766. aselgeia
Strong's Concordance
aselgeia: licentiousness, wantonness
Original Word: ἀσέλγεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: aselgeia
Phonetic Spelling: (as-elg'-i-a)
Definition: licentiousness, wantonness
Usage: (outrageous conduct, conduct shocking to public decency, a wanton violence), wantonness, lewdness.
HELPS Word-studies

766 asélgeia (from aselgēs/"brutal") – properly, violent spite which rejects restraint and indulges in lawless insolence (wanton caprice).

[This is likewise the meaning of 766 /asélgeia in classical Greek (WS, 110).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
licentiousness, wantonness
NASB Translation
licentiousness (1), sensual (1), sensuality (8).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 766: ἀσέλγεια

ἀσέλγεια, ἀσελγειας, , the conduct and character of one who is ἀσελγής (a word which some suppose to be compounded of the alpha privative and Σελγη, the name of a city in Pisidia whose citizens excelled in strictness of morals (so Etym. Magn. 152, 38; per contra cf. Suidas 603 d.): others of intens. and σαλάγειν, to disturb, raise a din; others, and now the majority, of alpha privative and σέλγω equivalent to θέλγω, not affecting pleasantly, exciting disgust), "unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence": Mark 7:22 (where it is uncertain what particular vice is spoken of); of gluttony and venery, Jude 1:4; plural, 1 Peter 4:3; 2 Peter 2:2 (for Rec. ἀπωλείαις), 18; of carnality, lasciviousness: 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 4:19; 2 Peter 2:7; plural "wanton (acts or) manners, as filthy words, indecent bodily movements, unchaste handling of males and females, etc." (Fritzsche), Romans 13:13. (In Biblical Greek besides only in Wis. 14:26 and 3Macc. 2:26. Among Greek writings used by Plato, Isocrates and following; at length by Plutarch (Lucull. 38) and Lucian (dial. meretr. 6) of the wantonness of women (Lob. ad Phryn., p. 184 n.).) Cf. Tittmann i., p. 151f; (especially Trench, § xvi.).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
filth, lasciviousness, debauchery.

From a compound of a (as a negative particle) and a presumed selges (of uncertain derivation, but apparently meaning continent); licentiousness (sometimes including other vices) -- filthy, lasciviousness, wantonness.

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Forms and Transliterations
ασελγεια ασελγεία ασέλγεια ἀσελγείᾳ ἀσέλγεια ασελγειαις ασελγείαις ἀσελγείαις ασελγειαν ασέλγειαν ἀσέλγειαν aselgeia asélgeia aselgeíāi aselgeiais aselgeíais aselgeian asélgeian
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Englishman's Concordance
Mark 7:22 N-NFS
GRK: πονηρίαι δόλος ἀσέλγεια ὀφθαλμὸς πονηρός
NAS: [as well] [as] deceit, sensuality, envy,
KJV: deceit, lasciviousness, an evil
INT: wickednesses deceit sensuality envy evil

Romans 13:13 N-DFP
GRK: κοίταις καὶ ἀσελγείαις μὴ ἔριδι
NAS: not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife
KJV: and wantonness, not
INT: in sexual immorality and sensuality not in strife

2 Corinthians 12:21 N-DFS
GRK: πορνείᾳ καὶ ἀσελγείᾳ ᾗ ἔπραξαν
NAS: immorality and sensuality which
KJV: and lasciviousness which
INT: sexual immorality and sensuality which they practiced

Galatians 5:19 N-NFS
GRK: πορνεία ἀκαθαρσία ἀσέλγεια
NAS: are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
KJV: uncleanness, lasciviousness,
INT: sexual immorality impurity sensuality

Ephesians 4:19 N-DFS
GRK: παρέδωκαν τῇ ἀσελγείᾳ εἰς ἐργασίαν
NAS: over to sensuality for the practice
KJV: over unto lasciviousness, to
INT: gave up to sensuality for [the] working

1 Peter 4:3 N-DFP
GRK: πεπορευμένους ἐν ἀσελγείαις ἐπιθυμίαις οἰνοφλυγίαις
NAS: having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts,
KJV: in lasciviousness, lusts,
INT: having walked in sensuality lusts wine-drinking

2 Peter 2:2 N-DFP
GRK: αὐτῶν ταῖς ἀσελγείαις δι' οὓς
NAS: will follow their sensuality, and because
INT: their sensuality through whom

2 Peter 2:7 N-DFS
GRK: ἀθέσμων ἐν ἀσελγείᾳ ἀναστροφῆς ἐρρύσατο
NAS: oppressed by the sensual conduct
KJV: with the filthy conversation
INT: lawless in sensuality conduct he delivered

2 Peter 2:18 N-DFP
GRK: ἐπιθυμίαις σαρκὸς ἀσελγείαις τοὺς ὀλίγως
NAS: desires, by sensuality, those
KJV: of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean
INT: [the] desires of [the] flesh to sensuality those who indeed

Jude 1:4 N-AFS
GRK: μετατιθέντες εἰς ἀσέλγειαν καὶ τὸν
NAS: of our God into licentiousness and deny
KJV: God into lasciviousness, and denying
INT: changing into sensuality and the

Strong's Greek 766
10 Occurrences

ἀσέλγεια — 5 Occ.
ἀσελγείαις — 4 Occ.
ἀσέλγειαν — 1 Occ.

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