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Word Study on Reprobate


A Word Study on Reprobate




 American Tract Society Dictionary

Rejected as not enduring the test of worthiness, Jer 6:30.  Some men are spoken of as reprobate even in this life, being hardened in sin and unbelief, Ro 1:28; 2Ti 3:8; Tit 1:16.


Easton’s Bible Dictionary

that which is rejected on account of its own worthlessness (Jer 6:30; Heb 6:8; Gr. adokimos, "rejected"). This word is also used with reference to persons cast away or rejected because they have failed to make use of opportunities offered them (1Co 9:27; 2Co 13:5-7).




Four Times in Scripture

Jer 6:30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them.

Ro 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

 2Ti 3:8  Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

 Tit 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.



HB03988.  maw-as' a primitive root; to spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear:--abhor, cast away (off), contemn, despise, disdain, (become) loathe(some), melt away, refuse, reject, reprobate, X  utterly, vile person.


FOUND IN 69 verses

TRANSLATED (truncated listing):

  1. Despise Lev. 26:15,43; Num. 11:20; Ju. 9:38…
  2. Cast Away Lev. 26:44; Job 8:20; Isa. 5:24; 30:12…
  3. Reject I Sam. 8:7; 10:19;15:23;16:1; 17:15,20 …
  4. Refused I Sam. 16:7; Job 34:33; Psalm 78:67 …
  5. Cast Off 2 Kings 23:27; Jer. 31:37; 33:24…
  6. Loathsome/Loathe Job 7:5,16…
  7. Abhor Job 42:6; Psalm 36:4; 78:59
  8. Vile Person Psalm 15:4
  9. Melt Away Psalm 58:7
  10. Reprobate Jer. 6:30
  11. Utterly Rejected Jer. 14:19; Lam. 5:22 (emph. by repetition)
  12. Contemneth Eze. 21:10,13


GR96.  ad-ok'-ee-mos   from 1 (as a negative particle) and 1384; unapproved, i.e. rejected; by implication, worthless (literally or morally):--castaway, rejected, reprobate.


FOUND IN 8 verses

TRANSLATED (complete listing):

  1. Reprobate Rom. 1:28; II Cor. 13:5,6,7; 2 Tim. 3:8; Tit. 1:16
  2. Cast away I Cor. 9:27
  3. Rejected Hebrews 6:8





    1. Ungodly and unrighteous who hold the truth in unrighteousness Rom. 1:18-32
    2. Cannot Rightly Discern whether Christ is in them or not. 2 Cor. 13:5
    3. No Believer exempt from its danger; Great diligence must be exercised. I Cor. 9:27
    4. The life, which bears thorns instead of fruit, nigh to cursing and is to be burned. Heb. 6:8