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Lexicon :: Strong's G2556 - kakos

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κακός
Transliteration
kakos
Pronunciation
kä-ko's (Key)
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a primary word
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:469,391

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

Strong’s Definitions

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.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x

The KJV translates Strong's 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).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x
The KJV translates Strong's 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).
  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.
STRONGS NT 2556: κακός
κακός, κακῇ, κακόν, the Sept. for רָע (from Homer down), bad (A. V. (almost uniformly) evil);
1. universally, of a bad nature; not such as it ought to be.
2. (morally, i. e.) of a mode of thinking, feeling, acting; base, wrong, wicked: of persons, Matthew 21:41 (cf. Winers Grammar, 637 (592); also Buttmann, 143 (126)); Matthew 24:48; Philippians 3:2; Revelation 2:2. διαλογισμοί;, Mark 7:21; ὁμιλίαι, 1 Corinthians 15:33; ἐπιθυμία, Colossians 3:5 (Proverbs 12:12); ἔργα (better ἔργον), Romans 13:3. neuter κακόν, τό κακόν, evil i. e. what is contrary to law, either divine or human, wrong, crime: (John 18:23); Acts 23:9; Romans 7:21; Romans 14:20; Romans 16:19; 1 Corinthians 13:5; Hebrews 5:14; 1 Peter 3:10; 3 John 1:11; plural (evil things): Romans 1:30; 1 Corinthians 10:6; 1 Timothy 6:10 (πάντα τά κακά all kinds of evil); James 1:13 (Winers Grammar, § 30, 4; Buttmann, § 132, 24); κακόν ποιεῖν, to do, commit evil: Matthew 27:23; Mark 15:14; Luke 23:22; 2 Corinthians 13:7; 1 Peter 3:12; τό κακόν, Romans 13:4; τά κακά, Romans 3:8; κακόν, τό κακόν πράσσειν, Romans 7:19; Romans 9:11. (Rec.); Romans 13:4; (2 Corinthians 5:10 R G L Tr marginal reading); τό κακόν κατεργάζεσθαι, Romans 2:9. specifically of wrongs inflicted: Romans 12:21; κακόν ἐργάζομαι τίνι (to work ill to one), Romans 13:10; ἐνδείκνυμι, 2 Timothy 4:14; ποιῶ, Acts 9:13; ἀποδίδωμι κακόν ἀντί κακοῦ, Romans 12:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; 1 Peter 3:9.
3. troublesome, injurious, pernicious, destructive, baneful: neuter κακόν, an evil, that which injures, James 3:8 (Winers Grammar, § 59, 8 b.; Buttmann, 79 (69)); with the suggestion of wildness and ferocity, θηρία, Titus 1:12; substantially equivalent to bad, i. e. distressing, whether to mind or to body: ἕλκος κακόν καί πονηρόν (A. V. a noisome and grievous sore), Revelation 16:2; κακόν πράσσω ἐμαυτῷ, Latinvim mihi infero, to do harm to oneself, Acts 16:28; κακόν τί πάσχω, to suffer some harm, Acts 28:5; τά κακά, evil things, the discomforts which plague one, Luke 16:25 (opposed to τά ἀγαθά, the good things, from which pleasure is derived). (Synonym: cf. κακία.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Proverbs
12:12
Matthew
21:41; 24:48; 27:23
Mark
7:21; 15:14
Luke
16:25; 23:22
John
18:23
Acts
9:13; 16:28; 23:9; 28:5
Romans
1:30; 2:9; 3:8; 7:19; 7:21; 9:11; 12:17; 12:21; 13:3; 13:4; 13:4; 13:10; 14:20; 16:19
1 Corinthians
10:6; 13:5; 15:33
2 Corinthians
5:10; 13:7
Philippians
3:2
Colossians
3:5
1 Thessalonians
5:15
1 Timothy
6:10
2 Timothy
4:14
Titus
1:12
Hebrews
5:14
James
1:13; 3:8
1 Peter
3:9; 3:10; 3:12
3 John
1:11
Revelation
2:2; 16:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2556 matches the Greek κακός (kakos),
which occurs 56 times in 45 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:41 - They *said to Him, “He will bring those wretches G2556 to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:48 - “But if that evil G2556 slave says in his heart, ‘My [fn]master [fn]is not coming for a long time,’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:23 - And he said, “Why, what evil G2556 has He done?” But they kept shouting all the more, saying, “[fn]Crucify Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil G2556 thoughts, [fn]fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:14 - But Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil G2556 has He done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:25 - “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad G2556 things; G2556 but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:22 - And he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil G2556 has this man done? I have found in Him no guilt demanding death; therefore I will punish Him and release Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:23 - Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; G2556 but if rightly, why do you strike Me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:30 - They answered and said to him, “If this Man were not an evildoer, G2556 we would not have delivered Him to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:13 - But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm G2556 he did to Your [fn]saints at Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:28 - But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm G2556 yourself, for we are all here!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:9 - And there occurred a great uproar; and some of the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, “We find nothing wrong G2556 with this man; suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:5 - However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm. G2556
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:30 - slanderers, [fn]haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, G2556 disobedient to parents,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:9 - There will be tribulation and distress [fn]for every soul of man who does evil, G2556 of the Jew first and also of the Greek,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:8 - And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil G2556 that good may come”? [fn]Their condemnation is just.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:19 - For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil G2556 that I do not want.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:21 - I find then the [fn]principle that evil G2556 is present in me, the one who wants to do good.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:17 - Never pay back evil G2556 for evil G2556 to anyone. [fn]Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil, G2556 but overcome evil G2556 with good.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:3 - For rulers are not a cause of fear for [fn]good behavior, but for evil. G2556 Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what G2556 is evil, G2556 be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. G2556
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:10 - Love [fn]does no wrong G2556 to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:20 - Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil G2556 for the man who eats [fn]and gives offense.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:19 - For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what G2556 is evil. G2556
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:6 - Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil G2556 things G2556 as they also craved.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:5 - does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong G2556 suffered,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:33 - Do not be deceived: “Bad G2556 company corrupts good morals.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 13:7 - Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; G2556 not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may [fn]appear unapproved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:2 - Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil G2556 workers, beware of the [fn]false circumcision;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - Therefore [fn]consider the members of your earthly body as dead to [fn]immorality, impurity, passion, evil G2556 desire, and greed, which [fn]amounts to idolatry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - See that no one repays another with evil G2556 for evil, G2556 but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all [fn]sorts of evil, G2556 and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:14 - Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; G2556 the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:12 - One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil G2556 beasts, lazy gluttons.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:14 - But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. G2556
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:13 - Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted [fn]by God”; for God cannot be tempted [fn]by evil, G2556 and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:8 - But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil G2556 and full of deadly poison.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:9 - not returning evil G2556 for evil G2556 or insult for insult, but [fn]giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:10 - For,
“THE ONE WHO DESIRES LIFE, TO LOVE AND SEE GOOD DAYS,
MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL G2556 AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKING DECEIT.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:11 - “HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL G2556 AND DO GOOD;
HE MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:12 - “FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS,
AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER,
BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL G2556.”
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:11 - Beloved, do not imitate what G2556 is evil, G2556 but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:2 - ‘I know your deeds and your toil and [fn]perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil G2556 men, G2556 and you put to the test those who call themselves apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:2 - So the first angel went and poured out his bowl [fn]on the earth; and it became a loathsome G2556 and malignant sore on the [fn]people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
 
 
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