Blemish - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Noun,G3470, momos ]
akin to momaomai (See BLAME, A), signifies
(a) a blemish" (Sept. only);
(b) "a shame, a moral disgrace," metaphorical of the licentious, 2 Peter 2:13.

[ B-1,Adjective,G299, amomos ]
"without blemish;" is always so rendered in the RV, Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 5:27; Philippians 2:15; Colossians 1:22; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:19; Jude 1:24; Revelation 14:5. This meaning is to be preferred to the various AV renderings, "without blame," Ephesians 1:4, "unblameable," Colossians 1:22, "faultless," Jude 1:24, "without fault," Revelation 14:5. The most authentic mss. have amomos, "without blemish," in Philippians 2:15, for amometos, "without rebuke." In the Sept., in reference to sacrifices, especially in Lev. and Num., the Psalms and Ezek., "of blamelessness in character and conduct." See BLAME, FAULT.

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