Fault
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Defect; want; lack; default.

2. (n.) Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.

3. (n.) A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.

4. (n.) A dislocation of the strata of the vein.

5. (n.) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc.

6. (n.) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.

7. (n.) Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.

8. (v. t.) To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.

9. (v. t.) To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; -- chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.

10. (v. i.) To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FAULT

folt (chaTa'; aitia, memphomai): Implies defect, of less moral weight than crime or sin. It is the translation of chaTa', "error," "failure," "sin" (Exodus 5:16); of cheT', same meaning (Genesis 41:9, "I do remember my faults this day"); of `awon, "perversity," "iniquity" (2 Samuel 3:8 Psalm 59:4); of rish`ah, "wrongness," "wickedness" (Deuteronomy 25:2, the Revised Version (British and American) "wickedness"); of shechath (Aramaic) "corruption" (Daniel 6:4 twice); me'umah, "anything" (1 Samuel 29:3, "no fault in him," literally, "not anything"); of aitia, "cause," "case," "guilt," (John 18:38; John 19:4, 6; Pilate of Jesus, "I find no fault in him," the Revised Version (British and American) "no crime"; the same word is rendered "accusation," i.e. `legal cause for prosecution,' Matthew 27:37 Mark 15:26; compare Acts 25:18, 27); of aition, same meaning (Luke 23:4, 14; Luke 23:22, aition thanatou "cause of death"); of hettema, "a worse condition," "defect" (1 Corinthians 6:7, the Revised Version (British and American) "a defect," margin "a loss to you"); of paraptoma, "a falling aside" (Galatians 6:1, "If a man be overtaken in fault," the Revised Version (British and American) "in any trespass," margin "by"; James 5:16, "Confess your faults one to another," the Revised Version (British and American) "Confess therefore your sins one to another"); hamartano, "to miss," "err," "sin," is translated "your faults" (1 Peter 2:20 the Revised Version (British and American), "when ye sin"); memphomai, "to blame," is translated "to find fault" (Mark 7:2 omitted the Revised Version (British and American); Romans 9:19 Hebrews 8:8); elegcho, "to convict," "to tell one's fault" (Matthew 18:15, the Revised Version (British and American) "show him his fault"); amomos, "without blemish," "spotless," is translated "without fault" (Revelation 14:5, the Revised Version (British and American) "without blemish," "faultless"; Jude 1:24, "able to present you faultless," the Revised Version (British and American) "without blemish"); amemptos, "blameless," "without reproach" (Hebrews 8:7, "for if that first covenant had been faultless"). "Faulty" is the translation of 'ashem, "guilty" (2 Samuel 14:13, "as one which is faulty," the Revised Version (British and American) "guilty"); of 'asham, "to be or become guilty" (Hosea 10:2, Revised Version "guilty").

W. L. Walker

Greek
3201. memphomai -- to blame, find fault
... to blame, find fault. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: memphomai Phonetic Spelling:
(mem'-fom-ahee) Short Definition: I blame, censure Definition: I blame ...
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3469. momaomai -- to find fault with
... to find fault with. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: momaomai Phonetic Spelling:
(mo-mah'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I blame, slander Definition: I blame ...
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158. aition -- cause, fault.
... 157, 158. aition. 159 . cause, fault. ... of aitios, qv. cause, fault. Neuter of
aitios; a reason or crime (like aitia) -- cause, fault. see GREEK aitios. ...
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3437. momphe -- blame
... blame. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: momphe Phonetic Spelling:
(mom-fay') Short Definition: a complaint, fault Definition: a complaint, fault ...
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4696. spilos -- a spot, stain
... a spot, stain. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: spilos Phonetic
Spelling: (spee'-los) Short Definition: a spot, fault Definition: a spot, fault ...
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265. hamartema -- a sin
... a sin. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: hamartema Phonetic Spelling:
(ham-ar'-tay-mah) Short Definition: a fault, sin, evil deed Definition: a fault ...
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2275. hettema -- loss
... diminishing, fault. From hettao; a deterioration, ie (objectively) failure or
(subjectively) loss -- diminishing, fault. see GREEK hettao. ...
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156. aitia -- cause, reason
... 3), reason (9), relationship (1). accusation, case, cause, crime, fault. From
the same as aiteo; a cause (as if asked for), ie (logical ...
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1651. elegcho -- to expose, convict, reprove
... Usage convict (2), convicted (2), convicts (1), expose (1), exposed (2), rebuke
(1), refute (1), reprimanded (1), reprove (4), reproved (1), show...fault (1). ...
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3202. mempsimoiros -- complaining of one's fate
... 3202 (a substantival adjective, derived from 3201 , "blame, find fault," and ,
"an apportioned amount, allotment") -- properly, a complaint over the portion ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1848. dophi -- a blemish, fault
... 1847, 1848. dophi. 1849 . a blemish, fault. Transliteration: dophi Phonetic
Spelling: (dof'-ee) Short Definition: slander. Word ...
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3972. meumah -- anything
... Word Origin from the same as mum Definition anything NASB Word Usage any sort (1),
anything (13), anything* (1), fault (1), nothing* (11), something (1), thing ...
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2398. chata -- to miss, go wrong, sin
... the loss (1), bring sin (1), cleanse (5), cleansed (1), cleansing (1), commit (2),
commits sin (1), committed (21), done wrong (1), errs (1), fault (1), fear ...
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7844. shechath -- to corrupt
... corrupt, fault. (Aramaic) corresponding to shachath -- corrupt, fault. see HEBREW
shachath. 7843, 7844. shechath. 7845 . Strong's Numbers.
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7564. rishah -- wickedness
... fault, wickedness. Feminine of resha'; wrong (especially moral) -- fault,
wickedly(-ness). see HEBREW resha'. 7563, 7564. rishah. 7565 . Strong's Numbers.
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5771. avon -- iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity
... iniquity (3), punishment for their iniquity (3). fault, iniquity, mischief,
punishment of iniquity, sin. Or oavown (2 Kings 7:9; Psalm ...
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2399. chet -- a sin
... fault, grievously, offence, punishment of sin. From chata'; a crime or its penalty --
fault, X grievously, offence, (punishment of) sin. see HEBREW chata'. ...
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817. asham -- offense, guilt
... From 'asham; guilt; by implication, a fault; also a sin-offering -- guiltiness,
(offering for) sin, trespass (offering). see HEBREW 'asham. 816, 817. ...
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7960. shalu -- neglect, remissness
... error, fail, thing amiss. (Aramaic) or shaluwth (Aramaic) {shaw-looth'}; from the
same as shalah; a fault -- error, X fail, thing amiss. see HEBREW shalah. ...
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819. ashmah -- wrongdoing, guiltiness
... Feminine of 'asham; guiltiness, a fault, the presentation of a sin-offering -- offend,
sin, (cause of) trespass(-ing, offering). see HEBREW 'asham. 818, 819. ...
/hebrew/819.htm - 6k

Library

It is not the Fault of the Gospel, nor of Christ Offered Therein.. ...
... Third and Fourth Heads of Doctrine Article 9 It is not the fault of the
gospel, nor of Christ offered therein� It is not the fault ...
//christianbookshelf.org/various/the canons of dordt/article 9 it is not.htm

Whether the Devil was Wicked by the Fault of his Own Will in the ...
... THE MALICE OF THE ANGELS WITH REGARD TO SIN (NINE ARTICLES) Whether the devil was
wicked by the fault of his own will in the first instant of his creation? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the devil was wicked.htm

Whether the Evil of Fault Can be in the Angels?
... THE MALICE OF THE ANGELS WITH REGARD TO SIN (NINE ARTICLES) Whether the
evil of fault can be in the angels? Objection 1: It would ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether the evil of fault.htm

"That is Your Fault. "
... "That is Your Fault.". I remember a mother coming to me and saying, "It
is easy enough for you to speak in that way; if you had the ...
/.../moody/moodys anecdotes and illustrations/that is your fault.htm

No one Shall Find Fault with us for Observing the Fourth Day of ...
... Canon XV. No one shall find fault with us for observing the fourth day
of the week� No one shall find fault with us for observing ...
/.../peter/the writings of peter of alexandria/canon xv no one shall.htm

Deceived by his Own Fault, He Falls into the Errors of the ...
... Chapter VI."Deceived by His Own Fault, He Falls into the Errors of the Manichæans,
Who Gloried in the True Knowledge of God and in a Thorough Examination of ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter vi deceived by his own.htm

That it is no Fault of the Divine Goodness if we have not a Most ...
... OF DIVINE LOVE. CHAPTER XI. THAT IT IS NO FAULT OF THE DIVINE GOODNESS
IF WE HAVE NOT A MOST EXCELLENT LOVE. O God! Theotimus, if ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xi that it is.htm

That it Arises from Our Fault and Our Desert that we Suffer, and ...
... Third Book. 47. That it arises from our fault and our desert that we suffer,
and do not perceive God's help in everything. In Hosea ...
/.../cyprian/three books of testimonies against the jews/47 that it arises from.htm

Whether Pain Has the Nature of Evil More than Fault Has?
... ON THE DISTINCTION OF GOOD AND EVIL (QQ -49)THE DISTINCTION OF THINGS IN PARTICULAR
(SIX ARTICLES) Whether pain has the nature of evil more than fault has? ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether pain has the nature.htm

Whether Evil is Adequately Divided into Pain* and Fault?
... ON THE DISTINCTION OF GOOD AND EVIL (QQ -49)THE DISTINCTION OF THINGS IN PARTICULAR
(SIX ARTICLES) Whether evil is adequately divided into pain* and fault? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether evil is adequately divided.htm

Thesaurus
Fault (42 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) A dislocation of the strata of the vein. 5. (n.) In coal seams, coal rendered
worthless by impurities in the seam; as, slate fault, dirt fault, etc. ...
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Fault-finding (1 Occurrence)
Fault-finding. Faultfinding, Fault-finding. Faultless . Noah Webster's Dictionary
(n.) The act of finding fault or blaming; -- used derogatively. ...
/f/fault-finding.htm - 6k

Excuse (13 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from
guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to ...
/e/excuse.htm - 11k

Lapse (9 Occurrences)
... to figurative uses. 2. (n.) A slip; an error; a fault; a failing in duty;
a slight deviation from truth or rectitude. 3. (n.) The ...
/l/lapse.htm - 10k

Blame (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find
fault with; to reproach. 2. (vt) To bring reproach upon; to blemish. ...
/b/blame.htm - 10k

Faultless (10 Occurrences)
... (a.) Without fault; not defective or imperfect; free from blemish; free from
incorrectness, vice, or offense; perfect; as, a faultless poem. ...
/f/faultless.htm - 9k

Geology
... underlaid by the Nubian Sandstone. A striking feature of the geology of
Palestine is the Jordan valley fault. At some time, probably ...
/g/geology.htm - 16k

Vice (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an
imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse. ...
/v/vice.htm - 8k

Negligence (2 Occurrences)
... 6:4 Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as
touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he ...
/n/negligence.htm - 7k

Negligent (7 Occurrences)
... 6:4 Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as
touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he ...
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Concordance
Fault (42 Occurrences)

Matthew 18:15
"If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 7:2
Now when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, they found fault.
(WEB KJV WBS YLT)

Luke 18:15
On one occasion people also brought with them their infants, for Him to touch them; but the disciples, noticing this, proceeded to find fault with them.
(WEY)

Luke 23:4
Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Luke 23:14
Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
(KJV ASV WBS YLT)

John 6:41
Now the Jews began to find fault about Him because of His claiming to be the bread which came down out of Heaven.
(WEY)

John 6:43
"Do not thus find fault among yourselves," replied Jesus;
(WEY)

John 18:38
Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

John 19:4
Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

John 19:6
When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Acts 11:2
and, when Peter returned to Jerusalem, the champions of circumcision found fault with him.
(WEY)

Romans 9:19
You will say then to me, "Why does he still find fault? For who withstands his will?"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Romans 14:3
Let not him who eats certain food look down upon him who abstains from it, nor him who abstains from it find fault with him who eats it; for God has received both of them.
(WEY)

Romans 14:4
Who are you that you should find fault with the servant of another? Whether he stands or falls is a matter which concerns his own master. But stand he will; for the Master can give him power to stand.
(WEY)

Romans 14:10
But you, why do you find fault with your brother? Or you, why do you look down upon your brother? We shall all stand before God to be judged;
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 6:7
Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

1 Corinthians 10:30
If, so far as I am concerned, I partake with a grateful heart, why am I to be found fault with in regard to a thing for which I give thanks?"
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 6:3
We give no occasion of stumbling in anything, that our service may not be blamed,
(See RSV)

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren't tempted.
(WEB KJV DBY WBS)

Philippians 2:15
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world,
(See NIV)

1 Timothy 3:6
not a novice, that he may not, being inflated, fall into the fault of the devil.
(DBY)

Hebrews 8:8
For finding fault with them, he said, "Behold, the days come," says the Lord, "that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

James 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.
(See NIV)

James 3:2
For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.
(See NIV)

Jude 1:16
These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons to gain advantage.
(See NAS NIV)

Jude 1:24
Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy,
(Root in WEB KJV WBS NIV)

Revelation 14:5
And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
(KJV WEY WBS)

Genesis 16:5
Sarai said to Abram, "This wrong is your fault. I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. Yahweh judge between me and you."
(WEB)

Genesis 31:36
And Jacob was angry, and he disputed with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my fault, what my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
(DBY)

Exodus 5:16
No straw is given to your servants, and they tell us,'Make brick!' and behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 17:2
Therefore the people quarreled with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Yahweh?"
(See RSV)

Deuteronomy 25:2
And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.
(KJV WBS)

1 Samuel 29:3
Then said the princes of the Philistines, "What about these Hebrews?" Achish said to the princes of the Philistines, "Isn't this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who has been with me these days, or rather these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell away to this day?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 29:6
Then Achish called David, and said to him, "As Yahweh lives, you have been upright, and your going out and your coming in with me in the army is good in my sight; for I have not found evil in you since the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, the lords don't favor you.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 3:8
Then was Abner very angry for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, "Am I a dog's head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hand of David; and yet you charge me this day with a fault concerning this woman!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Job 33:10
Behold, he finds occasions against me. He counts me for his enemy.
(See NIV)

Psalms 59:4
They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Psalms 73:10
Therefore their people return to them, and they drink up waters of abundance.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 2:5
These are the words of the Lord: What evil have your fathers seen in me that they have gone far from me, and, walking after what is false, have become false?
(See NIV)

Daniel 6:4
Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Hosea 4:4
"Yet let no man bring a charge, neither let any man accuse; For your people are like those who bring charges against a priest.
(See NAS)

Jonah 1:12
He said to them, "Take me up, and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will be calm for you; for I know that because of me this great storm is on you."
(See NIV)

Subtopics

Fault

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