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King James Dictionary

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Greek - corrupt
Greek - corrupt
Greek - be corrupt, corrupt, corrupt one's self, corrupted, corrupting, corrupts
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Greek - corrupt
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Greek - corrupt
Hebrew - corrupt
Hebrew - corrupt, corruptly, acted very corruptly
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Hebrew - corrupt
Hebrew - corrupt, corrupters, corruptly, act corruptly, acted corruptly, acting corruptly, corrupted
Hebrew - corrupt, corruption
Hebrew - corrupt
Hebrew - become corrupt, corrupt

CORRUPT, v.t. L., to break. Literally, to break, separate or dissolve. Hence,

1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to separate the component parts of a body, as by a natural process, which accompanied by a fetid smell.
2. To vitiate or deprave; to change from good to bad.

Evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15.

3. To waste, spoil or consume.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt. Matthew 6.

4. To defile or pollute. Exodus 32.
5. To entice from good and allure to evil. 2 Corinthians 11.
6. To pervert; to break, disobey or make void. Malachi 2.
7. To pervert or vitiate integrity; to bribe; as, to corrupt a judge.
8. To debase or render impure, by alterations or innovations; as, to corrupt language.
9. To pervert; to falsify; to infect with errors; as, to corrupt the sacred text.


1. To become putrid; to putrefy; to rot. Animal and vegetable substances speedily corrupt in a warm and moist air.
2. To become vitiated; to lose purity.


1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state, as by natural decomposition.
2. Spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound; as corrupt air, or bread.
3. Depraved; vitiated; tainted with wickedness.

They are corrupt; they have done abominable works. Psalm 14.

The earth was corrupt before God. Genesis 6.

4. Debased; rendered impure; changed to a worse state; as corrupt language.
5. Not genuine; infected with errors or mistakes. The text is corrupt.

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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 'Corrupt'". "King James Dictionary".


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