Lewdness

Lewdness

( 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 ).

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

Lewdness

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 )

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

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