Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ch. 5 v. 11 ... and a Vocabulary Lesson

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.      Ephesians 5:11
1. To blame; to censure.
2. To charge with a fault to the face; to chide; to reprehend.
3. To blame for; with of; as, to reprove one of laziness.
4. To convince of a fault, or to make it manifest.
5. To refute; to disprove.
6. To excite a sense of guilt.
7. To manifest silent disapprobation or blame.
from Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

I love this  1828 version of Webster's dictionary.  Its definitions include several literary and biblical references and quotes for illustrative purposes.  Now to look up disapprobation...

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