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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Reproof, Reprove

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A — 1: ἔλεγχος
(Strong's #1650 — Noun Masculine — elegmos — el'-eng-khos )

"a reproof" (akin to B), is found in the best texts in 2 Timothy 3:16 (some mss. have elenchos, which denotes "a proof, proving, test," as in Hebrews 11:1 , "proving," RV marg., "test"). Cp. elenxis, "rebuke," 2 Peter 2:16 (lit., "had rebuke").

B — 1: ἐλέγχω
(Strong's #1651 — Verb — elencho — el-eng'-kho )

"to convict, rebuke, reprove," is translated "to reprove" in Luke 3:19 ; John 3:20 , RV marg., "convicted;" the real meaning here is "exposed" (AV marg., "discovered"); Ephesians 5:11,13 , where "to expose" is again the significance; in John 16:8 , AV, "will reprove" (RV, "will convict"); in 1 Corinthians 14:24 , RV, "reproved" (AV, "convinced"); in the following the RV has "to reprove," for AV, "to rebuke," 1 Timothy 5:20 ; Titus 2:15 ; Hebrews 12:5 ; Revelation 3:19 ; for synonymous words see CONVICT and REBUKE.

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

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