Bill Mounce

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ἐλέγξω, ἤλεγξα, -, -, ἠλέγχθην
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to expose; to rebuke, refute, show fault; to convince, convict
to put to proof, to test; to convict, Jn. 8:46; Jas. 2:9; to refute, confute, 1 Cor. 14:24; Tit. 1:9; to detect, lay bare, expose, Jn. 3:20; Eph. 5:11, 13; to reprove, rebuke, Mt. 18:15; Lk. 3:19; 1 Tim. 5:20; to discipline, chastise, Heb. 12:5; Rev. 3:19; pass. to experience conviction, Jn. 3:20; 1 Cor. 14:24

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Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins, go and point (elenxon | ἔλεγξον | aor act imperative 2 sg) out his fault (elenxon | ἔλεγξον | aor act imperative 2 sg) when the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
Luke 3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved (elenchomenos | ἐλεγχόμενος | pres pass ptcp nom sg masc) by him concerning Herodias, the wife of his brother, and concerning all the evil things which Herod had done,
John 3:20 For everyone who practices wickedness hates the light and does not come to the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed (elenchthē | ἐλεγχθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg).
John 8:46 Who among you can prove me guilty (elenchei | ἐλέγχει | pres act ind 3 sg) of any sin? If I am speaking the truth, why don’t you believe me?
John 16:8 And he, when he comes, will convict (elenxei | ἐλέγξει | fut act ind 3 sg) the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:
1 Corinthians 14:24 But if all are prophesying, and an unbeliever or outsider comes in, he is convicted (elenchetai | ἐλέγχεται | pres pass ind 3 sg) by all, he is called to account by all,
Ephesians 5:11 And do not take part in the fruitless deeds of darkness but instead expose (elenchete | ἐλέγχετε | pres act imperative 2 pl) them,
Ephesians 5:13 But everything that is exposed (elenchomena | ἐλεγχόμενα | pres pass ptcp nom pl neut) becomes illuminated by the light,
1 Timothy 5:20 Confront (elenche | ἔλεγχε | pres act imperative 2 sg) those who persist in sinning before everyone, so that the rest may stand in fear.
2 Timothy 4:2 preach the word. Be prepared when it is opportune or inopportune; confront (elenxon | ἔλεγξον | aor act imperative 2 sg), rebuke, exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
Titus 1:9 holding fast to the trustworthy word that is in accordance with the teaching, so that he might be able both to exhort with healthy doctrine and to (elenchein | ἐλέγχειν | pres act inf ) rebuke (elenchein | ἐλέγχειν | pres act inf ) those who oppose it.
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true, for which reason rebuke (elenche | ἔλεγχε | pres act imperative 2 sg) them sharply, so that they may be healthy in the faith,
Titus 2:15 Speak these things and encourage and rebuke (elenche | ἔλεγχε | pres act imperative 2 sg) with all authority; let no one disregard you.
Hebrews 12:5 And have you forgotten the word of encouragement that speaks to you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor lose heart when (elenchomenos | ἐλεγχόμενος | pres pass ptcp nom sg masc) corrected (elenchomenos | ἐλεγχόμενος | pres pass ptcp nom sg masc) by him.
James 2:9 But if you show favoritism, you are committing sin and are convicted (elenchomenoi | ἐλεγχόμενοι | pres pass ptcp nom pl masc) by the law as transgressors.
Jude 1:15 to execute judgment on all and to convict (elenxai | ἐλέγξαι | aor act inf ) all the ungodly of all their ungodly acts that they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I reprove (elenchō | ἐλέγχω | pres act ind 1 sg) and discipline; so be earnest and repent.