Bill Mounce

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σκληρός, ά, όν
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hard, harsh
dry, hard, to the touch; met. harsh, severe, stern, Mt. 25:24; vehement, violent, fierce, Jas. 3:4; grievous, painful, Acts 26:14; grating to the mind, repulsive, offensive, Jn. 6:60; stubborn, resistance to authority, Jude 15*

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Matthew 25:24 Then the one who had received the one talent also came, saying, ‘Master, I knew that you were an unscrupulous (sklēros | σκληρός | nom sg masc) man, reaping where you have not sown and gathering where you scattered no seed;
John 6:60 Therefore, when a number of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult (sklēros | σκληρός | nom sg masc); who can understand it?”
Acts 26:14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard (sklēron | σκληρόν | nom sg neut) for you to kick against the goads.’
James 3:4 Or consider ships: though they are so large and are driven by strong (sklērōn | σκληρῶν | gen pl masc) winds, they are steered by a very small rudder, wherever the impulse of the pilot directs.
Jude 1:15 to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly acts that they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the harsh things (sklērōn | σκληρῶν | gen pl neut) that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”