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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To twist into an unnatural or irregular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.

2. (v. t.) To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally.

3. (v. t.) To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.

1294. diastrepho -- to distort, fig. misinterpret, corrupt
... 1293, 1294. diastrepho. 1295 . to distort, fig. misinterpret ... Word Origin
from dia and strepho Definition to distort, fig. misinterpret ...
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4761. strebloo -- to twist
... a torture rack).]. Word Origin from streblos (twisted) Definition to twist
NASB Word Usage distort (1). wrest. From a derivative ...
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3344. metastrepho -- to turn (about), to pervert
... Word Origin from meta and strepho Definition to turn (about), to pervert
NASB Word Usage distort (1), turned (1). pervert, turn. ...
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1425. dusnoetos -- hard to understand
... 2 Pet 3:16: "As also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which
are some things (1425 ), which the untaught and unstable distort, as they ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6140. aqash -- to twist
... A primitive root; to knot or distort; figuratively, to pervert (act or declare perverse) --
make crooked, (prove, that is) perverse(-rt). 6139, 6140. ...
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6087a. atsab -- to hurt, pain, grieve
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to hurt, pain, grieve NASB Word Usage crossed
(1), distort (1), grieved (11), hurt (1), pain (1). 6087, 6087a. ...
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5765. aval -- to act wrongfully
... deal unjustly, unrighteous. A primitive root; to distort (morally) -- deal unjustly,
unrighteous. 5764, 5765. aval. 5766 . Strong's Numbers.
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5186. natah -- to stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend
... bent (1), bent down (1), bow (1), bowed (3), came to stumbling (1), cast down (1),
decline (1), defraud (1), deprive (2), deviated (1), distort (1), distorts (1 ...
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... always to be in view, in order that it may be opposed to those who, Christ being
cast aside and the Gospel being blotted out, wickedly distort the Scriptures ...
/.../melanchthon/the apology of the augsburg confession/part 8 regeneration.htm

Article vi: of Confession and Satisfaction.
... good works. May God put to confusion these godless sophists who so wickedly
distort God's Word to their own most vain dreams! What ...
/.../melanchthon/the apology of the augsburg confession/part 16 article vi of.htm

... They are under a constant temptation to evade or to distort what was evidently
of critical importance to the first witnesses to the gospel. ...
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Defence of the Truth Should Precede Discussions Regarding It.
... On the contrary, some of them utterly, and once for all, give up in despair the
truth concerning these things, and some distort it to suit their own views, and ...
/.../the treatise on the resurrection of the dead/chapter i defence of the truth.htm

The Blessed Hope and Its Power
... the legalist only, who opposed and denounced his doctrine of grace and faith, but
of the school or schools which rather would applaud it"and then distort it. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/moule/philippian studies/chapter x the blessed hope.htm

Article I: of God.
... desired, in passing, to recount those things which original sin embraces, these
men, by framing an invidious interpretation, artfully distort a proposition ...
/.../melanchthon/the apology of the augsburg confession/part 1 article i of.htm

Impressive Phrases
... strengthen. conform, submit, obey, and satisfy. confuse, distort, involve, and
misinterpret. consistent, congruous, firm, and harmonious. ...
/.../kleiser/fifteen thousand useful phrases/section iv impressive phrases.htm

Don'ts for Public Speakers
... Don't "point with pride." Don't tell a long story. Don't rise on your toes.
Don't distort your words. Don't stand like a statue. Don't address the ceiling. ...
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Professor of Sanskrit, Bengali, and Marathi
... of some of the infidel opposers of the Gospel, to see how ready they are to pick
every flaw they can in the inspired writings, and even to distort the meaning ...
/.../smith/the life of william carey/chapter ix professor of sanskrit.htm

Eighth Day. Submission to God's Word.
... religious opinion, all subordinate and subservient to this""How readest thou?" rebuking
the philosophy, falsely so called, that would distort the plain ...
/.../macduff/the mind of jesus/eighth day submission to gods.htm

Distort (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To twist into an unnatural or irregular shape; to twist aside physically;
as, to distort the limbs, or the body. ...Distort (8 Occurrences). ...
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Distinguishing (6 Occurrences)

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Wrest (8 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To turn from truth; to twist from its natural or proper use or meaning by
violence; to pervert; to distort. 3. (vt) To tune with a wrest, or key. ...
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Writhe (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To twist and to turn in pain; as to writhe from an ankle sprain. 2. (vt)
To wrest; to distort; to pervert. 3. (vt) To extort; to wring; to wrest. ...
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Wring (4 Occurrences)
... clothes in washing. 2. (vt) Hence, to pain; to distress; to torment; to torture.
3. (vt) To distort; to pervert; to wrest. 4. (vt) To ...
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Twist (5 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about
an axis passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft. ...
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Torture (9 Occurrences)
... 5. (vt) To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused
person. 6. (vt) To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort. ...
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Troubling (51 Occurrences)
... Galatians 1:7 For other "Good News" there is none; but there are some persons who
are troubling you, and are seeking to distort the Good News concerning Christ ...
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Distorted (4 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Distort. Multi-Version Concordance
Distorted (4 Occurrences). Job 30:18 By the great force ...
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Disturbing (5 Occurrences)
... Galatians 1:7 For other "Good News" there is none; but there are some persons who
are troubling you, and are seeking to distort the Good News concerning Christ ...
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Distort (8 Occurrences)

Acts 20:30
and of your own selves there shall arise men, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
(See NIV)

2 Corinthians 4:2
But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. Paul's Letter to the Galatians
(See NIV)

Galatians 1:7
For other "Good News" there is none; but there are some persons who are troubling you, and are seeking to distort the Good News concerning Christ.

2 Peter 3:16
as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things. In those, there are some things that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unsettled twist, as they also do to the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou dost not turn aside judgment; thou dost not discern faces, nor take a bribe, for the bribe blindeth the eyes of the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
(See NAS)

Psalms 56:5
All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 23:36
You shall mention the burden of Yahweh no more: for every man's own word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the living God, of Yahweh of Armies our God.
(See NIV)

Micah 3:9
Please listen to this, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity.
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