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Dictionaries :: Backbite

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Below are articles from the following 2 dictionaries:
Easton's Bible Dictionary

Backbite:

In Psa 15:3, the rendering of a word which means to run about tattling, calumniating; in Pro 25:23, secret talebearing or slandering; in Rom 1:30 and 2Cr 12:20, evil-speaking, maliciously defaming the absent.

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Backbite:

bak'-bit raghal; doloo: To slander the absent, like a dog biting behind the back, where one cannot see; to go about as a talebearer. "He that backbiteth [Revised Version, slandereth] not with his tongue" (Ps 15:3).

Backbiters bak'-bit-~rz (Greek katalaloi: Men who speak against. Vulgate, "detractors" (Ro 1:30)).

Backbiting bak'-bit-ing: cether: Adj. "a backbiting tongue"; literally, "a tongue of secrecy" (Pr 25:23). katalalia: substantive "a speaking against" (2Co 12:20; Wisdom 1:11); "evil speaking" (1Pe 2:1). glossa trite: "a backbiting tongue" (the King James Version of Ecclesiasticus 28:14,15); more literally translated in the Revised Version (British and American) "a third person's tongue."

Written by T. Rees

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