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Canker [N]

a gangrene or mortification which gradually spreads over the whole body ( 2 Timothy 2:17 ). In James 5:3 "cankered" means "rusted" (RSV) or tarnished.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Canker". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


A dying or decay of a part of the body.

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a CANKER: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus. ( 2 Timothy 1:1 Exodus 2:16-17 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Canker'". A King James Dictionary.