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Lexicon :: Strong's G1651 - elegchō

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elegchō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:473,221

Trench's Synonyms: iv. ἐπιτιμάω, ἐλέγχω (αἰτία, ἔλεγχος).

Strong’s Definitions

ἐλέγχω elénchō, el-eng'-kho; of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish:—convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's G1651 in the following manner: reprove (6x), rebuke (5x), convince (4x), tell (one's) fault (1x), convict (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's G1651 in the following manner: reprove (6x), rebuke (5x), convince (4x), tell (one's) fault (1x), convict (1x).
  1. to convict, refute, confute

    1. generally with a suggestion of shame of the person convicted

    2. by conviction to bring to the light, to expose

  2. to find fault with, correct

    1. by word

      1. to reprehend severely, chide, admonish, reprove

      2. to call to account, show one his fault, demand an explanation

    2. by deed

      1. to chasten, to punish

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐλέγχω elénchō, el-eng'-kho; of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish:—convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove.
ἐλέγχω; future ἐλέγξω; 1 aorist infinitive ἐλέγξαι, imperative ἔλεγξον; (passive, present ἐλέγχομαι; 1 aorist ἐλεγχθην); the Sept. for הוכִיחַ;
1. to convict, refute, confute, generally with a suggestion of the shame of the person convicted ("ἐλέγχειν hat eigentlich nicht die Bedeutung ' tadeln, schmähen, zurechtweisen,' welche ihm die Lexika zuschreiben, sondern bedeutet nichts als überführen" (Schmidt, chapter 4: § 12)): τινα, of crime, fault, or error; of sin, 1 Corinthians 14:24; ἐλεγχόμενοι ὑπό τοῦ νόμου ὡς παραβάται, James 2:9; ὑπό τῆς συνειδήσεως, John 8:9 R G (Philo, Works, ii., p. 649 (ed. Mang., vi. 203, Richter edition, fragment περί ἀναστάσεως καί κρίσεως) τό συνειδός ἔλεγχος ἀδέκαστος καί πάντων ἀψευδεστατος); followed by περί with the genitive of thing, John 8:46; John 16:8, and L T Tr WH in Jude 1:15 (Aristophanes, Plutarch, 574); contextually, by conviction to bring to light, to expose: τί, John 3:20, cf. 21; Ephesians 5:11, 13 (Aristophanes ecclesiastical 485; τά κρυπτά, Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 1, 68; ἐπιστάμενος, ὡς εἰ καί λαθοι ἐπιβουλή καί μή ἐλεγχθειη, Herodian, 3, 12, 11 (4th edition, Bekker); others); used of the exposure and confutation of false teachers of Christianity, Titus 1:9, 13; ταῦτα ἔλεγχε, utter these things by way of refutation, Titus 2:15.
2. to find fault with, correct;
a. by word; to reprehend severely, chide, admonish, reprove: Jude 1:22 L T Tr text; 1 Timothy 5:20; 2 Timothy 4:2; τινα περί τίνος, Luke 3:19; contextually, to call to account, show one his fault, demand an explanation: τινα, from someone, Matthew 18:15.
b. by deed; to chasten, punish (according to the translation of the Hebrew הוכִיחַ, Psalm 37:2 (Ps. 38:2), etc.; Wis. 12:2): Hebrews 12:5 (from Proverbs 3:11); Revelation 3:19. (On this word cf. J. C. Hare, The Mission of the Comforter, note L; Trench, § iv. Compare: ἐξ-, δια-κατ-(-μαἰ).)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

37:2; 38:2
3:20; 3:21; 8:9; 8:46; 16:8
1 Corinthians
5:11; 5:13
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
1:9; 1:13; 2:15
1:15; 1:22

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1651 matches the Greek ἐλέγχω (elegchō),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:15 - Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell G1651  him his fault G1651 between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:19 - But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved G1651 by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:20 - For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. G1651
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:9 - And they which heard it, being convicted G1651 by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:46 - Which of you convinceth G1651 me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:8 - And when he is come, he will reprove G1651 the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:24 - But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced G1651 of all, he is judged of all:
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:11 - And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove G1651 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:13 - But all things that are reproved G1651 are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:20 - Them that sin rebuke G1651 before all, that others also may fear.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:2 - Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, G1651 rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:9 - Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince G1651 the gainsayers.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:13 - This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke G1651 them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:15 - These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke G1651 with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:5 - And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked G1651 of him:
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:9 - But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced G1651 of the law as transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:19 - As many as I love, I rebuke G1651 and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
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