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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Malice, Maliciousness, Malicious

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1: κακία
(Strong's #2549 — Noun Feminine — kakia — kak-ee'-ah )

"badness in quality" (the opposite of arete, "excellence"), "the vicious character generally" (Lightfoot), is translated "malice" in 1 Corinthians 5:8 ; 14:20 ; Ephesians 4:31 ; Colossians 3:8 ; Titus 3:3 ; 1 Peter 2:1 , AV (RV, "wickedness;" marg., "malice"); "maliciousness" in Romans 1:29 ; in 1 Peter 2:16 , AV (RV, "wickedness;" marg., "malice"). Elsewhere, Matthew 6:34 ; Acts 8:22 ; James 1:21 (RV marg., "malice"). See EVIL , B, No. 1.

Note: In 2 John 1:10 , AV, poneros, "evil, wicked" (see EVIL , A. No. 2) is translated "malicious" (RV, "wicked").

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Malice, Maliciousness, Malicious'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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