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ABUSE

a-buz': "To dishonor," "to make mock of," "to insult," etc. (1) Translated in the Old Testament from `alal, "to do harm," "to defile" (Jdg 19:25), "to make mock of" (1 Sam 31:4). (2) Translated in the New Testament from arsenokoites, literally, "one who lies with a male," "a sodomite" (1 Cor 6:9; 1 Tim 1:10; the King James Version "for them that defile themselves with mankind"). (3) In the King James Version 1 Cor 7:31 "as not abusing it," from katachraomai, "to abuse," i.e. misuse; the Revised Version (British and American) "using it to the full," also 1 Cor 9:18.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'abuse'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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