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King James Dictionary

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Curse, Accursed
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Greek - accursed, bind under a great curse
Greek - bind under a curse, bind under a great curse, curse
Greek - curse
Greek - curse
Greek - curse, cursed, accursed
Greek - curse
Greek - curse, accursed, cursed
Hebrew - curse
Hebrew - curse, curse them at all, cursed
Hebrew - curse
Hebrew - accursed, accursed thing, curse, cursed thing
Hebrew - curse
Hebrew - curse, uttered a curse
Hebrew - curse, curses
Hebrew - curse
Hebrew - accursed, curse, curses
Hebrew - curse, curses
Hebrew - curse, cursed, curses
Hebrew - curse, accursed, brought a curse, cursed, curses
Hebrew - curse, brings a curse, curse is cursed, cursed, cursed be those who curse, cursed is everyone who curses, cursed woman, utterly curse

CURSE, v.t. pret. and pp. cursed or curst.

1. To utter a wish of evil against one; to imprecate evil upon; to call for mischief or injury to fall upon; to execrate.

Thou shalt not curse the ruler of thy people. Exodus 22.

Bless and curse not. Romans 12.

Curse me this people, for they are too mighty for me. Numbers 22.

2. To injure; to subject to evil; to vex, harass or torment with great calamities.

On impious realms and barbarous kings impose thy plagues, and curse em with such sons as those.

3. To devote to evil.

CURSE, v.i. To utter imprecations; to affirm or deny with imprecations of divine vengeance.

Then began he to curse and to swear. Matthew 26.


1. Malediction; the expression of a wish of evil to another.

Shimei--who cured me with a grievous curse. 1 Kings 2.

2. Imprecation of evil.

They entered into a curse, and into an oath. Nehemiah 10.

3. Affliction; torment; great vexation.

I will make this city a curse to all nations. Jeremiah 26.

4. Condemnation; sentence of divine vengeance on sinners.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law. Galatians 3.

5. Denunciation of evil.

The priest shall write all these curses in a book. Numbers 5.

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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 'Curse'". "King James Dictionary".


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