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a-kuz'-er: This word, not found in the Old Testament, is the rendering of two Greek words:

(1) kategoros, that is, a prosecutor, or plaintiff in a lawsuit, or one who speaks in a derogatory way of another (Acts 23:30, 35; Acts 25:16, 18 Revelation 12:10);

(2) diabolos, meaning adversary or enemy. This word is rendered "accuser" in the King James Version and "slanderer" in the Revised Version (British and American) and the American Standard Revised Version (2 Timothy 3:3 Titus 2:3). According to the rabbinic teaching Satan, or the devil, was regarded as hostile to God and man, and that it was a part of his work to accuse the latter of disloyalty and sin before the tribunal of the former (see Job 1:6; Zechariah 3:1; Revelation 12:10).

W. W. Davies

2725. kategoros -- an accuser
... an accuser. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: kategoros Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-ay'-gor-os) Short Definition: a prosecutor, accuser Definition ...
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2725b. kategor -- an accuser
... an accuser. Transliteration: kategor Short Definition: accuser. Word Origin a form
of kategoros Definition an accuser NASB Word Usage accuser (1). ...
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2725a. kategoros -- an accuser
... an accuser. Transliteration: kategoros Short Definition: accusers. Word Origin from
the same as kategoreo Definition an accuser NASB Word Usage accusers (5). ...
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1228. diabolos -- slanderous, accusing falsely
... also ). 1228 () in Greek means "backbiter," ie an accuser, calumniator
(slanderer). 1228 ... 3). false accuser, devil, slanderer. From ...
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4567. Satanas -- the adversary, Satan, ie the devil
... Satan. Of Chaldee origin corresponding to ma'bad (with the definite affix); the
accuser, ie The devil -- Satan. see HEBREW ma'bad. (satana) -- 15 Occurrences. ...
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423. anepilemptos -- without reproach
... Here the person (accuser) trying to seize someone's character by unjustified censure
is shown to be groundless, ie when the matter is understood in its . ...
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476. antidikos -- an opponent, adversary
... law; an "opponent at law" (). 476 ("an accuser, adversary") brings charges,
ie as they are to . acts as such an adversary, bringing ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7854. satan -- adversary, also the name of the superhuman ...
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition adversary, also the name of the
superhuman adversary of God NASB Word Usage accuser (1), adversary (8), Satan (18 ...
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Whether an Accuser who Fails to Prove his Indictment is Bound to ...
to prove his indictment is bound to the punishment of retaliation? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether an accuser who fails.htm

In the Hands of Giant Accuser
recall one battle I had with Giant Accuser [Matthew 4:1-11]. ...
/.../berry/adventures in the land of canaan/chapter seven in the hands.htm

Concerning the Accused or Accuser.
... The Sixth Ecumenical Council. Canon XXX. (Greek xxxiii.) Concerning the accused
or accuser. Concerning the accused or accuser. [433] ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxx greek xxxiii concerning.htm

Concerning Jonathan, one of the Sicarii, that Stirred up a ...
... CHAPTER 11. Concerning Jonathan, One Of The Sicarii, That Stirred Up A Sedition
In Cyrene, And Was A False Accuser [Of The Innocent]. ...
/.../chapter 11 concerning jonathan one.htm

Whether a Judge May Condemn a Man who is not Accused?
... Now God judges the sinner even though there be no accuser. Therefore ... witness. Therefore
a judge may condemn a man without there being an accuser. ...
/.../ theologica/whether a judge may condemn.htm

That if any Bishop is Accused the Cause Should be Brought Before ...
... Aurelius, the bishop, said: Whatever bishop is accused the accuser shall bring the
case before the primates of the province to which the accused belongs, and ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xix greek xxii that.htm

The Peroration
... The above rules for the peroration apply equally to the accuser and to
the defendant's advocate. They, likewise, use nearly the ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/the peroration.htm

Better to Pray in a Building than in the Desert.
... Now then, I would also meet the other and only remaining objection of my
accuser. ... How would the accuser then have vented his folly! ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/17 better to pray in.htm

Whether it is Necessary for the Accusation to be Made in Writing?
... Decret. II, qu. viii, can. Accusatorum) that "the role of accuser must never
be sanctioned without the accusation be in writing.". I ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is necessary for 6.htm

He Shows the Falsehood of Eunomius' Calumnious Charge that the ...
... argument verbally), "He is not setting forth to us the mode of the Divine existence,
but the terms which belong to the Incarnation." Our accuser starts from ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/section 4 he shows the.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Satan is styled the "accuser of the brethren" (Revelation 12:10. Comp. Job 1:6; Zechariah 3:1), as seeking to uphold his influence among men by bringing false charges against Christians, with the view of weakening their influence and injuring the cause with which they are identified. He was regarded by the Jews as the accuser of men before God, laying to their charge the violations of the law of which they were guilty, and demanding their punishment. The same Greek word, rendered "accuser," is found in John 8:10 (but omitted in the Revised Version); Acts 23:30, 35; 24:8; 25:16, 18, in all of which places it is used of one who brings a charge against another.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) One who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault.
Accuser (9 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Satan is styled the "accuser of the brethren" (Revelation
12:10. Comp. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ACCUSER. ...
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Satan (50 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Adversary; accuser. When used as a proper name,
the Hebrew word so rendered has the article "the adversary ...
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One (26466 Occurrences)
... the evil one," margin, "evil," the personal form referring to the enemy of the race
known by various terms: Satan, "the adversary" or "the accuser," occurs 50 ...
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Adversary (100 Occurrences)
... The Septuagint gives diabolos, as the rendering, and both in Job and Zechariah,
Satan is portrayed as the "false accuser." In two cases "adversary" represents ...
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Code (6 Occurrences)
... If he is convicted by the god as guilty, the accuser receives his house; in the
opposite case, the accuser is condemned to death and the accused receives his ...
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Accusers (13 Occurrences)

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Evil (1503 Occurrences)
... the evil one," margin, "evil," the personal form referring to the enemy of the race
known by various terms: Satan, "the adversary" or "the accuser," occurs 50 ...
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Accused (29 Occurrences)

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... If he is convicted by the god as guilty, the accuser receives his house; in the
opposite case, the accuser is condemned to death and the accused receives his ...
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Witness (295 Occurrences)
... Among those not qualified to be witnesses were the near relations of the accuser
or the accused, friends and enemies, gamesters, usurers, tax-gatherers, heathen ...
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Bible Concordance
Accuser (9 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.
(See RSV)

Luke 12:58 For when you are going with your adversary before the magistrate, try diligently on the way to be released from him, lest perhaps he drag you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
(See RSV)

John 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you unto the Father; there is who is accusing you, Moses -- in whom ye have hoped;
(See NIV)

1 Peter 5:8 Curb every passion, and be on the alert. Your great accuser, the Devil, is going about like a roaring lion to see whom he can devour.

Revelation 12:10 I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now is come the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.

Job 9:15 Though I were righteous, yet I wouldn't answer him. I would make supplication to my judge.
(See RSV)

Job 31:35 oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment!

Psalms 109:6 Set a wicked man over him. Let an adversary stand at his right hand.

Isaiah 50:8 He who takes up my cause is near; who will go to law with me? let us come together before the judge: who is against me? let him come near to me.
(See NIV)



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