Accursed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(a.) Under a curse; doomed to evil or misery; ill-fated.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ACCURSED

a-kurs'-ed, a-kurst': In the Book of Jos (Joshua 6:17, 18; Joshua 7:1, 11, 12, 13, 15) and 1 Chronicles 2:7 "accursed" (or "accursed thing" or "thing accursed") is the King James Version rendering of the Hebrew word, cherem. The the Revised Version (British and American) consistently uses "devoted" or "devoted thing," which the King James Version also adopts in Leviticus 27:21, 28, 29 and in Numbers 18:14. "Cursed thing" is the rendering in two passages (Deuteronomy 7:26; Deuteronomy 13:17); and in one passage (Ezekiel 44:29 the King James Version) "dedicated thing" is used. In four places the King James Version renders the word by "curse" (Joshua 6:18, Isaiah 34:5, 43:28, Malachi 3:18, 4:6) whilst in, another passage (Zechariah 14:11) "utter destruction" is adopted in translation. These various renderings are due to the fact that the word cherem sometimes means the act of devoting or banning or the condition or state resulting therefrom and sometimes the object devoted or banned. We occasionally find periphrastic renderings, e.g. 1 Samuel 15:21: "the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed," the King James Version (literally, "the chief part of the ban"); 1 Kings 20:42: "a man whom I appointed to utter destruction," the King James Version (literally, "a man of my ban" (or "banning")). The root-word meant "to separate," "shut off." The Arabic charim denoted the precincts of the temple at Mecca, and also the women's apartment (whence the word "harem").

In Hebrew the word always suggested "separating" or "devoting to God." Just as qadhosh, meant "holy" or "consecrated to the service" of Yahweh, and so not liable to be used for ordinary or secular purposes, so the stem of cherem meant "devoting" to Yahweh anything which would, if spared, corrupt or contaminate the religious life of Israel, with the further idea of destroying (things) or exterminating (persons) as the surest way of avoiding such contamination. Everything that might paganize or affect the unique character of the religion of Israel was banned, e.g. idols (Deuteronomy 7:26); idolatrous persons (Exodus 22:20); idolatrous cities (Deuteronomy 13:13-18). All Canaanite towns-where the cult of Baal flourished-were to be banned (Deuteronomy 20:16-18). The ban did not always apply to the gold and silver of looted cities (Joshua 6:24). Such valuable articles were to be placed in the "treasury of the house of Yahweh." This probably indicates a slackening of the rigid custom which involved the total destruction of the spoil. According to Numbers 18:14, "everything devoted in Israel" belonged to Aaron, and Ezekiel 44:29 the King James Version ordained that "every dedicated thing" should belong to the priests (compare Ezra 10:8). In the New Testament "accursed" is the King James Version rendering of ANATHEMA (which see).

Thomas Lewis

Greek
1944. epikataratos -- accursed
... accursed. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: epikataratos Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-kat-ar'-at-os) Short Definition: accursed Definition: on whom a ...
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1884a. eparatos -- accursed
... accursed. Transliteration: eparatos Short Definition: accursed. Word Origin from
eparaomai (to imprecate) Definition accursed NASB Word Usage accursed (1). ...
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1884. eparkeo -- accursed
... accursed. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eparkeo Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ar-keh'-o) Short Definition: I aid, relieve, do service, render help Definition ...
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946. bdelugma -- a detestable thing
... Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: bdelugma Phonetic Spelling:
(bdel'-oog-mah) Short Definition: an abominable thing, an accursed thing Definition ...
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331. anathema -- that which is laid up, ie a votive offering
... 331 (from 303 , "up" a process, which intensifies 5087 , "to place") -- properly,
place , referring to something (given ) ; a divine curse/ban ("accursed"); an ...
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2652. katanathema -- curse.
... Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: katanathema Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-an-ath'-em-ah) Short Definition: a curse, an accursed thing Definition: a ...
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2672. kataraomai -- to curse
... Cognate: 2672 -- to curse. See 2671 (). Word Origin from katara Definition to curse
NASB Word Usage accursed (1), curse (3), cursed (1). curse. ...
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2671. katara -- a curse
... something. Word Origin from kata and ara Definition a curse NASB Word Usage
accursed (1), curse (3), cursed (1), cursing (1). curse. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2763. charam -- to ban, devote, exterminate
... 2762, 2763. charam. 2763a . to ban, devote, exterminate. Transliteration: charam
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-ram') Short Definition: accursed. ...
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7045. qelalah -- a curse
... Word Origin from qalal Definition a curse NASB Word Usage accursed (1), curse
(27), curses (2), cursing (3), imprecation (2). accursed,. ...
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7043. qalal -- to be slight, swift or trifling
... root Definition to be slight, swift or trifling NASB Word Usage abated (2), accursed
(1), brought a curse (1), contempt (1), contemptible (1), curse (15 ...
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2764a. cherem -- devoted thing, devotion, ban
... Word Origin from charam Definition devoted thing, devotion, ban NASB Word Usage
accursed (2), ban (2), curse (2), devoted (2), devoted to destruction (1 ...
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3939. laanah -- wormwood
... hemlock, wormwood. From an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded
as poisonous, and therefore accursed) -- hemlock, wormwood. 3938, 3939. ...
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2764. cherem -- devoted thing, devotion, ban
... khay'-rem) Short Definition: cursed. accursed dedicated thing, appointed to
utter destruction, Extermination Or (Zecheriah 14:11) cherem ...
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Library

That Tale-Bearers are Accursed.
... Third Book. 110. That tale-bearers are accursed. In Ecclesiasticus, in Solomon:
"The talebearer and the double-tongued is accursed ...
/.../110 that tale-bearers are accursed.htm

St. Paul's Wish to be Accursed from Christ.
... St. Paul's Wish to be accursed from Christ. ... "For I could wish that myself were accursed
from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.". ...
/.../lee/sermons on various important subjects/sermon ix st pauls wish.htm

Behold, did not Achar the Son of Zara Transgress in the Accursed ...
... Canon III. Behold, did not Achar the son of Zara transgress in the accursed
thing´┐Ż Behold, did not Achar [129] the son of Zara ...
/.../canonical epistle of gregory thaumaturgus/canon iii behold did not.htm

Through the Fall and Revolt of Adam, the Whole Human Race Made ...
... CHAPTER 1. THROUGH THE FALL AND REVOLT OF ADAM, THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE MADE
ACCURSED AND DEGENERATE. OF ORIGINAL SIN. THROUGH THE ...
/.../calvin/the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 1 through the fall.htm

Exposition of St. Paul's Words, Gal. I. 8.
... severity, "Though we," he says, "or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel
unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." [457 ...
/.../vincent/the commonitory of vincent of lerins/exposition of st pauls words.htm

Achan's Sin, Israel's Defeat
... THE BOOK OF JOSHUA ACHAN'S SIN, ISRAEL'S DEFEAT. 'But the children of Israel committed
a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/achans sin israels defeat.htm

Argument. --Again from the Gospel He Proves Christ to be God.
... says, "And every one that believeth in me shall not die for evermore?" [5130] And
yet he who believes in man by himself alone is called accursed; but he who ...
/.../chapter xvi argument again from the.htm

Fasting, and the Goat Sent Away, were Types of Christ.
... [1531] And what should they do with the other? "Accursed," says He, "is
the one." Mark how the type of Jesus [1532] now comes out. ...
/.../barnabas/the epistle of barnabas /chapter vii fasting and the goat.htm

Recapitulation of what was Said of the Catholic Faith and of ...
... Accursed then be Photinus, who does not receive the Trinity complete, but
asserts that Christ is mere man. Accursed be Apollinaris ...
/.../the commonitory of vincent of lerins/chapter xvi recapitulation of what.htm

Lucius of Thebaste Said: "I Declare My Judgment that Heretics...
... and blasphemers, and unrighteous men, who with various words pluck away the sacred
and adorable words of the Scriptures, should be held accursed, and therefore ...
/.../writings in connection with the donatist controversy /chapter 38 73 lucius.htm

Thesaurus
Accursed (26 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Under a curse; doomed to evil or misery;
ill-fated. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ACCURSED. a-kurs ...
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Anathema (6 Occurrences)
... The word therefore carried the idea of devoted to destruction (Numbers 21:2,
3; Joshua 6:17); and hence generally it meant a thing accursed. ...
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Cursed (115 Occurrences)
... (BBE). John 7:49 But this multitude that doesn't know the law is accursed."
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). Acts ...
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Anymore (47 Occurrences)
... 7:12 Therefore the children of Israel cannot stand before their enemies, they turn
their backs before their enemies, because they are become accursed; I will ...
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Nicanor (1 Occurrence)
... The battle of Emmaus is not mentioned, but "the thrice-accursed Nicanor," having
in overweening pride invited a thousand slavedealers to accompany him to buy ...
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Announce (56 Occurrences)
... 1:8 But if even we or an angel out of heaven announce as glad tidings to you anything
besides what we have announced as glad tidings to you, let him be accursed...
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Besides (178 Occurrences)
... 1:8 But if even we or an angel out of heaven announce as glad tidings to you anything
besides what we have announced as glad tidings to you, let him be accursed...
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Hanged (36 Occurrences)
... Galatians 3:13 Christ has purchased our freedom from the curse of the Law by becoming
accursed for us--because "Cursed is every one who is hanged upon a tree ...
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Curse (211 Occurrences)
... See ACCURSED. T. Lewis. ... (BBE). John 7:49 But this multitude that doesn't know the
law is accursed." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/c/curse.htm - 46k

Kindled (83 Occurrences)
... Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing:
for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe ...
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Bible Concordance
Accursed (26 Occurrences)

Matthew 25:41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand,'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;
(See NAS)

John 7:49 But this multitude that doesn't know the law is accursed."
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Romans 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers' sake, my relatives according to the flesh,
(WEB KJV WEY WBS NAS RSV)

1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I make known to you that no man speaking by God's Spirit says, "Jesus is accursed." No one can say, "Jesus is Lord," but by the Holy Spirit.
(WEB KJV WEY WBS NAS)

1 Corinthians 16:22 If any man doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. Come, Lord!
(WEB WEY NAS RSV)

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
(KJV WEY DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
(KJV WEY DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse: for it is written, Accursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
(WBS)

Galatians 3:13 Christ has purchased our freedom from the curse of the Law by becoming accursed for us--because "Cursed is every one who is hanged upon a tree."
(WEY WBS)

2 Peter 2:14 having eyes full of adultery, and who can't cease from sin; enticing unsettled souls; having a heart trained in greed; children of cursing;
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 22:3 There will be no curse any more. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants serve him.
(See RSV)

Numbers 5:27 When he has made her drink the water, then it shall happen, if she is defiled, and has committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that causes the curse will enter into her and become bitter, and her body will swell, and her thigh will fall away: and the woman will be a curse among her people.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 7:26 And thou shalt not bring an abomination into thy house, and become a devoted thing like unto it: thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing.
(See JPS RSV)

Deuteronomy 21:23 his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him the same day; for he who is hanged is accursed of God; that you don't defile your land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Joshua 6:17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Joshua 6:18 But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when you have devoted it, you take of the devoted thing; so would you make the camp of Israel accursed, and trouble it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Joshua 7:11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Joshua 7:12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Joshua 7:15 And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Joshua 22:20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.
(KJV DBY WBS)

2 Kings 22:19 because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before Yahweh, when you heard what I spoke against this place, and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you,' says Yahweh.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:7 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Psalms 119:21 You have rebuked the proud who are cursed, who wander from your commandments.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 65:20 "There shall be no more there an infant of days, nor an old man who has not filled his days; for the child shall die one hundred years old, and the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 6:10 Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a short ephah that is accursed?
(WEB RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Accursed

Accursed: What So Called

Related Terms

Anathema (6 Occurrences)

Cursed (115 Occurrences)

Anymore (47 Occurrences)

Nicanor (1 Occurrence)

Announce (56 Occurrences)

Besides (178 Occurrences)

Hanged (36 Occurrences)

Curse (211 Occurrences)

Kindled (83 Occurrences)

Accurately (9 Occurrences)

Accusation (25 Occurrences)

Understand (208 Occurrences)

Tidings (169 Occurrences)

Doesn't (300 Occurrences)

Kinsmen (74 Occurrences)

Kinsfolk (13 Occurrences)

Unfaithfulness (27 Occurrences)

Originally (4 Occurrences)

Overnight (6 Occurrences)

Jericho (59 Occurrences)

Liable (7 Occurrences)

Gorgias

Ill-gotten (4 Occurrences)

Influence (13 Occurrences)

Infant (14 Occurrences)

Israelites (468 Occurrences)

Thenceforth (11 Occurrences)

Transgressed (44 Occurrences)

Rabble (7 Occurrences)

Relatives (132 Occurrences)

Repeat (10 Occurrences)

Destitute (25 Occurrences)

Dositheus

Dissembled (3 Occurrences)

Desecrate (9 Occurrences)

Devote (36 Occurrences)

Maranatha (1 Occurrence)

Purchased (24 Occurrences)

Behalf (140 Occurrences)

Becoming (75 Occurrences)

Ban (12 Occurrences)

Blasted (6 Occurrences)

Corpse (18 Occurrences)

Covet (14 Occurrences)

Calleth (261 Occurrences)

Anathematize (4 Occurrences)

Abominable (52 Occurrences)

Hormah (9 Occurrences)

Sacred (140 Occurrences)

Sprout (25 Occurrences)

Separated (97 Occurrences)

Accepted (82 Occurrences)

Freedom (45 Occurrences)

Announced (47 Occurrences)

Race (36 Occurrences)

Cambyses

Perished (76 Occurrences)

Agrapha

Reproach (124 Occurrences)

Youngest (26 Occurrences)

Detestable (121 Occurrences)

Devoted (72 Occurrences)

Bury (78 Occurrences)

Different (87 Occurrences)

Hang (37 Occurrences)

Sake (241 Occurrences)

Defiled (119 Occurrences)

Cross (157 Occurrences)

Folly (68 Occurrences)

Wish (141 Occurrences)

Dies (71 Occurrences)

Wickedness (232 Occurrences)

Galatians (2 Occurrences)

Myself (395 Occurrences)

Otherwise (78 Occurrences)

Ephah (55 Occurrences)

Wrought (186 Occurrences)

Wherefore (448 Occurrences)

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