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Canker

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KJV translation in 2 Timothy 2:17 and James 5:3 . In general, canker may refer to any source of corruption or debasement. In 2 Timothy 2:17 the reference is to gangrene which is the local death of soft tissues due to loss of blood supply—a condition that can spread from infected to uninfected tissue. In James 5:3 the reference is to rust. See Rust .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Canker'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/c/canker.html. 1991.

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12
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