Carousing [Gk. kṓmoi] (Gal. 5:21); AV REVELLINGS; NEB ORGIES; [pótoi] (1 Pet. 4:3); AV BANQUETINGS; NEB TIPPLING; [syneuōchéō] (2 Pet. 2:13; Jude 12); AV FEAST; NEB “sit at table,” “eat and drink.” The references are to gluttonous feasting, which Gentiles evidently sometimes found hard to give
CAROUSE (Gk. kōmos, a “carousel”). In the Gk. writings, this term referred to a nocturnal and riotous procession of half-drunken people who paraded after supper through the streets with torches and music in honor of Bacchus or some other deity, and sang and played before the houses of their friends;
CAROUSINGS<ka-rouz’-ingz> ([πότοις, potois], dative plural of [potos]): This word is found only in the American Standard Revised Version and once only (1 Pet 4:3). The King James Version translates it “banquetings.” It is one of the Gentileexcesses of fleshly indulgence against which the Christians
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CAROUSINGS,ka-rouz′ingz (πότοις,pótois, dative pl. of pótos): This word is found only in ARV and once only (1 Pet 4:3). The AV translates it “banquetings.” It is one of the gentile excesses of fleshly indulgence against which the Christians are warned by Peter.