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EVIL
morally wrong, wicked, bad
Also see adversary, danger, evil doers, persecute
References:
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EVIL in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]

Cross Reference Bible links
Genesis 2:9 - knowledge of good and evil
Job 42:11 - (Job's brothers, sisters, and acquaintances came to his house to eat bread, comforting and consoling him about all the evil [from human perspective] that Yahweh had brought on him.)
Psalms 23:4 - "... I will fear no evil, for You are with me."


EVIL [Holman Bible Dictionary]

That which is opposed to God and His purposes or that which, defined from human perspectives, is harmful and non-productive.

The Problem of Evil

Evil is a major theoretical and practical problem for a Christian. Evil is of two types. First, there is natural evil. There are destructive forces in nature, ranging from earthquakes and tidal waves to cancer. Second, there is moral evil which has its source in the choice and action of humans. This type of evil includes war, crime, cruelty, and slavery.

If God is all-powerful and good, as the Bible affirms, why does He allow evil? There are statements and emphases in the Bible which help to explain and reduce the problem of natural and moral evil.

Natural Evil

Concerning natural evil, several emphases should be noted.

First, moral evil accounts for much of natural evil. In Genesis, evil and suffering appeared only after the Fall (Genesis 3:16-19). By contrast, the original creation is very good (Genesis 1:31). The new heavens and the new earth will have no more suffering (Revelation 21:4). This means that evil and suffering are not eternally inevitable. Rather they are bound up with the actions of sinful humans. Physical suffering and pain and finally death have been introduced as a consequence of the Fall (Genesis 3:16-19).

Second, God disciplines His people collectively and individually, even through natural evil and pain, to bring them closer to His purposes (Proverbs 3:11-12; Jeremiah 18:1-10). This emphasis is also found in the New Testament (Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 5:8-9; Hebrews 12:5-11).

Third, personal life cannot develop except in a stable environment. God limited Himself by the establishment of regularity and law. This regularity of nature is an important factor in developing human personality. The earthquake, volcano, and storm, which cause human suffering, all belong to nature's regularity. Some so-called natural evil, therefore, can be attributed to the necessary operation of natural uniformities.

Fourth, natural evils may be used for judgment upon sin. It is deeply ingrained in the Bible that physical evils have been used by God for the punishment of individual and national wickedness. Noah's flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the fall of Jerusalem are examples. This does not mean that all physical evils are the punishment of physical sins.

Moral Evil

There are also some biblical teachings which help us to understand moral evil from the Christian perspective.

First, God limited Himself in giving people and angels freedom. To be truly human, a person must have the power of choice. Apparently God felt that, for reasons which were evident to Him but which we can only partly understand, it was better to make human beings than robots.

Robots might respond in an automatically correct way in every situation, but they would be machines, not persons. Not even God can love machines in the sense that persons can be loved.

Second, humans used freedom in such a way as to bring in evil. The Bible tells us that with the Fall, humanity's first sin, a radical change took place in the universe. Death came upon mankind (Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:2-3, Genesis 3:19). God pronounced a curse upon mankind which is represented by certain specifics: anguish in childbearing (Genesis 3:16), male domination over the wife (Genesis 3:16), toilsome labor (Genesis 3:17), and thorns and thistles (Genesis 3:18). These are probably only a sample of the actual effects upon the creation. Paul in Romans 8:22 said that the whole creation has been affected by human sin and is now in bondage to decay.

Third, back of human revolt stood Satan. In Genesis 3:1 we read that the serpent tempted Eve. Thus, an evil force was present within the creation. It was Satan's appeal which stirred within Adam and Eve the desire which led them to sin. Compare Revelation 12:9.

It is clear, then, that God did not create evil and sin. He merely provided the options necessary for human freedom. People sinned, and before that, the fallen angels, not God.

Fourth, even though evil is because of human revolt and failure, God continues to be active in redeeming people from their self-imposed evil.

Fifth, God deals with evil through judgment and wrath. This judgment can be seen in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 28:20-21; Isaiah 3:11). The wrath of God is not divine vindictiveness, but is dynamic, persistent opposition to sin (Romans 1:18). Thus, a principle of judgment upon, and annulment of, evil can be discerned at work in history and even in individual lives.

Sixth, God deals with evil through the incarnation, the cross, and the resurrection. The Bible teaches that God Himself in Jesus Christ became the victim of evil so that there might be victory over evil. It is also indicated in such passages as Colossians 1:24; Philippians 3:10; and 2 Corinthians 12:7 that the Christian can bear suffering for others and assist in God's redemptive purpose.

After all the solutions are considered, we still realize that the problem of evil is not completely solved on an intellectual level from our limited human perspective. However, on the practical and experiential level we can say with the apostle Paul that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).

John P. Newport


EVIL [ISBE]

ev'-'-l, e'-vil ra`; poneros, @kakos, @kakon):
In the Bible it is represented as moral and physical. We choose to discuss the subject under these heads. Many of the evils that come upon men have not been intended by those who suffer for them. Disease, individual and national calamity, drought, scarcity of food, may not always be charged to the account of intentional wrong. Many times the innocent suffer with, and even for, the guilty. In such cases, only physical evil is apparent. Even when the suffering has been occasioned by sin or dereliction of duty, whether the wrong is active or passive, many, perhaps the majority of those who are injured, are not accountable in any way for the ills which come upon them. Neither is God the author of moral evil. "God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man" (James 1:13).

See TEMPTATION OF CHRIST .

1. Moral Evil:

By this term we refer to wrongs done to our fellowman, where the actor is responsible for the action. The immorality may be present when the action is not possible. "But if that evil servant shall say in his heart" (Matthew 24:48-49), whether he shall smite his fellow-servants or not, the moral evil is present. See SIN, MAN OF . "All these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man" (Mark 7:21-23). The last six commandments of the Decalogue apply here (Exodus 20:12-17). To dishonor one's parents, to kill, to commit adultery, to steal, to bear false witness and to covet are moral evils. The spiritual import of these commandments will be found in Matthew 5:21-22,27-28. "But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness" (Matthew 6:23). Words and deeds are coined in the heart before the world sees or hears them (Matthew 12:34-35). The word ought or its equal may be found in all languages; hence, it is in the mind of all people as well as in our laws that for the deeds and words we do and speak, we are responsible. "Break off thy sins by righteousness" (Daniel 4:27) shows that, in God's thought, it was man's duty, and therefore within his power, to keep the commandment. "Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do well" (Isaiah 1:16 f). We cannot think of God commanding men to do what He knew they had no ability to do! God has a standing offer of pardon to all men who turn from their evil ways and do that which is right (Ezekiel 33:11-14 f). Evil begins in the least objectionable things. In Romans 1:18-23, we have Paul's view of the falling away of the Gentiles. "Knowing God" (verse 21), they were "without excuse" (verse 20), but "glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened" (verse 21). "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (verse 22). This led the way into idolatry, and that was followed by all the corruption and wrongdoing to be instigated by a heart turned away from all purity, and practiced in all the iniquity to be suggested by lust without control. Paul gives fifteen steps in the ladder on which men descend into darkness and ruin (Galatians 5:19-21). When men become evil in themselves, they necessarily become evil in thought and deed toward others. This they bring upon themselves, or give way to, till God shall give "them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting" (Romans 1:28). Those thus fallen into habits of error, we should in meekness correct, that "they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him unto his will" (2 Timothy 2:25-26).

2. Physical Evil:

Usually, in the Old Testament the Hebrew word ra` is employed to denote that which is bad. Many times the bad is physical; it may have been occasioned by the sins for which the people of the nation were responsible, or it may have come, not as a retribution, but from accident or mismanagement or causes unknown. Very many times the evil is a corrective, to cause men to forsake the wrong and accept the right. The flood was sent upon the earth because "all flesh had corrupted their way" (Genesis 6:12). This evil was to serve as a warning to those who were to live after. The ground had already been cursed for the good of Cain (Genesis 4:12). Two purposes seemed to direct the treatment: (1) to leave in the minds of Cain and his descendants the knowledge that sin brings punishment, and (2) to increase the toil that would make them a better people. God overthrew Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, cities of the plain, making them "an example unto those that should live ungodly" (2 Peter 2:6). In the Book of Isa the prophet, we find a number of "burdens": the burden of Babylon (13:1-22); the burden of Moab (15:1-9); the burden of Damascus (17:1-14); the burden of Egypt (19:1-17); the burden of the Wilderness of the Sea (21:1-10); the burden of Dumah (21:11,12); the burden upon Arabia (21:13-17); the burden of the Valley of Vision (22:1-25); the burden of Tyre (23:1-18); the burden of the Beasts of the South (30:6-14); the burden of the Weary Beast (46:1,2). These may serve as an introduction to the story of wrongdoing and physical suffering threatened and executed. Isa contains many denunciations against Israel: against the Ten Tribes for following the sin introduced by Jeroboam the son of Nebat; and the threatening against Judah and Benjamin for not heeding the warnings. Jeremiah saw the woes that were sure to come upon Judah; for declaring them, he was shut up in prison, and yet they came, and the people were carried away into Babylon. These were the evils or afflictions brought upon the nations for their persistence in sin. "I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am Yahweh, that doeth all these things" (Isaiah 45:7). These chastisements seemed grievous, and yet they yielded peaceable fruit unto them that were exercised thereby (Hebrews 12:11).

David Roberts Dungan


EVIL [Thompson Chain Reference] - see Wicked
# Activity

    * General References to
    * Proverbs 1:16
    * Proverbs 4:16
    * Proverbs 6:18
    * Isaiah 59:7
    * Micah 2:1
    * Romans 3:15
    * 1 Peter 5:8

# Alliances

    * Examples of God's people Seeking
          o 1 Kings 15:19
          o 2 Chronicles 18:1
          o 2 Chronicles 20:35
          o Isaiah 30:2
          o Isaiah 31:1
          o Jeremiah 2:25
          o Hosea 12:1
          o SEE Associations; Evil 
    * Examples of Heathen Nations Uniting in
          o Joshua 9:2
          o Joshua 10:5
          o Joshua 10:33
          o Joshua 11:5
          o Judges 3:13
          o Psalms 2:2
          o Psalms 56:6
          o Psalms 83:5
          o Micah 4:11

# Associations

    * Warnings concerning
          o Exodus 23:2
          o Exodus 23:33
          o Exodus 34:12
          o Psalms 1:1
          o Proverbs 1:15
          o Proverbs 4:14
          o Proverbs 22:24
          o Proverbs 23:6
          o Proverbs 24:1
          o 1 Corinthians 5:9
          o 1 Corinthians 5:11
          o 2 Corinthians 6:14
          o 2 John 1:10
          o SEE Separation
          o SEE Sinful 
    * Results of
          o Misery
                + Numbers 33:55
                + Judges 16:4
          o Apostasy
                + 1 Kings 11:2
          o Divine Wrath
                + 2 Chronicles 19:2
                + Ezra 9:14
                + Proverbs 13:20
          o Parental Shame
                + Proverbs 28:7
          o Denial of Christ
                + John 18:18
                + John 18:25
          o Defilement
                + 1 Corinthians 15:33
          o SEE Evil; Alliances
          o SEE Evil; Influence
          o SEE Evil
          o SEE Temptation 
    * Separation from Evil Associations, the Duty of
          o Numbers 33:51-56
          o Isaiah 52:11
          o John 15:19
          o John 17:16
          o Acts 2:40
          o 2 Corinthians 6:17
          o Ephesians 5:11
          o 2 Thessalonians 3:6
    * Pharisaic Separation Condemned
          o SEE Sanctimony
          o SEE Sinful
          o SEE Unworldliness

# Choice

    * Proverbs 1:29
    * Isaiah 65:12
    * Isaiah 66:3
    * Matthew 27:21

# Companions

    * Warnings concerning
          o Exodus 23:2
          o Exodus 23:33
          o Exodus 34:12
          o Psalms 1:1
          o Proverbs 1:15
          o Proverbs 4:14
          o Proverbs 22:24
          o Proverbs 23:6
          o Proverbs 24:1
          o 1 Corinthians 5:9
          o 1 Corinthians 5:11
          o 2 Corinthians 6:14
          o 2 John 1:10
          o SEE Separation
          o SEE Sinful 
    * Results of
          o Misery
                + Numbers 33:55
                + Judges 16:4
          o Apostasy
                + 1 Kings 11:2
          o Divine Wrath
                + 2 Chronicles 19:2
                + Ezra 9:14
                + Proverbs 13:20
          o Parental Shame
                + Proverbs 28:7
          o Denial of Christ
                + John 18:18
                + John 18:25
          o Defilement
                + 1 Corinthians 15:33
          o SEE Evil; Alliances
          o SEE Evil; Influence
          o SEE Evil
          o SEE Temptation 

# Company

    * Warnings concerning
          o Exodus 23:2
          o Exodus 23:33
          o Exodus 34:12
          o Psalms 1:1
          o Proverbs 1:15
          o Proverbs 4:14
          o Proverbs 22:24
          o Proverbs 23:6
          o Proverbs 24:1
          o 1 Corinthians 5:9
          o 1 Corinthians 5:11
          o 2 Corinthians 6:14
          o 2 John 1:10
          o SEE Separation
          o SEE Sinful 
    * Results of
          o Misery
                + Numbers 33:55
                + Judges 16:4
          o Apostasy
                + 1 Kings 11:2
          o Divine Wrath
                + 2 Chronicles 19:2
                + Ezra 9:14
                + Proverbs 13:20
          o Parental Shame
                + Proverbs 28:7
          o Denial of Christ
                + John 18:18
                + John 18:25
          o Defilement
                + 1 Corinthians 15:33
          o SEE Evil; Alliances
          o SEE Evil; Influence
          o SEE Evil
          o SEE Temptation 

# Counsel

    * Numbers 31:16
    * 1 Kings 12:10
    * 1 Kings 12:28
    * 2 Chronicles 10:10
    * 2 Chronicles 22:3
    * Job 2:9

# Deeds

    * (condemned)
    * John 7:7
    * John 8:41
    * Galatians 5:19
    * James 3:16
    * 2 Peter 2:8
    * Jude 1:15
    * SEE Sin
    * SEE Evil; Activity 

# Desire

    * Numbers 11:4
    * Proverbs 21:10
    * Proverbs 30:15
    * Habakkuk 2:5
    * Mark 4:19
    * 1 Corinthians 10:6
    * Ephesians 2:3
    * James 4:2
    * 1 John 2:16
    * SEE Lust
    * SEE Appetites
    * SEE Passions, Evil

# Devices

    * General References to
          o Psalms 36:4
          o Psalms 37:7
          o Proverbs 6:14
          o Proverbs 14:22
          o Proverbs 16:30
          o Proverbs 24:8
          o Isaiah 32:7
          o Jeremiah 18:12
          o Ezekiel 11:2
          o Micah 2:1
    * Will be Defeated
          o Esther 9:25
          o Job 5:12
          o Psalms 10:2
          o Psalms 33:10
          o Proverbs 6:18
          o Proverbs 12:2
          o SEE Wicked, The

# Doers

    * Warnings to
          o Psalms 34:16
          o Psalms 37:9
          o Psalms 94:16
          o Psalms 119:115
          o Isaiah 9:17
          o Isaiah 14:20
          o Isaiah 31:2
    * Examples of
          o Judges 2:11
          o Judges 3:7
          o Judges 4:1
          o Judges 6:1
          o Judges 10:6
          o Judges 13:1
          o 1 Kings 14:22
          o 1 Kings 15:26
          o 1 Kings 16:7
          o 2 Kings 8:27
          o 2 Kings 13:2
          o 2 Kings 14:24
          o 2 Kings 15:9
          o 2 Kings 15:28
          o 2 Kings 17:2
          o 2 Kings 21:2
          o 2 Kings 23:32
          o 2 Kings 24:9
          o Nehemiah 9:28
          o Isaiah 65:12
          o 2 Timothy 4:14
          o SEE Evil 

# Evil Example to be shunned

    * Leviticus 20:23
    * Deuteronomy 18:9
    * Proverbs 22:24
    * Proverbs 22:25
    * Ezekiel 20:18
    * Hebrews 4:11
    * Hebrews 12:15
    * 2 Peter 3:17
    * SEE Associations; Evil
    * SEE Sinful 

# Eye

    * Deuteronomy 28:54
    * Proverbs 23:6
    * Mark 7:22
    * Luke 11:34
    * SEE Uncharitableness

# Filled

    * Moral
          o Genesis 6:12
          o Isaiah 28:8
          o Jeremiah 5:28
          o Ezekiel 7:23
          o Micah 6:12
          o Matthew 23:28
          o Luke 11:39
          o Romans 1:29
    * Social
          o SEE Nation
    * in the Church
          o SEE Spiritual; Adultery 
    * in Politics
          o SEE Bribery
          o SEE Depravity
          o SEE Injustice
    * SEE Corruption

# For Evil

    * SEE Retaliation

# For Good

    * Evil for Good, the Returning of
    * Psalms 35:12
    * Psalms 38:20
    * Psalms 109:5
    * Proverbs 17:13
    * Jeremiah 18:20
    * John 10:32
    * John 15:25

# Fulness

    * ( full of evil)
    * Genesis 15:16
    * Ecclesiastes 9:3
    * Matthew 23:31
    * Matthew 23:32
    * Acts 13:10
    * Romans 1:29
    * SEE Depravity

# Generation

    * Deuteronomy 32:5
    * Proverbs 30:12
    * Matthew 3:7
    * Matthew 12:39
    * Matthew 12:45
    * Luke 9:41
    * Acts 2:40
    * SEE Wicked, The

# Heart

    * Evil, Characteristics of
    * Stubbornness
          o Ecclesiastes 8:11
    * Madness
          o Ecclesiastes 9:3
    * Depravity
          o Jeremiah 17:9
    * Extortion and excess
          o Matthew 23:25
    * Fountain-head of all evil
          o Mark 7:21
    * Source of unbelief and covetousness
          o Hebrews 3:12
          o 2 Peter 2:14
    * The Whole
    * SEE Heart
    * SEE Evil; Thoughts
    * SEE Evil 

# Imagination

    * Genesis 6:5
    * Genesis 8:21
    * Genesis 11:6
    * Deuteronomy 31:21
    * Psalms 38:12
    * Proverbs 6:18
    * Jeremiah 23:17
    * Ezekiel 8:12
    * Romans 1:21
    * SEE Evil; Heart
    * SEE Depravity

# Influence

    * Evil Influence of Unfaithful Christians
    * Romans 14:15
    * 1 Corinthians 5:6
    * 1 Corinthians 8:10
    * Galatians 5:9
    * SEE Stumbling-blocks

# Influences

    * Evil Influences emanate from the Ungodly
    * 1 Kings 11:4
    * 1 Kings 21:25
    * 2 Chronicles 21:6
    * Jeremiah 23:15
    * Mark 15:11
    * Acts 13:8
    * Romans 2:24
    * SEE Enticers
    * SEE Parental
    * SEE Associations; Evil
    * SEE Seducers
    * SEE Bringing Reproach

# Kiss

    * The Treacherous Kiss
    * 2 Samuel 15:5
    * 2 Samuel 20:9
    * Proverbs 27:6
    * Mark 14:45
    * SEE Betrayal

# Partakers of

    * 1 Corinthians 10:21
    * Ephesians 5:7
    * 2 John 1:11
    * Revelation 18:4
    * SEE Connivance

# Passions

    * Romans 1:26
    * Romans 7:5
    * Galatians 5:24
    * 1 Thessalonians 4:5
    * SEE Lust
    * SEE Flesh, The

# Put Away

    * Deuteronomy 13:5
    * Deuteronomy 17:7
    * Deuteronomy 19:19
    * Deuteronomy 21:21
    * Deuteronomy 22:21
    * Deuteronomy 24:7
    * Job 22:23
    * 1 Corinthians 5:13
    * SEE Evil 

# Roots of

    * Isaiah 5:24
    * Malachi 4:1
    * Matthew 3:10
    * Jude 1:12

# Shun

    * Job 28:28
    * Psalms 34:14
    * Psalms 97:10
    * Proverbs 4:27
    * Proverbs 14:16
    * Zechariah 7:10
    * Romans 12:9
    * 1 Corinthians 10:6
    * 1 Thessalonians 5:22
    * 1 Peter 3:11
    * SEE Sin
    * SEE Sin 

# Sowing

    * SOWING EVIL, on the part of the wicked
    * Job 4:8
    * Proverbs 6:14
    * Proverbs 16:28
    * Proverbs 22:8
    * Hosea 8:7
    * Galatians 6:8

# Speech

    * Evil Speaking
          o General References to
                + Psalms 5:9
                + Psalms 10:7
                + Psalms 36:3
                + Psalms 55:21
                + Proverbs 12:18
                + Proverbs 24:2
                + Matthew 12:34
                + Romans 3:13
                + James 3:6
          o Warnings Against
                + Ephesians 4:31
                + Titus 3:1
                + Titus 3:2
                + James 3:6
                + James 4:11
                + 1 Peter 2:1
                + 1 Peter 3:10
          o Backbiting
                + Psalms 15:3
                + Psalms 50:20
                + Psalms 101:5
                + Proverbs 25:23
                + Jeremiah 9:4
                + Romans 1:30
                + 2 Corinthians 12:20
          o Vain Talk Condemned
                + Job 11:2
                + Job 15:3
                + Proverbs 10:19
                + Proverbs 14:23
                + Proverbs 29:11
                + Ecclesiastes 5:3
                + Ecclesiastes 10:13
                + Ezekiel 36:3
                + Titus 1:10
                + SEE Babbling
          o Talebearers Condemned
                + Leviticus 19:16
                + Proverbs 11:13
                + Proverbs 17:9
                + Proverbs 18:8
                + Proverbs 20:19
                + Proverbs 26:20
                + SEE Busybodies
          o The Tongue to be Restrained
                + Psalms 34:13
                + Proverbs 13:3
                + Proverbs 21:23
                + James 1:26
                + 1 Peter 3:10
          o Evil Whispering, general references to
                + Psalms 41:7
                + Proverbs 16:28
                + Proverbs 26:22
                + Romans 1:29
                + 2 Corinthians 12:20
    * Slander
          o General References to
                + Psalms 31:13
                + Psalms 101:5
                + Proverbs 10:18
                + Proverbs 11:9
                + Jeremiah 9:4
          o Examples of
                + 2 Samuel 10:3
                + Job 1:11
                + Psalms 50:20
                + Amos 7:10
                + Luke 7:33
          o Of Christ and His Disciples
                + Matthew 9:34
                + Matthew 11:19
                + Luke 23:2
                + Acts 2:13
                + Acts 6:13
                + Acts 24:5
          o False Accusations, general references to
                + 1 Samuel 1:14
                + Nehemiah 6:7
                + Job 2:5
                + Job 22:6
                + Jeremiah 37:13
                + Matthew 5:11
                + Matthew 27:12
                + Luke 6:7
                + 1 Peter 3:16
                + SEE False; Witnesses 

# Speaking

    * Warnings Against
    * Ephesians 4:31
    * Titus 3:1
    * Titus 3:2
    * James 3:6
    * James 4:11
    * 1 Peter 2:1
    * 1 Peter 3:10

# Spirits

    * General References to
          o Matthew 12:45
          o Mark 1:26
          o Mark 5:9
          o Mark 7:30
          o Mark 9:17
          o Mark 16:9
          o Luke 10:19
          o Acts 8:7
          o Acts 19:13
          o Ephesians 6:12
          o 1 Timothy 4:1
          o James 2:19
          o Revelation 16:14
          o SEE Demoniacs
    * Cast out of Men
          o Matthew 8:32
          o Matthew 9:33
          o Matthew 15:28
          o Matthew 17:18
          o Mark 1:26
          o Mark 1:34
          o Luke 8:2
          o Acts 5:16
          o Acts 16:18
          o Acts 19:12
    * Confess Christ
          o SEE Devils
          o SEE Demoniacs

# Spirits, Destiny of

    * Matthew 8:29
    * Matthew 25:41
    * 2 Peter 2:4
    * Jude 1:6
    * Revelation 19:20
    * Revelation 20:3
    * Revelation 20:10

# Spirits, Many

    * Mark 16:9
    * Luke 8:30
    * Luke 11:26
    * Ephesians 6:12
    * SEE Evil 

# Thoughts

    * Deuteronomy 15:9
    * Psalms 64:6
    * Psalms 94:11
    * Proverbs 15:26
    * Proverbs 23:7
    * Proverbs 24:9
    * Isaiah 66:18
    * Jeremiah 4:14
    * Matthew 9:4
    * Matthew 15:19
    * SEE Evil; Heart 

# Times

    * Evil Times
    * Genesis 6:12
    * 1 Kings 19:10
    * Psalms 12:1
    * Psalms 14:1
    * Isaiah 57:1
    * Isaiah 59:14
    * Jeremiah 5:1
    * Micah 7:2
    * Ephesians 5:16
    * 2 Timothy 3:1
    * 2 Timothy 3:2
    * 2 Timothy 4:3

# To be Shunned

    * Job 28:28
    * Psalms 34:14
    * Psalms 97:10
    * Proverbs 4:27
    * Proverbs 14:16
    * Zechariah 7:10
    * Romans 12:9
    * 1 Corinthians 10:6
    * 1 Thessalonians 5:22
    * 1 Peter 3:11
    * SEE Sin
    * SEE Sin 

# Way

    * General References to
    * Proverbs 2:15
    * Proverbs 12:15
    * Proverbs 13:15
    * Proverbs 14:12
    * Proverbs 15:9
    * Isaiah 59:8
    * Matthew 7:13
    * SEE Way 

# Whispering

    * Evil Whispering, general references to
    * Psalms 41:7
    * Proverbs 16:28
    * Proverbs 26:22
    * Romans 1:29
    * 2 Corinthians 12:20

# Women

    * Evil Women
          o General References to
                + Judges 16:14
                + 1 Kings 18:4
                + 1 Kings 19:2
                + 2 Kings 11:1
                + 2 Chronicles 15:16
                + Nehemiah 13:26
                + Esther 5:14
                + Job 2:9
                + Proverbs 22:14
                + Matthew 14:6
                + SEE Harlots
          o Stir up Strife
                + Proverbs 19:13
                + Proverbs 21:9
                + Proverbs 25:24
                + Proverbs 27:15
    * Temptresses, examples of women who have enticed men to sin
          o Eve
                + Genesis 3:6
          o Delilah
                + Judges 16:6
          o Jezebel
                + 1 Kings 21:7
                + 1 Kings 21:25
          o Zeresh
                + Esther 5:14
          o Job's Wife
                + Job 2:9
                + Job 2:10
          o "Strange Women"
                + Proverbs 5:3-5
                + Ezekiel 13:18
                + Ezekiel 13:19
          o Herodias and Salome
                + Mark 6:22

# Words

    * Evil words of men
    * Vain
          o Job 16:3
    * Irritating
          o Proverbs 15:1
    * Hasty
          o Proverbs 29:20
    * Irreverent
          o Malachi 3:13
    * Enticing
          o Colossians 2:4
    * Flattering
          o 1 Thessalonians 2:5
    * Insincere
          o 2 Peter 2:3
    * Proud
          o 2 Peter 2:18
    * Malicious
          o 3 John 1:10

# Works

    * (condemned)
    * John 7:7
    * John 8:41
    * Galatians 5:19
    * James 3:16
    * 2 Peter 2:8
    * Jude 1:15
    * SEE Sin
    * SEE Evil; Activity 

# Zeal

    * MANIFESTED BY EVIL MEN in Pursuing their plans
    * Micah 7:3
    * Matthew 23:15
    * Acts 26:11
    * Galatians 1:13
    * Philippians 3:6
    * SEE Early Rising
    * SEE Persecution 

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