|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(v. t.) To disprove and overthrow by argument, evidence, or countervailing proof; to prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; as, to refute arguments; to refute testimony; to refute opinions or theories; to refute a disputant.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
re-fut': Only in Jude 1:22, the American Revised Version margin "And some refute while they dispute with you," where the Revised Version (British and American) in the text reads "And on some have mercy, who are in doubt."
The Greek text of Jude 1:22, 23 is very uncertain, being given very differently in the various manuscripts. the Revised Version (British and American) text follows the two oldest manuscripts, Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus. Instead of eleate, "have mercy," the reading elegchete, "refute," "convict," has the powerful support of Codex Alexandrinus, Codex Ephraemi, the best cursives, Vulgate, Memphitic, Armenian and Ethiopian versions, and is placed in the text by Lachmann, Tischendorf, and Tregelles (Westcott-Hort in list of "Suspected Readings" says: "Some primitive error probable: perhaps the first eleate an interpolation"). Compare Jude 1:15, where the same Greek word occurs in the same sense (the King James Version "convince," the Revised Version (British and American) "convict"); compare also 1 Timothy 5:20 Titus 1:9, where the same idea of refuting the sinful occurs.
D. Miall Edwards
Refute (6 Occurrences)
Luke 21:15 for I will give to you a mouth and wisdom that all your opposers shall not be able to refute or resist. (YLT NAS)
Titus 1:9 clinging to the faithful word according to the doctrine taught, that he may be able both to encourage with sound teaching and refute gainsayers. (DBY NAS NIV)
Job 32:3 Also his wrath was kindled against his three friends, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. (See NIV)
Job 32:13 Beware lest you say,'We have found wisdom, God may refute him, not man;' (WEB NIV)
Job 33:5 If you can, answer me. Set your words in order before me, and stand forth. (See NAS)
Isaiah 54:17 No instrument of war which is formed against you will be of any use; and every tongue which says evil against you will be judged false. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness comes from me, says the Lord. (See NIV)