Lasciviousness • Lecherous • Licentious
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Licentious; Licentiousness
Licentious; Licentiousness[Gk asélgeia]; AV LASCIVIOUSNESS, WANTONNESS (Rom. 13:13; 2 Pet. 2:18), PERNICIOUS (2:2), FILTHY (2:7); NEB also VICE, DEBAUCHERY, DISSOLUTE PRACTICES, SENSUALITY, INDECENCY, etc. Extreme indulgence in sensuality without regard for moral restraints.The single Gospel occurrence
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LASCIVIOUSNESS* Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures. Modern Bible translations commonly use the words “licentiousness,” “debauchery,” or “sensuality” instead. Lasciviousness occurs when the pursuit of pleasure is carried to the extreme of complete disregard for the integrity of others and for the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LASCIVIOUSNESS. The Gr. aselgeia (“not affecting pleasantly, exciting disgust”) means unbridled lust, debauchery, licentiousness, wantonness, shamelessness. Included by Christ in the list of evil things which proceed out of the heart or from the fallen nature of man, it apparently covers fornication
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
LASCIVIOUSNESS (Gk. ˒aselgeia, that which “excites disgust”). A KJV term referring to unbridled lust, licentiousness, wantonness. See Sensuality.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
LICENTIOUSNESS — undisciplined and unrestrained behavior, especially a flagrant disregard of sexual restraints (Mark 7:22; 2 Cor. 12:21; lasciviousness, KJV). The Greek word translated as licentiousness means “outrageous conduct,” showing that licentious behavior goes beyond sin to include a disregard
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LASCIVIOUSNESS<la-siv’-i-us-nes> ([ἀσέλγεια, aselgeia], “licentiousness,” “wantonness,” “unbridled lust,” “shamelessness,” “outrageousness”):
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
LASCIVIOUSNESS KJV term for an unbridled expression of sexual urges (Mark 7:22; 2 Cor. 12:21; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 4:19; 1 Pet. 4:3; Jude 4). RSV translated the underlying Greek as licentiousness; NASB, sensuality. Other translations used a variety of terms: debauchery, indecency, lewdness, sexual sin.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
licentiousness. Disregard of accepted moral rules and standards; lack of moral restraint, especially in sexual conduct. The term is used by the NRSV and other versions to render Greek aselgeia G816 (e.g., Rom. 13:13, where NIV has “debauchery”). See lasciviousness.
lasciviousness. This English term (derived from the Latin lasciviosus, earlier lascivia), meaning “lust, overt sexual desire,” is used by the KJV to render Greek aselgeia G816 in a number of passages (e.g., 2 Cor. 12:21; NIV, “debauchery”; NRSV, “licentiousness”). The Greek noun occurs only twice in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
LASCIVIOUSNESS, la-sivʹi-us-nes (ἀσέλγεια, asélgeia, “licentiousness,” “wantonness,” “unbridled lust,” “shamelessness,” “outrageousness”):
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LICENTIOUSNESS [ἀσέλγεια aselgeia]. In the NT, this describes objectionable Christian behavior (Eph 4:19; 2 Pet 2:7; Jude 1:4). It appears frequently in vice lists (Mark 7:22; Rom 13:13; 1 Pet 4:3). In some cases licentiousness appears to describe sexual impropriety (2 Cor 12:21; Gal 5:19). See FORNICATION;