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Blaspheme


BLASPHE'ME, verb transitive [Gr. The first syllable is the same as in blame, blasme, denoting injury; Latin loedo, loesus; The last syllable is the Gr., to speak.]

1. To speak of the Supreme Being in terms of impious irreverence; to revile or speak reproachfully of God, or the Holy Spirit. 1 Kings 21:10. Mark 3:28.

2. To speak evil of; to utter abuse or calumny against; to speak reproachfully of.

BLASPHE'ME, verb intransitive To utter blasphemy.

He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven. Mark 3:29.

1. To arrogate the prerogatives of God.

This man blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins but God? Mat 9:3 Mark 2:7.