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Malice; Malignity

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mal´is , ma - lig´ni - ti ( κακία , kakı́a , πονηρός , ponērós , κακοήθεια , kakoḗtheia ): "Malice," now used in the sense of deliberate ill-will, by its derivation means badness , or wickedness generally, and was so used in Older English. In the Apocrypha it is the translation of kakia , "evil," "badness" (The Wisdom of Song of Solomon 12:10,20 ; 16:14 ; 2 Maccabees 4:50 , the Revised Version (British and American) "wickedness"); in Sirach 27:30 ; 28:7 , we have "malice" in the more restricted sense as the translation of mḗnis , "confirmed anger." In the New Testament "malice" and "maliciousness" are the translation of kakia ( Romans 1:29 ; 1 Corinthians 5:8 ; 1 Corinthians 14:20 ; Colossians 3:8 ); malicious is the translation of ponēros , "evil" (3 John 1:10 , the Revised Version (British and American) "wicked"); it also occurs in Additions to Esther 13:4, 7, verse 4, "malignant"; The Wisdom of Solomon 1:4, the Revised Version (British and American) that deviseth evil"; 2 Macc 5:23; malignity occurs in Romans 1:29 as the translation of kakoētheia , "evil disposition"; "maliciously," Susanna verses 43, 62; 2 Macc 14:11, the Revised Version (British and American) "having ill will."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Malice; Malignity'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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