"Devastation," "to make havoc of" is the translation of lumainomai, "to stain," "to disgrace"; in the New Testament "to injure," "destroy" (Acts 8:3, "As for Saul he made havoc of the church," the Revised Version (British and American) "laid waste"; 1 Maccabees 7:7, "what havoc," the Revised Version (British and American) "all the havock," exolothreusis, "utter destruction").

The Revised Version has "made havoc of" (portheo) for "destroyed" (Acts 9:21; Galatians 1:23), for "wasted" (Galatians 1:13).

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