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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2556 Greek: kakos

Bad:

indicates the lack in a person or thing of those qualities which should be possessed; it means "bad in character"

(a) morally, by way of thinking, feeling or acting, e.g., Mar 7:21, "thoughts;" 1Cr 15:33, "company;" Col 3:5, "desire;" 1Ti 6:10, "all kinds of evil;" 1Pe 3:9, "evil for evil;"

(b) in the sense of what is injurious or baneful, e.g., the tongue as "a restless evil," Jam 3:8; "evil beasts," Tts 1:12; "harm," Act 16:28; once it is translated "bad," 2Cr 5:10. It is the opposite of agathos, "good."
See EVIL, HARM, ILL, NOISOME, WICKED.

2 Strong's Number: g4190 Greek: poneros

Bad:

connected with ponos, "labor," expresses especially the "active form of evil," and is practically the same in meaning as (b), under No. 1. It is used, e.g., of thoughts, Mat 15:19 (cp. kakos, in Mar 7:21); of speech, Mat 5:11 (cp. kakos, in 1Pe 3:10); of acts, 2Ti 4:18. Where kakos and poneros are put together, kakos is always put first and signifies "bad in character, base," poneros, "bad in effect, malignant:" see 1Cr 5:8, and Rev 16:2. Kakos has a wider meaning, poneros a stronger meaning. Poneros alone is used of Satan and might well be translated "the malignant one," e.g., Mat 5:37 and five times in 1 John ( 1Jo 2:13-14; 3:12; 5:18, 19, RV); of demons, e.g., Luk 7:21. Once it is translated "bad," Mat 22:10.
See EVIL, GRIEVOUS, HARM, LEWD, MALICIOUS, WICKED.

3 Strong's Number: g4550 Greek: sapros

Bad:

"corrupt, rotten" (akin to sepo, "to rot"), primarily, of vegetable and animal substances, expresses what is of poor quality, unfit for use, putrid. It is said of a tree and its fruit, Mat 7:17,18; 12:33; Luk 6:43; of certain fish, Mat 13:48 (here translated "bad"); of defiling speech, Eph 4:29.
See CORRUPT.

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