Corruption, (prop. some form of שָׁחָה, shachah'', διαφθείρω). This term is used in Scripture to signify the putrefaction of dead bodies (Psalms 16:10), the blemishes which rendered an animal unfit for sacrifice (Leviticus 22:25), sinful inclinations, habits, and practices, which defile and ruin men (Romans 8:21; 2 Peter 2:12,19), everlasting ruin (Galatians 6:8), men in their mortal and imperfect state (1 Corinthians 15:42,50).

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Author: McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia

Keywords: Corruption

Bible reference(s): 1 Corinthians 15:42, 2 Kings 23:13, 2 Peter 2:12, Galatians 6:8, Leviticus 22:25, Psalms 16:10, Romans 8:21

Source: John McClintock and James Strong, Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature.

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