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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 - “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,” they replied, “and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:48 - But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:23 - “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:14 - “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:25 - “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:22 - For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:23 - “If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, “testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:30 - “If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:13 - “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:28 - But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:9 - There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. “We find nothing wrong with this man,” they said. “What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:5 - But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:30 - slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:9 - There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:8 - Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is just!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:19 - For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:21 - So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:17 - Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:3 - For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:10 - Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:20 - Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:19 - Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:6 - Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:5 - It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:33 - Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 13:7 - Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:2 - Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:14 - Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:12 - One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:14 - But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:13 - When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:8 - but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:9 - Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:10 - For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:11 - They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:12 - For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:11 - Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:2 - I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:2 - The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
 
 
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