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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Appearance of, to be avoided

General references
Romans 14:1-23; 1 Corinthians 8:7-13; 1 Corinthians 10:28-33; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Instances of:

Paul, in refusing to eat that which had been offered to idols
1 Corinthians 8:13

In supporting himself
1 Corinthians 9:7-23

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

E'VIL, adjective e'vl. [Heb. to be unjust or injurious, to defraud.]

1. Having bad qualities of a natural kind; mischievous; having qualities which tend to injury, or to produce mischief.

Some evil beast hath devoured him. Genesis 37:2.

2. Having bad qualities of a moral kind; wicked; corrupt; perverse; wrong; as evil thoughts; evil deeds; evil speaking; an evil generation.

3. Unfortunate; unhappy; producing sorrow, distress, injury or calamity; as evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.

E'VIL, noun evil is natural or moral. Natural evil is any thing which produces pain, distress, loss or calamity, or which in any way disturbs the peace, impairs the happiness, or destroys the perfection of natural beings.

Moral evil is any deviation of a moral agent from the rules of conduct prescribed to him by God, or by legitimate human authority; or it is any violation of the plain principles of justice and rectitude.

There are also evils called civil, which affect injuriously the peace or prosperity of a city or state; and political evils, which injure a nation, in its public capacity.

All wickedness, all crimes, all violations of law and right are moral evils. Diseases are natural evils, but they often proceed from moral evils.

2. Misfortune; mischief; injury.

There shall no evil befall thee. Psalms 91:10.

A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself. Proverbs 22:3.

3. Depravity; corruption of heart, or disposition to commit wickedness; malignity.

The heart of the sons of men is full of evil Ecclesiastes 9:3.

4. Malady; as the king's evil or scrophula.

E'VIL, adverb [generally contracted to ill.]

1. Not well; not with justice or propriety; unsuitable.

Evil it beseems thee.

2. Not virtuously; not innocently.

3. Not happily; unfortunately.

It went evil with his house.

4. Injuriously; not kindly.

The Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us.

In composition, evil denoting something bad or wrong, is often contracted to ill.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Evil Eye

(Proverbs 23:6), figuratively, the envious or covetous. (Comp. Deuteronomy 15:9; Matthew 20:15.)

Naves Topical Index
Evil for Evil

See Retaliation

Naves Topical Index
Evil for Good

General references
Psalms 7:4-5; Psalms 35:12; Psalms 109:5; Proverbs 17:13

Instances of:

Joseph accuses his brethren of rendering
Genesis 44:4

Israelites return, to Moses
Exodus 5:21; Exodus 14:11; Exodus 15:24; Exodus 16:2-3; Exodus 17:3-4

Nabal returns, to David
1 Samuel 25:21

Saul returns, to David
1 Samuel 19:1; 1 Samuel 19:4-5; 1 Samuel 19:10

David returns, to Uriah
1 Samuel 10:11

David returns, to Joab
1 Kings 2:4-6
Enemy; Good for Evil

Naves Topical Index
Evil Speaking

See Speaking, Evil
Speaking, Evil

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EVIL-AFFECT'ED, adjective Not well disposed; unkind; now ill-affected.

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EVILDO'ER, noun [evil and doer, from do.] One who does evil; one who commits sin, crime, or any moral wrong.

They speak evil against you as evildoers. l Pet.2.

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E'VILEYED, adjective [evil and eye.] Looking with an evil eye, or with envy, jealousy or bad design.

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EVIL-FA'VORED, adjective [evil and favor.] Having a bad countenance or external appearance; ill-favored.

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EVIL-FA'VOREDNESS, noun Deformity.

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E'VILLY, adverb Not well. [Little used.]

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Merodach's man, the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (2 Kings 25:27; Jeremiah 52:31, 34). He seems to have reigned but two years (B.C. 562-560). Influenced probably by Daniel, he showed kindness to Jehoiachin, who had been a prisoner in Babylon for thirty-seven years. He released him, and "spoke kindly to him." He was murdered by Nergal-sharezer=Neriglissar, his brother-in-law, who succeeded him (Jeremiah 39:3, 13).

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(the fool of Merodach), (2 Kings 25:27) the son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar. He reigned but a short time, having ascended the throne on the death of Nebuchadnezzar in B.C. 561, and being himself succeeded by Neriglissar in B.C. 559. He was murdered by Neriglissar.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

the fool of Merodach; the fool grinds bitterly

Naves Topical Index

Son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar, released Jehoiachin from prison.
2 Kings 25:27-30; Jeremiah 52:31-34

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EVIL-MINDED, adjective [evil and mind.] Having evil dispositions or intentions; disposed to mischief or sin; malicious; malignant; wicked. Slanderous reports are propagated by evil-minded persons. [This word is in common use.]

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E'VILNESS, noun Badness; viciousness; malignity; as evilness of heart; the evilness of sin.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Is expressly forbidden (Titus 3:2; James 4:11), and severe punishments are denounced against it (1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:10). It is spoken of also with abhorrence (Psalms 15:3; Proverbs 18:6, 7), and is foreign to the whole Christian character and the example of Christ.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EVILSPE'AKING, noun [evil and speak.] Slander; defamation; calumny; censoriousness. 1 Peter 2:1.

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EVILWISH'ING, adjective [evil and wish.] Wishing harm to; as an evilwishing mind.

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EVILWORK'ER, noun [evil and work.] One who does wickedness. Philippians 3:1.