Fault, Faultless - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Fault, Faultless

[ A-1,Noun,G158, aition ]
properly the neuter of aitios, causative of, responsible for, is used as a noun, a crime, a legal ground for punishment," translated "fault" in Luke 23:4, Luke 23:14; in Luke 23:22, "cause." See AUTHOR, CAUSE.


(1) For aitia, rendered "fault" in John 18:38; John 19:4, John 19:6, AV (like aition, denoting "a ground for punishment"), See ACCUSATION, CAUSE, CHARGE.

(2) For hettema, "a loss," translated "fault" in 1 Corinthians 6:7, AV, See DEFECT (RV).

(3) For paraptoma, "a false step, a trespass," translated "fault" in Galatians 6:1, AV, and "faults" in James 5:16, AV, See SIN, A, No. 2, Note

[ B-1,Adjective,G273, amemptos ]
"without blame," is rendered "faultless," in Hebrews 8:7. See BLAMELESS.

Note: For anomos, "without blemish," rendered "faultless," i.e., without any shortcoming, in Jude 1:24, and "without fault" in Revelation 14:5, AV, See BLEMISH.

[ C-1,Verb,G3201, memphomai ]
"to blame," is translated "to find fault" in Romans 9:19 and Hebrews 8:8. Some mss. have the verb in Mark 7:2. See BLAME.

[ C-2,Verb,G1651, elencho ]
"to convict, reprove, rebuke," is translated "shew (him) his fault" in Matthew 18:15. See CONVICT.

Note: In 1 Peter 2:20, AV, the verb hamartano, "to sin" (strictly, to miss the mark) is rendered "for your faults." The RV corrects to "when ye sin (and are buffeted for it)."

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