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Swollen

The Melitans expected to see Paul poisoned by the viper’s bite. the [[Revised Version]] (British and American) and the [[King James Version]] translate it "swollen," but the word is used by certain medical writers in the sense of inflammation; see Nicander, Theriaca, 306; Hesiod, Theogonia, 856, expressing thereby the burning up by a thunderbolt. Swelling accompanies the local lesion of snake-bite and often large purpuric exudation of blood, as well as paralysis, especially of the lower limbs.