Confound, Confuse, Confusion - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Confound, Confuse, Confusion

[ A-1,Noun,G181, akatastasia ]
instability," (a, negative, kata, "down," stasis, "a standing"), denotes "a state of disorder, disturbance, confusion, tumult," 1 Corinthians 14:33; James 3:16, "revolution or anarchy;" translated "tumults" in Luke 21:9 (AV, "commotions"); 2 Corinthians 6:5; 2 Corinthians 12:20. See TUMULT.

[ A-2,Noun,G4799, sunchusis ]
"a pouring or mixing together" (sun, "with," cheo, "to pour"); hence "a disturbance, confusion, a tumultuous disorder, as of riotous persons," is found in Acts 19:29.

[ B-1,Verb,G4797, suncheo ]
or sunchunno or sunchuno (the verb form of A., No. 2), lit., "to pour together, commingle," hence (said of persons), means "to trouble or confuse, to stir up," Acts 19:32 (said of the mind); "to be in confusion," Acts 21:31, RV (AV, "was in an uproar"); Acts 21:27, "stirred up;" Acts 2:6; Acts 9:22, "confounded." See STIR, UPROAR.

[ B-2,Verb,G2617, kataischuno ]
"to put to shame," is translated "confound" in 1 Corinthians 1:27, and 1 Peter 2:6, AV (RV, "put to shame"). See ASHAMED, DISHONOR, SHAME.

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