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mere`im; from ra`-a`; kakopoios, always plural:

Malefactors or offenders of God's law. Used generally of the ungodly, as, "Fret not thyself because of evil-doers." (Psalms 37:1). Sometimes also of personal offenders:

"He hath delivered the soul of the needy from the hand of evil-doers." (Jeremiah 20:13).


  1. 2 Samuel 3:39
    "I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too hard for me. May Yahweh reward the evildoer according to his wickedness.” (Cross Reference Bible)

  2. 1 Samuel 24:13
    As the old saying goes, 'From evildoers come evil deeds,' so my hand will not touch you. [NIV]

  3. Job 8:20
    "Surely God does not reject a blameless man or strengthen the hands of evildoers. [NIV]

  4. Job 34:8
    He keeps company with evildoers; he associates with wicked men. [NIV]

  5. Job 34:22
    There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide. [NIV]

  6. Psalms 14:4
    Will evildoers never learn— those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on the LORD ? [NIV]

  7. Psalms 14:6
    You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge. [NIV]

  8. Psalms 26:5
    I abhor the assembly of evildoers and refuse to sit with the wicked. [NIV]

  9. Psalms 36:12
    See how the evildoers lie fallen — thrown down, not able to rise! [NIV]

  10. Psalms 53:4
    Will the evildoers never learn — those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God? [NIV]

  11. Psalms 59:2
    Deliver me from evildoers and save me from bloodthirsty men. [NIV]

  12. Psalms 64:2
    Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers. [NIV]

  13. Psalms 92:7
    that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be forever destroyed. [NIV]

  14. Psalms 92:9
    For surely your enemies, O LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered. [NIV]

  15. Psalms 94:4
    They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting. [NIV]

  16. Psalms 94:16
    Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers? [NIV]

  17. Psalms 119:115
    Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God! [NIV]

  18. Psalms 125:5
    But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be upon Israel. [NIV]

  19. Psalms 141:4-5
    Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.
    Let a righteous man strike me — it is a kindness; let him rebuke me — it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers; [NIV]

  20. Psalms 141:9
    Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, from the traps set by evildoers. [NIV]

  21. Proverbs 21:15
    When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. [NIV]

  22. Isaiah 1:4
    Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him. [NIV]

  23. Isaiah 31:2
    Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster; he does not take back his words. He will rise up against the house of the wicked, against those who help evildoers. [NIV]

  24. Jeremiah 23:14
    And among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen something horrible: They commit adultery and live a lie. They strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his wickedness. They are all like Sodom to me; the people of Jerusalem are like Gomorrah." [NIV]

  25. Hosea 10:9
    "Since the days of Gibeah, you have sinned, O Israel, and there you have remained. Did not war overtake the evildoers in Gibeah? [NIV]

  26. Malachi 3:15
    But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.' [NIV]

  27. Matthew 7:23
    Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!' [NIV]

  28. Luke 13:27
    "But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!' [NIV]

  29. Luke 18:11
    The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men — robbers, evildoers, adulterers — or even like this tax collector. [NIV]

Also translated:

Psalms 101:8 -wicked of the land, workers of iniquity
Malachi 4:1 - "all the proud, and all who work wickedness"
Matthew 5:45 - evil
Luke 16:10 - dishonest
Acts 24:15 - unjust
1 Corinthians 6:1 - unrighteous
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 - unrighteous (with list plus good news following
2 Corinthians 11:13 - "false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading..."
Philippians 3:2 - dogs, evil workers, false circumcision
1 Peter 3:18 - Christ died for the unrighteous
2 Peter 2:9 - unrighteous
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