Pretext
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) An ostensible reason or motive assigned as a cover for the real reason; pretense; disguise.
Greek
4392. prophasis -- a pretense
... a pretense. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: prophasis Phonetic Spelling:
(prof'-as-is) Short Definition: a pretext, an excuse Definition: a ...
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1942. epikalumma -- a cover, veil
... veil. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: epikalumma Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-kal'-oo-mah) Short Definition: a covering, cloak, pretext Definition: a ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5931. illah -- matter, affair, occasion
... occasion. (Aramaic) feminine from a root corresponding to alah; a pretext (as arising
artificially) -- occasion. see HEBREW alah. 5930b, 5931. illah. 5932 ...
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8328. shoresh -- a root
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition a root NASB Word Usage base (1), deep
root (1), depths (1), line (1), pretext (1), root (17), roots (10), soles (1). ...
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Library

Let no one Deceive Himself, nor Put Forward the Pretext of Having ...
... Canon IV. Let no one deceive himself, nor put forward the pretext of having
found such property.� Let no one deceive himself, nor ...
/.../thaumaturgus/canonical epistle of gregory thaumaturgus/canon iv let no one.htm

If any one Shall Teach a Slave, under Pretext of Piety...
... Canon III. If any one shall teach a slave, under pretext of piety� If
any one shall teach a slave, under pretext of piety, to ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon iii if any one.htm

Where There is Only one Woman, the Father Does not Make a Stay ...
... And, that we may not give a pretext to those who desire to get a pretext against
us and to speak evil of us, and that we may not be a stumbling-block to any one ...
/.../clement/two epistles concerning virginity/chapter v where there is only.htm

The Day of Rejoicing
... Excuse followed excuse, pretext followed pretext. ... Athanasius, it is true, was not
molested, but his enemies were only waiting for a pretext to attack him. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/forbes/saint athanasius/chapter 7 the day of.htm

Simon's Subterfuges.
... says Simon: "If you are angry, I shall neither ask you any questions, nor do I wish
to hear you." Then Peter: "If you are now seeking a pretext for escaping ...
/.../unknown/recognitions of clement /chapter xliii simons subterfuges.htm

Epistle Xli. To Castorius, Bishop.
... With regard to this matter we exhort thy Fraternity that, on the death of the abbot
of this same monastery, thy church shall under no pretext interfere in ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle xli to castorius bishop.htm

Whence it is not Right Either that those of the Clergy who have ...
... to be afflicted with sorrow, and hence by violence seize on their departure from
this world; and also lest any of the lapsed should have a pretext for being ...
/.../peter/the writings of peter of alexandria/canon x whence it is.htm

The Retreat from Scythia.
... He offered it as a pretext to justify his invasion, that the Scythians, in former
years, had made incursions into the Persian dominions; but this was only a ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/abbott/darius the great/chapter ix the retreat from.htm

From Maximian, God, the Avenger of Religion and of his People...
... Galerius, too, was purposing to celebrate his twentieth anniversary; and as, under
that pretext, he had, by new taxes payable in gold and silver, oppressed the ...
/.../of the manner in which the persecutors died/chap xxxi from maximian god.htm

Letter xxv. (Circa AD 1127) to the Same
... my lowness, but, at least) my mediocrity of position or name, since whatever I should
allege of that kind you would declare to be rather a pretext for delay ...
/.../some letters of saint bernard abbot of clairvaux/letter xxv circa a d 1127.htm

Thesaurus
Pretext (11 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Pretext (11 Occurrences). Mark 12:40 who devour
the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. ...
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Severer (4 Occurrences)
... Mark 12:40 who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. ... Luke
20:47 who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. ...
/s/severer.htm - 7k

Inasmuch (42 Occurrences)
... Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against
Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault ...
/i/inasmuch.htm - 19k

Zedekiah (63 Occurrences)
... in Zedekiah's 6th year, in his clairvoyant vision of the uncouth temple rites, as
it were a cesspool of idolatry, maintained under the pretext that Yahweh had ...
/z/zedekiah.htm - 49k

Judgment (430 Occurrences)
... Mark 12:40 who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. ... Luke
20:47 who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. ...
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Naomi (25 Occurrences)
... The public treasury was often placed in Nanaea's temple; this, Epiphanes was anxious
to secure under the pretext of marrying the goddess and receiving the ...
/n/naomi.htm - 17k

Nanaea
... The public treasury was often placed in Nanaea's temple; this, Epiphanes was anxious
to secure under the pretext of marrying the goddess and receiving the ...
/n/nanaea.htm - 8k

Under (4325 Occurrences)
... 4. (prep.) Denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents
or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like ...
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Wishing (25 Occurrences)
... Acts 27:30 But the sailors wishing to flee out of the ship, and having let down
the boat into the sea under pretext of being about to carry out anchors from ...
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Rate (23 Occurrences)
... at any rate, in every way, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is announced;
and in this I rejoice, yea, also I will rejoice; (DBY). ...
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Concordance
Pretext (11 Occurrences)

Mark 12:40
who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.
(DBY)

Luke 20:47
who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.
(DBY)

John 15:22
if I had not come and spoken to them, they were not having sin; but now pretext they have not for their sin.
(YLT)

Acts 23:20
He said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though intending to inquire somewhat more accurately concerning him.
(See NIV)

Acts 27:30
But the sailors wishing to flee out of the ship, and having let down the boat into the sea under pretext of being about to carry out anchors from the prow,
(DBY)

Philippians 1:18
What is it then? at any rate, in every way, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is announced; and in this I rejoice, yea, also I will rejoice;
(DBY)

1 Thessalonians 2:5
For, as you are well aware, we have never used the language of flattery nor have we found pretexts for enriching ourselves--God is our witness;
(Root in WEY DBY YLT NAS)

1 Peter 2:16
as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
(See RSV)

Job 19:28
If you say,'How we will persecute him!' because the root of the matter is found in me,
(See NAS)

Daniel 6:4
Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault; inasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
(DBY)

Daniel 6:5
Then said these men, We shall not find any pretext against this Daniel, unless we find it against him touching the law of his God.
(DBY)

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