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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Perverse, Pervert

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1: ἀποστρέφω

(Strong's #654 — Verb — apostrepho — ap-os-tref'-o )

"to turn away" (apo, "from," strepho, "to turn"), is used metaphorically in the sense of "perverting" in Luke 23:14 (cp. No. 2 in ver. 2). See BRING , No. 22.

2: διαστρέφω

(Strong's #1294 — Verb — diastrepho — dee-as-tref'-o )

"to distort, twist" (dia, "through," and strepho), is translated "to pervert" in Luke 23:2 (cp. No. 1 in ver. 14); Acts 13:10 [in ver. 8, "to turn aside" (AV, "away"]; in the perfect participle, Passive Voice, it is translated "perverse," lit., "turned aside, corrupted," in Matthew 17:17; Luke 9:41; Acts 20:30; Philippians 2:15 .

3: μεταστρέφω

(Strong's #3344 — Verb — metastrepho — met-as-tref'-o )

"to transform into something of an opposite character" (meta, signifying "a change," and strepho,) as the Judaizers sought to "pervert the gospel of Christ," Galatians 1:7; cp. "the sun shall be turned into darkness," Acts 2:20; laughter into mourning and joy to heaviness, James 4:9 . See TURN.

4: ἐκστρέφω

(Strong's #1612 — Verb — ekstrepho — ek-stref'-o )

"to turn inside out" (ek, "out"), "to change entirely," is used metaphorically in Titus 3:11 , RV, "is perverted" (AV, "is subverted"). See SUBVERT.

Note: For "perverse disputings," 1 Timothy 6:5 , AV, see DISPUTE , A, No. 3.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Perverse, Pervert'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/p/perverse-pervert.html. 1940.

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