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the sin of witchcraft

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H3784 כּשׁף kashaph - A primitive root; properly to whisper a spell, that is, to inchant or practise magic: - sorcerer, (use) witch (-craft).

Total KJV Occurrences: 6

sorcerers, 3

Exo_7:11 , Dan_2:2 , Mal_3:5

witch, 2

Exo_22:18 , Deu_18:10

witchcraft, 1


Exod.22[ 18] Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

מְכַשֵּׁפָה, לֹא תְחַיֶּה


Deut.18[ 10] There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

לֹא־יִמָּצֵא בְךָ, מַעֲבִיר בְּנוֹ־וּבִתּוֹ בָּאֵשׁ, קֹסֵם קְסָמִים, מְעוֹנֵן וּמְנַחֵשׁ וּמְ כַשֵּׁף


H3785 כּשׁף kesheph From H3784 above; magic: - sorcery, witchcraft.

Total KJV Occurrences: 6

witchcrafts, 4

2Ki_9:22 , Mic_5:12 , Nah_3:4 (2)

sorceries, 2

Isa_47:9 , Isa_47:12

2Kgs.9[ 22] And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?

Mic.5[ 12] And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:

Nah.3[ 4] Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts .



H7081 קסם qesem keh'-sem

From H7080; a lot; also divination (including its fee), oracle: - (reward of) divination, divine sentence, witchcraft.

BDB Definition:

1) divination, witchcraft

1a) of the nations, Balaam

1b) of false prophets

1c) in a good sense (king's lips as oracles)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

H7080 קסם qasam kaw-sam'

A primitive root; properly to distribute, that is, determine by lot or magical scroll; by implication to divine: - divine (-r, -ation), prudent, soothsayer, use [divination].

BDB Definition:

1) (Qal) to practice divination, divine

1a) of diviners of the nations, Balaam

1b) of false prophets of Israel

1c) prohibited

Part of Speech: verb

Total KJV Occurrences: 17

diviners, 7

Deu_18:14 , 1Sa_6:2 , Isa_44:25, Jer_27:9, Jer_29:8 , Mic_3:7 , Zec_10:2

divine, 5

1Sa_28:8 , Eze_13:9 , Eze_21:29 , Mic_3:6, Mic_3:11

divination, 1


divining, 1


prudent, 1


soothsayer, 1


use, 1


2Chr.33 [6] And he ( Manasseh ) caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

1Sam.15[ 23] For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft , and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

כִּי חַטַּאת־ קֶסֶם מֶרִי, וְאָוֶן וּתְרָפִים הַפְצַר: יַעַן, מָאַסְתָּ אֶת־דְּבַר יְהוָה, וַיִּמְאָסְךָ, מִמֶּלֶךְ

Gal.5[ 20] Idolatry, witchcraft , hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

G5331 φαρμακεια pharmakeia far-mak-i'-ah

From G5332; medication (pharmacy), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery, witchcraft.

Thayer Definition:

1) the use or the administering of drugs

2) poisoning

3) sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it

4) metaphorically the deceptions and seductions of idolatry

Total KJV Occurrences: 3

sorceries, 2

Rev_9:21 , Rev_18:23

witchcraft, 1


G5332 φαρμακευς pharmakeus far-mak-yoos'

From φαρμακον pharmakon (a drug, that is, spell giving potion); a druggist (pharmacist) or poisoner, that is, (by extension) a magician: - sorcerer.

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