|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To turn away from what is right; to misuse; to divert.
2. (v. t.) To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to pervert one's words.
3. (v. i.) To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
4. (n.) One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert.
Pervert (18 Occurrences)
Acts 13:8 and there withstood them Elymas the magian -- for so is his name interpreted -- seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith. (YLT)
Acts 13:10 and said, "Full of all deceit and all cunning, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Galatians 1:7 and there isn't another "good news." Only there are some who trouble you, and want to pervert the Good News of Christ. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
2 Peter 3:16 That is what he says in all his letters, when speaking in them of these things. In those letters there are some statements hard to understand, which ill-taught and unprincipled people pervert, just as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own ruin. (WEY)
Jude 1:4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed--men spoken of in ancient writings as pre-destined to this condemnation--ungodly men, who pervert the grace of our God into an excuse for immorality, and disown Jesus Christ, our only Sovereign and Lord. (WEY YLT RSV)
Exodus 23:2 "You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice; (WEB JPS DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 23:6 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause. (DBY NAS RSV)
Leviticus 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor favour the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 24:17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge: (KJV JPS DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Job 8:3 Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert righteousness? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 34:12 Yes surely, God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert justice. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 17:23 A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 31:5 lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the justice due to anyone who is afflicted. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Isaiah 29:21 that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert the judgment of the righteous by futility. (DBY)
Jeremiah 23:36 You shall mention the burden of Yahweh no more: for every man's own word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the living God, of Yahweh of Armies our God. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Daniel 11:32 Such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he pervert by flatteries; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (WEB ASV DBY)
Micah 3:9 Please listen to this, you heads of the house of Jacob, and rulers of the house of Israel, who abhor justice, and pervert all equity. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)