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also known as: a vile person, depraved person, those who act wickedly, those who are utterly wicked, hateful people, worthless people rejected by God

This refers to something that is unacceptable, unworthy, not approved, depraved, or evil—and is rejected because of its worthlessness.

“…if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.” —Hebrews 6:8 NASB

This word is also used to refer to persons cast away or rejected because they have failed to make use of opportunities offered them.

The King James translators (and the ASV, DARBY, KJ21) used this word 7 times, whereas more modern translations use it much more sparingly (NASB) or not at all (ESV, CEB, CSV, GW, NIV, NKJV, NRSV, etc.)…

The New American Standard Bible (NASB) translators chose this word only in Psalm 15:4a…

“In whose eyes a reprobate is despised…”

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Article Version: June 5, 2019