; (figuratively) God offering to bring people their sin and ...
// - 6k

1246. diakatelegchomai -- to confute completely
... Ac 18:28). 1246 ("powerfully confute") is an "intensive form of , 'to convict'
(, 'through,' , 'down,' both intensive). Ac 18:28 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3198. yakach -- to decide, adjudge, prove
... A primitive root; to be right (ie Correct); reciprocal, to argue; causatively, to
decide, justify or convict -- appoint, argue, chasten, convince, correct(-ion ...
/hebrew/3198.htm - 6k

On the Same Words of the Gospel, John xvi. 8, "He Will Convict the ...
... Sermon XCIV. On the same words of the Gospel, John xvi. 8, "He will convict the
world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement.". [CXLIV. Ben.] ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xciv on the same.htm

The Power of God's Word to Convict Men of Sin.
... Chapter Nine. The Miraculous Power of the Bible Shows Forth That its Inspirer Is
the Almighty I. The Power of God's Word to Convict Men of Sin. ...
/.../pink/the divine inspiration of the bible/i the power of gods.htm

Psalm CXLI.
... 7. "The righteous One shall amend me in mercy, and convict me" (ver.5).
Behold the sinner confessing. He desireth to be amended ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxli.htm

He Has Endeavoured, Indeed, to Brand us with the Stain of this ...
... But, whether I have erred or acted prudently, he at all events can lay
his finger on no act of mine by which he can convict me. ...
/.../3 he has endeavoured indeed.htm

The Holy Spirit Convicting the World of Sin, of Righteousness and ...
... We read in John 16:8-11, RV, "And He, when He is come, will convict the world in
respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they ...
/.../torrey/the person and work of the holy spirit/chapter vii the holy spirit.htm

Twelfth Day for the Spirit to Convince the World of Sin
... And He, when He is come, will convict the world in respect of sin."="John
16:7, 8. ... Pray for the power of the Spirit to convict of sin. ...
/.../murray/the ministry of intercession/twelfth day for the spirit.htm

Petilianus Said: "Yet Some Will be Found to Say...
... For this proposition of yours binds you to as much as this, that if you shall fail
to-day to convict us, with whom you are arguing, of being traditors and ...
/.../chapter 11 25 petilianus.htm

The Prejudices of Faustus Rather on the Side of Simon than on that ...
... You promised that you would convict Peter of error in maintaining the unity of God;
but if one undertakes to convict of error him who maintains the unity of God ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter iv the prejudices of faustus.htm

He Interprets the Scriptures which the Pelagians Make Ill Use Of.
... As if, when they heard the Lord saying, "Without me ye can do nothing," [2659] they
would convict Him by saying, "Behold without Thee we can prepare the heart ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 19 ix he interprets the.htm

But There is Danger of Expanding My Treatise Too Far and Becoming ...
... It might mean beloved ones.' c27 a. I ask whether you can produce anything which
I have written, by which you may convict me of having fallen into heresy even ...
/.../27 but there is danger.htm

Convict (12 Occurrences)
... prove. 7. (vt) To defeat; to doom to destruction. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
CONVICT; CONVICTION. kon ... substituted. To "convict. in ...
/c/convict.htm - 12k

Convince (7 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To confute; to prove the fallacy of. 4. (vt) To prove guilty; to convict.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONVINCE. kon-vins ...
/c/convince.htm - 9k

Refute (6 Occurrences)
... Instead of eleate, "have mercy," the reading elegchete, "refute," "convict," has
the powerful support of Codex Alexandrinus, Codex Ephraemi, the best cursives ...
/r/refute.htm - 9k

Conviction (10 Occurrences)
... one's conscience. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CONVICT; CONVICTION.
kon-vikt', kon ... is sometimes substituted. To "convict. in respect ...
/c/conviction.htm - 12k

Ungodlily (1 Occurrence)
... Jude 1:15 to execute judgment against all; and to convict all the ungodly of them
of all their works of ungodliness, which they have wrought ungodlily, and of ...
/u/ungodlily.htm - 6k

Ungodly (41 Occurrences)
... Jude 1:15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their
works of ungodliness which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the ...
/u/ungodly.htm - 18k

Ungodliness (9 Occurrences)
... Jude 1:15 to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their
works of ungodliness which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the ...
/u/ungodliness.htm - 9k

... of the Jordan. The congregation has judgment over the murderer. There must
be more than one witness to convict a man. If he is found ...
/g/goel.htm - 11k

Gainsay (1 Occurrence)
... Gainsayer, antilego (Titus 1:9, "exhort and convince (the Revised Version
(British and American) "convict") the gainsayers"). Gainsaying ...
/g/gainsay.htm - 8k

Infamy (8 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and
by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness. ...
/i/infamy.htm - 9k

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Convict: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus
Convict (12 Occurrences)

John 8:46
Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?

John 16:8
When he has come, he will convict the world about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment;

Ephesians 5:11
and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness and rather even convict,

1 Timothy 5:20
Those that sin convict before all, that the rest also may have fear.

2 Timothy 4:2
proclaim the word; be urgent in season and out of season, convict, rebuke, encourage, with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Titus 1:9
holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him.

Titus 1:13
this testimony is true; for which cause convict them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,

Jude 1:15
to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I do convict and chasten; be zealous, then, and reform;

Deuteronomy 19:15
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall a matter be established.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 14:13
And the woman saith, 'And why hast thou thought thus concerning the people of God? yea, the king is speaking this thing as a guilty one, in that the king hath not brought back his outcast;

Proverbs 24:25
but it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and a rich blessing will come on them.



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