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Strong's #1827 - ἐξελέγχω

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  1. to prove to be in the wrong, convict
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Strong #: 3198 ‑ יָכַח (yaw‑kakh');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


strengthd. for ἐλέγχω, convict, confute, refute, Simon. 75, S. OT 297, Ant. 399, Ar. Nu. 1062; τοῖς ἔργοις τοὺς λόγους ἐ. Antipho 6.47; ἐν τῷ δήμῳ ἐ. [τινά ] D. 21.16:


1. Pass., ἐπ' αἰσχραῖς αἰτίαις ἐξελήλεγκται Lys. 6.44; ὑπὸ τῶν εἰκότων Antipho 2.1.9; ἔκ τινος Ar. Ra. 960; ἐξελεγχόμενος περί τινος Pl. Hp.Ma. 304d; ὑπ' ἐμοῦ ἐξελεγχθήσονται ἔργῳ Id. Revelation 17:1-18 b.

2. c. dupl. acc. pers. et rei, refute one in a point, ib. 23a, Ly. 222d: Pass., τοσοῦτον.. ἡλίκον οὗτος νῦν ἐξελήλεγκται has been convicted of.., D. 21.147; οὐ τοῦτό γ' ἐξελέγχομαι I am not to blame in this, E. El. 36.

3. with predicate added in part., convict one of being.., ἐ. τινὰ ἀδύνατον ὄντα Pl. Grg. 522d; ἐ. τινὰ τεχνάζοντα D. 29.19; ἐ. τινὰ ὡς οὐ.. Pl. Grg. 482b: Pass., ἵν' ἐξελέγχοισθε πονηρευόμενοι Heraclit. 125a; κἀξελέγχεται.. κάκιστος ὤν E. Hipp. 944; ἐξελέγχεται συμβεβουλευκώς D. 19.5, etc.


1. put to the proof, bring to the test, ὁ ἐξελέγχων.. ἀλάθειαν χρόνος Pi. O. 10(11).53; in a court of justice, A. Eu. 433; τὴν ποίησιν Ar. Ra. 1366; ἐ. τὴν τύχην, τὰς ἐλπίδας, Plb. 21.14.4, 1.62.4; ἐ. τοὺς Θηβαίους εἰ διαμαχοῦνται Plu. Ages. 19: Pass., πάντες ἦσαν ἐξεληλεγμένοι all had had their sentiments well ascertained, D. 18.23; ἃ δ' ἡ φύσις ἀεὶ ἐβούλετο, ἐξηλέγχθη ἐς τὸ ἀληθές was fully proved to be true, Th. 3.64; χρυσὸς μὲν οἶδεν ἐξελέγχεσθαι πυρί Men. 691.

2. Medic., find out one's weak points, Gal. 15.902: Pass., Id. 6.323.

III compute, χαλκὸν μυρίον Pi. N. 10.46. establish a claim to, ὀγδοήκοντα τάλαντα D. 38.20.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐξελέγχω: 1 aorist infinitive ἐξἐλέγξαι; (ἐξ strengthens the simple verb (cf. ἐκ, VI. 6)); to prove to be in the wrong, convict, (chiefly in Attic writings): by punishing, τινα περί τίνος, Jude 1:15 Rec. (see ἐλέγχω, 1) of God as judge, as in Isaiah 2:4; Micah 4:3 for הוכִיחַ.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐξ -ελίγχω ,

[in LXX Proverbs 30:6, Micah 4:3, Isaiah 2:4 (H3198 hi.), Wisdom of Solomon 12:17, 4 Maccabees 2:12*;]

to convict: Judges 1:15, Rec. (for ἐλέγχω , WH, q.v.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This verb which is read in the TR of Judges 1:15 occurs in an official letter of B.C. 117, P Tebt I. 25.14 καὶ ὡς ἕν τι παραδώσιν ὑπαρξόντων τῶν ἐξελεγξέντων (l.όντων) ὑμᾶς. See also Syll 237.8 (Delphi—end of iii/B.C.) ἐξήλεγξαν τοὺς ἱεροσυληκότας, OGIS 669.58 (i/A.D.) ἐὰν δέ τις ἐξελεγχθῆι ψευσά [μενος.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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