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Belial

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Belial (bç'li-al), worthlessness, hence lawlessness, wickedness. This word is properly applied by the sacred writers to such lewd, profligate, and vile persons, as seem to regard neither God nor man. Deuteronomy 13:13, A. V., but "base fellows," R. V. Judges 19:22; 1 Samuel 2:12. In the New Testament, "Belial" is used as an appellation of Satan, the power or lord of evil: "What concord hath Christ with Belial," the prince of licentiousness and corruption? 2 Corinthians 6:15.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Belial'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/b/belial.html. 1893.

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