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Superstition

The Bible

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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

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Naves Topical Index
Superstition

General references
Acts 25:19

Instances of:

Israelites, supposing that their defeat in battle with the Philistines was due to their not having brought with them the Ark of the Covenant
1 Samuel 4:3; 1 Samuel 4:10-11

Philistines, refusing to tread the threshold of the temple of Dagon after the image of Dagon had repeatedly fallen
1 Samuel 5:5

The belief of the Syrians concerning the help of the gods
1 Kings 20:23

Jews, attributing their calamities to having ceased offering sacrifices to the queen of heaven
Jeremiah 44:17-19

Nebuchadnezzar, supposing that the spirit of the gods was upon Daniel
Daniel 4:8-9

The sailors who cast Jonah into the sea
Jonah 1:4-16

The disciples, supposing they saw a spirit when Jesus came walking upon the sea
Matthew 14:26; Mark 6:49-50

Herod, imagining that John the Baptist had risen from the dead
Mark 6:14; Mark 6:16

The Gadarenes, on account of Jesus casting devils out of the Gadarene
Matthew 8:34

The disciples who were frightened at the appearance of Peter
Acts 12:14-15

The Ephesians, in their sorceries
Acts 19:13-19

The people of the island of Melita, in imagining Paul to be a god
Acts 28:6
Idolatry; Sorcery


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Superstition

SUPERSTI'TION, noun [Latin superstitio, supersto; super and sto, to stand.]

1. Excessive exactness or rigor in religious opinions or practice; extreme and unnecessary scruples in the observance of religious rites not commanded, or of points of minor importance; excess or extravagance in religion; the doing of things not required by God, or abstaining from things not forbidden; or the belief of what is absurd, or belief without evidence.

Superstition has reference to god, to religion, or to beings superior to man.

2. False religion; false worship.

3. Rite or practice proceeding from excess of scruples in religion. In this sense, it admits of a plural.

They the truth

With superstitions and traditions taint.

4. Excessive nicety; scrupulous exactness.

5. Belief in the direct agency of superior powers in certain extraordinary or singular events, or in omens and prognostics.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Superstitionist

SUPERSTI'TIONIST, noun One addicted to superstition.