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Dictionaries :: Fornication, Fornicator

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4202 Greek: porneia

Fornication, Fornicator:

is used

(a) of "illicit sexual intercourse," in Jhn 8:41; Act 15:20, 29; 21:25; 1Cr 5:1; 6:13, 18; 2Cr 12:21; Gal 5:19; Eph 5:3; Col 3:5; 1Th 4:3; Rev 2:21; 9:21; in the plural in 1Cr 7:2; in Mat 5:32; 19:9 it stands for, or includes, adultery; it is distinguished from it in Mat 15:19; Mar 7:21;

(b) metaphorically, of "the association of pagan idolatry with doctrines of, and professed adherence to, the Christian faith," Rev 14:8; 17:2, 4; 18:3; 19:2; some suggest this as the sense in Rev 2:21.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g4205 Greek: pornos

Fornication, Fornicator:

denotes "a man who indulges in fornication, a fornicator," 1Cr 5:9, 10, 11; 6:9; Eph 5:5, RV; 1Ti 1:10, RV; Hbr 12:16; 13:4, RV; Rev 21:8; 22:15, RV (AV, "whoremonger").

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4203 Greek: porneuo

Fornication, Fornicator:

"to commit fornication," is used

(a) literally, Mar 10:19; 1Cr 6:18; 10:8; Rev 2:14, 20, see (a) and (b) above;

(b) metaphorically, Rev 17:2; 18:3, 9.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1608 Greek: ekporneuo

Fornication, Fornicator:

a strengthened form of No. 1 (ek, used intensively), "to give oneself up to fornication," implying excessive indulgence, Jud 1:7.

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