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churl

in Isaiah 32:5 (Revised Version marginal notes, “crafty”), means a deceiver

In 1 Sam. 25:3, the word “churlish” denotes a man that is coarse and ill-natured, rude and harsh, as the word literally means, “hard.” The same Greek word as used by the LXX here is found in Matt. 25:24, and there is translated “hard.”

Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.