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King James Dictionary

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Sacrilege (commit)
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Greek - commit sin, committing
Greek - commit ungodly
Greek - commit
Greek - commit, committing
Greek - commit murder, commits murder
Greek - commit sacrilege
Greek - commit adultery, commits adultery
Greek - commit adultery, commits adultery, committed adultery, committing
Greek - commit, committed
Greek - commit, commit the keeping of
Greek - be commit to one's trust, be committed unto, commit to one's trust, commit unto
Greek - commit, commits, committed
Greek - commit, commit fornication
Greek - commit, committed
Hebrew - committed, commit, commits sin, sin have i committed
Hebrew - commit, committed
Hebrew - commit, committed
Hebrew - commit, commits, commits and does, committed, committed and practices, committing
Hebrew - commit, commit fornication, commit adultery, commits flagrant harlotry
Hebrew - commit
Hebrew - commit, committed, committing unfaithfulness, unfaithfulness they committed
Hebrew - commit
Hebrew - commit
Hebrew - commit, commits, committed
Hebrew - commit
Hebrew - commit adultery, commits adultery, committed adultery, committing of adultery

COMMIT, v.t. Literally, to send to or upon; to throw, put or lay upon. Hence,

1. To give in trust; to put into the hands or power of another; to entrust; with to.

Commit thy way to the Lord. Ps. 37.

The things thou hast heard of me, commit to faithful men. 2 Tim. 2.

2. To put into any place for preservation; to deposit; as, to commit a passage in a book to memory; to commit the body to the grave.
3. To put or sent to, for confinement; as, to commit an offender to prison. Hence for the sake of brevity, commit is used for imprison. The sheriff has committed the offender.

These two were committed, at least restrained of their liberty.

4. To do; to effect or perpetrate; as, to commit murder, treason, felony, or trespass.

Thou shalt not commit adultery. Ex. 20.

5. To join or put together, for a contest; to match; followed by with; a latinism.

How does Philopolis commit the opponent with the respondent.

6. To place in a state of hostility or incongruity. Committing short and long words. But this seems to be the same signification as the foregoing.
7. To expose or endanger by a preliminary step or decision which cannot be recalled; as, to commit the peace of a country by espousing the cause of a belligerent.

You might have satisfied every duty of political friendship without committing the honor of your sovereign.

8. To engage; to pledge; or to pledge by implication.

The general--addressed letters to Gen. Gates and to Gen. Heath, cautioning them against any sudden assent to the proposal, which might possibly be considered as committing the faith of the United States.

And with the reciprocal pronoun, to commit ones self, is to do some act, or make some declaration, which may bind the person in honor, good faith, or consistency, to pursue a certain course of conduct, or to adhere to the tenor of that declaration.

9. To refer or entrust to a committee, or select number of persons, for their consideration and report; a term of legislation; as, the petition or the bill is committed. Is it the pleasure of the house to commit the bill?

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Commit'". "King James Dictionary".


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