3835. panourgos
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panourgos: ready to do anything, crafty, skillful
Original Word: πανοῦργος, ον
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: panourgos
Phonetic Spelling: (pan-oor'-gos)
Short Definition: cunning, crafty
Definition: cunning, crafty, skilful, clever.

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Cognate: 3835 panoúrgos – properly, a person doing anything to get their way ("anything it takes"). 3935 /paríēmi ("crafty-fellow") is used only in 2 Cor 12:16 where it describes a scoundrel (an unscrupulous person) who will do any evil to "succeed." See 3834 (panourgia).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pas and ergon
ready to do anything, crafty, skillful
NASB Translation
crafty (1).

STRONGS NT 3835: πανοῦργος

πανοῦργος, πανοῦργον (πᾶς and ἘΠΤΩ equivalent to ἐργάζομαι; on the accent, see κακοῦργος), the Sept. for עָרוּם; skillful, clever, i. e.:

1. in a good sense, fit to undertake and accomplish anything, dexterous; wise, sagacious, skillful (Aristotle, Polybius, Plutarch, others; the Sept. Proverbs 13:1; Proverbs 28:2). But far more frequent.

2. in a bad sense, crafty, cunning, knavish, treacherous, deceitful, (Tragg., Aristophanes, Plato, Plutarch, others; the Sept.; Sir. 6:32 (31) (but here in a good sense); , etc.): 2 Corinthians 12:16.


From pas and ergon; all-working, i.e. Adroit (shrewd) -- crafty.

see GREEK pas

see GREEK ergon

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