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Dictionaries :: Havoc

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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Havoc:

hav'-ok: "Devastation," "to make havoc of" is the translation of lumainomai, "to stain," "to disgrace"; in the New Testament "to injure," "destroy" (Ac 8:3, "As for Saul he made havoc of the church," the Revised Version (British and American) "laid waste"; #/APC 1Macc 7:7, "what havoc," the Revised Version (British and American) "all the havock," exolothreusis, "utter destruction").

The Revised Version has "made havoc of" (portheo) for "destroyed" (Ac 9:21; Ga 1:23), for "wasted" (Ga 1:13).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4199 Greek: portheo

Havoc:

"to destroy, ravage, lay waste," is used of the persecution inflicted by Saul of Tarsus on the church in Jerusalem, Act 9:21, and Gal 1:23, RV, "made havoc," for AV, "destroyed;" Gal 1:13, ditto, for AV, "wasted."
See DESTROY, Note.

2 Strong's Number: g3075 Greek: lumainomai

Havoc:

"to maltreat, outrage" (lume, "an outrage"), is translated "made havock" in Act 8:3, AV (RV, "laid waste.")

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