( Acts 18:14 ), villany or wickedness, not lewdness in the modern sense of the word. The word "lewd" is from the Saxon, and means properly "ignorant," "unlearned," and hence low, vicious ( Acts 17:5 ).
Villany; wickedness; crime.
And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked LEWDNESS, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: but if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters. ( Acts 18:14-15 )