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5800 blasphemy

5800 blasphemy

The profaning, desecration and taking in vain of the name of God, or the reviling of any of his works or deeds. It is strongly forbidden by God as dishonouring to his name.

Blasphemy strongly forbidden

Ex 20:7 pp Dt 5:11 See also Ex 22:28; Lev 18:21; Lev 19:12; Lev 22:32; Nu 15:30-31

Blasphemy against God punished

Lev 24:10-16,23; 2Ki 19:20-37 pp Isa 37:21-38

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unpardonable

Mk 3:28-30 pp Mt 12:31-32 pp Lk 12:10 See also Heb 10:29

God blasphemed indirectly

Rejecting his word and his servants blasphemes God Ne 9:26 See also 2Ch 36:16; Ps 107:11; Isa 5:24

Defiling sacred things blasphemes God Lev 22:1-2 See also Eze 20:27-28; Eze 22:26; Mal 1:6-13

Despising the poor blasphemes God Pr 14:31 See also Am 2:7; Jas 2:5-7

Speaking against his people blasphemes God Zep 2:8-11; Ac 9:4-5 To persecute the church is to persecute Jesus Christ; Ac 26:9; 1Ti 1:13; Rev 2:9

Slandering celestial beings blasphemes God 2Pe 2:10-12; Jude 8-10

The sins of God’s people may cause others to blaspheme

1Ti 6:1 See also 2Sa 12:13-14 The phrase “you have made the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt” reflects a scribal tradition which avoided any reference to blasphemy. The underlying idea of blasphemy would have been obvious to the original readers; Eze 36:20-23; Ro 2:24; Isa 52:5

God’s enemies blaspheme him Ps 139:20 See also Ps 74:10-11,18; Da 7:25; Da 11:36; 1Co 12:3; 2Th 2:4; Rev 13:5; Rev 16:9,11,21; Rev 17:3

False accusations of blasphemy

Jesus Christ falsely accused of blasphemy Mk 2:6-7 pp Mt 9:3 pp Lk 5:21 See also Mt 26:65-66 pp Mk 14:63-64; Jn 10:33-36

God’s servants falsely accused of blasphemy 1Ki 21:9-13; Ac 6:11-14

See also

2585Christ, trial
3245Holy Spirit, blasphemy against
5547speech, power of
8843unforgivable sin
9115antichrist, the

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