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κακός, -ή, -όν
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evil, wicked, wrong, bad, a perversion of what pertains to goodness; as a noun, an evil thing can refer to any crime, harm, or moral wrong
bad, of a bad quality, or disposition, worthless, corrupt, depraved, Mt. 21:41; 24:48; Mk. 7:21; wicked, criminal, morally bad; τὸ κακόν, evil, wickedness, crime, Mt. 27:23; Acts 23:9; deceitful, 1 Pet. 3:10; mischievous, harmful, destructive; τὸ κακόν, evil mischief, harm, injury, Tit. 1:12; afflictive; τὸ κακόν, evil, misery, affliction, suffering, Lk. 16;25

Greek-English Concordance for κακός

Matthew 21:41 They said to him, “He will bring those wretches (kakous | κακούς | acc pl masc) to a wretched end and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him his share at their harvest.”
Matthew 24:48 But suppose that servant is wicked (kakos | κακός | nom sg masc) and says in his heart, ‘My master is slow to return,’
Matthew 27:23 Pilate asked, “But what crime (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) has he committed?” But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”
Mark 7:21 For from within, from the heart of a person, come evil (kakoi | κακοί | nom pl masc) plots, immoralities, thefts, murders,
Mark 15:14 And Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) has he done?” But they cried out all the more, “Crucify him!”
Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you received your good things during your lifetime, and Lazarus correspondingly received bad (kaka | κακά | acc pl neut) things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
Luke 23:22 A third time he spoke to them, “What evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) did this man do? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.”
John 18:23 Jesus replied, “If I spoke incorrectly, testify about the error (kakou | κακοῦ | gen sg neut); but if I spoke correctly, why do you hit me?”
John 18:30 They replied to him, saying, “If this man were not doing something wrong (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut), we would not have handed him over to you.”
Acts 9:13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm (kaka | κακά | acc pl neut) he did to your saints at Jerusalem.
Acts 16:28 But Paul called out in a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) yourself, for we are all here.”
Acts 23:9 Then there arose a great uproar, and certain of the scribes of the party of the Pharisees stood up and protested vigorously, saying, “We find nothing evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) in this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”
Acts 28:5 But Paul shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut).
Romans 1:30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil (kakōn | κακῶν | gen pl neut), disobedient to parents,
Romans 2:9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut), for the Jew first and also for the Greek,
Romans 3:8 And why not say (as some slanderously claim that we are saying), “Let us do evil (kaka | κακά | acc pl neut) so that good may come of it”? Their condemnation is well deserved!
Romans 7:19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) I do not want is what I do.
Romans 7:21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do good, evil (kakon | κακόν | nom sg neut) is present in me.
Romans 12:17 Repay no one evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) for evil (kakou | κακοῦ | gen sg neut); give careful thought to what is good in the sight of all
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil (kakou | κακοῦ | gen sg neut), but overcome evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) with good.
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a source of fear for those who do good, but for those who do wrong (kakō | κακῷ | dat sg neut). Would you have no fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval
Romans 13:4 for he is a servant of God for your good. But if you do what is wrong (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut), be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain. he is a servant of God, an avenger to carry out wrath on the one who does wrong (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut).
Romans 13:10 Love does no wrong (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 14:20 Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. All food is indeed clean, but it is wrong (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) to cause another to stumble by what you eat.
Romans 16:19 Your obedience is known to all and thus I am rejoicing over you. But I want you to be wise as to what is good, and innocent as to what is evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut).
1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things took place as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil (kakōn | κακῶν | gen pl neut) things, even as they did.
1 Corinthians 13:5 it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut),
1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad (kakai | κακαί | nom pl fem) company corrupts good morals.”
2 Corinthians 13:7 Now we pray to God that you may not do anything wrong (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut), not that we would appear as having passed the test, but that you may do what is right even though we may appear as having failed.
Philippians 3:2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil (kakous | κακούς | acc pl masc) workers, beware of those who practice mutilation.
Colossians 3:5 Therefore put to death Therefore whatever is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil (kakēn | κακήν | acc sg fem) desire, evil (kakēn | κακήν | acc sg fem) and covetousness, which is idolatry.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that no one pays back anyone evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) for evil (kakou | κακοῦ | gen sg neut), but always pursue what is good both for one another and for all.
1 Timothy 6:10 For a root of all kinds of evils (kakōn | κακῶν | gen pl neut) is the love of money, by which some, by their craving, were led astray from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm (kaka | κακά | acc pl neut); the Lord will repay him according to his deeds,
Titus 1:12 One of them, their own prophet, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil (kaka | κακά | nom pl neut) beasts, lazy gluttons.”
Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who by virtue of their maturity have senses that are trained to distinguish good from evil (kakou | κακοῦ | gen sg neut).
James 1:13 No one when tempted should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted to do evil (kakōn | κακῶν | gen pl neut), and he himself tempts no one else.
James 3:8 But the tongue, no one is able to tame; it is a restless evil (kakon | κακόν | nom sg neut), full of deadly poison.
1 Peter 3:9 not returning evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) for evil (kakou | κακοῦ | gen sg neut) or insult for insult, but on the contrary blessing, because for this you were called that you might inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:10 For “The one who desires to love life and to see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil (kakou | κακοῦ | gen sg neut) and his lips from speaking deceit.
1 Peter 3:11 And let him turn away from evil (kakou | κακοῦ | gen sg neut) and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (kaka | κακά | acc pl neut)
3 John 1:11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil (kakon | κακόν | acc sg neut) but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
Revelation 2:2 I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and that you cannot put up with those who are evil (kakous | κακούς | acc pl masc), but have tested those who call themselves apostles (but are not) and found them to be false.
Revelation 16:2 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and a repulsive (kakon | κακόν | nom sg neut) and malignant sore broke out on everyone who bore the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.