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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἀτιμία
(Strong's #819 — Noun Feminine — atimia — at-ee-mee'-ah )

"dishonor," is translated "vile" in Romans 1:26 , RV, marg., "(passions) of dishonor." See DISHONOR.

2: ῥυπαρός
(Strong's #4508 — Adjective — rhuparos — rhoo-par-os' )

"filthy, dirty," is used (a) literally, of old shabby clothing, James 2:2 , "vile;" (b) metaphorically, of moral defilement, Revelation 22:11 (in the best texts). In the Sept., Zechariah 3:3,4 .

3: πονηρός
(Strong's #4190 — Adjective — poneros — pon-ay-ros' )

"evil," is translated "vile" in Acts 17:5 , RV (AV, "lewd"). See BAD , EVIL.

Note: For "vile" in the AV of Philippians 3:21 , see HUMILIATION.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Vile'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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