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Debauchery
Chambering • Dissipation • Surfeiting
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Debauchery
Debauchery [Gk. koítai] (Rom. 13:13); AV CHAMBERING; [asōtía] (Eph. 5:18); AV EXCESS; NEB DISSIPATION. The first word, literally “beds,” refers to sexual incontinence; the second denotes a lack of self-control or self-discipline, resulting in wild living (cf. the use in Tit. 1:6; 1 Pet. 4:4, “profligacy”).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Chambering
CHAMBERING. A sexual sin mentioned as one of the works of darkness in Rom 13:12–13 (Gr. pl. koitais, “debauchery,” “illicit intercourse”). The sing. form koitē occurs in Lk 11:7 as “bed,” and in Heb 13:4 as the marriage “bed.” In Rom 9:10, Rebekah “conceived” (koitēn) by Isaac. Thus the original passage
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Chambering
CHAMBERING (Gk. koitē, “beds”). A KJV term occurring in Rom. 13:13, where it signifies lewd and licentious conduct, especially illicit intercourse. The NIV renders “sexual immorality.”
Dissipation
DISSIPATION (Gk. asōtia). The characteristic of an abandoned man, denoting a dissolute life, profligacy (Eph. 5:18; Titus 1:6; 1 Pet. 4:4; the KJV frequently renders “riot”). A similar definition of the word is given in the parable of the prodigal: “He squandered his estate with loose living” (Luke
Surfeiting
SURFEITING (Gk. kraipalē). The Gk. word is translated this way only by the KJV, and only in Luke 21:34. See also Carouse; Dissipation.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHAMBERING
CHAMBERING<cham’-ber-ing>: Illicit intercourse; the rendering in English Versions of the Bible since Tyndale of [κοίταις, koitias] (literally “beds,” Romans 13:13). The Greek usage is paralleled in classic authors and the Septuagint; like the English participle, it denotes repeated or habitual
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Chambering
CHAMBERING KJV translation of a Greek word in Rom. 13:13 rendered as “debauchery” or “sexual promiscuity” in modern versions.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Chambering
chambering. This English term is used once by the KJV in the now obsolete sense of “lewdness” (Rom. 13:13).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Surfeiting
surfeiting. This English term, in its archaic sense of “overindulgence,” is used once by the KJV to translate Greek kraipalē G3190, which refers to uncontrolled drinking (Lk. 21:34). Modern versions usually employ “dissipation” as the rendering of this term. See drunkenness.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Chambering
CHAMBERING, chāmʹbẽr-ing: Illicit intercourse; the rendering in EV since Tyndale of κοίταις, koítais (lit. “beds,” Rom 13:13). The Gr usage is paralleled in classic authors and the LXX; like the Eng. participle, it denotes repeated or habitual acts. The word is not recorded elsewhere in Eng. lit.