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

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

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