G5884 - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number


Synonyms for To Rebuke? Rebuke, Accusation.
See Definition for epitimao { [G2008]}
See Definition for elencho { [G1651]}
See Definition for aitia { [G156]}
See Definition for elenchos { [G1650]}

epitimao means simply to rebuke, in any sense. It may be
justly or unjustly, and, if justly, the rebuke may be heeded or it may

elencho, on the other hand, means to rebuke with sufficient cause,
and also effectually, so as to bring the one rebuked to a confession
or at least a conviction of sin. In other words, it means to

A similar distinction exists between the nouns aitia and
elenchos. aitia is an accusation, whether false or true.
elenchos is a charge which is shown to be true, and often is so
confessed by the accused. It has both a judicial and a moral meaning.