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Victor M. Eskew
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by which ye are called?
A. Strong (987): to vilify, specifically to speak impiously
B. Thayer: to speak reproachfully, rail at, revile, calumniate
C. Vine: rail at or revile…the root word literally means injurious speech
A. Strong (2570): properly beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), that is, valuable or virtuous
B. Thayer: beautiful, handsome, excellent, eminent, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable…beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life, hence praiseworthy
C. Vine: denotes that which is intrinsically good, and so, goodly, fair beautiful
A. Strong (3686): a name (literally or figuratively) (authority, character)
B. Thayer: name…the name, i.e., for one’s rank, authority, interests, pleasure, command, excellencies, deeds
C. Vine: for all that a name implies of authority, character, rank, majesty, power, excellence, etc.
A. Strong (1941): entitle
B. Thayer: to put a name upon…to be named after someone
C. Vine: to be called by a person’s name, hence it is used of being declared to be dedicated to a person, as to the Lord