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Gainsay

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gān -sā ´, gān´sā ( ἀντεῖπον , anteı́pon , ἀντιλέγω , antilégō , "to say or speak against"): Occurs as anteipon , "not ... able to withstand or to gainsay" (Luke 21:15 ); as antilegō , "a disobedient and gainsaying people" (Romans 10:21 ); 2 Esdras 5:29, contradicebant ; Judith 8:28, anthı́stēmi ; 12:14, anterō ; Additions to Esther 13:9, antitássō̄ ; 1 Macc 14:44, anteipon .

Gainsayer , antilegō (Titus 1:9 , "exhort and convince (the Revised Version (British and American) "convict") the gainsayers").

Gainsaying , antilogı́a (Judges 1:11 , "the gain-saying of Korah");antilogia is Septuagint for merı̄bhāh (Numbers 20:13 ); anantirrhḗtōs , "without contradiction" (Acts 10:29 , "without gainsaying").

The Revised Version (British and American) has "gainsaid" for "spoken against" (Acts 19:36 ); "not gainsaying" for "not answering again" (Titus 2:9 ); "gainsaying" for "contradiction" (Hebrews 12:3 ).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Gainsay'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/g/gainsay.html. 1915.

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