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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 - “If your brother sins[fn], go and [fn]show G1651 him his fault G1651 [fn]in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:19 - But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded G1651 by him because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:20 - “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. G1651
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:9 - When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:46 - “Which one of you convicts G1651 Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:8 - “And He, when He comes, will convict G1651 the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:24 - But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an [fn]ungifted man enters, he is convicted G1651 by all, he is called to account by all;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:11 - Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even [fn]expose G1651 them;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:13 - But all things become visible when they are [fn]exposed G1651 by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:20 - Those who continue in sin, rebuke G1651 in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:2 - preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, G1651 rebuke, exhort, with [fn]great patience and instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:9 - holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute G1651 those who contradict.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:13 - This testimony is true. For this reason reprove G1651 them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:15 - These things speak and exhort and reprove G1651 with all [fn]authority. Let no one disregard you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:5 - and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:9 - But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted G1651 by the [fn]law as transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:19 - ‘Those whom I love, I reprove G1651 and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
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