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Lexicon :: Strong's G2556 - kakos

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κακός
Transliteration
kakos (Key)
Pronunciation
kak-os'
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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 50 times in 45 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:41 - They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:48 - But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:23 - And he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:21 - For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:14 - And Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:25 - But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:22 - A third time he said to them, “Why? What evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:23 - Jesus answered him, “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:30 - They answered him, “If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him over to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:13 - But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:28 - But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:9 - Then a great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party stood up and contended sharply, “We find nothing wrong in this man. What if a spirit or an angel spoke to him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:5 - He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 1:30 - slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 2:9 - There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:8 - And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:19 - For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:21 - So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:17 - Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:3 - For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:10 - Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:20 - Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:19 - For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 10:6 - Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:5 - or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:33 - Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 13:7 - But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:2 - Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:5 - Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:[fn] sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 5:15 - See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:10 - For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:14 - Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:12 - One of the Cretans,[fn] a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:14 - But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:13 - Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
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 for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:10 - For
“Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:11 - let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:12 - For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:11 - Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:2 - “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:2 - So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.

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