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Lexicon :: Strong's G988 - blasphēmia

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blasphēmia (Key)
blä-sfa-me'-ä (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:621,107

Strong’s Definitions

βλασφημία blasphēmía, blas-fay-me'-ah; from G989; vilification (especially against God):—blasphemy, evil speaking, railing.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's G988 in the following manner: blasphemy (16x), railing (2x), evil speaking (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's G988 in the following manner: blasphemy (16x), railing (2x), evil speaking (1x).
  1. slander, detraction, speech injurious, to another's good name

  2. impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
βλασφημία blasphēmía, blas-fay-me'-ah; from G989; vilification (especially against God):—blasphemy, evil speaking, railing.
STRONGS NT 988: βλασφημία
βλασφημία, -ας, , railing, reviling (Vulg. blasphemia);
a. universally, slander, detraction, speech injurious to another's good name: Matthew 12:31; Matthew 15:19; Mark 3:28; Mark 7:22; Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:8; 1 Timothy 6:4; Jude 1:9 (κρίσις βλασφημίας, equivalent to κρίσις βλάσφημος in 2 Peter 2:11, a judgment pronounced in reproachful terms); Revelation 2:9.
b. specifically, impious and reproachful speech injurious to the divine majesty: Matthew 26:65; Mark 2:7 [R G]; Mark 14:64; Luke 5:21; John 10:33; Revelation 13:5 [not Lachmann]; ὄνομα or ὀνόματα βλασφημίας equivalent to βλάσφημα (cf. Winers Grammar, § 34, 3 b.; [Buttmann, § 132, 10]): Revelation 13:1; Revelation 17:3 [R G Tr, see γέμω]; τοῦ πνεύματος, genitive of the object, Matthew 12:31; πρὸς τὸν θεόν, Revelation 13:6. (Euripides, Plato, Demosthenes, others; for נֶאָצָה Ezekiel 35:12.) [BB. DD. under the word Blasphemy; Campbell, Diss. on the Gospels, diss. 9, part 2.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

12:31; 12:31; 15:19; 26:65
2:7; 3:28; 7:22; 14:64
1 Timothy
2 Peter
2:9; 13:1; 13:5; 13:6; 17:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G988 matches the Greek βλασφημία (blasphēmia),
which occurs 19 times in 17 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:31 - “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy G988 shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy G988 against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:19 - “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, [fn]fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. G988
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:65 - Then the high priest tore his [fn]robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy; G988
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:28 - “Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies G988 they utter;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:22 - deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, [fn]envy, slander, G988 [fn]pride and foolishness.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:64 - “You have heard the blasphemy; G988 how does it seem to you?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:21 - The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? G988 Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:33 - The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; G988 and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:31 - Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander G988 be put away from you, along with all malice.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:8 - But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, G988 and abusive speech from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:4 - he is conceited and understands nothing; but he [fn]has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive G988 language, G988 evil suspicions,
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:9 - But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing G988 judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:9 - ‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy G988 by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:1 - And the dragon stood on the sand of the [fn]seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous G988 names.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:5 - There was given to him a mouth speaking [fn]arrogant words and blasphemies, G988 and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:6 - And he opened his mouth in blasphemies G988 against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who [fn]dwell in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:3 - And he carried me away [fn]in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous G988 names, having seven heads and ten horns.
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