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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
Gainsay, Gainsayer, Gainsaying
"to contradict, oppose," lit., "say against," is translated "gainsaying" in Romans 10:21; Titus 2:9 , RV (AV, "answering again"), of servants in regard to masters; in Titus 1:9 "gainsayers." Moulton and Milligan (Vocab.) illustrate from the papyri "the strong sense of antilego in Romans 10:21 , 'contradict,' 'oppose'." See ANSWER , CONTRADICT.
which serves as an aorist tense of No. 1, is rendered "gainsay" in Luke 21:15; "say against" in Acts 4:14 . See SAY.
akin to A, No. 1, is rendered "gainsaying," in Hebrews 12:3 , RV, and Jude 1:11 . Opposition in act seems to be implied in these two places; though this sense has been questioned by some, it is confirmed by instances from the papyri (Moulton and Milligan, Vocab.). See CONTRADICTION , DISPUTE , STRIFE.
lit., "not to be spoken against" (a, negative, n, euphonic, anti, "against," rhetos, "spoken"), is rendered "cannot be gainsaid" in Acts 19:36 , RV.
corresponding to C, is translated "without gainsaying" in Acts 10:29; it might be rendered "unquestioningly."
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Gainsay, Gainsayer, Gainsaying'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/g/gainsay-gainsayer-gainsaying.html. 1940.
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