International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPROFANE
pro-fan' (verb chalal, adjective chalal, chol; bebeloo, bebelos): From profanus, "before (i.e. outside) the temple," therefore unholy, polluted, secular, is of frequent occurrence (verb and adjective) in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It occurs as the translation of chol in the King James Version only in Ezekiel (22:26, the Revised Version (British and American) "common"; 42:20:00; 44:23:00; 48:15, the Revised Version (British and American) "for common use"); as the translation of chalal in Leviticus 21:7, 14, the Revised Version margin "polluted"; and Ezekiel 21:25, where, for the King James Version "thou profane wicked prince of Israel," the Revised Version (British and American) has "thou, O deadly wounded wicked one, the prince of Israel." "To profane" (chalal) is seen in Leviticus 18:21; Leviticus 19:8 Nehemiah 13:17, 18 Psalm 89:39 Isaiah 43:28 Ezekiel 22:8, 26, etc. "Profaneness" in Jeremiah 23:15 (chanuppah) is in the American Standard Revised Version "ungodliness." In the New Testament "profane" occurs in the sense of unholy, godless, regardless of God and divine things (1 Timothy 1:9; 1 Timothy 4:7; 1 Timothy 6:20 2 Timothy 2:16 Hebrews 12:16), and "to profane," or violate, in Matthew 12:5 Acts 24:6. The verb is frequent in Apocrypha in 1 Maccabees (1:43, 45, 63; 2:34, etc.; also in 2 Maccabees 8:2; 10:05; compare 2 Esdras 15:8; Judith 4:3, 12; 1 Maccabees 1:48; 2 Maccabees 4:13). In numerous cases the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "profane" for other words and phrases in the King James Version, as for "to prostitute" (Leviticus 19:29), "an hypocrite" (Isaiah 9:17), "pollute" (Numbers 18:32 Ezekiel 7:21), etc.
Greek953. bebeloo -- to profane
... to profane. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: bebeloo Phonetic Spelling:
(beb-ay-lo'-o) Short Definition: I profane Definition: I profane, pollute, violate. ...
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952. bebelos -- permitted to be trodden, by impl. unhallowed
2839. koinos -- common
2840. koinoo -- to make common
462. anosios -- unholy
Strong's Hebrew2610. chaneph -- to be polluted or profane
... to be polluted or profane. Transliteration: chaneph Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-nafe')
Short Definition: polluted. ... corrupt, defile, greatly, pollute, profane. ...
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2490c. chalal -- to pollute, defile, profane
2611. chaneph -- profane, irreligious
2455. chol -- profaneness, commonness
2490. chalal -- to bore, pierce
2491. chalal -- pierced
2114. zuwr -- to be a stranger
8610. taphas -- to lay hold of, wield
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Profane History Gives no Account of These Matters.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) Not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place.
2. (a.) Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.
3. (a.) Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious.
4. (a.) Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.
5. (v.) To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God.
ThesaurusProfane (69 Occurrences)
... peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred;
secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place. ...
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Desecrate (9 Occurrences)
Godless (31 Occurrences)
Irreligious (7 Occurrences)
Profanity (2 Occurrences)
Profaning (10 Occurrences)
Profaned (43 Occurrences)
Ahasuerus (28 Occurrences)
Sanctifieth (21 Occurrences)
Sanctifies (14 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceProfane (69 Occurrences)
Matthew 12:5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbath day, the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless?
Acts 24:6 He even tried to profane the temple, and we arrested him.
1 Timothy 1:9 as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables. Exercise yourself toward godliness.
1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2 Timothy 3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, profane. They will be disobedient to parents, thankless, irreligious,
Hebrews 12:16 lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, like Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal.
Revelation 21:27 There will in no way enter into it anything profane, or one who causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Exodus 20:25 And if thou make Me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast profaned it.
Leviticus 10:10 and that you are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;
Leviticus 18:21 "'You shall not give any of your children to sacrifice to Molech; neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am Yahweh.
Leviticus 19:12 "'You shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God. I am Yahweh.
Leviticus 19:29 "'Don't profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.
Leviticus 20:3 I also will set my face against that person, and will cut him off from among his people because he has given of his seed to Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
Leviticus 21:4 He shall not defile himself, being a chief man among his people, to profane himself.
Leviticus 21:6 They shall be holy to their God, and not profane the name of their God; for they offer the offerings of Yahweh made by fire, the bread of their God; therefore they shall be holy.
Leviticus 21:7 "'They shall not marry a woman who is a prostitute, or profane; neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband: for he is holy to his God.
Leviticus 21:9 "'The daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by playing the prostitute, she profanes her father: she shall be burned with fire.
Leviticus 21:12 neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him. I am Yahweh.
Leviticus 21:14 A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
Leviticus 21:15 He shall not profane his seed among his people: for I am Yahweh who sanctifies him.'"
Leviticus 21:23 He shall not come near to the veil, nor come near to the altar, because he has a blemish; that he may not profane my sanctuaries, for I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.'"
Leviticus 22:2 "Tell Aaron and his sons to separate themselves from the holy things of the children of Israel, which they make holy to me, and that they not profane my holy name. I am Yahweh.
Leviticus 22:9 "'They shall therefore follow my requirements, lest they bear sin for it, and die therein, if they profane it. I am Yahweh who sanctifies them.
Leviticus 22:15 The priests shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to Yahweh,
Leviticus 22:32 You shall not profane my holy name, but I will be made holy among the children of Israel. I am Yahweh who makes you holy,
Numbers 18:32 You shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it its best: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you not die.'"
Numbers 35:33 And ye profane not the land which ye 'are' in, for blood profaneth the land; as to the land, it is not pardoned for blood which is shed in it except by the blood of him who sheddeth it;
Nehemiah 13:17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the Sabbath day?
Job 8:13 So are the paths of all that forget ?God; and the profane man's hope shall perish,
Job 13:16 This also shall be my salvation, that a profane man shall not come before his face.
Job 15:34 For the company of the profane 'is' gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery.
Job 17:8 Astonished are the upright at this, And the innocent against the profane Stirreth himself up.
Job 20:5 That the singing of the wicked 'is' short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,
Job 27:8 For what 'is' the hope of the profane, When He doth cut off? When God doth cast off his soul?
Job 34:30 From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;
Job 36:13 And the profane in heart set the face, They cry not when He hath bound them.
Psalms 35:16 Like the profane mockers in feasts, they gnashed their teeth at me.
Psalms 89:31 If they break my statutes, And keep not my commandments;
Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny thee , and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, And use profanely the name of my God.
Isaiah 9:17 Therefore the Lord will not rejoice over their young men, neither will he have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is profane and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against a profane nation, and against the people who anger me will I give him a command to take the spoil and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Isaiah 23:9 Jehovah of hosts hath purposed it, to profane the pride of all glory, to bring to nought all the honourable of the earth.
Isaiah 33:14 Afraid in Zion have been sinners, Seized hath trembling the profane: Who doth dwell for us -- consuming fire, Who doth dwell for us -- burnings of the age?
Isaiah 43:28 Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary; and I will make Jacob a curse, and Israel a reviling."
Isaiah 56:6 Also the aliens, that join themselves to the LORD, to minister unto Him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be His servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from profaning it, and holdeth fast by My covenant:
Jeremiah 23:11 for both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, says Yahweh.
Ezekiel 7:21 I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall profane it.
Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall profane my secret place; and robbers shall enter into it, and profane it.
Ezekiel 13:19 You have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to kill the souls who should not die, and to save the souls alive who should not live, by your lying to my people who listen to lies.
Ezekiel 20:39 As for you, house of Israel, thus says the Lord Yahweh: Go, serve everyone his idols, and hereafter also, if you will not listen to me; but my holy name you shall no more profane with your gifts, and with your idols.
Ezekiel 21:25 And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
Ezekiel 22:16 You shall be profaned in yourself, in the sight of the nations; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Ezekiel 23:39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and behold, thus have they done in the midst of my house.
Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pities; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind shall fall by the sword.
Ezekiel 28:16 By the abundance of your traffic they filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I have cast you as profane out of the mountain of God; and I have destroyed you, covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Ezekiel 39:7 My holy name will I make known in the midst of my people Israel; neither will I allow my holy name to be profaned any more: and the nations shall know that I am Yahweh, the Holy One in Israel.
Ezekiel 42:20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.
Ezekiel 44:7 in that you have brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to profane it, even my house, when you offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant, to add to all your abominations.
Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
Ezekiel 48:15 And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane place for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs: and the city shall be in the midst thereof.
Daniel 11:31 Forces shall stand on his part, and they shall profane the sanctuary, even the fortress, and shall take away the continual burnt offering, and they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate.
Amos 2:7 They trample on the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and deny justice to the oppressed; and a man and his father use the same maiden, to profane my holy name;
Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are arrogant and treacherous people. Her priests have profaned the sanctuary. They have done violence to the law.
Malachi 1:12 "But you profane it, in that you say,'Yahweh's table is polluted, and its fruit, even its food, is contemptible.'
Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, profaning the covenant of our fathers?
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