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Lexicon :: Strong's H191 - 'ĕvîl

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Part of Speech
masculine adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root (meaning to be perverse)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 44a

Strong’s Definitions

אֱוִיל ʼĕvîyl, ev-eel'; from an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly:—fool(-ish) (man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H191 in the following manner: fool(s) (20x), foolish (man) (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H191 in the following manner: fool(s) (20x), foolish (man) (6x).
  1. be foolish, foolish

    1. (subst)

      1. of one who despises wisdom

      2. of one who mocks when guilty

      3. of one who is quarrelsome

      4. of one who is licentious

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֱוִיל ʼĕvîyl, ev-eel'; from an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly:—fool(-ish) (man).
STRONGS H191: Abbreviations
אֱוִיל 26 adjective (foolishא׳ Job 5:2 +; plural אֱוִילִים Psalm 107:17 +, etc.; — foolish, Proverbs 29:9 (אִישׁ א׳) Hosea 9:7 (predicate of prophet); compare Isaiah 35:8, elsewhere noun masculine fool (always morally bad), who despises wisdom & discipline Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 15:5; mocks at guilt Proverbs 14:9; is quarrelsome Proverbs 20:3; licentious Proverbs 7:22; it is folly & useless to instruct him Proverbs 16:22; Proverbs 27:22 (19 times Proverbs); compare also Jeremiah 4:22; Job 5:2, 3; Isaiah 19:11; Psalm 107:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


5:2; 5:2; 5:3


107:17; 107:17


1:7; 7:22; 14:9; 15:5; 16:22; 20:3; 27:22; 29:9


19:11; 35:8






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H191 matches the Hebrew אֱוִיל ('ĕvîl),
which occurs 26 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:2 - For resentment kills the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - I have seen the foolish taking root, But suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:17 - Fools are afflicted because of their disobedience, And because of their iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; But the foolish despise wisdom and instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:22 - He followed her immediately, As an ox goes to the slaughter, As a fool stepping into a noose.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:8 - The wise in heart accept mitzvot, But a chattering fool will fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:10 - One winking with the eye causes sorrow, But a chattering fool will fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise men lay up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:21 - The lips of the righteous feed many, But the foolish die for lack of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:29 - He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:15 - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who is wise listens to counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:16 - A fool shows his annoyance the same day, But one who overlooks an insult is prudent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:3 - The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, But the lips of the wise protect them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:9 - Fools mock at making atonement for sins, But among the upright there is good will.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:5 - A fool despises his father's correction, But he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:22 - Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the punishment of fools is their folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:28 - Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarreling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:7 - Wisdom is too high for a fool: He doesn't open his mouth in the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy, And sand is a burden; But a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:22 - Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, Yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, The fool rages or scoffs, and there is no shalom.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:11 - The princes of Tzo`an are utterly foolish; the counsel of the wisest counselors of Par`oh is become brutish: how do you say to Par`oh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:8 - A highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but is shall be for for him who walks in the Way. Wicked fools will not go there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:22 - For my people are foolish, they don't know me; they are foolish children, and they have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:7 - The days of visitation have come. The days of reckoning have come. Yisra'el will consider the prophet to be a fool, And the man who is inspired to be insane, Because of the abundance of your sins, And because your hostility is great.
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