|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Loss of integrity, virtue, or moral principle; as, a corruption of morals; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.
2. (n.) The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.
3. (n.) The product of corruption; putrid matter.
4. (n.) The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ko-rup'-shun: The Hebrew words mishchath, mashchath, mashchith, and their Greek equivalents, phthora, and diaphthora, with numerous derivatives and cognate verbs, imply primarily physical degeneration and decay (Job 17:14 Acts 2:27, etc.). The term shachath, which the King James Version translates with "corruption" in Jonah 2:6, ought to be rendered "pit,". as in Psalm 30:9; Psalm 35:7 et passim, while shachath beli in Isaiah 38:17 means the "pit of nothingness," i.e. of destruction.
Figurative: At an early time we find the above-given words in a non-literal sense denoting moral depravity and corruption (Genesis 6:11 Exodus 32:7 Hosea 9:9 Galatians 6:8, etc.), which ends in utter moral ruin and hopelessness, the second death. The question has been raised whether the meaning of these words might be extended so as to include the idea of final destruction and annihilation of the spirit. Upon careful examination, however, this question must be denied both from the standpoint of the Old Testament and of the New Testament. Apart from other considerations we see this from the metaphors used in the Scriptures to illustrate the condition of "corruption," such as the "unquenchable fire," the "worm" which "dieth not" (Mark 9:43, 18; compare Isaiah 66:24), and "sleep" (Daniel 12:2), where a careful distinction is made between the blissful state after death of the righteous and the everlasting disgrace of the godless. The later Jewish theology is also fully agreed on this point. The meaning of the words cannot therefore extend beyond the idea of utter moral degradation and depravity.
H. L. E. Luering
CORRUPTION, MOUNT OF
(har ha-mashchith; to oros tou Mosoath): The hill on the right hand of which Solomon built high places for Ashtoreth, Chemosh and Milcom (2 Kings 23:13). The mountain referred to is no doubt the Mount of Olives. The high places would, therefore, be on the southern height called in later Christian writings the "Mount of Offence," and now, by the Arabs, Baten el-Hawa. Har ha-mashchith is probably only a perversion of har ha-mishchah, "Mount of Anointing," a later name of the Mount of Olives.
MOUNT OF CORRUPTION
See OLIVES, MOUNT OF.
Corruption (37 Occurrences)
Acts 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 13:34 "Concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has spoken thus:'I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 13:37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
1 Corinthians 5:7 Get rid of the old yeast so that you may be dough of a new kind; for in fact you *are* free from corruption. For our Passover Lamb has already been offered in sacrifice--even Christ. (WEY)
1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can't inherit the Kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Peter 4:4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same sink of corruption, speaking injuriously of you; (DBY)
2 Peter 1:4 by which he has granted to us his precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Peter 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; (KJV DBY WBS)
2 Peter 2:19 promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Peter 2:20 For if, after they have escaped the defilement of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. (See NIV)
Leviticus 20:12 And if a man lie with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them. (See JPS)
Leviticus 22:25 Neither shall you offer the bread of your God from the hand of a foreigner of any of these; because their corruption is in them. There is a blemish in them. They shall not be accepted for you.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Deuteronomy 32:5 They have dealt corruptly with him, they are not his children, it is their blemish; They are a perverse and crooked generation. (See JPS)
2 Kings 23:13 The high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mountain of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Ezra 9:11 which you have commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, The land, to which you go to possess it, is an unclean land through the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their filthiness: (See NIV)
Job 9:31 Then in corruption Thou dost dip me, And my garments have abominated me. (YLT)
Job 17:14 If I have said to corruption,'You are my father;' to the worm,'My mother,' and'my sister;' (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NIV)
Job 33:18 He keepeth back his soul from corruption, And his life from passing away by a dart. (YLT)
Psalms 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 30:9 What gain 'is' in my blood? In my going down unto corruption? Doth dust thank Thee? doth it declare Thy truth? (YLT)
Psalms 49:9 That he should live on forever, that he should not see corruption. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Psalms 55:23 But you, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in you. (See NIV)
Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that deal corruptly; they have forsaken the LORD, they have contemned the Holy One of Israel, they are turned away backward. (See NIV)
Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for you have cast all my sins behind your back. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and satraps have been seeking to find a cause of complaint against Daniel concerning the kingdom, and any cause of complaint and corruption they are not able to find, because that he 'is' faithful, and any error and corruption have not been found in him. (YLT NAS NIV)
Daniel 10:8 So I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me; for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Hosea 5:2 And they have plunged themselves in the corruption of apostasy, but I will be a chastiser of them all. (DBY)
Hosea 7:1 When I would heal Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, also the wickedness of Samaria; for they commit falsehood, and the thief enters in, and the gang of robbers ravages outside. (See RSV)
Hosea 9:9 They have gone deep -- have done corruptly, As 'in' the days of Gibeah, He doth remember their iniquity, He doth inspect their sins. (See NIV)
Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God. (KJV WBS)
Micah 2:10 Rise and go, for this 'is' not the rest, Because of uncleanness it doth corrupt, And corruption is powerful. (YLT)