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Reproach

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(usually חֶרְפָּה, ὄνειδος ), the act of finding fault in opprobrious terms, or attempting to expose to infamy and disgrace. In whatever cause we engage. however disinterested our motives, however laudable our designs, reproach is what we must expect. But it becomes us not to retaliate, but to bear it patiently; and so to live that every charge brought against us be groundless. If we be reproached for righteousness' sake, we have no reason to be ashamed, nor to be afraid. All good men have thus suffered, Jesus Christ himself especially. We have the greatest promises of support. Besides, it has a tendency to humble us, detach us from the world, and excite in us a desire for that state of blessedness where all reproach shall be done away.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Reproach'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​r/reproach.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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