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Lexicon :: Strong's H5766 - ʿevel

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masculine/feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1580a,1580b

Strong’s Definitions

עֶוֶל ʻevel, eh'-vel; or עָוֶל ʻâvel; and (feminine) עַוְלָה ʻavlâh; or עוֹלָה ʻôwlâh; or עֹלָה ʻôlâh; from H5765; (moral) evil:—iniquity, perverseness, unjust(-ly), unrighteousness(-ly); wicked(-ness).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x

The KJV translates Strong's H5766 in the following manner: iniquity (36x), wickedness (7x), unrighteousness (3x), unjust (2x), perverseness (1x), unjustly (1x), unrighteously (1x), wicked (1x), wickedly (1x), variant (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x
The KJV translates Strong's H5766 in the following manner: iniquity (36x), wickedness (7x), unrighteousness (3x), unjust (2x), perverseness (1x), unjustly (1x), unrighteously (1x), wicked (1x), wickedly (1x), variant (2x).
  1. injustice, unrighteousness, wrong

    1. violent deeds of injustice

    2. injustice (of speech)

    3. injustice (generally)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֶוֶל ʻevel, eh'-vel; or עָוֶל ʻâvel; and (feminine) עַוְלָה ʻavlâh; or עוֹלָה ʻôwlâh; or עֹלָה ʻôlâh; from H5765; (moral) evil:—iniquity, perverseness, unjust(-ly), unrighteousness(-ly); wicked(-ness).
STRONGS H5766: Abbreviations
עָ֫וֶל noun masculine injustice, unrighteousness (opposed to צְדָקָה); — ע׳ Leviticus 19:15 +; construct עֶ֫וֶל Ezekiel 28:18 (van d. H. עָוֶל, but see Baer Ginsb); suffix עַוְלוֺ Ezekiel 18:26; Ezekiel 33:13; — עשׂה עול Leviticus 19:15, Leviticus 19:35 (H) Deuteronomy 25:16; Ezekiel 3:20; Ezekiel 18:24, Ezekiel 18:26 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 33:13 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 33:15, Ezekiel 33:18; פעל ע׳ Job 34:32; הִתְעִיבוּ ע׳ Psalm 53:2 [Psalm 53:1] (|| עֲלִילָה Psalm 14:2); שׁפט ע׳ Psalm 82:2; אישׁ ע׳ Proverbs 29:27; בְּכַפַּי ׳ע Psalm 7:4 [Psalm 7:3]; בְּ מצא ע׳ Jeremiah 2:5, read probably also Ezekiel 28:15 (for MT עולתה); ישׁיב ידוֺ מע׳ Ezekiel 18:8; בְּעֶוֶל רְכֻלָּֽתְךָ Ezekiel 28:18; of God, אין עול (|| אֱמוּנָה) Deuteronomy 32:4; חָלִלָה מע׳ Job 34:10.

עַוְלָה noun feminineJob 11:14 (? masculine Malachi 2:6ii. 2, 453, §345 d Ezekiel 28:15 [עולתה; but ע׳ only here Ezekiel, error for עול] questioned by SS, see AlbrechtZAW xvi (1896), 117) injustice, unrighteousness, wrong; — ע׳ Psalm 37:1 + 24 times, + 1. עוֺלָה Isaiah 61:8 (read probably עַוְלָה); עַוְלָ֫תָה Psalm 125:3; Psalm 92:16 [Psalm 92:15] (Qr) + 2 times; עֹלָ֫תָה Psalm 125:16 (Kt) Job 5:16; plural עוֺלוֺת Psalm 58:3 [Psalm 58:2]; Psalm 64:7 [Psalm 64:6]; —
1. violent deeds of injustice, בְּנֵי עַוְלָה 2 Samuel 3:34; 2 Samuel 7:10 = 1 Chronicles 17:9; בֶּןעֿ׳ Psalm 89:23 [Psalm 89:22], compare בְּנֵי עַלְוָה Hosea 10:9 (read עַוְלָה Now); אישׁ מרמה וע׳ Psalm 43:1; בע׳ Isaiah 61:8; || דַּם Micah 3:10; Habakkuk 2:11; עשׂה ע׳ Psalm 37:1; Zephaniah 3:5, Zephaniah 3:13; פעל ע׳ Psalm 58:3 [Psalm 58:2]; Psalm 119:3; Job 36:23; שׁלח ידים בע׳ Psalm 125:3.
2., injustice of speech: דבּר ע׳ Job 13:7; Job 27:4; תהגה לשׁונכם ע׳ Isaiah 59:3; בלשׁוני ע׳ Job 6:30; לא נמצא בשׂפה ע׳ Malachi 2:6; קפצה פיה ע׳ Psalm 107:42; Job 5:16.
3. injustice, in general, Psalm 64:7 [Psalm 64:6]; Job 6:29; Job 11:14; Job 15:16; Job 22:23; Job 24:20, + Job 36:33 (for MT עוֺלֶה according to Greek Version of the LXX Di Bu Du and others, Proverbs 22:8; Hosea 10:13; of God, בוֺ לא ע׳ Psalm 92:16 [Psalm 92:15]; ע׳ אֵין עִם י׳ 2 Chronicles 19:7.

עֹלָ֫תָה Job 5:16 etc., see עַוְלָה below עָוַל.

See related Strong's entry H5932.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:15; 19:15; 19:35


25:16; 32:4

2 Samuel

3:34; 7:10

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles



5:16; 5:16; 5:16; 6:29; 6:30; 11:14; 11:14; 13:7; 15:16; 22:23; 24:20; 27:4; 34:10; 34:32; 36:23; 36:33


7:3; 14:2; 37:1; 37:1; 43:1; 53:1; 58:2; 58:2; 64:6; 64:6; 82:2; 89:22; 92:15; 92:15; 107:42; 119:3; 125:3; 125:3


22:8; 29:27


59:3; 61:8; 61:8




3:20; 18:8; 18:24; 18:26; 18:26; 28:15; 28:15; 28:18; 28:18; 33:13; 33:13; 33:15; 33:18


10:9; 10:13






3:5; 3:13


2:6; 2:6


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5766 matches the Hebrew עֶוֶל (ʿevel),
which occurs 54 times in 51 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Lev 19:15–Zep 3:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:15 - Ye shall do no unrighteousness H5766 in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:35 - Ye shall do no unrighteousness H5766 in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:16 - For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, H5766 are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:4 - He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, H5766 just and right is he.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:34 - Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked H5766 men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept again over him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:10 - Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness H5766 afflict them any more, as beforetime,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:9 - Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness H5766 waste them any more, as at the beginning,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:7 - Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity H5766 with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:16 - So the poor hath hope, and iniquity H5766 stoppeth her mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:29 - Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; H5766 yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:30 - Is there iniquity H5766 in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:14 - If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness H5766 dwell in thy tabernacles.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:7 - Will ye speak wickedly H5766 for God? and talk deceitfully for him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:16 - How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity H5766 H5766 like water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:23 - If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity H5766 far from thy tabernacles.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:20 - The womb shall forget him; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness H5766 shall be broken as a tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 - My lips shall not speak wickedness, H5766 nor my tongue utter deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:10 - Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. H5766
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 - That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, H5766 I will do no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:23 - Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity? H5766
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:3 - O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity H5766 in my hands;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:1 - [[A Psalm of David.]] Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. H5766
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust H5766 man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 53:1 - [[To the chief Musician upon Mahalath, Maschil, A Psalm of David.]] The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: H5766 there is none that doeth good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:2 - Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; H5766 ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:6 - They search out iniquities; H5766 they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:2 - How long will ye judge unjustly, H5766 and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:22 - The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness H5766 afflict him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:15 - To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness H5766 H5766 in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:42 - The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity H5766 shall stop her mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:3 - They also do no iniquity: H5766 they walk in his ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:3 - For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. H5766
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:8 - He that soweth iniquity H5766 shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:27 - An unjust H5766 man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:3 - For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. H5766
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:5 - Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity H5766 have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:20 - Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, H5766 and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:8 - He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, H5766 hath executed true judgment between man and man,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:24 - But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, H5766 and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:26 - When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, H5766 and dieth in them; for his iniquity H5766 that he hath done shall he die.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:15 - Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity H5766 was found in thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:18 - Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity H5766 of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:13 - When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, H5766 all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity H5766 that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:15 - If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; H5766 he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:18 - When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, H5766 he shall even die thereby.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:13 - Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; H5766 ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:10 - They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. H5766
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:12 - Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity! H5766
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:5 - The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: H5766 every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:13 - The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, H5766 nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

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