In the sense of speaking evil of God this word is found in Psalms 74:18 ; Isaiah 52:5 ; Romans 2:24 ; Revelation 13:1 Revelation 13:6 ; Revelation 16:9 Revelation 16:11 Revelation 16:21 . It denotes also any kind of calumny, or evil-speaking, or abuse ( 1 Kings 21:10 ; Acts 13:45 ; 18:6 , etc.). Our Lord was accused of blasphemy when he claimed to be the Son of God ( Matthew 26:65 ; Compare Matthew 9:3 ; Mark 2:7 ). They who deny his Messiahship blaspheme Jesus ( Luke 22:65 ; John 10:36 ).
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost ( Matthew 12:31 Matthew 12:32 ; Mark 3:28 Mark 3:29 ; Luke 12:10 ) is regarded by some as a continued and obstinate rejection of the gospel, and hence is an unpardonable sin, simply because as long as a sinner remains in unbelief he voluntarily excludes himself from pardon. Others regard the expression as designating the sin of attributing to the power of Satan those miracles which Christ performed, or generally those works which are the result of the Spirit's agency.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Blasphemy". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".