Torture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; pang; agony; torment; as, torture of mind.

2. (n.) Especially, severe pain inflicted judicially, either as punishment for a crime, or for the purpose of extorting a confession from an accused person, as by water or fire, by the boot or thumbkin, or by the rack or wheel.

3. (n.) The act or process of torturing.

4. (v. t.) To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex.

5. (v. t.) To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person.

6. (v. t.) To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort.

7. (v. t.) To keep on the stretch, as a bow.

Greek
931. basanos -- a touchstone (a dark stone used in testing metals) ...
... 930, 931. basanos. 932 . a touchstone (a dark stone used in testing metals),
hence examination by torture, torture. Part of Speech ...
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5178. tumpanizo -- to beat a drum, to torture by beating
... to beat a drum, to torture by beating. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: tumpanizo
Phonetic Spelling: (toom-pan-id'-zo) Short Definition: I torture, break ...
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928. basanizo -- to torture
... to torture. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: basanizo Phonetic Spelling:
(bas-an-id'-zo) Short Definition: I torment, torture, buffet Definition: I examine ...
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929. basanismos -- torture
... torture. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: basanismos Phonetic Spelling:
(bas-an-is-mos') Short Definition: torture, torment Definition: torture ...
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4761. strebloo -- to twist
... Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: strebloo Phonetic Spelling: (streb-lo'-o)
Short Definition: I rack, pervert, twist Definition: I twist, torture; met: I ...
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5344. Phelix -- "fortunate," Felix, a governor of Judea
... 5344 -- , the governor of Judea ( ad 52-60) who persecuted the Jews and
flagrantly used bribes, unethical informers, and torture. ...
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350. anakrino -- to examine, investigate
... Accordingly, 350 () is often used in its sense in the ancient world. It can even
refer to "examination by torture" (see Field, , 120f, ).]. ...
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318. anagke -- necessity
... The verb denotes the someone upon another. . .At times there is implied in the
idea of 'force,' thus it can even mean 'to torture' someone" ().]. ...
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426. anetazo -- to examine judicially
... an-et-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I examine judicially Definition: I examine (a person
on trial, a witness) judicially (frequently by the aid of torture). ...
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Library

The Manifold Forms of Torture and Punishment Practiced against the ...
... Book II. Chapter LII."The Manifold Forms of Torture and Punishment practiced
against the Christians. "Then, indeed, one might ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter lii the manifold forms of.htm

Pheroras's Wife is Accused by his Freedmen, as Guilty of Poisoning ...
... CHAPTER 4. Pheroras's Wife Is Accused By His Freedmen, As Guilty Of Poisoning Him;
And How Herod, Upon Examining; Of The Matter By Torture Found The Poison ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 pherorass wife is.htm

Of the Crimes of the Wicked, and the Torture Inflicted on the ...
... the divine institutes Book V. Of Justice. Chap. IX."Of the Crimes of
the Wicked, and the Torture Inflicted on the Christians. ...
/.../lactantius/the divine institutes/chap ix of the crimes of.htm

Of the Error of Human Judgments when the Truth is Hidden.
... are men who cannot discern the consciences of those at their bar, and are therefore
frequently compelled to put innocent witnesses to the torture to ascertain ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 6 of the error of.htm

The Life of Mr. Hugh M'kail.
... him, with the greater importunity, to declare an account of the whole business,
and upon Dec.3, the boots (a most terrible instrument of torture) were laid on ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr hugh 2.htm

ii.
... others with ropes. And the spectacle of these modes of torture had great
variety in it, and exhibited vast malignity. For some had ...
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From the Saying of Our Lord we Know that the Flesh is Weak...
... and the lofty cross, and the rage of the wild beasts, and that punishment of the
flames, of all most terrible, and all the skill of the executioner in torture. ...
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The Writings of Phileas the Martyr Describing the Occurrences at ...
... 3. Wherefore also being zealous for the greater gifts, the Christ-bearing martyrs
endured all trials and all kinds of contrivances for torture; not once only ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter x the writings of phileas.htm

Of the Two Classes of Voluptuous Men, and of their Death, Falling ...
... If, accordingly, a man indulge in luxury for one day, and be deceived and be tortured
for one day, the day of his torture is equivalent to a whole year. ...
/.../pastor/the pastor books first second third/similitude sixth of the two.htm

If, Again, it is Certain that we are the Most Wicked of Men...
... not in that case deal with us in the ordinary way of judicial proceedings against
offenders; for, in the case of others denying, you apply the torture to make ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/apology/chapter ii if again it.htm

Thesaurus
Torture (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; pang; agony; torment; as, torture
of mind. ... 4. (vt) To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex. ...
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Pain (172 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme
distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or ...
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Torment (19 Occurrences)
... Gr. basanos (Matthew 4:24), the "touch-stone" of justice; hence inquisition by torture,
and then any disease which racks and tortures the limbs. ...
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Engine
... an agent. 3. (n.) Any instrument by which any effect is produced; especially,
an instrument or machine of war or torture. 4. (n.) A ...
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Question (153 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically,
a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture. ...
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Oppresseth (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 16:10 And Asa is angry at the seer, and giveth him to the house of
torture, for 'he is' in a rage with him for this; and Asa oppresseth 'some' of ...
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Jaw (6 Occurrences)
... Psalm 22:15, "My tongue cleaveth to my jaws (malqoach)," is descriptive of the effect
of a fever or physical torture, a dryness and a horrible clamminess. ...
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Jawbone (3 Occurrences)
... Psalm 22:15, "My tongue cleaveth to my jaws (malqoach)," is descriptive of the effect
of a fever or physical torture, a dryness and a horrible clamminess. ...
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Learnt (12 Occurrences)
... a riot. (WEY). Acts 22:29 So the men who had been on the point of putting
him under torture immediately left him. And the Tribune ...
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Wheel (20 Occurrences)
... consisting of, a wheel. 3. (n.) A spinning wheel. See under Spinning. 4. (n.)
An instrument of torture formerly used. 5. (n.) A circular ...
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Concordance
Torture (9 Occurrences)

Matthew 8:29
They cried aloud, "What hast Thou to do with us, Thou Son of God? Hast Thou come here to torment us before the time?"
(See NIV)

Mark 5:7
and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, don't torment me."
(See NIV)

Luke 8:28
When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of God Most High? Do not torture me, I beseech you."
(WEY NIV)

Acts 22:29
So the men who had been on the point of putting him under torture immediately left him. And the Tribune, too, was frightened when he learnt that Paul was a Roman citizen, for he had had him bound.
(WEY)

Hebrews 11:35
Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Revelation 9:5
and it was given to them that they may not kill them, but that they may be tormented five months, and their torment 'is' as the torment of a scorpion, when it may strike a man;
(See RSV NIV)

Revelation 20:10
and the Devil, who had been leading them astray, was thrown into the Lake of fire and sulphur where the Wild Beast and the false Prophet were, and day and night they will suffer torture until the Ages of the Ages.
(WEY)

2 Chronicles 16:10
And Asa is angry at the seer, and giveth him to the house of torture, for 'he is' in a rage with him for this; and Asa oppresseth 'some' of the people at that time.
(YLT)

Jeremiah 29:26
Jehovah hath made thee priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, for there being inspectors of the house of Jehovah, for every one mad and making himself a prophet, and thou hast put him unto the torture and unto the stocks.
(YLT)

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