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Dictionaries :: Backbiter, Backbiting

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2637 g| g2636 Greek: katalalos | katalalia

Backbiter, Backbiting:

katalalos, a "backbiter," and katalalia, "backbiting," are formed from kata, "against," and laleo, "to speak." Katalalos is used in Rom 1:30. Katalalia is translated "evil speaking" in 1Pe 2:1, "backbiting" in 2Cr 12:20.

Note: The corresponding verb katalaleo the RV translates "speak against," in its five occurrences, Jam 4:11 (three times); 1Pe 2:12, and 1Pe 3:16; AV, "speak evil," in all the passages except 1Pe 2:12.

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