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One who is inclined to fight.

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a BRAWLER, not covetous. ( 1 Timothy 1:1 Isaiah 3:2-3 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Brawler'". A King James Dictionary.


brol'-er (Qere midhyanim; Kethibh midhwanim, "quarrelsomeness"; amachos, "not fighting"):

Spoken of the quarrelsome woman; "a contentious (the King James Version "brawling") woman" (Proverbs 21:9). He who seeks the office of a bishop should be "no brawler" (paroinos the King James Version "given to wine," Titus 1:7); "not contentious" (the King James Version "not a brawler," 1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 3:2).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BRAWLER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.