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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Backbiter, Backbiting

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1: κατάλαλος

(Strong's #2637 — Adjective — katalalos — kat-al'-al-os )

a "backbiter," and katalalia (2636), "backbiting," are formed from kata, "against," and laleo, "to speak." Katalalos is used in Romans 1:30 . Katalalia is translated "evil speaking" in 1 Peter 2:1 , "backbiting" in 2 Corinthians 12:20 .

Note: The corresponding verb katalaleo the RV translates "speak against," in its five occurrences, James 4:11 (three times); 1 Peter 2:12 , and 3:16; AV, "speak evil," in all the passages except 1 Peter 2:12 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Backbiter, Backbiting'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/b/backbiter-backbiting.html. 1940.

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