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Lexicon :: Strong's G2556 - kakos


kä-ko's (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a primary word
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:469,391

Trench's Synonyms: lxxxiv. κακός, πονηρός, φαῦλος.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x
The KJV translates Strongs G2556 in the following manner: evil (40x), evil things (3x), harm (2x), that which is evil (with G3458) (2x), wicked (1x), ill (1x), bad (1x), noisome (1x).
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
  1. of a bad nature

    1. not such as it ought to be

  2. of a mode of thinking, feeling, acting

    1. base, wrong, wicked

  3. troublesome, injurious, pernicious, destructive, baneful

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κακός kakós, kak-os'; apparently a primary word; worthless (intrinsically, such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), i.e. (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious:—bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Concordance Results Using KJV

Strong's Number G2556 matches the Greek κακός (kakos),
which occurs 51 times in 46 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Tools specific to Mat 21:41

Mat 21:41

They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, G2556 and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

Tools specific to Mat 24:48

Mat 24:48

But and if that evil G2556 servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

Tools specific to Mat 27:23

Mat 27:23

And the governor said, Why, what evil G2556 hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

Tools specific to Mar 7:21

Mar 7:21

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil G2556 thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Tools specific to Mar 15:14

Mar 15:14

Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil G2556 hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

Tools specific to Luk 16:25

Luk 16:25

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: G2556 but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

Tools specific to Luk 23:22

Luk 23:22

And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil G2556 hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.

Tools specific to Jhn 18:23

Jhn 18:23

Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: G2556 but if well, why smitest thou me?

Tools specific to Act 9:13

Act 9:13

Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil G2556 he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

Tools specific to Act 16:28

Act 16:28

But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: G2556 for we are all here.

Tools specific to Act 23:9

Act 23:9

And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil G2556 in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

Tools specific to Act 28:5

Act 28:5

And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. G2556

Tools specific to Rom 1:30

Rom 1:30

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, G2556 disobedient to parents,

Tools specific to Rom 2:9

Rom 2:9

Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, G2556 of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

Tools specific to Rom 3:8

Rom 3:8

And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, G2556 that good may come? whose damnation is just.

Tools specific to Rom 7:19

Rom 7:19

For the good that I would I do not: but the evil G2556 which I would not, that I do.

Tools specific to Rom 7:21

Rom 7:21

I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil G2556 is present with me.

Tools specific to Rom 9:11

Rom 9:11

(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, G2556 that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

Tools specific to Rom 12:17

Rom 12:17

Recompense to no man evil G2556 for evil. G2556 Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Tools specific to Rom 12:21

Rom 12:21

Be not overcome of evil, G2556 but overcome evil G2556 with good.

Tools specific to Rom 13:3

Rom 13:3

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. G2556 Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

Tools specific to Rom 13:4

Rom 13:4

For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, G2556 be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. G2556

Tools specific to Rom 13:10

Rom 13:10

Love worketh no ill G2556 to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Tools specific to Rom 14:20

Rom 14:20

For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil G2556 for that man who eateth with offence.

Tools specific to Rom 16:19

Rom 16:19

For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. G2556

Tools specific to 1Co 10:6

1Co 10:6

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil G2556 things, as they also lusted.

Tools specific to 1Co 13:5

1Co 13:5

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; G2556

Tools specific to 1Co 15:33

1Co 15:33

Be not deceived: evil G2556 communications corrupt good manners.

Tools specific to 2Co 5:10

2Co 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. G2556

Tools specific to 2Co 13:7

2Co 13:7

Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; G2556 not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

Tools specific to Phl 3:2

Phl 3:2

Beware of dogs, beware of evil G2556 workers, beware of the concision.

Tools specific to Col 3:5

Col 3:5

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil G2556 concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Tools specific to 1Th 5:15

1Th 5:15

See that none render evil G2556 for evil G2556 unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Tools specific to 1Ti 6:10

1Ti 6:10

For the love of money is the root of all evil: G2556 which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Tools specific to 2Ti 4:14

2Ti 4:14

Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: G2556 the Lord reward him according to his works:

Tools specific to Tit 1:12

Tit 1:12

One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil G2556 beasts, slow bellies.

Tools specific to Heb 5:14

Heb 5:14

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. G2556

Tools specific to Jas 1:13

Jas 1:13

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, G2556 neither tempteth he any man:

Tools specific to Jas 3:8

Jas 3:8

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, G2556 full of deadly poison.

Tools specific to 1Pe 3:9

1Pe 3:9

Not rendering evil G2556 for evil, G2556 or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

Tools specific to 1Pe 3:10

1Pe 3:10

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, G2556 and his lips that they speak no guile:

Tools specific to 1Pe 3:11

1Pe 3:11

Let him eschew evil, G2556 and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

Tools specific to 1Pe 3:12

1Pe 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. G2556

Tools specific to 3Jo 1:11

3Jo 1:11

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, G2556 but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Tools specific to Rev 2:2

Rev 2:2

I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: G2556 and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

Tools specific to Rev 16:2

Rev 16:2

And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome G2556 and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
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