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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: μῶμος
(Strong's #3470 — Noun Masculine — momos — mo'-mos )

akin to momaomai (see BLAME , A), signifies (a) "a blemish" (Sept. only); (b) "a shame, a moral disgrace," metaphorical of the licentious, 2 Peter 2:13 .

B — 1: ἄμωμος
(Strong's #299 — Adjective — amomos — am'-o-mos )

"without blemish;" is always so rendered in the RV, Ephesians 1:4; 5:27; Philippians 2:15; Colossians 1:22; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:19; Jude 1:24; Revelation 14:5 . This meaning is to be preferred to the various AV renderings, "without blame," Ephesians 1:4 , "unblameable," Colossians 1:22 , "faultless," Jude 1:24 , "without fault," Revelation 14:5 . The most authentic mss. have amomos, "without blemish," in Philippians 2:15 , for amometos, "without rebuke." In the Sept., in reference to sacrifices, especially in Lev. and Num., the Psalms and Ezek., "of blamelessness in character and conduct." See BLAME , FAULT.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Blemish'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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