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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 -

‘You shall not do injustice H5766 in judgment; you shall not show partiality to the poor nor give preference to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:35 -

‘You shall do no wrong H5766 in judgment, in measurement of weight, or volume.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:16 - “For everyone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly H5766 is an abomination to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:4 -

“The Rock! His work is perfect,

For all His ways are [fn]just;

A God of faithfulness and without injustice H5766,

Righteous and just is He.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:34 -

“Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put in bronze shackles;

As one falls before the [fn]wicked H5766, you have fallen.”

And all the people wept over him again.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:10 - “And I will establish a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place and not be disturbed again, nor will [fn]malicious H5766 people oppress them anymore as previously,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:9 - “And I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them there, so that they may live in their own place and not tremble with anxiety again; and the [fn]wicked H5766 will not make them waste away anymore as they did previously,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:7 - “Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you; be careful [fn]about what you do, for [fn]the LORD our God will have no part in injustice H5766 or partiality, or in the taking of a bribe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:16 -

“So the helpless has hope,

And injustice H5766 has shut its mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:29 -

“Please turn away, let there be no injustice H5766;

Turn away, my righteousness is still in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:30 -

“Is there injustice H5766 on my tongue?

Does my palate not discern disasters?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:14 -

If wrongdoing is in your hand, put it far away,

And do not let malice H5766 dwell in your tents;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:7 -

“Will you speak what H5766 is H5766 unjust H5766 for God,

And speak what is deceitful for Him?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:16 -

How much less one who is detestable and corrupt:

A person who drinks [fn]malice H5766 like water!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:23 -

“If you return to [fn]the Almighty, you will be [fn]restored;

If you remove injustice H5766 far from your tent,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:20 -

“A [fn]mother will forget him;

The maggot feeds sweetly until he is no longer remembered.

And injustice H5766 will be broken like a tree.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 -

My lips certainly will not speak unjustly H5766,

Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:10 -

“Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.

Far be it from God to do evil,

And from the Almighty to do H5766 wrong H5766.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 -

Teach me what I do not see;

If I have done wrong H5766,

I will not do it again’?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:23 -

“Who has appointed Him His way,

And who has said, ‘You have done wrong H5766’?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:3 -

O LORD my God, if I have done this,

If there is injustice H5766 in my hands,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:1 -

A Psalm of David.

Do not get upset because of evildoers,

Do not be envious of wrongdoers H5766.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 -

Vindicate me, God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;

[fn]Save me from the deceitful and unjust H5766 person!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 53:1 -

For the music director; according to [fn]Mahalath. A [fn]Maskil of David.

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”

They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice H5766;

There is no one who does good.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:2 -

No, in heart you practice injustice H5766;

On earth you clear a way for the violence of your hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:6 -

They [fn]devise injustices H5766, saying,

“We are [fn]ready with a well-conceived plot”;

For the [fn]inward thought and the heart of a person are [fn]deep.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:2 -

How long will you judge unjustly H5766

And show partiality to the wicked? Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:22 -

“The enemy will not [fn]deceive him,

Nor will the [fn]son of wickedness H5766 afflict him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:15 -

To [fn]declare that the LORD is just;

He is my rock, and there is no malice H5766 in Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:42 -

The upright see it and are glad;

But all injustice H5766 shuts its mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:3 -

They also do no injustice H5766;

They walk in His ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:3 -

For the scepter of wickedness will not rest upon the [fn]land of the righteous,

So that the righteous will not extend their hands to do wrong H5766.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:8 -

One who sows injustice H5766 will reap disaster,

And the rod of his fury will perish.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:27 -

An unjust H5766 person is an abomination to the righteous,

And one who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:3 -

For your hands are defiled with blood,

And your fingers with wrongdoing;

Your lips have spoken deceit,

Your tongue mutters wickedness H5766.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:5 - This is what the LORD says:

“What injustice H5766 did your fathers find in Me,

That they went far from Me,

And walked after emptiness and became empty?

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:20 - “Again, when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and commits sin H5766, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:8 - and if he does not [fn]lend money at interest or take [fn]interest, if he keeps his hand from injustice H5766 and executes true justice between one person and another,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:24 -

“But when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness, commits injustice H5766 and does according to all the abominations that the wicked person does, will he live? All his righteous deeds which he has done will not be remembered for his treachery which he has committed and his sin which he has committed; for them he will die.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:26 - “When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness, commits injustice H5766 and dies because of it, for his injustice H5766 which he has committed he dies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:15 -

“You were blameless in your ways

From the day you were created

Until unrighteousness H5766 was found in you.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:18 -

“By the multitude of your wrongdoings,

In the unrighteousness H5766 of your trade

You profaned your sanctuaries.

Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you;

It has consumed you,

And I have turned you to ashes on the earth

In the eyes of all who see you.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:13 - “When I say to the righteous that he will certainly live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits injustice H5766, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but for that same injustice H5766 of his which he has committed he will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:15 - if a wicked person returns a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes [fn]which ensure life without committing injustice H5766, he shall certainly live; he shall not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:18 - “When the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits injustice H5766, then he shall die in [fn]it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:13 -

You have plowed wickedness, you have harvested injustice H5766,

You have eaten the fruit of lies.

Because you have trusted in your way, in your many warriors,

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:10 -

Who build Zion with bloodshed,

And Jerusalem with malice H5766.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:12 -

“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed,

And founds a town with [fn]violence H5766!

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:5 -

The LORD is righteous within her;

He will do no injustice H5766.

Every morning He brings His justice to light;

He [fn]does not fail.

But the [fn]criminal knows no shame.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:13 -

“The remnant of Israel will do no wrong H5766

And tell no lies,

Nor will a deceitful tongue

Be found in their mouths;

For they will feed and lie down

With no one to frighten them.

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