from Lat. vagabundus, "a wanderer," "a fugitive;" not used opprobriously ( Genesis 4:12 , RSV, "wanderer;" Psalms 109:10 ; Acts 19:13 , RSV, "strolling").

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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 Vagabond". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


vag'-a-bond (nudh, "to wander"):

The word is used in the curse pronounced on Cain (Genesis 4:12,14). the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes in each case "wanderer," but in Psalms 109:10 it retains "vagabonds." "Vagabond Jews" (perierchomai; the Revised Version (British and American) "strolling Jews") were persons who traveled about as professional exorcists (Acts 19:13).

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