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- v. Present participle of reprove.
- adj. Expressing reproof; reproachful or admonishing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reproof.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
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Jehovah ; for it is thenceforth that the prophets, in reproving
At first the little Princess conducted herself haughtily towards them, and the Pine had taken immense pains in reproving and remonstrating with her on the subject, until at last he had rendered her more tractable, and she had grown accustomed to the society of these poor people.
Hereby he teaches us that in reproving others we should take care to convince them that our reproofs do not proceed from any private pique or resentment, but from a sincere regard to the honour of God and religion and their truest welfare; for they are then likely to be most successful when they appear to be most disinterested.
Therefore he was resolved to be faithful in reproving sin, though he was therein found to be such as they would not, v. 20.
And hereby he teaches us that, in reproving others, as we should be faithful, so we should also be gentle, and endeavour to restore them in the spirit of meekness, ch. vi.
There is need of a great deal of meekness in reproving those who deserve reproof.
This may give us occasion to observe that, in reproving sin and error, we should always distinguish between the leaders and the led, such as set themselves to draw others thereinto and such as are drawn aside by them.
If thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it; neither God nor his prophet shall be any losers by it; but the prophet shall be rewarded for his faithfulness in reproving the sinner, and God will have the glory of his justice in condemning him for not taking the reproof.
Elijah was a man of great austerity and mortification, zealous for God, bold in reproving sin, and active to reduce an apostate people to God and their duty; John Baptist was animated by the same spirit and power, and preached repentance and reformation, as Elias had done; and all held him for a prophet, as they did Elijah in his day, and that his baptism was from heaven, and not of men.
Ministers must be faithful to great men in reproving them for their sins, but they must not be rude and uncivil to them.