3834. panourgia
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panourgia: cleverness, craftiness
Original Word: πανουργία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: panourgia
Phonetic Spelling: (pan-oorg-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: cunning, craftiness
Definition: shrewdness, skill; hence: cunning, craftiness.

HELPS word-Studies

3834 panourgía (from 3956 /pás, "every" and 2041 /érgon, "deed") – properly, every (evil) work; (figuratively) crafty behavior; unscrupulous cunning that stops at nothing to achieve a selfish goal.

"The man who practices panourgia (-pan + ergon) is ready to do anything, up to every trick" (P. Hughs, The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, 123).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from panourgos
cleverness, craftiness
NASB Translation
craftiness (4), trickery (1).

STRONGS NT 3834: πανουργία

πανουργία, πανουργίας, (πανοῦργος, which see), craftiness, cunning: Luke 20:23; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 4:14; contextually equivalent to a specious or false wisdom, 1 Corinthians 3:19. (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, Lucian, Aelian, others; πᾶσα τέ ἐπιστήμη χωριζομενη δικαιοσύνης καί τῆς ἄλλης ἀρετῆς πανουργία οὐ σοφία φαίνεται, Plato, Menex., p. 247 a. for עָרְמָה in a good sense, prudence, skill, in undertaking and carrying on affairs, Proverbs 1:4; Proverbs 8:5; Sir. 31:10 (Sir. 34:11.))

cunning, craftiness, subtilty.

From panougos; adroitness, i.e. (in a bad sense) trickery or sophistry -- (cunning) craftiness, subtilty.

see GREEK panougos

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