KJV Dictionary Definition: blaspheme


BLASPHE'ME, v.t. Gr. The first syllable is the same as in blame, blasme, denoting injury; L. 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. Mark 3.

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

BLASPHE'ME, v.i. To utter blasphemy.

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

1. To arrogate the prerogatives of God.

This man blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins but God? Math.9. Mark 2.


BLASPHE'MER, n. One who blasphemes; one who speaks of God in impious and irreverent terms. 1 Tim.1.


BLASPHE'MING, ppr. Uttering impious or reproachful words concerning God.


BLAS'PHEMOUS, a. Containing blasphemy; calumnious; impiously irreverent or reproachful towards God.


BLAS'PHEMOUSLY, adv. Impiously; with impious irreverence to God.