Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


Additional Links

a -būz ´: "To dishonor," "to make mock of," "to insult," etc. (1) Translated in the Old Testament from עלל , ‛ālal , "to do harm," "to defile" (Judges 19:25 ), "to make mock of" (1 Samuel 31:4 ). (2) Translated in the New Testament from ἀρσενοκοίτης , arsenokoı́tēs , literally, "one who lies with a male," "a sodomite" (1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:10; the King James Version "for them that defile themselves with mankind"). (3) In the King James Version 1 Corinthians 7:31 "as not abusing it," from καταχράομαι , katachráomai , "to abuse," i.e. misuse; the Revised Version (British and American) "using it to the full," also 1 Corinthians 9:18 . See USE .

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain and were generously provided by the folks at WordSearch Software.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Abuse'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Next Entry
Abyss, the