Monday, January 2, 2012

Talk Back, Sass, Retort…

Part 7, forgotten sins

Here are some more sins that are easy to direct at children :) We say, “Don’t you talk back to me!” But, we should take heed as employees, wives, even as brothers and sisters in the Lord. So here we go with the definitions and verses:

1. Answering Again: To make a rejoinder to anything authoritative or final, or where silence or acquiescence would be proper; to reply impertinently. 

A. Impertinently:  Intrusively,presumptuously, saucily; in a manner contrary to  what  is due towards superiors or strangers. 

B. Gainsay:  To  speak  against,  contradict.  To speak or act against, oppose, hinder.

“Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;” Titus 2:9

“But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.” Romans 10:21

“Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” Jude 1:11

“It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.” Proverbs 21:19

“A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.” Proverbs 27:15

“He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.” Proverbs 18:13

“The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.” Proverbs 30:17

“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.” 2 Timothy 2:23

2. Clamour: Loud shouting or outcry, vociferation; esp. the excited outcry of vehement appeal,  complaint,  or  opposition:  commonly, but not always, implying a mingling of voices.  General  vehement expression of feeling, especially of discontent or disapprobation (often including noisy manifestation); popular outcry.

A. Vociferate:  To utter in a loud voice; to shout out clamorously; to declaim or  assert  with  loud vehemence.

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:” Ephesians 4:31

“A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right on their ways:” Proverbs 9:13-15

“She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:” Provebs 7:11

“And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands: So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians. And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.” Acts 19:23-29

“But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.” 1 Peter 3:4

3: Prating: To talk, to chatter: usually dyslogistic, implying speaking much or long to
little purpose; formerly also to speak insolently, boastfully, or officiously; to tell tales,

“The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.” Proverbs 10:8

“He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.” Proverbs 10:10

“Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.” 3 John 1:10

“For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 7:6

So we see that it’s not just talking back (answering again) that is a sin here, but included in that sin, is loudly and vehemently expressing your feelings or emotions instead of ruling your spirit and keeping your thoughts in until afterwards (Proverbs 29:11; Proverbs 16:32) Also speaking to no purpose, just to hear yourself speak. It makes me think of the verse about vain repetitions in prayer, and the one on vain babblings. (Matthew 6:7; 2 Timothy 2:16) In the multitude of words, there wanteth not sin. Lord, keep the door of my lips!

ladies having tea


  1. Great words for men/women, boys/girls, young children ~ We are all guilty of this sin.

  2. Yes we are! Thank you for your comment!


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