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Gainsay

Gainsay

To answer; to speak against.

But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to GAINSAY nor resist. ( Luke 21:12-15 )

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

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

GAINSAY

gan-sa, gan'-sa (anteipon, antilego, "to say or speak against"):

Occurs as anteipon, "not .... able to withstand or to gainsay" (Luke 21:15); as antilego, "a disobedient and gainsaying people" (Romans 10:21); 2 Esdras 5:29, contradicebant; Judith 8:28, anthistemi; Judith 12:14, antero; Additions to Esther 9:13, antitasso; 1 Maccabees 14:44, anteipon.

Gainsayer, antilego (Titus 1:9, "exhort and convince (the Revised Version (British and American) "convict") the gainsayers").

Gainsaying, antilogia (Jude 1:11, "the gain-saying of Korah"); antilogia is Septuagint for meribhah (Numbers 20:13); anantirrhetos, "without contradiction" (Acts 10:29, "without gainsaying").

The Revised Version (British and American) has "gainsaid" for "spoken against" (Acts 19:36); "not gainsaying" for "not answering again" (Titus 2:9); "gainsaying" for "contradiction" Hebrews 12:3).

W. L. Walker


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