Slaughter - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Slaughter[ 1,,G4967, sphage ]
is used in two quotations from the Sept., Acts 8:32 from Isaiah 53:7, and Romans 8:36 from Psalms 44:22; in the latter the quotation is set in a strain of triumph, the passage quoted being an utterance of sorrow. In James 5:5 there is an allusion to Jeremiah 12:3, the luxurious rich, getting wealth by injustice, spending it on their pleasures, are fattening themselves like sheep unconscious of their doom."
[ 2,,G2871, kope ]
"a stroke" (akin to kopto, "to strike, to cut"), signifies "a smiting in battle," in Hebrews 7:1. In the Sept., Genesis 14:17; Deuteronomy 28:25; Joshua 10:20.
[ 3,,G5408, phonos ]
"a killing, murder," is rendered "slaughter" in Acts 9:1; See MURDER.