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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Wrong, Wrongdoer, Wrongdoing

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A — 1: ἀδικία
(Strong's #93 — Noun Feminine — adikia — ad-ee-kee'-ah )

a, negative, dike, "right," is translated "wrong" in 2 Peter 2:13 (2nd part),15, RV, "wrongdoing" (AV, unrighteousness); in 2 Corinthians 12:13 , it is used ironically. See INIQUITY , UNJUST , UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

A — 2: ἀδίκημα
(Strong's #92 — Noun Neuter — adikema — ad-eek'-ay-mah )

denotes "a misdeed, injury," in the concrete sense (in contrast to No. 1), Acts 18:14 , "a matter of wrong;" Acts 24:20 , RV, "wrongdoing" (AV, "evil doing"). See INIQUITY.

B — 1: ἀδικέω
(Strong's #91 — Verb — adikeo — ad-ee-keh'-o )

"to do wrong," is used (a) intransitively, to act unrighteously, Acts 25:11 , RV, "I am a wrongdoer" (AV, "... an offender"); 1 Corinthians 6:8 ; 2 Corinthians 7:12 (1st part); Colossians 3:25 (1st part); cp. Revelation 22:11 (see UNRIGHTEOUSNESS , B); (b) transitively, "to wrong," Matthew 20:13 ; Acts 7:24 (Passive Voice),26,27; 25:10; 2 Corinthians 7:2,12 (2nd part; Passive Voice); Galatians 4:12 , "ye did (me no) wrong," anticipating a possible suggestion that his vigorous language was due to some personal grievance; the occasion referred to was that of his first visit; Colossians 3:25 (2nd part), lit., "what he did wrong," which brings consequences both in this life and at the judgment seat of Christ; Philemon 1:18 ; 2 Peter 2:13 (1st part); in the Middle or Passive Voice, "to take or suffer wrong, to suffer (oneself) to be wronged," 1 Corinthians 6:7 . See HURT , OFFENDER , UNJUST.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Wrong, Wrongdoer, Wrongdoing'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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