Pervert
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To turn away from what is right; to misuse; to divert.

2. (v. t.) To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to pervert one's words.

3. (v. i.) To become perverted; to take the wrong course.

4. (n.) One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert.

Greek
3344. metastrepho -- to turn (about), to pervert
... to turn (about), to pervert. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: metastrepho Phonetic
Spelling: (met-as-tref'-o) Short Definition: I turn, change, corrupt ...
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1612. ekstrepho -- to turn inside out, fig. to pervert
... to pervert. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: ekstrepho Phonetic Spelling:
(ek-stref'-o) Short Definition: I change for the worse, corrupt, pervert ...
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3179. methistemi -- to change, pervert
... to change, pervert. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: methistemi Phonetic Spelling:
(meth-is'-tay-mee) Short Definition: I move out of its place, transfer ...
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4761. strebloo -- to twist
... to twist. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: strebloo Phonetic Spelling:
(streb-lo'-o) Short Definition: I rack, pervert, twist Definition: I twist, torture ...
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1294. diastrepho -- to distort, fig. misinterpret, corrupt
... misinterpret, corrupt. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: diastrepho Phonetic
Spelling: (dee-as-tref'-o) Short Definition: I pervert, corrupt, oppose ...
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654. apostrepho -- to turn away, turn back
... Verb Transliteration: apostrepho Phonetic Spelling: (ap-os-tref'-o) Short Definition:
I turn away, restore, reject Definition: I turn away, pervert, remove; I ...
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384. anaskeuazo -- to pack up baggage, dismantle
... up baggage, dismantle. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anaskeuazo Phonetic
Spelling: (an-ask-yoo-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I pervert, unsettle, destroy ...
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3346. metatithemi -- to transfer, change
... From meta and tithemi; to transfer, ie (literally) transport, (by implication) exchange,
(reflexively) change sides, or (figuratively) pervert -- carry over ...
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1311. diaphtheiro -- to destroy utterly, to spoil, corrupt
... From diaballo and phtheiro; to rot thoroughly, ie (by implication) to ruin (passively,
decay utterly, figuratively, pervert) -- corrupt, destroy, perish. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5557. salaph -- to twist, pervert, overturn
... 5556, 5557. salaph. 5558 . to twist, pervert, overturn. Transliteration: salaph
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-laf') Short Definition: overthrows. ... overthrow, pervert ...
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5791. avath -- to be bent or crooked
... 5790, 5791. avath. 5792 . to be bent or crooked. Transliteration: avath Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-vath') Short Definition: pervert. Word Origin a prim. ...
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8138. shanah -- to repeat, do again
... do speak, strike again, alter, double, be given to change, disguise, be
diverse, pervert,. A primitive root; to fold, ie Duplicate ...
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5753. avah -- to bend, twist
... do amiss, bow down, make crooked, commit iniquity, pervert, do perversely,
trouble, turn, A primitive root; to crook, literally ...
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5186. natah -- to stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend
... 27), inclined (7), intended (1), leaning (1), lengthen (1), lengthened (1), lengthens
(1), let down (1), offer (1), outstretched (17), pervert (4), perverted (1 ...
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5686. abath -- to wind, weave
... 1). wrap up. A primitive root; to interlace, ie (figuratively) to pervert --
wrap up. 5685, 5686. abath. 5687 . Strong's Numbers.
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7725. shub -- to turn back, return
... again, X fro, get (oneself) (back) again, X give (again), go again (back, home),
(go) out, hinder, let, (see) more, X needs, be past, X pay, pervert, pull in ...
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8132. shana -- to change
... Usage alter (1), beam (1), change (2), changed (4), changing (1), different (1),
disguise (1), disguised (1), given to change (1), pervert (1), transferred (1 ...
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2342. chuwl -- to whirl, dance, writhe
... circular or spiral manner), ie (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially
of parturition) or fear; figuratively, to wait, to pervert -- bear, (make ...
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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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Library

He Shows How Heretics Pervert Holy Scripture, by Replying to the ...
... He shows how heretics pervert holy Scripture, by replying to the argument drawn
from the Apostle's words, "Without father, without mother," etc.: Heb. vii. ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter xiv he shows how.htm

How the Valentinians Pervert the Scriptures to Support their Own ...
... Against Heresies: Book I Chapter VIII."How the Valentinians pervert the
Scriptures to support their own pious opinions. 1. Such ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter viii how the valentinians pervert.htm

He Shows that Like the Devil when Tempting Christ, the Heretics ...
... Book VII. Chapter XVI. He shows that like the devil when tempting Christ,
the heretics garble and pervert holy Scripture. Why then ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter xvi he shows that.htm

The Apocryphal and Spurious Scriptures of the Marcosians, with ...
... Against Heresies: Book I Chapter XX."The apocryphal and spurious Scriptures of
the Marcosians, with passages of the Gospels which they pervert. ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xx the apocryphal and spurious.htm

Showing How that Passage of the Apostle which the Heretics Pervert ...
... Against Heresies: Book V Chapter IX."Showing how that passage of the apostle which
the heretics pervert, should be understood; viz., "Flesh and blood shall ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter ix showing how that passage.htm

Passages from Moses, which the Heretics Pervert to the Support of ...
... Against Heresies: Book I Chapter XVIII."Passages from Moses, which the heretics
pervert to the support of their hypothesis. 1. And ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xviii passages from moses which.htm

After all this You Dare to Say in Your Apology, that You are not ...
... I cannot allow you to make my mistake a cloak for your fraud, when you first pretend
that the book is by Pamphilus and then pervert many of its passages so as ...
/.../23 after all this you.htm

Preface of Dr. Martin Luther.
... all are poisoned) who will not hear or notice what we write, but solely exercise
themselves with all diligence how they may most shamefully pervert and corrupt ...
/.../luther/the smalcald articles/preface of dr martin luther.htm

To the Regions Beyond
... And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou
enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/to the regions beyond.htm

That Prophecy, "Behold, a virgin," Etc. , Suits Christ Alone.
... But you in these matters venture to pervert the expositions which your elders that
were with Ptolemy king of Egypt gave forth, since you assert that the ...
/.../chapter lxxxiv that prophecy behold a.htm

Thesaurus
Pervert (18 Occurrences)
... or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt;
also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to pervert one's words. ...
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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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Bribe (27 Occurrences)
... 8. (vi) To give a bribe to a person; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action
of a person in a position of trust, by some gift or promise. ...
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Iniquity (299 Occurrences)
... crookedness," "perverseness," ie evil regarded as that which is not straight or
upright, moral distortion (from `iwwah, "to bend," "make crooked," "pervert"). ...
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Distort (8 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of
Scripture, or their meaning. Multi-Version Concordance Distort (8 Occurrences). ...
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Perverted (26 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Pervert. Multi-Version Concordance
Perverted (26 Occurrences). Matthew 17:17 And Jesus answering ...
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Wickedly (34 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS NIV). Job 34:12 Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the
Almighty pervert justice. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). ...
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Justice (212 Occurrences)
... Exodus 23:2 "You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify
in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice; (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Almighty (242 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). Job 8:3 Does God pervert justice? Or does
the Almighty pervert righteousness? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Perversity (23 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Pervert (18 Occurrences)

Acts 13:8
and there withstood them Elymas the magian -- for so is his name interpreted -- seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith.
(YLT)

Acts 13:10
and said, "Full of all deceit and all cunning, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Galatians 1:7
and there isn't another "good news." Only there are some who trouble you, and want to pervert the Good News of Christ.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

2 Peter 3:16
That is what he says in all his letters, when speaking in them of these things. In those letters there are some statements hard to understand, which ill-taught and unprincipled people pervert, just as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own ruin.
(WEY)

Jude 1:4
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed--men spoken of in ancient writings as pre-destined to this condemnation--ungodly men, who pervert the grace of our God into an excuse for immorality, and disown Jesus Christ, our only Sovereign and Lord.
(WEY YLT RSV)

Exodus 23:2
"You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;
(WEB JPS DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 23:6
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
(DBY NAS RSV)

Leviticus 19:15
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor favour the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 24:17
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:
(KJV JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Job 8:3
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 34:12
Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 31:5
lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Isaiah 29:21
that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert the judgment of the righteous by futility.
(DBY)

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.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Daniel 11:32
Such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he pervert by flatteries; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
(WEB ASV DBY)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

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