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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Blasphemy

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In scripture this does not always refer to speaking evil of God, to which the word is now restricted. The same Greek word is translated 'railing' in 1 Timothy 6:4 ; Jude 9 ; and 'evil speaking' in Ephesians 4:31 , as it might well be rendered elsewhere. Blaspheming the name of the Lord was under the Jewish economy punishable by death: the son of Shelomith who had married an Egyptian, was stoned to death for this sin. Leviticus 24:11,14,23 . The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost was attributing the Lord's action of casting out demons to the agency of Satan — a sin which should not be forgiven in this age nor in the age to come. The context shows that 'the unpardonable sin' refers to this particular form of blasphemy. Matthew 12:24-32 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Blasphemy '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/b/blasphemy.html. 1897.

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the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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