Rail; Railing; Railer,


ral, ral'-ing, ral'-er:

To "rail" on (in modern usage "against") anyone is to use insolent or reproachful language toward one. It occurs in the Old Testament as the translation of charaph (2 Chronicles 32:17, "letters to rail on Yahweh"), and of `it (1 Samuel 25:14, of Nabal, "he railed at them," the English Revised Version "flew upon them," margin "railed on"). In the New Testament "to rail" is the translation of blasphemeo (Mark 15:29; Luke 23:39; "railing," 1 Timothy 6:4; 2 Peter 2:11; Jude 1:9). The word loidoria, rendered railing" in 1 Peter 3:9 the King James Version, is in the Revised Version (British and American) "reviling," and loidoros, "railor," in 1 Corinthians 5:11 is in the Revised Version (British and American) "reviler."

See also RACA.

W. L. Walker

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'RAIL; RAILING; RAILER,'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.