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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Rail, Railer, Railing

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A — 1: βλασφημέω
(Strong's #987 — Verb — blasphemeo — blas-fay-meh'-o )

"to blaspheme, rail, revile" (for the meanings of which see BLASPHEME), is translated "to rail at, or on," in Matthew 27:39 , RV (AV, "reviled"); Mark 15:29 ; Luke 23:39 ; 2 Peter 2:10 , RV (AV, "to speak evil of"); Luke 2:12 , RV (AV, "speak evil of"). Cp. loidoreo, "to revile" (see REVILE), and B, No. 2 and C, No. 2.

B — 1: βλασφημία
(Strong's #988 — Noun Feminine — blasphemia — blas-fay-me'-ah )

is translated "railings" in Matthew 15:19 , RV; 1 Timothy 6:4 , AV and RV; "railing" in Mark 7:22 , RV; Colossians 3:8 , RV; Jude 1:9 , AV and RV, lit., "judgment of railing;" in Ephesians 4:31 , RV (AV, "evil speaking"). See BLASPHEMY.

B — 2: λοιδορία
(Strong's #3059 — Noun Feminine — loidoria — loy-dor-ee'-ah )

"abuse, railing, reviling," is rendered "reviling" in the RV, 1 Peter 3:9 (twice); in 1 Timothy 5:14 , AV marg., "for their reviling." See REVILE , C.

C — 1: βλάσφημος
(Strong's #989 — Adjective — blasphemos — blas'-fay-mos )

akin to A, and B, No. 1; see BLASPHEME , C.

C — 2: λοίδορος
(Strong's #3060 — Noun Masculine — loidoros — loy'-dor-os )

an adjective denoting "reviling, railing" (akin to B, No. 2), is used as a noun, "a railer," 1 Corinthians 5:11 . See REVILE.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Rail, Railer, Railing'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/r/rail-railer-railing.html. 1940.

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