Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Bad, corrupt, rotten, i.e., worthless (literally or morally)

Greek: σαπρός, sapros (G4550)

6 King James Bible Verses


Here are bad, corrupt and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word σαπρός 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: G4550

Greek Base Word: σαπρός

Usage: Bad, corrupt

Definition: Rotten, i.e., worthless (literally or morally).

Detailed definition:

  1. Rotten, putrefied.
  2. Corrupted by one and no longer fit for use, worn out.
  3. Of poor quality, bad, unfit for use, worthless.

Derived terms: From G4595.

See also:

  1. G4190
  2. G4595

Comments: Compare G4190.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: sɑˈpros
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: sɑˈprows
  3. Transliteration: sapros
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: sa-PROSE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sa-PROSE

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