Blasphēm-eō , pf.A. “beblasphēmēka” D.18.10:—speak profanely of sacred things, “eis theous” Pl.R.381e; offer rash prayers, Id.Alc.2.149c; b. kata tinosutter imprecations against, Aeschin.1.180.2. speak ill or to the prejudice of one, slander, “peri tēs emēs diatribēs” Isoc.15.2, cf. D.l.c., ib.82; “b. kata tinos” Isoc.12.65, cf. Arist.Fr.44; “hosa eis hēmas eblasphēmēsan” D.51.3; “b. tina” Babr.71.6, Ev.Luc.23.39, etc.: abs., Phld.Lib.p.8 O.:—Pass., to have evil spoken of one, “beblasphēmēmenous” Id.Vit.p.12 J., cf. 1 Ep.Cor.10.30.3. speak impiously or irreverently of God, blaspheme, “eis ton Kurion” LXX Da.3.29(96); “eis to pneuma to hagion” Ev.Marc.3.29; eis ta theia Vett. Val.58.12; “tous theous” Id.67.20: abs., LXX 2 Ma.10.34, al., Ev.Matt.9.3.
Blasphēm-os , on,HOW THE CONCEPT WAS UNDERSTOOD:A. speaking ill-omened words, evil-speaking, Arist.Rh.1398b11: c. gen., against . . , Plu.2.1100d, etc.2. of words, slanderous, libellous, “dedoika mē blasphēmon men eipein alēthes d' ē” D.9.1, cf. Luc.Alex.4 (Sup.). Adv. “-mōs” Philostr. VA4.19, App.BC2.126.3. blasphemous, “ethnē” LXX 2 Ma.10.4; “rhēmata” Act.Ap.6.11; “lalein blasphēma” Apoc.13.5: Subst., blasphemer, LXX 2 Ma.9.28, 1 Ep.Ti.1.13, etc.
Demosthenes, Philippic 3 Dem. 9 1 Many speeches are delivered, men of Athens, at almost every meeting of the Assembly, about the wrongs that Philip has been committing, ever since the conclusion of peace, not only against you but also against the other states, and all the speakers would, I am sure, admit in theory, though they do not put it in practice, that the object both of our words and deeds must be to check and chastise his arrogance;
yet I perceive that all our interests have been so completely betrayed and sacrificed,
that—I am afraid it is an ominous thing to say, but yet the truth—even if all who address you had wanted to propose,
and all of you had wanted to pass, measures that were bound to bring our affairs into the worst possible plight,
I do not think they could have been in a worse condition than they are today
Arist.Rh.1398b11: Theodectes: “If we do not entrust our own horses to those who have neglected the horses of others, or our ships to those who have upset the ships of others; then, if this is so in all cases, we must not entrust our own safety to those who have failed to preserve the safety of others.” Similarly, in order to prove that men of talent are everywhere honored, Alcidamas said: “The Parians honored Archilochus, in spite of his evil-speaking;
Rev. 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast,
saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Rev. 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;
and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Rev. 13:6 And he opened his mouth
in blasphemy against God,
to blaspheme his name,
and his tabernacle,
and them that dwell in heaven.
Rev. 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:
and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.