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a-bol'-ish (chathath, "to be broken down," "made void," "My righteousness shall not be abolished" (Isaiah 51:6), i.e. as shown in God's faithfulness to His promises; machah, "to erase," "blot out," "that your works may be abolished" (Ezekiel 6:6) katargeo, "to render inoperative," "bring to nought," "make of no effect," "when he shall have abolished all rule" (1 Corinthians 15:24), every power opposed to God's kingdom; "having abolished in his flesh the enmity" (Ephesians 2:15)): By His death, Christ did away with the race separation due to historic ordinances and ceremonial laws (as of circumcision and uncircumcision); through the cross He wrought the reconciliation, and secured that common access to the Father by which the union is maintained.

"Our Saviour Christ Jesus. abolished death" (2 Timothy 1:10). Men still die, "it is appointed unto men" (Hebrews 9:27), but the fear of death as having power to terminate or affect our personal existence and our union with God, as a dreadful stepping out into the unknown and unknowable (into Sheol of the impenetrable gloom), and as introducing us to a final and irreversible judgment, has been removed. Christ has taken out of it its sting (1 Corinthians 15:55) and all its hurtful power (Hebrews 2:14); has shown it to be under His control (Revelation 1:18), brought to light the incorruptible life beyond, and declared the ultimate destruction of death (1 Corinthians 15:26; compare Revelation 20:14). The Greek (katargeitai) indicates that the process of destruction was then going on.

M. O. Evans

2673. katargeo -- to render inoperative, abolish
... to render inoperative, abolish. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katargeo Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-arg-eh'-o) Short Definition: I bring to naught, sever ...
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337. anaireo -- to take up, take away, make an end
... take away, make an end. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anaireo Phonetic Spelling:
(an-ahee-reh'-o) Short Definition: I take up, abolish, murder Definition ...
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615. apokteino -- to kill
... apokteino or apoktenno Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ok-ti'-no) Short Definition: I put
to death, kill Definition: I put to death, kill; fig: I abolish. ...
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2647. kataluo -- to destroy, overthrow
... Word Origin from kata and luo Definition to destroy, overthrow NASB Word Usage abolish
(2), destroy (5), destroyed (1), find lodging (1), guest (1), overthrow ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4229. machah -- to wipe, wipe out
... 4228, 4229. machah. 4229a . to wipe, wipe out. Transliteration: machah
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-khaw') Short Definition: abolish. ...
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2865. chathath -- to be shattered or dismayed
... abolish, affright, be make afraid, amaze, beat down, discourage. A primitive
root; properly, to prostrate; hence, to break down, either ...
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2498. chalaph -- to pass on or away, pass through
... abolish, alter, change, cut off, go on forward, grow up, be over, pass away,.
A primitive root; properly, to slide by, ie (by implication ...
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7665. shabar -- to break, break in pieces
... root Definition to break, break in pieces NASB Word Usage abolish (1), break (25),
break down (1), breaking in pieces (1), breaks (5), breaks in pieces (1 ...
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Efforts of Julian to Establish Paganism and to Abolish Our Usages. ...
... Book V. Chapter XVI."Efforts of Julian to establish Paganism and to abolish our
Usages. The Epistle which he sent to the Pagan High-Priests. ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xvi efforts of julian to.htm

The Partisans of Acacius Again do not Remain Quiet, but Strive to ...
... Chapter XXIX."The Partisans of Acacius again do not remain Quiet, but strive to
abolish the Term "Consubstantial," and to confirm the Heresy of Arius. ...
/.../chapter xxix the partisans of acacius.htm

Nature's Permanence. October 29.
... We abolish many things, good and evil, wisely and foolishly, in these fast-going
times; but, happily for us, we cannot abolish the blue sky, and the green sea ...
/.../kingsley/daily thoughts /natures permanence october 29.htm

Effects Require Causes
... To abolish the mental experience the radical method would be to abolish the physical
experience, and the way of abolishing the physical experience would be to ...
/.../the greatest thing in the world and other addresses/effects require causes.htm

The Law Established through Faith
... which might be made, and which has in fact been made in all ages; namely, that to
say we are justified without the works of the law, is to abolish the law. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 35 the law established.htm

July 1:
... 1-Jul. July 1st. "Perfect correspondence," according to Mr. Herbert Spencer, would
be "perfect Life." To abolish Death, therefore, all that would be necessary ...
//christianbookshelf.org/drummond/beautiful thoughts/july 1 0.htm

Whether Custom Can Obtain Force of Law?
... Objection 1: It would seem that custom cannot obtain force of law, nor abolish a
law. ... Therefore custom cannot obtain force of law, so as to abolish the law. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether custom can obtain force.htm

The Lord's Prayer
... To hallow the Father's name would abolish all the superstition of the world.
And so the coming of the Father's kingdom would abolish ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xxxviii the lords prayer.htm

One Metaphor and Two Meanings
... Jesus Christ looked at the man, and He did not think about theological cobwebs.
What was suggested to Him was to fight against the evil and abolish it. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/one metaphor and two meanings.htm

Christ's Flesh in Nature, the Same as Ours, Only Sinless the ...
... conspicuous against us; he will have us say that Christ put on flesh of an earthly
origin, [7168] in order that He might in His own person abolish sinful flesh ...
/.../tertullian/ on the flesh of christ/chapter xvi christs flesh in nature.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly.

2. (v. t.) To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.

Abolish (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs,
institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly. ...
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Abrogate (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (vt) To abolish or repeal by an authoritative act; as, to abrogate a law; to
abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied ...
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Abolished (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Abolish. Multi-Version Concordance
Abolished (12 Occurrences). 1 Corinthians 15:24 Then ...
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Lysias (3 Occurrences)
... to Josephus (Ant., XII, vii, 2), the instructions of Lysias were' "to conquer Judea,
enslave its inhabitants, utterly destroy Jerusalem and abolish the whole ...
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... 2. (n.) A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin;
as, abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish, impoverish. Int. ...
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Footing (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Footing (3 Occurrences). Romans 3:31 Do we then by means
of this faith abolish the Law? No, indeed; we give the Law a firmer footing. ...
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Firmer (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Firmer (1 Occurrence). Romans 3:31 Do we then by means
of this faith abolish the Law? No, indeed; we give the Law a firmer footing. ...
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Enlighten (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Timothy 1:10 and was made manifest now through the manifestation of our Saviour
Jesus Christ, who indeed did abolish death, and did enlighten life and ...
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Enmity (23 Occurrences)
... cross to have "slain the enmity," that is, the opposition between Jew and Gentile,
creating in Himself "one new man, (so) making peace." See also ABOLISH; HATE ...
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Disease (213 Occurrences)
... The number of marshes or pools is fairly small, and the use of active measures to
destroy the larvae of mosquitos might easily diminish or abolish the malarial ...
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Bible Concordance
Abolish (6 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:17 "Don't think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn't come to destroy, but to fulfill.

Romans 3:31 Do we then by means of this faith abolish the Law? No, indeed; we give the Law a firmer footing.

2 Timothy 1:10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Good News.

Isaiah 2:18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

Daniel 11:31 And strong ones out of him stand up, and have polluted the sanctuary, the stronghold, and have turned aside the continual 'sacrifice', and appointed the desolating abomination.
(See NIV)

Hosea 2:18 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the animals of the field, and with the birds of the sky, and with the creeping things of the ground. I will break the bow, the sword, and the battle out of the land, and will make them lie down safely.



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