An uproar; insurrection; dissension.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, SEDITIONS, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. ( Galatians 5:19-21 )
The translation in Ezra 4:15,19 for 'eshtaddur, "struggling," "revolt"; in 2 Esdras 15:16 for inconstabilitio, "instability" with "be seditious" for stasiazo, "rise in rebellion" in 2 Macc 14:6. In addition, the King James Version has "sedition" for stasis, "standing up," "revolt" (the Revised Version (British and American) "insurrection") in Luke 23:19,25; Acts 24:5, with (dichostasia), "a standing asunder" (the Revised Version (British and American) "division") in Galatians 5:20. As "sedition" does not include open violence against a government, the word should not have been used in any of the above cases.
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