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Ephesians 6:4
And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
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Colossians 3:21
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
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1 Timothy 1:10
For fornicators, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for enslavers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
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1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
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1 Corinthians 6:19-20
What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.

2. (v. t.) To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.

3. (v. t.) To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.

4. (v. t.) To dishonor.

5. (v. t.) To violate; to ravish.

6. (v. t.) To deceive; to impose on.

7. (v. t.) Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language.

8. (v. t.) Physical ill treatment; injury.

9. (n.) A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service.

10. (v. t.) Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.

11. (v. t.) Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABUSE

a-buz': "To dishonor," "to make mock of," "to insult," etc.

(1) Translated in the Old Testament from `alal, "to do harm," "to defile" (Judges 19:25), "to make mock of" (1 Samuel 31:4).

(2) Translated in the New Testament from arsenokoites, 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 katachraomai, "to abuse," i.e. misuse; the Revised Version (British and American) "using it to the full," also 1 Corinthians 9:18.

Greek
3058. loidoreo -- to abuse, revile
... to abuse, revile. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: loidoreo Phonetic Spelling:
(loy-dor-eh'-o) Short Definition: I revile, abuse Definition: I revile a ...
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3059. loidoria -- abuse, railing
... abuse, railing. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: loidoria Phonetic
Spelling: (loy-dor-ee'-ah) Short Definition: reviling, abuse Definition ...
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671. apochresis -- abuse, misuse
... abuse, misuse. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: apochresis Phonetic
Spelling: (ap-okh'-ray-sis) Short Definition: using up Definition: using up ...
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486. antiloidoreo -- to revile in turn
... to revile in turn. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: antiloidoreo Phonetic Spelling:
(an-tee-loy-dor-eh'-o) Short Definition: I abuse in return, give abuse ...
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2710. katachraomai -- to make full use of
... overuse, misuse, abuse. From kata and chraomai; to overuse, ie Misuse -- abuse.
see GREEK kata. see GREEK chraomai. (katachresasthai) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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1908. epereazo -- to revile
... 1908 (from 1909 , "upon" and , "threatening, reviling abuse") -- properly, to
intimidate by using threats and false accusations "tailor-made" to the situation ...
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987. blasphemeo -- to slander, hence to speak lightly or profanely ...
... Word Usage be spoken of as evil (1), blaspheme (4), blasphemed (6), blasphemers
(1), blasphemes (3), blaspheming (4), dishonored (1), hurling abuse (3), malign ...
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2551. kakologeo -- to speak ill of
... Verb Transliteration: kakologeo Phonetic Spelling: (kak-ol-og-eh'-o) Short Definition:
I speak evil of, curse Definition: I speak evil of, curse, revile, abuse ...
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5195. hubrizo -- to run riot, to outrage, insult
... to mistreat, insult. From hubris; to exercise violence, ie Abuse -- use despitefully,
reproach, entreat shamefully (spitefully). see GREEK hubris. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5953. alal -- to act severely
... to act severely. Transliteration: alal Phonetic Spelling: (aw-lal') Short Definition:
abuse. abuse, affect, child, defile, do, glean, mock, practice, ...
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5953a. alal -- to act severely
... 5953, 5953a. alal. 5953b . to act severely. Transliteration: alal Short
Definition: abuse. Word Origin a prim. root Definition to ...
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Library

Abuse of the Gospel.
... VI. CAUTIONS. Hymn 72 Abuse of the gospel. William Cowper 8,6,8,6. Abuse of the
gospel. Too many, LORD, abuse thy grace,. In this licentious day; ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 72 abuse of the.htm

Continuing to Pour Abuse Upon Jesus as one Who...
... Chapter LXXI. Continuing to pour abuse upon Jesus as one who� Continuing
to pour abuse upon Jesus as one who, on account of his ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter lxxi continuing to pour.htm

Of the Manifold Abuse of Speech.
... Section II. Of the manifold Abuse of Speech. And now, since the original
designs of speaking are so noble, so advantageous, one ...
/.../allestree/the government of the tongue/section ii of the manifold.htm

Facts Show that the Terms of Abuse which He Has Employed against ...
... Book I. Section 8. Facts show that the terms of abuse which he has employed
against Basil are more suitable for himself. But these ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/section 8 facts show that.htm

But Here Lies the Great Mistake, or Rather Idolatrous Abuse of all ...
... Address 157: But here lies the great mistake, or rather idolatrous abuse
of all God's outward dispensations.� But here lies the ...
/.../address 157 0 0 but here lies.htm

All These Charges, Then, which Might Truly be Better Termed Abuse. ...
... Book III. 1 All these charges, then, which might truly be better termed
abuse� All these charges, then, which might truly be better ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/1 all these charges then.htm

Heretics, in Fact, do not Use, but Only Abuse, Scripture no Common ...
... The Prescription Against Heretics. Chapter XVII."Heretics, in Fact, Do Not Use,
But Only Abuse, Scripture No Common Ground Between Them and You. ...
/.../the prescription against heretics/chapter xvii heretics in fact do.htm

No Man Hates his Own Flesh, not Even those who Abuse It.
... Book I. Chapter 24."No Man Hates His Own Flesh, Not Even Those Who Abuse
It. 24. No man, then, hates himself. On this point, indeed ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 24 no man hates his.htm

No Creature of God is Evil, but to Abuse a Creature of God is Evil ...
... Concerning the Nature of Good, Against the Manichæans. Chapter 36. "No Creature
of God is Evil, But to Abuse a Creature of God is Evil. ...
/.../chapter 36 name creature of.htm

The Gradual Abasement of the Soul from Truth to Falsehood by the ...
... Against the Heathen. Section 4. The gradual abasement of the Soul from
Truth to Falsehood by the abuse of her freedom of Choice. ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/section 4 the gradual abasement.htm

Thesaurus
Abuse (17 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use
for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make ...
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Abusive (7 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) Practicing abuse; prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or
by other ill usage; as, an abusive author; an abusive fellow. ...
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Insult (25 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or
speech of insolence or contempt; an affront; an indignity. ...
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Outrage (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Injurious violence or wanton wrong done to persons or things; a gross violation
of right or decency; excessive abuse; wanton mischief; gross injury. ...
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Requiting (3 Occurrences)
... 1 Peter 3:9 not requiting evil with evil nor abuse with abuse, but, on the contrary,
giving a blessing in return, because a blessing is what you have been ...
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Returning (37 Occurrences)
... 1 Peter 3:9 not requiting evil with evil nor abuse with abuse, but, on the contrary,
giving a blessing in return, because a blessing is what you have been ...
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Profane (69 Occurrences)
... 5. (v.) To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy,
or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to ...
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Blasphemy (15 Occurrences)
... 9, 11, 21. It denotes also any kind of calumny, or evil-speaking, or abuse
(1 Kings 21:10; Acts 13:45; 18:6, etc.). Our Lord was ...
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Armourbearer (14 Occurrences)
... 31:4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through
therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. ...
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Armour-bearer (14 Occurrences)
... 31:4 Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through
with it; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. ...
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Bible Concordance
Abuse (17 Occurrences)

Matthew 27:39 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,
(See NAS)

Mark 15:29 Those who passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha! You who destroy the temple, and build it in three days,
(See NAS)

Luke 6:28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you.
(See RSV)

Luke 23:39 One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying, "If you are the Christ, save yourself and us!"
(See NAS)

1 Corinthians 9:18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the Good News, I may present the Good News of Christ without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News.
(WEB KJV WEY WBS YLT)

Colossians 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of every kind of sin--angry and passionate outbreaks, ill-will, evil speaking, foul-mouthed abuse--so that these may never soil your lips.
(WEY)

Hebrews 10:33 partly, being exposed to both reproaches and oppressions; and partly, becoming partakers with those who were treated so.
(See RSV)

Hebrews 11:26 accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
(See RSV)

Hebrews 13:13 Let us therefore go out to him outside of the camp, bearing his reproach.
(See RSV)

1 Peter 3:9 not requiting evil with evil nor abuse with abuse, but, on the contrary, giving a blessing in return, because a blessing is what you have been called by God to inherit.
(WEY)

1 Peter 4:4 At this they are astonished--that you do not run into the same excess of profligacy as they do; and they speak abusively of you.
(See RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me!" But his armor bearer would not; for he was terrified. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell on it.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NIV)

1 Chronicles 10:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me." But his armor bearer would not; for he was terrified. Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell on it.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Psalms 55:10 Day and night they prowl around on its walls. Malice and abuse are also within her.
(WEB NIV)

Proverbs 9:7 He who corrects a mocker invites insult. He who reproves a wicked man invites abuse.
(WEB RSV NIV)

Proverbs 22:10 Send away the man of pride, and argument will go out; truly fighting and shame will come to an end.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 38:19 Zedekiah the king said to Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews who are fallen away to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.
(See NAS RSV)

Subtopics

Abuse

Verbal Abuse

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Abusive (7 Occurrences)

Insult (25 Occurrences)

Outrage (3 Occurrences)

Requiting (3 Occurrences)

Returning (37 Occurrences)

Profane (69 Occurrences)

Blasphemy (15 Occurrences)

Armourbearer (14 Occurrences)

Armour-bearer (14 Occurrences)

Armor-bearer (15 Occurrences)

Bearer (23 Occurrences)

Mock (43 Occurrences)

Therewith (53 Occurrences)

Uncircumcised (48 Occurrences)

Terrified (88 Occurrences)

Contrary (77 Occurrences)

Thrust (92 Occurrences)

Otherwise (78 Occurrences)

First (4693 Occurrences)

Return (499 Occurrences)

Vow (49 Occurrences)

Violate (14 Occurrences)

Outbreaks (1 Occurrence)

Overrun (4 Occurrences)

Jaw (6 Occurrences)

Liberty (32 Occurrences)

Whip (7 Occurrences)

Insulting (10 Occurrences)

Ill-will (2 Occurrences)

Invites (7 Occurrences)

Foul-mouthed (1 Occurrence)

Revile (28 Occurrences)

Rid (39 Occurrences)

Reviling (47 Occurrences)

Revilement (1 Occurrence)

Reproves (9 Occurrences)

Err (41 Occurrences)

Defaming (3 Occurrences)

Defame

Mammon (4 Occurrences)

Maltreat (1 Occurrence)

Mocker (11 Occurrences)

Mistreat (13 Occurrences)

Misuse (1 Occurrence)

Malign (6 Occurrences)

Passionate (6 Occurrences)

Privileges (2 Occurrences)

Primogeniture

Prowl (6 Occurrences)

Profanation (1 Occurrence)

Blaspheme (16 Occurrences)

Bahurim (7 Occurrences)

Cost (28 Occurrences)

Corrects (4 Occurrences)

Avenger (18 Occurrences)

Assail (4 Occurrences)

Abused (4 Occurrences)

Armorbearer (11 Occurrences)

Commentaries

Soil (59 Occurrences)

Rome (12 Occurrences)

Malice (24 Occurrences)

Begging (18 Occurrences)

Corinthians (3 Occurrences)

Beggar (5 Occurrences)

Passion (82 Occurrences)

Charged (109 Occurrences)

Beg (77 Occurrences)

Proclaiming (63 Occurrences)

Armor (53 Occurrences)

Run (147 Occurrences)

Wages (52 Occurrences)

Foul (41 Occurrences)

Offer (403 Occurrences)

Abundantly (73 Occurrences)

Lips (199 Occurrences)

Epistle (13 Occurrences)

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