Bible Articles on the Topic of Abhor

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"Abomination” to the LORD

What is an “abomination” to the LORD? What does the LORD “abhor“...”detest“...“despise“...or “loathe”?


ab-hor ́: “To cast away,” “reject,” “despise,” “defy,” “contemn,” “loathe,” etc. (1) Translated in the Old Testament from the following Hebrew words amongst others: בּאשׁ (bā'ash), “to be or to become stinking” (1 Samuel 27:12; 2 Samuel 16:21); גּעל (gā‛al), “to cast away as unclean,” “to loathe”; compare Ezekiel 16:5 the King James Version; קוּץ (qūts), “to loathe,” “to fear” (Exodus 1:12 m; 1 Kings 11:25; Isaiah 7:16); שׁקץ (shāqats), “to detest” (Psalms 22:24); תּאב (tā'abh), תּעב (ta‛abh), “to contemn” (Deuteronomy 23:7); דּראון (dērā'ōn), “an object of contempt,” “an abhorring” (Isaiah 66:24; Daniel 12:2 margin). (2) Translated in the New Testament from the following Greek words: bdelússomai, which is derived from bdéō, “to stink” (Romans 2:22); apostugéō, derived from stugéō, “to hate,” “to shrink from” (Romans 12:9).