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Evil (1503 Occurrences)

Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 4:3 And the Evil One came and said to him, If you are the Son of God, give the word for these stones to become bread. (BBE)

Matthew 4:5 Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple, (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 4:11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and served him. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 5:11 "Blessed are you when people reproach you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 5:37 But let your'Yes' be'Yes' and your'No' be'No.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 5:39 But I tell you, don't resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 5:45 that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 6:13 Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 6:23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Matthew 6:34 Therefore don't be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day's own evil is sufficient. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Matthew 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 7:17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV)

Matthew 7:18 A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 7:23 And then will I say to them, I never had knowledge of you: go from me, you workers of evil. (BBE RSV NIV)

Matthew 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 8:33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 9:3 And lo, certain of the scribes said within themselves, 'This one doth speak evil.' (YLT)

Matthew 9:4 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 10:1 He called to himself his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every sickness. (See NIV)

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 12:22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. (Root in KJV BBE)

Matthew 12:31 So I say to you, Every sin and every evil word against God will have forgiveness; but for evil words against the Spirit there will be no forgiveness. (BBE YLT)

Matthew 12:34 You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 12:35 The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 12:39 But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, but no sign will be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet. (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 12:45 Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation." (WEB ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 13:19 When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside. (WEB WEY ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 13:25 But while men were sleeping, one who had hate for him came and put evil seeds among the grain, and went away. (BBE)

Matthew 13:26 But when the green stem came up and gave fruit, the evil plants were seen at the same time. (BBE)

Matthew 13:27 And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, Sir, did you not put good seed in your field? how then has it evil plants? (BBE)

Matthew 13:29 But he says, No, for fear that by chance while you take up the evil plants, you may be rooting up the grain with them. (BBE)

Matthew 13:30 Let them come up together till the getting in of the grain; and then I will say to the workers, Take up first the evil plants, and put them together for burning: but put the grain into my store-house. (BBE)

Matthew 13:36 Then he went away from the people, and went into the house; and his disciples came to him, saying, Make clear to us the story of the evil plants in the field. (BBE)

Matthew 13:38 the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one. (WEB WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 13:40 As then the evil plants are got together and burned with fire, so will it be in the end of the world. (BBE)

Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity, (See RSV NIV)

Matthew 13:49 so shall it be in the full end of the age, the messengers shall come forth and separate the evil out of the midst of the righteous, (YLT RSV)

Matthew 15:4 For God commanded,'Honor your father and your mother,' and,'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.' (WEB WEY ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 16:4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and there will be no sign given to it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah." He left them, and departed. (WEB ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 17:21 But an evil spirit of this kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting." (WEY)

Matthew 18:32 Then his lord sent for him and said, You evil servant; I made you free of all that debt, because of your request to me: (BBE YLT)

Matthew 20:15 Isn't it lawful for me to do what I want to with what I own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?' (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Matthew 21:41 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those evil men, and let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons. (DBY YLT)

Matthew 22:6 And the rest put violent hands on his servants, and did evil to them, and put them to death. (BBE)

Matthew 22:10 And those bondmen went out into the highways, and brought together all as many as they found, both evil and good; and the wedding feast was furnished with guests. (DBY NAS)

Matthew 24:48 But if that evil servant should say in his heart,'My lord is delaying his coming,' (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Matthew 25:26 And his lord answering said to him, Evil servant, and slothful, thou hadst known that I reap where I did not sow, and I gather whence I did not scatter! (YLT)

Matthew 25:41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand,'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 26:45 Then he comes to the disciples; and says to them, Go on sleeping now, and take your rest: for the hour is come, and the Son of man is given into the hands of evil men. (BBE)

Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest, violently parting his robes, said, He has said evil against God: what more need have we of witnesses? for now his words against God have come to your ears: (BBE YLT)

Matthew 27:23 But the governor said, "Why? What evil has he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, saying, "Let him be crucified!" (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 27:39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, (Root in KJV WEY DBY WBS YLT)

Matthew 27:44 And the thieves who were on the crosses said evil words to him. (BBE RSV)

Mark 1:23 Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, (See NIV)

Mark 1:27 They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!" (See NIV)

Mark 1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 1:39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 2:7 Why doth this one thus speak evil words? who is able to forgive sins except one -- God?' (YLT)

Mark 3:4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. (KJV WEY BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Mark 3:11 The unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, "You are the Son of God!" (See NIV)

Mark 3:15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 3:22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 3:28 Truly, I say to you, The sons of men will have forgiveness for all their sins and for all the evil words they say: (BBE YLT)

Mark 3:29 But whoever says evil things against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but the evil he has done will be with him for ever: (BBE YLT)

Mark 3:30 -because they said, "He has an unclean spirit." (See NIV)

Mark 4:15 And these are they by the wayside, where the word is planted; and when they have given ear, the Evil One comes straight away and takes away the word which has been planted in them. (BBE)

Mark 5:2 When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs. The Good News According to Luke (See NIV)

Mark 5:13 At once Jesus gave them permission. The unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs. The herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and they were drowned in the sea. (See NIV)

Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 5:16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 5:18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 6:7 He called to himself the twelve, and began to send them out two by two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits. (See NIV)

Mark 6:13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 7:10 For Moses said,'Honor your father and your mother;' and,'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.' (WEB ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 7:22 covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Mark 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man." (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 7:25 For a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet. (See NIV)

Mark 7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 7:29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 7:30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed. (Root in KJV BBE)

Mark 8:38 Whoever has a feeling of shame because of me and my words in this false and evil generation, the Son of man will have a feeling of shame because of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (BBE)

Mark 9:25 When Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!" (See NIV)

Mark 9:29 "An evil spirit of this kind," He answered, "can only be driven out by prayer." (WEY)

Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. (Root in KJV BBE)


Evil (1503 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Evil eye. (Proverbs 23:6), figuratively, the envious or
covetous. (Comp. Deuteronomy 15:9; Matthew 20:15.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
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Evil-speaking (5 Occurrences)
Evil-speaking. << Evilspeaking, Evil-speaking. Evil-speakings >>. Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EVIL-SPEAKING. ...
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Evil-doings (5 Occurrences)
Evil-doings. << Evil-doing, Evil-doings. Evil-entreated >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Evil-doings (5 Occurrences). Hebrews 10:17 And ...
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Evil-merodach (2 Occurrences)
Evil-merodach. << Evilmerodach, Evil-merodach. E'vil-Mer'odach >>. Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EVIL-MERODACH. ...
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Evil-speakings (3 Occurrences)
Evil-speakings. << Evil-speaking, Evil-speakings. Evil-spoken >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Evil-speakings (3 Occurrences). 1 Timothy ...
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Evil-minded (1 Occurrence)
Evil-minded. << Evil-mero'dach, Evil-minded. Evils >>. ... (a.) Having evil dispositions
or intentions; disposed to mischief or sin; malicious; malignant; wicked. ...
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Evil-speakers (2 Occurrences)
Evil-speakers. << Evil-smelling, Evil-speakers. Evilspeaking >>.
Multi-Version Concordance Evil-speakers (2 Occurrences). ...
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Evil-smelling (2 Occurrences)
Evil-smelling. << Evils, Evil-smelling. Evil-speakers >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Evil-smelling (2 Occurrences). Job 31 ...
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Evil-surmisings (1 Occurrence)
Evil-surmisings. << Evil-spoken, Evil-surmisings. Evil-treated >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Evil-surmisings (1 Occurrence). 1 Timothy ...
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Evil-workers (1 Occurrence)
Evil-workers. << Evil-treated, Evil-workers. Evolution >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Evil-workers (1 Occurrence). Philippians ...
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2556. kakos -- bad, evil
... bad, evil. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: kakos Phonetic Spelling:
(kak-os') Short Definition: bad, evil Definition: bad, evil, in the widest sense. ...
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2554. kakopoieo -- to do evil
... to do evil. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kakopoieo Phonetic Spelling:
(kak-op-oy-eh'-o) Short Definition: I do harm, do wrong Definition: I do harm, do ...
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420. anexikakos -- enduring evil
... enduring evil. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: anexikakos Phonetic Spelling:
(an-ex-ik'-ak-os) Short Definition: enduring evil, patient of evil ...
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2636. katalalia -- evil-speaking
... evil-speaking. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: katalalia Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-al-al-ee'-ah) Short Definition: evil-speaking, backbiting ...
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2635. katalaleo -- to speak evil of
... to speak evil of. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katalaleo Phonetic Spelling:
(kat-al-al-eh'-o) Short Definition: I speak evil of Definition: I speak ...
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1426. dusphemia -- to use evil words, to speak ill of
... to use evil words, to speak ill of. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
dusphemia Phonetic Spelling: (doos-fay-mee'-ah) Short Definition: evil report ...
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2553. kakopatheo -- to suffer evil
... to suffer evil. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kakopatheo Phonetic Spelling:
(kak-op-ath-eh'-o) Short Definition: I suffer evil, endure affliction ...
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1140. daimonion -- an evil spirit, a demon
... an evil spirit, a demon. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: daimonion
Phonetic Spelling: (dahee-mon'-ee-on) Short Definition: an evil-spirit, demon ...
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1426b. dusphemia -- evil speaking, defamation
... << 1426a, 1426b. dusphemia. 1427 >>. evil speaking, defamation. Transliteration:
dusphemia Short Definition: slander. Word Origin from ...
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1426a. dusphemeo -- to use evil words, to speak ill of
... << 1426, 1426a. dusphemeo. 1426b >>. to use evil words, to speak ill of.
Transliteration: dusphemeo Short Definition: slandered. Word ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ev'-'-l, e'-vil ra`; poneros, kakos, kakon:

In the Bible it is represented as moral and physical. We choose to discuss the subject under these heads. Many of the evils that come upon men have not been intended by those who suffer for them. Disease, individual and national calamity, drought, scarcity of food, may not always be charged to the account of intentional wrong. Many times the innocent suffer with, and even for, the guilty. In such cases, only physical evil is apparent. Even when the suffering has been occasioned by sin or dereliction of duty, whether the wrong is active or passive, many, perhaps the majority of those who are injured, are not accountable in any way for the ills which come upon them. Neither is God the author of moral evil. "God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man" (James 1:13).


1. Moral Evil:

By this term we refer to wrongs done to our fellowman, where the actor is responsible for the action. The immorality may be present when the action is not possible. "But if that evil servant shall say in his heart" (Matthew 24:48, 49), whether he shall smite his fellow-servants or not, the moral evil is present. See SIN. "All these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man" (Mark 7:21-23). The last six commandments of the Decalogue apply here (Exodus 20:12-17). To dishonor one's parents, to kill, to commit adultery, to steal, to bear false witness and to covet are moral evils. The spiritual import of these commandments will be found in Matthew 5:21, 22, 27, 28. "But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness" (Matthew 6:23). Words and deeds are coined in the heart before the world sees or hears them (Matthew 12:34, 35). The word ought or its equal may be found in all languages; hence, it is in the mind of all people as well as in our laws that for the deeds and words we do and speak, we are responsible. "Break off thy sins by righteousness" (Daniel 4:27) shows that, in God's thought, it was man's duty, and therefore within his power, to keep the commandment. "Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do well" (Isaiah 1:16 f). We cannot think of God commanding men to do what He knew they had no ability to do! God has a standing offer of pardon to all men who turn from their evil ways and do that which is right (Ezekiel 33:11-14 f). Evil begins in the least objectionable things. In Romans 1:18-23, we have Paul's view of the falling away of the Gentiles. "Knowing God" (verse 21), they were "without excuse" (verse 20), but "glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened" (verse 21). "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (verse 22). This led the way into idolatry, and that was followed by all the corruption and wrongdoing to be instigated by a heart turned away from all purity, and practiced in all the iniquity to be suggested by lust without control. Paul gives fifteen steps in the ladder on which men descend into darkness and ruin (Galatians 5:19-21). When men become evil in themselves, they necessarily become evil in thought and deed toward others. This they bring upon themselves, or give way to, till God shall give "them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting" (Romans 1:28). Those thus fallen into habits of error, we should in meekness correct, that "they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him unto his will" (2 Timothy 2:25, 26).

2. Physical Evil:

Usually, in the Old Testament the Hebrew word ra` is employed to denote that which is bad. Many times the bad is physical; it may have been occasioned by the sins for which the people of the nation were responsible, or it may have come, not as a retribution, but from accident or mismanagement or causes unknown. Very many times the evil is a corrective, to cause men to forsake the wrong and accept the right. The flood was sent upon the earth because "all flesh had corrupted their way" (Genesis 6:12). This evil was to serve as a warning to those who were to live after. The ground had already been cursed for the good of Cain (Genesis 4:12). Two purposes seemed to direct the treatment: (1) to leave in the minds of Cain and his descendants the knowledge that sin brings punishment, and (2) to increase the toil that would make them a better people. God overthrew Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, cities of the plain, making them "an example unto those that should live ungodly" (2 Peter 2:6). In the Book of Isaiah the prophet, we find a number of "burdens": the burden of Babylon (Isaiah 13:1-22); the burden of Moab (Isaiah 15:1-9); the burden of Damascus (Isaiah 17:1-14); the burden of Egypt (Isaiah 19:1-17); the burden of the Wilderness of the Sea (Isaiah 21:1-10); the burden of Dumah (Isaiah 21:11, 12); the burden upon Arabia (Isaiah 21:13-17); the burden of the Valley of Vision (Isaiah 22:1-25); the burden of Tyre (Isaiah 23:1-18); the burden of the Beasts of the South (Isaiah 30:6-14); the burden of the Weary Beast (Isaiah 46:1, 2). These may serve as an introduction to the story of wrongdoing and physical suffering threatened and executed. Isaiah contains many denunciations against Israel: against the Ten Tribes for following the sin introduced by Jeroboam the son of Nebat; and the threatening against Judah and Benjamin for not heeding the warnings. Jeremiah saw the woes that were sure to come upon Judah; for declaring them, he was shut up in prison, and yet they came, and the people were carried away into Babylon. These were the evils or afflictions brought upon the nations for their persistence in sin. "I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am Yahweh, that doeth all these things" (Isaiah 45:7). These chastisements seemed grievous, and yet they yielded peaceable fruit unto them that were exercised thereby (Hebrews 12:11).

David Roberts Dungan


(ra` `ayin, "evil of eye"; ophthalmos poneros):

The superstition of the influence of the "evil eye," so widely spread over the earth, has had a mighty influence on life and language in Palestine, though direct references to it are not frequent in the Scriptures (Deuteronomy 15:9; Deuteronomy 28:54, 56 Proverbs 23:6; Proverbs 28:22 Matthew 20:15 (compare Matthew 6:23 Luke 11:34); Mark 7:22). In the Bible the expression is synonymous with envy, jealousy and some forms of covetousness. In comparing Romans 1:29 with Mark 7:22 we find that ophthalmos poneros corresponds to phthonos. See Trench, New Testament Synonyms, under the word The eye of the envious (as also the tongue of the invidious by an apparently appreciative word, which, however, only disguises the strong desire of possessing the object of comment or of destroying it for its rightful owner) was supposed to have a baneful influence upon the wellbeing of others, especially of children. Therefore mothers bestowed constant care against the frustration of such fancied designs by means of innumerable sorts of charms. They often allowed their darlings to appear as unlovely as possible, through uncleanliness or rags, so as to spare them the harmful rising of envy in the hearts of others.

Lane, Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, gives perhaps the most accessible account of this superstition as held at the present day in Egypt, and Thomson, The Land and the Book, does the same for Palestine, while an equal amount of evidence might be collected from every other oriental country. Instances of the same superstition, though possibly slightly disguised, are by no means wanting among ourselves. Compare the expression, "green-eyed jealousy" (Othello, III, iii; Merchant of Venice, III, ii), etc.

For certain Biblical phrases referring to the "evil eye" see ENVY; EYE.


F. T. Elworthy, The Evil Eye, London, 1895.

H. L. E. Luering


(ho poneros):

Nearly all peoples who have expressed their religious thought and feeling believe in a spirit that presides over the destinies of men for their good. They believe that there is also a spirit, a person, whose work it is to lead men into temptation: a spirit of light and a spirit of darkness. Feelings and preferences may have much to do with the conclusions. In Matthew 5:37, 39, 45; Matthew 6:13, the King James Version gives "evil," the Revised Version (British and American) "the evil one," margin, "evil," the personal form referring to the enemy of the race known by various terms: Satan, "the adversary" or "the accuser," occurs 50 times; Beelzebub is found 7 times; devil, 35 times; it means "accuser," "calumniator."


David Roberts Duncan




(to kakon, plural in Luke 16:25):

An evil thing or evil things may be the thoughts of evil men, their plans or their deeds; or the things men suffer for their own wrongs; or the evils consequent upon the errors of others. In the dark picture of fallen men in Romans 1:30, "inventors of evil things" appear. "The evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil (poneros) things" (Matthew 12:35). Men should not lust after evil (kakos) things (1 Corinthians 10:6). This fixing the mind upon, with desire, leads to increased wrong. "The mouth of the wicked poureth out evil (ra') things" (Proverbs 15:28). The rich man had good things in his life, but did not use them to the glory of God or the good of men. The poor man had evil things: sickness, nakedness, hunger. The scene changes after death (Luke 16:25).

David Roberts Dungan








Easton's Bible Dictionary
Evil eye

(Proverbs 23:6), figuratively, the envious or covetous. (Comp. Deuteronomy 15:9; Matthew 20:15.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; worthless or deleterious; poor; as, an evil beast; and evil plant; an evil crop.

2. (a.) Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.

3. (a.) Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.

4. (n.) Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm; -- opposed to good.

5. (n.) Moral badness, or the deviation of a moral being from the principles of virtue imposed by conscience, or by the will of the Supreme Being, or by the principles of a lawful human authority; disposition to do wrong; moral offence; wickedness; depravity.

6. (n.) malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.

7. (adv.) In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.

Strong's Hebrew
7451a. ra -- bad, evil
... << 7451, 7451a. ra. 7451b >>. bad, evil. Transliteration: ra Short Definition:
evil. Word Origin from the same as roa Definition bad, evil ...
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192. Evil Merodak -- "man of Merodach," son and successor of ...
Evil Merodak. << 191, 192. Evil Merodak. 193 >>. "man of Merodach," son and
successor of Nebuchadnezzar. Transliteration: Evil Merodak ...
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7489a. raa -- to be evil, bad
... << 7489, 7489a. raa. 7489b >>. to be evil, bad. Transliteration: raa Short
Definition: evildoers. Word Origin denominative verb from ...
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7455. roa -- badness, evil
... << 7454, 7455. roa. 7456 >>. badness, evil. Transliteration: roa Phonetic Spelling:
(ro'-ah) Short Definition: evil. Word Origin of uncertain ...
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1681. dibbah -- whispering, defamation, evil report
... whispering, defamation, evil report. Transliteration: dibbah Phonetic Spelling:
(dib-baw') Short Definition: report. ... defaming, evil report, infamy, slander. ...
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7463a. raah -- evil, misery, distress, injury
... << 7463, 7463a. raah. 7463b >>. evil, misery, distress, injury. Transliteration:
raah Short Definition: evil. Word Origin from the same ...
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191. evil -- foolish
... << 190, 191. evil. 192 >>. foolish. Transliteration: evil Phonetic Spelling:
(ev-eel') Short Definition: fool. ... << 190, 191. evil. 192 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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7451b. ra -- evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity
... << 7451a, 7451b. ra. 7452 >>. evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity.
Transliteration: ra Short Definition: evil. Word Origin from ...
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7451. ra' -- bad, evil
... ra'. 7451a >>. bad, evil. Transliteration: ra' Phonetic Spelling: (rah) Short
Definition: adversity. adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, displeasure, distress ...
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7489. ra'a' -- to be evil, bad
ra'a'. << 7488, 7489. ra'a'. 7489a >>. to be evil, bad. Transliteration: ra'a'
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-ah') Short Definition: afflict. afflict ...
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Evil Eye

Evil for Good: David, to Uriah

Evil for Good: General Scriptures Concerning

Evil for Good: Israelites, to Moses

Evil for Good: Joseph Accuses his Brothers of Rendering

Evil for Good: Nabal Returns, to David

Evil for Good: Saul Returns, to David

Evil for Good: To Joab

Evil in Supporting Himself

Evil in the World

Evil One

Evil People

Evil Spirit

Evil Spirits

Evil Thing

Evil Thoughts

Evil: Appearance of, to be Avoided

Evil: Paul, in Refusing to Eat What had been offered to Idols

Related Terms

Evil-speaking (5 Occurrences)

Evil-doings (5 Occurrences)

Evil-merodach (2 Occurrences)

Evil-speakings (3 Occurrences)

Evil-minded (1 Occurrence)

Evil-speakers (2 Occurrences)

Evil-smelling (2 Occurrences)

Evil-surmisings (1 Occurrence)

Evil-workers (1 Occurrence)

Evil-treated (1 Occurrence)

Evil-exactly (1 Occurrence)

Evil-spoken (1 Occurrence)

Evil-entreated (1 Occurrence)

Evil-disposed (1 Occurrence)

Evil-affected (1 Occurrence)

Evil-doer (88 Occurrences)

Evil-doers (122 Occurrences)


Evil-doing (106 Occurrences)

Evil-mero'dach (1 Occurrence)

Stubbornness (14 Occurrences)

Arrogance (30 Occurrences)

Schemes (25 Occurrences)

Spreads (31 Occurrences)

Shuns (5 Occurrences)

Senses (12 Occurrences)

Speakings (3 Occurrences)

Slander (34 Occurrences)

Adversity (54 Occurrences)

Sends (94 Occurrences)

Actions (62 Occurrences)

Speaking (376 Occurrences)

Vile (59 Occurrences)

Abundance (194 Occurrences)

Sorcery (10 Occurrences)

Smite (230 Occurrences)

Quench (14 Occurrences)

Seeks (48 Occurrences)

Sexual (59 Occurrences)

Sinning (59 Occurrences)

Safe (388 Occurrences)

Simple (40 Occurrences)

Sinner (88 Occurrences)

Arts (48 Occurrences)

Stored (55 Occurrences)

Arrogant (60 Occurrences)

Sinners (132 Occurrences)

Account (460 Occurrences)

Speedily (38 Occurrences)

Abel (22 Occurrences)

Spirits (129 Occurrences)

Stoned (38 Occurrences)

Keeps (154 Occurrences)

Son's (34 Occurrences)

Arrogancy (16 Occurrences)

Adventure (3 Occurrences)

Avenger (18 Occurrences)

Affect (3 Occurrences)

Astartes (5 Occurrences)

Avoids (3 Occurrences)

Abounding (28 Occurrences)

Agony (20 Occurrences)

Abuse (17 Occurrences)

Ahira (5 Occurrences)

Selfish (14 Occurrences)

Shrewd (14 Occurrences)

Statements (22 Occurrences)

Speakest (30 Occurrences)

State (51 Occurrences)

Snared (11 Occurrences)

Spy (27 Occurrences)

Slanderer (5 Occurrences)

Seemly (10 Occurrences)

Sensuality (9 Occurrences)

Sicknesses (15 Occurrences)

Stoics (1 Occurrence)

Stubbornly (10 Occurrences)

Shun (14 Occurrences)

Seeds (24 Occurrences)

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