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Delusion
Delude • Deluded • Self-Delusion
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Delusion
Delusion [Heb. kāzāḇ] (Ps. 62:9 [MT 10]); AV LIE; NEB FAITHLESS; [’āwen] (Isa. 41:29); AV VANITY; NEB EMPTY THINGS; [šeqer] (Jer. 3:23); AV “in vain”; NEB “no help”; [ta‘tu‘îm] (Jer. 10:15; 51:18); AV ERRORS; NEB MOCKERIES; [Gk. plánē] (2 Thess. 2:11); DELUSIONS; DELUSIVE (VISIONS) [Heb. šāw’]
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DELUSION
DELUSION<de-lu’-zhun>:1. Isaiah 66:4, “I also will choose their delusions” (the Revised Version, margin “mockings”), Hebrew ta`alulim, which occurs only here and Isaiah 3:4 (where it is translated “babes,” the Revised Version, margin “childishness”). Its meaning is somewhat ambiguous.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Delusion
Delusiona false belief or persistent error of perception continued in spite of logical absurdity or contradictory evidence; symptomatic of some mental disorders such as schizophrenia, dementia, and paranoia; common types are delusions of grandeur, in which afflicted person exaggerates own importance,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Delusion
DELUSION, dē̇-lūʹzhun: (1) Isa 66:4, “I also will choose their delusions” (RVm “mockings”), Heb ta‛ălūlīm, which occurs only here and Isa 3:4 (where it is trd “babes,” RVm “childishness”). Its meaning is somewhat ambiguous. The best tr seems to be “wantonness,” “caprice.” “Their wanton dealing, i.e.