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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)
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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 wrath killeth the foolish man, H191 and envy slayeth the silly one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - I have seen the foolish H191 taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:17 - Fools H191 because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools H191 despise wisdom and instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:22 - He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool H191 to the correction of the stocks;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:8 - The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool H191 shall fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:10 - He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool H191 shall fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish H191 is near destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:21 - The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools H191 die for want of wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:29 - He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool H191 shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:15 - The way of a fool H191 is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:16 - A fool's H191 wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:3 - In the mouth of the foolish H191 is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:9 - Fools H191 make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:5 - A fool H191 despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:22 - Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools H191 is folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:28 - Even a fool, H191 when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool H191 will be meddling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:7 - Wisdom is too high for a fool: H191 he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's H191 wrath is heavier than them both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:22 - Though thou shouldest bray a fool H191 in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - If a wise man contendeth with a foolish H191 man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:11 - Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, H191 the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:8 - And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, H191 shall not err therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:22 - For my people is foolish, H191 they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:7 - The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, H191 the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
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