corner graphic

Bible Dictionaries

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Gainsay, Gainsayer, Gainsaying

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links
A — 1: ἀντιλέγω
(Strong's #483 — Verb — antilego — an-til'-eg-o )

"to contradict, oppose," lit., "say against," is translated "gainsaying" in Romans 10:21 ; Titus 2:9 , RV (AV, "answering again"), of servants in regard to masters; in Titus 1:9 "gainsayers." Moulton and Milligan (Vocab.) illustrate from the papyri "the strong sense of antilego in Romans 10:21 , 'contradict,' 'oppose'." See ANSWER , CONTRADICT.

A — 2: ἀντέπω
(Strong's #471 — Verb — anteipon — an-tep'-o )

which serves as an aorist tense of No. 1, is rendered "gainsay" in Luke 21:15 ; "say against" in Acts 4:14 . See SAY.

B — 1: ἀντιλογία
(Strong's #485 — Noun Feminine — antilogia — an-tee-log-ee'-ah )

akin to A, No. 1, is rendered "gainsaying," in Hebrews 12:3 , RV, and Jude 1:11 . Opposition in act seems to be implied in these two places; though this sense has been questioned by some, it is confirmed by instances from the papyri (Moulton and Milligan, Vocab.). See CONTRADICTION , DISPUTE , STRIFE.

C — 1: ἀναντίρρητος
(Strong's #368 — Adjective — anantirrhetos — an-an-tir'-hray-tos )

lit., "not to be spoken against" (a, negative, n, euphonic, anti, "against," rhetos, "spoken"), is rendered "cannot be gainsaid" in Acts 19:36 , RV.

D — 1: ἀναντιρρήτως
(Strong's #369 — Adverb — anantirrhetos — an-an-tir-hray'-toce )

corresponding to C, is translated "without gainsaying" in Acts 10:29 ; it might be rendered "unquestioningly."

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Gainsay, Gainsayer, Gainsaying'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Next Entry
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology