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Lexicon :: Strong's G987 - blasphēmeō

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blasphēmeō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
35x in 22 unique form(s)
35x in 22 unique form(s)
4x in 4 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:621,107

Trench's Synonyms: cvii. Additional Synonyms

Strong’s Definitions

βλασφημέω blasphēméō, blas-fay-meh'-o; from G989; to vilify; specially, to speak impiously:—(speak) blaspheme(-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x

The KJV translates Strong's G987 in the following manner: blaspheme (17x), speak evil of (10x), rail on (2x), blasphemer (1x), speak blasphemy (1x), blasphemously (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x
The KJV translates Strong's G987 in the following manner: blaspheme (17x), speak evil of (10x), rail on (2x), blasphemer (1x), speak blasphemy (1x), blasphemously (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to speak reproachfully, rail at, revile, calumniate, blaspheme

  2. to be evil spoken of, reviled, railed at

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
βλασφημέω blasphēméō, blas-fay-meh'-o; from G989; to vilify; specially, to speak impiously:—(speak) blaspheme(-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil.
βλασφημέω, -ῶ; imperfect ἐβλασφήμουν; 1 aorist ἐβλασφήμησα; passive [present βλασφημοῦμαι]; 1 future βλασφημηθήσομαι; (βλάσφημος, which see); to speak reproachfully, rail at, revile, calumniate (Vulg. blasphemo); absolutely: Luke 22:65; Acts 13:45; Acts 18:6; Acts 26:11; 1 Timothy 1:20; 1 Peter 4:4; with accusative of person or thing (as in later Greek, Josephus, Plutarch, Appian, etc.): Matthew 27:39; Mark 3:28 L T Tr WH; Mark 15:29; Luke 23:39; Titus 3:2; James 2:7; Jude 1:10; with the cognate noun βλασφημίαν, to utter blasphemy (Plato, legg. 7, p. 800 c.; see ἀγαπάω at the end), Mark 3:28 R G (where L T Tr WH ὅσα for ὅσας, see above); [followed by ἐν, 2 Peter 2:12; cf. Alexander Buttmann as at end, and see ἀγνοέω, a.]. Passive βλασφημοῦμαι to be evil spoken of, reviled, railed at: Romans 3:8; Romans 14:16; 1 Corinthians 4:13 (T WH Tr marginal reading δυσφημούμενοι); 1 Corinthians 10:30; Titus 2:5; 2 Peter 2:2; τὸ ὄνομά τινος, Romans 2:24; 1 Timothy 6:1. Specifically, of those who by contemptuous speech intentionally come short of the reverence due to God or to sacred things (for גִדֵּף, 2 Kings 19:6, 22 cf. 2 Kings 19:4; cf. Grimm on 2 Macc. 10:34); absolutely: Matthew 9:3; Matthew 26:65; Mark 2:7 L T Tr WH; [John 10:36]; τὸν θεόν, Revelation 16:11, 21; τὴν θεάν, Acts 19:37 (G L T Tr WH τὴν θεόν); τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ θεοῦ, Revelation 13:6; Revelation 16:9; τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ θεοῦ (βλασφημεῖται), 1 Peter 4:14 Rec.; δόξας, Jude 1:8; 2 Peter 2:10 (see δόξα, III. 3 b. γ.); εἰς τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγ. Mark 3:29; Luke 12:10 (εἰς θεούς, Plato, rep. 2, p. 381 e.). The earlier Greeks say βλασφ. εἴς τινα, περί or κατά τινος; [on the N. T. constructions cf. Winers Grammar, 222 (208); 629 (584); Buttmann, 146 (128)].

Related entry:
δυσφημέω, -ῶ: [present passive δυσφημοῦμαι]; (δύσφημος); to use ill words, defame; passive to be defamed, 1 Corinthians 4:13 T WH Tr marginal reading (1 Macc. 7:41; in Greek writings from Aeschylus Agam. 1078 down.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Kings
19:4; 19:6; 19:22
9:3; 26:65; 27:39
2:7; 3:28; 3:28; 3:29; 15:29
12:10; 22:65; 23:39
13:45; 18:6; 19:37; 26:11
2:24; 3:8; 14:16
1 Corinthians
4:13; 4:13; 10:30
1 Timothy
1:20; 6:1
2:5; 3:2
1 Peter
4:4; 4:14
2 Peter
2:2; 2:10; 2:12
1:8; 1:10
13:6; 16:9; 16:11; 16:21

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G987 matches the Greek βλασφημέω (blasphēmeō),
which occurs 35 times in 35 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:3 - And some of the scribes said [fn]to themselves, “This fellow blasphemes.” G987
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:65 - Then the high priest tore his [fn]robes and said, “He has blasphemed! G987 What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:39 - And those passing by were [fn]hurling G987 abuse G987 at Him, wagging their heads
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:28 - “Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; G987
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:29 - but whoever blasphemes G987 against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:29 - Those passing by were [fn]hurling G987 abuse G987 at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:10 - “And everyone who [fn]speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes G987 against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:65 - And they were saying many other things against Him, blaspheming. G987
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:39 - One of the criminals who were hanged there was [fn]hurling G987 abuse G987 at Him, saying, “Are You not the [fn]Christ? Save Yourself and us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:36 - do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ G987 because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:45 - But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were [fn]blaspheming. G987
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:6 - But when they resisted and blasphemed, G987 he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:37 - “For you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers G987 of our goddess.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:11 - “And as I punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; G987 and being furiously enraged at them, I kept pursuing them even to [fn]foreign cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:24 - For “THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED G987 AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU,” just as it is written.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:8 - And why not say (as we are slanderously G987 reported G987 and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil that good may come”? [fn]Their condemnation is just.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:16 - Therefore do not let what is for you a good thing be [fn]spoken G987 of as evil; G987
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:13 - when we are slandered, we try to [fn]conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, even until now.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:30 - If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered G987 concerning that for which I give thanks?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:20 - [fn]Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme. G987
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:1 - All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be [fn]spoken G987 against. G987
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:5 - to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. G987
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:2 - to malign G987 no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:7 - Do they not blaspheme G987 the fair name [fn]by which you have been called?
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:4 - In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign G987 you;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:14 - If you are reviled [fn]for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:2 - Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; G987
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:10 - and especially those who [fn]indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile G987 angelic [fn]majesties,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:12 - But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling G987 where they have no knowledge, will in [fn]the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:8 - Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile G987 [fn]angelic majesties.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:10 - But these men revile G987 the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are [fn]destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:6 - And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme G987 His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who [fn]dwell in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:9 - Men were scorched with [fn]fierce heat; and they blasphemed G987 the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:11 - and they blasphemed G987 the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores; and they did not repent of their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:21 - And huge [fn]hailstones, about [fn]one hundred pounds each, *came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed G987 God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague *was extremely [fn]severe.
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