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King James Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
Offences Against the Holy Spirit
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• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
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• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Holy Ghost (spirit), Sin Against the
Sin Against the Holy Ghost (spirit)
Greek - can not be spoken against
Greek - strive against
Greek - say against
Greek - speak against, spoken against
Greek - over against
Greek - war against, waging war against
Greek - over against
Greek - against
Greek - charge against
Greek - against one's will, against my will
Greek - over against
Greek - spoken against
Greek - against
Greek - bring charges against
Greek - against
Greek - murmur against
Greek - mad against
Greek - against
Greek - plotting against
Greek - grudge against, had a grudge against
Greek - rise up against
Greek - bring against, pronounce against
Greek - cry against
Greek - against
Greek - crime laid against one
Greek - against
Greek - prate against
Greek - against
Greek - against
Greek - boast against, rejoice against
Greek - speak against, speaks against
Greek - witness against, testify against, testifying against
Greek - begin to wax wanton against
Greek - make insurrection against, rose up against
Greek - over against
Greek - accusation against, bring against, charges they bring against
Greek - prevail against
Greek - against
Greek - against
Greek - against
Greek - slammed against
Greek - slammed against
Greek - beat vehemently against, burst against
Greek - to fight against God, fighting against God
Greek - fight against God
Greek - pressing against
Hebrew - man against another
Hebrew - turned against, turns against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against me
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - that rise up against thee
Hebrew - bear a grudge against, bears a grudge against, bore a grudge against, grudge against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against, over against
Hebrew - justle one against another
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against
Hebrew - against, over against
Hebrew - against

AGAINST, prep. agenst'.

1. In opposition; noting enmity or disapprobation.

His hand will be against every man. Gen. 16.

I am against your pillows. Ez. 8.

2. In opposition, noting contrariety, contradiction, or repugnance; as, a decree against law, reason or public opinion.
3. In opposition, noting competition, or different sides or parties; as, there are twenty votes in the affirmative against ten in the negative.
4. In an opposite direction; as, to ride against the wind.
5. Opposite in place; abreast; as, a ship is against the mouth of a river. In this sense it is often preceded by over.

Aaron lighted the lamps over against the candlesticks.

Num. 8.

6. In opposition, noting adversity, injury, or contrariety to wishes; as, this change of measures is against us.
7. Bearing upon; as, one leans against a wall.
8. In provision for; in preparation for.

Urijah made it against king Ahaz came from Damascus.

2Kings, 16.

In this sense against is a preposition, with the following part of the sentence for an object. See After, prep. def. 2.

In short, the sense of this word is opposition, variously modified according to its application to different objects.

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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 'Against'". "King James Dictionary".


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