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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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 irritation kills the fool H191,
And jealousy brings death to the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - “I have seen the fool H191 taking root,
And I cursed his home immediately.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:17 - Fools H191, because of [fn]their rebellious way,
And because of their guilty deeds, were afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools H191 despise wisdom and instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:22 - Suddenly he follows her
As an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as [fn]one walks in ankle bracelets to the discipline of a fool H191,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:8 - The wise of heart will receive commands,
But [fn]a babbling fool H191 will come to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:10 - He who winks the eye causes trouble,
And [fn]a babbling fool H191 will come to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise people store up knowledge,
But with the mouth of the foolish H191, ruin is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:21 - The lips of the righteous feed many,
But fools H191 die for lack of [fn]understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:29 - One who troubles his own house will inherit wind,
And the foolish H191 will be servant to the wise-hearted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:15 - The way of a fool H191 is right in his own eyes,
But a person who listens to advice is wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:16 - A fool’s H191 anger is known at once,
But a prudent person conceals dishonor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:3 - In the mouth of the foolish H191 is a rod for his back,
But the lips of the wise will protect them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:9 - Fools H191 mock at [fn]sin,
But among the upright there is [fn]goodwill.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:5 - A fool H191 [fn]rejects his father’s discipline,
But he who complies with rebuke is sensible.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:22 - Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,
But the discipline of fools H191 is foolishness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:28 - Even a fool H191, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - Avoiding strife is an honor for a person,
But any fool H191 will [fn]quarrel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:7 - Wisdom is too exalted for a fool H191,
He does not open his mouth at the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,
But the provocation of a fool H191 is heavier than both of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:22 - Though you pound the fool H191 in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
His foolishness still will not leave him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - When a wise person has a controversy with a foolish H191 person,
[fn]The foolish person either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:11 - The officials of [fn]Zoan are mere fools H191;
The advice of Pharaoh’s wisest advisers has become [fn]stupid.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings”?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:8 - A highway will be there, a roadway,
And it will be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean will not travel on it,
But it will be for the one who walks that way,
And fools H191 will not wander on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:22 - “For My people are foolish H191,
They do not know Me;
They are foolish children
And have no understanding.
They are skillful at doing evil,
But they do not know how to do good.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:7 - The days of punishment have come,
The days of retribution have come;
[fn]Let Israel know this!
The prophet is a fool H191,
The [fn]inspired person is insane,
Because of the grossness of your wrongdoing,
And because your [fn]hostility is so great.
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