Delusion
Jump to: ISBEWebster'sConcordanceThesaurusGreekHebrewLibrarySubtopicsTerms
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A mistaken belief; as, a delusion of grandeur.

2. (n.) The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind.

3. (n.) That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DELUSION

de-lu'-zhun:

(1) Isaiah 66:4, "I also will choose their delusions" (the Revised Version, margin "mockings"), Hebrew ta`alulim, which occurs only here and Isaiah 3:4 (where it is translated "babes," the Revised Version, margin "childishness"). Its meaning is somewhat ambiguous. The best translation seems to be "wantonness," "caprice." "Their wanton dealing, i.e. that inflicted on them" (BDB). Other translations suggested are "insults" (Skinner), "freaks of fortune" (Cheyne), "follies" (Whitehouse). Septuagint has empaigmata, "mockings," Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) illusiones.

(2) 2 Thessalonians 2:11 the King James Version, "God shall send them strong delusion" (the Revised Version (British and American) "God sendeth them a working of error"), plane, "a wandering," "a roaming about," in the New Testament "error" either of opinion or of conduct.

D. Miall Edwards

Greek
4106. plane -- a wandering
... Feminine Transliteration: plane Phonetic Spelling: (plan'-ay) Short Definition:
a wandering, error Definition: a wandering; fig: deceit, delusion, error, sin. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4106.htm - 7k

539. apate -- deceit
... Noun, Feminine Transliteration: apate Phonetic Spelling: (ap-at'-ay) Short Definition:
deceit, deception Definition: deceit, deception, deceitfulness, delusion ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/539.htm - 6k

538. apatao -- to deceive
... 538 (from 539 ) -- properly, , like seduction, giving , etc. 538 ("lure into
deception") emphasizes the to bring in error (delusion). ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/538.htm - 7k

1594. eknepho -- to become sober (after drunkenness)
... seriousness), ie with the awareness of being responsibly aware; (figuratively) aroused
(awakened) out of the stupor of spiritual delusion (apathy); "to to ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1594.htm - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
8586. taalulim -- wantonness, caprice
... babe, delusion. From alal; caprice (as a fit coming on), ie Vexation; concretely
a tyrant -- babe, delusion. see HEBREW alal. 8585b, 8586. taalulim. 8587 . ...
/hebrew/8586.htm - 6k

4123. mahathalloth -- deceptions
... Word Origin from hathal Definition deceptions NASB Word Usage illusions (1). deceit.
From hathal; a delusion -- deceit. see HEBREW hathal. 4122, 4123. ...
/hebrew/4123.htm - 6k

1892. hebel -- vapor, breath
... root Definition vapor, breath NASB Word Usage breath (5), delusion (2), emptily
(1), emptiness (2), fleeting (2), fraud (1), futile (1), futility (13), idols (7 ...
/hebrew/1892.htm - 6k

Library

This is the Great Delusion which Has Long Overspread the Christian ...
... [Way-2-61] This is the great delusion which has long overspread the Christian
world� This is the great delusion which has long ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-2-61 this is the great.htm

The Delusion of the Deist Lies Here: He Refuses an Assent to the ...
... [Way-2-124] The delusion of the Deist lies here: he refuses an assent to
the history of� The delusion of the Deist lies here: he ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-2-124 the delusion of the.htm

The Other Instance of Delusion from Book Learning, Relates to Mr. ...
... Address 84: The other instance of delusion from book learning, relates
to Mr.� The other instance of delusion from book learning ...
/.../address 84 0 0 the other instance.htm

Idolatry a Delusion of the Serpent.
... Homily X. Chapter X."Idolatry a Delusion of the Serpent. "For His alone is the
excellent glory of being alone uncreated, while all else is created. ...
/.../unknown/the clementine homilies/chapter x idolatry a delusion of.htm

Letter ix. --Danger of Delusion Explained.
... SECOND BOOK: ON THE EXERCISE OF THE VIRTUE OF ABANDONMENT Letter IX."Danger of Delusion
Explained. ... The danger of delusion in the prayer of recollection. ...
/.../abandonment to divine providence/letter ix danger of delusion explained.htm

For, Like Some Others, You are under the Delusion that Our God is ...
... For, like some others, you are under the delusion that our god is an ass's� For,
like some others, you are under the delusion that our god is an ass's head. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/apology/chapter xvi for like some.htm

I could not Help Saying Thus Much on this Delusion...
... [Way-2-126] I could not help saying thus much on this delusion� I could
not help saying thus much on this delusion, in which I ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-2-126 i could not help.htm

The Mind Loves God in Rightly Loving Itself; and if it Love not ...
... And this is no doubt a terrible delusion, that whereas all will to profit themselves,
many do nothing but that which is most pernicious to themselves. ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 14 the mind loves god.htm

Second Letter
... LETTERS SECOND LETTER. Difference between himself and others. * Faith alone
consistently and persistently. * Deprecates this state being considered a delusion. ...
/.../lawrence/the practice of the presence of god/second letter.htm

Now Let us Shew Briefly, if You Will, that These Things were ...
... in the holy place, let him that readeth understand." Daniel, therefore, in his visions
speaks very fully and amply of the coming of that delusion: but it is ...
/.../34 now let us shew.htm

Thesaurus
Delusion (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A mistaken belief; as, a delusion of grandeur.
2. (n ... belief. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DELUSION. de ...
/d/delusion.htm - 11k

Follows (65 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ has not risen, it follows that what we
preach is a delusion, and that your faith also is a delusion. (WEY). ...
/f/follows.htm - 25k

Mockery (12 Occurrences)
... iniquity. (See NAS). Jeremiah 10:15 They are vanity, a work of delusion: in
the time of their visitation they shall perish. (See NAS NIV). ...
/m/mockery.htm - 9k

Visitation (17 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS). Jeremiah 10:15 They are vanity, a work of delusion: in
the time of their visitation they shall perish. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS). ...
/v/visitation.htm - 15k

Objects (30 Occurrences)
... captive. (See NAS). Jeremiah 10:15 They are vanity, a work of delusion: in
the time of their visitation they shall perish. (See NIV). ...
/o/objects.htm - 15k

Delusions (7 Occurrences)

/d/delusions.htm - 8k

Unnatural (9 Occurrences)
... NIV). 1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that unrighteous men will not inherit
God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators ...
/u/unnatural.htm - 9k

Grounded (5 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV WBS). 1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion,
nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it. (WEY). ...
/g/grounded.htm - 12k

Imposing (8 Occurrences)
... (WEY). James 1:22 But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be
mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves. (WEY). ...
/i/imposing.htm - 9k

Imposition (3 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception
put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture. ...
/i/imposition.htm - 11k

Concordance
Delusion (12 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that unrighteous men will not inherit God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor any who are guilty of unnatural crime,
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 15:14
And if Christ has not risen, it follows that what we preach is a delusion, and that your faith also is a delusion.
(WEY)

1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.
(WEY)

2 Thessalonians 2:11
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
(KJV WBS YLT RSV NIV)

James 1:22
But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.
(WEY)

Psalms 62:9
Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 41:29
Truly they are all nothing, their works are nothing and of no value: their metal images are of no more use than wind.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 3:23
Truly, the hills, and the noise of an army on the mountains, are a false hope: truly, in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.
(See RSV)

Jeremiah 10:3
For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 10:15
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)

Jeremiah 51:18
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV)

Lamentations 2:14
Thy prophets have seen for thee FALSE and foolish visions; And they have not uncovered thine iniquity, to bring back thy captivity, But have seen for thee FALSE oracles and causes of banishment.
(See JPS)

Subtopics

Delusion

Self-Delusion: A Characteristic of the Wicked

Self-Delusion: A Characteristic of Wicked People

Self-Delusion: Ahab

Self-Delusion: Babylon

Self-Delusion: Church of Laodicea

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Christ Shall not Come to Judge

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Christ Will not Come to Condemn Us

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Gifts Entitle Us to Go to Heaven

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Gifts Entitle Us to Heaven

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that God Will not Punish Our Sins

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Our Lives Shall be Prolonged

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Our Lives Will be Prolonged

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Our own Ways are Right

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Privileges Entitle Us to Enter Heaven

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that Privileges Entitle Us to Heaven

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that we are Above Adversity

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that we are Better than Others

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that we are Pure

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that we are Rich in Spiritual Things

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that we May Have Peace While in Sin

Self-Delusion: Exhibited in Thinking that we should Adhere to Established Wicked Practices

Self-Delusion: Fatal Consequences of

Self-Delusion: Frequently Persevered In, to the End

Self-Delusion: Frequently Preserved In, to the Last

Self-Delusion: Israelites

Self-Delusion: Jews

Self-Delusion: Obstinate Sinners often Given up To

Self-Delusion: Prosperity Frequently Leads To

Self-Delusion: The Laodicean Congregation

Related Terms

Follows (65 Occurrences)

Mockery (12 Occurrences)

Visitation (17 Occurrences)

Objects (30 Occurrences)

Delusions (7 Occurrences)

Unnatural (9 Occurrences)

Grounded (5 Occurrences)

Imposing (8 Occurrences)

Imposition (3 Occurrences)

Fraud (15 Occurrences)

Deluged (1 Occurrence)

Delude (2 Occurrences)

Deluding (3 Occurrences)

Micaiah (27 Occurrences)

Motives (13 Occurrences)

Madness (13 Occurrences)

Mingled (62 Occurrences)

Plausible (3 Occurrences)

Prompted (9 Occurrences)

Pentateuch

Cherish (20 Occurrences)

Sham (1 Occurrence)

Mad (22 Occurrences)

Vanity (100 Occurrences)

Merely (30 Occurrences)

Obedient (39 Occurrences)

Mere (56 Occurrences)

Guilty (131 Occurrences)

Prove (83 Occurrences)

Ethics

Believing (84 Occurrences)

Beguile (10 Occurrences)

Paul (207 Occurrences)

Crime (45 Occurrences)

Strong (736 Occurrences)

Preaching (116 Occurrences)

Apostle (25 Occurrences)

Links
Bible ConcordanceBible DictionaryBible EncyclopediaTopical BibleBible Thesuarus


Deluged
Top of Page
Top of Page