Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked, worthless (intrinsically, such

Greek: κακός, kakos (G2556)

46 King James Bible Verses


Here are bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word κακός mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2556

Greek Base Word: κακός

Usage: Bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked

Definition: Worthless (intrinsically, such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), i.e., (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious.

Detailed definition:

  1. Of a bad nature.
    1. Not such as it ought to be.
  2. Of a mode of thinking, feeling, acting.
    1. Base, wrong, wicked.
  3. Troublesome, injurious, pernicious, destructive, baneful.

Derived terms: Apparently a primary word.

See also:

  1. G4190


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑˈkos
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑˈkows
  3. Transliteration: kakos
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ka-KOSE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ka-KOSE

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Bible Verses with κακός (G2556)

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