Disorderly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Adjective,G813, ataktos ]
signifies not keeping order" (a, negative, tasso, "to put in order, arrange"); it was especially a military term, denoting "not keeping rank, insubordinate;" it is used in 1 Thessalonians 5:14, describing certain church members who manifested an insubordinate spirit, whether by excitability or officiousness or idleness. See UNRULY.

[ B-1,Adverb,G814, ataktos ]
signifies "disorderly, with slackness" (like soldiers not keeping rank), 2 Thessalonians 3:6; in 2 Thessalonians 3:11 it is said of those in the church who refused to work, and became busy-bodies (cp. 1 Timothy 5:13).

[ C-1,Verb,G812, atakteo ]
signifies "to be out of rank, out of one's place, undisciplined, to behave disorderly:" in the military sense, "to break rank;" negatively in 2 Thessalonians 3:7, of the example set by the Apostle and his fellow missionaries, in working for their bread while they were at Thessalonica so as not to burden the saints. See BEHAVE.

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