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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 .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Abuse'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/abuse.html. 1915.

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