4646. skolios
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skolios: curved, winding, hence crooked
Original Word: σκολιός, ά, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: skolios
Phonetic Spelling: (skol-ee-os')
Short Definition: crooked, perverse, unfair
Definition: crooked, perverse, unfair, curved, tortuous.

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4646 skoliós (an adjective, derived from a primitive root, NAS dictionary) – properly, crooked (bent) because dried out (like a piece of parched wood); (figuratively) morally twisted (warped) because lacking the oil of the Holy Spirit – hence, unacceptable to God (His standards); "perverse, unjust" (Abbott-Smith).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
curved, winding, hence crooked
NASB Translation
crooked (2), perverse (1), unreasonable (1).

STRONGS NT 4646: σκολιός

σκολιός, σκολιά, σκολιόν (opposed to ὀρθός, ὄρθιος, εὐθύς (cf. σκώληξ)), from Homer down, crooked, curved: properly, of a way (Proverbs 28:18), τά σκολιά, Luke 3:5 (opposed to εὐθεῖα namely, ὁδός, from Isaiah 40:4); metaphorically, perverse, wicked: γενεά σκολιά, Acts 2:40; with διεστραμμένη added, Philippians 2:15 (clearly so Deuteronomy 32:5); unfair, surly, froward (opposed to ἀγαθός καί ἐπιεικής), 1 Peter 2:18.

crooked, froward, untoward.

From the base of skelos; warped, i.e. Winding; figuratively, perverse -- crooked, froward, untoward.

see GREEK skelos

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