Reprove
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To convince.

2. (v. t.) To disprove; to refute.

3. (v. t.) To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.

4. (v. t.) To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
REPROOF; REPROVE

re-proof', re-proov': "Reprove" in Elizabethan English had a variety of meanings ("reject" "disprove" "convince," "rebuke"), with "put to the proof" (see 2 Timothy 4:2 the Revised Version margin) as the force common to all, although in modern English the word means only "rebuke" (with a connotation of deliberateness). the King James Version uses the word chiefly (and the Revised Version (British and American) exclusively, except in 2 Esdras 12:32; 14:13; 2 Maccabees 4:33) for yakhach, and elegcho, words that have very much the same ambiguities of meaning. Hence, a fairly easy rendition into English was possible, but the result included all the ambiguities of the original, and to modern readers such a passage as "But your reproof, what doth it reprove? Do ye think to reprove words" (Job 6:25, 26 the American Standard Revised Version) is virtually incomprehensible. The meaning is, approximately: "What do your rebukes prove? Are you quibbling about words?" In John 16:8 no single word in modern English will translate elegcho, and "reprove" (the King James Version), "convince" (King James Version margin), and "convict" (Revised Version) are all unsatisfactory. The sense is: "The Spirit will teach men the true meaning of these three words: sin, righteousness, judgment."

Burton Scott Easton

Greek
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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1969. epiplesso -- to strike at, to rebuke (with words)
... with words). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epiplesso Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-place'-so) Short Definition: I rebuke, chide, reprove Definition: I rebuke ...
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3560. noutheteo -- to admonish, exhort
... admonish, warn. From the same as nouthesia; to put in mind, ie (by implication)
to caution or reprove gently -- admonish, warn. see GREEK nouthesia. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3198. yakach -- to decide, adjudge, prove
... 3197, 3198. yakach. 3199 . to decide, adjudge, prove. Transliteration: yakach
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-kahh') Short Definition: reprove. Word Origin a prim. ...
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3256. yasar -- to discipline, chasten, admonish
... bind, chasten, chastise, correct, instruct, punish, reform, reprove,. A primitive
root; to chastise, literally (with blows) or figuratively ...
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1605. gaar -- to rebuke
... 1). corrupt, rebuke, reprove. A primitive root; to chide -- corrupt, rebuke,
reprove. 1604, 1605. gaar. 1606 . Strong's Numbers.
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2616. chacad -- to be good, kind
... (compare barak), but rarely) to reprove -- shew self merciful, put to shame. see
HEBREW chanan. see HEBREW barak. 2615, 2616. chacad. 2616a . Strong's Numbers
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833. ashar -- to go straight, go on, advance
... call you blessed (1), called her blessed (1), called me blessed (1), called blessed
(1), direct (1), guide (2), guided (1), happy (2), proceed (2), reprove (1 ...
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Library

Whether a Sinner Ought to Reprove a Wrongdoer?
... OF FRATERNAL CORRECTION (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether a sinner ought to reprove a wrongdoer?
Objection 1: It would seem that a sinner ought to reprove a wrongdoer. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether a sinner ought to.htm

The Same Methodius. I Account it a Greater Good to be Reproved ...
... Some Other Fragments of the Same Methodius. VI. The Same Methodius. I
account it a greater good to be reproved than to reprove...
/.../methodius/the writings of methodius fragments/vi the same methodius i.htm

Why the Perfect Contemplatives Take no Heed to Outward Song, and ...
... BOOK II CHAPTER I WHY THE PERFECT CONTEMPLATIVES TAKE NO HEED TO OUTWARD SONG, AND
OF THEIR ERROR THAT REPROVE THEM: AND HOW TO PROFIT IN CONTEMPLATION. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/chapter i why the perfect.htm

Impossible that Marcion's Christ Should Reprove the Faithless ...
... Chapter XXIII."Impossible that Marcion's Christ Should Reprove the Faithless Generation
Such Loving Consideration for Infants as the True Christ Was Apt to ...
/.../chapter xxiii impossible that marcions christ.htm

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter
... And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and
of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on Me; of righteousness, because ...
/.../xvi sermon for the fourth.htm

John Chapter xvi. 8-11.
... 1. The Lord, when promising that He would send the Holy Spirit, said, "When He is
come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment ...
/.../augustine/homilies on the gospel of john/tractate xcv john chapter xvi.htm

The Duty of Reproving Our Neighbour
... I. What it is that we are to rebuke or reprove? What is the thing that is here enjoined?
II. Who are they whom we are commanded to reprove? And,. III. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 65 the duty of.htm

Against Gossip
... Reprove a friend: it may be he did it not, and if he did something, that
he may do it no more. Reprove thy neighbour: it may be ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/iii against gossip.htm

The Thief Gained the Faith which Gained Him, and Brought Him up ...
... Thee too let the pearl reprove in the ass's stead. ... Witness its work that has reproved
them; and you, ye deaf ones, let the pearl reprove today. ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn iv the thief gained.htm

Letter ccx. (AD 423. )
... [2920] But are we on that account not to reprove and find fault with a brother,
to prevent him from going down through false security to death? ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter ccx a d 423.htm

Thesaurus
Reprove (35 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure. 4.
(vt) To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults. ... REPROOF; REPROVE. ...
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Reproof (29 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. REPROOF; REPROVE. ... Do ye think to reprove words" (Job
6:25, 26 the American Standard Revised Version) is virtually incomprehensible. ...
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Correct (14 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove
or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to ...
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Rebuke (77 Occurrences)
... To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of
disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish ...
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Reproved (20 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Reprove. Multi-Version Concordance
Reproved (20 Occurrences). Matthew 8:26 "Why are you ...
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Conviction (10 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Chastise (21 Occurrences)
... disapproved. (YLT). Revelation 3:19 All whom I hold dear, I reprove and chastise;
therefore be in earnest and repent. (WEY). Leviticus ...
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Convict (12 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Forge (2 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall reprove many peoples;
and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into ...
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Reprimand (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) Severe or formal reproof; strong rebuke. 2. (n.) To reprove severely;
to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to censure formally. ...
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Concordance
Reprove (35 Occurrences)

Matthew 18:15
But if thy brother sin against thee, go, reprove him between thee and him alone. If he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
(DBY)

Luke 17:3
Be on your guard. "If your brother acts wrongly, reprove him; and if he is sorry, forgive him;
(WEY)

Luke 19:39
Thereupon some of the Pharisees in the crowd appealed to Him, saying, "Rabbi, reprove your disciples."
(WEY)

John 16:8
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
(KJV WBS)

Ephesians 5:11
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

1 Timothy 5:20
Those who sin, reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.
(WEB WEY ASV YLT)

2 Timothy 4:2
preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS)

Titus 1:13
This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
(WEB ASV NAS)

Titus 2:15
Say these things and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise you.
(WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV)

Revelation 3:19
As many as I love, I reprove and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.
(WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV)

Leviticus 19:17
Thou dost not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou dost certainly reprove thy fellow, and not suffer sin on him.
(YLT NAS)

2 Kings 19:4
It may be the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.
(KJV WBS)

Job 5:17
Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not,
(YLT NAS RSV)

Job 6:25
How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Job 6:26
Do you intend to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind?
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Job 13:10
He will surely reprove you if you secretly show partiality.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Job 22:4
Is it for your piety that he reproves you, that he enters with you into judgment?
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Psalms 6:1
To the Overseer with stringed instruments, on the octave. -- A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, in Thine anger reprove me not, Nor in Thy fury chastise me.
(YLT)

Psalms 38:1
A Psalm of David, 'To cause to remember.' Jehovah, in Thy wrath reprove me not, Nor in Thy fury chastise me.
(YLT)

Psalms 50:8
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 50:21
These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Psalms 94:10
He who is instructing nations, Doth He not reprove? He who is teaching man knowledge 'is' Jehovah.
(YLT)

Psalms 141:5
Let the righteous strike me, it is kindness; let him reprove me, it is like oil on the head; don't let my head refuse it; Yet my prayer is always against evil deeds.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Proverbs 9:8
Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Proverbs 19:25
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Proverbs 30:6
Don't you add to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Isaiah 1:17
Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall reprove many peoples; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
(DBY)

Isaiah 11:3
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
(KJV DBY WBS)

Isaiah 11:4
But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Isaiah 37:4
It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
(KJV WBS)

Jeremiah 2:19
Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you, says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Ezekiel 3:26
and I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be mute, and shall not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Hosea 4:4
Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Micah 4:3
And he shall judge among many peoples, and reprove strong nations, even afar off; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
(DBY)

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