What is a…

also known as: reviler, verbal abuser

This is an old English word meaning one who utters curses or that shouts verbally absusive language.

This word appears in the King James Version of 1 Corinthians 5:11.

The original Greek word in this verse is λοίδορος (transliteration: loidoros) meaning a reviler or verbal abuser (one who assails with contemptuous, abusive language).

“…I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler…” —1 Corinthians 5:11 NASB

Article Version: March 13, 2018

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