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Commit

COMMIT

ko-mit':

Used in two senses:

(1) "To give in charge" or "entrust":

sim, "to put" (Job 5:8); galal, "to roll" (Psalms 37:5; Proverbs 16:3); paqadh, "to give, in charge" (Psalms 31:5 the King James Version; compare Luke 23:46); tithemi, "committed to us (the Revised Version, margin "placed in us") the word of reconciliation" (2 Corinthians 5:19); paratheke, "that which I have committed unto him" (2 Timothy 1:12; the Revised Version, margin "that which he hath committed unto me," Greek "my deposit"); "that which is committed unto thee" (1 Timothy 6:20, Greek "the deposit"); "that good thing," etc. (2 Timothy 1:14, Greek "the good deposit").

(2) "To do or practice (evil)":

prasso "commit such things" (Romans 1:32, the Revised Version (British and American) "practice"; compare Romans 2:2). In 1 John 3:4,8 "doeth sin" (poieo, the King James Version "committeth sin") shows that it is not committing a single sin that is in view, but sinful practice.

W. L. Walker


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'COMMIT'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.