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IMAGINATION . In the AV [Note: Authorized Version.] imagine always means ‘contrive’ and imagination ‘contrivance.’ In the case of imagination a bad intention is always present (except Isaiah 26:4 AVm [Note: Authorized Version margin.] ), as in Romans 1:21 ‘they … became vain in their imaginations’ (RV [Note: Revised Version.] ‘reasonings’); 2 Corinthians 10:5 ‘casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself’ (RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] ‘reasonings’). The Greek words have in these passages the same evil intent as the AV [Note: Authorized Version.] word, so that the RV [Note: Revised Version.] renderings are not so good. Coverdale translates Isaiah 55:7 ‘Let the ungodly man forsake his wayes, and the unrightuous his ymaginacions, and turne agayne unto the Lorde.’

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Imagination'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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