2549. kakia
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kakia: wickedness
Original Word: κακία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: kakia
Phonetic Spelling: (kak-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: evil, wickedness, malice
Definition: (a) evil (i.e. trouble, labor, misfortune), (b) wickedness, (c) vicious disposition, malice, spite.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 2549 kakía (from 2554 /kakopoiéō, "a wicked disposition") – properly, the underlying principle of evil (inherent evil) which is present, even if not outwardly expressed.

[2549 /kakía ("malice") shares the same essential meaning as 2556 /kakós ("wretched evil," its adjectival cognate).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kakos
NASB Translation
evil (3), malice (5), trouble (1), wickedness (2).

STRONGS NT 2549: κακία

κακία, κακίας, (κακός) (from Theognis down), the Sept. chiefly for רַע , and רָעָה;

1. malignity, malice, ill-will, desire to injure: Romans 1:29; Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:8; Titus 3:3; James 1:21; 1 Peter 2:1.

2. wickedness, depravity: 1 Corinthians 5:8 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 120 (114)); ; Acts 8:22 (cf. ); wickedness that is not ashamed to break the laws, 1 Peter 2:16.

3. Hellenistically, evil, trouble: Matthew 6:34 (as Amos 3:6; (1 Samuel 6:9); Ecclesiastes 7:15 (); ; Sir. 19:6; 1 Macc. 7:23, etc.). [SYNONYMS: κακία, πονηρία: associated Romans 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:8. According to Trench, Synonyms, § xi., endorsed by Ellicott (on Ephesians 4:31) and Lightfoot (on Colossians 3:8), κακία denotes rather the vicious disposition, πονηρία the active exercise of the same; cf. Xenophon, mem. 1, 2, 28 εἰ μέν αὐτός (i. e. Σωκράτης) ἐποίει τί φαῦλον, εἰκότως ἄν ἐδόκει πονηρός εἶναι. Αἰ δ' αὐτός σωφρονων διετελει, πῶς ἄν δικαίως τῆς οὐκ ἐνούσης αὐτῷ κακίας αἰτίαν ἔχοι; But Fritzsche, Meyer (on Romans, the passage cited; yet cf. Weiss in edition 6), others dissent — seeming nearly to reverse this distinction; cf. Suidas under the word κακία. Ἔστιν τοῦ κακῶσαι τόν πέλας σπουδή, παρά τῷ ἀποστόλω; see πονηρός, 2 b.]

evil, malice, naughtiness, wickedness.

From kakos; badness, i.e. (subjectively) depravity, or (actively) malignity, or (passively) trouble -- evil, malice(-iousness), naughtiness, wickedness.

see GREEK kakos

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