What does the word abomination stand for?

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The general meaning of the word abomination or abominable in the Bible is: Something detestable, unlawful or repulsive. The words abomination and abominations appear in the New King James Version of the Bible 152 times. Some of these abominations before God include:

  • Dishonesty (Prov. 12:22)
  • Pride (Prov. 16:5)
  • Ignoring God’s law (Pro. 28:9)
  • Hands that shed innocent blood (Pro. 6:17)
  • Adultery (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Robbery (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Lying tongue (Pro. 6:17; 12:22)
  • Cheating (Mic. 6:10)
  • Making images/idols (Dt. 27:15)
  • Devising evil (Prov. 6:16-19)
  • Eating “unclean” animals (Levit. 11:8, 11, 13, 23)
  • Any traffic with demons (Dt. 18:7-12)
  • Same sex acts (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Dt. 23:18)
  • Injustice (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Violence (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Worship of anti-Christ (Dan. 11:31; 12:11; Mt. 24:15; 2 Th. 2:4; Rev. 13)
  • Customs of pagans (Lev. 18:30)
  • Oppression of others, particularly the poor or vulnerable (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Breaking vows (Ezek. 18: 6-13)
  • Incest (Lev. 19: 6-30)
  • Justifying the wicked (Pro. 17:15)

It is clear from scripture that ALL SIN is considered an abomination by God.

The Lord teaches regarding the New Jerusalem, “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 21:27). Also, ” But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8). Therefore, the believer should avoid these abominations and live a holy acceptable life before the Lord.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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